Detroit Weekly News 3/26/17 – 4/1/17

Live From Woodward

The Good

  • A person is sticking it to the man, by boasting up the price of their home that was purchased for $25,000 to $5 million! The location: Adjecnt to where Little Caesers arena is being built.
  • Ford investing 1.2 Billion in 3 South East Michigan Ford plants

  • Detroit schools, state consider deal to avoid closures

via DetroitNews.com 

The plan involves Eastern Michigan University, the University of Michigan, Michigan State University and Wayne State University, according to the Michigan Department of Education.

The four institutions would help set “high but attainable” goals at two dozen city schools that had been targeted by the state for closure, improving academic achievement and decreasing chronic absenteeism and teacher vacancies.

  • Under Armor isopening a store Downtown, just a couple of doors down from rival Nike

The Bad

  • The Detroit Pistons are all but eliminated from playoff contention. Yes they could theoretically go…

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Detroit Weekly News 3/19 – 3/25

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The Good

Belle Isle to get a Makeover

  • Dozens of volunteers from the Michigan Cares for Tourism organization are going to be sent to the park to help restore the island’s Casino Building, Flynn Pavilion and the Boat Club.

The state took control of the park in the form of a 30-year lease in 2013 when the city of Detroit declared for bankruptcy.

  • Meet Detroit’s Top Doctor. She’s making quite the impact
  • This Old House Came to Detroit
  • The Detroit Free Press will unveil it’s anticipated documentary on the 1967 Detroit riots, called 12th & Clairmount

The Bad

  • The Heidelberg project creator, Tyree Guyton lost his midtown art location, that he’s had for nine years. Guyton, gained international fame when he began making outdoor art from castoff items, to draw attention to his blighted neighborhood on the East Side of Detroit. As controversial as his work has been, he brought attention and sort of a tourist attraction…

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Detroit Weekly News Review for 3/11 – 3/18 2017

Live From Woodward

It’s been an interesting week in Detroit

New seats for little caesars arena have been began being installed, a guy opened fire on two officers, who may have been involved in the killing of the Wayne State officer who was killed in November. The CEO of the RTA has been ousted, Ben Carson came to Detroit and embarrassed himself and much more.

The Ugly

  • Trumps anointed  token black guy secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson spoke to concerned Detroiters about the Presidents proposed budget, that would heavily affect programs for vunaerablt citizens. Carson, who already was in the embarrassment spot light for his Africans slaves were immigrants comments, had this to say to the concerned: “Forget about the numbers, think about the concept.”

Right because that’s easy to do when your only way to eat may be stripped away from you. Way to look even more out of touch then usual…

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Saving money with T-Money Part #2

It’s funny because, when you Google couponing and people saving money, you don’t see a big, HANDSOME black dude, right??? Hahahhaha. What you don’t believe me? Here’s the link of Google images. 

https://www.google.com/search?q=people+couponing&client=ms-android-att-us&prmd=vin&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiT3trHgZbSAhVHsFQKHcoFD8IQ_AUICCgC&biw=360&bih=560

Just think, there’s a coupon for almost everything. I’ve used coupons on dates 😉😉, I’ve used coupons on health care, on fuel, on tires, oil changes, etc. You name it, I’ve used a coupon for. But I must shout this statement from the highest peaks:

THERE’S NOTHING WRONG WITH SAVING MONEY. BUT REMEMBER QUALITY > QUANTITY. YOU WOULDN’T GO TO THE DOLLAR STORE FOR DETERGENTS, MEATS, FEMININE PRODUCTS, PROPHYLACTIC ETC. YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR. 😤

Well now that I’m done being petty, below is a video of me exiting Safeway and showing off my savings. Please Enjoy. And as always, leave feedback. I appreciate everyone’s views, likes, concerns, qualms, comments, and suggestions.
https://youtu.be/XL0poGeVkVw click link 

Saving money with T-Money

https://youtu.be/31j4cNwlIfQ (Click link)
So you want to know how I do it huh? Ancient Chinese secrets my dude. Haha, naw. Here in San Francisco, it is the most expensive city to live in. The average median income is about $105k and the average 2 Bedroom Apartment is about $4,200 a month. Minimum wage within the city is $13.50 an hour and this is due to San Francisco being a city/state. The economy is great here in San Francisco and I have to thank my moms for raising me to be a survivor. Forcing me to grocery shopping at the age of 5, I knew about balancing and budgeting at a young age. Now factor in with the cost of living being high, goods and services are high too. You just gotta know how to maneuver in the City. For instance, if any of you guys ever visit, 1st thing you do is call or email me. I used to be a tour guide and I’m a native of this city for 34 years now I’ll tell you what hotel to stay in and what to expect etc. Where to go, where not to go. 2nd thing is you never buy fuel in San Francisco. Or get a rental car. I go outside of the city limits to do a lot of the shopping. Sales tax within the city is 8.5%. 

So one way of survival is couponing. Yes being thrifty and frugal is how you can breathe easily especially when you are living paycheck to paycheck. Like, Share, leave comments, please!✌

Dear Detroit, and Everyone Else

Hello everybody. As you all know, my new host city for the last 5 months has been Detroit,MI. And as you know I have been covering the Pistons since I been here as a business endeavor.

To expand on that business idea even further, I developed a website dedicated to Detroit sports, because well, I live here and I’m going to be here — and I’m carving out my patch entrepreneurially. With that said I wanted anyone who supports us or cares for sports to please follow LiveFromWoodward.com

For those of you who don’t care for sports I understand, but maybe you can tell someone who does. Or anyone from Michigan, who may care.

Thank you for your continued support of thecouchsports.com. We really do appreciate it. And no, The Couch Sports isn’t going anywhere. I’ll be running both. I’m something like a machine, lol

It’s Called Karma

Well, well, well. Look he has to come crawling back.

 

So the sky is falling for Mark Davis after he tried to do a backdoor deal behind the back of the most powerful man in Las Vegas, Sheldon Adelson, on January 30.

And now word comes down that long time business associates of Adelson, Goldman Sachs is pulling out today.

Adelson had this to say about the deal, “It was certainly shocking to the Adelson family,” the statement said. “We were not only excluded from the proposed agreement; we weren’t even aware of its existence.”

Earlier this month, Raiders representatives told the Stadium Authority board that construction would be financed by Goldman Sachs — with or without the Adelsons as partners.

Now the deal is on the verge of falling apart, and Mark Davis and the Raiders may have to come crawling back to Oakland. Ronnie Lott and his financial group released a statement earlier today stating:

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From what I’ve been reading, the Raiders and San Diego may have mutual interest in each other. At the end of the day, we all know Mark Davis is getting his spin filled speech ready for the city of Oakland.

First Californian Snow

Update!!

 

I’m out here losing my mind! I’m  So freakin’ juiced right now!! As a native Californian, who didn’t travel much growing up, I’ll admit I’ve never seen snow before. Never. I’ve never touched it, seen it, been in it. Ever! Well I’ve seen it on Youtube. Not sure if that counts. Anyway, here’s a few pics and a quick video. Enjoy.

 

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Wishing for a snow day!

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To me this is a blizzard!

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Peep the fancy footwork tho! 👇🏿👇🏿

 

I’ll post a video of me dancing in the snow when I get the video from Keish… And yes, I’m in shorts and boots! I couldn’t find my sweats. Thank you for viewing my foolishness haha.

 

 

 

Rayquan not sharing

 

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What’s up people. Tareau here live from thecouchsports.com. As a lot of you know I have 3 children. My twin sons are autistic. Yes it’s a challenge for a variety of reasons but the reward is worth the struggle. I will talk more about autism in the near future but I wanted to share this with you. Here Rayquan is in his room, and he doesn’t want to share. Please watch till the end, what he says is priceless. I’m Hella petty though hahahaha.

If you know anybody or anyone who has autism or that is affected by autism, please understand what they go through in a day to day basis. The world is a dangerous place for the special needs and disabled. There is the general populous who don’t want to help, or see you as an inconvenience or just plain ol inconsiderate. There’s also lack of funding, lack of education for the staff, and autistic people are easily sexually abused, bullied, and molested. They are easy targets for sexual predators and pedophiles. My biggest fear in life is not being there to help my sons and knowing that some stranger is doing harm to them. Also they are COLORED boys and they don’t even realize this racist society that we live in. In a perfect world, their imperfect world is perfect. No color, no judgement, no racism, no sexism, no war, no famine. So please as you watch this video, know that I am alleviating a certain pain that only few can understand.

Take Care

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