#ISNAstories: Understanding the Line Between Faith and Culture in the U.S.

  Last month over 15,000 people attended the 51st Annual Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) Convention in Detroit’s Cobo Center. The event included a keynote address from President Jimmy Carter, an art gallery featuring Muslim artists, and a number of discussions surrounding this year’s theme - "GenerationsRise: Elevating Muslim American Culture."    WDET worked with local..

Youth Poet on the Strength and Frustration of “Detroit”

In our continuing series “Inheriting Detroit," which looks at aspects of life in Detroit through the eyes of youth poets, Terrell Morrow from the InsideOut Literary Arts Project shares this poem about his hometown.    "Detroit" by Terrell Morrow  Motown tune harboring,  Automobile industrial base vicarious drive,  Downtown city lighting life-giver of struggling spirit,  Red-winged-angel-singing city I..

Youth Poet Celebrates a “Sacred Woman”

This Sunday is Mother's Day. Motherhood is particularly significant in the city of Detroit, where about 60 percent of households with children are headed by a single woman. As part of WDET’s new series looking at life in Detroit as seen through the eyes of local youth poets, we hear from high school junior Arzelia Williams. She..

Biden Says Nation Bet on Autoworkers and Won

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden says Detroit’s auto industry is healthy again, years after a federal bailout helped save car companies from financial ruin. Biden says the Obama Administration "bet on the American worker," and the gamble paid off. He made the remarks before taking a tour of the North American International Auto Show. WDET’s..