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 ...

Show me the money!

The Black vote again taken for granted By Cloves Campbell There are less than 100 days until voters throughout the country will cast their votes for the next president of the United States of America as well as U.S. Senate, House and state legislatures. The campaign war chests for President Barack Obama and presidential hopeful Mitt Romney total almost $3 billion! However, as of this writing, not one dollar ...

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‘From Hiroshima to Human Rights’

Labor, peace, religious and civil rights organizations unite for conference DETROIT — On Aug. 6t at 11 a.m., a Metro Detroit coalition of labor, peace, religious and civil rights organizations held a press conference in front of the McNamara Federal Building in downtown Detroit. The conference was a citizen’s call to action for federal budgetary action in the U.S. government to implement spending programs f ...

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Citizens say it is important to vote

Robert Simmons, Patricia Jones, Diallo McCaskle The primary election was held Aug. 7. Detroit turnout was typically low. Did you vote? And do you think it is important to vote? I voted. I vote every time I get a chance. I’ve been a precinct delegate for 20 years and the turnout seems to get lower each year. The youngsters are not participating. They came out for Obama. Maybe they’ll come out for him again. ...

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Community-centered media creating answers to environmental injustice

By Victoria Goff Each week, this column discusses the principles of different movements, including the environment, digital and food justice movements. This week, we’re discussing the 12th environmental justice principle, which “affirms the need for urban and rural ecological policies to clean up and rebuild our cities and rural areas in balance with nature, honoring the cultural integrity of all our commun ...

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National Council of Elders formed

By Cash Michaels Special to the NNPA News Service from Wilmington Journal GREENSBORO, N.C. — They come from all walks of the civil and human rights struggle, each a distinguished leader with a long record of advocacy, molded in courage and sacrifice. Ministers, activists, poets, former elected officials, retired military, disciples of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and even the former U.S. ambassador to South ...

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Primary 2012

This primary signals many changes for Detroit. The first being, the city effectively lost a congressional seat to Oakland County. The Congressional Black Caucus also lost a legislator when Gary Peters was elected to the new 14th district. The 14th district, one of the state’s largest Democratic districts, was represented by John Conyers since the 1960s. RoseMary Robinson and John Olumba beat back the corpor ...

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Jazz Saxophonist Randy Scott credits Detroit as musical influence

By Raina L. Baker Special to the Michigan Citizen DETROIT — “People don’t know that Detroit has some of the best musicians,” said Randy Scott in a July 28 interview. Scott was born in Baltimore, Maryland, moved to Philadelphia for high school and then attended Michigan State University on a Classical Music Scholarship. He changed his major his junior year to Music Education, which required him to learn all ...

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Detroit students discover art the the DIA

By Raina L. Baker Special to the Michigan Citizen The Arts Discovery Program at the Detroit Institute of Arts has offered a new creative element in teaching art appreciation this summer…teenagers. The summer pilot program gives up to 50 students the opportunity to learn and experience art in the city one day per week for five consecutive weeks. Since 1995 the program has provided exposure and art education ...

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Recognizing sacred relationships with land and water through ceremony

By Gregg Newsom Environmental Justice Principle 11 “recognizes a special legal and natural relationship of native peoples to the U.S. government through treaties, agreements, compacts and covenants affirming sovereignty and self-determination.” I have to thank my co-columnists for their expressions around this principle. Two week’s ago Victoria Goff’s article Environmental Justice through Tribal Sovereignty ...

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RE-imagining Work at Detroit 2012

By Grace Lee Boggs Special to The Michigan Citizen RE-Imagining Work is an essential part of RE-Imagining Revolution. That’s why Detroit 2012 provided exciting opportunities July 1-15 for participants to re-imagine Work. - Every morning participants could put on work gloves and go to one of Detroit’s ongoing community sites (e.g. Feedom Freedom Growers, Hope District, Heidelberg Project, D-Town Farm) to gar ...

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