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Video urges Americans to ‘Stand with Detroit’

“‘Stand with Detroit’ if you believe in fairness for retired cops, fire fighters, librarians, bus drivers and city employees across Detroit – over profits for Wall Street. “‘Stand with Detroit’ if you believe that those who have played by the rules and worked hard to serve their city for their entire lives shouldn’t be the ones sacrificing the most. “‘Stand with Detroit’ if you believe bond insurers and Wal ...

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Cleaning up the neighborhood

Volunteers, working with United Neighbors Association, cleaned up dump sites in the city, Oct. 12. It was the third cleanup of the year, they said. Charlene Johnson is CEO of United Neighbors; Elaine McKenzie is president. Working on Brush Street dumps sites were Alma Harris, Loretta Stafford, Farrand Park, Denzel and Jeremy Barber, Stanley Bridges, Willie Dawkins, Clarence Harris, Derrell Juster. McLean, F ...

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Detroiters honored with peacemaker awards

On Nov. 17, the Center for Peace and Conflict Studies Program at Wayne State University will host the 2013 Max Mark-Cranbrook Peace Lecture and Peacemaker Awards ceremony on WSU's campus in Spencer Partrich Auditorium and McGregor Memorial Conference Center. According to their Web site, the Center was founded in 1965 “to provide interdisciplinary, university-wide, academic programs in the field of domestic ...

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Positive ‘Impact’

Calvin Colbert has been working with Detroit youth for 23 years. In 1991, he founded Detroit Impact, a youth leadership program designed for young people ages 6-17. The program, which began as an outreach through the Compassionate Ministry of the Church of Nazareth, has classes that range from video game design to improving fundamental school skills. ...

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