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Brown v. Board district being re-segregated, report concludes

In 1987, when Genevieve Siegel-Hawley attended Fox Elementary School in the Fan District of Richmond, Va., 65 percent of the students were Black. Today, Dr. Siegel-Hawley, now an assistant professor of education at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), said the situation at Fox has reversed, with 65 percent of the students being white. ...

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Dr. Christian Nwamba ‘transforming lives, one student at a time’

Dr. Christian Nwamba, a Wayne County Community College District (WCCCD) Microbiology Professor, grew up in the very poor and remote village of Omuma, in Imo State, Nigeria, West Africa. There, he attended both primary and elementary schools before moving on to attend high school in another town, away from his village. His village­ — like most remote villages in Africa — had no public utilities like electric ...

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Detroit playwright selected from thousands for Atlanta Festival

Among the 40 plays performed in four days at the Atlanta Black Theatre Festival, will be one straight from Detroit. “Urban Wine,” by writer Eunice McGill, also known as “Starchild,” will take the stage Oct. 3 at Porter Sanford III Performing Arts Center in Atlanta. The two-year-old festival strives to, “retrieve and preserve the depth of the black experience, to promote literacy and interest in the arts in ...

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Homecoming at Highlander

Last weekend, I had the honor and pleasure of spending three days at the legendary Highlander Center, where, since 1932, the famous and the nameless have been meeting to define and redefine the American Revolution to mean NOT the seizure of state power, but loving America enough to change it into a beacon for social justice.. It was an awesome once in a lifetime experience: - Living in the house of founder ...

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Free the land

Detroit respects the urgency of serious interest in reforming and cultivating useful land. In lieu of holding to a standard market rate for prime land, it chose to give further incentive by selling land to a wealthy bidder for $.08 a square foot. At the time, this writer felt it a great injustice to the citizens of Detroit. As it was released, it has now set a precedent that serious interest with earnest pl ...

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East English shuts out Denby, third-quarter surge lifts Cass Tech

After a 0-2 start against stiff competition, East English Village (EEV) won its second straight game as the Bulldogs shut out previously unbeaten Denby 22-0 in a PSL East matchup Sept. 20 at home. The win lifted the Bulldogs to 2-2 overall and 2-1 in the PSL East — back in playoff contention. “We’re getting better through preparation,” said EEV head coach, Rod Oden. “Our players that got banged up are now h ...

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Girls’ volleyball: Renaissance spikers riding early hot streak

Although the season is still early, the Renaissance girls’ volleyball team isn’t taking things in stride. The Lady Phoenix are already competing in tournaments and decimating opponents in the PSL West. Head Coach Lewis Mitchell’s squad is 4-0 in the PSL West and 16-2 overall. The Lady Phoenix started off with a great season going 4-2 at a high school tournament at the University of Michigan-Dearborn Sat., S ...

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Kudos to CBCF! Time for Black institutions to put their money where their mouth is

In a recent article, I posed the question, “Hey, Chocolate City, where da money at?” Well, the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. (CBCF) gave a resounding answer to that inquiry on Sept. 17, 2013. Starting a new campaign to strengthen the economy in Black communities, the organization, under the leadership of Board Chairman, Congressman Chaka Fatah, (D-Pa.), announced it would invest $5 million wit ...

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Five years after the crash began

Five years after the beginning of the financial collapse and the Great Recession, where are we? President Obama has offered Americans a progress report. He hailed the steps taken to turn the economy around and rescue the auto and financial industries. He used the occasion, sensibly, to challenge Republicans in the Congress not to do more damage to the slow recovery by manufacturing another unnecessary budge ...

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