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Governor Rick Snyder’s generous bankruptcy fountain leaves pensioners thirsty

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder remains in charge of Detroit’s future with assistance of willing participant former Jones Day attorney, now Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr. Snyder and Orr control Detroit’s fate. If Federal Judge Steven Rhodes’ decision on Orr’s insistence Detroit is completely incapable of paying its debts results in a Chapter 9 Bankruptcy, pensioners stand to lose up to 90 percent of their month ...

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Jackson Jr. in NC prison

Former Illinois Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. is now behind bars. Once one of the most promising Black politicians in the United States, Jackson reported to federal prison Oct. 29 to begin serving a two-and-a-half-year sentence for misusing campaign funds, according to a bureau spokesman. ...

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ACA offers $50 or less rates for nearly half of single youth

A new report released by the Department of Health and Human Services shows nearly half (46 percent) of single young adults who are uninsured and may be eligible for coverage in the Health Insurance Marketplace could get coverage for $50 or less per month. “The healthcare law is making health insurance more affordable for young adults,” said HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. “With nearly half of single, Marke ...

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When it comes to food, pantries work all year

As food banks and food pantries across the state prepare for the challenges of the holiday season and talk of looming cuts to federal food benefits, there is one message they’d like you to carry well into the new year: People are hungry year-round. “The holidays are a busy time in volunteering and donating,” said Anne Schenk, senior director of advancement at Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Mic ...

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BBQ for 10,000

For a second year, “Detroit's Red Carpet Backyard BBQ” will serve hot cuisine and give away groceries to an anticipated 10,000 homeless and low-income hungry Detroiters on Nov. 17. The event, created by entrepreneur, author and real estate specialist Robert Shumake, is open to the public from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Local service groups Coalition On Temporary Shelter, Transforming Life Group and Detroit Rescue Mi ...

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Ugly chants by soccer fans mar ‘no to racism’ week

African soccer stars came under a hail of racist chanting at a recent Champions League match by Russians in Moscow last week. The incident highlighted the failure of official anti-racism efforts, particularly the “Football (soccer) Against Racism in Europe Action Week” organized by the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA). ...

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Orr’s bankruptcy ‘premeditated’

In a nationally broadcast program, Oct. 31, Herb Sanders, ASFCME attorney, explained the Detroit unions’ opposition to the filing of Chapter 9 bankruptcy by Gov. Rick Snyder and his emergency manager, Kevyn Orr, and the damage being done. Sanders pointed to holes in the Snyder-Orr case, troubling conflicts of interest, the further gutting or worker’s rights and jobs. He explained glaring omissions in the ca ...

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