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Highland Park to go on tree-planting spree

The Highland Park United Neighborhood Association wants Highland Park to become “the city of trees” once more. Beginning in spring 2014, Greening of Detroit will be planting a variety of trees in parks, at public sites, along Woodward sidewalks and in front of homes in partnership with the HPUNA and the city of Highland Park. ...

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Prizes, opportunities for student artists in Black history art contest

High school students in eight southeast Michigan counties are invited to submit original works of art that capture a significant moment, event or figure in African-American, African or African Diasporan history for the Black History Moments on Canvas contest. Submissions can include paintings, drawings, jewelry, pottery, fabric, mixed media or sculptures. The contest is sponsored by Detroit-area McDonald’s ...

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Questions for Driver Responsibility Survey

The students of the Wayne County Community College District are doing a participatory action research project regarding the Driver Responsibility Act. Research includes, but is not limited to the amount of money in the fund, which zip codes are most involved, what effect it has had on drivers and their lives. WCCCD is inviting all citizens to answer the questions written below and return their answers by ma ...

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Curtain comes down on deadly war in eastern Congo

Thousands of women dressed in white marched down the central boulevard in Kinshasa this week, singing the praises of President Joseph Kabila and the army, according to media on the scene. The celebrations marked the end of a brutal 20-month revolt in Africa’s mineral-rich eastern Congo. The M23 rebel army reportedly scattered after the Congolese army captured its last hilltop stronghold. ...

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Zakes Mda pleads for release of Eskinder Nega

South African author Zakes Mda is urging Africans to step up and protest the lengthy sentence meted out to Ethiopian journalist Eskinder Nega for his pro-democracy writings that offended the government. Mda, a novelist, poet and playwright, is the son of A.P. Mda, a “guiding light” in the founding of the Pan African Congress. Nega, who turns 45 this month, sits in Kaliti prison, outside of Addis Ababa, wher ...

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African book club to present awards for ‘kid lit’

The National Museum of African Art in Washington, D.C., held the Children’s Africana Awards and Book Festival on Nov. 9. The annual event was sponsored by Africa Access, a nonprofit organization founded in 1989. Africa Access, according to their Web site, ¡°was founded to help schools, public libraries, and parents improve the quality of their children’s collection on Africa.¡± An online database, produced ...

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Steel company spreads the pain from Zimbabwe to Minnesota

From Minnesota to Zimbabwe, workers across two continents are challenging an industrial conglomerate that has wrecked havoc with a trail of failed mining operations around the world. In the United States, the Essar Group Ltd, has a mixed legacy, with bankruptcy in West Virginia, a cash crisis threatening pension payments in Minnesota and in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, outstanding debts of $530 million and fl ...

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