What is the first rule of "Fight Club"? The first rule of Fight Club is: "Don't talk about 'Fight Club.'" The first rule of documentaries is: Don't make a documentary -- make a MOVIE. Stop making documentaries. Start making movies.
I invite you to join the crowds in New York or in your city at the historic People's Climate March this Sunday -- or else try any number of these five ways to join the march in spirit, and speak out beyond this weekend to save our planet.
Buried within the bankruptcy of Detroit is a fundamental political and moral question: Who are "we," and what are our obligations to one another?
If you were reasonable, and the infraction was not reckless or dangerous to others, you'd usually get a break from me. Once. I had a long memory.
The goal of $15 per hour is likely a pipe dream. But with around $8.5 billion in income, $3.5 billion in dividend payments, and another $67 million in executive compensation (2012), it seems McDonald's can afford to increase wages some.
The first question I received when telling a non-Detroiter about my fall was, "Did they get your bike?" They? Uh oh. Urban code word strikes again. What dire scenario did this person have in mind?
As the month of September approaches its end, the start of construction for the Detroit Red Wings' sleek, state-of-the-art, and highly anticipated hockey arena approaches.
They say a picture's worth a thousand words. If that's true, the following 10 images could provide the lyrics for a thousand blues songs. The graphs are taken from series of recent reports which, when considered together, create a paint-by-numbers picture of the lifelong losing game faced by working Americans.
Working with local farmers, cooks and artists, Jones and Public Art St. Paul fashioned CREATE into a zero waste public art initiative to take the challenge of bringing healthy food directly to the table.
At the core of all of this is an ignominious reality at odds with one of the nation's most (publicly) cherished ideals, and one of our Constitution's most sacred laws: the Fourteenth Amendment right to "equal protection of the laws."
What changes have come about since our #EndMassIncarceration petition? Well, there's been about 20 developments and victories in the way of criminal justice reform (not including changes at the state/local level), at least 6 of which that are having or will have measurable impact.
The auction is the personal version of the city's financial troubles, showing on-the-ground evidence of the individual struggles which resulting in people's inability to pay for their property.
As an alumna of Marian High School and advocate of social justice, I stand with Barb Webb. Barbara, a former chemistry teacher at Marian High School, was fired before the beginning of the semester for her "nontraditional pregnancy."
We, as humans, have a deep, biophilic connection to the oceanscape, which makes up 70 percent of the face of the Earth and contains 97 percent of its water. That connection is essential to building a more "complementary, mutually sustainable relationship between city and ocean."
Either we need to redefine what probable cause means and say that police are not subject to it, or we arrest officers right away just as we would with any other person accused of committing a crime.
On one side of this discussion are those who are holding up the shooting of Michael Brown as an example of the racial inequality in this country and in the justice system in particular. On the other side of this discussion are those who see racism as a hoax to be disproved.
Cities that do not view all of their residents as equal and deserving of all of the benefits and resources that flow into them will not be intentional about doing what is required to make thriving connections happen.
Sadly this is the reality our country lives in. Many Americans, young and old, do not pay attention to local or state elections. Less than 18 percent of registered voters cast a ballot in Michigan's primary this year.