World Economic Forum Targets Detroit

By David Sole, Struggle La Lucha. -

The World Economic Forum (WEF) has announced plans to open a “Global Center for Urban Transformation” in Detroit in October 2021. The WEF is an international non-governmental organization (NGO) [...]

Environmental Racism And Detroit

By Emma Boyhtari, . -

Oftentimes, racism and environmentalism are thought of as separate issues. Since the Black Lives Matter uprising of last summer, however, there has been a growing awareness of the scope of racism [...]

Detroit Teachers Vote Overwhelmingly To Authorize Safety Strike

By Detroit Federation of Teachers. -

During an emergency special meeting Wednesday, members of the Detroit Federation of Teachers (DFT) voted to authorize a potential safety strike aimed at pressing the Detroit Public Schools [...]

Amid Calls To Defund Police, Detroit Leaders Weigh In On Alternatives

By DeJanay Booth, Model D Media. -

In the wake of Floyd’s death, protests have mobilized in several states, and locally in Detroit, where protesters have marched regularly since late May. While most protests have mostly been [...]

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 [...]