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Lil Meech Interview With 4Sho Ent 

Check out this interview with Lil Meech, son of Demetrius “Big Meech” Flenory, of the notorious Black Mafia Family.

Lil Meech currently resides in Miami, Florida with his mother whom he says home schools him.

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Catching Fire: The Tigers are not Utilitarians

In the late 1700s, Jeremy Bentham introduced the modern world to utilitarianism, a political theory organized around the “fundamental axiom” that “it is the greatest happiness of the greatest number that is the measure of right and wrong.” Bentham believed that happiness is quantifiable (unit of measurement: util) and argued that governments should legislate so as to create the greatest amount of happiness for the greatest number of people. 739 more words


Detroit: A ruined city

I’ve always thought I liked Detroit. But I now realize what I liked was the idea of Detroit.

Credit the difference to “Detroit,” a hard-hitting book published in 2013 by… 1,037 more words

Books & Literature

Photo Friday: Archival Preservation

Since it is Preservation Week, today’s Photo Friday features an image from one of the collections we have been working to stabilize. For the past few weeks my colleague, Belinda Krencicki, and I have photographed and captured metadata for the watercolor paintings, pen and pencil drawings, and pastels in the James Scripps Booth and John McLaughlin Booth Papers. 89 more words


Det News: Snyder pitches $30 million for Flint water bill refunds

According to the Detroit News: “Snyder pitches $30 million for Flint water bill refunds” (2/3/16), Governor Rick Snyder (R-MI) announced today a $30 million proposal to help Flint residents pay for their water bills. 161 more words

Governor Snyder

Flint Rapper, Jon Connor talks aftermath of water crisis.

Funny thing happened to me on my way to Flint the other day. Well not so much funny as it was interesting. We stopped in a suburban computer store, cameras in tow, to purchase a few memory cards when the cashier asked what we were going to be filming. 1,270 more words