Price of communication when loved ones are behind bars

Price of communication when loved ones are behind bars

It was decided at the Sept. 9 court meeting that video visitation through Dallas-based Securus Technologies would not replace traditional in-person jail visits as originally planne ...

Filling Detroit City Council’s vacancy

Filling Detroit City Council’s vacancy

A number of people are interested in the spot, some have openly lobbied Council, and a few have been willing to go public with their wishes. ...

MDP joins grassroots to GOTV

MDP joins grassroots to GOTV

“It’s all about turnout. If Democrats vote, we win. We’re just trying to make sure Democrats get out to vote.” ...

EDITORIAL: ‘I quit:’ A betrayal of public trust

EDITORIAL: ‘I quit:’ A betrayal of public trust

Nowhere in Jenkins’ message to the public was there any connection to an idea other than her self-improvement. There was no get-out-the-vote message for Nov. 4. The one-time leader ...

UN experts condemn Detroit water shutoffs

UN experts condemn Detroit water shutoffs

From the woman who said she stopped cooking rice because of the amount of water it takes, to the parents who expressed fear the state would take custody of their children if it was ...

Council member Saunteel Jenkins resigns, leaves to head THAW

Council member Saunteel Jenkins resigns, leaves to head THAW

City council member Saunteel Jenkins has resigned, effective Nov. 7. ...

Analysis: Deadly force in Black and white

Analysis: Deadly force in Black and white

Young Black males in recent years were at a far greater risk of being fatally shot by police than their white counterparts — 21 times greater, according to a recent ProPublica anal ...

Saving the Dunbar

Last month, a historic African American hospital was to be auctioned off to the highest bidder. Dunbar Hospital, located in rapidly gentrifying Midtown, seemed to be a symbol of the times for African Americans in Detroit. The property, at 580 Frederick, was listed with the Wayne County Treasurer and fetched a $195,000 bid before a last minute effort pulled the site from auction. ...

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Strip mines, pollution and de-foresting linked to Ebola’s deadly spread

With wildlife squeezed into ever-smaller parcels by the expansion of foreign corporations, fruit bats carrying the Zaire Ebola virus are suspected of migrating from the Democratic Republic of Congo where the virus first appeared in 1976 to the West African nation of Guinea and from there to Sierra Leone and Liberia. ...

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