By K

Hey Laquan

Everybody’s talking about how the cop who murdered you just got convicted, and maybe that’s something, but I can’t stop looking at this photo of you, the one where you’re standing in a kitchen (your great-grandma, Goldie Hunter’s?) in a white v-neck t-shirt, your handsome face leaning slightly to the right. There’s so little about…

Emory Douglas: Designing Justice

Emory Douglas was the Black Panther Party’s Revolutionary Artist and Minister of Culture, platforms from which he produced work that influenced the 20th century more than any other American artist or designer. He’s coming to Ann Arbor next week to give a talk: Emory Douglas: Designing Justice October 4, 2018 5:10 p.m. Michigan Theater The talk,…

Nassar and the MSP

Serial rapist Larry Nassar has been convicted. Michigan Public Radio devoted some airtime to his trial today, and to the transparent, powerful testimony of so many of his survivors. I popped on the radio and heard a bit of the coverage this afternoon driving east on I-94. After having been on the highway about ten…

Only a Scapegoat

Eastern Michigan University cops and administrators gushed to the press yesterday that they’d found a man on whom to pin the acts of racist vandalism that occurred on campus last year, and the mugshot they sent around showed him to be Black.   More than 60 people have been interviewed and a reward of $10,000…