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 ...

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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U.S. Women win Olympic Gold

First gymnastics win in 16 years Associated Press LONDON — Team USA lived up to their considerable hype, routing silver medalist Russia and everybody else on their way to their first Olympic title in women’s gymnastics since 1996. Their score of 183.596 was a whopping five points ahead of Russia and made their final event, floor exercise, more like a coronation. Romania won the bronze, as reported in the As ...

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WCCCD to offer variety of new program choices beginning fall semester

By David C. Butty This fall, Wayne County Community College District (WCCCD) students, whether they are starting out or starting over, will have the opportunity to choose from a variety of new programs District-wide. One of these new programs is Health Information Technology, which is unlikely to be profiled on your evening television news or in a televised hospital drama. This is because it is the behind-t ...

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Custom sewing business has larger ideas

By Marcus Wright Cynthia Willoughby founded Jasper Custom Sewing in 1995. Willoughby said she really likes sewing and needed to do something relaxing. “I was trying to quit smoking and sewing helped, although I didn’t quit (smoking) until 2003,” Willoughby said. Jasper Custom Sewing produces custom designed clothing made from original fabric including mud cloth. “I design and produce the items at home and s ...

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Ban the Box: Let’s give returning citizens a fairer chance to get hired

Congressman Hansen Clarke (D-MI) For many people who have been convicted of a crime, the end of the sentence is the start of a new kind of punishment.  Millions of citizens convicted of a misdemeanor or a felony face years or even decades of joblessness, often leading to hopelessness, more crime, and imprisonment. It’s time to break this ugly cycle of incarceration. Guaranteeing that every person has a high ...

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YAP teaches community responsibility

Alkebu-Lan Village is host to the Youth Assistance Program (YAP) where teenagers learn conflict resolution, anger management and life skills. Some of the teens are adjudicated first offenders. They are taught appropriate behavior for teenagers. Another important element of the program is the principles learned by the participants. A key principle is: To do always as much as we can, in order to leave our com ...

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Why is it important to urge others to vote?

Immanuel Nimmons, Blair Floyd, Nacarol Faulk It is important to vote. We can’t expect representation or respect if we don’t vote. It is difficult to make the connection between not voting and the deteriorating condition of our community but there is a direct connection. Our people fought hard to be able to exercise their right to vote. It is shameful large numbers of my peers don’t honor them by carrying on ...

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