Detroit Federation of Teachers lose in presidential election

or those who do not live in Detroit it is important to understand what is transpiring in the state with the Detroit Federation of Teachers and the fight against privatization and school closures. I have worked with Steve Conn who lost his bid for president of DFT.  He and BAMN (By Any Means Necessary) have […]

By Any Means Necessary (BAMN) hails circuit decision striking down Michigan's ban on affirmative action

November 14, 2012   BAMN HAILS SIXTH CIRCUIT DECISION STRIKING DOWN MICHIGAN’S BAN ON AFFIRMATIVE ACTION The entire en banc panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the  Sixth Circuit today ruled by a vote of eight to seven that Michigan Proposal 2’s ban on affirmative action in college admissions violated the Fourteenth […]

Click on this link and go to the DFT website, where you can read short statements from each of the candidates.

picture of a Detroit school at the headlines This picture is of Robert Bobb and his corporate cohorts shaking hands over privatization plans and text book deals.  Bobb is now gone, but in his wake the public school system is a shadow of its former self.  The corporate gunslinger might be gone but the scent […]

Chicago Teacher Carrene Beverly-Bass explains why she joined the new civil rights movement

http://youtu.be/R4USDkcUXvI   Chicago Teacher Carrene Beverly-Bass explains why she joined the new civil rights movement Detroit teachers need to join the movement, too, before it is too late. Start today! Begin by telling another teacher why they should vote for EON / BAMN in the November 19th DFT Officers Elections! Then tell them to join […]

Michigan Activists Rally to Support BOTH Affirmative Action and 10% Plan in University of Texas Admissions

Michigan Activists Rally to Support BOTH Affirmative Action and 10% Plan in University of Texas Admissions Press Conference Wednesday, October 10, 2012 Noon (or whenever oral arguments end) At Steps of U.S Supreme Court For more Information, contact Kate Stenvig at 313-575-9329 or Donna Stern at 313-468-3398 A contingent from the Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action, Integration and Immigrant Rights […]

Father of Four Fights Felony Immigration Charges to Keep His Family Together: SIGN THE PETITION AND FORWARD!

http://www.bamn.com/social-justice/father-of-four-fights-felony-immigration-charges  On September 13th and 14th, the case of Alfredo Avila-Mendez will go before a jury in Federal District Court before Judge Cook.  He has been charged with the felony of “re-entry” - returning to the U.S. after a deportation. All he is guilty of is trying to keep his family together. Alfredo is married […]

BAMN Defends Affirmative Action and 10 Percent Plan in University of Texas Case at U.S. Supreme Court

http://www.bamn.com/affirmative-action/bamn-defends-affirmative-action-and-10-percent-plan-in-university-of-texas-case-at-u-s-supreme-court BAMN is the lead plaintiff in the case challenging Michigan’s version of the anti-affirmative-action Proposition 209 of California. This case is pending before the en banc panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. See Coal. to Defend Aff. Action v. Regents of the Univ. of Mic higan, 652 F.3d […]

Support BAMN's summer training program for young civil rights leaders

he following is from “By Any Means Necessary” or BAMN. Dear Civil Rights Supporter: Your help is needed TODAY to help sponsor low income young people from across the country to  participate in an intensive summer training program for young civil rights leaders. To meet the type of talented, compelling student leader who is working […]