Community discussion targeting police practices misses mark

by (hodele91)

Submitted 10-29-2015 under OPINION

As I settled into my narrow seat, popcorn in hand, pencil poised and at the ready, I couldn’t help but notice the disconcerting feeling nestled in the pit of my stomach. All around me, community members both prestigious and not conversed and...

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ACLU to bring conversation on police practices to Wealthy Theatre

by (ACLU of Michiga...)

Submitted 10-20-2015 under NONPROFITS

On October 28 at 6:30 p.m., the Western Branch of the Michigan ACLU, along with our friends and partners in the fight for justice, is hosting an event at the Wealthy Theatre, titled “Avoiding the next Ferguson: A discussion on policing and community...

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Our place, your voices: Our democratic need for citizen journalists

by (tclinton)

Submitted 05-12-2015 under OPINION

Since I took over as the Executive Director of the Community Media Center (CMC) a year ago, I have been confronted time and time again by highly reported international and national news stories that involve challenges to freedom of speech and access...

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Sucker punch: How police control of media in Ferguson affects us all

by (Holly)

Submitted 08-14-2014 under OPINION

This morning's news coming from Ferguson, Mo. was a sucker punch to my stomach. I read of journalists being asked to leave. Many stayed, holding to their honorable role in society. They were consequently being harassed, arrested or...

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