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Mother and daughter build business

By Marcus Wright Special to the Michigan Citizen DETROIT — Peggy Gordon and Pamela Boatman are mother and daughter. They also own P Jazz Collections Boutique. P Jazz sells women’s clothing and jewelry. Like their sign says, “Jazzy, Sassy and Classy.” They’ve brought the boutique a long way. “I started P Jazz in my living room in August 1999,” Gordon said. “I had a few suits, coats, sweaters, a few purses an ...

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Food, Conviviality and Commerce

By Dan Carmody Since 1891, Eastern Market has served two key functions in the city of Detroit. It has been the center for local agriculture and food systems, and a place where Detroit residents and businesses enjoy easy access to the bounty of Michigan harvests. The district around the market hosts nearly 80 food businesses that benefit from being in close proximity to each other. This cluster of food busin ...

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Resisting corporate control of communications infrastructure

By Victoria Goff This is the first in a series of columns on the 14th Environmental Justice principle: Environmental Justice opposes the destructive operations of multi-national corporations. Did you know that right now, there are six corporations that control almost 90 percent of the media produced in the United States? GE, News-Corp, Disney, Viacom, Time and CBS control almost all the media you see on rad ...

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A vote for consumers

By Julianne Malveaux Trice Edney News Wire In this 2012 election, most of the focus is on the top of the ticket. Can President Obama maintain, or increase, his lead over Republican nominee Mitt Romney? Will “deep pockets” Romney prevaricate enough in his ubiquitous advertising to turn the tide? Recent news suggests fundraising for Mr. Romney has recently faltered. That, too, is the fodder for national news ...

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Food, Conviviality and Commerce

By Dan Carmody Since 1891, Eastern Market has served two key functions in the city of Detroit. It has been the center for local agriculture and food systems, and a place where Detroit residents and businesses enjoy easy access to the bounty of Michigan harvests. The district around the market hosts nearly 80 food businesses that benefit from being in close proximity to each other. This cluster of food busin ...

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Nurtured small businesses create 10,000 new jobs

New Detroit business account for most By Yanjie Wang Capital News Service LANSING — With an unemployment rate at 9 percent in July and the loss of 500,000 workers in Michigan since 2001, the good news seems to be the creation of nearly 10,000 jobs in small business across the state since January. The new jobs reflect a situation improved by the business tax reform, regulation revision in the state, as well ...

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