While Michigan suffers Jim Crow laws under Governor Snyder, who amazingly is still walking around conducting business after knowingly poisoning Flint’s water, we had a YUGE boost in morale here on Tuesday. While we also just received bankruptcy kingpin Judge Steven ( not to be confused with Cecil) Rhodes over the Detroit Public Schools, there […]Read more "A Victory for Michigan: Bernie Sanders Wins Primary"
Duggan Threatens Opponents of Detroit Education Commission “You will be irrelevant.”Read more "Duggan Threatens Opponents of DEC"
The Michigan legislature today is considering a bill, SB 710 and 711 which will permanently disempower the elected Detroit school board and replace us with a board appointed by the mayor. In Detroit, the only city given such treatment in Michigan, we have been under emergency management for the past 5 years. In 2013, the […]Read more "Voting in Michigan: Slots are a Better Bet"
If you are an early riser in this part of the world, please tune in between 6:00 and 8:00 a.m. Sundays. I am on for two hours beginning Sunday, March 6 and will discuss all manner of issues. The phone number is 313- 209-9000. The website is http://www.910am.com I will reach out to a Latino […]Read more "“Beloved Detroit” Radio program debuts Sunday,March 6"
Elected school board members in white districts would find this scenario hard to imagine. A newly renovated high school- Southwestern , is closed without a school board making this decision. We have been stripped of our authority since 2009. We have, despite repealing the law that allows this, had one emergency manager after another. Elected […]Read more "The Implicit Inequality of Emergency Management: Thank You, UAW Fund For Text Books For One School."
The upcoming presidential primaries in Michigan are nearly invisible again. We have been under Emergency Manager in Detroit Public Schools since 2009. The City of Detroit was under EM long enough to loot all the public goods, from water to pensions. Following the heist came a write in election of a white mayor in a […]Read more "Of Bernie and Hillary: Political Campaigns in Post Voting Rights Michigan"