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UPRISING! DETROIT, 1967; 50 YEAR ANNIVERSARY; RIVETING ACCOUNT BY RENOWNED HISTORIAN PAUL LEE

_______________________________ Video published on Feb 12, 2011 by Paul Lee on YouTube. “Michigan Citizen” publisher Catherine Kelly and historical features writer Paul Lee discuss the newspaper series commemorating the 40th anniversary of the 1967 Detroit Rebellion on WXYZ-TV/Channel 7’s “Spotlight … Continue reading

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THE TROUBLED RESENTENCING OF AMERICA’S JUVENILE LIFERS — THE NATION

When SCOTUS outlawed mandatory juvenile life without parole, advocates celebrated—but the outcome has been anything but fair. By Jessica Pishko June 21, 2017 (Republished by the Voice of Detroit, which has covered the case of Charles Lewis and other Michigan … Continue reading

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WELCOME HOME CELEBRATION FOR REV. EDWARD PINKNEY DETROIT JULY 8, 2017

“Welcome Home Celebration for Rev. Edward Pinkney” Event, Saturday, July 8, featuring Mrs. Dorothy Pinkney and Rev. Edward Pinkney, sponsored by the Moratorium Now! Coalition to Stop Foreclosures, Evictions & Utility Shutoffs; and the Michigan Emergency Committee Against War & … Continue reading

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REAL MEN HELP CHILDREN OVERCOME RECKLESSNESS AND OTHER PROBLEMS

BY CORTEZ DAVIS EL Staff writer for Voice of Detroit (see bio on VOD About Page) July 7, 2017 With a lack of men to guide the younger generation down the path to success, the Michigan Department of Corrections allows … Continue reading

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IS EXONERATION NEAR FOR THELONIOUS SEARCY, SERVING LIFE FOR MURDER VINCENT SMOTHERS CONFESSED TO?

In 2009, 36th District Court Judge Craig Strong sentenced Vincent Smothers to 50-100 years for eight of 12 murders he confessed to.  Strong told Smothers that while he could not bring back the lives of those he killed, he could help others … Continue reading

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REV. EDWARD PINKNEY IS FREE! WELCOME IN DETROIT SAT. JUNE 8 @ 2PM; BENTON HARBOR RALLY JULY 11

 REV. PINKNEY IS FREE! June 15, 2017 From the Benton Harbor Chapter of the Black Autonomy Network of Communities (B.A.N.C.O.) http://www.bhbanco.org/2017/06/rev-pinkney-is-free.html After serving his minimum sentence of 30 months (two-and-a-half years), Rev. Pinkney was released from Michigan state prison this … Continue reading

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JUVENILE LIFERS, EX-OFFENDERS, ADVOCATES BEGIN NEW CHAPTER IN BATTLE FOR JUSTICE JUNE 18

VIDEO ABOVE: David Walton of Detroit, now 60, spent 43 years since the age of 17 behind bars for a crime in which he was not the shooter. His co-defendant Edward Sanders, also not the shooter, is due for release July … Continue reading

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WHITE SEATTLE COPS SHOOT, KILL CHARLEENA LYLES, PREGNANT MOTHER OF 4, IN FRONT OF KIDS

  Officer-involved shooting in Magnusson Park leaves 3 children in protective custody. Seattle police on Sunday shot and killed a 30-year-old old woman who had called officers to report an attempted burglary and then displayed a knife, SPD said. Police … Continue reading

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RESTITUTION NOT EVICTION: PEOPLE’S FORUM TO END UNCONSTITUTIONAL TAX FORECLOSURES SAT. JUNE 17

UPDATE: PROF. BERNADETTE ATUAHENE SPEECH AT PEOPLE’S FORUM ON FORECLOSURES JUNE 17, 2017 VOD editor, June 19, 2017:  These videos of Prof. Atuahene giving a truly dynamic, riveting presentation at the Forum to End Unconstitutional Tax Foreclosures are being published today. … Continue reading

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STOP DEATH IN PRISON FOR CHILDREN! JUVENILE LIFER RALLY FOR JUSTICE SUN. JUNE 18 @ 2-5 PM DETROIT

Attorney Bryan Stevenson, director of the national Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, AL and Professor of Law at NYU Law School,  is one of the endorsers of the Juvenile Lifer Rally for Justice in Detroit this Sunday. This video was made after … Continue reading

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