winter/spring
2022

Editorial

There is a reason that the most inspiring movements, works of art, songs, books, speeches, and actions often feel as though they belong to the future. And it isn’t because… Read More

Walk into the Womb Womxn House Detroit

Womb Artist Jessica DeMuro Graves and Laura Earle“…Where we commune with our first true understandings of self and connection.” Antepasados   Artist Rosa Maria Zamarron “…Learning to cook from my… Read More

TURDS AND TURNIPS (A Story-Poem)

A man consistently and intentionally leaves turds in your hands. Day after day, week after week after month after year. The turds stink and stain. They attract flies. Because you… Read More

imagine

i am fast.  like the travel of time around a foreign planet,  i present tomorrow  before you could process the day that is.  Rhythmic chants of people’s passionate cries taken… Read More

An Ode to Rev. Mama Sandra Simmons 

This majestic African bird with outstretched wings has taken high flight upwards... upwards... beyond earthly timeless time and spaceless space Her sweet voice and laughter song echo in the chambers… Read More

“No Time”

Boog Brown “No Time” 2014 Produced by Illastrate Working Class Music “Boog Brown” aka "Boogie" is a Black Woman and multi-talented audio artist, based out of Detroit, MI. Growing up,… Read More

Shut Down Line 5 Action Camp in Detroit

The Michigan Coalition Against Tar Sands (MI CATS) hosted an art build/skillshare with the People's Water Board Coalition at the General Baker Institute in Detroit in January 2022.  The water… Read More

Waawiyaatanong: From The Ashes, She Rises

Hadassah GreenSky is a Anishinaabe (LTBB Odawa) artist and multi-instrumentalist living in Detroit, Michigan. She is a graphic designer and painter, as well as a bead worker, dancer, seamstress, and… Read More

Shirley Woodson

IMAGE: Shirley Woodson Photo Credit: Patrick Barber. I know Shirley Woodson as one of the matriarchs of art and culture in Detroit.  She is a pillar -- as a former… Read More

Red Packets 

Background Art: During the Chinese New Year celebration, there is a tradition of offering gifts — especially to the children — in brightly decorated red envelopes that convey best wishes… Read More

Realizing A People’s Plan In 2021

Despite a year of grievous health crises and economic challenges, we end 2020 affirming the work that is being done to advance the relationships with one another and to promote… Read More