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 ...

Strip mines, pollution and de-foresting linked to Ebola’s deadly spread

Strip mines, pollution and de-foresting linked to Ebola’s deadly spread

With wildlife squeezed into ever-smaller parcels by the expansion of foreign corporations, fruit bats carrying the Zaire Ebola virus are suspected of migrating from the Democratic ...

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 branches. Late in the afternoon, Sept. 25, following a public hearing Orr signed Order 42 to Address Issues Relating the the Conclusion of the Emergency Manager's Tenure and Transfer of City Operations. ...

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10 organizations supporting survivors and spreading awareness of domestic violence

American Bar Association Commission on Domestic and Sexual Violence: The Commission seeks to address domestic and sexual violence from a legal perspective. Its mission is to increase access to justice for survivors of DV, sexual assault, and stalking by engaging the interest and support of members of the legal profession. Asian & Pacific Islander Institute on Domestic Violence: The API Institute is a na ...

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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 Duggan’s efforts were to retain local control over contracts, get a way to borrow money for infrastructure, and demonstrate his leadership. ...

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‘The fight for Oakman School’ in Detroit

oakman documentary to show“Because They Could: The Fight for Oakman School” is a locally produced documentary telling the story of the Oakman Orthopedic school closing and the struggle by the community to keep it open. The viewing is scheduled for Sept. 29 at Renaissance High School during the DPS elected school board meeting. Artwork is by Oakman mother and parent group coordinator Alyia Moore. ...

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Detroit Raw by Sam Riddle

In a Hollywood Reporter article, well respected human rights activist and Los Angeles Urban Policy Roundtable President Earl Ofari Hutchinson said his first response to the Watts issue was to defend her. But in a recent press conference, Hutchinson called on Watts to apologize to the LAPD, and made it clear he has severe doubts about Watts’s credibility. Hutchinson is quoted as saying, “We take racial profi ...

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