Holiday shopping with Black-owned Detroit businesses

Holiday shopping with Black-owned Detroit businesses

With a few days left for holiday shopping, the many Black-owned businesses in the city are prepared to supply last minute gifts for family and friends. ...

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 ...

Exhalation Center strives to heal individuals, communities

No signage on the large sea-foam green building at 18930 Greenfield, Detroit, indicates healing oasis waiting within. But, Karla Mitchell, doctor of natural health, has transformed the former dentist’s office into the Exhalation Integrative Wellness Center, where she uses a variety of naturopathic and homeopathic techniques, Ayurvedic remedies, traditional forms of Chinese medicine, and noninvasive forms of ...

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GUEST EDITORIAL: Same old problem, same old response

Brace for the usual cast of “misleadership” characters to “funnel Black people’s energies into official channels that go nowhere,” to quote activist Glenn Ford. African Americans have been dealing with police brutality for decades. Until new leadership and forceful solutions arrive, the community will continue to deal with it. ...

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