A Call for Assistance to Halt Racism, Racial Discrimination and Genocide of the People of the City of Detroit in the United States of America

Draft Appeal to the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights A Call for Assistance in the Efforts to Halt Racism, Racial Discrimination and Acts of Genocide Directed Towards the People of the City of Detroit in the United States of America This appeal is directed towards the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights…

Rev. Pinkney Released From House Arrest (Update)

Supporters build defense campaign to support Benton Harbor activist By Abayomi Azikiwe Libya 360° Berrien County’s courthouse in St. Joseph, Michigan was filled with people from various cities across the Midwest region on June 5. People were there to attend a hearing that would determine if a trial judge pursues yet another case involving Rev.…

Rev. Edward Pinkney Remains Under House Arrest in Benton Harbor

Community activist criminalized again in effort to recall city official By Abayomi Azikiwe Libya 360° After winning national support during 2007-2009 in efforts to fight trumped-up charges for alleged election irregularities, Rev. Edward Pinkney has once again been indicted for his tireless work to make public officials in Benton Harbor, Michigan accountable to the people.…

Supreme Court Delivers Blow to Civil Rights Sixty Years After Brown v. Topeka

Michigan vote to ban consideration of race was based on deception By Abayomi Azikiwe Libya 360° A 6-2 decision by the United States Supreme Court on April 23 upheld a 2006 vote in the state of Michigan which placed a ban on affirmative action. The so-called “Michigan Civil Rights Initiative” was in actuality a reversal…

Federal Judge Orders Detroit to Pay Another $85 Million to BOfA and UBS

Bankruptcy proceeding on swaps signals further attacks on retirees, workers Ruins of Detroit By Abayomi Azikiwe Libya 360° A ruling by Federal Eastern District Bankruptcy Court Judge Steven W. Rhodes has awarded yet another large-scale payment to two banks that are heavily implicated in the financial ruin of Detroit and other cities throughout the United…