Top Detroit news: Antonio Gates retires; local artist illustrates black history book; more

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Detroit-area Bishop calls for Catholics to refuse to participate in US wars

As the U.S. comes off a tense standoff with Iran, a Detroit-area Bishop has set his sights on the prolonged U.S. presence in the Middle East.

Read the full story on Detroit Metro Times.

Nine years later, RoboCop statue ready for installation

A Kickstarter campaign from 2011 has at last produced the statue, to be installed at the Michigan Science Center in spring or summer.

Read the full story on Curbed Detroit.

13 restaurant and bar openings coming in 2020

Here are the most anticipated new spots coming to the Motor City in the new year, as listed by Eater Detroit.

Read the full story on Eater Detroit.

Detroit artist illustrates new book about black migration

Illustrator Rachelle Baker created more than 70 images for the new book, "Making Our Way Home," by Blair Imani, which explores the struggles and accomplishments of black Americans in the 20th century.

Read the full story on The Detroit News.

Detroit native Antonio Gates retires from NFL

Detroit Central High product Antonio Gates, who became one of the most productive tight ends in the NFL without playing a down of college football, announced his retirement Tuesday. His 116 touchdown catches are the most by a tight end in league history. 

Read the full story on The Detroit News.

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