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 ...

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 Ebola. At the same time, according to published reports, WHO Assistant Director-General Dr. Bruce Aylward told the media in Geneva the rate of new Ebola infections seems to be pointing down in Liberia, but cautioned Ebola isn’t c ...

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OPINION: Loretta Lynch deserves swift confirmation

Loretta Lynch would be the first African American woman to hold the position. This history-making nomination should not be tarnished by partisan nonsense. If Republicans are really trying to reach out to the African American community, conducting a non-hostile hearing this year would signal their willingness to “do the right thing” by African Americans. ...

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Black farmers and urban gardeners

The Black Farmers and Urban Gardeners Conference was presented by Black Urban Growers, an organization of volunteers committed to building networks and community support for growers in both urban and rural settings. Through education and advocacy around food and farm issues, they nurture collective Black leadership to ensure they have a seat at the table. ...

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OPINION: Creative class?

There has been much said and written over the past few years about the role of the “creative class” in the revitalization of Detroit. This term has generally been used to refer to the young, mostly white, folks moving into Detroit’s downtown and “Midtown,” who are designers, artists, educators, healthcare workers, architects and various other types of professionals. Creative Class? Really? ...

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