‘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 ...

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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PSL Baseball Finals at Comerica Park

Boys Baseball Roundup — Week 7 Western International vs. King in Mega Final; Communication Arts vs. Henry Ford in East-West Final By Harry M. Anderson, Jr. Special to the Michigan Citizen DETROIT — Western International is headed to Comerica Park once again to defend its Detroit Public School League Title, but they had a fight on their hands with a pesky group from Cass Tech players. The Cowboys (26-5) and ...

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OSU professor says U.S. prison system is ‘New Jim Crow’

By Eric T. Campbell The Michigan Citizen Michelle Alexander, associate professor of law at Ohio State University and former Director of the Racial Justice Project for the ACLU in Northern California, spoke at Wayne County Community College on May 17. Her new book, “The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness,” is a critical look at the U.S. penal system. Alexander’s analysis clearly il ...

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Time for pastors to preach

When pastor and gospel celebrity Marvin Winans was robbed at a Citgo gas station on Linwood and Davison last week, the world responded. Winans is known not only for his music, but most recently his role in the homegoing services of Whitney Houston. National headlines talked about crime in Detroit. Locally, many felt this was a tipping point. Talk shows and corporate media discussed crime rates in the city o ...

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Obama’s yes to same-sex marriage divides Black leaders

Most say president’s position won’t hurt him with Black voters By Hazel Trice Edney Trice Edney News Wire President Barack Obama’s announcement that he supports same-sex marriage for gay and lesbian couples has sparked heated debate among Black leaders. Though some predict his position will not erode Black support for him at the polls, others say they’re not so sure. “We’d make a mistake to be a one-issue p ...

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Scrubbing their way to successful careers

Wayne County Community College District’s surgical technology program provides the helping hand area hospitals need in the operating rooms By David C. Butty If you ever visited a Wayne County Community College District (WCCCD) surgical technology classroom, you will notice that the students are not your typical traditional ones. They wear their white lab coats and scrub suits with pride. They wear comfortab ...

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