GUEST EDITORIAL: What’s next after the marches?

GUEST EDITORIAL: What’s next after the marches?

(W)hat exactly should people be doing? Where should the energy go, and what should be pushed for? We’ve heard the generalities: The need for “better education” for example, but let ...

Young activists push Obama on police reform

Young activists push Obama on police reform

The young activists’ list of demands included: the demilitarization of local police departments, investing in community-led restorative justice programs, and enhancing data collect ...

Duggan: ‘It’s obvious we can’t trust the Grosse Point Park leaders’

Duggan: ‘It’s obvious we can’t trust the Grosse Point Park leaders’

When Grosse Pointe Park quietly blocked off a main road at the border of Detroit earlier this year, Mayor Mike Duggan took a decidedly diplomatic approach and quietly hammered out ...

Americans hit the streets to protest police killings

Americans hit the streets to protest police killings

Organized by major civil rights organizations, the goal of the protest was to demand federal intervention in state prosecutorial systems that have failed to indict anyone in the po ...

Detroit Raw by Sam Riddle, J.D.

Detroit Raw by Sam Riddle, J.D.

Do not be tired. Be ready. Be ready to grow. Be ready to learn. Be ready to listen. Be ready to confront white privilege. Be ready to confront Black family dysfunction. Be ready to ...

Democracy in cities

Democracy in cities

The recent move by the lame duck legislature in Lansing to pass a bill outlawing Community Benefits Agreements and local minimum-wage requirements should be a concern for everyone ...

Black lives matter: A portrait of Noel Night

Black lives matter: A portrait of Noel Night

As Black businesses competed for attention and sales with well-publicized businesses only recently transplanted to the city, they were there to declare through economics that Black ...

Nsoroma observes 31st Annual Black Reading Month

DETROIT — Nsoroma Institute will celebrate the 31st anniversary of Black Reading Month with a Literary Fair and Open House Sept. 26. The free event includes storytelling, poetry, presentations and vendors. There will also be a school tour, for anyone considering enrollment. Malik Yakini, then co-owner of New Directions, a distributor of Black-conscious publications, and David Rambeau, founder of Black Aware ...

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Detroit testing grounds

By Gregg Newsom This is the third in a series of columns on the 13th Environmental Justice principle: Environmental Justice calls for the strict enforcement of principles of informed consent, and a halt to the testing of experimental reproductive and medical procedures and vaccinations on people of color. The geographic area known as Detroit, like other urban environments, is dense with diversity and rich w ...

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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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