Detroit Jazz Fest to feature historic lineup of local, international musicians

Detroit Jazz Fest to feature historic lineup of local, international musicians

Detroit-based performers include bass player Ron Carter, who has been recorded on over 2,500 albums, working with Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter and more. ...

EPA to require air pollution measurements in Black communities

EPA to require air pollution measurements in Black communities

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA WASHINGTON — For the first time, the Environmental Protection Agency may require oil refineries to regularly measure the air quality at their perimeters. These ...

Trayvon’s mom to Michael’s mom: ‘If they refuse to hear us, we will make them feel us.’

Trayvon’s mom to Michael’s mom: ‘If they refuse to hear us, we will make them feel us.’

I hate that you and your family must join this exclusive yet growing group of parents and relatives who have lost loved ones to senseless gun violence. Of particular concern is tha ...

State gives Detroit Public Schools Emergency Manager the green light to borrow $111 million

State gives Detroit Public Schools Emergency Manager the green light to borrow $111 million

The state Emergency Loan Board ignored the elected Detroit Public Schools board, and voted Aug. 20 to grant Emergency Manager Jack Martin’s request to borrow $111 million for the u ...

Detroit community object to 43 students in a classroom

Detroit community object to 43 students in a classroom

This fall, back to school for Detroit Public School students means more school closings and 43 students per classroom. Teachers expect a 10 percent pay cut among other reductions, ...

Detroit Raw by Sam Riddle

Detroit Raw by Sam Riddle

After you have been on the planet 67 years plus 11 months, you figure out a few things. Tomorrow may never arrive. Tragically there will be plenty of other trips to make for the ca ...

REPORT: US “falling further behind” on race relations

REPORT: US “falling further behind” on race relations

The report, Falling Further Behind: Combating Racial Discrimination in America, detailed myriad disparities that still exist in the criminal justice system, education, voting, hous ...

The high cost of injustice

When these corporations underpay their workers, we supplement their inadequate wages with government-funded income subsidies (food, housing assistance, etc.). When these companies need securities protection, they don’t hesitate to use the Securities and Exchange Commission, also paid for with our taxes. While these corporations operate like foreign corporations for tax purposes, they expect the services of ...

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Keep your garden growing into the fall

If you loved summer gardening, you can keep your garden growing right through fall. Here’s how to make the most of fall season gardening. Size up the soil Most vegetable plants require full sun for six or more hours a day, and because fall provides a bit less sunlight than summer, you may need to relocate your plot to make the most of shorter days. If moving your garden isn’t an option, you can still take f ...

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Putting on my Harriett Tubman shoes

We don’t have time to be tired, scared and distracted. Yes, I put Harriet Tubman’s shoes on. I think about that pistol she carried. A song about her says “I know your feet are tired, I know you getting weary, but I don’t like cowards, so I put a gun to your head, do you wanna die by the white man or would you rather die by me instead.” ...

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