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Prominent scholar to address complexities of teaching in urban settings

Best-selling author, critic and educator, Professor David E. Kirkland will deliver the keynote address during the Leonard Kaplan Education Collaborative for Critical Urban Studies’ inaugural lecture and community response at 5 p.m., Nov. 20, at Wayne State University’s McGregor Memorial Conference Center (495 Ferry Mall, Detroit). Kirkland will speak about the complexities of teaching and learning in urban ...

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Detroit drummer, producer Brandon Williams releases new album

Famed drummer releases debut album By Phreddy Wischusen The Michigan Citizen REVIEW “XII,” the debut album by Detroit super-producer and percussionist Brandon Williams, is as fresh-sounding as it is romantic. The west side Detroit native, who has shared stages with and/or produced scores of musical legends including Musiq Soulchild, The Isley Brothers, Janet Jackson, Anita Baker and The Last Poets, is ready ...

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Musicians join the fight for water rights

Four Detroit punk bands — Mexican Knives, Growwing Pains, Mountains and Rainbows, Rall Tide — and two DJs want to spur their community into action against the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department’s mass water shutoff program at a concert July 31 at Ponyride (1401 Vermont St., Detroit). All proceeds from the event, which begins at 9 p.m., will go to the Michigan Welfare Rights Organization. MWRO, one of the ...

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Fighting climate change with hip hop

On Thursday April 3 at 6 p.m. the struggle against global warming will come to an unlikely destination: Wayne State’s St. Andrew’s Hall. Many of Detroit’s hip hop legends made names for themselves in that venue, which makes it the perfect setting for the Hip Hop Caucus Act on Climate. ...

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Missing girl: Tamara Harris

Tamara Harris, 17, was last seen by her DHS worker in the 5500 block of Conner on the morning of Friday, March 3, 2014 at approximately 8:25 a.m. Tamara is five-foot, one-inch, weighs 115 lbs., and has black hair, brown eyes and medium brown complexion. She was last seen wearing black pants, a gray shirt and a black velvet jacket. She has tattoos on her chest, arm, wrist, leg and foot. Tamara has a good men ...

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Hip hop battles homelessness

By Steve Furay Special to the Michigan Citizen Some of the city’s best rap artists will donate their talents to benefit the homeless at a special hip hop concert on Nov. 9. The coalition, Hip Hop Elevation, will raise funds from ticket sales and request donations of canned foods and gently used coats and clothing to be given to the those in need. DJ Butter and DJ Los will provide the sounds for emcees inclu ...

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‘Detroit CFO must go’

Coalition calls on removal of Jim Bonsall By Zenobia Jeffries The Michigan Citizen DETROIT — The Michigan Chapter of the National Action Network is demanding the immediate termination of Detroit Chief Financial Officer Jim Bonsall. Bonsall was suspended with pay last week for sexist and racist remarks in the workplace, for which he apologized. “It was never my intention to offend anyone,” he wrote in a pres ...

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