‘Our unfinished work’

‘Our unfinished work’

So that’s the world we’ve got to reach for — the world where every single one of our children has the opportunity to pursue their measure of happiness. That’s our unfinished work. ...

Get ‘A Piece of the Action’: New album by DJ Butter and DJ Dez spotlights Detroit hip hop

Get ‘A Piece of the Action’: New album by DJ Butter and DJ Dez spotlights Detroit hip hop

DJ Butter explains the album is an opportunity to give Detroit artists an opportunity to work “with artists that have sold tons of records and collaborate." ...

Always Brewing open mic uplifts Detroit talent

Always Brewing open mic uplifts Detroit talent

Detroit’s open mic scene remains a vibrant part of the city’s arts community, and the Thursday evening spotlight at Always Brewing Detroit, a community coffee shop at 19180 Grand R ...

Detroit EM transfers authority  to mayor, council

Detroit EM transfers authority to mayor, council

After two days of closed door meetings with the City Council and Mayor Mike Duggan, Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr has transferred all authority back to the executive and legislative ...

EDITORIAL: ‘Dear Livonia’ and the self-determination mayor

EDITORIAL: ‘Dear Livonia’ and the self-determination mayor

On the campaign trail, candidate Duggan said self-determination was a central value and guiding principle in his campaign to become Detroit’s mayor...This week, Mayor Duggan faces ...

Thinking for Ourselves by Shea Howell

Thinking for Ourselves by Shea Howell

This process has starkly revealed Duggan’s strengths as a technocrat and his weaknesses in looking “honestly” at the real situation Detroiters are facing. The primary goals of Dugg ...

Michigan GOP limits public debate

Michigan GOP limits public debate

This campaign season, Republican candidates appear to be running from public forums. It took several weeks and considerable wrangling to schedule one debate for the executive candi ...

Ignored and taken for granted

What will it finally take for Black people to accept the fact that we have no real political clout? A little influence, yes, but no power. If our voting bloc were as strong as we like to think, the Republicans would not ignore us and the Democrats would not take us for granted. If we had real political power, both Mitt Romney and Barack Obama would have accepted the invitation by the National Newspaper Publ ...

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Stand up for Democracy: Repeal the EM Law

There are four good reasons to stand up for democracy by voting “no” on Proposal 1. First, democracy is worth having on the local level because local people know what’s best for their communities. Proposal 1 stops local people from participating in their government. Every decision from policing to parking is in the hands of one person — a state bureaucrat. ...

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Steps to counter voter suppression

Hopefully by now you have heard a thing or two about efforts on the part of the Republicans to suppress the votes of minorities, youth, the elderly, union members and many veterans. The plot is fairly simple: Make it especially difficult to vote by setting up all sorts of systems of identification in the name of avoiding alleged voter fraud. The fact that voter fraud has not been a major issue in the United ...

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