The Old Lessons of Detroit

There’s not much new about this formerly vibrant black town’s collapse. The relevant charge now is helping its remaining residents.

Celebrating Summer in the City--Send Us Your Own Shots!

You can send pictures or links of your pictures to me at with the subject “Summer 2011.”

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder's Financial Martial Law on Poor Cities

The state’s GOP shows Wisconsin how to truly steal from workers and give to corporate power.

Black Women Don't Swim?

On public radio, we’ve been hearing a lot about how Black people and water don’t mix. Or more precisely, why so many Black people don’t swim.