Two Detroit artist-activists are facing up to four years in prison for allegedly painting a large black fist and the phrase “Free the Water” on a water tower in Highland […]
Just several weeks ago, about a dozen Detroiters met at Nandi’s Knowledge Cafe to discuss the tragedy of the Mike Brown case. Mike Brown was an 18 year old Black youth from a small city called Ferguson outside of St. Louis, Missouri—a place that, honestly, many of us hadn’t heard of prior to Brown’s murder.
It is important to acknowledge that Trayvon Martin is not Michael Brown is not John Crawford is not Oscar Grant is not Rekia Boyd is not Aiyana Jones is not Ezell Ford is not Renisha McBride … But what must also be understood is that these people are me. Context is important.