Eminem single ‘Detroit vs. Everybody’ falls short for local business

Eminem single ‘Detroit vs. Everybody’ falls short for local business

The song is currently charting around the world on account of Eminem’s global fame. He is one of few artists in the world whose individual songs can generate more revenue in a year ...

A time for visionary resistance

A time for visionary resistance

With all that has been said about the challenges we face, Detroiters and people across the country recognize we live in the land of opportunity. We live in a time where the empire ...

On Detroit bankruptcy: Snyder: No need for ‘traditional democracy’

On Detroit bankruptcy: Snyder: No need for ‘traditional democracy’

“City governments are a subdivision of the state of Michigan. I’m responsible for 10 million citizens of the state of Michigan,” Snyder said. “We maintained democracy. Was traditio ...

Detroit Raw by Sam Riddle, J.D.

Detroit Raw by Sam Riddle, J.D.

Sixty percent of Detroit’s children living in poverty is just a number with no human face, we have track to lay for a train to nowhere, and children in poverty can wait. Besides, t ...

WATCH: The Daily Show reports on Detroit water shutoffs

WATCH: The Daily Show reports on Detroit water shutoffs

The Daily Show's Jessica Williams exposes the mythical narrative Detroit's mainstream media delivers: Poor Detroiters live with a "sense of entitlement." ...

EDITORIAL: Most dangerous city and the lie of reinvention

EDITORIAL: Most dangerous city and the lie of reinvention

Buried in the news last week behind all the handshaking, was news of recently revealed FBI crime stats which make Detroit the nation’s most dangerous city. Although crime in the ci ...

Wayne State University Farmers’ Market closes seventh season

Wayne State University Farmers’ Market closes seventh season

Kami Pothukuchi, Ph.D. Special to The Michigan Citizen On Oct. 29, a typically chilly fall day, the Wayne State University Farmers Market had our season’s last market, 22 weeks aft ...

CBC opposes plan to enable predatory lending

At the urging of veteran Congressman John H. Conyers, D-Mich., a growing number of Congressional Black Caucus colleagues are actively opposing a bill that would negatively impact consumers of color and others who lack a personal bank account. Moreover, the bill, HR 6139, would also remove the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) from its current enforcement authority over non-bank lenders and additio ...

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On the governor’s public bridge, let the people decide

To hear it from proponents of the New International Trade Crossing (NITC), a proposed new bridge between Detroit and Windsor will provide a risk-free bounty of jobs and dollars for the state. But not only have state officials misinformed the public by vastly overstating the economic benefit from the project, they have also completely disregarded a crucial consideration: how a new bridge will devastate the n ...

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Godbee, distraction and dysfunction

A week after allegations of extramarital affairs with his subordinates, the airwaves are still filled with the salacious stories of former police chief Ralph Godbee and the future leadership of the police department. At the time the news broke of Godbee’s relationship with another police officer, the Michigan Citizen had just published an article, "Police near mutiny," which focused on the cuts the city mad ...

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Student art contest commemorates 50th anniversary of ‘I Have a Dream’ speech

Detroit students with great artistic skills are invited to show their skills and celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by submitting artwork to the Detroit Recreation Department for "The Dream @ 50 Art Contest," a national competition to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Dr. King’s "I Have A Dream" speech. The contest is an opportunity for students to use art as a vehicle to explore the person ...

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Race matters

After months of rumors, Mike Duggan entered the race to become mayor of the city of Detroit. His campaign raises troubling questions. First, even supportive folks like Stephen Henderson of the Detroit Free Press acknowledge that Mr. Duggan is a “carpetbagger” and fits “the dictionary definition of the opportunistic outsider.” He has barely lived in the city six months and wants to be mayor. Duggan’s claim t ...

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