Jay Scott Smith is a freelance writer and radio host based in Detroit. His work, which covers a range of subjects, has been featured on TheGrio.com, MSNBC, NPR, and ESPN Radio.Jay Scott Smith is a Daily Beast and Newsweek contributor who has previously written for the Detroit News and TheGrio as well as appeared on MSNBC, NPR, and ESPN Radio. You can follow him on Twitter @JayScottSmith.

After inheriting a “hell hole,” and then having the state take control of its finances, Dave Bing has had enough, reports Jay Scott Smith.

As Detroit struggles, Michigan’s white, Republican governor moves to appoint an emergency financial manager for the heavily black, Democratic city. Jay Scott Smith reports.