DETROIT — On a cloudy Sunday afternoon, Janet Webster Jones, a lifelong Detroiter and owner of Source Booksellers, recalls a time when black Detroit residents were unable to invest in their own city. “Detroit went through a period where outside investors would not come to Detroit for reasons of race and fear of a place where people don’t look like them,” explained Jones. “And the banks wouldn’t give any money to the black and brown Detroiters who wanted to invest in the city.”
Jones felt that this had to do with representation in the bank system. “There was a time when we had absolutely no bank tellers of color,” she recalled.
XI’AN, China — Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram are something most people need every day in the United States; people share stories, opinions, and different voices. However, in China, these social medias are all banned by the Chinese censorship, known as “The Great Fire Wall.”
Most of the people only use WeChat, Weibo such social media, which are mostly only used in China to connect with each other and share their voices. During the 2016 World Internet Conference in Wuzhen, China, the current Chinese Chairman Jinping Xi represents the willingness of working with the international community and claimed the goal of the future network.
DETROIT — Unfortunately, with big cities comes big issues. A large one the city of Detroit, Michigan faces is homelessness. According to Homeless Action Network of Detroit (HAND) in the year 2015, 16,040 people were counted homeless in Detroit, Highland Park and Hamtramck.
Every city has its stakeholders – men, women and children who want to see the community grow, businesses thrive, education improve and popularity skyrocket. The collective viewpoint of these individuals in the City of Lansing could determine the future of Michigan’s capital city. Ariniko O’Meara – Vice President of the REO Town Commercial Association
Ariniko O’Meara is no stranger to the Lansing area.