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Detroit’s decline explained

To understand Detroit’s current economic downturn it is necessary to flip the pages of the city’s history back to the 1950s, according to a recent in-depth report by the Detroit Free Press. This exhaustive study gives empirical evidence to underscore the assumptions. As many have suggested, there’s no one person, incident or year to blame for the current crisis. It’s a confluence of factors, an accumulation ...

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Keep hope alive with a new War on Poverty

Only a couple of weeks ago, as the nation celebrated the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s powerful “I Have a Dream” speech, I was reminded of Rev. King’s last birthday in January 1968. He combined it with work — a staff meeting, planning for the multiracial Poor People’s March, where we made plans to occupy the National Mall. He spoke to us of the need to march t ...

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