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EPA to require air pollution measurements in Black communities

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA WASHINGTON — For the first time, the Environmental Protection Agency may require oil refineries to regularly measure the air quality at their perimeters. These fence line measurements will give surrounding communities — largely low-income communities of color — data on the level of pollution they are exposed to each day. The EPA’s proposed rule changes are the result of a lawsuit brough ...

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Trayvon’s mom to Michael’s mom: ‘If they refuse to hear us, we will make them feel us.’

I hate that you and your family must join this exclusive yet growing group of parents and relatives who have lost loved ones to senseless gun violence. Of particular concern is that so many of these gun violence cases involve children far too young. ...

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THINKING FOR OURSELVES: Suburban waters

Almost every independent analysis of the water system points out that currently Detroiters are paying more than they should for water and suburbanites are paying less than they should. No suburban resident pays Detroit. Detroit only sells to municipal customers. It cannot make a profit on water. ...

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Detroit community object to 43 students in a classroom

This fall, back to school for Detroit Public School students means more school closings and 43 students per classroom. Teachers expect a 10 percent pay cut among other reductions, according to the district’s new deficit elimination plan and budget proposal, which was approved by the state Aug. 20. ...

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Detroit Raw by Sam Riddle

After you have been on the planet 67 years plus 11 months, you figure out a few things. Tomorrow may never arrive. Tragically there will be plenty of other trips to make for the cause because white privilege has a way of whacking us at will year in and year out. Only the names of the victims and travel times change. ...

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