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Apparently this happened at today’s Lions game

While the individual above, according to reports, was apprehended and arrested shortly after running onto the field during this afternoon’s Lion’s game, it’s still unclear what his motivations were. Given the times we live in, and the racist attacks against black football players over the past several weeks, as more and more of them have […]

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Gregory A. Fournier on his new book “Terror in Ypsilanti,” poet Thylias Moss on Limited Fork Theory, D’Real Graham on his write-in campaign for County Prosecutor, and a preview of the 2016 Zine Show …on this weekend’s edition of the Saturday Six Pack

This Saturday’s episode will be told in four parts… Our first guest will be Gregory A. Fournier, author of Terror in Ypsilanti, the new book on EMU student turned serial killer John Norman Collins. Collins, for those of you who weren’t around in the late ’60s, is thought to have murdered seven young women in […]

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The racist graffiti at EMU, the subsequent protest, and the bigger picture

Last night, as a good many of us were glued to our computers, reading up on the details surrounding the shooting death of Terence Crutcher, the most recent unarmed black man known to have been killed by police in America, someone was apparently spray-painting racist graffiti outside of Eastern Michigan University’s King Hall, an administrative […]

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America’s largest police organization throws support behind Trump, eliminating any doubt as to what they really feel about those of us they’ve sworn to protect and serve

When a friend told me this morning that the National Fraternal Order of Police, our nations’s largest police organization, with over 325,000 members, had endorsed Donald Trump for President, I thought that it had to be a hoax. “There’s no way,” I thought, “that they could support a candidate who has repeatedly promoted violence at […]

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Elected leaders and civil rights organizers join Sheriff Clayton to discuss the policing of communities of color at Unity Town Hall

This evening I attended the Unity Town Hall at Eastern Michigan Union, during which Congresswoman Debbie Dingell, Black Lives Matter Organizer Myles McGuire, Wahstenaw County Sheriff Jerry Clayton, Mark Fancher of the Michigan ACLU’s Racial Justice Project, and Washtenaw County Prosecutor Brian Mackie sat before an audience of about 250, responding to questions about civil […]

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