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Can healthy trees help cities fight crime?

Can healthy trees help cities fight crime?

Graceful elm trees once lined the streets of Detroit, forming vaulted tunnels of shade through most neighborhoods. But that all changed when the Dutch elm beetle arrived in the United States in 1930 and pretty much wiped out most of Detroit’s tree canopy by 1980.

The next major devastation to the city’s tree canopy occurred a

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  • Written by The Michigan Chronicle
  • Category: Detroit

Crime in the black community: Enough Already!

Crime in the black community: Enough Already!

The loss of a life to senseless acts of violence is hard to cope with, but it is exceptionally hard when we have to own up to our own culpability. black on black violence has become our community’s ill-hidden dirty little secret.

Of the 386 criminal homicides in Detroit reported in 2012, 88 percent were committed within our own homes.
Our silence

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  • Written by The Michigan Chronicle
  • Category: Detroit

Halting Homicide

Halting Homicide

Stop the blame game. That’s the message of Luther Keith, the executive director of ARISE Detroit, a 400-member neighborhood advocacy organization.

“Despite the many marches, various protests and prayer vigils surrounding the issue of community homicide and violence — it persists, seemingly unabated by our actions,” says Keith.

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  • Written by The Michigan Chronicle
  • Category: Detroit

Michigan Economic Development Corporation invests in Chugga's bakery expansion

Michigan Economic Development Corporation invests in Chugga's bakery expansion

Ruth Bell’s story began when a retired schoolteacher taught her how to bake as a child. What started as a casual side business has grown into a full-time commitment to keep up with demand at Chugga’s Main Street Bakery, which she has owned and operated for more than 10 years.

Customers line up early to grab Chugga’s homemade rolls and jalepeno c

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  • Written by The Michigan Chronicle
  • Category: Detroit