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theGRIO REPORT - The Lions are 3-0 for the first time 1980, when they started 4-0. They are generating legitimate talk of making the playoffs for the first time since 1999...
theGRIO REPORT - It was a city that was integral to the birth of the auto industry. It fell quicker and harder than any other Midwestern city...
theGRIO REPORT - Ohio's unemployment rate is at 9.1 percent as of August. Combine that with the high poverty rate, and there is a massive problem...

theGRIO REPORT - Derrick Miller, the chief administrative officer to disgraced former mayor, received $568,000 in connection with a $117 million deal financed by the city's pension fund...
theGRIO REPORT - Disgraced former Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick held court on a variety of subjects on Tuesday night, including his political future, as he promoted his new book...
theGRIO REPORT - The biggest problem the president is facing is not whether people will switch sides. It's whether people will turnout for him again...

theGRIO REPORT - The money to pay these felons came from a $750 million-a-year subsidy program that helps over 150,000 poor families throughout the state of Illinois...
OPINION - For there to be any chance for us, or any urban area with a violent history, to shake this, there needs to be cooperation between the authorities and the citizens...
From TheGRIO -- Just 3 percent of Detroit's fourth graders and 4 percent of eighth graders meet national math standards. The often-disputed high school graduation rate was as low as 25 percent in 2007, by far the worst in the country...