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Ghanaians in the mix of GMO debate

Members of Food Sovereignty Ghana and other environmental groups took the issue of food security to the streets in a march through Accra that linked up virtually with seven African countries from South Africa to Kenya. It was the second annual march against genetically modified seeds, bioengineered food and its corporate backers, coupled with the perceived risks to small farmers’ incomes and to health. ...

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Gov. Rick Snyder, the self-proclaimed “one tough nerd,” testified at least 33 times he didn’t recall key events in the process leading to Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr’s Chapter 9 Bankruptcy filing. Invoking attorney-client privilege nearly as often, Snyder was on the witness stand Oct. 28 in response to a subpoena from the UAW, one of the opponents to the bankruptcy filing. ...

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‘Consumers beware’

Buyers beware. This is the message some health insurance agents are sending to consumers in search of health care choices. With the advent of the online Health Insurance Marketplace, a component under the Affordable Care Act, sometimes known as Obamacare, those who are uninsured or who wish to change their insurance provider can choose from a range of insurance options. ...

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Detroit Raw by Sam Riddle

The WWJ reporter rushed over sticking her microphone to my face asking what I thought would be Governor Snyder’s position on the witness stand in U.S. Bankruptcy Court. I wanted to give her a Detroit Raw commentary but Raw is less raw these days (paper goes to tender minded school children) so I put on the hat of the political director of the Michigan National Action Network, which had organized several hun ...

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Schuette won’t act

The Detroit primary recount ended on Sept. 26 leaving many questions unanswered and allegations uninvestigated. Dozens of Detroiters, including nine primary candidates, spent weeks attending Wayne County Board of Canvassers meetings, observing the recount process and challenging individual ballots. ...

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Stacy Fox new deputy EM, major Duggan donor

The Roxbury Group’s Stacy Fox will serve as Kevyn Orr’s deputy emergency manager. Fox is a law school friend of Orr, as reported by the Detroit Free Press, and also a major contributor to the Mike Duggan Campaign. In the primary fundraising cycle, Fox, of Northville, personally donated the maximum allowed by law to Duggan with a $3,400 contribution to the candidate’s committee. ...

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Cass Tech usurps PSL throne from King

There’s an old saying “Don’t believe the hype.” But during the PSL Championship on Oct. 25 at Ford Field, the hype was believable. Billed as the “battle of the un-beatens,” the championship game between the defending PSL Champions, the Martin Luther King Crusaders, and the two-time defending state champions, the Cass Tech Technicians, gave the small, but zealous and boisterous crowd what they came to see: a ...

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Cass Tech, Renaissance win semi-final matches

Cass Tech, the defending PSL Champions, will meet up with Renaissance again for the Oct. 24 championship volleyball game. It was not an easy feat for either team to earn their way through the PSL semi-finals Oct. 17 at the Western International Garcia Sports Complex. Both of their opponents put up a good fight; the games were a lot closer than scores indicated. ...

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