“Weather and sex are huge factors.”
That’s the, uh, money quote from a Sports Illustrated piece about the best and worst NFL cities as perceived by free agents. Detroit fares poorly, ranking in the bottom five for NFL cities, dinged for its dysfunctional locker room but also because we’re seen as having boring nightlife. We discuss.
A second white Detroit police officer has lost his job in the wake of the release of a Snapchat video mocking a black motorist. The video showed a 23-year-old woman walking after a traffic stop with captions including “What black girl magic looks like” … and “Celebrating Black History Month.” The officers were also heard making disparaging verbal comments in the video.
President Trump has released his budget proposal for fiscal 2020, and it once again does not reflect well on the Great Lakes. Trump’s budget would slash $270 million in funding from the $300 million Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, virtually wiping it out. But the proposal doesn’t have much chance of passing.
We cover a new report from a transportation research agency that adds heft to calls for drastic measures to fix the damn roads. Specifically, it says Detroit-area drivers pay an extra $824 on average for costs that are attributable to our decrepit roads. Statewide, the average is $646.
Detroit’s Motown Museum says it has received a $1.5 million grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to broaden programming as part of its ongoing $50 million expansion campaign.
The daughter of a Funk Brother has been picked on “The Voice,” making it two women from our area that are on teams on the hit NBC show. Beth Griffith-Manley picked Kelly Clarkson over John Legend as coach for the season after impressing the judges with her rendition of Aretha Franklin’s “Until you come back to me.” Griffith-Manley is the daughter of Johnny Griffith, who was a keyboardist with the Motown label’s backing band.
And, Ridesharing service Lyft has teamed up with Budweiser’s new Non-alcoholic “Prohibition Brew” for a discount code in Metro Detroit this Saturday and Sunday. Just use promo code PROHIBITIONDTW — that’s all one word, all-caps — to get half off one ride, up to $8 off.
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