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ANALYSIS: ISIS and US foreign policy: My enemy’s enemy is not my friend

It is important to recognize President Obama’s jingoistic rhetoric was stated primarily for domestic consumption. He has made some Americans feel that their commander–in-chief is taking charge of this situation. But ISIS could really care less. A group of people (ISIS) who have committed their lives to martyrdom will never be frightened or deterred by threats of death. Instead, they will only be inspired. ...

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Census Bureau: Wages up for Black men, down for Black women

Even though Black men suffer with the highest unemployment rates in the country, during the recovery period following the recession, Black men who worked full-time, year-round experienced a 1.6 percent gain in median earnings, compared to white men whose earnings fell 2.1 percent over the same period. ...

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GUEST EDITORIAL: Place the Black dollar under arrest

More than one trillion Black dollars are acting inappropriately, committing economic crimes against Black people. They really need to be controlled and contained before they destroy us. Our dollars are weak, and are vulnerable to the constant lure of trivial things and dishonest people who are waiting to trap them with their platitudes and false doctrines. If we put our dollars in labor camps where they cou ...

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Detroit artist Gilda Snowden joins the ancestors

By Steve Furay Special to the Michigan Citizen Gilda Snowden, a matriarch of the Detroit art world, joined the ancestors Sept. 9 at the age of 60. She died of heart failure. An educator, curator, writer and solo exhibitionist, Snowden touched the lives of many throughout the city with her spirit and her wealth of knowledge. Her memorial was celebrated on Sept. 15 at the James H. Cole Home for Funerals in De ...

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Techonomy: Race and the new economy

By C. Kelly The Michigan Citizen Technology is fundamentally changing the world in which we live. Just as the 1880s Industrial Revolution transformed public infrastructure and the economy — the way we work, live and do business — technology is today’s catalyst. That was the prevailing message at this year’s annual Techonomy Detroit conference held at Wayne State University, Sept. 16. CHANGING ECONOMY Some e ...

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