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NAACP Appeals To The United Nations To End Detroit Water Shut-Offs

AFRICANGLOBE - United Nations officials arrived in Detroit last weekend after several advocacy organizations, including plaintiffs organizations Detroit People's Water Board and Michigan Welfare Rights Organization, called for the UN to conduct an investigation into civil and human rights violations committed by Detroit and the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department.

Detroit Provides Lessons For The Future Of Democracy In America

AFRICANGLOBE - On Mon. July 21, Deputy Director Darryl Latimer of the Detroit Water & Sewerage Department, under the administrative control of an unelected emergency manager Kevyn Orr, announced a 15-day suspension to the massive water shut-offs which have victimized tens of thousands throughout the city.

Detroit Land Bank Authority Seizes Thousands Of Homes And Lots

AFRICANGLOBE - A major push is underway to drive even more oppressed and working Black people from the city of Detroit. On June 13 demonstrators rallied outside the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department (DWSD) located downtown. This day represented the sixth in a series of “Freedom Fridays” where people have been protesting against the wholesale attacks on workers, retirees, youth and community residents through an orchestrated financial emergency and forced bankruptcy.