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A quick guide to the 1967 Detroit Riot

By Bill McGraw | Bridge Magazine DATES Sunday, July 23 through Thursday, July 27 BY THE NUMBERS Deaths: 43 (10 whites and 33 African Americans, most at the...

1967 and the Arab-American Community

https://soundcloud.com/wdet/detroits-arab-americans-detroit-today By WDET Programming Staff As part of the Detroit Journalism Cooperative project “The Intersection,” WDET’s Sandra Svoboda hosted a conversation on Detroit Today about how...

Political power, but prosperity remains elusive

America still struggles with race, but those struggles are changing. As the white majority has been shrinking, tensions have been rising. You can see...

The Kerner Commission, and why its recommendations were ignored

News media around the world are talking about Detroit’s resurgence. Politicians in the city and the state, such as Governor Rick Snyder, hype its revitalization. “New...

A New Politics of Diversity in Detroit?

On Saturday, July 22, 1967, Detroit found itself in the middle of an oppressive heat wave. In popular culture, Aretha Franklin’s “Respect” topped the...

In an African-American city, black clout wanes

DETROIT – Stately, stout Charles Williams II takes the microphone in an old church auditorium on Detroit’s west side and convenes the Saturday rally...

One envelope holds her fate. Is she getting deported today?

Maria Garcia Juarez wandered around the international arrivals area at Detroit Metropolitan Airport on Friday, frantically looking for a government official who held a...

The Intersection : An Introduction

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F3MNp3Fntog&feature=youtu.be Even as smoke drifted over thousands of charred homes and buildings after days of deadly insurrection and looting in Detroit, President Lyndon B. Johnson...

JACII puts together a panel on threatened right to choose

Discussing politics these days is never dry. But by bringing in stories of those directly affected by legislation, the Detroit chapter of Joint Action...

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The Holocaust Memorial Center to Reopen

The museum will open first open to members only before expanding it to the general public on Monday, July 27. The Holocaust Memorial Center will...