On Detroit bankruptcy: Snyder: No need for ‘traditional democracy’

On Detroit bankruptcy: Snyder: No need for ‘traditional democracy’

“City governments are a subdivision of the state of Michigan. I’m responsible for 10 million citizens of the state of Michigan,” Snyder said. “We maintained democracy. Was traditio ...

Detroit Raw by Sam Riddle, J.D.

Detroit Raw by Sam Riddle, J.D.

Sixty percent of Detroit’s children living in poverty is just a number with no human face, we have track to lay for a train to nowhere, and children in poverty can wait. Besides, t ...

WATCH: The Daily Show reports on Detroit water shutoffs

WATCH: The Daily Show reports on Detroit water shutoffs

The Daily Show's Jessica Williams exposes the mythical narrative Detroit's mainstream media delivers: Poor Detroiters live with a "sense of entitlement." ...

EDITORIAL: Most dangerous city and the lie of reinvention

EDITORIAL: Most dangerous city and the lie of reinvention

Buried in the news last week behind all the handshaking, was news of recently revealed FBI crime stats which make Detroit the nation’s most dangerous city. Although crime in the ci ...

Wayne State University Farmers’ Market closes seventh season

Wayne State University Farmers’ Market closes seventh season

Kami Pothukuchi, Ph.D. Special to The Michigan Citizen On Oct. 29, a typically chilly fall day, the Wayne State University Farmers Market had our season’s last market, 22 weeks aft ...

Detroit funk guitarist Nadir to host ‘Electric Lounge’

Detroit funk guitarist Nadir to host ‘Electric Lounge’

Detroit soul and funk guitarist Nadir Omowale is prepared for another cutting-edge live show with his band...Nov. 21 at NextWave Media Lab. ...

Cass Tech student actors find new hope in classic ‘Raisin in the Sun’

Cass Tech student actors find new hope in classic ‘Raisin in the Sun’

The students contrasted the racial tensions in the era of “A Raisin in the Sun” to those of today’s gentrification anxieties in Detroit. ...

DETROIT: Place and space to begin anew

By Grace Lee Boggs Special to the Michigan Citizen On Oct. 13, I spoke at the 2012 biennial gathering of Kellogg Fellows meeting at the Detroit Westin. This year’s theme was “Resilience, Transformation, Transcendence.” Also on the program was Dr. Regina Benjamin, the U.S. surgeon general, who is a Kellogg Fellow. In my remarks, I described how drastically Detroit has changed since I moved to the city 60 yea ...

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The shifting power of social media

On Jan. 1, 1994, a small group of indigenous peoples in Mexico armed themselves and took control of various cities across the state of Chiapas. They burned down police headquarters, freed prisoners being held in jails and resisted with arms when the Mexican government attempted to wrest control back from them. This group of revolutionaries called themselves the Zapatistas. ...

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