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The People’s Ball and Summit in Detroit uplifts elders, community leadership

The ticketed event, presented by The Rebirth Experience, will be held in Detroit, November 15, 8 p.m.-Midnight, at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, with guest host M1 of dead prez. There will be live performances by Mama Sol and Mollywop, and a special “Love for the People” awards ceremony. Guests are encouraged to “dress to impress in your RBG (red, black and green) best.” The Peop ...

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Detroit Artist-activist Will See’s integrity merges the soul and the swagger

Will See, known in his community as Will Copeland, works with students in Detroit at the East Michigan Environmental Action Council. In the past several years while writing as a poet, he began seeing more Detroit youth engage others through hip hop in public programs like Detroit Future Youth and Young Educators Alliance, inspiring his own return to rap. He now performs regularly at community events in Detr ...

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US Army: Its still ok to refer to Black people as ‘Negro’

A recently-updated U.S. Army handbook has been found to include “Negro” as an approved term to use when describing Black people. The unclassified document outlines the military’s “Army Command Policy,” known as regulation AR 600-20, and features a set of racial “definitions” in a chapter on equal opportunities. ...

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