The Ebola epidemic: No end in sight

The Ebola epidemic: No end in sight

Promising trial drugs denied for those most in need By William Covington Special to the NNPA from Our Weekly Authors Note: I was first introduced to the Ebola virus in 1978 while a ...

Rethinking global drug policies

Rethinking global drug policies

A new report by the Global Commission on Drug Policy, released by Commission members including former presidents and other heavyweights in New York last week, attempts to visualize ...

Finance, Ferguson and Orr

Finance, Ferguson and Orr

Week 76 of the Occupation of Detroit By Shea Howell Special to The Michigan Citizen  Governor Rick Snyder, his Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr and the corporate interests who back them ...

Companies ‘steal’ billions from low- income workers

Companies ‘steal’ billions from low- income workers

Researchers at EPI, a Washington, D.C.-based think tank focused on economic issues that effect low- and middle-income families, said employers steal wages from their workers by pay ...

What would Coleman Young say?

What would Coleman Young say?

In his 1994 autobiography written with Lonnie Wheeler, “The Hard Stuff,” Young warned Detroit about what the loss of the water department and other assets would mean for the city. ...

Making water affordable

Making water affordable

Many Detroit residents likely fell behind on their payments and couldn’t get caught up after being blindsided by six years’ worth of back sewerage charges that landed without warni ...

Detroit Raw By Sam Riddle

Detroit Raw By Sam Riddle

Jayru Campbell needs prayer and treatment. Truth is, most feel Jayru had his chance, blew it and the hell with him. Those of us who truly pray cannot write off Jayru, but our numbe ...

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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