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Voice of Detroit, an on-line newspaper, began publication in August, 2010. It covers local, national and international news from a people's standpoint, countering distortion and lies frequently propagated by the corporate-owned mainstream media. Voice of Detroit is edited by Diane Bukowski, a long-time professional investigative journalist previously employed by the now defunct print newspaper the Michigan Citizen. Voice of Detroit focuses on matters of concern to poor and working people, particularly those of color. These include, among others, police brutality, mass incarceration,  and the dismantling of public education and services. For more information on VOD, see our "About VOD" page.

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Update 16
Posted by Diane Bukowski
1 month ago
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To Voice of Detroit's readers and supporters, this has been a rough few months since our last update. We lost one of our dearest friends and staff member Cornell Squires Nov. 19. He was beloved in the community, shown by the fact that 1200 people "liked" our story on his passing. VOD and this world will never be the same without him. VOD's editor Diane Bukowski also lost her mother Dorothy Bukowski Dec. 22. Meanwhile, financial losses included the totaling of Bukowski's car, and the need to replace our computer after the previous one crashed. We had to get one with Windows 10, which is a monster to negotiate and also cut off our access to VOD's scanner and photo editing software, which will also have to be replaced. But we continued to publish, including the following stories:
 Recent Posts
BELOVED DETROIT PEOPLES ACTIVIST CORNELL SQUIRES CALLED HOME TO THE ANCESTORS NOV. 19, 2016.
http://voiceofdetroit.net/2016/11/20/beloved-detroit-peoples-activist-cornell-squires-called-home-to-the-ancestors-nov-19-2016/

DO NOT DRINK THE WATER! NO QUALIFIED TESTERS IN DETROIT, GLWA; CRISES CAUSE ONGOING CONTAMINATION http://voiceofdetroit.net/2017/03/08/do-not-drink-the-water-no-qualified-testers-in-detroit-glwa-crises-cause-ongoing-contamination/
MAYORAL CANDIDATE COLEMAN YOUNG II AT DAREA: JOBS NOT PRISONS, WATER, HOUSING FOR DETROITERS http://voiceofdetroit.net/2017/03/05/mayoral-candidate-coleman-young-ii-at-darea-jobs-not-prisons-water-housing-for-detroiters/
CLARESSA SHIELDS TO FIGHT AT MGM GRAND CASINO MARCH 10, FIRST WOMAN BOXER ON SHOWTIME
BOIL WATER ALERT: ‘THE GLWA DOESN’T CARE ABOUT DETROIT, HAMTRAMCK AND HIGHLAND PARK’ http://voiceofdetroit.net/2017/03/01/boil-water-alert-the-glwa-doesnt-care-about-detroit-hamtramck-and-highland-park/
TRUMP AND THE CORPORATE MEDIA ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE — BLACK AGENDA REPORT http://voiceofdetroit.net/2017/02/28/trump-and-the-corporate-media-enemy-of-the-people-black-agenda-report/
CHARLES LEWIS MUST BE FREED DUE TO LOSS OF COURT FILE, INNOCENCE; SADO WITHDRAWS FROM CASE http://voiceofdetroit.net/2017/02/20/charles-lewis-must-be-freed-due-to-loss-of-court-file-innocence-sado-withdraws-from-case/
DUGGAN’S DECADES-LONG DETROIT DEMOLITION DERBY http://voiceofdetroit.net/2017/02/15/duggans-decades-long-detroit-demolition-derby/
‘ROGUE JUSTICE!’ FREE ANOTHER INNOCENT DETROITER, CHARLES LEWIS, NOW! HEARING WED. FEB. 15 @ 9 AM.
BERNARD YOUNG FREE AFTER 27 YRS: BOND, NEW TRIAL GRANTED; MORE INNOCENTS IN MICH. PRISONS?
SAVE DETROIT’S SCHOOLS! RALLY AGAINST CLOSURES FRI. FEB. 17, 2017@12NOON
FELONY CHARGES VS. MARYANNE GODBOLDO DISMISSED DUE TO BRAIN TRAUMA FROM 5 YRS. LEGAL PERSECUTION http://voiceofdetroit.net/2017/02/09/felony-charges-vs-maryanne-godboldo-dismissed-due-to-brain-trauma-from-5-yrs-legal-persecution/
NOT GUILTY x 2! VICTORY FOR SCRILL, NEW ERA DETROIT, COMMUNITY http://voiceofdetroit.net/2017/01/29/not-guilty-x-2-victory-for-scrill-new-era-detroit-community/

JUDGE DEBORAH THOMAS: CHARLES LEWIS SHOULD HAVE BEEN ACQUITTED, SENTENCE VACATED IN 1976 MURDER http://voiceofdetroit.net/2017/01/20/judge-deborah-thomas-charles-lewis-should-have-been-acquitted-sentence-vacated-in-1976-murder/
OBAMA’S PARDONS DISTRACT FROM THE HORROR OF MASS BLACK INCARCERATION–BLACK AGENDA REPORT
WAYNE CO. JUVENILE LIFERS’ LIVES AT STAKE: ONLY TWO PAROLED; CHARLES LEWIS HEARING THURS. FEB. 9, 2017
RICO BUSTERS EXPOSES WAYNE COUNTY DOMESTIC TERRORISM; PAYS TRIBUTE TO MEMBER CORNELL SQUIRES
INDEPENDENT CYBERSECURITY FIRM SAYS FBI REPORTS THAT RUSSIA HACKED U.S. ELECTIONS WERE FRAUDULENT http://voiceofdetroit.net/2017/01/02/independent-cybersecurity-firm-says-fbi-reports-that-russia-hacked-u-s-elections-were-fraudulent/
GO TO DC TO FIGHT FOR BLACK SELF-DETERMINATION, REPARATIONS, SOCIAL JUSTICE, PEACE JAN. 14, 2017
DIRTY DEALINGS: GIL HILL’S ROLE IN ‘WHITE BOY RICK’ CASE, CHARLES LEWIS AND EDDIE JOE LLOYD FRAME-UPS http://voiceofdetroit.net/2016/12/23/dirty-dealings-gil-hills-role-in-white-boy-rick-case-charles-lewis-and-eddie-joe-lloyd-frame-ups/
VETERANS PLAN ‘HUMAN SHIELD’ TO PROTECT DAKOTA ACCESS PIPELINE PROTESTERS
CASE OF ZERIOUS MEADOWS CHALLENGES MICHIGAN’S DRACONIC JUVENILE LIFER RE-SENTENCING PRACTICES http://voiceofdetroit.net/2016/11/28/case-of-zerious-meadows-challenges-michigans-draconic-juvenile-lifer-re-sentencing-practices/
Cornell Squires (back), laid-off DWSDers
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Update 15
Posted by Diane Bukowski
6 months ago
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Hello, once again, VOD readers. Thank you for your continued readership and support over the last six years Voice of Detroit has existed. This is an update to make you aware of recent stories:
Recent Posts
◾ COMMUNITY HONORS LAMAR GRABLE, MURDERED 20 YRS. AGO BY DETROIT COPS EUGENE BROWN, VICKI YOST
◾ MICH. CITIZENS SUPPORT 2ND CHANCES FOR JUVENILE LIFERS; STATE, COUNTY PROSECUTORS INDUCE FEAR
◾ AUTOPSY: TYRE KING, 13, ‘MORE LIKELY THAN NOT’ RUNNING AWAY WHEN COLUMBUS COP GUNNED HIM DOWN
◾ CHARLOTTE, N.C. RISES UP AS POLICE KILL KEITH LAMONT SCOTT, FATHER OF 7, PROTESTER JUSTIN CARR
◾ SKY BANNER FLIES FOR LAMAR GRABLE, KILLED 20 YRS. AGO BY DETROIT COPS EUGENE BROWN, VICKI YOST
◾ TULSA COPS SHOOT TERENCE CRUTCHER, AN UNARMED BLACK MAN, TO DEATH WITHOUT CAUSE
◾ US ACCUSED OF COLLUDING WITH IS OVER STRIKE ON SYRIA TROOPS — SKY NEWS
◾ AGAIN AND AGAIN: COLUMBUS, OHIO POLICE SHOOT, KILL BLACK 13-YR.OLD TYREE KING
◾ REMEMBER ATTICA! MICHIGAN’S KINROSS PRISONERS JOIN NATIONWIDE STRIKES, PROTESTS
◾ “NEW HOPE” FOR MICHIGAN JUVENILE LIFER CHARLES LEWIS, AS OTHERS AWAIT LONG-DELAYED JUSTICE
◾ MARYANNE GODBOLDO, HERO IN FIGHT VS. STATE CHILD KIDNAPPING, HAS MASSIVE ANEURYSM ON EVE OF HEARING
◾ FREE CHARLES LEWIS, WAYNE CO. JUVENILE LIFERS DYING IN PRISON; RALLY AT HEARING TUES. SEPT 6
◾ GREEN PARTY PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE JILL STEIN IN DETROIT SAT. SEPT. 3 @ 12 NOON, BERT’S WAREHOUSE
◾ WHAT IS ‘DPS COMMUNITY DISTRICT’ DOING FOR DETROIT’S SPECIAL NEEDS STUDENTS
◾ ‘WE THE PEOPLE’ CRY GENOCIDE — DETROIT WATER SHUT-OFFS, FORECLOSURES ERASING BLACK NEIGHBORHOODS
◾ YES, OBAMA AND CLINTON CREATED ISIS–BUT TRUMP CAN’T EXPLAIN HOW IT HAPPENED
◾ GENOCIDE! STATE, S.A.D.O SUBJECT MICHIGAN JUVENILE LIFERS TO MORE ‘CRUEL AND UNUSUAL PUNISHMENT’
◾ MICHIGAN FREEDOM RIDERS PACK 6TH CIRCUIT IN CINCI TO OVERTURN ‘JIM CROW’ EM LAW PA 436
◾ TELFORD FIGHTS ATTACK; DETROIT SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS RUNNING ‘SPEED’ SLATE ON NOV. BALLOT
◾ DID BALTIMORE COUNTY POLICE VIOLATE THE CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS OF KORRYN GAINES?
◾ MICHIGAN FILES FOR JLWOP FOR 80% OF JUVENILE LIFERS; FED. COURT WANTS ALL PAROLE ELIGIBLE
◾ CHICAGO COPS KILL PAUL O’NEAL, 18, FIRING INTO CAR AGAINST POLICY
◾ WORTHY, OTHERS WANT LARGE PORTION OF ‘JUVENILE LIFERS’ TO DIE IN PRISON, DESPITE USSC RULINGS
Blocking Woodward against cop killings
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Update 14
Posted by Diane Bukowski
9 months ago
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Greetings, valued readers of Voice of Detroit. We are appealing again for whatever financial support you can give. From our unique standpoint, we have covered uprisings against police killings in Detroit and nationally, the state-sponsored death of the Detroit Public Schools, and Detroit retirees' court battle to overturn the bankruptcy, among other issues. Below are recent VOD stories:
 JAIL BROTHER OF AIYANA’S KILLER FOR RACIST RANT; MASS PROTESTS VS. POLICE TERROR ONGOING
 WALL STREET GREED = DEATH OF DETROIT PUBLIC SCHOOLS; FIGHT BACK IN COURT, ON STREETS
 WHITE MINNESOTA COP KILLS PHILANDO CASTILE, 32, IN FRONT OF GIRLFRIEND AND 4-YR.-OLD DAUGHTER
 VIDEO SHOWS WHITE BATON ROUGE COPS SHOOTING ALTON STERLING ‘MULTIPLE’ TIMES TO DEATH
 4TH OF JULY MARKS 260 YEARS OF PROFITABLE GENOCIDE BY U.S. BANKS AND CORPORATIONS
 DETROIT RETIREES PACK 6th CIRCUIT IN BANKRUPTCY APPEALS: “WE FIGHT BECAUSE WE’RE RIGHT!”
 MSP: WAYNE CO. PROS. KYM WORTHY KNEW DAVONTAE SANFORD WAS INNOCENT FOR 8 YEARS, NOT 8 MOS.
 U.S. SUPREME COURT TOSSES PUERTO RICO’S DEBT RESTRUCTURING LAW
 PROTESTERS DEMAND FREEDOM FOR RASMEA ODEH AND PALESTINE, AS JUDGE DRAIN ORDERS POSSIBLE NEW TRIAL
 WAYNE COUNTY GENERAL ASSEMBLY: FOR THE COMMON PEOPLE; SAT. JUNE 18, 2016 5-9 PM AT BERT’S
 DAVONTAE SANFORD SPEAKS, HOME AFTER 9 BRUTAL YEARS IN PRISON
 DAVONTAE SANFORD IS FREE AFTER 9-YEAR BATTLE FOR JUSTICE
 JUDGE DISMISSES $30M MEDICAL MALPRACTICE SETTLEMENT FOR BLACK MOTHER, CHILD FOR $275,000
 CHILD KILLERS, CORRUPT AND KILLER COPS, AND KYM WORTHY
 BLACKANAW ISLAND 2016; SAT. JUNE 4, SUN. JUNE 5: MICHAEL IMHOTEP SPEAKS
 STOP TORTURING MICHIGAN’S JUVENILE LIFERS WITH STATE DELAYS! FREEDOM NOW!
 US SUPREME COURT NIXES DEATH PENALTY FROM ALL-WHITE JURY
 SANDERS PUSHES DEMS TO REJECT PUERTO RICO DEBT DEAL, ENGINEERED BY BANKS WHICH DESTROYED DETROIT
 FREE CHARLES LEWIS, INNOCENT JUVENILE LIFER WHO HAS SPENT 41 YEARS IN STATE PRISONS
 MICHIGAN JUVENILE LIFERS SCORE 6TH CIRCUIT APPEALS COURT VICTORY IN HILL V. SNYDER
 VENEZUELA PRES. MADURO DECLARES EMERGENCY, BRAZIL PRES. ROUSSEF OUT IN ‘COUP;’ U.S. ACCUSED
 GENOCIDAL SNYDER/RHODES PLAN HARMS DETROIT PUBLIC SCHOOL CHILDREN, WORKERS, RESIDENTS
 HEARING ON DISABLED, ABUSED CHILD MAY 2; WHY DOES JUDGE MARTHA SNOW ENDANGER JANNA, JAIL MOM?
 WHY IS JUVENILE LIFER CHARLES LEWIS STILL IN PRISON, 16 YRS. AFTER HIS CASE WAS DISMISSED?


Photos of Detroiters killed by police.
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Update 13
Posted by Diane Bukowski
10 months ago
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Voice of Detroit salutes its readers and the people of Detroit, Flint and other Black-majority, poor cities battling for the future of their children. In the words of world hero Muhammad Ali, "Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing." Once again, VOD needs financial help to continue making our publication possible. Please donate. Here are recent stories, with more on the way:
 CHILD KILLERS, CORRUPT AND KILLER COPS, AND KYM WORTHY
 BLACKANAW ISLAND 2016; SAT. JUNE 4, SUN. JUNE 5: MICHAEL IMHOTEP SPEAKS
 STOP TORTURING MICHIGAN’S JUVENILE LIFERS WITH STATE DELAYS! FREEDOM NOW!
 US SUPREME COURT NIXES DEATH PENALTY FROM ALL-WHITE JURY
 SANDERS PUSHES TO REJECT PUERTO RICO DEBT DEAL; SAME DEALS DESTROYED DETROIT
 FREE CHARLES LEWIS, INNOCENT JUVENILE LIFER WITH 41 YEARS IN STATE PRISONS
 MICHIGAN JUVENILE LIFERS SCORE 6TH CIRCUIT APPEALS COURT VICTORY IN HILL V. SNYDER
 VENEZUELA PRES. MADURO DECLARES EMERGENCY, BRAZIL PRES. ROUSSEF OUT IN ‘COUP;’ U.S. ACCUSED
 GENOCIDAL SNYDER/RHODES PLAN HARMS DETROIT PUBLIC SCHOOL CHILDREN, WORKERS, RESIDENTS
 WHY IS JUVENILE LIFER CHARLES LEWIS STILL IN PRISON, 16 YRS. AFTER HIS CASE WAS DISMISSED?
 SANDERS PREPARES TO BOW DOWN TO HILLARY, BUT MANY OF HIS SUPPORTERS WON’T
 THE PASSING OF A PRINCE — THE FINAL CALL FRONT PAGE
 STATE WAR ON DETROIT PUBLIC SCHOOLS CONTINUES, “SELLING BLACK CHILDREN TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER”
 DYING IN PRISON: MICHIGAN JUVENILE LIFERS GET NEW HOPE UNDER MONTGOMERY, STILL FACE OBSTACLES
 ACTIVISTS SAY WAYNE CO. TAX FORECLOSURES ILLEGAL, VIOLATION OF INDIGENOUS RIGHTS, DOMESTIC TERRORISM
 ILLINOIS SC RULES CHICAGO PENSION ATTACK ‘UNCONSTITUTIONAL,’ AS IT DID ON STATE PENSIONS
 DETROIT KIDS IN DANGER: BILLS END DPS, PAY-OFF BANKS WITH STATE CONTROL, TAX LEVIES, CLOSINGS, CHARTERS
 DETROIT RETIREES DEMAND CITY COUNCIL OPPOSE EM LAW, DPS RE-STRUCTURING; SUPPORT REBUILDING FLINT
 WHY WAS FLINT’S WATER POISONED? JAIL SNYDER AND CORPORATE CRONIES!
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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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DIane you are my heroine.

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keep on pushin' diane

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Diane we are grateful for your coverage of pressing issues regarding justice and equitable treatment! We also would like to formally acknowledge the loss of your mother. May you find peace and joy in the good memories that you shared with her!

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To a comrade who has been faithful in documenting the devastating impact that regressive policies have had and are having on the least of these, residents in the city of Detroit! Thank you for your dedication and contributing your talents to the quest for equity, freedom and for REAL democracy! :-)

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Continue the fight for workers!

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DIANE, KEEP UP THE FIGHT

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We the People of Detroit truly appreciate Ms Bukowski using her talents and gifts to keep the community engaged and informed!

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