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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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Grassroots group endorses Mike Duggan for Mayor

The grassroots organization, Community Coalition, announced its endorsement for Mike Duggan for mayor of Detroit, June 7, at New Bethel Baptist Church, which over the years has played an important role in the Civil Rights movement and Black political activism. The group's founder says Duggan is the best choice to lead Detroit forward. ...

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Aiming for Junior Olympics

Hard work is starting to pay off for the Skillsville Gymnastics/Trampoline Team. Active since 1995, the youth program located on the city’s west side has been producing results in USTA (United States Trampoline Association) and AAU (Amateur Athletic Union) competition. The Skillsville team, comprised of 13 boys and girls, competed in two USTA/AAU competitions this year with impressive results. The Detroit-a ...

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