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2018 season

October 9, 2018 by Isaiah Eatmon (Register to contact)

Isaiah Watts the quarter back from Osborne threw two touchdown passes to win there homecoming game 16-6

Check out my New Drama Series on Youtube called PREY

December 19, 2016 by Marvin Muhammad (Register to contact)

Marvin Muhammad, Osborn High graduate of 1989, is currently writing and producing a new Detroit Based drama series called PREY on's a link to episode 1:

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Slideshow: See the sorry state of Osborn High School in Detroit  Bridge Michigan

Broken windows, crumbling ceiling tiles and faulty heating system. That's life on Detroit's east side, and the condition of it and other school could hinder the city's ...

As Michigan school librarians disappear, this program allows teachers to fill in  Chalkbeat New York

Amid a sharp decline in the number of Michigan school librarians, a new program was started this summer to use teachers to help fill those roles.

Teenager shot near Osborn High School on Detroit's east side, police say  WDIV ClickOnDetroit

Detroit police said a teenager has been shot near Osborn High School on the city's east side.

Closing Detroit's Osborn High would hurt community, kids and others say  Detroit Free Press

Students at Osborn High School in Detroit said they would miss their school -- and believed things were on the upswing.

Look what's happening in, around Osborn High School on Detroit's east side  Crain's Detroit Business

More than 12000 volunteers from more than 250 business partners — including 3700 volunteers from General Motors Co. — are involved in a $5 million project ...

Detroit's decrepit schools could stall city comeback. Does Lansing care?  Bridge Michigan

Detroit gets a credit upgrade, but analysts and experts warn that a $1.4 billion school maintenance bill will explode into a crisis unless lawmakers take action.

'Is this really a school?' Desperate for education, Detroit students pin hope on lawsuit  USA TODAY

One student said his Detroit high school reminded him of a state prison. Why some students think the courts offer their last hope for better schools.

At stake in school closings: Tens of millions of dollars spent on recent improvements to targeted Detroit schools  Chalkbeat Colorado

Schools have received tens of millions of dollars from taxpayers, corporate donors or community *service* organizations in recent years could soon be left vacant.

Rapper J.Jackson on why Detroit is still home  Detroit Metro Times

J.Jackson, a rapper and Detroit native, meets us at downtown's Julian Madison Building dressed in light denim jeans, a dusty peach bomber jacket, and a...

Quicken Loans, other organizations take on Detroit high school interns through national nonprofit  Crain's Detroit Business

The Quicken Loans Community Fund is anchoring a new internship program for high school seniors in Detroit. Detroit billionaire Dan Gilbert's Rock Family of ...

Detroit parents angry, heartbroken over possible school closures  Detroit Free Press

Twenty-five Detroit schools are on the list - 16 of them are in the city's public school district.

A year after crisis point, Detroit schools face different kind of turmoil  Michigan Radio

Lansing spent $617 million last year to keep the Detroit Public Schools alive. That solved the district's massive debt problem, but it didn't start to.

‘Access to Literacy’ Is Not a Constitutional Right, Judge in Detroit Rules  The New York Times

Students in failing schools said they were denied an adequate education. A judge agreed conditions were “devastating,” but not unconstitutional.

How Detroit students made a federal case out of the city’s broken schools  Detroit Metro Times

On the afternoon of Thursday, Aug. 10, at the Theodore Levin United States Courthouse, attorneys representing Gov. Rick Snyder argued that the state of ...

Funeral for Detroit Osborn football coach George Coker to be held Thursday in Inkster

Detroit Osborn head football coach George Coker passed away on Thursday, April 24, 2014 as a result of a heart attack. The funeral is set for Thursday at 6 p.m. ...

U.S. Court: Detroit students have no right to access to literacy  Detroit Metro Times

On Friday, dumped out with the least desirable news of the week came word that a lawsuit arguing that Detroit students were being denied an education had ...

Young and Hmong in a Detroit east side neighborhood

In recent years, the Hmong population in Osborn has declined as members of that community began moving north into Warren and Sterling Heights, but a small ...

Where Life Remodeled started  Crain's Detroit Business

Next week, Chris Lambert and his Life Remodeled team of 12,000 volunteers will flood a community ravaged by riots 50 years ago to remove blight, board up ...

Asian-American community sees signs of resurgence in Detroit  The Detroit News

Deeply rooted in the city's history, Asian-Americans in Detroit are questioning where their community vanished to and how to bring it back.

Detroit parents and students ask to be involved school closure decision  Michigan Radio

Detroit parents and students want the state to hear from them before closing their schools. Twenty-five public schools in Detroit could be shut down for.

Who is to blame for Detroit Public Schools problems? - Spartan Newsroom  Spartan Newsroom

DETROIT — A large concern for Detroit Public Schools has been a topic of discussion for many years now. Many people do not understand what have been the ...

Detroit schools offer slew of MLK Day volunteer opportunities, launch alumni outreach

Osborn High School Principal Calvin Patillo speaks about a Martin Luther Kind Day volunteer project that will transform an outdated home economics classroom ...

Photographer Jenny Risher brings Detroit hip-hop into focus for ‘D-Cyphered’  Detroit Metro Times

The west-side intersection of Dexter and Davison serves as its own little hip-hop sanctuary of sorts. Larger-than-life murals of Big Sean, Eminem, Royce da 5'9", ...

Despite gains, Mich. schools among most segregated  The Detroit News

Michigan's percentage of black students attending highly segregated schools is the second highest in the nation, according to data compiled by the Associated ...

$1.4 million Skinner Park project brings new life to Denby neighborhood  Crain's Detroit Business

Denby neighborhood residents and Life Remodeled volunteers gathered Wednesday to celebrate the completion of the $1.4 million environmentally friendly ...

7 Martin Luther King Jr. Day events happening in and around Detroit  Curbed Detroit

Museums and community organizations will celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday in Detroit.

Detroit by district: Beginning a new series on emerging neighborhood leadership  Model D

Community development organizations in Detroit are getting smarter. The Community Development Advocates of Detroit (CDAD), which is a sort of trade ...

Detroit groups work to develop young men of color into leaders  Model D

Young men of color are some of the most at-risk members of our society, but several groups in Detroit are working to tap into their leadership potential.

Low levels of mold found at 5 DPS schools  Detroit Free Press

No black mold was found at either of the five schools, the district noted in a news release today.

Duggan sees dead mouse in ‘disturbing’ DPS schools tour  The Detroit News

The mouse was small and dead inside a Detroit Public School classroom. Mayor Mike Duggan saw the rodent Tuesday, during a tour of several schools with city ...

Detroit program aims to hire 8,000 youths this summer  Detroit Free Press

Grow Detroit's Young Talent, the city's summer youth employment program, aims to expand and hire 8,000 young people for six-week jobs that offer a paycheck, ...

Vermin evidence found in at least 1 more Detroit school  The Detroit News

Detroit — The city of Detroit on Saturday released its latest round of public school building inspection reports that include evidence of vermin in at least one ...

GVSU latest school to offer Detroit grads tuition-free college  Michigan Radio

Another school has signed on with the Detroit Promise to make it easier for more of the city's students to attend college. Grand Valley State University is the latest ...

The Do-Gooder: Chris Lambert, CEO of nonprofit Life Remodeled  Detroit Metro Times

Chris Lambert came to Detroit to do good. The CEO of a blight-busting and construction nonprofit called Life Remodeled, for the past several years Lambert has ...

As DPS hangs on the edge, students talk how it plays out at school. It's not pretty.  Michigan Radio

There's a lot of talk these days about how to “fix” Detroit schools. State lawmakers are trying to save the Detroit Public Schools from fast-approaching.

Locked On Pistons – An interview with Earl Cureton  FanSided

I was joined on Tuesday by Earl Cureton, Detroit Pistons' community ambassador. We talked about moving back to the city, championships and more.

Bay City man with Detroit ties gunned down months before birth of his first son  Bay City Times

Before being fatally shot five times, Bay City resident Alfred C. Watts III was aglow with anticipation, according to those who knew him. Within a few months, ...


Contractor Homrich shutting water off to thousands of Detroiters without notice or mercy. Charity Hicks, who protested assault by Homrich employee thrown into ...

Defiant community rallies around Muskegon Heights students in face of potential closure  Michigan Radio

The community held a pep rally to support Muskegon Heights students Monday afternoon. The high school is on a list of 38 poorly performing schools that.

Civil liberties attorney Jon Posner dies at 73  World Socialist Web Site

It is with great sadness that the World Socialist Web Site reports the death of M. Jon Posner, a longtime, well-respected criminal defense lawyer in Detroit.

Election: Utica residents to choose trustees, new mayor  The Macomb Daily

For 28 years, Macomb County residents have heard the term 'Utica Mayor Jacqueline Noonan.' Well, those days will soon come to an end.


Smothers signed affidavits provided to police and media, gave taped interview to Scott Lewis on Segars killing. Earlier Smothers helped free Davontae Sanford, ...

Final moments and nagging questions | Local Music | Detroit  Detroit Metro Times

Editor's Note: After this story went to press, Metro Times learned that 35-year-old Keith Bender Jr. died at St. John Hospital and Medical Center in Detroit.

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