You Are Here: Home » Articles posted by The Michigan Citizen (Page 67)
The Michigan Citizen

Number of Entries : 2678

Five things Detroit’s new mayor must do to restore confidence

For the past few months, Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr has run the city of Detroit and Mayor Dave Bing has been nothing more than a figurehead; and yet, a new mayor was elected on Nov. 5. Amid a low voter turnout of around 20 percent, the election of Mike Duggan as Detroit’s new mayor was historic and significant. It was historic because he will be the first white mayor of Detroit in 40 years. It was signific ...

Read more

Republicans railroad citizens and the democratic process while highjacking the Court of Claims

Whether the reason was for allegations finally being heard of a pending legal case regarding the way in which the Legislature violated the Open Meetings Act by locking people out of the Capitol during the 2012 lame duck session, or trying to protect Governor Snyder’s NERD Fund from any challenges, the Republicans railroaded through — at lightning speed — Senate Bill 652, which completely removes the Court o ...

Read more

Justice delayed, justice denied

What can be so complicated about the shooting death of Renisha McBride? One shooter, one victim, one crime scene and nearly two weeks later no arrest, no statement of the facts, nothing but official silence. Race is the complication. White man in the “sanctity of his home” armed with a shotgun and a “justified” fear of a Black person. Black female dead. The police did arrest someone, but then let that perso ...

Read more

The NAACP needs a woman leader

The NAACP needs a woman leader. I’m not the one. I love the NAACP. I’ve been a member since I was 10 years old. I sizzle at the history and at the historic leaders (W.E.B. DuBois, Walter White, James Weldon Johnson, Medgar Evers, Ida B. Wells and so many others). With its 30-year campaign to stop lynching, to its more contemporary work in voting registration, the NAACP has always been involved in the strugg ...

Read more

Michigan Arts organizations take students on a field trip

“Field trip budgets within Michigan’s schools are suffering deep cuts, and the most expensive component is usually the cost of renting a bus,” said Marianne Dorais, executive director of Michigan Youth Arts Association, an alliance of 16 statewide education associations working together to develop high quality arts education programming. That’s why MYAA and the Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs a ...

Read more

Highland Park to go on tree-planting spree

The Highland Park United Neighborhood Association wants Highland Park to become “the city of trees” once more. Beginning in spring 2014, Greening of Detroit will be planting a variety of trees in parks, at public sites, along Woodward sidewalks and in front of homes in partnership with the HPUNA and the city of Highland Park. ...

Read more

Prizes, opportunities for student artists in Black history art contest

High school students in eight southeast Michigan counties are invited to submit original works of art that capture a significant moment, event or figure in African-American, African or African Diasporan history for the Black History Moments on Canvas contest. Submissions can include paintings, drawings, jewelry, pottery, fabric, mixed media or sculptures. The contest is sponsored by Detroit-area McDonald’s ...

Read more

© 2012 The Michigan Citizen All Rights Reserved | Terms & Conditions | Privacy Policy

Scroll to top