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South Sudan one year on from independence

IRIN JUBA — As South Sudan marks its first year of independence July 9, room for optimism looks limited: the economy is in free-fall, development plans are on hold as humanitarian crises take precedence and there is a real fear of a major escalation of hostilities with Sudan. IRIN takes a look at some of the key challenges facing the world’s newest country, one still struggling to emerge from the devastatio ...

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‘We run this town’

Detroiters meet on the riverfront for ‘a network out’ By Jazmine Steele Special to the Michigan Citizen DETROIT — Their view from the top is well-deserved. The sweat, strain and struggle it takes to make it up the hill rewards a bittersweet pride. Every week runners, walkers and joggers meet on Detroit’s riverfront for fitness, fun and networking. The event, Run This Town Detroit, is only two months old but ...

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Detroit food businesses fuel growth

By Olga Stella Perhaps the world knows Chevrolet, Ford and Chrysler, but here in Detroit we are just as familiar with brand names such as Vernor’s, Faygo and Better Made. That’s because Detroit has great skills in making food, not just enjoying it. As the automotive industry is finding new strength in Detroit, so is our food industry. In fact, a major focus of the recent Detroit Food Policy Council Second A ...

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Our kind of government, from the block party to the United Nations

By Gregg Newsom This is the latest in a series of columns discussing the Environmental Justice Principles drafted and adopted by delegates to the First National People of Color Environmental Leadership Summit held Oct. 24-27, 1991. Environmental Justice Principle 10 considers governmental acts of environmental injustice a violation of international law, the Universal Declaration on Human Rights, and the Uni ...

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Censure mayor, citizens say

On June 18, Jenice Mitchell Ford editorialized about a series of events that had crippled the city’s governance structure. In her editorial comments, Ford stepped back away from the fray and gave a great summary of the legislative process and the implementation of new laws. She has always brought considerable talents to her deliberations and judgments to any civic issue. She succinctly explains how construc ...

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Media questions

By Shea HowellSpecial to the Michigan CitizenHantz Farms has launched a media blitz. They are pressuring the city into quick action on its land grab. The City Council should stand firmly against this push. There is no reason to act before the Detroit Food Policy Council and the City Planning Commission complete their work on agricultural policies for the city.This past week the Wall Street Journal and Huffi ...

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Senegal’s new president launches anti-corruption crusade

Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from GIN DAKAR — Senegal’s new President Macky Sall is shaking up government with a clean sweep of former officials in the cabinet of ex-President Abdoulaye Wade, who faces charges of corruption. Ousmane Ngom, a former minister of ex-President Wade was among those detained. His arrest in southern Senegal took place while he campaigned for July 1 legislative polls. After ...

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DIA asks for support

By Zenobia Jeffries and Catherine Kelly The Michigan Citizen DETROIT — The Detroit Institute of Arts may close if a multi-county Art Authority millage does not pass in August. The proposal will appear on the primary ballot in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties. “A lot of people are talking about regionalism. This is a good and small first step to regional development,” Annmarie Erickson, vice president and ...

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Reading & Rhythm on the Riverfront

Interactive literacy program for kids runs July 12 to Aug. 17 at Rivard Plaza in Detroit DETROIT — The General Motors Foundation and the Detroit RiverFront Conservancy will kick off the second annual Reading & Rhythm on the Riverfront (R3) program at 11 a.m. on July 12 at Rivard Plaza with a reading by First Lady of Detroit Yvette Bing. R3, presented by the GM Foundation and hosted by the Conservancy, i ...

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Flint native becomes a first-time female boxing Olympian

Staff Report This August the world will see, for the first time ever, women’s boxing in the Summer Olympics and Michiganders will beam with pride at Flint native Claressa Shields, who will compete for the gold in the Middle Weight Division. There will be three women’s boxing events: fly weight, light weight and middle weight. The 17-year-old boxer qualified for the Olympic boxing event earlier this year whe ...

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