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Council looks for alternatives to proposed Belle Isle lease

According to Council President Saunteel Jenkins, council has 10 days to approve or disapprove the deal, presented Sept. 30, by Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr. If voted down, Council will have an additional seven days to propose an alternate plan. No action by council will result in the approval of the current lease proposal. ...

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Shop in your community and watch it grow

A way out of the growing misery in Detroit and other urban centers is found in the report, Resilient, Receptive and Relevant: The African American Consumer 2013 Report, conducted by Nielsen and the Black press organization, the National Newspaper Publishers Association, and reported on in this paper. The buying power of African Americans would rank us number 16 on a list of nations if we were a separate cou ...

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Big, but no punch: The Black consumer and economic development

With an increasing buying power of nearly $1 trillion annually — $1.3 trillion by 2017, if African Americans were a geographical-fiscal entity, they’d be the 16th largest country in the world, according to a recent Nielsen report. So then, why is it Black communities meet so many challenges when it comes to economic development? ...

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