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July 4 Demonstrations Held in Solidarity with Indigenous and Black Lives

  By Detroit Fighting Words Staff These photographs were taken on Saturday, July 4, 2020, in downtown Detroit. There were two rallies in support of Indigenous and Black lives. One action began at Grand Circus […]

Detroit Moratorium NOW! Coalition banner at daily demonstrations outside police headquarters downtown
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Detroit Holds Daily Demonstrations to Denounce Police Brutality and Racism

By Detroit Fighting Words Staff Since May 29, thousands of people in Detroit and surrounding suburbs have held demonstrations in solidarity with Black Lives Matter and the overall struggle against racism. Detroit officials responded to […]

Power to the People Mural in Downtown Detroit
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Detroit Juneteenth Marked by Anti-racist Demonstrations and New Street Mural

By Detroit Fighting Words Staff A “Power to the People” street mural was unveiled on June 19 (Juneteenth) along Woodward Avenue between Congress and Larned in downtown Detroit. The project was developed by local African […]

Supporters of Literacy Lawsuit v State of Michigan 10-24-2019
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Amazon worker demonstrates against lack of safety and adequate pay
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Detroit, COVID-19 and the Worsening Capitalist Crisis

By Abayomi Azikiwe Detroit still remains at the center of the COVID-19 pandemic as infection rates continue at unacceptable levels amid the rapidly declining economic situation. Although the rate of people entering hospitals suffering from […]

Detroit healthcare workers protest health and safety dangers amid COVID-19
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COVID-19 Prompts Austerity Budget in Detroit

By Abayomi Azikiwe Detroit is one of the epicenters for the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic where the city in southeast Michigan has the highest death rate from the infection in the United States. This […]

Detroit healthcare workers face threat of COVID-19
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Detroit on the Front Line in Battle to End COVID-19 Pandemic

By Abayomi Azikiwe More than 2,000 people working in the healthcare industry have reportedly tested positive for COVID-19 in the Detroit metropolitan area sending further tremors through the already heavily-shaken region which has been identified […]

Oakland County in metropolitan Detroit where COVID-19 cases are speading
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Coronavirus: Detroit Impacted Severely by Pandemic

By Abayomi Azikiwe On March 12, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer declared a state of emergency in Michigan ordering public buildings and educational institutions closed for three weeks. By Monday, March 16, restaurants were closed for […]

Detroit City Council public hearing on property tax crisis, March 3, 2020
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“Cut the Damn Check!”

By Detroit Fighting Words Staff A public hearing petitioned by the People’s Slate to address their proposals on the over assessments and illegal payments of property taxes by homeowners in Detroit, attracted hundreds of people […]

Call'em out protest 02-28-2020
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Demand an Immediate Moratorium on Foreclosures and Evictions!

These photos were taken at a protest organized by Call’Em Out demanding a refund on illegally assessed property taxes paid by Detroit residents over the past 10 years in an amount exceeding $600 million dollars. […]