Detroit Raw by Sam Riddle

Detroit Raw by Sam Riddle

Too many funerals As I watched the moment shape the justly redeemed Sharpton, my heart was heavy. How many more funerals before things really change? There are just too many funera ...

Corporate waters

Corporate waters

Once again EM Orr is making a decision against the interests of the people and laying the groundwork for turning water into a commodity. He has selected a company with a questionab ...

World responds to police brutality in the US

World responds to police brutality in the US

(Dr. Frances Cress Welsing) called police killings a systemic response to “white genetic survival.” As whites see themselves becoming a minority in America — the white male collect ...

Detroit’s water woes: A payment plan is not an affordability plan

Detroit’s water woes: A payment plan is not an affordability plan

If people couldn’t afford the increasingly high price of water before, then simply getting on a payment plan that tacks on portions of what’s previously been owed to whatever curre ...

MISSING PERSON: Storm Yvette Bolding

MISSING PERSON: Storm Yvette Bolding

Help find Storm Yvette Bolding. ...

Justice for Michael Brown leaders: ‘County prosecutor must go’

Justice for Michael Brown leaders: ‘County prosecutor must go’

They want Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon to remove the county prosecutor, whose father was killed by a Black man and whose family has heavy ties to law enforcement — not to mention the cl ...

Students of color now match white student enrollment

Students of color now match white student enrollment

White student enrollment has steadily declined, as have birth rates among white families...In recent years, Black public school enrollment has remained steady at around 17 or 18 pe ...

THINKING FOR OURSELVES: Suburban waters

Almost every independent analysis of the water system points out that currently Detroiters are paying more than they should for water and suburbanites are paying less than they should. No suburban resident pays Detroit. Detroit only sells to municipal customers. It cannot make a profit on water. ...

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Detroit community object to 43 students in a classroom

This fall, back to school for Detroit Public School students means more school closings and 43 students per classroom. Teachers expect a 10 percent pay cut among other reductions, according to the district’s new deficit elimination plan and budget proposal, which was approved by the state Aug. 20. ...

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Detroit Raw by Sam Riddle

After you have been on the planet 67 years plus 11 months, you figure out a few things. Tomorrow may never arrive. Tragically there will be plenty of other trips to make for the cause because white privilege has a way of whacking us at will year in and year out. Only the names of the victims and travel times change. ...

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Ferguson shooting called America’s ‘tipping point’ amid demands for officer’s arrest

But, the mass unrest in Ferguson — a predominately Black suburb under largely white political rule — has become what some believe is a “tipping point” that will ultimate lead to change in police-community relationships around the country. ...

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