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Black comic convention returns to inspire young artists in metro Detroit

By Steve Furay Special to the Michigan Citizen   Motor City Black Age of Comics Convention returns for its sixth annual gathering Sept. 13 at Youthville Detroit, 7375 Woodward Avenue, for a full day of entertainment and education about the comic book industry and the contributions of Black artists. The convention is one of the largest comic conventions in the nation highlighting Black artists. The itinerary ...

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‘Make it mean something:’ Detroit coach trains student athletes for life

“…If (young men and women) like sports, I can reel them in with the sports and once we get them in we can … make sure they’re educated, make sure they’re doing what they need to in life, make sure they’re community based,” Mims told The Michigan Citizen. “I mix training with mentoring, (to provide) structure (for) these kids.” ...

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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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Detroit Raw by Sam Riddle

My mother died a union member after working at GM more than 30 years. That alone is reason not to hate on the unions even if the Labor Day Parade in Detroit turned out to be little more than a photo-op for Vice President (would-like-to-be President) Joe Biden and a disappointment to thousands who couldn’t hear the VP because they were locked out, away from the sound system. That is the level of organizing t ...

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