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 [...]

Nine Activists Put Their Bodies On The Line For Water In Detroit

By Drew Philp, www.theguardian.com -

By Drew Philp for The Guardian - In 1964, while still in her early twenties, Marian Kramer sat at a lunch counter in Monroe, Louisiana, and was served a tuna fish sandwich and a glass of [...]

At Birthplace Of Auto Workers’ Sit-Down Strikes

By Dianne Feeley, www.labornotes.org -

By Dianne Feeley for Labor Notes - Last week auto workers from Chicago and Detroit made a pilgrimage to the birthplace of auto workers' sit-down strikes to lend solidarity to workers who’ve been [...]

Silent Tax Foreclosure Auction Is Missed Opportunity

By Michele Oberholtzer, www.occupy.com -

By Michele Oberholtzer for Occupy - Back in July, the American Civil Liberties Union filed suit against Wayne County Treasurer Eric Sabree for foreclosing on owner-occupied homes in the area [...]

Will Detroit Use Funds To Restore Water or Tear Down Homes?

By Sara Jerome, www.takepart.com -

By Sara Jerome for Takepart. Detroit, MI - Aurora Harris is familiar with the way people sound when they first lose water service. “I try not to let it affect me emotionally, but there are [...]

In A Broke And Crumbling City, This Woman Is Building An Urban Paradise

By Kate Abbey-Lambertz, www.huffingtonpost.com -

By Kate Abbey-Lambertz for The Huffington Post - DETROIT — In a neighborhood that has lost its school, library, streetlights, many businesses and a huge chunk of its population, one woman is [...]

40% Of Detroit Will Be Deprived Of Life Sustaining Water

By Marsha Cole, www.blackagendareport.com -

By Marsha Cole for Black Agenda Report - The United States has no moral authority to speak of “human rights” as an American “value” when it systematically deprives Detroit’s Black poor population [...]

Detroit Public Schools Shut With Teachers In ‘Sickout’ Over Pay

By Barbara Goldberg, www.reuters.com -

By Barbara Goldberg for Reuters - Detroit Public Schools closed nearly all of its 97 schools on Monday as hundreds of teachers called in sick to protest the cash-strapped city’s revelation that [...]

In Detroit, Fighting Hopelessness With A Climate Plan

By David J. Unger, www.cinsideclimatenews.org -

By David J. Unger for Inside Climate News - DETROIT, Mich.—As major cities across the globe begin to take a leading role in the world's response to climate change, one U.S. metropolis has a [...]

“Stop Oppressing Us”: Detroit Teachers Speak

By Eliza A. Webb, www.truth-out.org -

By Eliza A. Webb for Truthout - A new investigation by the US Attorney's Office has uncovered evidence of long-lasting corruption within the Detroit Public Schools (DPS) system and has charged 12 [...]