Making water affordable

Making water affordable

Many Detroit residents likely fell behind on their payments and couldn’t get caught up after being blindsided by six years’ worth of back sewerage charges that landed without warni ...

Detroit Raw By Sam Riddle

Detroit Raw By Sam Riddle

Jayru Campbell needs prayer and treatment. Truth is, most feel Jayru had his chance, blew it and the hell with him. Those of us who truly pray cannot write off Jayru, but our numbe ...

Lawsuit seeks $40M for victims of Ferguson police abuse

Lawsuit seeks $40M for victims of Ferguson police abuse

“The $40 million in damages sought could go ‘higher.’ We intend on teaching them a painful economic lesson.” ...

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 ...

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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Be careful who you share your dreams with

By Frankie Darcell As much as we would like to believe that everyone around us has our best interest at heart or would be happy about the great things that are happening in our lives, the real truth is there are some who are not. We find ourselves at times perplexed at the people who we thought would cheer our successes and good news, but they choose to be negative and draining. When you decide to work on y ...

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Obama’s mixed record on appointing judges

By George E. Curry NNPA Many speakers at this week’s Republican convention in Tampa have focused on the economy and unemployment as they sought to contrast the Mitt Romney-Paul Ryan GOP ticket with the record of President Barack Obama. But there is another battle underway that is receiving less attention but is at least equally import — the fight to appoint federal judges. For several decades, Republicans h ...

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Sizing up the U.S. Presidents, from Nixon to Obama

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA When I was 16 years old, I went to get a passport. Why? Richard Nixon had been elected president, and I was sure that he would impose such oppression that I might need to get out of the country. Never mind that I didn’t have two quarters to rub together and was under such parental supervision that I might not have made it to the corner without being hit upside the head. I used my o ...

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Romney’s Agenda: Class warfare

By Rev. Jesse L. Jackson Trice Edney News Wire Raise taxes on the rich? “Class warfare,” the Republicans rail. Any discussion of inequality, says Mitt Romney, should be held privately “in quiet rooms.” Yet, the Romney agenda for the country opens a new offensive in class warfare — only on the side of the few, not the many. America’s inequality has already reached extremes not seen since 1929 before the Grea ...

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Why Romney and Ryan want to eliminate labor unions

By Bill Fletcher, Jr. NNPA Let’s be clear: The Republican ticket for the presidency — Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan — have their eyes set on eliminating labor unions from the U.S. scene. No, they will not pass a law eliminating unions; they don’t need to. The existing labor laws are so weak that they make it difficult for workers to join and form unions. Additionally, Romney and Ryan would make sure to appoint ...

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NAACP represents communities of color at RNC and DNC

By Ben Jealous Far too often in modern elections, sound bites trump substance and voters are left wondering what the candidates really stand for. This is even more acute for issues important to the African American and civil rights communities. That is why, as we have done every presidential cycle for decades, the NAACP is traveling to the Republican National Convention and Democratic National Convention — ...

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