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US Postal Service honors Shirley Chisholm

The first African American woman elected to Congress is commemorated in the Black Heritage Stamp Series. The Shirley Chisholm Black Heritage Forever Stamp went on sale Jan. 31 at Post Offices nationwide. “Shirley Chisholm was a courageous and pioneering woman whose legacy lives on with the issuance of this special stamp,” said Deputy Postmaster General Ronald Stroman. “We are proud to honor this great Ameri ...

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Wayne County ‘goes red’

Responsible for one out of four deaths in the U.S. annually, heart disease is the number one killer of American men and women. On Feb. 7, Wayne County employees wore red to work to raise awareness about heart disease and the American Heart Association’s ongoing battle against it. February was recently designated American Heart Month and Feb. 7 was National Go Red Day for Women. The Wayne County Department o ...

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MAJOR CRIME SUMMARY REPORT

On Feb. 3 at approximately 4:25 a.m. in the West Fort/Rademacher area, the 46-year old male victim was found on the curb lane. The circumstances surrounding this incident are unknown at this time. The victim is deceased. WANTED:Suspect: Unknown Anyone with information call: 313.596.2260. ...

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Black Press attacked for efforts to strengthen ties with Africa

Black media critic Richard Prince has launched a series of attacks on a National Newspaper Publishers Association-led delegation for a trip to Morocco in early January paid for by the government, writing under one headline, “Black-Press Visitors to Morocco Called Pawns.” Prince said, “Members of the (B)lack (P)ress who took an expenses-paid trip to Morocco last week were pawns in a politically motivated mov ...

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Mozambican president commemorates “Heroes’ Day’ in ceremony

At a ceremony Feb. 3, Mozambican President Armando Guebuza decorated over 100 people, many posthumously, for their contributions to the country. The awards were part of Mozambican Heroes’ Day — an annual celebration that commemorates the death of the independence fighter and founder of the Mozambique Liberation Front (Frelimo), Eduardo Mondlane. Mondlane was killed by a parcel bomb in 1969 by Portuguese pol ...

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Family feuds could stall settlement of Mandela’s estate

A last will and testament by former Pres. Nelson Mandela published Feb. 3 offered some unpleasant surprises for children of the national leader and especially for his second wife, Winnie Madikizela Mandela, who was not listed among the beneficiaries. Madikizela Mandela, was married to Mandela for38 years during the struggle against racial apartheid. They divorced in 1996 but became close again toward the en ...

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What are the odds?

Twice now, U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Stephen Rhodes has rejected proposed settlements that would enable the city of Detroit to extricate itself from terribly costly obligations known as “interest rate swaps.” These swaps were essentially a huge gamble, with the city betting that interest rates would rise over time when it borrowed more than $1.4 billion back in 2005-06 to shore up its two pension funds. I ...

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Justice for Jayru

This week, Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy charged Cass Tech high school senior Jayru Campbell with one felony charge of assault to do great bodily harm and one misdemeanor count of aggravated assault. After a heated exchange with a with a school security guard, who asked Campbell not to wear his hood in the building, the 17-year-old allegedly body-slammed the guard. The incident was captured on video, w ...

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CAMPBELL FACES 10 YEARS

Excessive is how some describe the charges against Cass Technical High School student-athlete Jayru Campbell. Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy announced at a press conference Feb. 11 the 17-year-old football player will be charged as an adult. Campbell, a junior quarterback, who led his team to back-to-back state championships as a freshman and sophomore in 2011 and 2012, faces a felony charge of assault ...

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HP: Snyder pushing to merge city with Detroit

Highland Park city officials are determined the city will not be dissolved into Detroit. That, they say, is the true motivation behind Gov. Rick Snyder’s announcement Jan. 30 that a financial emergency exists. “We are the third and last domino,” said Councilperson Rodney Patrick in an interview. “Hamtramck and Detroit are under emergency managers. If we get one, the governor has all three and the merger is ...

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