Off Center

by

Fifth Estate # 59, August 1-14, 1968

Publisher Anthony Wierzbicki of the Detroit American is constantly explaining his extensive “crime” coverage. In a recent front-page editorial he stated: “We firmly believe that it is the duty of a newspaper to advise its readers of the truth—the entire …

Off Center Read More »

Off Center

by

Fifth Estate # 58, July 18-31, 1968

An interesting entry to the TV “talk show” circuit locally is “Haney’s People,” at 11:15 p.m., on Channel 7 (WXYZ-TV). // Share this on…

Off Center

by

Fifth Estate # 57, July 4-18, 1968

Much attention in the community from now on will be focused on the primary election to be held Tuesday, August 6. Perhaps the largest effort will be that of the McCarthy for President Committee, together with the Michigan Conference for …

Off Center Read More »

Off Center

by

Fifth Estate # 56, June 19-July 1, 1968

Of the many comments made following the shooting of Sen. Kennedy, perhaps the most incisive was given by Sen. McCarthy: “It is not enough in my judgment to say that this was the act of one deranged man, if that …

Off Center Read More »

Off Center

by

Fifth Estate # 55, June 4-18, 1968

Are we in the midst of a revolution now? Or, are we on the verge of one? Can the revolution be comparatively bloodless, basically non-violent? // Share this on…

Off Center

by

Fifth Estate # 53, May 1-15, 1968

The Detroit Public Schools will receive $6,000,000 to squander in the next three years from the Federal government for a special project to “enrich” five inner-city-schools. // Share this on…

Off Center

by

Fifth Estate # 54, May 16-31, 1968

“Some people believe that all Negroes carry switchblade knives. Well, it’s not true.” // Share this on…

Off Center

by

Fifth Estate # 30, May 15-31, 1967

One nice thing about public feuds between politicians is that it gives everybody a rare chance to see part of what’s going on inside governmental circles. We learn, that at least to some extent, many decisions are made on the …

Off Center Read More »

Off Center

by

Fifth Estate # 39, October 1-15, 1967

Well, the Detroit Teachers’ strike is over—and guess who got the royal screwing? About 175,000 black kids whose basic conditions of instruction were not improved more than a piddle. // Share this on…

Off Center

by

Fifth Estate # 38, September 15-30, 1967

If the once highly-touted, but now quite tarnished “War Against Poverty” has done nothing else, it has provided a new battleground for political bickering-among the poor themselves and among the middle-class citizens who think they’re trying to help the poor. …

Off Center Read More »