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Voice of Detroit at http://voiceofdetroit.net was founded in August, 2010 by editor Diane Bukowski after she was dismissed following 10 years with the now-defunct Michigan Citizen, where she was known for her hard- hitting, ground-breaking coverage of issues vital particularly to Detroit's Black community, including police  killings,  mass incarceration, the destruction of the world-class Detroit Public Schools, privatization of city services, and the creeping gentrification and white-out of the city of Detroit, the nation's largest Black-majority city, among other matters. But she and the rest of the VOD staff were determined to keep those stories coming, even  without pay. We have done so for more than 8 years now, producing world-class ongoing coverage of the brutal 2010 murder of 7-year-old Aiyana Jones, showing it was a DELIBERATE act by Detroit cop Joseph Weekley and his SWAT team, not an accident. We have followed up with coverage of the terrorist police killings of Terrance Kellom, Adaisha Miller, Imam Luqman Abdullah, Abdullah Beard and others in Detroit and across the U.S. We excel in our coverage of Michigan's brutal policies regarding juvenile lifers even after the U.S.  Supreme Court ruled JLWOP illegal. We have now joined with the Detroit People's Task Force, Inc., led by Marilyn Jordan, in challenging the wrongful convictions of hundreds of prisoners. We covered Wall Street's racist takeover of the  City of Detroit through the  emergency  manager-sponsored, illegal bankruptcy which robbed our people of public assets including the world-renowned  Detroit  Water and Sewerage Dept.  We have covered the battle against mortgage and tax foreclosures by the  banks and politicians, which have left most of Detroit's once-vibrant neighborhoods devastated. We have covered  battles by warriors Gwen Mingo and Bert Dearing against the criminal corporate theft of their properties. We have mourned the passing of renowned warriors Arnetta Grable, Herman Vallery, and Cornell Squires, among others. But new VOD activists are coming on stage now, including Charles Lewis, about to be freed after  42 yrs. in prison for a crime he did not commit, due to his never-ending struggle as well as VOD's constant  coverage. He will become VOD's director of advertising. Vivian Kincaid will edit our arts and culture coverage.  We look forward to a brilliant future!

VIDEO BELOW IS BY KENNETH SNODGRASS, A VOD STAFFER AND INDEPENDENT PHOTOJOURNALIST.

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Friends and readers of Voice of Detroit, we are asking for whatever support you can give financially to keep our one-of-a-kind newspaper going. Our recent stories include:
 THE RACIST, IMPERIALIST WAR ON VENEZUELA–BLACK AGENDA REPORT
 NATIONAL: AFTER USSC RULING, BATTLES OVER JUVENILE LIFER CASES PERSIST
 IN MICHIGAN, COUNTY PROSECUTORS SLOW TO GIVE REHABILITATED JUVENILES A CHANCE
 FREE AT LAST? PROS. SHATTERS PLAN FOR CHARLES K.K. LEWIS’ RELEASE; HEARING THURS. JAN. 24 @ 10:30 AM
 STOP GM’S PLANT CLOSINGS! SAVE THE PLANET FOR THE WORKERS! RALLY FRI. JAN. 18 @ 5:30 PM COBO HALL
 THE MEANING OF LIFE: THE CASE FOR ABOLISHING LIFE SENTENCES
 BALTIMORE FIRST BIG CITY TO BAN WATER PRIVATIZATION WHICH HAS DEVASTATED DETROIT, FLINT, OTHERS
 JUDGE KENNY STRIKES DOWN THELONIOUS SEARCY BID FOR FREEDOM ON ‘ACTUAL INNOCENCE’ OF 2004 MURDER
 PACK COURT TO SAVE GWEN MINGO’S BRUSH PARK HOME FROM THIEVING DEVELOPERS
 MARCH FOR BLACK WOMEN DETROIT: SAT. NOV. 17 12N to 4 PM–WITH SISTER MARCHES IN NYC, WASH. D.C.
 THOUSANDS IN U.S.-BOUND MIGRANT CARAVAN POUR INTO MEXICAN CITY, CHALLENGE U.S. PRES. TRUMP
 HON. MINISTER LOUIS FARRAKHAN: DETROIT IS HOLY LAND OF BLACK PEOPLE, NOT PROPERTY OF SLAVEMASTERS
 20 ARRESTED IN DETROIT AS FAST-FOOD WORKERS KICK OFF NATIONWIDE STRIKE DEMANDING UNION RIGHTS
 STOP THE GENOCIDE! SAVE OUR BABIES! DETROITERS BLAST DPS, DWSD OFFICIALS FOR CONTAMINATED WATER
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Friends and readers of Voice of Detroit, we are asking for whatever support you can give to keep our one-of-a-kind online newspaper going. We give extensive detailed coverage to prisoners' struggles, austerity attacks on Detroit and other cities, and other issues. Recent stories include:
 THE RACIST, IMPERIALIST WAR ON VENEZUELA–BLACK AGENDA REPORT
 NATIONAL: AFTER USSC RULING, BATTLES OVER JUVENILE LIFER CASES PERSIST
 IN MICHIGAN, COUNTY PROSECUTORS SLOW TO GIVE REHABILITATED JUVENILES A CHANCE
 FREE AT LAST? PROS. SHATTERS PLAN FOR CHARLES K.K. LEWIS’ RELEASE; HEARING THURS. JAN. 24 @ 10:30 AM
 STOP GM’S PLANT CLOSINGS! SAVE THE PLANET FOR THE WORKERS! RALLY FRI. JAN. 18 @ 5:30 PM COBO HALL
 THE MEANING OF LIFE: THE CASE FOR ABOLISHING LIFE SENTENCES
 BALTIMORE FIRST BIG CITY TO BAN WATER PRIVATIZATION WHICH HAS DEVASTATED DETROIT, FLINT, OTHERS
 JUDGE KENNY STRIKES DOWN THELONIOUS SEARCY BID FOR FREEDOM ON ‘ACTUAL INNOCENCE’ OF 2004 MURDER
 PACK COURT TO SAVE GWEN MINGO’S BRUSH PARK HOME FROM THIEVING DEVELOPERS
 MARCH FOR BLACK WOMEN DETROIT: SAT. NOV. 17 12N to 4 PM–WITH SISTER MARCHES IN NYC, WASH. D.C.
 THOUSANDS IN U.S.-BOUND MIGRANT CARAVAN POUR INTO MEXICAN CITY, CHALLENGE U.S. PRES. TRUMP
 HON. MINISTER LOUIS FARRAKHAN: DETROIT IS HOLY LAND OF BLACK PEOPLE, NOT PROPERTY OF SLAVEMASTERS
 20 ARRESTED IN DETROIT AS FAST-FOOD WORKERS KICK OFF NATIONWIDE STRIKE DEMANDING UNION RIGHTS
 STOP THE GENOCIDE! SAVE OUR BABIES! DETROITERS BLAST DPS, DWSD OFFICIALS FOR CONTAMINATED WATER
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Well, beloved VOD readers and supporters, the editor has now completed her move forced by the sale of her building and ridiculous increases in rent, etc. We hate to ask for more help so soon, but the VOD site is currently suspended due to inability to pay the quarterly fee. The editor Diane Bukowski incurred drastic moving expenses and will be getting back to normal by February. Right now, however, she does not have enough money to keep the site up, despite working on GOTV campaigns and the polls to make extra money for the move. PLEASE whatever you can do to help will be MUCH APPRECIATED. VOD is currently covering the horrendous fate most state juvenile lifers have been subjected to, with over 200 not even having seen a lawyer or judge since the U.S. Supreme Court rulings outlawing JLWOP in 2012 and 2016. Some of the people in the photo attached have been released, but others are waiting.
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Dear readers of Voice of Detroit: We have been publishing since 2010 now, over 8 years, but we are at a crossroads. The editor, Diane Bukowski, is being forced to move due to the sale of her apt. bldg. to greedy developers just as our $349.50 quarterly webhosting payment comes due Dec. 4. She may have to choose between paying that and her extensive moving expenses, without your generous help. Please keep stories like the following going:
 TRUMP ALLOWS US TROOPS AT BORDER TO USE LETHAL FORCE AGAINST IMMIGRANTS
 36TH DC JUDGE MILLENDER DECLARES SHE SUPERCEDES STATE COA; ORDERS GWEN MINGO OUT OF HOME
 PACK COURT TO SAVE GWEN MINGO’S BRUSH PARK HOME FROM THIEVING DEVELOPERS
 MIDTERM ELECTIONS: CORPORATE DEMOCRATS VERSUS THE MONSTER THEY EMPOWERED
 MARCH FOR BLACK WOMEN DETROIT: SAT. NOV. 17 12N to 4 PM–WITH SISTER MARCHES IN NYC, WASH. D.C.
 GEORGE RIDER CASE SHOWS CORRUPTION RUNS DEEP WITHIN MACOMB COUNTY, MI COURTS, POLICE
 ‘THE SYSTEM FAILED’—CHARLES (K.K.) LEWIS, AT JLWOP HEARING, INVOKES KAEPERNICK, NAT’L ACTIONS V. RACISM
 DETROIT POLICE SWAT TEAM KILLS MAN ASLEEP IN HOME, NOT SUSPECT IN EARLIER KILLING OF 5-YR.-OLD
 THOUSANDS IN U.S.-BOUND MIGRANT CARAVAN POUR INTO MEXICAN CITY, CHALLENGE U.S. PRES. TRUMP
 HON. MINISTER LOUIS FARRAKHAN: DETROIT IS HOLY LAND OF BLACK PEOPLE, NOT PROPERTY OF SLAVEMASTERS
 20 ARRESTED IN DETROIT AS FAST-FOOD WORKERS KICK OFF NATIONWIDE STRIKE DEMANDING UNION RIGHTS
 FREE DETROIT’S CHARLES ‘K.K.’ LEWIS NOW, AS PRISONER RELEASES FLOOD DEEPLY FLAWED JUSTICE SYSTEM
 STOP THE GENOCIDE! SAVE OUR BABIES! DETROITERS BLAST DPS, DWSD OFFICIALS FOR CONTAMINATED WATER
 SUPPORT FOR NAT’L PRISONERS’ STRIKE GROWS ACROSS AT LEAST 11 STATES, CANADA, PALESTINE
 LONG LIVE THE QUEEN OF SOUL AND CIVIL RIGHTS CHAMPION ARETHA FRANKLIN
 PRISONS THE NEW MENTAL INSTITUTIONS
IN 3 YEARS COPS HAVE KILLED 450% MORE CITIZENS THAN 4 DECADES OF MASS SHOOTINGS COMBINED
 DID YOU KNOW? POLICE, GOVT. CAN USE YOUR CELL PHONE TO SPY ON YOU, USING ‘CELL-SITE SIMULATORS’
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Isis Auset
56 months ago
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Diane, thank you for reporting on the "real Detroit". You are an extremely valuable and indispensable VOD.

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Suzanne Walcheck
65 months ago

DIane you are my heroine.

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james casey
1 month ago

She calls them interlopers which is kind of like poaching in a real estate context. I've heard carpetbaggers too. I call them we-enyvators which doesn't seem to get the job done either. Some help from you all?

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Charles E. Campbell
1 month ago

I trust the person making the request.

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Delia Enright
2 months ago

Diane is the real deal and we are lucky to have her! Go VOD!!!

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Jerome Goldberg
2 months ago

Voice of Detroit makes a great contribution to the people's struggle.

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Sharron Walker
3 months ago

Diane is the truth.

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james casey
3 months ago

I can

Isis Auset
56 months ago
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Diane, thank you for reporting on the "real Detroit". You are an extremely valuable and indispensable VOD.

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Suzanne Walcheck
65 months ago

DIane you are my heroine.

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