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.

Posted in

Plafkin Backlashes Ravitz

by

Fifth Estate # 38, September 15-30, 1967

It was a muggy, uncomfortable night at the 17th District Democratic Headquarters in the all-white Redford section of northwest Detroit. Meeting was the “Democratic Forum,” a conservative faction of the District. The speaker was the noted liberal statesman, Councilman Mel

Posted in

Off Center

by

Fifth Estate # 37, September 1-15, 1967

One of the biggest problems of “rebuilding Detroit” after the July 23 rebellion will be the attitudes and actions of the very powerful “white liberal” leadership in our community.

Posted in

Off Center

by

Fifth Estate # 36, August 15-31, 1967

It couldn’t happen in Detroit! That was the proud proclamation of our city’s leaders all summer long until that fateful morning of July 23. Detroit had supposedly been the nation’s leader among big cities in making civil rights progress.

Posted in

Off Center

by

Fifth Estate # 34, July 15-31, 1967

If there’s anything more disgusting than a person who has no guts, its a person who has half-guts. For example, Rep. John Conyers, Jr. For the past several weeks I’ve been writing about the wonderful job he was doing in

Posted in

Off Center

by

Fifth Estate # 33, July 1-15, 1967

The ridiculous bill in the U.S. House of Representatives to penalize flag-burners passed by a whopping majority (385 to 16) last week—but in their haste, the patriotic legislators forgot to include the specific term “burning” in their prohibition. They did

Posted in

Council Rejects City’s Bike Ban

by

Fifth Estate # 33, July 1-15, 1967

Intelligence finally reigned supreme recently when Detroit’s Common Council tore apart Ray Girardin’s stupid proposal to ban motorcycles from city parks without a special permit. The proposal was immediately condemned by the American Civil Liberties Union as unconstitutional and in

Posted in

Off Center

by

Fifth Estate # 7, April 1966

Drums are rolling early and heavy in the Michigan Democratic Party’s forthcoming internal civil war with Detroit’s 37-year-old Mayor Jerome P. Cavanagh pitted against just-retired Asst. Sec. of State for African Affairs and former governor, 55-year-old G. Mennen villiams.

Posted in

Off Center

by

Fifth Estate # 61, Sept. 5-18, 1968

The rabid anti-Communist vultures are now having a field day. They are suddenly showing a concern for the people of Czechoslovakia which they never exhibited for the Blacks in Rhodesia and South Africa or the Orientals in Vietnam.

Posted in

Off Center

by

Fifth Estate # 60, August 15-September 4, 1968

One of the most noticeable things about the primary election this month was the unusually low turnout especially for a Presidential year. The excitement of a forthcoming national election contest generally creates among the electorate a greater interest in the

Posted in
In Archive