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Data Driven Detroit (D3) provides accessible, high-quality information and analysis to drive decision-making that strengthens communities in Southeast Michigan.

Untying the knot: Is marriage becoming obsolete?

Whenever I talk to parents of 20-somethings, all I ever hear is “Don’t rush them into marriage; they’re too young.” In 1960, two-thirds of young people in their 20s were married. Today, it’s less than one-third. According to the Census Bureau, the median age at first marriage in 2010 is 28.2 for men and 26.1 [Read on...]

Lessons from the past by a man who lived it

Former 6th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Nathaniel Jones

On Friday, October 29, I had the privilege of serving as keynote speaker for the conference titled “From Redlining to White Flight: The History of Housing Segregation & The Importance of Regionalism.” The conference was a partnership between the Michigan Roundtable for Diversity and [Read on...]

100 million Teenie Beanie Babies can’t be THAT wrong!

We are always hearing that trends start on the coasts and head inland. Luckily Michigan and other Midwest states don’t always follow those trends – particularly the ones that get their start in California (although we might want to follow California’s winning ways in sports).

The latest trend comes from San Francisco where the city’s [Read on...]