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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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Big visions, big grant, big growth

In September, the Arts League of Michigan received the largest single year grant Knight Arts Challenge has yet bestowed — $100,000. The grant will be used for multiple programs at the Virgil H. Carr Cultural Arts Center. The over 40,000 square foot multi-story Carr Center, home of the Arts League, is located in 118 year-old building overlooking Paradise valley Park in downtown Detroit. Originally built as a ...

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Recount Fizzles

By Phreddy Wischusen The Michigan Citizen When the Wayne County Board of Canvassers read Speckin Forensic Laboratories’ assessment that 19 of Detroit’s Aug. 6 primary ballots were most likely all written by separate individuals, in other words, not fraudulent, exasperated candidates and volunteer challengers erupted. At the Sept. 23 meeting of the board, accountant and recount petitioner Tom Barrow told the ...

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Recount Fizzles

By Phreddy Wischusen The Michigan Citizen When the Wayne County Board of Canvassers read Speckin Forensic Laboratories’ assessment that 19 of Detroit’s Aug. 6 primary ballots were most likely all written by separate individuals, in other words, not fraudulent, exasperated candidates and volunteer challengers erupted. At the Sept. 23 meeting of the board, accountant and recount petitioner Tom Barrow told the ...

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