Category Archives: Detroit

Nkrumah Steward on befriending the descendant of those who enslaved his ancestors, local African-American officers talk about life at the intersection of “black and blue”, and detective Ira Todd on the strange case of Davonte Sanford …on this weekend’s Saturday Six Pack

We’ll start off this Saturday evening’s episode of the Saturday Six Pack with Canton writer Nkrumah Steward. If Steward’s name sounds familiar, it’s likely because a recent story of his, about traveling back to the South Carolina plantation where his ancestors had been slaves, has spread like wildfire this past week. From People Magazine to […]

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Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy chooses not to pursue perjury charges against former Detroit Police Deputy Chief James Tolbert for his role in the framing of Davonte Sanford

Over the past five years, I’ve written quite a bit on this site about a young man by the name of Davonte Sanford. [Sanford is pictured above.] As you may recall, Davontae, who is developmentally disabled and blind in one eye, was taken into police custody in Detroit at the age of 14 for the […]

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The Dead Music Capital Band is going to be visiting from Texas. Where shall we have them play?

My friend Dan Gillotte, when he’s not managing the shit out of the award-winning Wheatsville Co-op in Austin, plays in an un-dead brass band called the Dead Music Capital Band. Well, he and his bandmates will be making the long trip north to Michigan in a few weeks to participate along with a number of […]

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Davontae Staford, framed for four murders at the age of 14, is scheduled to return home tomorrow after serving nearly 9 years in prison

Over the past five years, I’ve written quite a bit on this site about a young man by the name of Davontae Sanford. As you may recall, Davontae, who is developmentally disabled and blind in one eye, was taken into police custody in Detroit at the age of 14 for the murder of four people […]

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Bestselling author Shaka Senghor takes us inside the “big warehouse of human misery” that is the American prison system, filmmaker Donald Harrison tells us about his new Commie High documentary, and we talk judicial reform with civil rights attorney Dick Soble… on episode 43 of the Saturday Six Pack

For those of you who didn’t catch episode 43 of The Saturday Six Pack when it was first broadcast a few weeks ago, it’s now available online. If you scroll to the bottom of this post, you’ll find it embedded. If you’d rather not hear my voice, though, here are my abbreviated notes. Our first […]

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