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National president: NAACP is growing

By Hazel Trice Edney Trice Edney News Wire The NAACP, in its 103rd year, has consistently grown over the past three years and continues to be relentless in its quest for equality and fulfillment of America’s promises of freedom. That is the NAACP described by its President/CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous, who upon the birth of his first son on July 4, indicated that he has intensified his commitment to racial jus ...

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Barack Obama’s campaign spending and the Black Press

By Walter Smith In 2008, the presidential elections cost a record-setting $2.8 billion. To win that election, Barack Obama spent $740.6 million, eclipsing the combined $646.7 million George W. Bush and John Kerry spent four years earlier. Obama’s spending accounted for 44 percent of all the money spent in that campaign. A Wall Street analyst projects that 2012 spending for ads across all media will easily s ...

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If you say you forgive, then let go and let God

If you say you forgive, then let go and let God By Frankie Darcell There are hundreds of situations relative to relationships where partners disagree with each other, hearts are broken, feelings are hurt, trust is lost and forgiveness is hard to find. No matter how deep the pain or depth of the situation or problem there is always room for forgiveness. When you have been deeply hurt or betrayed by your belo ...

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Mandela’s birthday clouded by leaked e-mail from Winnie to ANC

Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from GIN As preparations get underway for the 94th birthday of former president Nelson Mandela on July 18, hurt and angry feelings were expressed by Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, who claimed “shabby treatment” by the ruling ANC party. The Mail & Guardian newspaper reported that Madikizela-Mandela accused the ANC of disrespecting the Mandela family and of “never having a ...

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A worthless Council, a damaged city

If anyone had any doubts about what the financial stability agreement means for Detroit, self-determination or local leadership, watch how City Council was reminded of their insignificance during this week’s talks over employee cuts. Earlier this week, Mayor Dave Bing announced a 10 percent pay cut and numerous other health care and benefit reductions for city employees. The cuts, in an effort to restructur ...

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DPS funds disappear under EM Roberts

2012-13 budget reflects drastic shift to new state districtBy Eric T. CampbellThe Michigan CitizenDETROIT — This school year the Educational Achievement Authority (EAA), a statewide school district for so-called low-performing schools, will take over 15 former DPS schools and the federal dollars that come with them. The combined budgets of the EAA and DPS, $880 million, will be controlled by DPS Emergency M ...

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Online radio station connects Motown to hip hop

By Marcus Wright Special to the Michigan Citizen DETROIT — Although Stacy’e Jones grew up appreciating music she never dreamed she would own a radio station. But she does. Stacy’e J — as she’s known in the industry — owns Liquid Flow, an Internet radio station located at 1938 Franklin. Stacy’e J said online radio operates much the same as on-air radio. “Business owners can purchase ads, artists can rent the ...

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City eliminates 3 departments

Detroit severs ties to DDHS, DHWP, Workforce DevelopmentBy Mike SandulaThe Michigan CitizenDETROIT — Many city of Detroit workers will be out of a job July 13.The Detroit Department of Human Services (DDHS) — which was decertified by City Council on June 5 — Workforce Development and the Department of Health and Wellness Promotion (DHWP) were recently shut down by the city of Detroit.Attorney Richard Mack, ...

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Ratings report contradicts mayor, media

By Eric T. CampbellMichigan Citizen NewspaperDETROIT — Ingham County Judge William Collette denied July 11 a motion filed by Corporation Counsel, Krystal Crittendon, to reconsider a ruling on the legality of the city’s Fiscal Stability Agreement (Consent Agreement) with the state. In the wake of Crittendon’s court filings, Mayor Dave Bing has publically called for her resignation, saying her actions have co ...

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Young America is key to 2012 election

By Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. Trice Edney News Wire When young Americans come alive, they transform the possible. We saw that in 2008 when young Americans — the millennial generation of 18- to 29-year-olds — voted in large numbers (larger than the aging baby boomers), and overwhelmingly for Barack Obama. They cast almost one out of every six votes in that election and voted for Obama by a 2-to-1 ratio. We s ...

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