River Days is an outlet for some Detroiters

Waking up every morning not having anything on your summer agenda when your mother at work is and just overall being bored with the summer? Then hearing the carnival is coming to Detroit — and it’s free before 5 p.m. on Friday — is good news. 

This past weekend the 12th year of the Detroit River Days carnival took place. There were rides, face-painting, and many other things for the kids to enjoy. 

“Being able to see my kids laugh and play gave me so much joy. Seeing them able to run and play, just being kids is what put this big smile on my face,” Kyra Frailey, a River Days participant, said.”Especially since I am always at work now that it’s summer time.”

“Just seeing black kids being kids is awesome, the smiles on their face bring a smile to my face. Not having a worry in the world, just running around being free,” Demario Hunter, a River Days participant, said.

Suicide problem is widespread in United States

This is a map showing states with the highest suicides, according to CBS News. The southern and western states have more suicides. Each State, except Alaska is colored, and listed. You can notice that the states with the highest are next to each other. This map was made in light of the suicide rating of African American children going up.

#BlackGalsMatter movement comes to light


Malcom X once said, “the most disrespected woman in America is the black woman. The most unprotected woman in America is the black woman. The most neglected woman in America is the black woman.” The hashtag #BLACKGALSMATTER sheds light on these struggles in an effort to show there are people who care. Being a woman in America is proving to be hard.

5 things to do in downtown Detroit

There are many renovations coming to Downtown Detroit. It’s almost becoming a tourist city. Since the NBA decided to move the Pistons to downtown Detroit have been

Now all three of the sports teams are located in Downtown Detroit. There is going to be constant traffic and people Downtown. There are many new features in Detroit a lot of people that’s not from Detroit or never been to Detroit don’t know much about.

Police brutality, by the numbers

According to the Washington Post 987 people were killed by the police in 2017, and that is a lot of people. The graphic here focuses on how the police interacts with the African-American community. Both groups have a history of coexisting and not getting along. The data of the graph shows that a higher percentage of blacks killed are unarmed. However, they’re being killed more often.