Snyder-aide Rich Baird Mercedes SUV not registered in Michigan

Snyder-aide Rich Baird Mercedes SUV not registered in Michigan

"Unless the governor's Transformation Manager can find someone else to blame for the problem by Monday, this misdemeanor "threatens to put Gov. Rick Snyder's administration on the ...

Hispanic heritage celebrated at Ford Field

Hispanic heritage celebrated at Ford Field

2014 Hispanic Heritage Day will feature ABC News’ Jim Avila and former U.S. Treasurer Anna Escobedo Cabral as the keynote speakers, along with a live musical performance by Mexican ...

Detroit’s culture giants collaborate on film honoring revolutionary artist Raz Baaba Aaron Ibn Pori Pitts

Detroit’s culture giants collaborate on film honoring revolutionary artist Raz Baaba Aaron Ibn Pori Pitts

The film premiere, which begins at 2 p.m., is free and open to the public and accompanies a new exhibit of Ibn Pori’s paintings. ...

Cass Tech hosts MC Hammer tech talk with Detroit students

Cass Tech hosts MC Hammer tech talk with Detroit students

Over the years, Hammer has reinvented himself as an icon in the business world and visionary assisting startup technology companies. The event was presented by Digital Undivided, a ...

Historic Detroit center hosts winter clothing drive

Historic Detroit center hosts winter clothing drive

The Conscious Corner Cafe and Rhyme and Reason community venue will host the upcoming winter clothing drive, Sept. 21, from 1-4 p.m. ...

Detroit area painter grows wise by unlearning

Detroit area painter grows wise by unlearning

“Until Something Else Comes Along:” a survey of Garnder’s work is on display at the 9338 campau gallery through Sept. 20. Gardner will give an artist’s talk and gallery tour Sept. ...

EDITORIAL: Republicans, the new minorities with more control

EDITORIAL: Republicans, the new minorities with more control

Nationally, the Republican Party has been criticized for leading a number of efforts that have made it harder for young people, poor and people of color to vote including enacting ...

Republicans have nothing coming in Detroit

The Republican and Democratic National Conventions are being held the last week of August and the first week of September. Have you hear anyone at the Republican National Convention say anything to make you think the party had the best interest of labor, working people and the poor at heart? What do you hope to hear from Democrats at the Democratic National Convention that will assure you they’re continuing ...

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Purposeful education

By Shea Howell Special to the Michigan Citizen This week, children around the country are returning to school. Detroit is no exception. After a contentious summer, culminating in the return of academic responsibility to an elected school board, schools are once again opening their doors. But the Detroit Public School (DPS) system is now a very small part of the educational landscape. It now consists of less ...

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Democrats’ hardest job

It is so nice to see the real America. Last week when the Republicans gathered, it was, as one paper noted, “A Sea of Whiteness.” This week in Charlotte, N.C., Democratic convention attendees are all colors, every age, gender and economic status. Present are faces that reflect every part of the globe that has populated this nation. And the Democrats are talking real issues as well. Opportunity has been a ke ...

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Time has moved on

The Republican National Convention began in Tampa this week along with all the pomp, pageantry and spin the Republican Party can muster. The campaign is looking for a last-minute energy boost and a chance to change the minds of the last few straggling voters who aren’t yet convinced that Mitt Romney would be a horrible choice for president. That is unless Hurricane Isaac steals completely the Republican con ...

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Cass Tech’s victory over Brother Rice highlights season’s start for PSL football

Staff Report Cass Tech’s 25-18 season-opening victory against Bloomfield Hills’ Brother Rice upheld the Detroit Public School League’s football supremacy within the state, highlighting an otherwise slow start to the season by PSL teams. Coach Thomas Wilcher’s Technicians emerged from the Prep Kickoff Classic, held Aug. 25 at Wayne State University, looking every bit as dominant as the 2011 team that won the ...

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Organizing for the future

By Grace Lee Boggs Special to The Michigan Citizen Occupy activists from the midwest held their “Another World is Possible” regional gathering in Detroit over the Aug. 24 weekend. The purpose of the gathering was “to strategize how concepts of democracy, self-determination, education, livelihood, sustainability, social equality and community can all be re-imagined and achieved.” In my welcoming remarks to t ...

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Detroit public land sales: Just, fair, transparent?

Detroit public land sales: Just, fair, transparent? Published • Sun, Sep 02, 2012 By Renee V. Wallace Everyone agreed, Detroit’s process is broken. The sale of adjacent lots sometimes bypasses the neighbor next door and transfers land ownership to distant landlords. The adopt-a-lot program doesn’t always work. Detroiter’s ,whose sweat equity and personal finances have been used to care for vacant lots in th ...

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Returning the sacred to bodies of color

By Victoria Goff This is the first in a series of columns on the 13th Environmental Justice principle: Environmental Justice calls for the strict enforcement of principles of informed consent, and a halt to the testing of experimental reproductive and medical procedures and vaccinations on people of color. In the 1970s, the sterilization of Native and indigenous women throughout the Global South and the Uni ...

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A call to service

Grammy award-winning artist Kem gives back another year By Puakea Olaisha Anderson Special to the Michigan Citizen DETROIT — Every year, Detroit artist Kem offers his own call to service. Once homeless and addicted to drugs, the multi-platinum, Grammy award-winning artist performs and gives back to Detroiters living on the streets. Since 2009, he has held a day-long concert and food drive to help Detroit’s ...

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