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Detroit’s Black History

To mark Black History Month, The Michigan Citizen reached into its photo archives to repost a variety of events that tell some of Detroit’s recent history. We encourage readers who can add to the narrative of any of the photos to please do so by submitting comments to editor@michigancitizen.com. ...

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WSU seeks public input for Detroit bike share system

Wayne State University, in partnership with several Detroit businesses, organizations and institutions, is conducting a feasibility study to explore establishing a public bike sharing system in greater downtown Detroit. Bike sharing consists of a network of bicycles distributed around an area that allow short, one-way trips from one location to another. Riders typically purchase a daily, weekly, yearly or s ...

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Krystal Crittendon talks about 2013 mayoral run

Last month, former Corporation Counsel Krystal Crittendon, announced she would run for mayor of Detroit. Crittendon rose to public attention after questioning the legality of the city of Detroit’s financial stability agreement with the state of Michigan. Crittendon, who has worked for the city for 18 years, was first appointed Corporation Counsel in 2008 by interim Mayor Ken Cockrel, Jr. She was twice reapp ...

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Detroit Works Project releases framework

After a year-long recovery effort, the Detroit Works Project has released a comprehensive document that provides a framework for the complete reorganization of the city of Detroit. The Detroit Future City strategic framework plan outlines citywide initiatives in five major areas: economic growth, land use, land and building property assets, city systems and neighborhood revitalization. ...

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HP residents want answers on water bills

Angry citizens facing water bills in the thousands of dollars packed the Highland Park Council meeting, Jan. 22, only to discover the person responsible for their grief, Mayor DeAndre Windom, was still in Washington, D.C. for the Inaugural events. Residents received water bills days before Christmas for the first time in over a year — many have yet to receive a bill — and the amounts of the bills ranged fro ...

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$30 million for Detroit

A Detroit transit plan will be funded, announced U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, Jan. 18 in Detroit. He congratulated state lawmakers and city stakeholders for working to create a regional transit authority and committing $100 million in local dollars. Detroit will receive a $25 million TIGER grant that will go to the M-1 Rail Project, which will connect the three-mile stretch between downtown Det ...

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King High School celebrates MLK Day

On Jan. 21, Martin Luther King, Jr. Senior High School commemorated the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Jan. 21 is MLK Day, the national holiday named in the civil rights leader’s honor. Although school was closed, hundreds of students and their families from all over the metro Detroit area attended the fourth Annual MLK Day March and Celebration at King High School, located on the city’s east side, to ...

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Spa A Peel gives customers a fresh new layer

After being laid off from the bank, Wanda Bynum took a chance. She started her own business. Bynum has owned Spa A Peel for over a year now and her clientele is growing more each week. Spa A Peel is a fabulous and relaxing studio where a person can come to be pampered. Spa A Peel features services such as massages, facials, manicure, pedicures and much more. ...

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Free basic computer classes available

Focus: HOPE is offering a free basic computer training class that provides graduates with the opportunity to purchase a low-cost computer. The class offers 12 hours of training over a two-week period, providing students with basic knowledge of computer operations, word processing and how to access Internet resources. ...

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