• Wait…there’s an NAACP in the Grosse Pointes? Seriously?

    By Keith A. Owens | Michigan Chronicle Greg Bowens, the newly elected president of the newly created Grosse Pointe/Harper...

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  • Activists, academics, and authors on racial attitudes

    By Lester Graham | Michigan Radio A presidential commission blamed white America for the racial uprisings and riots of...

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  • AUDIO: White people find it hard to talk about race

    By Lester Graham | Michigan Radio A Washington Post-ABC News poll shows the majority of Americans think race relations...

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  • The year before the rebellion

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  • Poverty and joblessness, fuel for ’67 riot, even worse today

    By Bill McGraw | Bridge Magazine While Detroit has seen positive changes in the police department and the inclusion...

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  • A brief history of poverty and jobs in Detroit

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  • Detroiters in poverty face nearly insurmountable obstacles

    By Lester Graham | Michigan Radio Politicians and media reports indicate Detroit is in the middle of an economic...

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    “I watched an old black man cry”

    By Lester Graham I watched an old black man cry today. Sitting at a picnic table in Chandler Park,...

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  • Liette Gidlow, associate professor of history at Wayne State University

    Liette Gidlow: The call to confront issues of race and poverty has not been answered

    This year, the Detroit Journalism Cooperative is looking back to look forward. The five non-profit media partners are taking...

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  • The problems poverty are bigger than the programs and policies designed to solve them

    By Sandra Svoboda | WDET When the Kerner Commission Report came out in 1968 to explain the wave of...

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