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Supreme Court considers limiting Affirmative Action

With one supporter of affirmative action retired and another declining to participate because of a conflict of interest, the concept of affirmative action is barely hanging by a thread as the United States Supreme Court justices prepare to rule in a case that involved a white woman suing the University of Texas because race was a minor factor in the admissions process. ...

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Howley takes on Patterson

Kevin Howley is the Democratic candidate running for Oakland County Executive. Howley, a graduate of Havard Business School, has worked in the private sector for the last 25 years. He currently works in turnaround management and has concentrated on helping nonprofits. He has two children and lives in Huntington Woods ...

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Election guide

We are facing a critical election season. Television, radio and print ads have bombarded voters with misinformation and outright distortions. Opponents to collective bargaining have invoked fears of child molesters and drunken teachers. Supporters of stopping a second bridge between the United States and Canada warn of millions of misspent dollars and those who would slow down a move to increase clean energ ...

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‘Bing is corrupt, we want him gone’

Again, allegations of corruption have surfaced in Detroit city politics — in the mayor’s office. State Rep. John Olumba, D-Detroit, has called for an investigation into Mayor Dave Bing’s office on the grounds of "fraud" and "embezzlement." In a letter obtained by the Michigan Citizen, dated Oct. 10 to Attorney General Bill Schuette, Olumba wrote: "I must bring to your attention actions by government officia ...

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Unemployment reaches lowest point under Obama

After receiving poor marks for his performance in his nationally televised debate with Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, President Obama received a much-needed boost from the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ report showing that unemployment fell to 7.8 percent in September, the lowest it has been in nearly four years. ...

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Cass Tech, East Village win PSL divisional titles

The playoff games for this weekend’s Detroit Public School playoffs have been set. Cass Tech (5-0, 6-1) won the PSL West Crown while East English Prep Academy (5-0, 6-1) won the PSL East. Both the Technicians and the Bulldogs will be the number one seeds heading into this Friday’s matchups. Cass Tech had no problems with Mumford as the Technicians clobbered the Mustangs 49-0 in a game played at Renaissance ...

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Philosophic activism, visionary organizing

Last week’s conference honoring the 40-year career of University of Michigan professor Bunyan Bryant was both inspiring and instructive. In one session after another, former students of many different ages and ethnicities described how Bunyan’s environmental justice leadership empowered them to struggle for a better environment for all our children. ...

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