Black lives matter: A portrait of Noel Night

Black lives matter: A portrait of Noel Night

As Black businesses competed for attention and sales with well-publicized businesses only recently transplanted to the city, they were there to declare through economics that Black ...

Water is a gift

Water is a gift

“Water is not a want. Water is a need. Don’t get it confused. No human being has the right to deny another human being one of God’s gifts. You don’t have that right. I ...

Justice Department interventions may not halt police violence

Justice Department interventions may not halt police violence

The recent public slayings of Eric Garner, Michael Brown, Tamir Rice and others have illustrated clearly the United States government is incapable of reining in local law-enforceme ...

Homrich 9 fight for jury trial

Homrich 9 fight for jury trial

At an emotional press conference, Dec. 8, members of the Homrich 9 laid out the legal strategy they would pursue in their defense, and the moral foundations for the act of civil di ...

Outrage brews in police shooting of 12-year-old

Outrage brews in police shooting of 12-year-old

The video made public on Nov. 26 shows Tamir Rice being shot within 1.5-2 seconds of a patrol car stopping near him at a park in Cleveland Nov. 22. ...

Environmental journalists explore Detroit River recovery, regional pollution issues

Environmental journalists explore Detroit River recovery, regional pollution issues

In October, The Institute of Journalism and Natural Resources and the Detroit River Institute hosted an environmental journalism training session for writers from around the United ...

Detroit Raw by Sam Riddle, J.D.

Detroit Raw by Sam Riddle, J.D.

Every street or highway blocked, every die-in, every shopping disruption, helps stop killer cops. Yes, Black lives matter to more than Black people, seems a few white folk are upse ...

Environmental journalists explore Detroit River recovery, regional pollution issues

In October, The Institute of Journalism and Natural Resources and the Detroit River Institute hosted an environmental journalism training session for writers from around the United States and Canada, giving 14 journalists a detailed look at the health of the Detroit River and the region’s environment. ...

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