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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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Please donate what you can to keep VOD going, at https://www.gofundme.com/VOD-readers-up. We just paid our quarterly web-hosting fee of $359 and have numerous other expenses, including gas costs for our reporters to travel to Benton Harbor, where the state is trying to demolish Benton Harbor High School to take over prime waterfront land. Criminal charges including genocide still need to be brought against former Gov. Snyder and his EM's, who have taken over most of the assets of majority-Black cities in Michigan. It costs VOD $2 a PAGE to get copies of court documents related to our stories on wrongfully convicted prisoners like Charles Lewis, Charles Jones, and Thelonious 'Shawn' Searcy. Help us fight mass incarceration in Michigan and nationally!
Recent Stories:
 CHARLES JONES, DAD OF AIYANA, 7, KILLED BY DPD, PLEADS TO LESSER CHARGE, MAY BE HOME SOON
 LEROY WASHINGTON, DAUGHTER CO-FOUND NATL. ANTI-BULLYING PROJECT TO CHANGE, SAVE LIVES
 FEELING FRUSTRATED AND BETRAYED IN FLINT — FROM THE FINAL CALL
 ACADEMICS ENDORSE SANDERS STUDENT DEBT CANCELLATION AND TUITION-FREE COLLEGE PLAN
 PAY IT FORWARD: BILLIONAIRES PROPOSE A ‘WEALTH TAX’ IN LINE WITH OCASIO-CORTEZ, SANDERS, WARREN
 GOV. WHITMER WANTS TO CLOSE BLACK BENTON HARBOR SCHOOLS; STUDENTS SAY: FORGIVE DEBT, TAX THE RICH!
 RACIST RAILROAD OF GEORGE RIDER, OTHERS IN 2017 MURDER OF JULII JOHNSON–MACOMB COUNTY ‘JUSTICE’
 LAWSUIT ALLEGES MICH. NURSING HOME IMPRISONED OAK PARK SENIOR, HELD HER FOR RANSOM
 TWO MORE MIGRANTS DIE IN U.S. CUSTODY AFTER CROSSING MEXICO BORDER
 PEOPLE BEFORE THE PENTAGON: SIGN PETITION TO CUT $200B FROM U.S. DEFENSE
 RUSSIA UNLIKELY TO STAY NEUTRAL IF U.S. AND IRAN GO TO WAR
 JUDGE TO REVIEW CASE OF CARL HUBBARD, IN PRISON SINCE 1992; INNOCENCE BACKED BY DOZENS
 WHO KILLED JULII JOHNSON IN 2017–GEORGE RIDER, HARASSED BY FEDS, OR BOYFRIEND/ DRUG ASSOCIATES?
 N.Y. JUDGE EXONERATES KEITH BUSH, WRONGLY CONVICTED OF MURDER AT 17; 33 YRS. IN PRISON
 CHARLES. K.K. LEWIS: JUDGE ORDERS FINAL JLWOP HEARING(S) DESPITE LOST COURT FILE, INNOCENCE CLAIM
 LEAVING NO JUVENILE BEHIND–RAISE THE AGE!
 U.S. REP. TLAIB ANNOUNCES 10M SIGNATURES TO IMPEACH TRUMP; INTRODUCES CALL FOR CONGRESSIONAL INQUIRY
 THELONIOUS SEARCY TARGETS WAYNE CO. PROS. PATRICK MUSCAT IN ATTY. GRIEVANCE COMMISSION COMPLAINT
 KELLOM FAMILY PACKS COURT AFTER COP’S ADMISSION THAT DETROIT DAD WAS UNARMED WHEN ‘EXECUTED’
 I AM NOT MY CIRCUMSTANCES, I AM MY DETERMINATION
 2ND ANNUAL MARYANNE GODBOLDO FORUM FOR PARENTAL RIGHTS SAT. APRIL 27
 FREE CHARLES K.K. LEWIS NOW! CRUELTY: 43 JWLOP RE-SENTENCING HEARINGS IN 3 YRS; HEARING TUES. APR. 16
 JUSTICE FOR TERRANCE KELLOM, AIYANA JONES! JAIL KILLER, LYING COPS, REMOVE KYM WORTHY, JAMES CRAIG
 RUSSIAGATE FEAR-MONGERING IN U.S. PRODUCES BILLIONS IN PROFITS FOR ARMS INDUSTRY, GROWTH OF FAR RIGHT
 JUDGE LILLARD TRAPPING CHARLES K.K. LEWIS TO STOP ACCESS TO HIGHER COURTS? HEARING FRI. MARCH 29
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Please donate what you can to keep VOD going, at https://www.gofundme.com/VOD-readers-up. We just paid our quarterly web-hosting fee of $359 and have numerous other expenses, including gas costs for our reporters to travel to Benton Harbor, where the state is trying to demolish Benton Harbor High School to take over prime waterfront land. Criminal charges including genocide still need to be brought against former Gov. Snyder and his EM's, who have taken over most of the assets of majority-Black cities in Michigan. It costs VOD $2 a PAGE to get copies of court documents related to our stories on wrongfully convicted prisoners like Charles Lewis, Charles Jones, and Thelonious 'Shawn' Searcy. Help us fight mass incarceration in Michigan and nationally!
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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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Isis Auset
60 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
69 months ago

DIane you are my heroine.

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james casey
5 months 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
5 months ago

I trust the person making the request.

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Delia Enright
6 months ago

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

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Jerome Goldberg
6 months ago

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

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Sharron Walker
7 months ago

Diane is the truth.

Isis Auset
60 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
69 months ago

DIane you are my heroine.

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