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OPINION: Countering voter suppression

When the Voting Rights Act was attacked, too many tuned out and turned off from the details, although leaders like Barbara Arnwine of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights under Law warned we would begin to feel the effects of this legal setback with various forms of voter suppression. ...

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OPINON: Things you need to know about probate court

By Atty. Rohn Mitchell Special to the Michigan Citizen Even as a child, as far back as you can remember, you demanded the right to make decisions for yourselves. Independence — the freedom to choose and the right to decide — are at the foundation of individual entitlement and human dignity. Even when we have matured and aged, the exercise of independence in choosing the medical treatment we receive or medic ...

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Black farmers and urban growers promote power and sovereignty at Detroit conference

By Kibibi Blount-Dorn Special to The Michigan Citizen In the tiny town of Covert, near the eastern banks of Lake Michigan, Barbara Norman farms 53 acres of blueberries on land her family has owned and cultivated for six generations. As African American farmers, Norman’s family has a strong sense of identity — one deeply rooted in the land they have farmed since the 1930s. She remembers her grandfather’s fav ...

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Shop. Play. Love. brings art, fashion, fun to Detroit’s Eastern Market

Play games, play music, play dress up. These are the themes running through Shop. Play. Love., a store for eclectic tastes that appreciates the fun side of life, features art, fashion, jewelry, games, Detroit tribute works and more. Currently, the works of 22 artists are on display, making the store a unique home for Motor City crafts. ...

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