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Free the Green

A new message submitted by community organizer H. H. Gonzales: To those who claim to have an ear to hear, eyes to see, and hearts to sympathize, the tenants of the Green are now being told they can’t buy and plug up their own air conditioners, or use “complex water” to run sprinklers for their…

To Those Who Claim to Stand with The Green

A message submitted by community organizer HH Gonzales, to those who claim to stand with the community of the Green. No cop collaborators. You can’t protest the management and be for the cops. The management and the cops work together to harass this community.

Evictions in Retaliation for Standing up to Police Harassment

In Retaliation for Standing Up to Police Harassment, Entire Row of Ypsilanti Public Housing Residents Served Eviction Notices Today, Tuesday, June 23, an entire row of residences in Sycamore Meadows public housing in Ypsilanti—part of the Danbury Green neighborhood or “the Green”—received eviction notices for an incident that occurred on Thursday, June 4. On June…

Stand up for Cornelius! SHUT IT DOWN!

Cornelius Frederick was a 16-year-old boy who, after becoming a ward of the state, was held at Lakeside Academy in Kalamazoo, Michigan—run by Sequel Youth and Family Services, a private, for-profit, national corporation with a track record of violence against youth. On April 29, after throwing a sandwich, Cornelius was tackled and restrained by staff…

All White Men

Some men have a knack for locating the bullhorns Some men have a knack for locating the podium steps Some men with bullhorns or podiums have lots to say Most men with lots to say have nothing to say All white men at the front of marches for Black Life have lots to say All…

We’re Never Going Back to Normal

The latest piece by the folks at MAPS: After George Floyd was murdered by Minneapolis police, the full autopsy revealed he was infected with COVID-19. Racists and defenders of the police have attempted to use this fact to distract from the overt brutality of the cops that killed him. But the presence of both the…