‘Black Face is not ok’ or ‘Just in time for Halloween’

‘Black Face is not ok’ or ‘Just in time for Halloween’

Every year, around Halloween, it becomes important to remind folks that black face is not ok. As Detroit goes through it’s so-called renaissance and we have an influx of ‘new’ resi ...

Breast cancer study saving Black women

Breast cancer study saving Black women

Report: (W)hile breast cancer is one of the deadliest diseases for Black women — they are more than five times as likely to die from the disease and are less likely to survive five ...

‘Motown: The Musical’ reanimates past, puts new generation in the spotlight

‘Motown: The Musical’ reanimates past, puts new generation in the spotlight

The play, “Motown: The Musical,” is based on Motown founder Berry Gordy’s 1994 autobiography, “To Be Loved: The Music, The Magic, The Memories of Motown,” weaves the story of how G ...

‘Chibok girls’ — Will government keep its word and find them?

‘Chibok girls’ — Will government keep its word and find them?

With frustration boiling over at government foot-dragging over the fate of 219 girls, kidnapped from a government secondary school in Chibok in April, the Nigerian government took ...

Ebola drug tests raise ethical issues

Ebola drug tests raise ethical issues

...(H)ealth care workers might object to taking part in a test if only half of them are getting the actual drug as opposed to the placebo. ...

South African goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa killed

South African goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa killed

Local media reports say Meyiwa was shot while trying to protect his girlfriend, Kelly Khumalo, a South African singer and celebrity. Malila didn’t comment on these reports. ...

Thinking for Ourselves by Shea Howell

Thinking for Ourselves by Shea Howell

Now we are facing the consequences of a city given away to corporate interests. And we are seeing a new industry being born by those who will profit from this municipal rape. ...

‘Occupy the Vote’ hip hop concert

Election Day 2012 is quickly approaching. Once again the people of Detroit are working to raise awareness about the importance of casting a ballot and the necessity of getting people registered to vote. On Oct. 7, “Occupy the Vote 2012,” a hip hop concert and community rally, will take place at the Redford Theater as a registration drive and dialogue about the candidates and the issues on the Nov. 6 ballot. ...

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Duggan for mayor?

Mike Duggan has announced his intention to create an exploratory committee that will begin raising funds and seeking community input on his mayoral run in 2013. Business elite and corporate media have been gearing up for this run for some time with headlines such as: “Is it time for a white mayor?” We believe that is not the prism from which to understand Duggan’s or any other white candidate’s candidacy. I ...

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Be patient

By Frankie Darcell When we pray for God to clean us up and renew and reunite us with people we love, we have got to be clear on what we are asking for and when we’re asking for it. If, for example, he answers our prayers and gives us the spirit of discernment, a cleansing of our mind body and soul, but we then turn around and ask him to bring our husband, wife, beloved or partner back into our lives, we hav ...

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Mother and daughter build business

By Marcus Wright Special to the Michigan Citizen DETROIT — Peggy Gordon and Pamela Boatman are mother and daughter. They also own P Jazz Collections Boutique. P Jazz sells women’s clothing and jewelry. Like their sign says, “Jazzy, Sassy and Classy.” They’ve brought the boutique a long way. “I started P Jazz in my living room in August 1999,” Gordon said. “I had a few suits, coats, sweaters, a few purses an ...

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Food, Conviviality and Commerce

By Dan Carmody Since 1891, Eastern Market has served two key functions in the city of Detroit. It has been the center for local agriculture and food systems, and a place where Detroit residents and businesses enjoy easy access to the bounty of Michigan harvests. The district around the market hosts nearly 80 food businesses that benefit from being in close proximity to each other. This cluster of food busin ...

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Resisting corporate control of communications infrastructure

By Victoria Goff This is the first in a series of columns on the 14th Environmental Justice principle: Environmental Justice opposes the destructive operations of multi-national corporations. Did you know that right now, there are six corporations that control almost 90 percent of the media produced in the United States? GE, News-Corp, Disney, Viacom, Time and CBS control almost all the media you see on rad ...

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A vote for consumers

By Julianne Malveaux Trice Edney News Wire In this 2012 election, most of the focus is on the top of the ticket. Can President Obama maintain, or increase, his lead over Republican nominee Mitt Romney? Will “deep pockets” Romney prevaricate enough in his ubiquitous advertising to turn the tide? Recent news suggests fundraising for Mr. Romney has recently faltered. That, too, is the fodder for national news ...

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Food, Conviviality and Commerce

By Dan Carmody Since 1891, Eastern Market has served two key functions in the city of Detroit. It has been the center for local agriculture and food systems, and a place where Detroit residents and businesses enjoy easy access to the bounty of Michigan harvests. The district around the market hosts nearly 80 food businesses that benefit from being in close proximity to each other. This cluster of food busin ...

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