Rochelle Riley

Metro Columnist, Detroit Free Press

Rochelle Riley appears in the following:

Detroit Residents Fight Negative Media Portrayal

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Residents of Detroit are up in arms over recent media coverage that they say highlights Detroit's poverty, unemployment and illiteracy, but fails to consider any of the positive aspects of life in Motor City.

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Surviving Thanksgiving Arguments at the Family Table

Monday, November 23, 2009

There's only four days left until Thanksgiving, when most of us will gather around the dinner table for a much-anticipated meal.  But conversation at that meal doesn't always turn out to be as harmonious as we predict.  We're joined by Takeaway contributor Kate Dailey, health & lifestyle editor for; and Rochelle Riley, columnist for The Detroit Free Press, who give us their tips for surviving your crazy family on the day we're supposed to be most thankful for them.

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Detroit mayoral primary expected to yield few voters

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Today Detroiters head to the polls for a special mayoral primary to replace former Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, who left office under a hail of crime and scandal. When it comes to Detroit there is no denying that it is time for a change. The city has been burdened by political scandal, it’s facing a deficit that could approach $300 million, and unemployment rates are at a precipitous 10.7 percent. But voter turnout suggests change is beyond reach: Only 10-15 % of Detroit’s registered voters are expected to cast ballots today. For a look at what the stakes are with this special election and the dangers of voter apathy, we turn to Rochelle Riley, the Metro Columnist for The Detroit Free Press.