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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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Ypsi High’s new principal, Tanya Bowman, named in federal corruption probe of Detroit Public Schools

Yesterday it was announced that Tanya Bowman, the new principal at Ypsi High, was named among 12 current and former Detroit Public Schools (DPS) administrators charged in a federal corruption case involving the large-scale purchase of school supplies that rarely, if ever, actually made their way into the hands of students. Prior to joining Ypsilanti […]

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Jeff Irwin on renewed movement in the Michigan House to kill Snyder’s Emergency Manager law, Ethan Lowenstein on the value of place-based education, and the witchy music of Spelling… on episode 38 of the Saturday Six Pack

I know that all anyone wants to talk about these days is our story about the elaborate “fuck Flint I want to go shopping”-themed cake Governor Snyder had made for his wife’s birthday, which has now spread to the likes of Gawker and Wonkette, but, for my own sanity, I’ve got to move on. So, […]

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Ann Arbor City Council’s Chuck Warpehoski, acknowledging the discrepancy between Ypsi and Ann Arbor schools, says he’ll begin donating to the Ypsi Community Schools Foundation

On this past weekend’s edition of The Saturday Six Pack, during a discussion on the growing economic divide betweeen Ypsilanti and Ann Arbor, Avalon Housing’s Michael Appel brought up the idea of merging the Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti school districts. This, he said, echoing the findings of the County’s recently issued report on affordable housing […]

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Zines, local indie film, restorative justice, and the music of Junglefowl …on this weekend’s overly-ambitious Saturday Six Pack

As of right now, at least according to Facebook, I’m the only person who plans on listening to this weekend’s episode of the Saturday Six Pack. That doesn’t mean, however, that the show we have lined up isn’t great. It is… Really, I don’t know how we do it, but we’ve got yet another awesome […]

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