Dems In the House Could Learn a Lot from This Young Chess Wizard.

When Charisse Woods, a fourteen year old chess guru from Cass Technical High School in Detroit, who aspires to becoming the first African American female to achieve “Master” status in the U.S., sits down across from a tough opponent for a match she already has a definite plan in mind: Detroit Free Press  (bolds mine) “When Charisse Woods…

When it comes to racism, Detroit cops have a real issue—and not just on Snapchat

In September 2018, Detroit policeman Sean Bostwick, while in uniform, took a selfie in his patrol car and posted it to his Snapchat account with a blatantly racist caption: “Another night to Rangel (sic) up these zoo animals.” He was quickly fired. x Details On Detroit Cop Sean Bostwick’s Firing After He Said It Was Time To Arrest “Zoo…

Legacy of a Nerd

This article was first published on Up North Progressive on December 29, 2018 On Christmas Eve Rick Snyder closed the citizen’s input hotline early to ensure Michigan taxpayers could no longer object to the shame duck bills he signed just in time for Gretchen Whitmer to take over on January 1, 2019. It’s the final…

MSNBC Coverage of “Celebrating Aretha Franklin.”

I have the TV on in the background, and I have been listening to MSNBC’s coverage of “Celebrating Aretha Franklin” in Detroit.  I always enjoyed listening to Aretha’s music when I was growing up.  I think my favorite song of her’s is “Until You Come Back to Me.” And I am finding out a lot…

Donald Trump to Detroit autoworkers: you make too much money

Originally posted at Eclectablog. Donald Trump's “Let Detroit go bankrupt” moment? Donald Trump has something to say to Detroit autoworkers: you make too much money. Talking about U.S. vehicle manufacturers moving production to Mexico in an interview with The Detroit News, Trump said this: He said U.S. automakers could shift production away from Michigan to…

AN OPEN LETTER TO THE ILLINOIS ATTORNEY GENERAL

Dear Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan: I realize the state of Michigan is out of your jurisdiction, but I wanted to bring to your attention that one of your citizens has been in our state for nearly four years and frankly, we're really sick and tired of him. Illinois resident Richard Baird came to Michigan…

Does Kevyn Orr Live in Detroit?

Last week the headlines asked a question, and no one has really provided an answer. the question was “Is Kevyn Orr living too large in Detroit?” Local news reported that along with the six figure salaries for himself as Emergency Manager, his assistant and the police sheriff providing security that the city must pay for,…

Nobody Likes Being A Guinea Pig

Especially when they know they're being used as a guinea pig against their own best interests. Guinea Pigs used in research never end up living happier, healthier lives either. The scientists and financial backers slap each other on the back and tell each other, “Oh well, better luck next time,” and then they go in…