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

On the Cusp of Transformation

  Riverwise Winter 2020 Editorial On The Cusp of Transformation   As the new year arrived we may have watched the ball drop, the calendar flip, the clock count down,… Read More

Uprooting Legacy of Racism In Dearborn

Uprooting Legacy of Racism in Dearborn  By Denguhlanga Julia Kapilango Dearborn is often thought of as a community unwelcoming to African Americans. The legacy of Mayor Orville Hubbard lingers. Hubbard… Read More

Pam McGhee’s Winding Path To Community

Pam McGhee's Winding Path to Community Riverwise Interview by Eric T. Campbell While city officials clamor over how much to concede to corporate interests and private real-estate poachers scavenge for… Read More