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PACs offer election forums

Black Slate Inc., Eastside Community Slate and Fannie Lou Hamer Political Action Committee will host a series of City Council and Police District Forums DETROIT — Black Slate Inc., Eastside Community Slate and the Fannie Lou Hamer Political Action Committee will join together to host a series of City Council District and Police District Forums to help educate voters for the City of Detroit’s upcoming 2013 e ...

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Bing says no to second term, eyes county office

Detroit Mayor Dave Bing will not run again for mayor but is considering a run for Wayne County executive. In a speech at the Charles H. Wright African American History Museum May 14, Bing said he had an “unwavering devotion” to the city and announced that he would not seek reelection but would form an exploratory committee for a county run. It is not clear if he could or would be a resident of Wayne County ...

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Scott wins 13th district chair

Wayne County Commissioner Martha G. Scott is the new chairperson for the 13th Congressional District. Scott’s May 4 victory follows much controversy over leadership within the new district, represented by Congressman John Conyers. At the Feb. 23 elections during the state’s Democratic Party convention, Rev. D. Alexander Bullock emerged the 13th’s victor. Another candidate for the position, Frazier Kimpson, ...

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New TV series seeks family stories from Detroit residents

PBS and Detroit Public Television announced that the new series ‘Genealogy Roadshow,’ which premieres this fall, is seeking local participants to share their families’ stories. Final participants will be part of an episode taping in Detroit on July 14. The show producers are looking for Detroit-area residents who have a historically significant story in their family. Chosen stories will be linked to the lar ...

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‘Mama, what would I do without you?’

As young as 5 years old, Twan Woods would wake up at night and hear his mother having a seizure. He would know exactly what to do. He would run into her bedroom, hold her, put a cold rag in her mouth, comfort her and keep her from falling until it was over, he recalls. “My Mom, she’s a sick lady. She’s like, handicapped, she’s been like that all her life,” said the 37-year-old. Woods says, his mother, Franc ...

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Not a feminist? Then you don’t really love your mom!

Do you love your mother? Really? Truly? If you answered yes, you’re either a feminist or a damned liar. The word “love” evades easy definition. It is nuanced and ever evolving. It is easier to feel than to define. That’s why every pop song we sing is about feeling it, losing it or making it. America’s most popular religion even describes itself as a “gospel of love.” But regardless of how you define your be ...

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Southwest residents demand action in wake of explosion

Over 60 residents and community leaders called on local, state and federal officials to design an evacuation plan in wake of the April 27 explosion at the Marathon Petroleum refinery in the 48217 neighborhood. State Representative Rashida Talib, Detroit City Council Member Brenda Jones and members of the Community Advisory Panel: Theresa Landrum, Dr. Delores Leonard, Jackie Smith and Tyrone Carter held a pr ...

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Riding dirty: Who are the real car insurance criminals?

I am a criminal. I have a car but no insurance. After my beloved truck broke down, I was carless for 16 months in the Motor City — hustling rides, waiting for buses and cabs that never showed, popping bike tires in gaping potholes at 3 a.m. in neighborhoods with no working streetlights. During this time, I let my old car insurance policy expire without renewing it. Why would I renew it? I had nothing to ins ...

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EM Roberts says he’s leaving, but not going far

“I’m leaving, but I won’t be far….I’m leaving, but I won’t be gone….I’m leaving, but I’ll still be here.” DPS Emergency manager Roy Roberts announced his retirement to board members at his 14th floor offices at the Fischer Building May 2. However, after the meeting, board members said he sounded as though he would still be around, telling them after his contract expired May 16, he would serve as a consultan ...

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Rev. Run and Ask, Screen, Know comes to Detroit

Hip hop icon Rev. Run of the legendary Run DMC spoke with over 300 metro Detroiters April 28 about diabetes. For almost a year, Rev. Run has been a part of the Ask, Screen, Know campaign to educate affected people and communities about diabetes. “It’s been really good, getting the word out,” Rev. Run told the Michigan Citizen. “This campaign has helped me to lose weight; it has kept me focused and my family ...

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