Thinking for Ourselves by Shea Howell

Thinking for Ourselves by Shea Howell

MLive and Finley got it wrong. They missed the point. Jon Stewart tried to make it clear. He said, “When it comes to laying siege to a city, we all have a favorite method: You may ...

Detroit beyond bankruptcy

Detroit beyond bankruptcy

For some, Detroit’s future is encouraging; for others, the economic outlook of the majority of the city’s residents is still bleak. ...

Detroit: Justice delayed

Detroit: Justice delayed

So much time has passed, though, that EMs have come and gone from Allen Park, Benton Harbor, Ecorse and Pontiac. And in Detroit, EM Orr will have his work wrapped up as soon as the ...

No indictment for killer cop

No indictment for killer cop

Video of Brown’s mother, Lesley McSpadden, listening to St. Louis County Prosecuting Atty. Robert McCulloch’s delivery of the grand jury’s decision, tells a more personal story ...

Expulsion of ANC’s union partner creates uproar

Expulsion of ANC’s union partner creates uproar

The unprecedented expulsion was approved by a select federation committee. Numsa, a militant activist union, was tossed out for disloyalty to the ANC, for poaching members of other ...

Ebola numbers spike

Ebola numbers spike

Late last week, WHO adjusted the figures to reflect current number, saying that of 13,567 reported cases, 4,951 people had died from Ebola. Officials also noted some cases were not ...

BBC faces new attacks over Rwandan genocide

BBC faces new attacks over Rwandan genocide

Last weekend, hundreds of protestors in Rwanda’s Eastern Province marched in their respective districts to denounce “Rwanda’s Untold Story,” a film which aired on the BBC on Oct. 1 ...

Why Todd Akin’s Senate race is so important

By Perry Bacon, Jr. The controversy involving the Republican U.S. Senate candidate from Missouri, Rep. Todd Akin, is so critical not just because of his inflammatory remarks, but because control of the Senate could be determined by the winner of his race against incumbent Sen. Claire McCaskill. Democrats currently control 53 of the Senate’s 100 seats, with 51 Democrats and 2 independents who usually vote wi ...

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Blacks advising Romney against Obama

By Hazel Trice Edney Trice Edney News Wire As the GOP prepares to meet in Tampa next week, Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney has been meeting with a team of politically diverse Black advisers as part of his growing campaign strategy against President Barack Obama, a campaign spokesperson confirmed. “There is a Black coalitions group that meets regularly with the Romney campaign,” says Tara Wall, ...

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MACK ALIVE

Pictured above is Detroit Pistons Center Greg K. Monroe with his mother, Norma. Monroe served as the grand marshal for Mack Alive’s 21st Annual Parade & Rally. The parade marched down Mack Avenue, from St. Jean Street to E. Grand Boulevard at Genesis Lutheran Church on Aug. 18.The rally, held on the church grounds, featured free food, concessions, entertainment and vendors. To the left, attendees are se ...

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City resources outsourced

Council questions transfer of DWDD’s, DWHP’s fiscal responsibilities By Mike Sandula The Michigan Citizen DETROIT — Financial and administrative duties previously handled by the Detroit Department of Workforce Development (DDWD) and the Department of Health and Wellness Promotion (DHWP) will now be carried out by nonprofit entities — a move City Council alleges is a power grab, as well as a violation of the ...

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SHIELDS OF FLINT #1

Olympic Gold medalist Claressa Shields, a Flint native, was honored Aug. 15 by the state Legislature in both the House and Senate upon her return from the 2012 Olympic Games in London, England. Shields, 17, won Aug. 9 the Olympics’ first-ever women’s boxing event when she defeated Russia’s Nadezda Torlopova. On her way to the gold, the middleweight boxer dominated Marina Volnova from Kazakhstan, Aug. 8, in ...

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EAA provides abstract curriculum

By Marcus Wright Special to the Michigan Citizen DETROIT — In less than two weeks the statewide school district known as the Education Achievement Authority (EAA) will open. Fifteen of Detroit’s most “chronically underperforming” schools and 11,000 students are scheduled to begin classes Sept. 4. In spite of an intensive public relations campaign extolling the high expectations of the EAA, there is a strong ...

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Community send-off for student enrolling in WSU

Marcus Wright Special to the Michigan Citizen DETROIT — An open house was held Aug. 11 for Briana Clemons. The neighborhood was invited. The occasion: Briana’s graduation from high school and entry into college. Briana graduated from Crockett Technical High School and will enter Wayne State University in September. Her mother Patricia Clemons refused to let the events pass without marking them — even if it ...

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Judge okays separate and unequal schools

Split decision promises more DPS court action By T. Kelly The Michigan Citizen DETROIT — Third Circuit Court Judge John A. Murphy rendered a split decision following a hearing Aug. 14 ruling that Emergency Manager Roy Roberts will retain responsibility for DPS finances, the EAA (Educational Achievement Authority) can continue and the elected board will control academics. “The judge did a Solomon decision,” ...

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OFA-Michigan’s Women Vote 2012 Summit in Metro Detroit

Actress Tatyana Ali (center) poses with local youth during her visit Aug. 12 at Shriners Silver Garden Event Center in Southfield. Ali, Sen. Debbie Stabenow and Obama For American National Women Vote Director Kate Chapek hosted OFA-Michigan’s Women Vote 2012 Summit, highlighting what’s at stake for women and their families in the November election. ...

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Community organizing in Grand Rapids

By Grace Lee Boggs Special to the Michigan Citizen The Boggs Center recently enjoyed a visit by members of Heartside Ministry, a community organization in Grand Rapids. The visitors included a man, five women and three middle school children. One of the women, an African American, was accompanied by her great-granddaughter. I was impressed by the variety of services the Ministry provides: Narcotics Anonymou ...

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