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Boots Riley’s “Sorry to Bother You” hits theaters half a dozen years after telling us about it

Back in November of 2012, Washtenaw Eviction and Foreclosure Defense somehow managed to bring world-renowned hip-hop provocateur Boots Riley and his band, The Coup, to Ypsilanti to play a fundraiser for Ozone House, to support their work with at-risk and marginalized LGBTQ teens. As you may recall, in my interview with Riley, recorded a day […]

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D’Real Graham, write-in candidate for Washtenaw County Prosecutor

I don’t have time to write about the entire episode right now, but, as the election is tomorrow, I wanted to draw your attention to an interview I did a few weeks ago, during episode 51 of the Saturday Six Pack, with Radical Washtenaw co-founder D’Real Graham. Graham, as you may know, has spent the […]

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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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EMU’s football program figures prominently in controversial story of Oklahoma City serial rapist cop Daniel Holtzclaw

I suppose there’s a good chance that all of you already know this, but, up until last night, when I read the controversial SB Nation article about Daniel Holtzclaw, the Oklahoma City police officer who was sentenced last month to 263 years in prison for raping eight women while on duty, I wasn’t aware of […]

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When police start body slamming Indian grandfathers to the ground for having the audacity to walk slowly down public streets, can we finally agree that enough is enough?

By now, I suspect you’ve seen the video of Sureshbhai Patel, the 57 year old grandfather from India who was left partially paralyzed after being stopped and slammed to the ground by police officers in Madison, Alabama while going for a walk around his son’s suburban neighborhood on the morning of February 6. (Patel had […]

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