The Media Landscape in Detroit: Then and Now

Recent portrait photo of Harvey Ovshinsky

The 1960s were a time of rising social tension throughout The United States. Racial conflicts and anti-Vietnam War sentiments were especially high in Detroit.

Black Lives Matter at HFC

Photo of David P. Gelios, FBI, Kalvin Harvell, HFC Sociology Instructor, and Dearborn Heights Police Chief, Lee Gavin

In April 2015, 25-year-old African American Baltimore resident Freddie Gray died from injuries sustained while in police custody.

Wayne County Faces Criticism Over Mandatory Life Sentences

Photo of jail cells.

In January of this year, the Supreme Court made retroactive a 2012 ruling striking down mandatory life sentences without parole for juveniles.

Election Guide - 2016 Ballot

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2016 Election Guide
The candidates and their stances on the issues voted most important by the HFC community.

President of the United States:

Vote for one candidate.

HFC’s American Sign Language Program Moving Forward

Hands doing the sign for I love you.

While Henry Ford College’s deaf community consists of a small number of students, interest in American Sign Language (ASL) and deaf culture has been steadily growing. Last fall semester, ASL classes 1, 2, and 3 were added to the school’s curriculum.

“We teach with our hearts”: Saving Detroit Public Schools

Buckets on desks catching leaks in a public school classroom

A small unopened box arrived from Amazon one school morning. Spain Elementary School counselors, Lakia Wilson and Samantha Hoskin, wondered what it was before indifferently cutting a line across the opening.

Lyft and Uber: The Battle for Road Domination

Photo of hand holding cell phone with Uber app on display and car with headlights on pulling up in driveway.

Two relatively new companies Uber, and Lyft, founded in 2009 and 2012 respectively, have revolutionized public transportation by offering jobs and affordable transportation alternatives.

The Horrors of Modern Day Slavery

Two young girls in jean shorts and dark sleeveless shirts with long hair covering their faces in a dark backdrop.

Personal autonomy, the ethical principle of a person’s right to control their own body, has been a guiding principle in the United States since the abolition of slavery.

Accusations of Corruption in Michigan House Primary

Though attention has been focused on the national primaries, the Democratic primary for Michigan’s 15th State House District demonstrates that local races can be just as heated.

HFC Budget Crisis: Then and Now

Monopoly style game board with items around board the names of college departments and HFC Budget with question mark cards under it.

In 2013 a major budget crises consumed Henry Ford Community College with $12M dollars in debt and was on the brink of shutting down.


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