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Past time for building Black wealth

If you think about the problems that plague Detroit — inequity, school closings, poverty, unemployment, emergency management, violence and predatory lending — these are conditions that increasingly define the lives of too many Black Americans. As the wealth gap grows for all Americans, African Americans are particularly hard hit. From Chicago to Philadelphia, lack of Black wealth and opportunity is a persis ...

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Detroiters deserve the right to vote

By D. Etta Wilcoxon Arguably one of America’s darkest secrets is the fact that all African Americans were denied the American right to vote until the conviction, fortitude and desire to be on the “right side of history,” compelled Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and then President Lyndon Banes Johnson to fight for and to realize the 1965 Voting Rights Act. That was then and this is now. In 2009, our current city ...

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