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 ...

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 ...

Some may see double during WCCCD’s 43rd commencement

Wayne County Community College District graduating class of 2012 will set a new record in the school’s 45-year history when more than 2,600 receive their degrees and certificates at Ford Field By David C. Butty DETROIT — Wayne County Community College District (WCCCD) has been recognized as a leader in the state and nation offering innovative programs. The District takes great pride in educating the workfor ...

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Greater Detroit Restoration Coalition

Malik Shabazz, who heads The Greater Detroit Restoration Coalition Project, referenced Booker T. Washington’s famous statement, “Cast down your buckets where you are,” and then added, “We love Detroit and we aren’t going to leave it.” This is their philosophy and they were demonstrating their beliefs as they boarded up three houses and cleaned up the landscaping around the houses. This is one stop in the pr ...

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Tell Flagstar Bank: Keep Jennifer Britt and her family in their home

Protest Jennifer’s eviction hearing June 1 at 10 a.m. outside 36th District Court, 421 Madison Ave., Detroit Since her husband died in 2006, Jennifer Britt has struggled to save her home in Detroit’s Rosedale Park, where she lives with her son, daughter, mother and uncle. With money from her husband’s life insurance policy, she paid Flagstar Bank $26,000 to avoid default. When Flagstar raised the monthly mo ...

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City officials break ground on Public Safety Headquarters

Staff report DETROIT — Mayor Dave Bing, joined by Police Chief Ralph Godbee, Fire Commissioner Dan Austin and other city, state and federal officials, announced May 29 the groundbreaking of the city’s new multimillion dollar public safety headquarters. Mayor Bing says the $60 million dollar project will be completed by summer 2013. Proceeds of the Unlimited Tax General Obligation Bonds issued by the city in ...

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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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