Summer
2022

border crosser

my father's story is not singular. he is a border crosser, he crossed the border, the border crossed him. filled with hope that looked like a stormy night. waiting in… Read More

Joy in Community Study 

Border & Rule: Global Migration, Capitalism, and the Rise of Racist Nationalism by Harsha Walia, H In gloomy and despairing times, we who work for liberation generate light and joy.… Read More

CUPID

Of course, we cannot say that Kyle Rittenhouse is guilty. Because this is America. And he is presumed innocent until proven otherwise. But for what it’s worth, he is White.… Read More

a poem for Trans day of visibility

"what does trans visibility mean to me?"  visible to whom? i must ask myself  to cis eyes? society? The government?  the medical complex?  what it means to me is suspicion. … Read More

CAN YOU SEE ME

I greet family, friends and strangers with a sunny smile, dressed in my best attire, they glance at me and say, “You look good.” Not seeing me as they could.… Read More

Cass Corridor Commons: Sanctuary For Changemakers

Sacred Sites  The Cass Corridor Commons: Sanctuary for Changemakers                                           The aging grey edifice at the corner of Cass and Forest has sheltered visionary activists and artists for nearly two centuries.… 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