A probationary Detroit firefighter who was terminated for delivering an enormous watermelon wrapped in a pink bow to a predominately black fire station as “a welcome gift” has filed a lawsuit against the city, claiming he was fired because he is white.
Black nationalism was on the rise in Detroit when Malcolm X delivered one of his most famous and influential speeches on this day in 1963 at King Solomon Baptist Church on the city’s west side, where he condemned the nonviolent civil rights movement and called for a “black revolution.”
There will be marching, live music and a light demonstration in Ferndale this evening (Sunday) to protest Trump’s assault on the LGBTQ community.
“Don’t shoot me,” one of the weeping children begged, face down on a sidewalk.
Protesters will rally against Trump’s latest travel and refugee ban in downtown Detroit on Tuesday.
The riot led to the creation of the first full-time police force in Detroit and was considered at the time to be the bloodiest day in the city’s history.
Wayne State University Police are investigating racist, pro-Trump graffiti found in a men’s bathroom.
The protest is Thursday at noon.
A few hundred protesters marched on the sidewalk and street at Wayne State University to rally against Trump’s extreme immigration restrictions.
Read Detroit Mayor Duggan’s statement on Trump’s immigration restrictions.