Category Archives: Detroit

Michigan bill unfairly exempts voters in predominantly white, rural areas from “Work for Medicaid” program

Last week, the Michigan Senate passed SB 897, a piece of legislation that, assuming it goes on to pass the House, and then gets signed into law, will require a good number of Michigan’s 2.5 million adult Medicaid recipients to prove that they work at least 30 hours per week in order to retain their […]

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At Cobo Hall for a photo op, Betsy DeVos dismisses the idea of visiting nearby Detroit public schools

The national championships of the FIRST Robotics Competition were just held in Detroit, and Betsy DeVos, the Trump administration’s completely unqualified Secretary of Education, having successfully started the process of dismantling the Department of Education’s civil rights infrastructure, was on hand to have her photo taken with the participating high school students… Well, to their […]

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Eminem throws down the gauntlet, telling his fans by way of freestyle cypher that they cannot like both him and Donald Trump

The above freestyle rap, recorded a few days ago in Detroit, just aired during the BET Hip Hop Awards. In it, Eminem, after addressing everything from Trump’s racism to his criticism of John McCain for having been captured during the Vietnam War, essentially tells his fans that, if they support the President, they can go […]

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We should have stopped Betsy DeVos when we had the chance

On behalf of the people of Michigan, I apologize… Not only were we one of three states credited with making Donald Trump, the least qualified presidential candidate in American history, our President-elect, but, as it turns out, we might also be responsible for ending public education as we know it. You see, we, the people […]

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Being reminded of David Blair at POP-X

When my friend David Blair, the much loved Detroit poet, passed away unexpectedly about five years ago, I said here on the site that I thought it was likely, given the kind of man that David was, and the poetry that he’d produced during his lifetime, that we’d continue to be reminded of him through […]

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