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Detroit turnout critical for Dems

The Michigan Democratic Party is rolling out an aggressive plan to win the African American vote this November. President Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign transformed Democratic strategy for one of its core constituencies, African Americans. The Obama-effect, as it is called, brought out an unprecedented number of young and Black voters, according to a Pew analysis of census data. Black women voters were especi ...

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UPDATE: Authority to operate Detroit Water and Sewerage Department

One of the last city assets, the Detroit water system has met the same fate as the Detroit Zoo, Cobo Hall, Belle Isle and the Detroit Institute of Arts before it. The newly-created Great Lakes Water Authority will soon control the regional system of the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department. ...

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Black lawyers to challenge police brutality in 25 cities

The lawyers group will file open records requests in Birmingham, Ala.; Little Rock, Ark.; Phoenix; Los Angeles; San Jose, Calif., Washington, D.C.; Jacksonville, Fla.; Miami; Atlanta; Chicago; Louisville, Ky.; Baltimore; Detroit; Kanas City, Mo.; St. Louis, Mo.; Charlotte, N.C.; Las Vegas; New York City; Cleveland, Ohio, Memphis, Tenn., Philadelphia; Dallas; Houston; San Antonio, Texas, and Milwaukee, Wis. ...

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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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