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Diane Bukowski   DETROIT, MI


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 14
11 days ago
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
1 month ago
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!
Muhammad Ali and Prince in 1997 plan Hea
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Update 12
4 months ago
The staff of VOD thanks everyone for their readership as well as for donations they have made to keep us afloat in this increasingly difficult battle for justice in Detroit and around the world. This month, we struggled to pay our webhosting fee and can use more financial support. Please see the articles we have published recently, listed below:
 PRAYER BRUNCH TO FREE DAVONTAE SANFORD SAT. MARCH 12; FALSELY CONVICTED AS CHILD OF 14, NOW 23
 RHODES’ RULE OVER DETROIT SCHOOLS OMINOUS; AS BANKRUPTCY JUDGE, HE DISMANTLED CITY OF DETROIT
 DETROIT WILL BE PAYING FOR SCHOOL BONDS UNTIL YEAR 2040; DISMANTLING OF DPS ALL ABOUT CORPORATE GREED
 SALT LAKE COPS BATTLE CROWD THROWING ROCKS, BOTTLES AFTER SHOOTING 16-YEAR-OLD FROM KENYA
 CANCEL DPS DEBT TO THE BANKS! QUALITY EDUCATION FOR DETROIT CHILDREN; TUNE IN WHPR SAT. 2/27@10:30 AM
 RASMEA ODEH MAY GET NEW TRIAL, US APPEALS COURT RULES
 OUTRAGE: JUDGE MICHAEL HATHAWAY GIVES MARY STAFFORD 1-10 YRS, NO EVIDENTIARY HEARING
 BI-PARTISAN DEAL LED TO FLINT WATER POISONING FOR PROFIT: THE KAREGNONDI WATER AUTHORITY (KWA)
 CARRIER A/C, OWNED BY UNITED TECHNOLOGIES, MOVING 1400 INDY JOBS TO MEXICO; WORKERS REACT WITH RAGE
 STOP THE RAILROAD OF COMMUNITY ADVOCATE MARY ANN STAFFORD; COME TO COURT FRI. FEB. 12 AT 9AM
 GREECE GRINDS TO HALT IN GENERAL STRIKE OVER PENSION CUTS, AUSTERITY
 DEARBORN COPS, KYM WORTHY TARGET POLICE VICTIM TERRANCE KELLOM’S STEPMOM; HEARING FRI. FEB. 5
 ‘ROBOCOP’ MELENDEZ GETS 13 MOS. – 10 YRS. FOR NEAR-FATAL BEATING OF BLACK AUTOWORKER FLOYD DENT
 MARYANNE GODBOLDO BATTLES ON 5 YEARS AFTER STATE KIDNAPPED, DRUGGED HER CHILD; FUNDS NEEDED
 BOYCOTT MICHIGAN! JAIL SNYDER, CRONIES FOR FLINT LEAD POISONING, DOMESTIC TERRORISM, RACISM
 JUDGE HATHAWAY BLAMES 2008 MORTGAGE MELTDOWN ON HOMEOWNER ADVOCATE COUPLE, THE STAFFORDS
 WELLS FARGO V. STAFFORDS BOMBSHELL: BANK NOT COMPLAINANT, COUNTY CHARGED COUPLE ANYWAY
 NEW ERA DETROIT SUPPLIES FOOD, WATER TO THE PEOPLE, FACES BRUTE FORCE OF POLICE STATE
 BOYCOTT DEARBORN! CHARGE WHITE COP WHO EXECUTED DETROIT’S KEVIN MATTHEWS: UNARMED, “HARMLESS”
 TAMIR RICE GRAND JURY: NO CHARGES; WHOLE U.S. CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM MUST BE ABOLISHED
 FOR XMAS, CHICAGO COPS KILL 2, WOUND 3RD: QUINTONIO LEGRIER, 19, BETTIE JONES, 55, MEKEL LUMPKIN, 23
Dearborn police murder Kevin Matthews
Free Davontae Sanford
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Update 11
7 months ago
Hello to VOD supporters, and thanks very much for your continued readership of Voice of Detroit, which we have labored very hard on for the past week as various events break. Here are some of our most recent stories:
 JUDGE MICHAEL HATHAWAY SEIZES WATER PROTEST VERDICT FROM BLACK DETROIT JURY, HALTS TRIAL
 CLEVELAND POLICE SHOOTING OF TAMIR RICE UNJUSTIFIED, EXPERTS SAY
 #16SHOTS: LAQUAN MCDONALD PROTESTS SHUT CHICAGO’S ‘MAGNIFICENT MILE’ ON ‘BLACK FRIDAY’
 THE PARIS ATTACKS AND THE WHITE LIVES MATTER MOVEMENT–BLACK AGENDA REPORT
 ‘ROBOCOP’ MELENDEZ GUILTY OF 2 FELONIES, FACES 15 YRS; REMANDED TO JAIL IN FLOYD DENT BEATING
 JURY TO TOUR SCENES OF NEAR-FATAL ‘ROBOCOP’ BEATING OF AUTOWORKER FLOYD DENT
 DETROIT WARRIORS BELINDA MYERS-FLORENCE, TANGELA HARRIS: REST IN POWER AS YOUR BATTLE CONTINUES
 LAYOFFS FLOOD DETROIT WATER DEPT, RISK PUBLIC HEALTH; RISING DEBT = HIGHER RATES, MORE SHUT-OFFS
 DETROITER FLOYD DENT CONFRONTS ‘ROBOCOP’ WM. MELENDEZ; PARTNER COP ADMITS RACIST TEXTS
 GIVE 67-YEAR-OLD REV. EDWARD PINKNEY A PRESIDENTIAL PARDON
 NYPD RIOTS AGAINST #RISEUPOCTOBER
 A VOICE FOR KIMONI “KODAK” DAVIS, 19, KILLED IN HIGH-SPEED CHASE BY WHITE OHIO COP DAMON CARUSO, 24
 FLINT WATER AND THE NO-BLAME GAME; TRUE FILES FED COMPLAINT RE: DISPARATE IMPACT
 WILL REGIONAL TAKEOVER OF DETROIT WATER MAKE RESIDENTS OF 6 COUNTIES DRINK FLINT WATER?
 FAMILY OF TAMIR RICE, 12, KILLED BY CLEVELAND COPS, OUTRAGED AT RELEASE OF REPORTS JUSTIFYING DEATH
 JAIL CHARLES PUGH! CIVIL MOLESTATION TRIAL NOV. 3; FORMER CC PRES. ALSO GUILTY OF CRIMES VS. DETROIT
 DETROIT RETIREES VOW TO CONTINUE FIGHT AFTER U.S. DISTRICT JUDGE DISMISSES BANKRUPTCY APPEAL
 FEDERAL LAWSUIT ALLEGING FRAUD, ‘UNCLEAN HANDS’ FORESTALLS SEIZURE OF BERT’S MARKETPLACE

Please help us out with whatever you can afford. VOD's staff is not paid and exists generally on fixed incomes. Lately, our cars have been taking turns going into the shop for expensive repairs. Our quarterly web hosting fee of $359.00 was just paid by the skin of our teeth. Again, we appreciate you and welcome your articles and photos. Send to diane_bukowski@hotmail.com.
Homrich blockade to stop water shut-offs
NYC rally for Tamir, Aiyana, Nicholas.
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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
32 months ago

DIane you are my heroine.

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Raised by 106 people in 51 months
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DIANE, KEEP UP THE FIGHT

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Thank each and every one of you for your hard work.

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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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Keep up the good work!

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fight for our rights!!!

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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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