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A housing ‘Black tax’

If home ownership is, overwhelmingly, the foundation of individuals’ and families’ economic security in America, Black Americans face a profoundly difficult predicament. For when it comes to that signal marker, the wrenching economic shocks of the past half-decade have wiped out at least 14 years of Black Americans’ climb up the homeownership ladder. ...

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Resurrection Detroit

One warm day in Detroit this past spring I thought I would sit in the park nearwhere I live and soak in some sun and the surrounding environment. The area was in an all Black community, or so I thought. I noticed a young, white couple walking hand-in-hand down the sidewalk toward Woodward Avenue with apparent freedom from assault. ...

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Transit officer kills man, no charges yet

The family of Jordan West-Morson is seeking answers, justice and wants the Detroit Police Department and Wayne County Prosecutor’s office to act. “(Police) know who the shooter is and have the weapon. There are eyewitness accounts. Why hasn’t the man been charged? We are just trying to get answers,” says Boyd Morson, the victim’s uncle. ...

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Detroit Eastern Market to present World Groove music festival June 30

Detroit Eastern Market will host its first World Groove at Eastern Market Music Festival June 30 from 12 p.m.-12 a.m. This event will feature a cultural explosion of Caribbean music, cuisine and festivities as well as visual and performing arts. A free Caribbean parade will kick off the World Groove event, beginning on Russell at I-375 and ending at Wilkins in front of the festival stage. Parade participant ...

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