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Letter from Detroit

For much of the last year, the Detroit crisis, or at least the auto industry aspect of it, has returned to the American consciousness in a way not seen in decades. So it's the perfect time to launch The Detroit Blog on It's part of Time Inc.'s year-long commitment to covering the region from a house the company bought near Detroit's downtown -- an extraordinary venture, considering this is a time when many news organizations are leaving the business of original reporting. The Detroit Blog hopes to be a platform for stories about people and ideas, as well as observations of daily life, in the region.

Time Inc.'s Detroit Bureau

Time Inc.'s Detroit Bureau

I'd parachuted into Detroit for one- or two-day reporting assignments for TIME. But that's hardly enough to capture the essence of a region. When I moved here last month from Chicago, Detroit felt, in many ways, like New Orleans, my hometown, in the months following Hurricane Katrina: For starters, much of Detroit is shockingly sparse, having seen its population more than halved from a 1950s peak of nearly 2 million. Many of its downtown skyscrapers are empty. There are vast tracts of land covered with weeds, sometimes filled with the remains of a store or church or house that may have not been inhabited since the 1967 riots. You search desperately for life's fundamentals: a café serving a decent cup of coffee, a store selling a fresh green apple. There are, of course, other similarities between Detroit and New Orleans: The French were among both cities' earliest colonizers. Both cities played vital roles in the nation's economic and cultural development. Both are examples of American failure, but also of platforms of potential. Detroiters I've met in recent weeks have been surprisingly optimistic about the region, despite the grim statistics not worth repeating here. Nearly everyone wants to show “the other side” of life here. The meaning of that depends on who's speaking. For some, “the other side” means proving to the nation, and the world, that a middle-class urban existence is possible here – never mind the security consciousness one might expect from similarly positioned residents of Johannesburg, or Rio. For others, “the other side” means showing that brand Detroit is thriving in its suburbs – never mind that the urban crisis is spreading quickly. So the region is a great laboratory for studying American society, politics and business.

Our goal here on The Detroit Blog isn't to rehash clichéd stories about the region's problems. Some of that's unavoidable. But we're more interested in exploring key questions, like: What will it take for Detroit, and the region, to rebound? And who's developing the ideas that are best positioned to make that turnaround succeed? Let us know what you think. And stay tuned.

Now, back to reporting.

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  • 51

    Thank you Time for investing time and money into Detroit. I believe in Detroit. I currently live in Atlanta and wake up sad on a daily basis because I am raising my kids away from family. I want my children to be their with all of their cousins, aunts, and grandparents creating wonderful memories like I had. I take them home as often as possible but long for the day when we can just move back! As an educator, my prayer is that you spend some time going in-depth into the Detroit school system. A great educational system is most important to a successful city and I know with much planning and action Detroit schools can be a world class system. I am a science writer as well as an educator and my first science novel is based on a high school student at the historic and wonderful Cass Technical High School in downtown Detroit who succeeds in science despite her life drama. I believe if science is taught to inner city students in a way that they can relate to they would definitely understand it better. Please feel free to check out my website at

  • 52

    Thank you for focusing on Detroit...a city that has enriched so many (Barry Gordey and a parade of Auto barons and CEO's) only to be abandoned by them.

    Please focus one of your upcoming issues on how great the new crop of American made cars are,,,,let's start buying them again. This would enable Detroit to rise from the ashes.

  • 53

    This does not look to be a "typical" house in the City of Detroit...

  • 54

    Perhaps the next time I visit my hometown of Detroit and drive around my old high school, the City Airport ( should be renamed that and not it's current name), my old neighborhood, my old hang outs on Gratiot & Connor Ave., downtown, or the cemetery where my grandparents are buried I won't have to be afraid of getting carjacked or worse yet mugged or shot. My utmost support goes out to all who are involved in the uprising of a great and wonderful city.

  • 55

    As troubled as the last four decades have been, it is short-sighted to believe Detroit's problems began with the 1967 riots. A close reading of history shows they are rooted in the beginnings of the auto industry a half-century earlier, the high wages that perpetuated generations of poorly educated immigrants cloistered in relatively segregated ethnic communities, and the lack of educational and social progress they spawned.

    In every decade of the U.S. Census of the 1900s, not only the City of Detroit but the entire five- and seven-county metropolitan areas had the LOWEST high school and college graduation rates of every one of the 35 largest metropolitan areas in the country -- and yet Detroit became the richest metropolitan area during the century. For parents that aspire to have more for their children than they had for themselves, this foundational soil forms a rotten intellectual core that it is hard from which to recover.

    Add the racial riots of the 1940s, 1967, and the dislocation Time writes about this week and then you may begin to get some perspective on the true underlying historical problem. But there's an ignorant white immigrant core beneath it and that precedes it that history -- and reporting -- too often conveniently ignores.

  • 56

    I think it's amazing that in the entire print edition of the first Detroit project issue, there were zero Detroit or Michigan based advertisers. I have yet to look at the digital version of this project - perhaps the Big 3 feel their dollars are better spent online (which they are). But seeing absolutely no presence from Detroit companies in this Detroit-focused edit was interesting and very telling about advertising climate in Michigan. Maybe Time should have offered these advertisers space in the book or a sponsorship of the edit at a discounted rate. Maybe they did....

  • 57

    "As a story, Detroit has been misunderstood, underreported, stereotyped, avoided and exploited for decades. To get it right, we decided to become stakeholders" (John Huey -Time's Editor-in-chief)
    I was blown away by John Huey's article on Detroit. He said things I didn't think anyone else outside this area (except ex Detroiters) ever thought of. Although I am always skeptical of opinions of outsiders (for lack of a better word) this adventure of Time's seems genuine and honest, and I sense they truly want to help. They have informed their readers that Detroit (Detroit!) matters enough to warrant a year's worth of stories. That, in my opinion, is really going out on a limb, for I think the rest of the country wouldn't mind if we simply vanished into the abyss.
    The recent "recession" proved that. This area has been in one for quite some time (six years?) but it was only when the banks fell and the whole country went sliding downhill with them that people joined us. The problem was that we were scraping bottom to begin with and now have become the weak link in the chain. So what do we do with the weak link? We cut it out, that's what. Do people not realize that if you kill the auto companies, you kill a city? Does that not matter?
    What happened to New Orleans was horrible, people were dying, and it was not their fault. Why is it then that the same is happening here, minus the water and the evening news, and it is no big deal?
    I'm positive there will be angry readers and many complaints against Time for thinking Detroit deserves any ink in their magazine. They will wonder why we matter, and why Time cares. I do not understand that, and never will. We are all connected.
    I for one am blessed that I live in Detroit, it is a city filled with wonders. There is a line in a U2 song that says, in part "....a place that has to be believed to be seen".
    I'm glad Time can see us.

  • 58

    I was very impressed with John Huey's article and by the fact that Time has chosen to devote attention to a city full of stories. Huey's article fearlessly pointed out the problems, their extent and their causes, but just as fearlessly pointed out the positive things Detroit can still offer.
    I strongly suggest that you visit Historic Fort Wayne if you haven't already. I visited it for the first time a few weeks ago and it's still on my mind. It's like a microcosm of the city. A grand place filled with history, once vital to the economy of the region, now shut down, falling apart and largely forgotten.

  • 59

    I grew up in Detroit and remember when it was a vibrant, prosperous city. It has now turned into a cesspool of violence, corruption and decay mainly because of the refusal of African Americans to make good choices. Look at the politicians they have elected in Detroit, Coleman Young being the most vindictive, corrupt of them all. There are many other examples. The school system is a shame and mass produces unemployable students as fast as the auto industry used to produce cars. The city itself chases profitable businesses away with an inefficient, corrupt and bloated bureaucracy. The city is no longer prosperous and is a parasite upon productive elements of society. To pump more money into the city is like pumping blood from a healthy body into a dead body. Some blame can be put upon economic conditions, but the decay of Detroit started way before the current economic downturn. The symbol of Detroit is now a hand extended with a motto of "Gimme Me!" Detroit has had every chance to revitalize itself but has refused to do so, promoting instead a dependency upon welfare and handouts.

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      jesus christ. you, cruddycat, have reached a new level in the field of talking out of your ass. Detroit has been rejected and isolated not only by its neighbors, but as a part of these United States. If the city received anything, anything at all, from anyone, my mother wouldn't have to work without a paycheck for the next three months to do none other than run a non-pofit community developement organization within the city. We recieve no assistance, none whatsoever, for the simple fact that no one cares. Sure, the auto industries were bailed out and still persist in begging for more, but i can assure you that said industries are not the sole representatives of the city, if they are at all. We are much more than that. The work ethic and dignity of each individual within the city is far too great to be characterized in a manner of such degredation. I am fourteen years old and have lived just east of woodward my entire life, and i can say honestly that you, my friend, should put down your reading glasses, throw away whatever shit newspaper you're reading, leave your cookie-cutter suburb (i know it's scary, but you can do it),and get an actual sense of what you're talking about the next time you talk about it. Christ, you're no different than any of them. You think you have a right to judge the city because you lived here 300 years ago, so now you can spout whatever bullshit you heard on the news the other night while sipping your coffee by the fire. You don't know anything. You have no idea of the vibrancy of this city, or what it is capable of. Nostalgia is irrelevant and leaves you with no credibility to write what you have posted. Finally, although i am aware that i am responding to you a month too late, i await your response eagerly. Please, don't dissappoint me.

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  • 61

    Welcome to Detroit. I'll be looking forward to reading your impressions of Detroit as you dig deeper into the city. I hope you'll consider the perspectives of Detroit's youth, through their own eyes and in their own words. Go here to read poems from Detroit Public School students:

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  • 68

    The Minnesota Twins went an outstanding 14-4 in the eighteen games immediately before the playoff game, with three of those four losses handed to them by the Tigers, yet the media paints it as a Detroit collapse? WTF?? Not only does it do an injustice to Detroit but it also fails to give credit to the Twins stellar season ending performance.

    Why Is it seemingly inbred in so much of the national media to negatively depict Detroit whenever possible?

    btw here are two more organizations you should check out:

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    The Minnesota Twins went an outstanding 14-4 in the eighteen games immediately before the playoff game, with three of those four losses handed to them by the Tigers, yet the media paints it as a Detroit collapse? WTF?? Not only does it do an injustice to Detroit but it also fails to give credit to the Twins stellar season ending performance.

    Why Is it seemingly inbred in so much of the national media to negatively depict Detroit whenever possible?

    btw here are two more organizations you should check out:

    The first is larger:

  • 70

    Reading some of the comments (many of which are better than the articles, and it seems those are by Detroiters), I'm lead to think about the recent articles about how some oil rich nations are not better off because of easy money (Someone has compared Norway, which is using oil money wisely, to Nigeria, where is leads to corruption, in another article I've read about freedom in Russia being inversly proportional to the price of oil).

    I never thought of the auto industry 'easy money' in the same way and easy oil money, but now I think it's an interesting idea. I hope someone at Time takes up the idea.

  • 71

    Steven, I was elated to see your first appearance with "Am I Right" on PBS Channel 56 with Nolan Finley & Debbie Dingle. Allow me to introduce myself. I'm a freelance journalist/publisher in Metro Detroit. I have been writting for the last 6 yrs just hoping and begging for someone out of Wahsington or NY to come and take a more "Organic/Intrinsic" circumpheral approach to reporting in the area. I would like to formally invite you to a Black Tie where you will have access to Gov. Grantholm, L Brooks Patterson & Mayor Bing.
    It would be an honor to show you the ropes and offer
    as I said, an "orgainic" approach prommenading through some of the cities using public transportation.
    Contact me at your earliest convenience so I may secure the necessary press credentials. Look me up
    as Claudette de la Haye, Oak Park, MI. I will have a pass/triva code for you to ensure the integrity of my contact with you. Best time to reach me is early morning. Do you think I woulld be so green around the edges to let Debbie Dingle monopolize your time here in Detroit? Wishing you the very best. Cheers!!

  • 72

    You know how they say, "Keep your friends close but, your enemies closer." Your arrival in Detroit compared with other journalists from WDIV, WXYZ, FOX2 Detroit & PBS 56 has had and, is going bring out some microcosmic defensive filter of "faux journalistic neighborhood embarrassment." Many of our so called renowned journalists like Chuck Stokes, Devin Scillion, Diana Lewis, Carmen Harlen, Emery King, Al Allen, Huel Perkins and others are reduced trembling with terror.

    Yep! When you become the so called spokes person or commentator of a news outlet and are reduced to some cheque token gift bearer minus a tiara, tutu and wand and Time Magazine shows up on your own turf then, you should really be ASHAMED of yourself. It is these very same news outlets and journalists in Detroit that have filtered out just how really economically egregious things are in Detroit. It would take 35K people lined up at Cobo last week trying to get 15M in federal aid fighting, pushing and passing out to bring national attention to the city.

    Detroit has 28% Unemployment and politicians/wives want to go on business as usual covering up or refocusing on their so called Positively Parade. Lets face it. Its time for the nepotism of my fellow colleagues in journalism to stop! Hell yeah! Give Time Magazine the axe and let have ago at it. Business men and these conferences are just spinning their wheels networking for their own acclaimed selfish purposes while, executives consider their next career move to jump out of the proverbial Automotive Pan of Fire so that, they can ride out this disaster in relative comfort irreverent to the suffering of others. I know who you all are because I see you at the black ties across Metro Detroit.

    Yep! Its a boon doggle business of hucksters here in the sub-burbs as well. Everyone one in some fashion has had their pockets or fortunes picked off. Insurance Co's raised their rates, banks foreclosed on homes, Housing values reduced in Oak Park & Southfield from 66%-80%, 401K's look more like 201K's, bailout of banks, GM & Chrysler Bankrupt and Michigan is reduced to it's knees begging. People like me have been reduced to 5-6yrs of unemployment, almost homeless wondering where the next meal is coming from. Bus fares just went up by 75 cents for a transfer on SMART and routes reduced all over the region.

    God! What next a flaming "RIOT" One third of our land mass in Detroit is empty. Crime on the rise and the churches, shamelessly running their cultured charitable seasonal begging in service and an admonished "DISS-SERVICE" to the community. Go to 7 Mile and Schafer 2nd service 11.30am you will be mortified and go to the first timers Visitors Lounge afterwards.

    Greater Emanuel at 7 Mile & Schafer asks for a tide then, Love Gift for Minister's Anniversary 25 yrs, then tide for Deacons and oh yeah and one more tide just for good luck paraded out on the steps of the auditorium. Who the hell are these people anyways? Quintessentially there is a lack of credulity right the way across the board here in Michigan. Michael Moore has the best handle on things and has been quite objective. What ever people are left in the economy working in Michigan on clearly on the defensive.

    Nowadays, you can't even sit at the table and eat your dinner in peace without some son of a basket weaver trying to take the food off your fork - let alone the plate before you eat it. Throw up three screens on Sunday and watch the political debates from 10am until 1pm and you will see what I mean by the lack of journalism here in Detroit.

    I hope Time Magazine gives everyone a good run for their money along with the so called Illitch Family and the business gentry hanging out at the Detroit Athletic's Club. Don't tell me that you don't wake up with skid marks in the seat of your pants everyday.

    Wake up Detroit and smell the coffee. I warned all of you back in SBXL (Superbowl 40) Nobody wanted to listen to me so, "Can you hear me now?" This is not just a cry for help in Michigan but, the nation and everyone is going to have to fight for their dinner. And for all you media outlets in Michigan quit sucking up to Steven Gray. You all wish you had his job. So, stop trying pick off any association with him and let Time Magazine do its job.

    "TIME in Detroit" is a good thing and now everyone has to change their style or get their arses kicked especially, if your hiding in your office at the Detroit Visitors & Convention Bureau so please, Mr Alexander no cowering behind your desk.

    And as for the banks. Go back to the Inaugural Edition 2007 of "Who's who in Black Detroit." All you financier and business men, 5/3RD Bank, NBD, Comerica Bank, Key Bank, National City Bank, Charter One Bank who ripped off the citizens of SW Michigan where are you now? The pictures never lie and oh the tireless phrase, "Relationship Banking." Your only means was to line your pockets and run breaking the backs of poor folk. That was some hell of a relationship.

    Yes folks the party is indeed over and your biggest cheer leader Kwame Kilpatrick (who loved to party) is in Dallas, TX. While us simple folk are left behind with nothing. We don't even have credit or jobs to save our lives. I hope you are all satisfied with destroying any hope of financial recovery for the next decade...

    And those poor unions this is the sacrifice you make; cut wages, reduced healthcare and this mess wasn't your fault. What are we all going to do? It's every man for himself. I'm hungry too so let me go find something to eat.

    Good luck!!!

  • 73

    Thank god for Sahara Restaurant, Oak Park and Mamma Masouda for feeding a poor wretch like me.

    Now! I can officially DISS the dirt on all those Financiers of Detroit 1990-2009. Firstly, my disclaimer, I have either worked directly for these individuals or interviewed them as a journalist so, either way you all get what you deserved. I owe none of you anything whatsoever and there is no loyalty among thieves.

    National Bank of Detroit (NBD) Yes! Those high fluting Black Bank Executives aka Bank One and Chase Manhattan. These black executives usually middle class, graduates from Moorehouse solely operated on the growing Metro Detroit Black Middle Classes of homeowners under the premises of "Refinancing" with the intent of maintaining their own provisional personal status of lifestyle, Aubrey Lee Jr quietly lead the pack and retired comfortably in Bloomfied Hills next door to Isaiah Thomas of the Pistons (1990-1995).with millions.

    Now, these former black bankers are also past and present members of "The Black Bankers League" of Detroit commonly found giving out invites to Fish Fries for the Lou Rawls, United Negro College Fund where, apparently, "A mind is a terrible thing to waste." These are some of the most ruthless and selfish bunch of bankers who cared about nobody but themselves who married the most insecure of wives. Yes! I know who you all are. These black executives can be found complete with mug shot to boot in the 2007 Inaugural Edition, Who's Who in Black Detroit.

    Back in the 1990 - 2005 we get World Wide Financial Services aka Loan Giant handled the sub-prime Market; Andy Jacob, Co-Owner (rumored to have killed himself), Co-Owner, Jack Wolfe & Co-Owner, Howard Babcock, another bunch of financial cockroaches who helped develop the premise and mantra ,"Your home 'refi' is like an ATM Machine and ,their customer's refinanced every 3-4 yrs based on a false premise to get a better banking deal/interest rate when, all they did was just transaction in loans to get commissions. Worldwide Financial, 555 Old Woodward, Birmingham, MI preyed on affluent middle class whites from Royal Oak, Birmingham, Bloomfield and the entire SE-SW Michigan Region and this beleaguered business halted after relocating to Southfield and cease to continue 2005.Where are these boys of summer? Meantime, Rock Financial and Quicken Loans pick up the slack where Loan Giant left off..

    Meanwhile, 1996- 2009 across town at 13 Mile Telegraph, Bingham Farms, MI you had David Hall at Rock Financial and little Paramount Bank. Owners; Jeffrey Sugg & Thomas Purther were duking it against each other. You see Jeff & Tom used to work for Rock Financial & David Hall didn't want them competing in the same market. Jeff & Tom built their empire in the same sub-prime market just so they could get famous and laid! Oh those were the days in Birmingham. David Hall, Rock Financial moved to Northwestern Highway, Farmington Hills as did Paramount Bank aka Paramount Bancorp.

    When, Rock Financial conducted its boiler room tactics of training staff for a whole year. Not letting staff out for 12 hours at a time keeping them inhouse providing laundry, carwash, cafateria, childcare valet services with no breaks and no access to cell phones, internet services on the premises was just jaw dropping to listen to from a former person interviewed.

    business with Rock Financial & Quicken Loans of Cleveland, OH early March 2009 came to alleged fists came to blows at a bar mitzvah with David Hall and Dan Gilbert at the Townsend Hotel, Birmingham. Quicken Loans who fired David Hall, Rock Financial for so called fraud, commisions and bad blood. Needless to say the Owner of Quicken Dan Gilbert and David Hall were beating the crap out of each or having bad words with each other had little regard for ripping off SE-SW Michigan homeowners on sub-prime loans to get commissions. Yes. The above have handsomely contributed to refinancing using arms, sub-prime loan mess have destroyed hundreds of thousands of lives in Michigan.

    Quicken Loans will relocated from Livonia to the Compuware building on Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI in 2010. The billions of dollars in commissions that have been made by these financial institutes were just ludicrous. How do all of you men sleep at night? Detroit isn't worth shit to itself because of all of you. And especially, to all those white Jewish Guys and African American Bankers in the sub-burbs! You all deserve a grave at the edge of the cemetery for the way how you treated homeowners, your neighbors and friends from 1990-2009.

    Damn! I could spit. And there you have it my storey and my opinion. Go to and conduct your business 'entity name search'. You will find all the culprits named. This is more like the "Financial Hall of Shame." I hate to tell you Steve Gray you won't find a more comprehenisve storey/collage put together like this.

    Do as you wish! But I thank you for the opportunity to blog with you and others. The information I have rendered is certainly disturbing and an eye-opener -I'm sure! There other players out there like Old Kent Bank and Flagstar Bank you're no angle.

    Meanwhile, my fellow news reporters 2, 4,7, Fox2 and PBS Detroit stood idle by and said nothing. Why? Because they were getting advertising revenue from the very same lending/finacial insiitutes. This is why Detroit local media is not to be trusted and TIME Magazine needs to do its job. God willing a better one.

    All the best!

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    I am a disabled father living off of or not living off of 200 dollars a month after child support is taken out of my disabilty. I feel very strongly that this is a major issue in Detroit as well as the rest of our nation.

    It is nearing 2010 and an ongoing and outgrowing problem is tearing our families, our people, our cultures, our nation apart. The problem is ignored by politicians, media, and even religious leaders. Where are our fathers, I am not talking about the baby daddies, the sperm donors, and the moniker I truly hate the deadbeat dads. When did a struggling father become the target for contempt? If it has always been so when does it stop? A Mother who cannot afford to take care of her children receives assistance from our government. A father who cannot afford to take care of his children receives a garnishment of his wages. A Mother who cannot afford to take care of her children receives free schooling. A father who cannot afford to take care of his children receives a felony. A Mother who cannot afford to take care of her children receives free food. A father who cannot afford to take care of his children receives jail time. The scariest thing about this is everyone ignores it like it's ok.
    Politicians who have addressed this issue in their own way are looking to find cheaper ways to lock fathers up who cannot afford to take care of their children. In an interview given by Wayne count Sherriff Benny Napolean to the Michigan Chronicles he states “he wants to use more sensible and cost effective tools to the child support battle that ensures that the means are created for parents to be responsible to their children.”. He goes on to say “he is going to push for those who owe child support to be placed under house arrest/monitoring”. Is this really a sensible solution? Is this the best we can do to help our children? Is this the best we can do to help our fathers? Is this the best we can come up with to reduce the burden felt by taxpayers?
    Even the fathers who are out here have been made to believe this is ok. Let us not forget about the mothers, the mothers who use the child support system like weapon to get back at men who have wronged them. They support the system of course but their children, their sons will grow up with this same tainted system in place.
    There are ways to get the system right but no one wants to fix it. The media will not cover it, because it is of no interest to their readers and viewers. Politicians will not tackle it, because there are far more women voting then men. This especially holds true in minority households. Religious leaders will not address it, their congregations are predominantly women. It is not directly beneficial to anyone to any group but fathers to get the state of child support and the laws governing child support changed. When are the fathers going to step up? When are the real parents going to step up, because your children will grow up in this same system.

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