Holiday shopping with Black-owned Detroit businesses

Holiday shopping with Black-owned Detroit businesses

With a few days left for holiday shopping, the many Black-owned businesses in the city are prepared to supply last minute gifts for family and friends. ...

GUEST EDITORIAL: What’s next after the marches?

GUEST EDITORIAL: What’s next after the marches?

(W)hat exactly should people be doing? Where should the energy go, and what should be pushed for? We’ve heard the generalities: The need for “better education” for example, but let ...

Young activists push Obama on police reform

Young activists push Obama on police reform

The young activists’ list of demands included: the demilitarization of local police departments, investing in community-led restorative justice programs, and enhancing data collect ...

Duggan: ‘It’s obvious we can’t trust the Grosse Point Park leaders’

Duggan: ‘It’s obvious we can’t trust the Grosse Point Park leaders’

When Grosse Pointe Park quietly blocked off a main road at the border of Detroit earlier this year, Mayor Mike Duggan took a decidedly diplomatic approach and quietly hammered out ...

Americans hit the streets to protest police killings

Americans hit the streets to protest police killings

Organized by major civil rights organizations, the goal of the protest was to demand federal intervention in state prosecutorial systems that have failed to indict anyone in the po ...

Detroit Raw by Sam Riddle, J.D.

Detroit Raw by Sam Riddle, J.D.

Do not be tired. Be ready. Be ready to grow. Be ready to learn. Be ready to listen. Be ready to confront white privilege. Be ready to confront Black family dysfunction. Be ready to ...

Democracy in cities

Democracy in cities

The recent move by the lame duck legislature in Lansing to pass a bill outlawing Community Benefits Agreements and local minimum-wage requirements should be a concern for everyone ...

Detroit Raw by Sam Riddle, J.D.

Sixty percent of Detroit’s children living in poverty is just a number with no human face, we have track to lay for a train to nowhere, and children in poverty can wait. Besides, there is no media sexiness to hunger, schools that don’t work for the poor, and FBI crime data that contradicts Hollywood Craig — who needs it during the holidays? ...

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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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