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Presenting The People’s Law School

By Shawndrica Simmons, Esq., Chancellor I am a practicing attorney in the tri-county area, as well as a community activist. I sit on several boards, from the ACLU to the Metro-Detroit AFL-CIO. I try to be the best steward I can be over the gifts that God has given me. Someone must be a witness and tell the truth to those that deserve and need to hear it. This year marks a shift in government. With all the c ...

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DPS Board to undo EM damage

PA4 foes take the offensiveBy Marcus WrightSpecial to the Michigan CitizenDETROIT — Members of the elected Detroit Public Schools Board plan to undo what Emergency Manager Roy Roberts has done when they convene five o’clock, Aug. 9, at Frederick Douglass Academy.If the Board of Canvassers meet, as ordered by the Michigan Supreme Court, Aug. 8 to certify the 230,000 petition signatures demanding a vote on Pu ...

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Women in Black

DETROIT — Every second Saturday of the month, silent marches will be held in protest of U.S.-sanctioned violence in Afghanistan, Iraq, Palestine, Lebanon and other countries. Everyone is welcome and all events begin at noon. Please wear black, walk in single file and in silence. Upccoming walks are scheduled on: -Aug. 11: Royal Oak — Second Street, east of Main; fountain area near library - Sept. 8: Detroit ...

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Breakthrough for women in Senegal’s National Assembly

By Souleymane Faye   IPS/GIN DAKAR —A record number of women were sworn in as legislators as Senegal’s new parliament was inaugurated July 30. Sixty-four women now have seats in this West African country’s 150-member National Assembly, thanks to a law on gender parity. But the breakthrough made by women candidates has relaunched a debate on the quality of their work in the legislature. Elections to the Nati ...

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Permission granted

Inspirational jazz vocalist’s album is a conduit for peace By Raina L. Baker Special to the Michigan Citizen You may know her as a stage and film actress. You may know her from voiceovers. You may know her as a vocalist, service producer, performer, educator or teacher of the arts. But do you know Linda Boston as a musical peacemaker? If not, you soon will with her newly released CD, “Permission: The Power ...

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Drug trafficking explodes in ‘coup-prone’ Guinea Bissau

Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from GIN A massive drug trade in the West African coastal nation of Guinea Bissau is worrying world leaders at the United Nations. An international summit is being considered to see how democratic rule could be restored to the coup-prone nation. Military officers overthrew the last president, Raimundo Pereira, on April 12. About a quarter to two-thirds of the cocaine fro ...

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Summer Services Learning Experience

Summer Services Learning Experience is a program for middle and high school students. The program, held this year at Alkebu-Lan Village in the city’s east side, focuses on academics and employability; math and street sweeping; communication and graffiti removal. The emphasis is on community responsibility.The students received a $100 stipend and a trip to Cedar Point with a $50 gift card. They also received ...

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Show me the money!

The Black vote again taken for granted By Cloves Campbell There are less than 100 days until voters throughout the country will cast their votes for the next president of the United States of America as well as U.S. Senate, House and state legislatures. The campaign war chests for President Barack Obama and presidential hopeful Mitt Romney total almost $3 billion! However, as of this writing, not one dollar ...

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‘From Hiroshima to Human Rights’

Labor, peace, religious and civil rights organizations unite for conference DETROIT — On Aug. 6t at 11 a.m., a Metro Detroit coalition of labor, peace, religious and civil rights organizations held a press conference in front of the McNamara Federal Building in downtown Detroit. The conference was a citizen’s call to action for federal budgetary action in the U.S. government to implement spending programs f ...

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Citizens say it is important to vote

Robert Simmons, Patricia Jones, Diallo McCaskle The primary election was held Aug. 7. Detroit turnout was typically low. Did you vote? And do you think it is important to vote? I voted. I vote every time I get a chance. I’ve been a precinct delegate for 20 years and the turnout seems to get lower each year. The youngsters are not participating. They came out for Obama. Maybe they’ll come out for him again. ...

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