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Bing says no to second term, eyes county office

Detroit Mayor Dave Bing will not run again for mayor but is considering a run for Wayne County executive. In a speech at the Charles H. Wright African American History Museum May 14, Bing said he had an “unwavering devotion” to the city and announced that he would not seek reelection but would form an exploratory committee for a county run. It is not clear if he could or would be a resident of Wayne County ...

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Detroit Raw by Sam Riddle

The not so “Great Gatsby” film was a celebration of whiteness and class bias. Damn, “Gatsby” reminded me of what is happening to the city of Detroit right now. White folk are cheering and partying, flaunting the law of the land pouring ‘em down, while their minstrel Emergency Manager has the stage. Bright media driven lights bounce all around the democracy destroying event of our times as we listen to the d ...

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Reporting out

The Office of the Emergency Manager issued its Financial and Operating Plan for the City of Detroit. It is a limited document. As predicted, it states Detroit is in financial trouble. It repeats the concern for the $15 billion in long-term debt and adds that the city was out of money as of April 26, having $64 million in cash but $226 million in obligations. It goes on to tell us that much of the city is “d ...

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Western International overpowers King, Mumford shuts out Henry Ford

Martin Luther King High School junior infielder Avonte Maddox started last Friday’s game between King and Western International with a triple and scored on a wild pitch in the first inning. That play was the only offensive highlight for the Crusaders the entire game. The Cowboys erupted for nine runs in their half of the first with starting pitcher sophomore Joshua Armstrong en route to a 16-1 drubbing of K ...

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