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Video urges Americans to ‘Stand with Detroit’

“‘Stand with Detroit’ if you believe in fairness for retired cops, fire fighters, librarians, bus drivers and city employees across Detroit – over profits for Wall Street. “‘Stand with Detroit’ if you believe that those who have played by the rules and worked hard to serve their city for their entire lives shouldn’t be the ones sacrificing the most. “‘Stand with Detroit’ if you believe bond insurers and Wal ...

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Whose city?

“We, the city.” That is the phrase used by the Jones Day attorney in court to identify his client. The Jones Day attorney is wrong. He represents Gov. Rick Snyder and his appointee, Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr. “We the city” better describes the hundreds of persons marching outside the courthouse in protest of the illegal proceedings inside. Appropriately, one of the chants city residents use while protesti ...

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Caribbean nations united for reparations

In a move that has implications for Blacks throughout the United States, more than a dozen Caribbean nations have banded together to urge European countries, which profited from the transatlantic slave trade, to begin serious discussions about reparations. “This was a state sponsored policy,” said Ralph Gonsalves, prime minister of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. “Slave ports were built in Africa. African ...

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