Detroit Students Sued For Literacy And Won

By N. Jamiyla Chiscolm, Color Lines. -

The hard-fought, four-year Gary B. literacy case, in which seven Black students in Detroit sued the state of Michigan in 2016 to improve the school system and literacy access, was settled on May [...]

Detroit Bus Drivers Win Protections Against Virus Through Strike

By Jane Slaughter, Labornotes.org -

Detroit bus drivers collectively declared Tuesday morning that they weren't going to work without safety precautions. A city worker is cleaning at the end of the line. Photo: Jim West / [...]

Groups Demand Whitmer Enact Water Shutoff Moratorium To Fight Coronavirus

By The Peoples Water Board. -

Hundreds of thousands of people in low-income families across the state have borne the brunt of the record rise in the cost of water services and the unaffordable water bills that have resulted [...]

Environmental Activists Claim Victory After Detroit Incinerator Closes

By Kianga Moore, Truthout.org -

The recent shutdown of the largest municipal trash incinerator in the U.S. marks the end of a long-fought battle for a majority Black neighborhood that has for decades fought a constant stream of [...]

Detroit Police Commissioner Arrested For Questioning City’s Use Of Facial Recognition

By Staff, Fightforthefuture.org -

Last night, a police commissioner in Detroit was arrested for questioning the city’s use of facial recognition at a public hearing. Commissioner Willie Burton, who is black, was surrounded by [...]

Detroit Residents Organize Community With 12th Annual Rally To Silence The Violence

By Amani Sawari, Sawarimi.org -

Michigan residents have been coming together as apart of the Silence the Violence Rally for nearly over a decade. Silence the Violence continues to be an opportunity for people to show their [...]

When Cities Shut The Water Off

By Maureen Taylor, Inequality.org -

In 2014, the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department started its most recent egregious campaign of mass water shutoffs that targeted low-income, residential customers who were behind in payments. [...]

Shutoffs Continue As The People Of Detroit Fight For Water As A Human Right

By Simon Albaugh, Occupy.com -

Step onto downtown Detroit’s tiled sidewalks past the Kern Clock Tower and storefront restaurants and you’ll find Campus Martius. This small park at the center of the greatest comeback story in [...]

Battling The Indignities Of Detroit’s Water Shut-Offs

By Valerie Burris, Zocalopublicsquare.org -

I never considered myself a politically active type. In fact, I abhorred politics for three decades. But about 25 years ago, I realized that I couldn’t fight my personal health insurance issues [...]

Black Beekeepers Are Transforming Detroit’s Vacant Lots Into Bee Farms

By Philip Lew, Huffingtonpost.com -

A pair of Detroit natives have decided to combat neighborhood blight in a pretty sweet way — by transforming abandoned vacant lots in their city into honeybee farms.  Detroit Hives, a nonprofit [...]

40% Of Detroit Has No Internet, They Are Creating Their Own

By Kaleigh Rogers, motherboard.vice.com -

By Kaleigh Rogers for Motherboard - Being stuck without access to the internet is often thought of as a problem only for rural America. But even in some of America’s biggest cities, a significant [...]

‘Real Detroiters Speak Out’ To World Conference Of Mayors

By Kris Balderas-Hamel, www.workers.org -

By Kris Balderas-Hamel for Workers World - The World Conference of Mayors is convening its 33rd anniversary conference in Detroit from Oct. 23 to Oct. 26. Was Detroit picked to host this event [...]

Report On Rasmea Odeh Sentencing Hearing

By Staff, www.mailchi.mp -

By Staff of Committee to Stop FBI Repression - On Thursday, August 17th, Judge Gershwin Drain again violated the rights of Palestinian-American icon Rasmea Odeh, this time by not allowing her to [...]

Thousands Attend Free Health Care Event In Detroit

By Staff, www.wsws.org -

By Staff of WSWS - Thousands of metro Detroit residents, seeking dental and optical care, are attending a free health clinic, which started Wednesday at the Cobo Hall convention center. Hundreds [...]

50th Anniversary Of Detroit Rebellion: Celebration But Still White Supremacy

By Frank Joyce, www.alternet.org -

By Frank Joyce for AlterNet - The normal pattern in our culture is to manufacture amnesia about past unpleasantries such as slavery, Native American genocide, the Vietnam war, and other assaults [...]