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On Jan. 9, at approximately 7:05 p.m., in the 14000 block of Gratiot, the suspect entered the store, produced a weapon and announced a hold-up to the cashier. The suspect ordered the cashier to give him the money from the cash register and also ordered the manager to open the safe. After receiving an undisclosed amount of U.S. currency, the suspect then escaped in a dark colored SUV-type vehicle, going sout ...

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WCCCD students can use WSU credits for associate degree

A new agreement between Wayne County Community College District (WCCCD) and Wayne State University will allow students to combine credits earned at WCCCD with those earned at WSU toward the rewarding of an associate’s degree. The agreement expands upon the WayneDirect program, which offers dual-enrollment for WCCCD students at the university. ...

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On Jan. 1, at approximately 12:10 a.m. in the 1160 block of Robson, the 53-year-old male complainant walked outside of the above location and confronted the suspect, telling him not to stand in front of his neighbor’s house. The armed suspect then fired one gunshot striking the complainant in the stomach and then fled on foot in an unknown direction. WANTED: Suspect 1: Black male, 50’s, 130lbs, light comple ...

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Detroiters Ernest Johnson, Minister Malik Shabazz of the Marcus Garvey Movement/New Black Panther Nation and Detroit School Board member Wanda Akilah Redmon pose with Mayor Mike Duggan (center) in his office following the formal ceremony for the city’s newly-elected officials held Jan. 7. ...

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Council chooses new leadership

Brenda Jones will serve as president of the Detroit City Council. In a 5-4 vote, Jan. 6, Jones beat out Saunteel Jenkins who briefly served as president during the previous session. The three-time council member cast a vote for herself, along with newcomers George Cushingberry, who will serve as pro tem, Mary Sheffield, Scott Benson and Gabe Leland. The new council, which includes former members Andre Spive ...

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Remembering Coleman Young 40 years later

On January 1, Mike Duggan was sworn in as the white mayor of the predominately Black Detroit in four decades. Forty years ago, in January 1974, Coleman Alexander Young, made history when he was sworn in as Detroit’s first Black mayor. Young is praised by many for giving African Americans opportunities where none existed under white political control. He’s often criticized for contributing to an already raci ...

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