Saving the Dunbar

Saving the Dunbar

Last month, a historic African American hospital was to be auctioned off to the highest bidder. Dunbar Hospital, located in rapidly gentrifying Midtown, seemed to be a symbol of th ...

Wayne Country Third Circuit Court summons no-show jurors

Wayne Country Third Circuit Court summons no-show jurors

The court strongly encourages those summoned not to miss that appointment, as they could face the risk of a bench warrant being issued for their arrest, fines, and penalties allowe ...

Detroit Raw by Sam Riddle, J.D.

Detroit Raw by Sam Riddle, J.D.

Aiyana’s Detroit knows the voice of anger and utter despair of the grandmother who went off on the killer cop in court. You looked away ashamed. Why?Did you really believe it was m ...

Study: ‘Media coverage of Black, Latino communities not accurate’

Study: ‘Media coverage of Black, Latino communities not accurate’

While a once theorized “digital divide” that would limit access to news sources for African Americans and Latinos has not materialized, only a relatively small percentage of Blacks ...

Water and sacrifice

Water and sacrifice

In a lengthy ruling read from the bench, Judge Rhodes said, broadly speaking, he didn’t have the authority to order the moratorium on shutoffs being sought by a group of city resid ...

Fallout continues in Ferguson

Fallout continues in Ferguson

Protests continue in Ferguson, with shots fired, a store’s windows smashed and fires set. Three people were reportedly arrested early Sept. 24. The protest swelled to over 200 peop ...

Strip mines, pollution and de-foresting linked to Ebola’s deadly spread

Strip mines, pollution and de-foresting linked to Ebola’s deadly spread

With wildlife squeezed into ever-smaller parcels by the expansion of foreign corporations, fruit bats carrying the Zaire Ebola virus are suspected of migrating from the Democratic ...

Rodney King, dead at 47: ‘A symbol of civil rights’

By Hazel Trice Edney Trice Edney News Wire The death of 47-year-old Rodney King, the man whose name has become synonymous with police brutality and excessive force, has shocked the nation. Twenty years after the vicious beating of King by Los Angeles police officers, his sudden death by apparent drowning June 17 shines a new spotlight on injustices that continue against African Americans and recalls his res ...

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Detroit Community Markets

By Dan Carmody Many community and nonprofit groups have been partnering in Detroit over the past three years to help build alternative food distribution programs to increase the supply of fresh fruits and vegetables in parts of the city not well-served by grocery stores. Establishing and nourishing a network of neighborhood farmers markets throughout the city of Detroit is one component of this collaborativ ...

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FLAG FOOTBALL CHAMPIONS

The Detroit ATA Lions and the Bates Academy Panthers (above) won this year’s Healthy Kidz Flag Football Championships, held June 6 at King High’s Lorenzo Wright Field. The Lions won the Prep School Division defeat University Prep Science and Mathematics Academy 29-12, while Bates Academy came from behind in the second half to defeat the Golightly Educational Packers 55-44. ...

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Youth voice concern for educational justice

Public high school students from Detroit, Highland Park and Chicago met June 13 at the University of Michigan Detroit Center as part of a national urban youth movement for educational justice. The students voiced their concerns about the lack of investment in public education and the lack of youth voices in setting an educational agenda for change. Students stressed the connection between schools and their ...

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Area prep players shine in golf and tennis

Essence Biggs of Birmingham Seaholm, Carmella Goree of Grosse Pointe South among top prep golfers and tennis players in the state By Harry M. Anderson, Jr. Special to the Michigan Citizen DETROIT — Since the success of pro golfers Calvin Peete and Tiger Woods, and tennis players Yanick Noah, Malwai Washington and Venus and Serena Williams, Black youths have taken to golf and tennis and have accelerated to n ...

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Diaspora: The links that bind Caribbean immigrants

By Tony Best Special to the NNPA from The Carib News It has become something of a rite of passage for Caribbean political leaders who direct the fortunes of the nations and territories that form the archipelago. Recently, Jamaica’s Prime Minister, Portia Simpson Miller, Guyana’s new President, Donald Ramotar, Grenada’s head of government Tillman Thomas, Mia Mottley, a former Deputy Prime Minister of Barbado ...

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Students pen their pains to ‘Live in Peace’

By Jazmine Steele Special to the Michigan Citizen DETROIT — Before you judge their future, make sure you read their stories about their past. A group of students have recently compiled a memoir of the real-life growing pains they experienced being raised in Detroit. The book is loosely titled “Can anybody hear us?” and will feature a foreword by their project leader, Shaka Senghor. “I’m excited for people t ...

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Many lost minds — and hearts

“I think the mayor has lost his mind.” That assessment by Council President Charles Pugh of Mayor Dave Bing is one widely held by Detroiters of not only the mayor, but the Council Five as well. The five — Pugh, with fellow Council members James Tate, Saunteel Jenkins, Ken Cockrel, Jr., and Gary Brown — approved the Consent Agreement (CA)with the state of Michigan that has added millions in expense to the ci ...

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Golf outing major fundraiser for Think Detroit/PAL

Paul W. Smith Golf Tourney raises major funds for Detroit youth organization By Harry M. Anderson, Jr. Special to the Michigan Citizen DETROIT — There are many fundraisers the Think Detroit/Police Athletic league puts on every year to raise funds to pay for their sports programs, but there is one fundraiser that stands out above the rest. That fundraiser is the Paul W. Smith Golf Outing, which is held annua ...

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PROUD STRONG LEARNERS OF THE YEAR:

Caprice Dennis of Pershing (left) and Dennis Norfleet of Martin Luther King were named the Detroit PSL Proud Strong Learners of the Year at the second annual Proud Strong Learners of the Year Banquet held at the Marcus Garvey Academy Harambee Center June 6. Dennis excelled in basketball for the Doughgirls and Norfleet in football and basketball for the Crusaders. Dennis will play college basketball at the U ...

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