Thinking for Ourselves by Shea Howell

Thinking for Ourselves by Shea Howell

Now we are facing the consequences of a city given away to corporate interests. And we are seeing a new industry being born by those who will profit from this municipal rape. ...

REPORT: Michigan’s Black jobless rate is among highest in the US

REPORT: Michigan’s Black jobless rate is among highest in the US

The African American unemployment rate in Michigan is one of the highest in the nation, according to a new Economic Policy Institute analysis from Valerie Wilson, EPI director of t ...

Race and opportunity in Detroit

Race and opportunity in Detroit

In a town where the population of approximately 700,000 is over 80 percent African American, Hill’s research shows the beneficiaries of funding and investment are nearly 70 percent ...

Endorsement: Mark Schauer is the best candidate for Michigan

Endorsement: Mark Schauer is the best candidate for Michigan

The Michigan Citizen endorses Mark Schauer for governor. One cannot support any other candidate and say they have love or respect for Black people, working people or the historic s ...

Detroit Raw by Sam Riddle, J.D.

Detroit Raw by Sam Riddle, J.D.

“We must give people reason to vote their interests by keeping them informed of the consequences of not voting. And we must be where real people are to speak to them — be it the do ...

Obama visits Detroit to boost Mark Schauer

Obama visits Detroit to boost Mark Schauer

The 44th president will speak at Wayne State University’s Matthaei Physical Education Center (5101 John C. Lodge, Detroit). ...

Valerie Jarrett featured on ‘Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.’

Valerie Jarrett featured on ‘Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.’

Professor Gates and the 'Finding Your Roots' team investigates Jarrett’s lineage to shed light on this mystery. Also on the show actress Angela Bassett and rapper Nas. ...

Boehner predicts minority and young people not a factor in November

Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from the Afro American Newspapers House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, admits that the GOP doesn’t do well with Blacks and Latinos but said Aug. 27 that they don’t have to. He predicted at a media lunch at the Republican National Convention that he doesn’t expect a repeat on November 2012 of the massive turnout at the polls by Blacks, Latinos and young people that keyed P ...

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Violence is a disease

Violence is a public health disease. And Detroit is infected. Public health is the science of protecting and improving the health of communities through education, promotion of healthy lifestyles, and research for disease and injury prevention. Professionals consider many elements that make for healthy or unhealthy communities. Personal choice and the environment are two of those elements, factors that lead ...

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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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