Tag Archives: Jackson

Judge Carlton Reeves, sentencing three white men to prison for the murder of a black man in Mississippi, delivers a powerful speech on the legacy of lynching

In the early hours of June 26, 2011, 18-year old Deryl Dedmon, who had been drinking with friends, drove his pick-up truck over a man by the name of James Craig Anderson in Jackson, Mississippi, killing him. Dedmon was white. Anderson was black. Dedmon fled the scene of the crime, but, thanks to surveillance camera […]

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Ypsi Immigration Interview: Rob Noonan

I was contacted a few days ago by a recent immigrant to Ypsilanti by the name of Rob Noonan. Rob and his wife, Rose, just moved here from Australia to open a traditional Chinese medicine clinic… Here’s Rob’s official immigration interview. MARK: Why Ypsi of all places? We don’t get a lot of immigrants from […]

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Ypsi/Arbor exit interview: Casey Dixon

He would fill my mug with beer at the Corner Brewery, and we’d exchange pleasantries, but I didn’t really know much about Casey Dixon until I conducted this interview with him several weeks after he left Ypsilanti to travel the globe. It kind of makes me think that maybe I should start focusing more on […]

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