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Detroit Raw by Sam Riddle

George Cushingberry has become a distraction to divert our attention from a continued looting of Detroit assets. They have convinced you the looting of Detroit is cool by offering $340 million dollars for an undervalued DIA art collection worth billions that is being gift wrapped for purveyors of white privilege while we are media distracted into discussing a powerless city council. ...

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Cops and robbers

Everyone who lives in Detroit knows crime is a problem. We are all scarred by it. In my very ordinary neighborhood, there have been four murders in the last two years. An elderly woman was beaten in her home. A father of six was shot for his cell phone while walking home from the store. A teenage boy was shot in a parking lot. An unknown man was found dead in the driveway of the day care center. These stori ...

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Shoppers take control of their food system, economic power

Detroit, unlike the national media has suggested, is not a “food desert.“ In addition to the new Midtown Whole Foods Market and the new State Fair Meijer, there are a plethora of great independent markets in the city: The Eastern Market; Ye Olde Butcher Shoppe and Goodwell’s in Midtown; Honeybee in Southwest; Al-Haramain and Bozek’s in Hamtramck; and Metro Food Land on the West side are just a few. ...

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GOP passes, Snyder signs changes to campaign finance law

Between Christmas and New Year’s Day, Gov. Rick Snyder and the Republican lawmakers approved changes to Michigan’s campaign finance law. The bill doubles the individual limits on contributions to political candidates and committees and will continue to exempt reporting requirements for issue advocacy ads. Last month, Secretary of State Ruth Johnson proposed changes that would require groups to disclose fund ...

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Detroit Raw by Sam Riddle

Hunkered down in Detroit mind snacks are layered to survive negative-41Arctic-like wind chills generated by Gore global warming. Raw is well aware the democracy destroyers are allowing the Detroit City Council and Mayor Duggan to operate under the illusion of democracy so we won’t question why America is not working in Detroit. I almost feel like a play-by-play announcer for a bowl game during this Detroit ...

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On behalf of the city

The carefully constructed claim on competence and legitimacy by Gov. Rick Snyder and his emergency manager, Kevyn Orr, is eroding. The current drama of the proposed Barclays loan to pay off Bank of America and UBS reveals the pattern of this erosion. First, almost no one, even Snyder-Orr supporters, thought the original plan to borrow $350 million to pay $250 million to banks was a good idea. Those of us wh ...

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