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Educational think tank part of EMU MLK Day celebration

“Where Do We Go from Here?” is the theme of Eastern Michigan University’s 2014 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebration. As part of their activities Jan. 16, EMU will host the MLK Education Panel, titled “Educational Reform in Michigan: How Did We Get Here and Where Do We Go From Here?” from 7-9 p.m. in the Student Center Ballroom at the Student Center, EMU’s main Campus. ...

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Number of Black-owned TV stations plummets to zero

We just experienced a shameful milestone in the history of U.S. media — and barely anyone noticed. There are now zero Black-owned and operated full-power TV stations in the United States. This sorry state of affairs is the culmination of a trend that started in the late 1990s when Congress and the Federal Communications Commission allowed massive consolidation in the broadcasting industry. This policy shift ...

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US aided Apartheid

President Obama and former Presidents Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush flew to South Africa to pay their respects to Nelson Mandela, the country’s first democratically-elected president who died on Dec. 5 at the age of 95. At the height of South Africa’s campaign against the warrior for majority rule in South Africa, the U.S. government’s behavior was far from respectful as it supported a regim ...

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Heidelberg-ology is the spirit of Detroit

Fire, violence and loss are a major part of Detroit’s painful story — and have become a tragic part of our saga. As we know too well, 50 years of appalling neglect in our city cannot be quickly halted or neatly undone. The human cost of long term neglect is seen and felt all around us. Massive gaps in city services make these bad situations worse. In such a dismal reality, what can anguished, angry citizens ...

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Bert Johnson seeks 14th Congressional District seat

State Sen. Bert Johnson, D-Highland Park, says he’s the right candidate to fill the 14th District Congressional seat to be vacated by Gary Peters, who is running for U.S. Senate. “There’s an old saying: The best predictor or indicator of future behavior is to look at past behavior,” said Johnson, who’s served a total of seven years as a state legislator — two terms as a state representative and is currently ...

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Detroit Raw by Sam Riddle

There is an underbelly in Detroit that openly resists the moves of union-busting democracy destroyers simply because we value American citizenship and love spending the currency of liberty. In 2014, we must take care to ensure that we are not over run by those who place profit, power and white privilege over all else. ...

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Moral authority

Detroit begins the new year with a new mayor and city council. For the first time in a century, this council is made up of people who represent seven districts in the city, along with two at-large members. This is the result of extensive citywide discussions establishing political process to reflect the needs of neighborhoods, rather than only the downtown core. ...

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YEAR IN REVIEW

52 percent of Michiganders and over 80 percent of Detroiters voted in Nov. 2012 to repeal Public Act 4, the state’s emergency manager law. Gov. Rick Snyder appointed bankruptcy attorney Keyvn Orr as Detroit’s emergency manager under the new repeal-proof EM law Public Act 436 on March 14, 2013. ...

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Detroit Raw by Sam Riddle

During 2013, I have enjoyed sharing mind snacks with you through the one media outlet that did not run from me — even attempted to have me write from federal lockdown but the warden was having none of that. Detroit Raw thanks the Michigan Citizen for serving as a vehicle to heighten the level of the debate in Detroit and throughout America. And for me it is great to be back on the streets of Detroit listeni ...

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