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Sovereign cities

Cities hold a special place in the development of human beings. Their emergence is linked to the shift from hunting and gathering societies to the development of agriculture. As humans succeeded in agriculture, we were able to develop more permanent settlements and begin the process of specialization and the exchange of goods, services and ideas that gave rise to city life. ...

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‘Duggan names cabinet’

Mayor-elect Mike Duggan has named his cabinet, according to a Fox 2 news report. Reportedly, Lisa Howze will serve as chief of staff; Ike McKinnon, deputy mayor; Butch Hollowell, corporate counsel; John Hill, chief financial officer Charlie Beckham will oversee the Department of Neighborhoods; and Gary Brown will remain in Operations, currently part of EM Kevyn Orr’s office. ...

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Retirement Gala Tribute Honoring JoAnn Watson (Video)

Wednesday, December 11, 2013 during the “Retirement Gala Tribute Honoring JoAnn Watson” for a Decade of Service on the Detroit City Council with Dr. Julianne Malveaux as Mistress of Ceremonies and Keynote Address by Dick Gregory (African American comedian and civil rights activist) at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, 315 E. Warren Avenue, Detroit, MI 48201. ...

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King’s baseball star swings for PSL championship

Martin Luther King High School has been a top contender in baseball over the past several seasons. Not only have the Crusaders produced outstanding teams, they’ve also produced outstanding talent under the direction of Head Coach Norm Taylor. De’Nayus Johnson is one of King’s top baseball collegiate prospects. The junior, who bats and throws right-handed, has been productive at various positions on the fiel ...

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Detroit Democrats say they are disenchanted with Michigan Democratic Party Chair Lon Johnson after a meeting last week. Johnson was in Detroit outlining a strategy for next year’s gubernatorial race, seeking African American support. However, Johnson has not articulated a relevant platform or collaborated with local leadership, some say. ...

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