• At What Cost?

      By Denzel McCampbell Mentioning football and Detroit in the same sentence usually means you’re talking about the Detroit Lions. However, Detroit Pistons owner Tom Gores and the owner of Quicken Loans and the Cleveland Cavaliers, Dan Gilbert would like to change that. In April, they announced plans to bring a Major League Soccer (MLS) […]

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  • Black Voters Need Justice, Not Training Wheels

    By Kim Hunter At this writing, we are a few days from yet another dog and pony show involving an unelected “official” that has supplanted the elected leaders of Detroit. It’s all connected to what I call the “bankrupture.” Retired Judge Steven Rhodes, who oversaw Detroit’s bankruptcy proceedings, has been tapped by Governor Rick Snyder […]

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  • I Can’t Believe I Still Have to Write an Equal Pay Day Blog

    By Marissa Luna It’s that time of year again – Equal Pay Day. This day marks how far into 2016 a white woman must work to earn what a white man did in 2015. African American women must work until July and Latina women must work until October (that’s almost a whole year!) to earn what white non-Hispanic men […]

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  • SCOTUS is About to Decide Which Families Get to Stay Families – And Which Don’t

    In the last few years, the Obama Administration has deported a record number of people. Another way to read that is, a record number of mothers and fathers have been torn from their spouses and children, a record number of siblings and other loved ones don’t know when or if they will ever see each […]

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  • Michigan Primary Proves that Election Reforms are Needed

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Engage Michigan March 9, 2016 Contact: Marissa Luna, 989-798-3051, marissa@engagemichigan.org Michigan Primary Proves that Election Reforms are Needed Several precincts ran out of ballots on Election Day  MICHIGAN – On Tuesday, several polling places, including ones in Flint and Plainfield Township, ran out of presidential primary ballots. Some voters were […]

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  • But Wait, There’s More! Environmental Racism Redux, Tales from the Sacrifice Zone

    By Kim Hunter I all but lost it at a recent public hearing on February 25, one of many, I have had to attend to defend the right of people in my community in Southwest Detroit to breathe, or, should I say, to breathe without inadvertently harming ourselves. My community contains one of the most […]

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  • Citizens Groups Call for Expanded Voting Rights on MLK Day

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Engage Michigan January 18, 2016 Contact: Marissa Luna, 989-798-3051, marissa@engagemichigan.org Citizens Groups Call for Expanded Voting Rights on MLK Day Legislators should make voting more accessible LANSING – Today, in the spirit of Martin Luther King Jr., voting rights groups are calling on elected leaders in Lansing to expand citizens’ […]

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  • Residents Speak Out Against Bills Attacking Voting Rights

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Engage Michigan December 8, 2015 Contact: Marissa Luna, 989-798-3051, marissa@engagemichigan.org Residents Speak Out Against Bills Attacking Voting Rights Michiganders discuss impacts of bills designed to silence voters MICHIGAN – Today, Michigan voters hosted a tele-press conference on how bills introduced in the Michigan House and Senate to rig elections will […]

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  • Profit Over Lives?

      By Denzel McCampbell It did not take long for Martin Shkreli to become the poster boy (Pharma Bro) for what is wrong with the pharmaceutical industry in the United States. Last month, Shkreli made it into headlines and onto our social media timelines with news that he increased the price of Daraprim, a drug […]

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  • Democracy versus Bottom Line Mentality

    By Kim Hunter The idea of emergency managers comes from a corporate mentality that refuses to engage voters for solutions to problems that directly affect their lives, a mentality that values(supposedly) balanced budgets over your right to vote. That mentality has wreaked havoc on the lives of Detroit pensioners, devastated an already-challenged Detroit school system […]

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