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Obama’s race still has bearing on media coverage

By Nadra Kareem Nittle Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from the Maynard Institute Long before a little-known Illinois politician ran for president, the mainstream media focused on his race. When he flourished as a presidential candidate four years ago, everyone in America knew that Barack Obama was Black. Have his Blackness and extensive coverage of that fact boosted his political career or made it mor ...

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DAPCEP STEMM Real McCoy Awards

The Detroit Area Pre-College Engineering Program (DAPCEP) awarded five Michiganders for their work in medicine and science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) at its inaugural awards fundraising Aug. 24. DAPCEP executive director Jason Lee said that as the state is advancing in STEM and medicine fields, it was appropriate for the organization to recognize current leaders who are advancing STEM a ...

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Health department confirms 8 cases of West Nile Virus

DETROIT — The Detroit Department of Health and Wellness Promotion (DHWP) is reporting eight confirmed cases of West Nile Virus. All cases are adults who have received medical treatment.West Nile Virus is an arborvirus that is transmitted by mosquitoes. Most individuals infected with West Nile Virus experience no symptoms. A minority of patients develops symptoms that may include a fever, rash, headache, joi ...

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Labor Day tips from the U.S. Department of Labor

By Hilda L. Solis Under President Obama’s leadership, the U.S. economy has rebounded. We’ve seen 29 straight months of job growth with a total of 4.5 million jobs created. While this is good news, the unemployment rate among African Americans in Metro Detroit is still too high. The fact is, we’re still fighting back from the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. The economy is growing but it’s n ...

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Muslim cleric on United States enemies list shot dead in car

(GIN) – Riots erupted in Kenya’s touristic port city of Mombasa over the contract-style killing of a popular Muslim cleric who had many followers among the youth. Aboud Rogo Mohammed was murdered Aug. 27 by suspects traveling in a car that had been trailing his. The gunmen’s car suddenly sped up and shots were fired at the driver’s side of the imam’s vehicle. Rogo Mohammed died instantly while his wife, fat ...

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South Africa mining massacre denounced worldwide

Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from GIN Disturbing images of gun-toting police firing point blank at striking miners shocked South Africans and others around the world. Thirty four workers fell dead in the melee — the worst case of post-apartheid state-sponsored violence since 1994. The Marikana massacre, named after the U.K.-based Lonmin platinum mining complex, was denounced by labor leaders includi ...

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Citizens march for peace and justice

Crusade for America marchers link violence to ‘bad’ policies By Zenobia Jeffries The Michigan Citizen HIGHLAND PARK — “Stop the violence and save the vote” is the message Highland Park Pastor Rev. D. Alexander Bullock has set out to deliver to the masses. “In the community, we’re affected by gun violence and in politics, we’re affected by gangster politics and bullying,” Bullock told the Michigan Citizen du ...

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‘This land is ours’

Residents vent grievances to city officials over land grab By Zenobia Jeffries The Michigan Citizen DETROIT — During a listening session, held Aug. 22, about the city’s land sale process hosted by the Detroit Food Policy Council (DFPC), city officials told residents that the process was “convoluted” and that it’s likely “big projects” will be processed more quickly. “I hate to say it but money talks,” Rober ...

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‘Biden told the truth’

Several weeks ago Vice President Joe Biden appeared in Virginia before a group of supporters, a number of them African American, and said this of Republican Mitt Romney: “He is going to let the big banks once again write their own rules, unchain Wall Street. He is going to put y’all back in chains.” Republicans, and some Democrats, are accusing Biden of playing the race card. Were Biden’s remarks inappropri ...

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