Thinking for Ourselves by Shea Howell

Thinking for Ourselves by Shea Howell

MLive and Finley got it wrong. They missed the point. Jon Stewart tried to make it clear. He said, “When it comes to laying siege to a city, we all have a favorite method: You may ...

Detroit beyond bankruptcy

Detroit beyond bankruptcy

For some, Detroit’s future is encouraging; for others, the economic outlook of the majority of the city’s residents is still bleak. ...

Detroit: Justice delayed

Detroit: Justice delayed

So much time has passed, though, that EMs have come and gone from Allen Park, Benton Harbor, Ecorse and Pontiac. And in Detroit, EM Orr will have his work wrapped up as soon as the ...

No indictment for killer cop

No indictment for killer cop

Video of Brown’s mother, Lesley McSpadden, listening to St. Louis County Prosecuting Atty. Robert McCulloch’s delivery of the grand jury’s decision, tells a more personal story ...

Expulsion of ANC’s union partner creates uproar

Expulsion of ANC’s union partner creates uproar

The unprecedented expulsion was approved by a select federation committee. Numsa, a militant activist union, was tossed out for disloyalty to the ANC, for poaching members of other ...

Ebola numbers spike

Ebola numbers spike

Late last week, WHO adjusted the figures to reflect current number, saying that of 13,567 reported cases, 4,951 people had died from Ebola. Officials also noted some cases were not ...

BBC faces new attacks over Rwandan genocide

BBC faces new attacks over Rwandan genocide

Last weekend, hundreds of protestors in Rwanda’s Eastern Province marched in their respective districts to denounce “Rwanda’s Untold Story,” a film which aired on the BBC on Oct. 1 ...

Detroiters Resisting Emergency Management statement on the Plan of Adjustment

Federal Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes’ approval of the Plan of Adjustment is not in the best interests of Detroiters. The plan, submitted by former emergency manager Kevyn Orr, supported by Mayor Duggan and Gov. Snyder, protects banks, gives away public resources, and has no method to revitalize the city. ...

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The People’s Ball and Summit in Detroit uplifts elders, community leadership

The ticketed event, presented by The Rebirth Experience, will be held in Detroit, November 15, 8 p.m.-Midnight, at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, with guest host M1 of dead prez. There will be live performances by Mama Sol and Mollywop, and a special “Love for the People” awards ceremony. Guests are encouraged to “dress to impress in your RBG (red, black and green) best.” The Peop ...

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Detroit Artist-activist Will See’s integrity merges the soul and the swagger

Will See, known in his community as Will Copeland, works with students in Detroit at the East Michigan Environmental Action Council. In the past several years while writing as a poet, he began seeing more Detroit youth engage others through hip hop in public programs like Detroit Future Youth and Young Educators Alliance, inspiring his own return to rap. He now performs regularly at community events in Detr ...

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