FILM REVIEW: New movie calls out ‘white’ America

FILM REVIEW: New movie calls out ‘white’ America

'Dear White People' By Phreddy Wischusen The Michigan Citizen “Dear White People, knowing Lil’ Wayne lyrics doesn’t give you an honorary Black card. It just reminds me how much you ...

Price of communication when loved ones are behind bars

Price of communication when loved ones are behind bars

It was decided at the Sept. 9 court meeting that video visitation through Dallas-based Securus Technologies would not replace traditional in-person jail visits as originally planne ...

Filling Detroit City Council’s vacancy

Filling Detroit City Council’s vacancy

A number of people are interested in the spot, some have openly lobbied Council, and a few have been willing to go public with their wishes. ...

MDP joins grassroots to GOTV

MDP joins grassroots to GOTV

“It’s all about turnout. If Democrats vote, we win. We’re just trying to make sure Democrats get out to vote.” ...

EDITORIAL: ‘I quit:’ A betrayal of public trust

EDITORIAL: ‘I quit:’ A betrayal of public trust

Nowhere in Jenkins’ message to the public was there any connection to an idea other than her self-improvement. There was no get-out-the-vote message for Nov. 4. The one-time leader ...

UN experts condemn Detroit water shutoffs

UN experts condemn Detroit water shutoffs

From the woman who said she stopped cooking rice because of the amount of water it takes, to the parents who expressed fear the state would take custody of their children if it was ...

Council member Saunteel Jenkins resigns, leaves to head THAW

Council member Saunteel Jenkins resigns, leaves to head THAW

City council member Saunteel Jenkins has resigned, effective Nov. 7. ...

Language of possibility

By Shea HowellSpecial to the Michigan CitizenNearly 500 people gathered in the sweltering heat of Detroit to re-imagine a new world. Two women biked from Baltimore. People came from Arkansas, Ohio, Sweden and Australia. A group in Oakland, Calif., raised money to send committed community organizers to learn, document and report back. Wisconsin farmers and New York artists joined together with Detroiters to ...

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Think Detroit PAL baseball and softball growing by leaps and bounds

By Harry M. Anderson, Jr. Special to the Michigan Citizen DETROIT — Inner-city baseball and softball are alive and well in the city of Detroit, thanks to the Think Detroit Police Athletic League (PAL). PAL has been involved with youth baseball since 1970, while Think Detroit has been involved with both baseball and softball since 1997. When the two groups merged in 2006, the baseball/softball program expand ...

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National president: NAACP is growing

By Hazel Trice Edney Trice Edney News Wire The NAACP, in its 103rd year, has consistently grown over the past three years and continues to be relentless in its quest for equality and fulfillment of America’s promises of freedom. That is the NAACP described by its President/CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous, who upon the birth of his first son on July 4, indicated that he has intensified his commitment to racial jus ...

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Barack Obama’s campaign spending and the Black Press

By Walter Smith In 2008, the presidential elections cost a record-setting $2.8 billion. To win that election, Barack Obama spent $740.6 million, eclipsing the combined $646.7 million George W. Bush and John Kerry spent four years earlier. Obama’s spending accounted for 44 percent of all the money spent in that campaign. A Wall Street analyst projects that 2012 spending for ads across all media will easily s ...

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If you say you forgive, then let go and let God

If you say you forgive, then let go and let God By Frankie Darcell There are hundreds of situations relative to relationships where partners disagree with each other, hearts are broken, feelings are hurt, trust is lost and forgiveness is hard to find. No matter how deep the pain or depth of the situation or problem there is always room for forgiveness. When you have been deeply hurt or betrayed by your belo ...

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Mandela’s birthday clouded by leaked e-mail from Winnie to ANC

Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from GIN As preparations get underway for the 94th birthday of former president Nelson Mandela on July 18, hurt and angry feelings were expressed by Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, who claimed “shabby treatment” by the ruling ANC party. The Mail & Guardian newspaper reported that Madikizela-Mandela accused the ANC of disrespecting the Mandela family and of “never having a ...

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A worthless Council, a damaged city

If anyone had any doubts about what the financial stability agreement means for Detroit, self-determination or local leadership, watch how City Council was reminded of their insignificance during this week’s talks over employee cuts. Earlier this week, Mayor Dave Bing announced a 10 percent pay cut and numerous other health care and benefit reductions for city employees. The cuts, in an effort to restructur ...

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DPS funds disappear under EM Roberts

2012-13 budget reflects drastic shift to new state districtBy Eric T. CampbellThe Michigan CitizenDETROIT — This school year the Educational Achievement Authority (EAA), a statewide school district for so-called low-performing schools, will take over 15 former DPS schools and the federal dollars that come with them. The combined budgets of the EAA and DPS, $880 million, will be controlled by DPS Emergency M ...

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Online radio station connects Motown to hip hop

By Marcus Wright Special to the Michigan Citizen DETROIT — Although Stacy’e Jones grew up appreciating music she never dreamed she would own a radio station. But she does. Stacy’e J — as she’s known in the industry — owns Liquid Flow, an Internet radio station located at 1938 Franklin. Stacy’e J said online radio operates much the same as on-air radio. “Business owners can purchase ads, artists can rent the ...

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City eliminates 3 departments

Detroit severs ties to DDHS, DHWP, Workforce DevelopmentBy Mike SandulaThe Michigan CitizenDETROIT — Many city of Detroit workers will be out of a job July 13.The Detroit Department of Human Services (DDHS) — which was decertified by City Council on June 5 — Workforce Development and the Department of Health and Wellness Promotion (DHWP) were recently shut down by the city of Detroit.Attorney Richard Mack, ...

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