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Detroit Raw by Sam Riddle

My mother died a union member after working at GM more than 30 years. That alone is reason not to hate on the unions even if the Labor Day Parade in Detroit turned out to be little more than a photo-op for Vice President (would-like-to-be President) Joe Biden and a disappointment to thousands who couldn’t hear the VP because they were locked out, away from the sound system. That is the level of organizing t ...

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People’s Water Board gives free water gallons, helps restore service for west side Detroit residents

Must bring ID and a copy of your water bill with the same ID address on it. Residents can take away as many gallons as they can carry, but must allow certain information about their case to be recorded so that community experts can help restore their water service as quickly as possible. ...

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Detroit Raw by Sam Riddle

After you have been on the planet 67 years plus 11 months, you figure out a few things. Tomorrow may never arrive. Tragically there will be plenty of other trips to make for the cause because white privilege has a way of whacking us at will year in and year out. Only the names of the victims and travel times change. ...

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Detroiters participate in National Moment of Silence in response to violent deaths of unarmed victims

“Before we get to all of the political maneuvering and the public policy, some of us inside ourselves have a deep emotional, guttural response to what happened to Mike Brown,” said Rev. David A. Bullock of Great St. Matthew Baptist Church. “And the fact of the matter is that it’s hard to be young and Black inside America.” ...

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