‘Our unfinished work’

‘Our unfinished work’

So that’s the world we’ve got to reach for — the world where every single one of our children has the opportunity to pursue their measure of happiness. That’s our unfinished work. ...

Get ‘A Piece of the Action’: New album by DJ Butter and DJ Dez spotlights Detroit hip hop

Get ‘A Piece of the Action’: New album by DJ Butter and DJ Dez spotlights Detroit hip hop

DJ Butter explains the album is an opportunity to give Detroit artists an opportunity to work “with artists that have sold tons of records and collaborate." ...

Always Brewing open mic uplifts Detroit talent

Always Brewing open mic uplifts Detroit talent

Detroit’s open mic scene remains a vibrant part of the city’s arts community, and the Thursday evening spotlight at Always Brewing Detroit, a community coffee shop at 19180 Grand R ...

Detroit EM transfers authority  to mayor, council

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 ...

EDITORIAL: ‘Dear Livonia’ and the self-determination mayor

EDITORIAL: ‘Dear Livonia’ and the self-determination mayor

On the campaign trail, candidate Duggan said self-determination was a central value and guiding principle in his campaign to become Detroit’s mayor...This week, Mayor Duggan faces ...

Thinking for Ourselves by Shea Howell

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 Dugg ...

Michigan GOP limits public debate

Michigan GOP limits public debate

This campaign season, Republican candidates appear to be running from public forums. It took several weeks and considerable wrangling to schedule one debate for the executive candi ...

Detroit Land Forum workshop set

This six-series workshop is designed to provide specific resources, support, and hands-on process assistance to anyone who is interested in purchasing property in Detroit, even and especially those who have experienced frustration with the process before. ...

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Registration is open for New Work New Culture Conference

By Tawana Petty Special to the Michigan Citizen Registration for the New Work New Culture Conference is available at www.reimaginingwork.org. The October event in Detroit will convene thinkers and doers from all over the world who are building an earth-friendly economy for all. From Oct. 18- 20, several hundred activists, organizers, theorists, farmers, culture creators, builders, inventors and entrepreneur ...

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OPINION: Marching to the ballot box

While civil rights protest marches and demonstrations are necessary and somewhat therapeutic in response to obvious and wanton acts of racial violence, the trauma of years of witnessing injustice does have its long term cumulative effect. This is the reason, I believe, we all should be careful not to allow the contradictions or the madness of social and racial injustice to drive our consciousness into self- ...

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OPINION: Driving while Black — and poor

“Overall, we found by disproportionately stopping, charging and fining the poor and minorities, by closing the courts to the public, and by incarcerating people for the failure to pay fines, these policies unintentionally push the poor further into poverty, prevent the homeless from accessing the housing, treatment, and jobs they so desperately need to regain stability in their lives, and violate the Consti ...

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