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Apple feud goes before city council

By Raina L. Baker Special to the Michigan Citizen DETROIT — A local community group and residents of Palmer Woods clashed over apple trees at a May 29 City Council meeting. Members of People for Palmer Park and Palmer Woods residents packed the council chambers to have their arguments heard. The issue comes down to Palmer Woods residents unhappy with People for Palmer Park for planting apple trees without t ...

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‘Feed the People’

Detroit’s Red Carpet Backyard BBQ was held Memorial Day at Cass Park. The free event, sponsored by the United Supreme Council Northern Jurisdiction of Masons and the Shumake Friends & Family Foundation, fed many in the Detroit community and provided attendees with bags of groceries. Robert Shumake, founder of SFFF and USCNJM, says the event was created as a response to the economic downturn affecting ci ...

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Greater Detroit Restoration Coalition

Malik Shabazz, who heads The Greater Detroit Restoration Coalition Project, referenced Booker T. Washington’s famous statement, “Cast down your buckets where you are,” and then added, “We love Detroit and we aren’t going to leave it.” This is their philosophy and they were demonstrating their beliefs as they boarded up three houses and cleaned up the landscaping around the houses. This is one stop in the pr ...

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City officials break ground on Public Safety Headquarters

Staff report DETROIT — Mayor Dave Bing, joined by Police Chief Ralph Godbee, Fire Commissioner Dan Austin and other city, state and federal officials, announced May 29 the groundbreaking of the city’s new multimillion dollar public safety headquarters. Mayor Bing says the $60 million dollar project will be completed by summer 2013. Proceeds of the Unlimited Tax General Obligation Bonds issued by the city in ...

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Scrubbing their way to successful careers

Wayne County Community College District’s surgical technology program provides the helping hand area hospitals need in the operating rooms By David C. Butty If you ever visited a Wayne County Community College District (WCCCD) surgical technology classroom, you will notice that the students are not your typical traditional ones. They wear their white lab coats and scrub suits with pride. They wear comfortab ...

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Peters: GOP budget is ‘unconscionable’

U.S. Rep. Gary Peters publishes report on devastating effects of today’s GOP bill to Michiganders WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Rep. Gary Peters says the Republicans’ Budget Reconciliation Act, which passed the House May 10, would end the Medicare guarantee, increase health care costs for seniors and slash vital services such as SNAP food assistance, meals on wheels and free school lunches for children in need. A ...

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NASA visits DPS

DPS students learn hands-on with NASA NASA, STEM Education Symposium DETROIT — It’s not every day that kids get to meet a real live astronaut. Or build cool stuff that brings NASA Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) to life. But more than 150 Detroit Public Schools students got that opportunity May 1-2. Through a collaboration with Detroit’s Reginald Francis Lewis Reading Academy, NASA’s Glenn ...

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Nsoroma Institute Free Orientation/Open House

Detroit African-centered Elementary/Middle School May 23, 4:15 p.m. Nsoroma Institute, 20045 Joann, Detroit Nsoroma Institute is an independent African-centered charter school, located in Detroit. Characterized by its small class sizes and extended family atmosphere, the school offers full day classes for students in kindergarten, elementary, and middle school. In addition to offering rigorous instruction i ...

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The Wright Museum hosts Malcolm X Day

Event includes exhibit of Malcolm X artifacts, presentations by notable authors  DETROIT — The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History will host a keynote program honoring famed human right leader, orator, organizer and freedom-fighter El Hajj Malik El-Shabazz, more widely known as Malcolm X, on May 19 from 3-5 p.m. at the Museum, located at 315 E. Warren Ave., in Midtown Detroit. Also on displ ...

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MAY DAY

“The banks got bailed out, we got sold out,” May Day protestors chanted as they marched through the streets of Detroit from Southwest’s Clark Park to downtown Detroit on May 1, making a stop in front of the historic, dilapidated Michigan Central Station in Corktown. Over 400 community members and activists joined the protest in solidarity with May Day rallies worldwide to demonstrate against economic inequa ...

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