You Are Here: Home » Articles posted by The Michigan Citizen (Page 168)
The Michigan Citizen

Number of Entries : 2678

Turning back the clock on voting rights

Shelby County, Ala. is suing the U.S. Department of Justice because they think Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 (and its reauthorization in 1982 and 2006) is unfair. The facts: The small city of Calera redistricted its boundaries in a way that the sole African American councilman lost his seat. Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act forced a new election with different boundaries and Ernest Montgomery ...

Read more

EFM? No thanks, Detroiters say

As Gov. Rick Snyder weighs whether to appoint an emergency financial manager (EFM) to the city of Detroit, City Council and several mayoral candidates are saying don’t bother. At its formal session Feb. 26, Council again discussed the city’s options, concluding an EFM isn’t necessary. Council President Charles Pugh said an extended consent agreement is one possibility; Council is expected to send its final ...

Read more

Olumba leaves Dems, goes independent

“There’s Democrat, there’s Republican and there’s us,” says State Rep. John Olumba, I-Detroit. A week after breaking from the Democratic party and declaring himself an Independent, Rep. Olumba, serving his second term in office, rejects the criticisms that he’s now been marginalized. “I’ve benefitted from my move more than anything,” Olumba told the Michigan Citizen. “My (one) vote counts for what I cast it ...

Read more

Detroit Raw by Sam Riddle

“Detroit Raw” will be a collection of mind snacks written by an ex-con that once wallowed in the cesspool of Detroit corruption who refuses to sit down and be quiet because he believes that he can help make Detroit a better place. Subscribing to the Al Taubman principle of redemption, I shall offer whatever whenever (Al gives cash; I have no cash so I give advice and counsel — we both did time in the fed pe ...

Read more

New leadership for Democrats

Change and challenge defined the day for Democrats at the Feb. 23 state party convention held at Cobo Hall. Lon Johnson replaced 18-year chair Mark Brewer with the pledge that Republican-controlled Lansing cannot continue. In the face of mounting internal politics and an impending defeat, Brewer withdrew his candidacy the day of the vote. ...

Read more

Bellwether for Detroit

In the controversy over the financial future of Detroit, uncertainty seems to be the most oft-repeated term. This uncertainty is attributed to the fact that no other major American city has faced the same kinds of structural problems confronting Detroit. From loss of population, abandonment of capital, to nearly half the property owners’ delinquency on taxes, we have little money to support essential servic ...

Read more

Lady Crusaders turn back aggressive Lady Technicians to repeat as PSL Champs

The Martin Luther King Girls’ Basketball squad returned to the University of Detroit Mercy’s Calihan Hall to repeat as Detroit PSL Champions, but it wasn’t an easy task. The Lady Crusaders (17-0), who’ve clobbered many of their opponents throughout the season and in the playoffs, ran into one of their biggest challenges Feb. 15. Cass Tech (16-1) gave King all it could handle, but fell short, 45-38, at the P ...

Read more

© 2012 The Michigan Citizen All Rights Reserved | Terms & Conditions | Privacy Policy

Scroll to top