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 demonstration against water shutoff on July 18, 2014
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Moratorium on Water Shut-offs in Detroit Long Overdue

By Abayomi Azikiwe Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced a halt to the ongoing water shut-offs in the state of Michigan in the midst of a global healthcare crisis spawned by the COVID-19 pandemic. In Detroit […]

Hotel workers on strike in Detroit, October 21.
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Detroiters striking and fighting back!

By Abayomi Azikiwe Detroit — Public discontent over evictions, foreclosures, water shutoffs and substandard wages can only be ameliorated through organized action. During the early morning hours of Sunday, October 7, members of UNITE HERE […]

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Austerity policies cause water crisis in Detroit

By Julia Samar Kassem Beginning with the Detroit municipal bankruptcy in 2013, more than 100,000 households were affected by water shutoffs in the city, a trend that has spiked and continued since in the post-emergency […]