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People’s victory

As this issue went to press, Mayor Dave Bing was preparing to deliver his third annual state of the city address. Earlier in the day, an announcement came that Gov. Snyder and Bing had agreed an emergency manager was not going to provide the ticket out of the city’s financial mess and that the two had a plan. To be announced. Perhaps they were responding to two events. Last week, on Feb. 29, over 300 person ...

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Community love

“A nation or civilization that continues to produce soft-minded men purchases its own spiritual death on an installment plan.” — Martin Luther King, Jr. Mayor Dave Bing and Gov. Rick Snyder are shameless. With the recent rise in youth violence and the tragic deaths of children, the governor says it is a police problem and the mayor claims we need to raise children better. As public officials in control of p ...

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Services for Shrine’s Cardinal Changa Kagia

May 18, 1921 – Feb. 4, 2012 Thomas Eugene Williams was born in Detroit on May 18, 1921 to Martha and Raymond Williams. He was the eldest of six children. Thomas attended Northwestern High School. He became a top executive with the Detroit Water Board and served for many years where he rose from a clerical position to a mayoral appointment. Thomas showed leadership ability very early in life and was sought o ...

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Ol’ Ghetto Revolutionary Soldier of the Whole World

Henry Edward Moscow Beamon Gemini with Leo Moon May , 23 1931 to Feb. 7, 2012 The creative sparks that flowed through Henry Edward Moscow Beamon II made him a genius. His brilliance is evident in the phrases he coined, the materials he fashioned for the execution of his work and in the conception, formulation and expression of ideas. By his ninth year, Henry had known three portentous circumstances: Family ...

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Sam Logan, iconic Michigan Chronicle publisher, dies at 78

Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from Target Marget News Sam Logan, publisher of the Michigan Chronicle, one of the nation’s largest and oldest African American newspapers, died Dec. 28 at his home in Detroit. The cause of death is unknown. He was 78. For nearly 40 years, Logan championed the interests of Detroit’s African American community, gaining the respect and admiration of allies and foes for his ...

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Dr. Claud Rudolph Young, Sr.

Dr. Claud Rudolph Young, Sr. died on Dec. 20, 2011 at the age of 85. He was a dedicated and esteemed practitioner of medicine who specialized in family care and provided comfort and aid to nearly three generations of Detroiters. After graduating from Western Michigan University and the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Young returned to Detroit and set up private practice at the Fourteenth Street ...

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Daniel Lee

CASSOPOLIS — Daniel “The Governor” Lee, 60, of Cassopolis, died Dec. 20, 2011, at Lakeland Regional Medical Center, St. Joseph. He was born April 3, 1951, in Slaughter, Miss., to Earl and Helen (Gray) Lee, Sr. He married Melchora Cana Maturan on Jan. 22, 1996, in Kalamazoo. He is survived by his wife, Melchora Lee; two daughters, Emily (Jason) Randall and Timmie-Ann Maturan Lee, both of Everett, Wash.; one ...

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Edward Watts

Edward Watts, was born April 20, 1923 in Grenada, Miss., to Archie (Lucky) Watts and Corrine (Chalky) Ford, who preceded him in death. He was the youngest of 10 siblings which eight preceded him in death. He later relocated to Detroit, where he lived with his eldest sister, Annie Lee Eberhart, whom he loved dearly. He met and fell in love with Athal Wisner upon his arrival. They were joined in Holy Matrimon ...

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Lottie Mary (Mae) Johnson Stewart

Lottie Mary (Mae) Johnson Stewart, seeming a bit weak and tired, gently laid her head on the bosom of Christ and quietly fell asleep. How well she fell asleep! Like some proud river, winding toward the sea; Calmly and grandly, silently and deep, Life joined eternity. Lottie was born March 29, 1932 in Moorhead, Miss., the sixth child of Ezra Johnson, Sr. and Lottie Isabelle Johnson. Upon moving to Detroit in ...

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YZ Perry, aka Carl Perry

YZ Perry, aka Carl Perry, was born in Bessmore, Ala., June 22, 1921. At an early age, Carl Perry served in the U.S. Army where he obtained an honorable discharge and then attended Fenn College in Ohio before coming to Detroit, where he lived the rest of his life. He married Delores Scott in 1953 and they remained married until her death in 1997 after 44 years. As a photographer, he photographed most of the ...

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