Justice for Michael Brown leaders: ‘County prosecutor must go’

Justice for Michael Brown leaders: ‘County prosecutor must go’

They want Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon to remove the county prosecutor, whose father was killed by a Black man and whose family has heavy ties to law enforcement — not to mention the cl ...

Students of color now match white student enrollment

Students of color now match white student enrollment

White student enrollment has steadily declined, as have birth rates among white families...In recent years, Black public school enrollment has remained steady at around 17 or 18 pe ...

People’s Water Board gives free water gallons, helps restore service for west side Detroit residents

People’s Water Board gives free water gallons, helps restore service for west side Detroit residents

Must bring ID and a copy of your water bill with the same ID address on it. Residents can take away as many gallons as they can carry, but must allow certain information about thei ...

REPORT: New York City television stations give lopsided coverage to Black crime

REPORT: New York City television stations give lopsided coverage to Black crime

Black suspects were overrepresented in newscasts on WCBS, WNBC, WABC and WNYW. ...

Agent provocateurs?

Agent provocateurs?

“They came into our community like infiltrators, trying to rally our people to stand up against these heavily armed people. They were trying to get our babies killed. They saw a si ...

Liberians rebel as government puts Ebola clinic in crowded slum

Liberians rebel as government puts Ebola clinic in crowded slum

The holding facility in the densely-populated West Point slum was targeted by an angry group of citizens who, according to some reports, carried off some of the sick and stripped t ...

‘Hidden gem’ keeps spirit of legendary Black athletes alive

‘Hidden gem’ keeps spirit of legendary Black athletes alive

A plaque was unveiled commemorating the site as a historical landmark by the State of Michigan. Dozens of attendees gathered to tour the field and hear from local officials and for ...

DPS funds disappear under EM Roberts

2012-13 budget reflects drastic shift to new state districtBy Eric T. CampbellThe Michigan CitizenDETROIT — This school year the Educational Achievement Authority (EAA), a statewide school district for so-called low-performing schools, will take over 15 former DPS schools and the federal dollars that come with them. The combined budgets of the EAA and DPS, $880 million, will be controlled by DPS Emergency M ...

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Online radio station connects Motown to hip hop

By Marcus Wright Special to the Michigan Citizen DETROIT — Although Stacy’e Jones grew up appreciating music she never dreamed she would own a radio station. But she does. Stacy’e J — as she’s known in the industry — owns Liquid Flow, an Internet radio station located at 1938 Franklin. Stacy’e J said online radio operates much the same as on-air radio. “Business owners can purchase ads, artists can rent the ...

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City eliminates 3 departments

Detroit severs ties to DDHS, DHWP, Workforce DevelopmentBy Mike SandulaThe Michigan CitizenDETROIT — Many city of Detroit workers will be out of a job July 13.The Detroit Department of Human Services (DDHS) — which was decertified by City Council on June 5 — Workforce Development and the Department of Health and Wellness Promotion (DHWP) were recently shut down by the city of Detroit.Attorney Richard Mack, ...

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Ratings report contradicts mayor, media

By Eric T. CampbellMichigan Citizen NewspaperDETROIT — Ingham County Judge William Collette denied July 11 a motion filed by Corporation Counsel, Krystal Crittendon, to reconsider a ruling on the legality of the city’s Fiscal Stability Agreement (Consent Agreement) with the state. In the wake of Crittendon’s court filings, Mayor Dave Bing has publically called for her resignation, saying her actions have co ...

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Young America is key to 2012 election

By Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. Trice Edney News Wire When young Americans come alive, they transform the possible. We saw that in 2008 when young Americans — the millennial generation of 18- to 29-year-olds — voted in large numbers (larger than the aging baby boomers), and overwhelmingly for Barack Obama. They cast almost one out of every six votes in that election and voted for Obama by a 2-to-1 ratio. We s ...

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Young Detroit man finds passion in fashion

By Raina L. Baker Special to the Michigan Citizen DETROIT — “Working for someone else can be a great experience but it takes (even more) hard work and passion to work for yourself,” says Harry Richmond, a rising fashion guru in the metropolitan area. “We take more honor in what is ours.” Richmond, affectionately known as Harry Rich, unexpectedly became interested in fashion when he lost interest in what he ...

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Zimmerman set free after ‘manipulating the system’

Shooter had planned to flee country By George E. Curry Editor-in-Chief NNPA News Service WASHINGTON — Although the judge said he had been “manipulating the system to his own benefit,” George Zimmerman, the killer of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, was released on bond in Sanford, Fla. on Friday for a second time and driven to an undisclosed location. Zimmerman, whose bond was initially set at $150,000, was rele ...

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Group uses people power

Chalena Beasley, middle front, marches with co-workers to protest Michigan Court of Appeals refusing to grant immediate effect to its decision Public Act 4 signatures are compliant with state law. Beasley is a Detroit Public Schools teacher and three children who are DPS students. The court decision to grant immediate effect would nullify the law authorizing DPS Emergency Manager. MARCUS WRIGHT PHOTO By Mar ...

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The extraordinary is possible

By Frankie Darcell You have to believe that everything is possible, that any and all things you’ve ever dreamed of and wanted for your life is attainable and within reach; that a full life of love, happiness and professional fulfillment and development is in your hands and it’s up to only you to achieve it or lose the opportunity to have it. You have the ability to change your circumstances; commit to takin ...

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Lawmakers list issues that would mobilize Black voters

By Hazel Trice Edney Trice Edney News Wire Now that the Affordable Health Care Act has been upheld by the U. S. Supreme Court — a major win for President Barack Obama — other key issues of importance to Black voters must also be espoused by the Obama campaign say members of the Congressional Black Caucus. In some national polls, President Obama is slightly ahead of Republican candidate Mitt Romney. In other ...

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