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Barrow files for recount

On Aug. 23, Tom Barrow, defeated in the mayoral primary election, filed a petition to recount the Aug. 6 Detroit primary. The 99-page document lists a number of irregularities that Barrow refers to as “crimes” committed during the course of the election cycle. “The entire petition is rife with details concerning potential crimes and other illegalities, as well as substantial fraudulent acts which affected t ...

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The city?

Nearly 50 years ago, James Boggs wrote an essay that startled the country. It was entitled, “The City is the Black Man’s land.” Boggs described the historic pattern of American municipal governments as the place where ethnic groups gathered and developed economic and political power. He explained how cities had been dominated at various times by Irish, Polish or Italian immigrants. With changing demographic ...

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