• The “Bank Rupture” at Five

    Last week marked the fifth anniversary of Detroit being forced into bankruptcy, or what I refer to as the “bank rupture” that came in the wake of Governor Rick Snyder’s appointment of a bankruptcy expert, Kevyn Orr, to “oversee” Detroit’s finances so Snyder could then tell us he did everything he could to avoid Detroit’s […]

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    We Need More Public Accountability for Our Universities

    By Denzel McCampbell The list of absolute failures that have come out of Michigan State University with Larry Nassar and the overall culture of not taking sexual assault and violence serious on campus is long. From personnel to administration, and up to the Board of Trustees, the number of officials who have disgraced and disrespected […]

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    World AIDS Day: Healthcare is Pivotal

    World AIDS Day: Healthcare is Pivotal Today is World AIDS Day. A global day to collectively commit to taking action in the fight against HIV/AIDS and provide support for those living with HIV. It’s also a time to reflect on those lost to the virus and remember them, along with the tireless work that continues […]

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    Why We Need Alternatives to Policing

    By Kim Hunter While Trump et al have been working hard to subvert the call for racial justice when it comes to policing, I had yet another experience that illustrates the need not just for police reform but for something other than people with guns when things get dicey. The other morning, at a park […]

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    Juneteenth: Celebrating in Crisis

    By Denzel McCampbell Today marks 152 years since the ending of chattel slavery* in the United States, a celebration also known as Juneteenth. It was not until two and a half years after the Emancipation Proclamation put forth by President Abraham Lincoln that enough Union soldiers reached Texas to enforce the order and bring an […]

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    Loving v. Virginia and Our Current Discontent

    By Kim Hunter Like its effect on so many things, the 2016 Presidential race cast a strange light on history. Take for instance the 50th anniversary of the case of Loving vs. Virginia, the U.S. Supreme Court case where the Court unanimously declared laws against interracial marriage unconstitutional. Support of such blatantly racist laws seemed […]

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    Voting Rights Groups: Voter Bill of Rights Includes Needed Reforms

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, May 3, 2017 Contact: Denzel McCampbell, 313-400-0298, denzel@engagemichigan.org Voting Rights Groups: Voter Bill of Rights Includes Needed Reforms Proposed Constitutional Amendment would modernize Michigan elections—ensuring every voter who takes the responsibility to vote has their voice heard and vote counted on Election Day MICHIGAN— Today, voting rights groups and community leaders […]

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    Sally Heming’s Babies’ Daddy’s Birthday or Daughters of the American Revolution, Unite!

    By Kim Hunter Sally Heming’s babies’ daddy was born April 13, 1743 and grew up to be the third president of the United States after virtually single handedly drafting the Declaration of Independence and practicing law where he defended what little rights freed slaves had in the 18th Century. This was more than paradoxical because […]

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    Denzel McCampbell Named Deputy Communications Director at Engage Michigan

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Engage Michigan Friday, March 17, 2017 Contact: Denzel McCampbell, denzel@engagemichigan.org, (313) 400-0298 Denzel McCampbell Named Deputy Communications Director at Engage Michigan Becomes first-ever Black queer deputy communications director at organization MICHIGAN — Engage Michigan, a communications hub for progressive issues, announced the promotion of Denzel McCampbell to become the organization’s […]

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    America Struggles to be Great

      By Kim Hunter Here’s an irony that embodies many of the contradictions and promises of the US: the first person to be recorded as dying for the American Revolution was a mix of American Indian and African, a runaway slave named Crispus Attucks. He was killed during the Boston Massacre March 5, 1770. Any […]

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