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. […]

Denby High football players with Coach deon Godfrey at 2020 Detroit MLK Day Rally
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Detroit’s Denby High football players take a knee for social justice

By Mike Shane Detroit’s Denby High School football team received the People’s Spirit of Detroit Award for taking a knee during the national anthem prior to a semi-final game and then standing strong in the […]

Martin Luther King, Jr. marches with other Civil Rights, Labor and Antiwar leaders in Chicago on March 25, 1967 against the Vietnam War
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MLK Day 2020: Honor the Antiwar Legacy of the Civil Rights Movement

By Abayomi Azikiwe Monday, January 20, marks the 91st birthday commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968). Since 1986, the federal government has recognized the third Monday in January as a national holiday where […]

Detroit demolition by private contractors created environmental problems with debris left on sites
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Detroit Demolition Bond Proposal Defeated Amid Mass Discontent

By Abayomi Azikiwe On November 19, the Detroit City Council voted down a bond proposal advanced by corporate-imposed Mayor Mike Duggan ostensibly designed to eliminate blighted residential properties in this overwhelmingly impoverished African American municipality. […]

McDonald's workers demand an end to sexual harassment at #FastFoodGlobal Day of Action strike in Detroit on Nov. 14
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Low-wage workers strike in Detroit

 By Detroit FW staff Almost 1000 low-wage workers, organized by Fight for $15, went on strike on Nov.12, 2019, and took the streets of Detroit, braving record cold temperatures and snow to demand unions for […]

Detroit delegation headed by Helen Moore to Cincinnati for the literacy case appeal on Oct. 24, 2019
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Detroit Annual Labor Day Parade where trade unionists held a banner in solidarity wiith injured Colombian GM workers, Mon. Sept. 2, 2019
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GM robs both workers and communities

By Detroit FW Staff The community at large has a material interest in solidarity with the UAW-GM strike and its battle to reverse General Motors illegal plant closings and lay-offs. In 2009, GM received $68.1 […]

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Demonstrations surround Democratic debates in Detroit

By Abayomi Azikiwe On July 30 and 31 the attention of the national media in the United States was focused on the Fox Theater in downtown Detroit where 20 Democratic Party candidates for the presidency […]