8 Mile DVD starring rapper Eminen

8 Mile (2002) – Full Screen Edition w/ Bonus features $9.99 See All DVDs, Books & Magazines A rap version of “Saturday Night Fever.” B-Rabbit, a wannabe rapper from the wrong side of Detroit’s 8 Mile, has problems: he dumps his girlfriend when she tells him she’s pregnant; to save money to make a demo […]

Rollin: The Fall of the Auto Industry and the Rise of the Drug Economy in Detroit

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Rollin DVD: The Fall of the Auto Industry and the Rise of the Drug Economy in Detroit $9.99 See All DVDs, Books & Magazines It may be difficult to believe in the early 21st Century, but Detroit, Michigan – “The Motor City” – once reigned as one of the most thriving and economically healthy metropolises […]

Gang slaying has police, residents concerned

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By:  Michael P. McConnell (Daily Tribune) January 13, 2010 FERNDALE — The city’s first gang slaying has residents and police concerned about future gang activity in Ferndale, said Police Chief Michael Kitchen. “This fatal shooting was a wake-up call for us and the residents to be on guard against gang behavior,” Kitchen said of last […]

The 5 Worst Cities for Urban Youth

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by R. L. Donovan (Scoop Daily) November 14, 2009 In its commitment to calling attention to the Obama Administration’s continued neglect of urban America, ScoopDaily has compiled a list of the 5 worst cities for urban youth. Particular attention is paid to high-school graduation rates, infant mortality rates, unemployment rates, juvenile justice incarceration, and the […]

‘Gangs … become their church': Girl gangs just as deadly and largely ignored, expert

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by Laura Angus (Flint Journal) October 31, 2009 They are less organized and more obscure — but potentially deadly gangs nonetheless. Members are being recruited from Flint streets and they operate as a social and sometimes criminal network. The only difference? Their members are girls. Gina Nyovane has felt the effects of girl violence firsthand. […]

Godwin Heights Public School wants to “remove” student for “gang activity”

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Does a student at a local public school in Gran Rapids, Michigan deserve to be “removed”? By Alex A. Alonso (Streetgangs.com) October 20, 2009 Administrators from the Godwin Heights Public School district in Grand Rapids, Michigan are trying to “remove” a student from one of their schools for perceived gang activity. The unknown student has […]