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Jefferson Exhibit Generates Racial Controversy in Detroit

Legacy of the slave owning former president is being contested in the 21st century An historical exhibit designed to examine various aspects of the life...
Detroit Unite Here on Strike at the Westin Book Cadillac Hotel

Viewpoint: Exploitation and Dislocation Continues in Detroit

Public discontent over evictions, foreclosures, water shut-offs and substandard wages can only be ameliorated through organized action Commentary During the early morning hours of Sunday October...
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Viewpoint: The Struggle to Defeat Austerity in Detroit and the World

Origins of the global economic crises are to be found within the capitalist and imperialist system Note: This is the text of an address delivered...
National Conference to Defeat Austerity organizers

Viewpoint: National Conference to Defeat Austerity in Detroit to Emphasize Programmatic Approach to Economic...

Despite the claims of prosperity and full employment, millions are living in poverty and distress March 24 will be an important date for the Moratorium...
Rev. Edward Pinkney addresses the Moratorium NOW! Coalition alternative people's summit to the World Conference of Mayors, October 23, 2017

Viewpoint: Detroit’s Invisible Majority and the Crises of Municipal Governance

Claims of revitalization exclude the social aspirations of African Americans and the working masses During the week of October 23-27, the World Conference of Mayors...
Detroit Demonstration Against the Killing of Damon Grimes

Viewpoint: Detroit Struggles Intensify Over Corporate Racism, Police Terror and Housing Rights

African American majority city protests the publically subsidized white elephant Death by law-enforcement of Damon Grimes Moratorium on property tax foreclosures Correct methodology needed for genuine...
Detroit Rebellion July 1967 as African Americans take over the streets

Viewpoint: Lessons from the Detroit July 1967 Rebellion and Prospects for Social Transformation –...

July 23, 2017 marked the beginning of the 50th anniversary of the Detroit Rebellion of 1967 which at the time represented the largest of...

A Detroit Doctor Jumana Could Face Life Imprisonment for FGM

Jumana Nagarwala Image copyright HENRY FORD HOSPITAL Image caption Dr Nagarwala mutilated girls aged between six and eight, prosecutors sayA doctor in the US...
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Detroit MLK Day Associated with struggles and defeat of Racism, War and Poverty

This year’s Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Rally & March was organized under the demands for “Jobs, Peace and Justice” commemorating the 50th...

Historical and Political Context of the 1833 Blackburn Rebellion in Detroit

Aspects of African Resistance, Emigration and the Burgeoning Anti-slavery Struggle Note: This address was delivered at a panel discussion on Saturday October 29, 2016 at...
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1.9 million Fiat Cars Recalled Over 3 Deaths

The automaker said the"occupant restraint control module" is the problem. The module works with a wire harness detecting frontal impacts and if malfunctioning, neither...
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2016 Election Reflections: Trump and Clinton’s Visit to Detroit

Series No. 3 During the week of August 8 both Republican Party nominee Donald Trump and his Democratic counterpart Hillary Clinton made policy speeches in...

Donald Trump Strikes Out All Killer Taxes In USA

Trump proposed three income-tax brackets of 12 percent, 25 percent and 33 percent instead of the current seven tiers ranging from 10 percent to...
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Detroit still haunted by housing problems

Over the last decade the city of Detroit has been negatively impacted by the role of the financial institutions which engineered the theft of...
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The Wars Come Home From Detroit, Flint and Benton

Note: The following paper was presented at the Left Forum held at John Jay College of the City University of New York (CUNY) on...
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Looking Beyond Detroit’s Problems in the Public Education System

A two day strike organized by the Detroit Federation of Teachers (DFT) on May 2-3 which shutdown the Detroit Public Schools (DPS) represented another...
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The Bankruptcy of Detroit’s “Development” Model

Billionaire Dan Gilbert announced on April 27 that he and other capitalist investors have created a plan to construct a soccer stadium in downtown...

Detroit To Experience New Round Of Massive Water Shut-offs

Despite the business media praise of the actual program of dislocation and underdevelopment aimed at long-time residents disguised as "revitalization", the City of Detroit...

Ruling Class Refusal To Address Fundamental Issues Angered Detroit Residents

Former Detroit Mayor Dave Bing warned local corporate leaders that the city could be on the verge of an urban rebellion. Speaking at the Detroit...
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Volvo truck, Honda auto win honors in North America

A panel of about 55 independent automotive journalists selected the Honda Civic and Volvo XC90 at press previews for the North American International...
An attendee, enjoying a bowl of light SOUP at the Accra SOUP Dinner

Third Accra SOUP opens for submissions

Funding for small businesses and social projects will no longer be hard to find. That is because of the growth of a new crowdfunding...

Detroit Rejected For Overseeing Worsening Conditions

A panel discussion on the first anniversary of the largest municipal bankruptcy in United States history was met with protests both inside and outside...

Accra SOUP opens for November submissions

It is Accra?s response to the global SOUP movement started in Detroit, Michigan. The aim of Accra SOUP is to allow citizens identify the...
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Ghana?s Ezekiel Ansah succeeds in American Football

26-year-old Ghanaian-born Ezekiel ?Ziggy? Ansah is making shocking waves in the National Football League (NFL) for the Detroit Lions in the United States of...
Kenneth Kabaka Reynolds President of the Metro Detroit Cab Drivers Association at rally on July 21, 2015.

African Americans fight against forced removals from Detroit

A rally and march in Hart Plaza and at the Coleman A. Young Municipal Center (City Hall) on July 21 exposed the false narrative...

Drake pulls a big surprise at his show in Detroit

Drake surprised those attending his recent show in Detroit. Between performing his hits, the rapper treated them to a brand new freestyle when his...

Hundreds of thousands remain imperiled in Detroit

By AbayomiAzikiwe Editor, Pan-African News Wire A broad based coalition of Detroit organizations is fighting for a moratorium on property tax foreclosures where 62,000 homes,...

Bodies Of Two Children Discovered In Freezer, Mother Arrested

Police investigators outside the Detroit house where two children were found dead Court officials carrying out an eviction order on Tuesday discovered the bodies of...

Ariana Grande brought out special guest for Honeymoon tour

Ariana Grande brought out a special guest when her ?Honeymoon? tour came to Detroit recently. The singer was joined by his boyfriend, Motor City?s...

Aretha Franklin is heading to American Idol

Aretha Franklin is heading to ?American Idol? as both performer and guest mentor. The so-called Queen of Soul has been tapped to join the...