Price of communication when loved ones are behind bars

Price of communication when loved ones are behind bars

It was decided at the Sept. 9 court meeting that video visitation through Dallas-based Securus Technologies would not replace traditional in-person jail visits as originally planne ...

Filling Detroit City Council’s vacancy

Filling Detroit City Council’s vacancy

A number of people are interested in the spot, some have openly lobbied Council, and a few have been willing to go public with their wishes. ...

MDP joins grassroots to GOTV

MDP joins grassroots to GOTV

“It’s all about turnout. If Democrats vote, we win. We’re just trying to make sure Democrats get out to vote.” ...

EDITORIAL: ‘I quit:’ A betrayal of public trust

EDITORIAL: ‘I quit:’ A betrayal of public trust

Nowhere in Jenkins’ message to the public was there any connection to an idea other than her self-improvement. There was no get-out-the-vote message for Nov. 4. The one-time leader ...

UN experts condemn Detroit water shutoffs

UN experts condemn Detroit water shutoffs

From the woman who said she stopped cooking rice because of the amount of water it takes, to the parents who expressed fear the state would take custody of their children if it was ...

Council member Saunteel Jenkins resigns, leaves to head THAW

Council member Saunteel Jenkins resigns, leaves to head THAW

City council member Saunteel Jenkins has resigned, effective Nov. 7. ...

Analysis: Deadly force in Black and white

Analysis: Deadly force in Black and white

Young Black males in recent years were at a far greater risk of being fatally shot by police than their white counterparts — 21 times greater, according to a recent ProPublica anal ...

ANALYSIS: ISIS and US foreign policy: My enemy’s enemy is not my friend

It is important to recognize President Obama’s jingoistic rhetoric was stated primarily for domestic consumption. He has made some Americans feel that their commander–in-chief is taking charge of this situation. But ISIS could really care less. A group of people (ISIS) who have committed their lives to martyrdom will never be frightened or deterred by threats of death. Instead, they will only be inspired. ...

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Census Bureau: Wages up for Black men, down for Black women

Even though Black men suffer with the highest unemployment rates in the country, during the recovery period following the recession, Black men who worked full-time, year-round experienced a 1.6 percent gain in median earnings, compared to white men whose earnings fell 2.1 percent over the same period. ...

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OPINION: Bluster is not a strategy

Bluster is on the loose. With ISIS, an al-Qaida offshoot, proclaiming a caliphate in parts of Iraq and Syria, Russia facing off with Ukraine, Libya descending into a civil chaos, the Taliban striking in Afghanistan, pundits and politicians are raising a drumbeat of demands for muscular action, condemning President Obama for his caution and supposed passivity. ...

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OPINION: Domestic violence

It’s time to place the onus for abuse squarely at the feet of those responsible. A first step in this process is in re-framing the issue of domestic violence: It’s not just a problem between two people. It’s a problem that impacts a community and affects the lives of countless others — most commonly children. It’s a problem, that if not resolved in its beginning, will become the foundation for a geometric i ...

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