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‘Black Face is not ok’ or ‘Just in time for Halloween’

Every year, around Halloween, it becomes important to remind folks that black face is not ok. As Detroit goes through it’s so-called renaissance and we have an influx of ‘new’ residents it seems to be an especially timely reminder that black face is offensive. This week, at Detroit’s Slow Roll -- a bike event which brings a diverse audience together to ride through these city streets --- some riders took th ...

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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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