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Thursday, February 16, 2017

Those who knew Mike Ilitch, the Little Caesars founder and Detroit Tigers owner who died last Friday, have spent the past few days fondly remembering his impact on friends, on Detroit residents, and on the sports community. Ilitch also had an impact on the daily life of one of the most iconic figures from the civil rights movement. For more than a decade, Ilitch had quietly paid for Rosa Parks' apartment in downtown Detroit, according to CNN affiliate WXYZ. ... "They don't go around saying it, but I want to, at this point, let them know, how much the Ilitches not only meant to the city, but they meant so much for Rosa Parks, who was the mother of the civil rights movement," [federal judge Damon] Keith told WXYZ.





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1 "Be careful not to practice your righteousness in front of others to be seen by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven.

2 "So when you give to the needy, do not announce it with trumpets, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, to be honored by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full.

3 But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing,

4 so that your giving may be in secret. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.


Seems to be bible verse day

#1 | Posted by Corky at 2017-02-16 12:49 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Ilitch was a stand up guy. He wasn't perfect as none of are but he did do a lot of good for Michigan and Detroit in particular.

#2 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2017-02-16 12:58 PM | Reply

#1 | Posted by Corky

That will be lost on many here.

#3 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2017-02-16 12:59 PM | Reply

And Trump wouldn't have even rented to her until he was sued.

#4 | Posted by Sycophant at 2017-02-16 01:29 PM | Reply

Agreed, Pete.

Ilitch was a class act.

I recently read that when Steve Yzerman was offered the GM position for the Tampa Bay Lightning he didn't call the Ilitch's, he drove to their home to tell them. That is something that happens when one earns respect.

#5 | Posted by JeffJ at 2017-02-16 01:38 PM | Reply

I love Little Caesars. They go into minority neighborhoods where PJ and PH wont approve franchises. Even for assembly line pie its pretty good.

#6 | Posted by aescal at 2017-02-16 03:56 PM | Reply

Who paid Claudette Colvin's rent?

#7 | Posted by TXLIBERTARIAN at 2017-02-17 01:48 AM | Reply

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