Renisha McBride Case Evokes Familiar Sentiments

It appears to be happening all over again. This summer, Black America was outraged by the verdict of the Zimmerman trial. The reality that a teenager was murdered in cold blood, and the man that did it got away with it was a blow to us all. Here we are, not even six months later mulling over the case of Renisha McBride who was blown away asking for help. Gun culture is out of control. Video blogger Jay Smooth had an insightful perception back in July when all the internet was ablaze with talk of what would happen in the...

Detroit Takeover: Michigan Governor To Name Emergency Manager of City Finances

  In a move that has very few precedents, Governor Rick Snyder has made a move to take over the finances of Detroit. The finances of the city are said to be in such a bad predicament, that a takeover is necessary. An emergency manager will be appointed to resolve the crisis, thus over-ruling all municipal authority. This person also will have the power to enact drastic cost cutting measures like voiding union contracts and selling public property.   This is a major development, and does not bode well for states that are in financial discord. Austerity is the movement...