‘Detroit:’ The Real Story Behind One Of The Most Horrific Police Brutality Events In History

By Malaika Jabali While Kathryn Bigelow’s film focuses on one horrific act at the Algiers Motel, where police killed three Black teenagers, the events that lasted over the five-day uprising is a crash course in America’s dark history with state violence and the overall oppression of Black and Brown people.   If you’ve read Turner House — the debut […]

Detroit’ Is One Of The Most Irresponsible And Dangerous Movies Of the Year

The film is egregious, both in what it includes and what it omits.   By Mary Phillips Assistant Professor, Lehman College, CUNY   The church was packed. “Watch accurate justice administered by citizens of the community,” a flier announced. “Review and watch the evidence for yourself.” Nearly two thousand black people and a smattering of whites […]

The 6th Anniversary Of The Aiyana Jones’ Death

Saturday, May 21 at 2:00 PM in ED 2 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48226-3473, United State A rally in loving memory of Aiyana Jones May 16 will mark the sixth anniversary of the brutal slaying of 7-year-old Aiyana Stanley-Jones by Detroit Police Officer Joe Weekley. She was shot by the cop while she slept on […]

Black Livez: Between Grief and Action

By George Yancy and Dr.Joy James December 23, 2014 George Yancy: There are times when I’ve asked myself if philosophy can console in times of pain and suffering. Among my friends and colleagues of all races, the killings of Michael Brown, Akai Gurley, Tamir Rice and Eric Garner and so many others like them have […]

A Tale of Two Detroits, Separate and Unequal

Detroit’s downtown section is in the process of rebuilding, which includes an increase in surveillance initiated by Dan Gilbert, the founder of Quicken Loans. (Joy Van Buhler / Flickr) In the new Detroit, a small number of wealthy residents are protected by private security and constant surveillance while the city’s black majority struggles to maintain […]

Federal Judge Rulez Detroit Residentz Have No “Fundamental Right” to Water

By Jerry White Global Research, September 30, 2014 World Socialist Web Site In a ruling Monday, US bankruptcy judge Steven Rhodes threw out a motion to stop mass water shutoffs in Detroit, declaring that city residents had no “fundamental right” to water service. The ruling sanctioned the city’s brutal policy, which has terminated service to […]

Republic of New Africa

Nicholas D. Kimble (Tougaloo ’04) Many of the activists who worked in the Freedom Movement in Mississippi became founders and participants in the Black Power movement, with Stockley Carmichael (of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee) giving the new movement its name during the Meredith Mississippi Freedom March in the summer of 1966. (#39, #52) At […]

Today In Black History (our story)

Motor City race unrest errupts! National Guard in 1967 Date: Sun, 1967-07-23 On this date in 1967, the Detroit rebellion occurred. The summer of that year was a turbulent time in American history, “the worst year for riots in the United States,” with 165 uprisings taking place. The Detroit uprising began near 12th Street and […]