FILM REVIEW: New movie calls out ‘white’ America

FILM REVIEW: New movie calls out ‘white’ America

'Dear White People' By Phreddy Wischusen The Michigan Citizen “Dear White People, knowing Lil’ Wayne lyrics doesn’t give you an honorary Black card. It just reminds me how much you ...

Price of communication when loved ones are behind bars

Price of communication when loved ones are behind bars

It was decided at the Sept. 9 court meeting that video visitation through Dallas-based Securus Technologies would not replace traditional in-person jail visits as originally planne ...

Filling Detroit City Council’s vacancy

Filling Detroit City Council’s vacancy

A number of people are interested in the spot, some have openly lobbied Council, and a few have been willing to go public with their wishes. ...

MDP joins grassroots to GOTV

MDP joins grassroots to GOTV

“It’s all about turnout. If Democrats vote, we win. We’re just trying to make sure Democrats get out to vote.” ...

EDITORIAL: ‘I quit:’ A betrayal of public trust

EDITORIAL: ‘I quit:’ A betrayal of public trust

Nowhere in Jenkins’ message to the public was there any connection to an idea other than her self-improvement. There was no get-out-the-vote message for Nov. 4. The one-time leader ...

UN experts condemn Detroit water shutoffs

UN experts condemn Detroit water shutoffs

From the woman who said she stopped cooking rice because of the amount of water it takes, to the parents who expressed fear the state would take custody of their children if it was ...

Council member Saunteel Jenkins resigns, leaves to head THAW

Council member Saunteel Jenkins resigns, leaves to head THAW

City council member Saunteel Jenkins has resigned, effective Nov. 7. ...

Cass Tech rolls over Renaissance, 44-0

Prep Football Roundup — Week 3 East English, King also win big By Harry M. Anderson, Jr. Special to the Michigan Citizen DETROIT — The alleged showdown between Cass Tech and Renaissance was anything but as sophomore quarterback Jayru Campbell threw four touchdown passes as the Technicians routed the Phoenix 44-0 in front of their home crowd Sept. 7. The win puts Cass Tech at 3-0 on the season, 2-0 in the PS ...

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Cholesterol — the good, the bad and the essential

By Suezette Olaker, M.D. When you hear the word cholesterol, what comes to mind? Your mouthwatering favorite meal or treat, which is often high in fat or sugars? Or do you think about obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease and stroke? Too often, people say with a degree of guilt, “I know, my cholesterol is high and I should eat better.” But what should you really do? Before you accept too muc ...

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RE-Imagining power

By Grace Lee Boggs Special to the Michigan Citizen Last month, veterans of the movements of the 1960s met in Greensboro, N.C., the city made historic by the February 1960 sit-down of four Black students at a Woolworth lunch counter. They founded a National Council of Elders (NCOE), composed the Greensboro Declaration and agreed to launch it at simultaneous press conferences on Sept. 12 in three cities: New ...

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Rapper Rakim celebrates 25 years of ‘Paid in Full’ with Detroit concert

  DETROIT — Rakim, with special guests Doug E. Fresh, Slick Rick and Big Daddy Kane, will take the stage at Detroit’s Masonic Temple on Oct. 27. This special show, presented by Global World Enterprises and Kinpholk Entertainment, commemorates the 25th anniversary of Rakim’s platinum album, “Paid in Full.” “Rakim has touched so many people of all ages with his music. To have been in the rap game for 25 ...

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National museum curator seeks to ‘make America better’

  By Puakea Olaisha Anderson Special to the Michigan Citizen DETROIT — During a recent visit to the Detroit Institute of Arts, Dr. Lonnie Bunch, founding director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, told Detroiters the new museum will “help shape America’s identity, educate new generations and illuminate dark corners (of the country’s history).” The historian, ...

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Store gone but not forgotten

By Marcus Wright Special to the Michigan Citizen DETROIT — Crockett Groceries opened its doors at Ferry Park and 16th Street Jan. 16, 1968 and closed Aug. 30, 2012. That’s almost 45 years that James and Florence Crockett have sold meat, bread and milk, as well as beer and wine and all the other items associated with a mom and pop store. The Crockett’s have lived on 16th Street between McGraw and Marquette s ...

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The back end of D.C. minority ‘fronting’

By Harry C. Alford NNPA Sometimes the best intentions can be shattered by unforeseen consequences. Such is the case with the Washington, D.C.’s Department of Small and Local Business Development. One of its missions is to increase the participation of D.C.-based businesses, particularly small and minority-owned firms. It has become popular for this department to encourage minority/majority joint venture con ...

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15 memorable quotes from the Democratic National Convention

By George E. Curry NNPA #15 — Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (Mo.): “Congress is unable to do the work of the American people because too many politicians believe that compromise means capitulation. This must change, because just as bees cannot sting and make honey at the same time, members of Congress cannot simultaneously make passionate enemies and expect political progress.” #14 — Rep. Barney Frank (Mass.): “When ...

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Now the real work begins

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA The 2012 Democratic National Convention was an exuberant celebration of President Obama, his accomplishments and the many ways his presidency has made us better off than we were four years ago. Between a stirring and incandescent speech by First Lady Michelle Obama and an impassioned charge by former President Bill Clinton, the delegates were roused and the pressure was high for Pr ...

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