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Lewis College of Business: Building bridges, changing lives

By Heidi Ausgood The Michigan Citizen Lewis College of Business, Michigan’s only historically black college, not only continues to change lives in a relatively short period of time, but also serves as a generational bridge within the community. It’s a learning environment in which a matured student is not only welcomed but valued. According to Carl A. King, Director of Admissions, a mature student has a sta ...

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The Way We Were

Each week “The Way We Were” will feature a photograph from our collective past. Send us your favorite images of friends and family at cabarets, family reunions, school dances or just hanging out. Tell us as much about the photo as you can, names or places. The photos are history — our story. Email all images to editor@michigancitizen.com, mail with self-addressed stamped envelope or visit The Michigan Citiz ...

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Angelou recalls horrific ‘abominations’ of slavery

By Mark Moss Special to the NNPA from the Carolina Peacemaker WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (NNPA) – Renown poet and author Maya Angelou called upon the audience at Mt. Zion Baptist Church to never forget the sacrifices made by the ancestors of African Americans. Describing the abject conditions of a slave ship – “lying spoon fashion…in each other’s excrement and urine” – Angelou added, “Imagine it. We forget it too ...

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Wachovia discloses ties to slavery

WASHINGTON (NNPA) – A growing number of companies will have to disclose their past ties to slavery if they want to do business with government units around the nation.Wachovia is the latest firm to acknowledge its past links to slavery. To do business with the city of Chicago, under the 2003 Slavery Era Disclosure Ordinance, it has to disclose whether it had directly or indirectly profited from the 19th cen ...

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Detroit’s oldest African-centered school celebrates 30 years and a broader vision for the future

Staff report Thirty years ago few people in the city of Detroit had heard about African-Centered Education. However, a growing movement was emerging in churches, schools, and living rooms. Parents and teachers of consciousness wanted something more for the children in the city. There was a desire to reach the essence of who our children are and bridge the gap of the void of African American culture in the t ...

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Forget the Pistons!

Eleven-year-old Shelton Ray Cochan, III walked away with a $1000 prize in the NBA Live Playstation Tournament for kids and adults. Beating out everyone in his age group and the adults, Cochan not only won the grand prize but the chance for his school to receive a donation from Northern High School graduate and NBA player Derrick Coleman. 100 Yrs. Entertainment sponsored the event along with Coleman, who als ...

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HEART OF THE CITY: Community leader promotes compassion and activism

By Steven Malik Shelton Special to The Michigan Citizen The Black community and family have historically provided protection as well as physical and spiritual nourishment for Black people in America. Throughout the ordeal of slavery and the economic fluctuations and social upheaval of modern times, it has proven itself as an institution of Black life. Today, pundits give a dire assessment of this most endur ...

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The Way We Were

1987-88 Bates Academy students proudly display trophies from academic games. Each week “The Way We Were” will feature a photograph from our collective past. Send us your favorite images of friends and family at cabarets, family reunions, school dances or just hanging out. Tell us as much about the photo as you can, names or places. The photos are history — our story. E-mail all images to editor@michiganciti ...

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Restoring the grandeur to an historic neighborhood

By Heidi Ausgood The Michigan Citizen An historic Detroit neighborhood is in the midst of a great revitalization. Woodbridge Estates bounded by Canfield on the North and Lodge on the East, and Martin Luther King South is now offering single family homes and townhouses to what the group calls low to moderate income residents, ranging from $250,000 to $330,000.00. Gloriane Hymon, a Mortgage Loan Officer with ...

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