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Supreme Court considers limiting Affirmative Action

With one supporter of affirmative action retired and another declining to participate because of a conflict of interest, the concept of affirmative action is barely hanging by a thread as the United States Supreme Court justices prepare to rule in a case that involved a white woman suing the University of Texas because race was a minor factor in the admissions process. ...

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Amid same-sex marriage debate, Jackson, Sharpton implore Blacks to keep ‘eyes on the prize’

With the Black jobless rate astronomically high, schools crumbling in Black neighborhoods, low test scores and dropout rates plaguing Black children and home foreclosures, incarceration, death and disease soaring in Black communities, why is it that some Black people are saying they will not go to the voting polls because President Barack Obama agrees with same-sex marriage? ...

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Voting

This Nov. 6, Michigan voters will have to comb through an unprecedented number of proposals on the 2012 ballot — 18 for Detroit voters. The following explanation of proposals are intended to help voters when at the polls: - Six (6) STATE proposals 12-1 through 12-6 12-1: Referendum on Public Act 4 - the emergency manager law authorizes a governor appointee to assume all power of a local governing official o ...

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States must expand access to dental care for poor children

By Dr. David Satcher Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from America’s Wire ATLANTA — As states wrangle with whether to pursue Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act, they should look carefully at the serious implications for oral health, especially for poor and minority children if Medicaid services are not expanded as originally envisioned under the ACA. Twelve years ago, as surgeon general of ...

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Nurtured small businesses create 10,000 new jobs

New Detroit business account for most By Yanjie Wang Capital News Service LANSING — With an unemployment rate at 9 percent in July and the loss of 500,000 workers in Michigan since 2001, the good news seems to be the creation of nearly 10,000 jobs in small business across the state since January. The new jobs reflect a situation improved by the business tax reform, regulation revision in the state, as well ...

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Environmental aspects of proposed bridge draw little attention

By Anjana Schroeder Capital News Service LANSING — The long battle over building a second bridge between Detroit and Windsor has been almost free of environmental debate. Instead, opponents and supporters of the proposed project are concentrating on social and economic issues of the project. The Snyder administration says Michigan and Canada have adequately studied the environmental impacts of building the ...

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