The 1967 Detroit riot was a civil disturbance that began in opposition to claims of police brutality during the raid and arrest of over 80 African-American patrons at an unlicensed speakeasy. In response to the growing riot, I took to the streets in hopes of directing the people’s rage into more proactive actions. Read more about my experience on Ebony's website.
The Nation: Flint Is the Predicted Outcome of Michigan’s Long, Dangerous History With ‘Emergency Managers’The immediate causes of the Flint water crisis and the hazardous conditions of Detroit’s public schools are by now common knowledge: the poor, shortsighted decisions made by the emergency managers appointed by Michigan’s Republican governor, Rick Snyder. Far less known are the numerous warning signs of the dangers posed by these unaccountable EMs to the people of Michigan—signs that Governor Snyder chose to ignore.
Budget of the United States Government, Fiscal Year 2017 contains detailed information on the various appropriations and funds that constitute the budget and is designed primarily for the use of the Appropriations Committees.This volume includes economic and accounting analyses; information on Federal receipts and collections; analyses of Federal spending; information on Federal borrowing and debt; baseline or current services estimates; and other technical presentations.
The celebration of #BlackHistoryMonth gives all Americans the opportunity to highlight the special contributions of the African-American community to the growth and development of our nation. Happy Black History Month.
My op-ed in the Detroit News urges immediate restoration of the Voting Rights Act. I implore my colleagues to come together to protect not only all of our citizens’ right to vote, but to safeguard democracy itself.
Washington, D.C. - House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI) and House Judiciary Crime Subcommittee Ranking Member Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) released the following statements after the White House announced the commutation of the sentences of hundreds of individuals this week, which brings President Obama’s record to 1,715 commutations in total:
Detroit, MI – Congressman John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI) today released the following statement:
“I’m honored to have been able to witness President Barack Obama take the oath of office – not once, but twice - during my lifetime. He broke barriers when he became our first African-American president and he has continued to break records throughout his presidency.