Absentee voting is touted as an easy, convenient alternative to standing in long lines at the polling stations, but what happens after you drop the ballot in the mail raises serious questions about the most fundamental promises of democracy.
By Steve Neavling Independence Day should not be celebrated tomorrow; it should be mourned, Detroit Councilman Kwame Kenyatta said this morning. The oft-misunderstood councilman questioned the wisdom of Detroiters celebrating the Fourth of July at a time when the city is anything but free. The state has partial control of the city, and Detroiters remain […]
By Rev. Charles Williams II As Republican legislators seek to kill collective bargaining and lay off our teachers, firefighters, police and public service workers, we have to get up, get into it and get involved. Think Occupy Wall Street and the Wisconsin demonstrations and mobilizations. It is a well-known fact that folks, who hung out […]
by Rev. Charles E. Williams II In the year 2000, I was a college student at Eastern Michigan University where I developed and had my first taste of engaging in electoral politics. Strange as it seems, I wasn’t a part of a GOTV machine, nobody was paying me to campaign, but I had a decent […]