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On behalf of the city

The carefully constructed claim on competence and legitimacy by Gov. Rick Snyder and his emergency manager, Kevyn Orr, is eroding. The current drama of the proposed Barclays loan to pay off Bank of America and UBS reveals the pattern of this erosion. First, almost no one, even Snyder-Orr supporters, thought the original plan to borrow $350 million to pay $250 million to banks was a good idea. Those of us wh ...

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Educational think tank part of EMU MLK Day celebration

“Where Do We Go from Here?” is the theme of Eastern Michigan University’s 2014 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebration. As part of their activities Jan. 16, EMU will host the MLK Education Panel, titled “Educational Reform in Michigan: How Did We Get Here and Where Do We Go From Here?” from 7-9 p.m. in the Student Center Ballroom at the Student Center, EMU’s main Campus. ...

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Number of Black-owned TV stations plummets to zero

We just experienced a shameful milestone in the history of U.S. media — and barely anyone noticed. There are now zero Black-owned and operated full-power TV stations in the United States. This sorry state of affairs is the culmination of a trend that started in the late 1990s when Congress and the Federal Communications Commission allowed massive consolidation in the broadcasting industry. This policy shift ...

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