Category Archives: Ypsilanti

Mark’s Covid Diary… August 23, 2020

A few evening’s ago, my son and I set out to see if we could find a new path along the Huron River. By the time we were done, we’d walked eight miles, and found some incredible trails that we’d never before knew existed. The shot above is from one of those trails. Everywhere we […]

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Mark’s Covid Diary… August 6, 2020

A few days ago, while drifting aimlessly around town with my son, he asked why it was that we were happening across the bodies of so many small, headless creatures. It seemed like something I should know the answer to, but I didn’t. I think we finally settled on the idea that the top halves […]

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1,000 march in support of Black Lives Matter in Ypsilanti

My friend Donald Harrison, one of the founders of the iFFY film festival, took his video equipment to yesterday’s Black Lives Matter march in Ypsi as part of his Citizen Activist Media initiative. Check it out. Ypsilanti Black Lives Matter Protest June 20, 2020 from 7 Cylinders Studio on Vimeo. [As for iFFY, Donald tells […]

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How should a community respond when an elected official admits to racism and asks for another chance?

Tuesday night, during Ypsilanti’s City Council meeting, Mayor Beth Bashert, when discussing the re-appointment of Ka’Ron Gaines as a City Human Relations Commissioner, said the following. “Since I will be crucified if I vote against any black person on any commission, I’m going to vote yes,” she said. And, with that, yet another political career […]

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Today’s Black Lives Matter protest in Ypsilanti

We may not be a big city, like Philly, Houston, Chicago, or DC, but, for our size, Ypsilanti had one hell of a turnout today in support of Black Lives Matter. I’m incredibly proud of my home town right now, and I’d like to take this opportunity to thank Terril Cotton and the other organizers […]

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