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‘Awakening the Spirits:’ Egungun priest rouses Detroit’s ancestors for upcoming masquerade ball

The ball, which runs from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m., will feature different divination experts (tarot card readers, tea leaf readers and more), Rozenia Johnson’s African Adornment Project, refreshments, ritual libations, music, dancing and costumes. Everyone should come dressed as a person who is an “ancestor to you...” ...

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Detroit Raw by Sam Riddle, J.D.

Lon bristled at Virgie because she dares question the party’s treatment of Secretary of State candidate Godfrey Dillard as a stepchild unworthy of meeting and greeting the First Lady, while printing literature listing the two white candidates for State Supreme Court and leaving out Judge Deborah Thomas, a Black woman. ...

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‘Creative resistance’ protests planned for ‘anti-poor’ development CONFAB

(GIN) — Farmers, indigenous peoples and other social justice groups are calling for an end to ruinous business-driven development plans for poor countries around the world. According to the “Our Land Our Business” campaign, millions of people are being thrown off their land because large corporations have been given special rights. Showing their disapproval, participants staged “creative resistance” outside ...

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