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When I was a child my parents used food stamps to help feed me and I’m not ashamed. I’m not ashamed because it wasn’t my fault. I’m not ashamed because it wasn’t my parents’ fault. More importantly, I’m not ashamed because no one should be ashamed that at some point in their life they had […]
Deadlines are supposed to mean something. That’s what I learned when I was a reporter (although I, admittedly, wasn’t always the best at hitting them). But somehow, deadlines didn’t seem to apply last Thursday at the Board of Canvassers meeting where they were considering putting a $10.10 minimum wage question — courtesy of Raise Michigan — on […]
Another week, another example of people in power rigging the system. This Week in PM Blogging: The Right Tweets The online trolls were out in force during Netroots Nation and my Twitter activity was unknowingly feeding into their zeal. The thing I never expected was the blatant hate and racism being thrown at Detroit and […]
I attended my first Netroots Nation in Detroit last week and it exceeded all of my expectations. I learned about what it means to be a progressive from some of the best and brightest advocates in the country. But don’t worry, this blog won’t just be me gushing about all the great people I met […]
Last week, the Progress Michigan team and I spent a fair amount of time in Detroit. We were there for a retreat and then stayed for Netroots Nation. It was the first time I can remember ever staying in the city for a long period of time and enjoying the things Detroit has to offer. […]
Last week during Netroots Nation, I was quite active on Twitter. And so were the far-right tweeters around the country. During my week of tweeting about Detroit, Detroit’s image/perception and the water shutoffs, I was met with some harsh — and at times almost inhumane — tweets that the right-wingers were spewing about the city […]