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FILM REVIEW: New movie calls out ‘white’ America

'Dear White People' By Phreddy Wischusen The Michigan Citizen “Dear White People, knowing Lil’ Wayne lyrics doesn’t give you an honorary Black card. It just reminds me how much you say the N-word in a way you think it socially acceptable,” says Sam White in the new film, “Dear White People.” Sam, played by Tessa Thompson, is a Black film student and the host of a college radio show that lampoons white privi ...

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Price of communication when loved ones are behind bars

It was decided at the Sept. 9 court meeting that video visitation through Dallas-based Securus Technologies would not replace traditional in-person jail visits as originally planned. Instead, the 20-minute video visitations would be offered in addition to in-person visits, either in the jail by way of viewing kiosks, or offsite on visitors’ home computers. The original cost estimate per visit was $10. ...

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EDITORIAL: ‘I quit:’ A betrayal of public trust

Nowhere in Jenkins’ message to the public was there any connection to an idea other than her self-improvement. There was no get-out-the-vote message for Nov. 4. The one-time leader of the body left without reinforcing any institution, organization or network. It was like she was a one-woman show even though she was elected because she campaigned on her connections to legendary Councilwoman Maryann Mahaffey. ...

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UN experts condemn Detroit water shutoffs

From the woman who said she stopped cooking rice because of the amount of water it takes, to the parents who expressed fear the state would take custody of their children if it was discovered they lived in a home with no running water, Albuquerque and Farha heard testimony and, during a tour, saw firsthand the effects water shutoffs are having on Detroit’s poorest residents and their neighborhoods. ...

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