GUEST EDITORIAL: What’s next after the marches?

GUEST EDITORIAL: What’s next after the marches?

(W)hat exactly should people be doing? Where should the energy go, and what should be pushed for? We’ve heard the generalities: The need for “better education” for example, but let ...

Young activists push Obama on police reform

Young activists push Obama on police reform

The young activists’ list of demands included: the demilitarization of local police departments, investing in community-led restorative justice programs, and enhancing data collect ...

Duggan: ‘It’s obvious we can’t trust the Grosse Point Park leaders’

Duggan: ‘It’s obvious we can’t trust the Grosse Point Park leaders’

When Grosse Pointe Park quietly blocked off a main road at the border of Detroit earlier this year, Mayor Mike Duggan took a decidedly diplomatic approach and quietly hammered out ...

Americans hit the streets to protest police killings

Americans hit the streets to protest police killings

Organized by major civil rights organizations, the goal of the protest was to demand federal intervention in state prosecutorial systems that have failed to indict anyone in the po ...

Detroit Raw by Sam Riddle, J.D.

Detroit Raw by Sam Riddle, J.D.

Do not be tired. Be ready. Be ready to grow. Be ready to learn. Be ready to listen. Be ready to confront white privilege. Be ready to confront Black family dysfunction. Be ready to ...

Democracy in cities

Democracy in cities

The recent move by the lame duck legislature in Lansing to pass a bill outlawing Community Benefits Agreements and local minimum-wage requirements should be a concern for everyone ...

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 ...

March to Freedom (1963-2013)

This year’s Detroit Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day March and Rally will represent the 10th annual commemoration held at the Historic Central United Methodist Church. This is the church where Dr. King delivered his annual Lent sermons and preached three weeks prior to his assassination on April 4, 1968. ...

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DPS aims to regain control

During a series of recent special meetings, the Detroit Public Schools (DPS) board, educators and students continued to organize a plan to salvage and take back control of the district despite opposition from the state. “The children are suffering in the midst of politics,” DPS Board Chair LaMar Lemmons said during the meeting. ...

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Chaos continues in DPS

A struggle for authority over Detroit Public Schools (DPS) ensues amid court hearings, misinformation and budget issues, making it unclear to some who is actually running the district. During a DPS board meeting Dec. 13, President LaMar Lemmons reaffirmed the body’s authority over the state’s largest school district. Lemmons vowed to clean up the district’s top-heavy administration and address issues relate ...

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