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March 14, 2022
These 20 Striking Detroit Baristas Could Lead a Union Revival
By asking the NLRB to force their employer to recognize the union without holding an election, they are striking a bold blow for industrial democracy.
December 15, 2021
The Greatest Teacher of America’s Great Art Form
The pianist Barry Harris, who died last week, dedicated his life to continuing the oral tradition of jazz improvisation.
December 16, 2020
The Most Vital Transition Is Ours
Reading revives historical memory in the flat Zoom time of pandemic.
October 9, 2020
Trump Keeps Inciting Domestic Terrorism
Even after the FBI disrupted an alleged terrorist plot to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, the president keeps fanning the flames of violence.
December 3, 2019
High School Football Players Took a Knee Before a Game, and Opposing ‘Fans’ Threw Trash at Them
“Look at these [n-words] taking a knee and they don’t even know why they’re doing it,” said one person in the crowd.
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October 28, 2019
John Conyers Carried the Civil Rights Movement Forward
The long-serving representative, an ally of Rosa Parks and the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., has died at 90.
July 30, 2019
If Democrats Want to Win in 2020, They Have to Give Detroit a Reason to Vote
As the presidential contenders gather here for this week’s debates, they should be thinking about racial justice, jobs, health, housing, and
February 25, 2019
PHOTOS: How to Destroy an American Landmark
The slow death of Detroit’s famous Packard Automotive Plant.
Camilo José Vergara
May 31, 2018
Why It Matters That Phoenix Is Suing the Trump Administration
Dispatches from the Urban Resistance, May 2018: From Phoenix to Detroit and beyond.
January 29, 2018
Meet the Candidate Running to Fix Michigan’s Brutal Housing Policies
Abdul El-Sayed would be the first Muslim-American governor in US history.