‘Our unfinished work’

‘Our unfinished work’

So that’s the world we’ve got to reach for — the world where every single one of our children has the opportunity to pursue their measure of happiness. That’s our unfinished work. ...

Get ‘A Piece of the Action’: New album by DJ Butter and DJ Dez spotlights Detroit hip hop

Get ‘A Piece of the Action’: New album by DJ Butter and DJ Dez spotlights Detroit hip hop

DJ Butter explains the album is an opportunity to give Detroit artists an opportunity to work “with artists that have sold tons of records and collaborate." ...

Always Brewing open mic uplifts Detroit talent

Always Brewing open mic uplifts Detroit talent

Detroit’s open mic scene remains a vibrant part of the city’s arts community, and the Thursday evening spotlight at Always Brewing Detroit, a community coffee shop at 19180 Grand R ...

Detroit EM transfers authority  to mayor, council

Detroit EM transfers authority to mayor, council

After two days of closed door meetings with the City Council and Mayor Mike Duggan, Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr has transferred all authority back to the executive and legislative ...

EDITORIAL: ‘Dear Livonia’ and the self-determination mayor

EDITORIAL: ‘Dear Livonia’ and the self-determination mayor

On the campaign trail, candidate Duggan said self-determination was a central value and guiding principle in his campaign to become Detroit’s mayor...This week, Mayor Duggan faces ...

Thinking for Ourselves by Shea Howell

Thinking for Ourselves by Shea Howell

This process has starkly revealed Duggan’s strengths as a technocrat and his weaknesses in looking “honestly” at the real situation Detroiters are facing. The primary goals of Dugg ...

Michigan GOP limits public debate

Michigan GOP limits public debate

This campaign season, Republican candidates appear to be running from public forums. It took several weeks and considerable wrangling to schedule one debate for the executive candi ...

New Detroit

There is a plan for Detroit and its outline is beginning to emerge. The executors are Gov. Rick Snyder and former Democratic candidate for governor and current state treasurer Andy Dillon. The Republican legislature is on board. And since council and the mayor signed away much of their authority with the Consent Agreement, there are few stops. In upcoming years, look for Lansing to guide the resources and p ...

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South Africa to demand labels on Israeli-made goods

Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from GIN Products made in Israel would be distinguished from those made in the occupied Palestinian territories under a proposal that is drawing charges of anti-Semitism against the trade minister, Rob Davies. Davis strongly rejected the charges leveled by the Israeli foreign ministry and raised at a press conference this week when he was asked by an Israel TV reporter w ...

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‘Feed the People’

Detroit’s Red Carpet Backyard BBQ was held Memorial Day at Cass Park. The free event, sponsored by the United Supreme Council Northern Jurisdiction of Masons and the Shumake Friends & Family Foundation, fed many in the Detroit community and provided attendees with bags of groceries. Robert Shumake, founder of SFFF and USCNJM, says the event was created as a response to the economic downturn affecting ci ...

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Fake drugs flood Africa as nations squabble over laws

Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from GIN Counterfeit medicines pose a serious threat to public health. Perhaps 15 percent of the global drug supply is counterfeit, rising in parts of Africa and Asia to over 50 percent. But efforts at making counterfeiting a crime and pursuing perpetrators across national borders have been stymied by foot-dragging among western nations and drug companies, among others. ...

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Protestors storm National Palace of Mali, viciously beat president

By Fungai Maboreke Special to the NNPA from the Global Information Network Just hours after a West African peace committee flew out of the country feeling success at their venture, hundreds of Malian supporters of the recent military coup invaded the national palace and beat the interim President Dioncounda Traore within an inch of his life. Prime Minister Cheick Modibo Diarra expressed deep dismay at the a ...

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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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