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JoAnn Watson issues memo regarding $4 million ad deal

Please find this communique as an effort to seek clarification regarding the minutes of the Detroit City Council’s formal session convened on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 10 a.m. Specifically, I have been notified that I have been listed as a “Yes” vote on one of the contracts referenced on the formal agenda; a $4 million contract for advertising awarded to The Michigan Chronicle, 479 Ledyard, Detroit, Mic ...

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Big victories: DCP-Northwestern shuts out Highland Park

Under a new name and second year coach, the Detroit Collegiate Prep at Northwestern Colts earned their first opening season victory in two years with a 27-0 shutout over Highland Park, Aug. 29 at home. Under the direction of head coach Jimmy Hill, the Colts shook off the cobwebs and miscues to clinch their first victory. The Colts quickly found the end zone within two of the first quarter when sophomore run ...

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Loyola, Cass Tech earn first wins of season

Both Loyola Academy and Cass Tech picked up their first victories Aug. 30 in the Prep Kickoff Classic at Wayne State University to start the 2013 prep football season. Loyola relied on the big play to defeat East English Village, 20-12, while Cass Tech had to overcome a series of mistakes and drive-killing penalties to overcome Southfield, 18-14. The Prep Kickoff Classic, sponsored by the Detroit Sports Com ...

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Young photographers transform abandoned homes in Detroit

Twenty-one 6th-8th grade students spent the summer taking pictures as a part of Focus: HOPE’s summer Excel Photography Program. Sponsored by The Peck Foundation, Jenny Risher Photography and Detroit Institute of Arts, the photography program paired the students with adult mentors on a weekly basis throughout the summer and encouraged them to engage with each other and the community. When meeting with commun ...

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A Dedicated Life: Shirley Sherrod’s ongoing battle for racial cooperation in Georgia

Almost three years ago, in late March 2010, Shirley Sherrod, who was then the USDA state director of rural development for Georgia, gave a forthright speech about her life story at an NAACP banquet. She told of how a white sheriff had lynched her cousin in 1943, how her father was killed by a white neighbor who went uncharged despite three witnesses, and how after her father’s death she dedicated herself to ...

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Building a 21st century resistance movement

“Each generation must, out of relative obscurity, discover its mission, fulfill it or betray it.” — Frantz Fanon As I watched the 50th anniversary celebration of the 1963 March on Washington last week, I realized the civil rights movement of the 1950-60s, which changed this country so profoundly, emerged out of resistance to the legislation and practices of the Jim Crow South. I envisioned an equally histor ...

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My journey as an entrepreneur

I grew up a Detroiter. I walked everyday to Western High School with my brother, Hector, and we enjoyed Clark Park in the winter, ice-skating and drinking hot chocolate. Summer was just as fun: playing tennis, watching my brothers shooting hoops, running the perimeter of the park trying to stay in shape. My parents, Daniel and Lydia Bermudez, were pastors of the local Spanish-speaking church, and by their e ...

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The IBW ‘Black Paper’ seeks to energize activists

“There is a ‘state of emergency’ without urgency in Black America,” writes Ron Daniels, president of the Institute of the Black World 21st Century. In a collection of essays and briefs, the IBW’s forthcoming “Black Paper” documents the progress — and lack of progress — made since the 1963 March on Washington and offers potential solutions to the problems afflicting Black America. The authors of the Black Pa ...

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Oakman supporters rally to save school

Oakman Orthopedic-Elementary School supporters continue to call on Detroit Public School authorities to keep their school open. A group of parents, students and activists gathered Aug. 28 in front of the Fisher Building to get the district’s new Emergency Manager Jack Martin’s attention. “In the last two weeks, Jack Martin issued a letter stating that the issue was not enrollment anymore,” president of the ...

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Diann Banks-Williamson Center

Detroit Public Schools held its ribbon cutting ceremony Aug. 20 for the $6.7 million Diann Banks-Williamson Center. The school will concentrate on special care for students with learning disabilities in grades nine to12. “I think it’s outstanding, I’m glad that we were able to get that center in place,” DPS Emergency Manager Jack Martin said. “We’re very pleased and proud to have that new facility.” The new ...

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