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Do elections matter this year?

For the past four years, I, like many Detroiters, have looked forward to positive change. It started with our new City Charter, calling for a drastic shift in our election process. Our City Council would be elected by district, something not done for almost a century. Unfortunately, there have also been changes that we neither wanted nor expected: the appointment of an emergency manager this past March, the ...

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The art of saving

In the early 90s, while searching for myself, I came across a book “The Essence of Success” by Earl Nightingale. What makes this period of my life so interesting is the fact that I no longer wanted to be who I was or to be in the situation I found myself living. ...

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Study warns of new housing discrimination against Blacks, Latinos and Asians

Blatant acts of housing discrimination have declined in the United States, but a national study shows prospective landlords, real estate agents and rental housing providers have found a new way to keep their racism under the radar. The study of 28 cities, conducted by The Urban Institute and released last month by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, reports that while Blacks, Asians and La ...

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Students concerned over doubled loan interest rate 

Due to Congress’ failure to act, the interest rate on the very popular federally subsidized Stafford student loans doubled on July 1 from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent, causing millions of students to worry about their future. “Personally, I feel like the government is telling me that I have to choose either a minimum wage job post high school or agree to cripple debt post-grad,” said Maya Ennis, a senior psyc ...

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