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D-Town Harvest Fest returns with fun, learning, global connection

By Steve Furay Special to the Michigan Citizen D-Town Farms’ Eighth Annual Harvest Festival will take the city into the fall season once more. The event is scheduled for Sept. 20-21. Located at 14027 W. Outer Drive in Detroit, the festivities will take place on both days from 12-6 p.m., with live entertainment, educational seminars, learnshops and children’s activities. Amid an urban agricultural movement i ...

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Detroit turnout critical for Dems

The Michigan Democratic Party is rolling out an aggressive plan to win the African American vote this November. President Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign transformed Democratic strategy for one of its core constituencies, African Americans. The Obama-effect, as it is called, brought out an unprecedented number of young and Black voters, according to a Pew analysis of census data. Black women voters were especi ...

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UPDATE: Authority to operate Detroit Water and Sewerage Department

One of the last city assets, the Detroit water system has met the same fate as the Detroit Zoo, Cobo Hall, Belle Isle and the Detroit Institute of Arts before it. The newly-created Great Lakes Water Authority will soon control the regional system of the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department. ...

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Black lawyers to challenge police brutality in 25 cities

The lawyers group will file open records requests in Birmingham, Ala.; Little Rock, Ark.; Phoenix; Los Angeles; San Jose, Calif., Washington, D.C.; Jacksonville, Fla.; Miami; Atlanta; Chicago; Louisville, Ky.; Baltimore; Detroit; Kanas City, Mo.; St. Louis, Mo.; Charlotte, N.C.; Las Vegas; New York City; Cleveland, Ohio, Memphis, Tenn., Philadelphia; Dallas; Houston; San Antonio, Texas, and Milwaukee, Wis. ...

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EDITORIAL: Detroit EM’s plan needs adjustment

So, despite many media reports, the plan Judge Rhodes is considering is not one developed by elected city officials but by unelected, non-resident attorneys picked by Republicans in Lansing. Gov. Snyder, in controlling the plan and bankruptcy, completely framed Detroit’s case and has set the plan and priorities for the mostly Black and Democratic city for, at least, the next 10 years. ...

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