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OPINION: Policing the police

How to stop the mentality that leads to brutality? Require every police officer to have a body camera, and invalidate the arrests of those who do not wear one. Require every police vehicle to have a video camera. I can already hear people objecting to regulations and requirements. I can hear others saying we need to talk. ...

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OPINION: Emergency Managers are destroying Detroit Public Schools

By Elena Herrada Elected member, DPS Board  The elected Detroit School Board has voted repeatedly to get rid of emergency managers even after the people of Michigan voted to repeal the Emergency Manager Law, PA 4, which became the repeal-proof PA 436. Sept. 29, 2014 marks the 18-month period at which, according to PA 436, the governing body can vote to end the term of the emergency manager. At our regularly ...

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OPINION: Reparations — The 800 lb. bale of cotton in the room

At the center of this debate, the 800 lb. bale of cotton in the room is the ongoing quest for African Americans to be considered equal — to be considered human. A U.S. Senate would never recognize the atrocities committed against European American citizens but deny them just compensation for their loss, reparations, restitution. ...

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Trayvon’s mom to Michael’s mom: ‘If they refuse to hear us, we will make them feel us.’

I hate that you and your family must join this exclusive yet growing group of parents and relatives who have lost loved ones to senseless gun violence. Of particular concern is that so many of these gun violence cases involve children far too young. ...

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