Here's 'KYBM,' a Gritty, Grooving Introduction to Your New Fave Tunde Olaniran

One of the most unnervingly multi-talented, interesting new artists working right now lives in Flint, Michigan, and works a day job at Planned Parenthood. If you’ve ever listened to Tunde Olaniran, you know what I’m saying—it sounds like you’re listening to 15 different artists flex their particular gifts at once.… »8/27/15 11:30am8/27/15 11:30am

Satanists: Discriminatory Businesses Should Have to Display Prejudices

In December, Michigan's House passed the "Religious Freedom Restoration Act," which would allow businesses with "sincerely held religious beliefs" to "act, or refuse to act" based on those beliefs. (In other words, refuse service to anyone they feel like.) Now, the state's local Satanists are proposing a modest—and… »3/16/15 5:10pm3/16/15 5:10pm

Detroit Program Seeks Private Donations to Test 11,000 Rape Kits

Building on the momentum of a new $35 million national fund for rape kit testing, Detroit's Wayne County Prosecutor's office—which discovered 11,000 untested rape kits in an abandoned storage unit five years ago—announced a new public-private partnership working to raise $10 million to fund the investigation and… »1/07/15 3:00pm1/07/15 3:00pm

Details of Abuse Surface in Investigation of Missing Detroit Boy

Remember when Nancy Grace of HLN's Nancy Grace told a father on live television that his missing son had been found in his own basement? We all had ourselves quite the WTFSMDH moment. And while Charlie Bothuell IV denied being aware of his son's whereabouts (which also escaped police searches for a while), we all… »6/28/14 3:33pm6/28/14 3:33pm

Renisha McBride's Shooter Wants a New Trial Judge, Blames Facebook

Theodore Wafer is requesting a new judge for his impending June trial in connection with the fatal shooting of Renisha McBride last year. Wafer is charged with second-degree murder, manslaughter and possession of a felony firearm after he shot McBride in the face when he found her on his porch in late one night in… »4/03/14 4:00pm4/03/14 4:00pm

Detroit Prosecutor Kym Worthy Discusses 11,000 Untested Rape Kits With Brian Williams

We've spent a fair amount of time chronicling the battle of badass Kym Worthy, the Wayne County, Michigan prosecutor who stumbled on over 11,000 untested rape kits at a former police storage warehouse back in 2009, the lack of funding Worthy was faced with even after arranging for a federal grant of one million… »2/16/13 6:00pm2/16/13 6:00pm

This Impossibly Badass Prosecutor and 'Rape Kit' Advocate Is Our New Hero

Plagued by rape fatigue? Meet Detroit prosecutor Kym Worthy, the woman who's been leading the charge to sort through more than 11,000 untested police "rape kits" since 2009. Worthy is hellbent on getting the kits, which contain evidence of rape such as semen and saliva, logged, tested, and entered into the national… »8/28/12 11:00am8/28/12 11:00am

Your Evening Cry: Brave Firefighters Rescue Dogs from a Burning House

In a recently released clip from BURN, a documentary following a year in the Detroit Fire Department, firefighters rush to save two dogs from a burning home while the distressed owner is forced to stand by. The outcome looks bleak when the dogs are finally removed from the house — both, one only a puppy, are… »6/12/12 6:55pm6/12/12 6:55pm