‘Black Face is not ok’ or ‘Just in time for Halloween’

‘Black Face is not ok’ or ‘Just in time for Halloween’

Every year, around Halloween, it becomes important to remind folks that black face is not ok. As Detroit goes through it’s so-called renaissance and we have an influx of ‘new’ resi ...

Breast cancer study saving Black women

Breast cancer study saving Black women

Report: (W)hile breast cancer is one of the deadliest diseases for Black women — they are more than five times as likely to die from the disease and are less likely to survive five ...

‘Motown: The Musical’ reanimates past, puts new generation in the spotlight

‘Motown: The Musical’ reanimates past, puts new generation in the spotlight

The play, “Motown: The Musical,” is based on Motown founder Berry Gordy’s 1994 autobiography, “To Be Loved: The Music, The Magic, The Memories of Motown,” weaves the story of how G ...

‘Chibok girls’ — Will government keep its word and find them?

‘Chibok girls’ — Will government keep its word and find them?

With frustration boiling over at government foot-dragging over the fate of 219 girls, kidnapped from a government secondary school in Chibok in April, the Nigerian government took ...

Ebola drug tests raise ethical issues

Ebola drug tests raise ethical issues

...(H)ealth care workers might object to taking part in a test if only half of them are getting the actual drug as opposed to the placebo. ...

South African goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa killed

South African goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa killed

Local media reports say Meyiwa was shot while trying to protect his girlfriend, Kelly Khumalo, a South African singer and celebrity. Malila didn’t comment on these reports. ...

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. ...

SUPA EMCEE nominated as ‘rapper of the year’

Highland Park rapper recognized for 4th annual 2012 Detroit Black Music Awards HIGHLAND PARK — Jim-mie “SUPA EMCEE” Brown, Highland Park native, entertainer and community activist, was nominated as “Rapper of the Year” for the fourth Annual 2012 Detroit Black Music Awards. The Detroit Black Music Awards in collaboration with the Motown Alumni Association is elated to present this years’ event. “It is more t ...

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State reps facing new districts

Rashida Tlaib, John Olumba, Jimmy Womack By Eric T. CampbellThe Michigan CitizenDETROIT — As the political party in control of the legislature, state Republicans spearheaded the redistricting process following the 2010 census. A 2011 federal discrimination lawsuit resulted, headed by the NAACP, citing violations to the voting rights of African American communities across the state.In Detroit, the redrawn li ...

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PSL re-aligns football divisions

By Harry M. Anderson, Jr. Special to the Michigan Citizen DETROIT — Unlike past seasons, the Detroit Public School League’s 2012 season will have only one champion. In past seasons there were two champions, one each from Division I and Division II. But with the closing of Southwestern and Kettering, and the consolidation of Crockett Tech and Finney into East English Academy, the PSL is now down to 15 school ...

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Penn State plea bargain exposes NCAA spinelessness

By Jan Ting Cagle Cartoons Those in the know at Penn State are relieved the university escaped the death penalty for its football program which could, and should, have been imposed by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) for the cover-up of child sex abuse. The $60 million contribution Penn State pays to the NCAA to fund national child abuse prevention programs is equal to Penn State’s direct ...

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Something for everyone at Midtown business

By Marcus Wright Special to the Michigan Citizen DETROIT — Rachel Lutz has lived in Midtown most of her life and still loves living there. That’s one of the reasons why she opened her business there. Lutz opened the doors Dec. 3, 2011 and invited customers to step into The Peacock Room. Located at 15 E. Kirby, Suite 110, The Peacock Room is a retail women’s clothing store that sells men’s accessories as wel ...

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What do small food businesses in Detroit need?

By Brittany Moore Detroit is home to many small businesses that specialize in preparing food products that are healthy, locally sourced and distinctive in other ways. People who start these businesses are a special breed of especially committed and patient individuals who persist in the face of all odds. What keeps them going? What would make their lives — and business operations — easier? These were some o ...

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‘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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