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

A Ceremony For Hearing Our Own Wisdom

For most of history, stories have been passed down from person to person, sharing tools, lessons, values, forewarnings and healing. I recently hosted a story and ceremony workshop, sponsored by… Read More

The Theft of Belle Isle

photos taken at Belle Isle by Kenneth Smith Every spring, access to Belle Isle is shut down. The most popular end of the island is closed to Detroiters for almost… Read More

Lessons From the Poletown Plant

A revised version of this article was previously published in the February 9 edition of "The Detroit Socialist." Now that General Motors has announced its decision to close the Poletown… Read More