Passage Home, and Perhaps a 3rd Life, for the Rosa Parks House in Berlin

The home that was a haven to the civil rights pioneer in the ’50s has secured a ticket back to the United States.

Mike Duggan and Coleman Young Will Face Off in Detroit’s Mayoral Election

By MONICA DAVEY August 8, 2017 Voters in Detroit on Tuesday narrowed their choices for the city’s next leader to two: Mike Duggan, the incumbent mayor who has overseen the city as it has emerged from bankruptcy, and Coleman A. Young II, the son of...

Detroit’s Mayoral Election Is a Test of Recovery and Legacy

By MONICA DAVEY August 6, 2017 DETROIT — Coleman A. Young II was settling into a diner booth with a mug of hot chocolate heaped with whipped cream when a stranger approached. “I adored your father, and I hope you’re just like him,”...

Square Feet: Factories or Runways? Municipal Airports Face Economic Pressure

July 18, 2017 Square Feet By STEVE FRIESS DETROIT — Coleman Young International Airport was once one of the nation’s busiest airports and a thriving piece of Detroit’s economy. But like so much else in the city, it festered for decades after the...

After Backing Trump, Christians Who Fled Iraq Fall Into His Dragnet

By VIVIAN YEE July 4, 2017 STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. — A few Sundays ago, federal immigration agents walked through the doors of handsome houses here in the Detroit suburbs, brushing past tearful children, stunned wives and statuettes of the Virgin Mary...