When Nelson Mandela was in Detroit a special rally was held - not in a fancy ballroom or millionaire's home - but at the Ford Rouge auto plant with autoworkers.
Former Detroit Medical CEO Mike Duggan is beating the city's former police chief and Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon by 55 to 45 percent.
If ever someone merited a tribute, Congressman John Conyers Jr., the dean of the Congressional Black Caucus and second longest serving member in the history of the House, certainly fits the bill.
Fast food workers went on strike in a half dozen Michigan cities as well as over 60 cities, towns and suburbs nationwide, driving home how fast this movement for dignity and a 15 dollar an hour wage is spreading.
The willful wrongdoings of Bank of America were "put on trial" this week. The jury was composed of 200 housing and labor activists and the witnesses against BoA were actors playing parts. But the testimony was real.
An online petition, supported by the Detroit branch of the NAACP, is calling on Kevyn Orr to resign for "vile and callous"comments.
Only blocks from city hall, a Friday afternoon picket line at the Crowne Plaza Hotel symbolizes the fight taking place in this city.
Blame for Detroit's decline, and solutions Governor Rick Snyder and his appointed Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr proposed in today's bankruptcy press conference, left key players in that decline blameless.
Detroit is far from the only community feeling the shock of the economic crisis.
David Whitaker, Detroit City Council's research and analysis director, said an Emergency Manager is "beyond anti-democratic."