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Detroit’s food landscape: Building change for generations to come

By Myra D. Lee How is the current food system in Detroit defined? Is it progressive, evolving or innovative? Does the Detroit food landscape show humility to both laborer and consumer? Where do shoppers spend their dollar for groceries and why? Do they use their power of influence as a consumer? If so, when? Do they know their local farmer? Does Detroit’s food system exemplify resident ownership and support ...

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Who runs this Mother … Earth, that is?

This is the second in a series of columns on the 14th Environmental Justice principle: Environmental Justice opposes the destructive operations of multi-national corporations. A multi-national corporation is a corporation enterprise that manages production or delivers services in more than one country. A few of the many U.S. multi-national corporations are Coca-Cola, Exxon, Dell, Nike, Wal-Mart, Yahoo and X ...

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The how and why of Bunyan Bryant

By Grace Lee Boggs Special to the Michigan Citizen As I write this, it is Tuesday, Oct. 2 and I am looking forward to next weekend’s Retirement/Celebration party for University of Michigan professor Bunyan Bryant at the Ann Arbor Sheraton and thinking about the how and why of this gifted visionary organizer. I received from him recently a letter that offers clues to these questions. Like Einstein, Bunyan re ...

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Poor Man’s Art Collective welcomes you to the ‘Colored Section’

By Puakea Olaisha Anderson Special to the Michigan Citizen DETROIT — Local artists and poets will dedicate their Oct. 26 performance to the fine arts with the purpose of inspiring other artist of the possibilities of business success. “Welcome to the Colored Section” is an innovative and eclectic art show featuring the works of 11 of the Detroit area’s best emerging arts and poets sponsored. The show is pro ...

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My strength during fear and uneasiness

By Frankie Darcell The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not be in want. He makes me want to lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside quiet waters. He restores my soul. He guides me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil for you are with me. Your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in th ...

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Be prepared for a lengthy ballot

This November, voters should anticipate more than 18 ballot proposals. This will undoubtedly make for a challenging time at the polls as unprepared voters attempt to navigate. Most voters are currently being inundated with conflicting information and a barrage of negative advertising. It will be important this election cycle to be prepared for three pages of initiatives that require careful reading. This we ...

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Shop caters to mature men

Art Parham has always liked to dress well; the “brotha” likes being sharp. Therefore it isn’t surprising Parham owns a clothing store. He and his partner, James Smith, own That’s You Apparel and Mr. J’s, a men’s store located in the Russell Bazaar. ...

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This Nov. 6, Michigan voters will have to comb through an unprecedented number of proposals on the 2012 ballot — 18 for Detroit voters. The following explanation of proposals are intended to help voters when at the polls: - Six (6) STATE proposals 12-1 through 12-6 12-1: Referendum on Public Act 4 - the emergency manager law authorizes a governor appointee to assume all power of a local governing official o ...

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