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Conspiracy of Violence

There are regular outbursts of violence across Detroit and America as a whole, and this violence is often described as random, purposeless and senseless. It seems that as soon as we are over the...

 
 By James Abeare    Opinion    August 9, 2018

Did you remember to vote?

I know it was the primaries and you can't vote across party lines, but it was important to make your choices known for the general election in November. I don't like the fact that you can't vote...

 

Punishing Children: Juvenile Incarceration

The United States has the shameful distinction of having one of the highest rates of juvenile detention and incarceration in the world. Numerous studies and testimonies reveal that institutions of...

 

Civil Rights Groups, Democrats Oppose Trump's SCOTUS Pick

f President Donald Trump's last Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch is any indication, his latest pick in Brett Kavanaugh will do the civil rights community no favors, National Urban League President...

 

Voters rally to demand Court "Let Michigan Vote" on redistricting reform

LANSING – Hundreds of voters rallied in front of the Hall of Justice today to protect their right vote in November on the Voters Not Politicians redistricting reform ballot measure, as the Michigan...

 
 By James Abeare    Opinion    July 12, 2018

Trump's new SCOTUS justice pick

Face it, no matter who President Trump would’ve named to the Supreme Court, the Left would’ve come out against them. So much so, that one group sent out a press briefing, before Brett Kavanaugh...

 
 By Ebone Colbert    Opinion    July 12, 2018

Affordable Water is a Public Health Issue

My mother has been living in the same house in Detroit since 1965 and did not have problems paying her water bill until recently. When she became disabled, she had to figure out how to live on a fixed income. She, along with many others who are livin...

 
 By Ron Harris    Opinion    July 5, 2018

An Open Letter from America's Children

Dear U.S. Media, Democrats, Republicans, Independents and to the concerned Americans who poured out into the streets to protest Donald Trump's cruel and faulty immigration policies, What about us? We...

 
 By James Abeare    Opinion    July 5, 2018

After a 60 year wait, Willie O'Ree enters Hockey Hall of Fame

It was 1958 and a little known winger, from the Quebec Aces, was called up to the Boston Bruins. That winger was Willie O'Ree, the first black hockey player in the National Hockey League. He is often...

 
 By James Abeare    Opinion    June 21, 2018

Father's Day to Special Person's Day? No Way!

I know it is the Thursday after Father’s Day, but a story that started last year reared it’s ugly head again this year. The idea to change from Father’s Day to Special Person’s Day. The...

 

Black Women Are Changing the Tide of American Politics

Last week, the world witnessed something that had never been done before in the history of politics in the United States. Not only did Democratic voters in Georgia elect a 44-year-old African...

 
 By James Abeare    Opinion    June 14, 2018

Trump's legacy

There is an old Vulcan proverb; "Only Nixon can go to China." Now there is a new one; "Only Trump can talk to Kim." The Trump legacy hangs on what happens after this week's summit North Korean leader...

 

To fulfill Dr. King's vision, we must lift up the poor

. Martin Luther King's final mission was to build and launch a Poor People's Campaign across lines of race, religion and region. He called for a "revolution of values" to address the "triplets of...

 
 By James Abeare    Opinion    June 7, 2018

Gun control messages in the Main Stream Media

I was watching Supergirl last Monday when I suddenly started to get a lecture in gun control. Not in person but from the show. This isn't the first time that a CW Arrowverse show preached about gun...

 

A New Awakening for the Inkster Public Library

Let me begin by apologizing for not addressing the following situation quickly and in a timely manner. I know there has been some confusion as it pertains to the Inkster Public Library. Since January...

 

Civil Rights Activists, NFL Players React to New National Anthem Policy

Protesters held a rally in front of the National Football League's New York City headquarters on May 25 after the league announced new rules that punish players who don't stand for the national...

 

Blacks and Minorities in America

According to U.S. Census Bureau Reports, the nation's racial and ethnic minorities will outnumber those of its White population by the year 2042. Implicit in this prediction is that a non-White...

 

Free Comic Book Day - 2018

Comic book geeks unite! It is once again time for Free Comic Book Day. A day put aside to celebrate the quintessential American art form, the comic book. In years past the comic book has had its share of trouble; Being thought of as picture books...

 

Voters Not Politicians will ask Court, Secretary of State to reject pro-gerrymandering group complaints

LANSING – The nonpartisan Voters Not Politicians group will promptly and vigorously respond to procedural objections filed by a litigious pro-gerrymandering group intended to block voters from...

 

Black People Must Vote or Reap the Consequences

All you have to do is crack open a history book, or sit with one of our experienced elders, and you will learn about the many sacrifices made by people of all races in order to ensure Black people...

 

What have we learned from Larry Nassar?

As a community, we hope and try our best to keep our children out of harm's way. Knowing we cannot be with them every second of the day, we teach them to look both ways when crossing the street, not...

 

MLK50: Fifty Years after Kerner and King, Racism Still Matters

On the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., NAACP President Derrick Johnson talks about Dr. King's assassination and the Kerner Commission." Segregation and poverty...

 

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