Snyder-aide Rich Baird Mercedes SUV not registered in Michigan

Snyder-aide Rich Baird Mercedes SUV not registered in Michigan

"Unless the governor's Transformation Manager can find someone else to blame for the problem by Monday, this misdemeanor "threatens to put Gov. Rick Snyder's administration on the ...

Hispanic heritage celebrated at Ford Field

Hispanic heritage celebrated at Ford Field

2014 Hispanic Heritage Day will feature ABC News’ Jim Avila and former U.S. Treasurer Anna Escobedo Cabral as the keynote speakers, along with a live musical performance by Mexican ...

Detroit’s culture giants collaborate on film honoring revolutionary artist Raz Baaba Aaron Ibn Pori Pitts

Detroit’s culture giants collaborate on film honoring revolutionary artist Raz Baaba Aaron Ibn Pori Pitts

The film premiere, which begins at 2 p.m., is free and open to the public and accompanies a new exhibit of Ibn Pori’s paintings. ...

Cass Tech hosts MC Hammer tech talk with Detroit students

Cass Tech hosts MC Hammer tech talk with Detroit students

Over the years, Hammer has reinvented himself as an icon in the business world and visionary assisting startup technology companies. The event was presented by Digital Undivided, a ...

Historic Detroit center hosts winter clothing drive

Historic Detroit center hosts winter clothing drive

The Conscious Corner Cafe and Rhyme and Reason community venue will host the upcoming winter clothing drive, Sept. 21, from 1-4 p.m. ...

Detroit area painter grows wise by unlearning

Detroit area painter grows wise by unlearning

“Until Something Else Comes Along:” a survey of Garnder’s work is on display at the 9338 campau gallery through Sept. 20. Gardner will give an artist’s talk and gallery tour Sept. ...

EDITORIAL: Republicans, the new minorities with more control

EDITORIAL: Republicans, the new minorities with more control

Nationally, the Republican Party has been criticized for leading a number of efforts that have made it harder for young people, poor and people of color to vote including enacting ...

African Liberation Day meets resistance in Caribbean

Special to the NNPA from the Global Information Network A day marking the First Conference of Independent States — held in Accra, Ghana, in 1958, and heralding liberation movements and the Organization of African Unity — was celebrated on the continent, in the Caribbean, in Europe and the U.S., May 25-26. “African Freedom Day,” symbolizes the determination of the people of Africa to free themselves from for ...

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Lynching liberty

Local activists, clergy and community organizers joined together on Memorial Day to hold a mock funeral and mourn the death of democracy. The most recent setback, preceded by a series of almost unbelievable political and legal maneuvers, was the refusal of the Board of Canvassers to recognize more than 220,000 signatures that would have asked voters in November to weigh in on the emergency manager (EM) law. ...

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Malcolm X and Ossie Davis

More than a eulogy By Paul Lee Special to the Michigan CitizenPart I of II The following article — the first of two parts — was written, but not published, seven years ago by Highland Park scholar and Michigan Citizen features writer Paul Lee as a memorial to Ossie Davis, who died in 2005. Davis, as he recalled in his memoir, was well known as “the man who had eulogized Malcolm X” in 1965, but his relations ...

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Voting rights advocates battle bills that make voting tougher

Advocacy groups cry ‘foul’ over bills to weaken Michigan residents’ ability to cast their ballot LANSING — Voting rights advocates from the Michigan League of Women Voters, Common Cause, Project Vote and the A. Philip Randolph Institute spoke out May 22 against a package of bills expected to pass in the Michigan House. The legislation would make it more difficult for Michigan voters to cast their ballot at ...

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Renaissance hangs on for eighth straight PSL title

Girls Softball Roundup — Week 7 Phoenix pitcher Banks strikes out 15 as late seventh inning rally falls short for Cass Tech By Harry M. Anderson, Jr. Special to The Michigan Citizen Renaissance won their eighth straight Detroit Public School League Championship, but it wasn’t easy as the Phoenix (21-5) had to withstand a seventh inning rally by Cass Tech to clinch a 6-4 win in front of a full house at Busye ...

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PSL Baseball Finals at Comerica Park

Boys Baseball Roundup — Week 7 Western International vs. King in Mega Final; Communication Arts vs. Henry Ford in East-West Final By Harry M. Anderson, Jr. Special to the Michigan Citizen DETROIT — Western International is headed to Comerica Park once again to defend its Detroit Public School League Title, but they had a fight on their hands with a pesky group from Cass Tech players. The Cowboys (26-5) and ...

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OSU professor says U.S. prison system is ‘New Jim Crow’

By Eric T. Campbell The Michigan Citizen Michelle Alexander, associate professor of law at Ohio State University and former Director of the Racial Justice Project for the ACLU in Northern California, spoke at Wayne County Community College on May 17. Her new book, “The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness,” is a critical look at the U.S. penal system. Alexander’s analysis clearly il ...

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Time for pastors to preach

When pastor and gospel celebrity Marvin Winans was robbed at a Citgo gas station on Linwood and Davison last week, the world responded. Winans is known not only for his music, but most recently his role in the homegoing services of Whitney Houston. National headlines talked about crime in Detroit. Locally, many felt this was a tipping point. Talk shows and corporate media discussed crime rates in the city o ...

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Obama’s yes to same-sex marriage divides Black leaders

Most say president’s position won’t hurt him with Black voters By Hazel Trice Edney Trice Edney News Wire President Barack Obama’s announcement that he supports same-sex marriage for gay and lesbian couples has sparked heated debate among Black leaders. Though some predict his position will not erode Black support for him at the polls, others say they’re not so sure. “We’d make a mistake to be a one-issue p ...

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