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Prominent scholar to address complexities of teaching in urban settings

Best-selling author, critic and educator, Professor David E. Kirkland will deliver the keynote address during the Leonard Kaplan Education Collaborative for Critical Urban Studies’ inaugural lecture and community response at 5 p.m., Nov. 20, at Wayne State University’s McGregor Memorial Conference Center (495 Ferry Mall, Detroit). Kirkland will speak about the complexities of teaching and learning in urban ...

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Detroit drummer, producer Brandon Williams releases new album

Famed drummer releases debut album By Phreddy Wischusen The Michigan Citizen REVIEW “XII,” the debut album by Detroit super-producer and percussionist Brandon Williams, is as fresh-sounding as it is romantic. The west side Detroit native, who has shared stages with and/or produced scores of musical legends including Musiq Soulchild, The Isley Brothers, Janet Jackson, Anita Baker and The Last Poets, is ready ...

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Wayne State University Farmers’ Market closes seventh season

Kami Pothukuchi, Ph.D. Special to The Michigan Citizen On Oct. 29, a typically chilly fall day, the Wayne State University Farmers Market had our season’s last market, 22 weeks after its June start. Friends from the university, nearby institutions and the neighborhood, stopped by to savor the market’s offerings one last time, and bid au revoir to their favorite vendors. Among the sentiments shared by custom ...

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Rev. Edward Pinkney faces life in prison for vote fraud

By Abayomi Azikiwe Special to The Michigan Citizen from Pan-African News Wire An all-white jury in St. Joseph, Mich., found Rev. Edward Pinkney guilty of five felony counts of forgery stemming from a recall campaign against Mayor James Hightower of Benton Harbor earlier this year. The jury deliberated for nine hours, and delivered the verdict on Nov. 3. The sentencing date has been set for Dec. 15. Hightowe ...

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Kim Kardashian — Every thing but the burden

Whether or not this was Beaumont's rationale, we do not know. And we can only speculate on Kardashian's. After all, she shared on social media that the "balancing act" was a talent. One can conclude she was not aware of the history of such an image. That Beaumont's photo was for the cover of Goude's book Jungle Fever which pictured Jones in a cage. Or that the image brings to mind for many the dehumanizatio ...

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