DDOT is hiring drivers and mechanics

DDOT is hiring drivers and mechanics

The Detroit Department of Transportation is looking for qualified drivers to join the department. Some of the qualifications include having a valid Michigan Commercial Driver Licen ...

SURVEY: Do you oppose or support the Great Lakes Water Authority?

SURVEY: Do you oppose or support the Great Lakes Water Authority?

The newly-created Great Lakes Water Authority will soon control the regional system of the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department. ...

GUEST EDITORIAL: Place the Black dollar under arrest

GUEST EDITORIAL: Place the Black dollar under arrest

More than one trillion Black dollars are acting inappropriately, committing economic crimes against Black people. They really need to be controlled and contained before they destro ...

Incoming Asian companies to boost Detroit’s Economy: Is Detroit ready?

Incoming Asian companies to boost Detroit’s Economy: Is Detroit ready?

Across metro Detroit, suppliers, logistics firms, engineering offices, medical companies and other businesses are weighing their options. Hedge their bets in the suburbs or ride th ...

Detroit Design Fest returns

Detroit Design Fest returns

Over 500 designers will be featured at more than 30 events throughout the week, Sept. 23-28, organized by the Detroit Creative Corridor Center. ...

Detroit artist Gilda Snowden joins the ancestors

Detroit artist Gilda Snowden joins the ancestors

By Steve Furay Special to the Michigan Citizen Gilda Snowden, a matriarch of the Detroit art world, joined the ancestors Sept. 9 at the age of 60. She died of heart failure. An edu ...

Techonomy: Race and the new economy

Techonomy: Race and the new economy

By C. Kelly The Michigan Citizen Technology is fundamentally changing the world in which we live. Just as the 1880s Industrial Revolution transformed public infrastructure and the ...

‘67 uprising hurt Black people, elders say

Elmus Burks, Dorothy Wilson, James Hendrix The 1967 Detroit uprising began in the early morning hours on Sunday, July 23, 1967. The precipitating event was a police raid on an after-hours bar on the corner of 12th (today Rosa Parks Boulevard) and Clairmount. Police confrontations with patrons and observers on the street evolved into a rebellion lasting five days. Gov. George Romney ordered the Michigan Nati ...

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The great $6.8 billion Nigerian oil scandal

African Globe The revelation of gargantuan levels of corruption in the Nigerian government’s fuel subsidy program is sparking a groundswell of activity among opposition and civil society groups. Opposition politicians, civic activists and trade unionists have joined forces to demand action against grand corruption at the heart of government. They say it’s their biggest show of strength on Nigeria’s streets ...

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Think Detroit PAL maintaining facilities and making major renovations

By Harry M. Anderson, Jr. Special to the Michigan Citizen DETROIT — Thanks to Think Detroit PAL, many of Detroit’s youngsters have vital fields to play on. Instead of run-down fields with tall grass, overgrown weeds, broken glass and litter, kids have clean, healthy and safe playing facilities for baseball, softball and soccer during the spring and summer. Christopher Clough, assistant athletic director for ...

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Re-affirming self-evident truths

By Grace Lee Boggs Special to the Michigan Citizen At this time on the clock of the world: - When we face the possibility of another 911 because our government’s drone strikes have been killing so many innocent men, women and children in the Muslim world - When all life on earth may be extinguished because our government has done little or nothing to slow down the global warming, which is reaching a tipping ...

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Mali and the collapse of nation-states

By Bill Fletcher, Jr. NNPA You may have missed this in the news but over the last several months the West African nation of Mali has been unraveling. There is very little attention in the mainstream media and the situation seems to move from bad to worse. The gist of the situation is that a revolt broke out in the northern part of Mali among the ethnic group known as the Touareg or Azawad. They are a Berber ...

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VOTE AUGUST 7th

John Conyers, Bert Johnson, Shanelle Jackson 13th Congressional DistrictDETROIT — As we near the August 7 primary, citizens in Michigan’s new 13th Congressional District have turned their attention to four Democratic candidates, U.S. Representative John Conyers, State Senator Bert Johnson, State Representative Shanelle Jackson, State Senator Glenn Anderson and John Goci, a school board member in Westland. T ...

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The Detroit Youth Food Brigade

By Raina L. Baker Special to the Michigan Citizen DETROIT — Honey buns, Skittles, McDonald’s and Hot Cheetos were some of the favorite snacks for participants in the Detroit Youth Food Brigade. But that was before they were introduced to the healthy food program. The Detroit Youth Food Brigade is a program that collaborates with high school students and local food-based businesses, including neighborhood ma ...

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Automatic weapons: our neighborhood’s weapon of mass destruction

By Adam Hollier My grandfather always said gun laws only affect law-abiding citizens, but that sentiment was before shows like Discovery Channel’s “Future Weapons” or the millions of other television programming and Web sites that teach weapon modification or creation. We can all agree that the right to bear and keep arms is undeniable. We can also agree that a state’s right to regulate the sale and use of ...

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Land values

By Shea HowellSpecial to the Michigan CitizenHantz Farms is pushing its efforts to steamroll Detroit’s City Council. They have been meeting with local organizations, churches and individuals to gain support for their proposal. In some ways, this effort is not new. John Hantz has been going to local groups for over two years, talking about his plans. Actually he has been sending Mike Score to do most of the ...

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Rosedale Park widow fights banks

Activists surround Britt home By Eric T. Campbell The Michigan Citizen DETROIT — Activists are camped out around a Rosedale Park home, hoping to block the eviction of Jennifer Britt and her family. They have taken direct action in response to the refusal of government-backed mortgage holder Fannie Mae to negotiate with Britt to modify her loan or help her obtain rights to the deed. “What we’re fighting for ...

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