EDITORIAL: ‘I quit:’ A betrayal of public trust

EDITORIAL: ‘I quit:’ A betrayal of public trust

Nowhere in Jenkins’ message to the public was there any connection to an idea other than her self-improvement. There was no get-out-the-vote message for Nov. 4. The one-time leader ...

UN experts condemn Detroit water shutoffs

UN experts condemn Detroit water shutoffs

From the woman who said she stopped cooking rice because of the amount of water it takes, to the parents who expressed fear the state would take custody of their children if it was ...

Council member Saunteel Jenkins resigns, leaves to head THAW

Council member Saunteel Jenkins resigns, leaves to head THAW

City council member Saunteel Jenkins has resigned, effective Nov. 7. ...

Analysis: Deadly force in Black and white

Analysis: Deadly force in Black and white

Young Black males in recent years were at a far greater risk of being fatally shot by police than their white counterparts — 21 times greater, according to a recent ProPublica anal ...

Ferguson October in full swing as thousands march

Ferguson October in full swing as thousands march

Organizer Montague Simmons reminded demonstrators of African Americans’ centuries-long struggle. “It’s essential for us that you recognize this moment cannot end here,” said Simmon ...

Indigenous Peoples’ Day celebration urges end to Columbus Day in Detroit

Indigenous Peoples’ Day celebration urges end to Columbus Day in Detroit

Local artists and activists hosted the event “Last Columbus Day in Detroit” October 13 at Clark Park in Southwest Detroit in recognition of Indigenous Peoples’ Day. The day was est ...

Detroit water: Leaks boost costs

Detroit water: Leaks boost costs

According to Bob Daddow, the deputy Oakland County executive who studied Detroit’s system intently as he negotiated over the Great Lakes Water Authority agreement, to actually deli ...

‘Awakening the Spirits:’ Egungun priest rouses Detroit’s ancestors for upcoming masquerade ball

The ball, which runs from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m., will feature different divination experts (tarot card readers, tea leaf readers and more), Rozenia Johnson’s African Adornment Project, refreshments, ritual libations, music, dancing and costumes. Everyone should come dressed as a person who is an “ancestor to you...” ...

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Detroit Raw by Sam Riddle, J.D.

Lon bristled at Virgie because she dares question the party’s treatment of Secretary of State candidate Godfrey Dillard as a stepchild unworthy of meeting and greeting the First Lady, while printing literature listing the two white candidates for State Supreme Court and leaving out Judge Deborah Thomas, a Black woman. ...

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‘Creative resistance’ protests planned for ‘anti-poor’ development CONFAB

(GIN) — Farmers, indigenous peoples and other social justice groups are calling for an end to ruinous business-driven development plans for poor countries around the world. According to the “Our Land Our Business” campaign, millions of people are being thrown off their land because large corporations have been given special rights. Showing their disapproval, participants staged “creative resistance” outside ...

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