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Bond revoked, Trayvon Martin killer back in jail

By Trice Edney Staff Trice Edney News Wire SANFORD, Fla. — George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch volunteer charged in the Florida killing of unarmed Black teenager Trayvon Martin, was remanded back to jail June 3 after the judge in the case revoked his bond saying he misled the court about his finances. Zimmerman, who had been free on a $150,000 bond, returned to custody in Sanford, Fla. less than an hou ...

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Number of Black-owned gas stations in Detroit declines

By Marcus Wright Special to the Michigan Citizen DETROIT — Twenty years ago, there were 15 Black-owned gas stations in Detroit. Today, there are three; two Mobil stations and a Shell. James Robinson, a retired Detroit Police Department (DPD) lieutenant, owns the Mobil station located on Woodward and Forest in the heart of Midtown. Robinson’s negotiating skills caught the eye of ExxonMobil executives and he ...

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Renaissance boys repeat as PSL golf champs, win fifth-straight title

By Harry M. Anderson, Jr. Special to the Michigan Citizen DETROIT — For the fifth consecutive year, Renaissance High captured the Detroit Public School League Boys Golf Championship. Held May 23 at the Palmer Park Golf Course, the Phoenix, coached by Harry Kennedy, had a combined low score of 189 to clinch the title outright. Southeastern took second with a score of 208, followed by King (251), Southwestern ...

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Apple feud goes before city council

By Raina L. Baker Special to the Michigan Citizen DETROIT — A local community group and residents of Palmer Woods clashed over apple trees at a May 29 City Council meeting. Members of People for Palmer Park and Palmer Woods residents packed the council chambers to have their arguments heard. The issue comes down to Palmer Woods residents unhappy with People for Palmer Park for planting apple trees without t ...

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Foreign firms get big break under Nigeria’s new oil law

Special to the NNPA from the Global Information Network NIGERIA — Nigeria’s long-awaited oil reform bill is a Christmas stocking stuffed with goodies for the multinational oil companies who have been feasting for years on the nation’s rich supply of crude oil. Provisions that would have forced the government to publish how much oil it pumps and all the payments it receives from oil firms — in an industry wh ...

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LAST HURRAH FOR PROSPECTORS

Southwestern junior Harry Anderson III, son of Michigan Citizen reporter Harry Anderson, Jr., runs the second leg of the 4x200 relay for the Prospectors at this year’s Detroit PSL Track Championships. Anderson and his fellow Prospectors got seventh in the 4x100 relay. Southwestern tallied 13 team points. This season is the last year of interscholastic athletics for the Fort Street School as it will close th ...

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Faruq Z. Bey, 1942-2012

Faruq Z. Bey, a dedicated Islamist and influential jazz saxophonist, joined the ancestors June 1 He was 70. Bey was born Feb. 4, 1942 to Jesse Davis, Sr. and Lina Davis, both now deceased. Faruq served in the U.S. Navy and the Air Force and was discharged honorably. He accepted Islam as a way of life in 1968 and was one of the founding fathers of the Masjid As Salaam Community. He made important contributio ...

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New Detroit

There is a plan for Detroit and its outline is beginning to emerge. The executors are Gov. Rick Snyder and former Democratic candidate for governor and current state treasurer Andy Dillon. The Republican legislature is on board. And since council and the mayor signed away much of their authority with the Consent Agreement, there are few stops. In upcoming years, look for Lansing to guide the resources and p ...

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South Africa to demand labels on Israeli-made goods

Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from GIN Products made in Israel would be distinguished from those made in the occupied Palestinian territories under a proposal that is drawing charges of anti-Semitism against the trade minister, Rob Davies. Davis strongly rejected the charges leveled by the Israeli foreign ministry and raised at a press conference this week when he was asked by an Israel TV reporter w ...

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‘Feed the People’

Detroit’s Red Carpet Backyard BBQ was held Memorial Day at Cass Park. The free event, sponsored by the United Supreme Council Northern Jurisdiction of Masons and the Shumake Friends & Family Foundation, fed many in the Detroit community and provided attendees with bags of groceries. Robert Shumake, founder of SFFF and USCNJM, says the event was created as a response to the economic downturn affecting ci ...

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