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.”
A probationary Detroit firefighter was terminated for wrapping a pink bow on a watermelon and giving it to a predominately black fire station as a gift.
NFL players who are participating in the national anthem demonstrations over racial inequality are “ungrateful, anti-American degenerates,” the director of the Michigan State Police said on social media.
Hundreds of protesters are expected to gather outside of the new tax-funded Little Caesars Arena this evening to rally against the kickoff of a six-concert Kid Rock blitz, but they will have company.
Many Detroiters are incensed that Kid Rock will kick off a six-show run to officially open the tax-subsidized arena.
The petition also calls for the end of Christopher Columbus Day in Detroit.
Rally organizers: “We must show that white supremacy will not stand in Detroit or anywhere.”
Some white nationalists, chanting “blood and soil,” carried shields emblazoned with the Red Wings logo during a large rally in Virginia.
Many black and Latino residents are asking billionaire Dan Gilbert and his company today, “Is this really how you see Detroit?”
Protesters said no one should lead a city after mocking older women, people with disabilities and African Americans.