John Conyers, longest serving U.S. black congressman, dies at 90

World / Politics Oct 28, 2019

John Conyers, longest serving U.S. black congressman, dies at 90

Former U.S. Rep. John Conyers, one of the longest-serving members of Congress whose resolutely liberal stance on civil rights made him a political institution in Washington and back home in Detroit despite several scandals, has died. He was 90. Conyers, among the high-profile politicians topped ...

Bernie Sanders denounces 'greed' of American drug companies

Business Jul 29, 2019

Bernie Sanders denounces 'greed' of American drug companies

Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders accused American pharmaceutical companies Sunday of letting diabetic patients die out of "greed," after he accompanied a group of Americans to Canada to buy insulin. Sanders joined the group, which took a bus from Detroit to Windsor, Ontario, to restock on ...

Japan can learn a lot from Detroit's recovery efforts

National Aug 7, 2018

Japan can learn a lot from Detroit's recovery efforts

by Minyoung Park

Five years after Detroit filed the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history, the city is starting to recover economically through efforts to fill vacant homes and rebuild the once-desolate downtown. Japan, witnessing depopulation on a massive scale due to its aging society and low birthrate, ...