Someone dies from gun violence every 16 minutes in America.
How would you feel if you realized your children's water was being poisoned, and your government didn't seem to care? That's the story of the parents of 8,000 mostly poor and black children in Flint, Mich., that has finally hit our media front pages. The fact that most Americans realize this would never happen in affluent white Michigan suburbs (or any other white affluent communities in our country), still doesn't penetrate our very souls. This fundamental contrast between black and white experiences in Michigan, just north of my hometown of Detroit, points to the structural racism that is still the primary moral contradiction of American life.
Relief from big names and big business is rolling into Flint amid the city's man-made water disaster.
The Brooklyn-based electronic music duo Beacon is back with a new album titled Escapements, to be released on February 5th via Ghostly International.
When David Bowie showed up and captured us in song, we knew we had found a brother from another mother.
Democratically elected officials were displaced and replaced with emergency management people who cut a deal and sent contaminated river water that corroded pipelines and exposed residents to toxic levels of lead. Gov. Snyder's administration ignored this problem since 2014, and in terms of direct action, politics and policies, the Flint crisis might just be even worse than Katrina.
One of the duties of government is to protect citizens when they cannot protect themselves. Parental obligation is dependent on the trust of government to share their concern over child safety and development.
In the days after San Bernardino we were back to pointing fingers of blame instead of taking a long hard look in the mirror and asking what we can do as individuals and as a society to make it stop.
"I'd have to say my art imitates my life. I've always been one to throw myself off cliffs. Not because I'm brave, but because I can't stop myself; that's how I learn best."
This Martin Luther King Holiday, we need to be mindful of what public school educators are telling us about the state of our schools and by extension, our children and our democracy. "Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly."
Before he was selected in WWII's first draft for 18-year-olds, Detroit's Lawrence Dupuis didn't know the value of being color-blind. "They would take...
There's a tremor in the force. Innovation is about to democratize philanthropy.
James Felton Keith went back to his hometown of Detroit to help rebuild the city after it went bankrupt. On his first day working in the new mayor's office, a colleague was giving him a tour of the office when two gay men walked by and were introduced. After they left, James was shocked at what he heard from his colleague:
(Photo Credit: Jonathan Pushnik) In a time during the turn of the millennium when the metal scene wasn't all that lively in the Detroit area, ...
There is an old player on the block with a new financing vehicle that is increasing the range of choices available to close that gap -- not only for American kids but for all who live, work, play and do business in those neighborhoods.
Recently, I fell in love. With Detroit. Photo credit: Felicia Fullwood In June of this year, I began working for Title Source, Inc., a member of t...