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Detroit Raw by Sam Riddle

Where is that Dem running for governor? The Michigan Democratic Party is on life support while the democracy-destroying-union-buster Governor Nerd, rebrands as a good guy showing up as a do-gooder at Focus: HOPE to distribute food while Nerd’s legislative bully friends in Lansing are whacking Detroit and single female headed households every time they get a chance. ...

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Bankruptcy judge to rule

Michigan AFSCME Council 25 President Al Garrett is asking “concerned citizens” and “warriors” to go to the Federal Court Building, Dec. 3. Judge Steven Rhodes is expected to announce his decision on the city of Detroit’s bankruptcy eligibility. Labor unions have argued Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr did not negotiate with the unions in good faith. At issue is the survival of pensions and upholding the state co ...

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Corrosive management

The process of emergency management reinforces values that destabilize Detroit. Having had more than a decade of EMs in our schools and the high profile installation of Kevyn Orr as an overseer of the city, the contradiction between civic values necessary to foster community life and the values that guide emergency management is becoming deeper every day. ...

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Cass Tech and King win regional thrillers

Thanks to a strong second half, Cass Tech continues their quest for a third straight state title. Down 17-7 against Macomb Dakota at the half, the Technicians’ defense kept the Cougars off the board. The offense, led by team captain and quarterback Jayru Campbell, however, lit up the scoreboard with 25 points. Cass Tech (12-0) remained unbeaten and won the M ...

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Loyola wins big, U-D Jesuit falls

Loyola (12-0) advanced to the MHSAA Division 7 semi-finals winning Region 4 in a one-sided 50-7 rout of Southfield Christian (10-2) Nov. 15 at U-D Jesuit. The Bulldogs led 36-7 at the half and never looked back. The Bulldogs got offensive touchdowns from running backs Marvin Campbell (60 and 56 yards), and Mideyn Wilson (58 and 47 yards), and fullback Alan Taylor (seven and three yards). Campbell rushed for ...

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HPV vaccines less effective for Black women

Although Black women are twice as likely as white women to die from cervical cancer, Human Papillomavirus vaccination may not prevent cervical cancer in African American women, according to a new study. The available vaccines only protect against four strains of HPV, which, according to this study from the Duke University School of Medicine, African American women are half as likely as white women to carry. ...

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‘Buying Power of Black America’ probes economic spending shifts

According to the data found in a new report, “The Buying Power of Black America,” now may be the most opportune time ever for businesses to develop a strategy for increasing their share of the Black American market. With the nation slowly recovering from recession, Black consumers represent the margin of profitability in most consumer product categories, there report states. ...

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Detroit K-8 students crowned state chess champions

The Detroit City Chess Club won first place in the K-3 (elementary) section and K-8 (junior high) section at the Michigan State Club Chess Championship, held Nov. 9 at the University of Michigan-Dearborn. This event was sponsored by the Michigan Chess Association. The DCCC also earned 5th place in both the K-12 (high school) section and the K-5 (elementary) section. ...

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