Judge clears way for perpetual emergency management of Detroit Public Schools

Judge clears way for perpetual emergency management of Detroit Public Schools

On Oct. 1, Ingham County Judge Joyce Draganchuk ruled against the Detroit Public School Board's vote to remove Emergency Manger Jack Martin. Judge Draganchuk told board members tha ...

Saving the Dunbar

Saving the Dunbar

Last month, a historic African American hospital was to be auctioned off to the highest bidder. Dunbar Hospital, located in rapidly gentrifying Midtown, seemed to be a symbol of th ...

Wayne Country Third Circuit Court summons no-show jurors

Wayne Country Third Circuit Court summons no-show jurors

The court strongly encourages those summoned not to miss that appointment, as they could face the risk of a bench warrant being issued for their arrest, fines, and penalties allowe ...

Detroit Raw by Sam Riddle, J.D.

Detroit Raw by Sam Riddle, J.D.

Aiyana’s Detroit knows the voice of anger and utter despair of the grandmother who went off on the killer cop in court. You looked away ashamed. Why?Did you really believe it was m ...

Study: ‘Media coverage of Black, Latino communities not accurate’

Study: ‘Media coverage of Black, Latino communities not accurate’

While a once theorized “digital divide” that would limit access to news sources for African Americans and Latinos has not materialized, only a relatively small percentage of Blacks ...

Water and sacrifice

Water and sacrifice

In a lengthy ruling read from the bench, Judge Rhodes said, broadly speaking, he didn’t have the authority to order the moratorium on shutoffs being sought by a group of city resid ...

Fallout continues in Ferguson

Fallout continues in Ferguson

Protests continue in Ferguson, with shots fired, a store’s windows smashed and fires set. Three people were reportedly arrested early Sept. 24. The protest swelled to over 200 peop ...

Prop S continues progress for DPS

On Nov. 6, Detroit voters will have the opportunity to vote on renewing and restoring the Detroit Public Schools (DPS) Operating Millage (Proposal S). Renewal of DPS Operating Millage on Nov. 6 means teaching and learning will go on uninterrupted and progress will continue. This millage provides for continued operating funds — approximately $80.9 million or 21 percent of DPS’ annual operating budget — to al ...

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There’s still work to do: vote ‘Yes’ on Proposal 2

As I talk to people in my hometown of Detroit, I’m confronted with a question more often than I would like. I hear it asked by young people frequently, but increasingly I’m hearing it from veterans of the workforce, too. The issue at stake is collective bargaining, and the question is, "Why do unions still matter?" There’s another question implicit there. Even if unions and collective bargaining do matter, ...

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