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‘Detroit CFO must go’

Coalition calls on removal of Jim Bonsall By Zenobia Jeffries The Michigan Citizen DETROIT — The Michigan Chapter of the National Action Network is demanding the immediate termination of Detroit Chief Financial Officer Jim Bonsall. Bonsall was suspended with pay last week for sexist and racist remarks in the workplace, for which he apologized. “It was never my intention to offend anyone,” he wrote in a pres ...

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Crittendon joins Napoleon

Mayoral candidate Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon and now running mate, city lawyer, Krystal Crittendon say they plan to improve Detroit, one square mile at a time. Napoleon and Crittendon announced her acceptance as his deputy mayor at a press conference Oct. 9, days following Napoleon’s leak at a Michigan National Action Network meeting. ...

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Highland Park prepares battle over finances

City officials convened a special meeting Oct. 2 to prepare a response to the State Treasurer’s preliminary review of the city’s finances—a move to return the city to complete emergency management. Before a standing room only crowd and facing an Oct. 9 deadline to submit a response, Mayor DeAndre Windom and Finance Manager Ernestine Williams went point by point through Treasurer Andy Dillon’s 15 findings — ...

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‘Oppose bankruptcy, sign here’

Rainbow PUSH Coalition is circulating a petition calling on elected officials in Michigan and Washington D.C. to oppose Detroit’s bankruptcy filing. Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sr., founder of Rainbow PUSH made strong remarks at last week’s 14th Annual Global Automotive summit regarding Michigan’s Emergency Manager Law, Public Act 436, which opened the door for the bankruptcy filing. “After emergency management, De ...

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Detroit Raw by Sam Riddle

The Detroit fire was intense in the National Action Network (NAN) Saturday morning rally as candidate after candidate lit up Historical King Solomon Baptist Church with brief but serious messages about the importance of voting and resisting the evil of democracy-destroying union busters such as the inept Negro proxy EM of the Koch brothers’ designated hitter, governor Nerd. Fifty years ago, Malcolm X delive ...

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Council looks for alternatives to proposed Belle Isle lease

City Council has until Oct. 11 to approve, reject or develop an alternative course of action for Belle Isle. Otherwise, Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr will lease Belle Isle to the state. Orr presented the proposed lease to council Sept. 30. If voted down, Council will have an additional seven days to propose an alternate plan. No action by council will result in the approval of the current lease. ...

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Recount fizzles

When the Wayne County Board of Canvassers read Speckin Forensic Laboratories’ assessment that 19 of Detroit’s Aug. 6 primary ballots were most likely all written by separate individuals, in other words, not fraudulent, exasperated candidates and volunteer challengers erupted. At the Sept. 23 meeting of the board, accountant and recount petitioner Tom Barrow told the board 19 ballots were in no way a statist ...

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Water rights

While Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr announced speedy plans to create a regional authority to take over the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department, global leaders were meeting in Budapest at the World Water Summit. The summit was called because of international concerns about the use of water as an instrument of power. These concerns have been framed by such far-thinking theorist as Vanda Shiva, whose 2002 book ...

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