SURVEY: Do you oppose or support the Great Lakes Water Authority?

SURVEY: Do you oppose or support the Great Lakes Water Authority?

The newly-created Great Lakes Water Authority will soon control the regional system of the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department. ...

GUEST EDITORIAL: Place the Black dollar under arrest

GUEST EDITORIAL: Place the Black dollar under arrest

More than one trillion Black dollars are acting inappropriately, committing economic crimes against Black people. They really need to be controlled and contained before they destro ...

Incoming Asian companies to boost Detroit’s Economy: Is Detroit ready?

Incoming Asian companies to boost Detroit’s Economy: Is Detroit ready?

Across metro Detroit, suppliers, logistics firms, engineering offices, medical companies and other businesses are weighing their options. Hedge their bets in the suburbs or ride th ...

Detroit Design Fest returns

Detroit Design Fest returns

Over 500 designers will be featured at more than 30 events throughout the week, Sept. 23-28, organized by the Detroit Creative Corridor Center. ...

Detroit artist Gilda Snowden joins the ancestors

Detroit artist Gilda Snowden joins the ancestors

By Steve Furay Special to the Michigan Citizen Gilda Snowden, a matriarch of the Detroit art world, joined the ancestors Sept. 9 at the age of 60. She died of heart failure. An edu ...

Techonomy: Race and the new economy

Techonomy: Race and the new economy

By C. Kelly The Michigan Citizen Technology is fundamentally changing the world in which we live. Just as the 1880s Industrial Revolution transformed public infrastructure and the ...

The Ebola epidemic: No end in sight

The Ebola epidemic: No end in sight

Promising trial drugs denied for those most in need By William Covington Special to the NNPA from Our Weekly Authors Note: I was first introduced to the Ebola virus in 1978 while a ...

Girls Softball Roundup — Week 4

Southeastern nips Crockett Tech in PSL East showdown, 14-13 Renaissance rules PSL West while Southwestern stays in playoff hunt By Harry M. Anderson, Jr. Special to the Michigan Citizen DETROIT — Senior shortstop Angel Johnson knocked in two runs in the top of the sixth as Southeastern (6-0) rallied past Crockett Tech (5-1) in a PSL East matchup played April 26 at Maheras-Gentry Park. The game went back and ...

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MAY DAY

“The banks got bailed out, we got sold out,” May Day protestors chanted as they marched through the streets of Detroit from Southwest’s Clark Park to downtown Detroit on May 1, making a stop in front of the historic, dilapidated Michigan Central Station in Corktown. Over 400 community members and activists joined the protest in solidarity with May Day rallies worldwide to demonstrate against economic inequa ...

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Democracy vs. Dictatorship

Detroit has become an increasingly inhospitable city. When 150 students walked out of Western and Southwestern high schools last week to protest school closures, a poor education and excess security measures, Detroit Public Schools’ (DPS) emergency manager and administration responded by suspending them. Students who walked out of Frederick Douglass Academy last month protesting lack of English and math cla ...

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The cost of a good meal

By Michael D. Wynn, CFE After enjoying a fabulous meal, restaurant patrons in Manhattan’s Chinatown, New York metropolitan area, New Jersey, New Hampshire, Connecticut and Florida, had no ideal that they would be paying for someone else’s Rolex watch, diamond ring or other high-end merchandise. Waiters from about 40 restaurants were busted in $3 million Identity Theft Ring that ran from November 1, 2005 to ...

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Miller’s Pro Hardware Store

By Eric T. Campbell The Michigan Citizen As winter has finally given way to spring in Michigan, homeowners will surely start turning their attention to warm weather projects. Spring cleaning, gardening and small fix-its will require the aid of a good neighborhood hardware store. If you live in the neighborhood of Schaefer and Seven Mile you’re lucky to have the services and supplies of Miller’s Pro Hardware ...

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Western wins showdown with Cass Tech

Boys Baseball Roundup — Week 3 Renaissance wins two of three in PSL play; King sweeps Southeastern; Henry Ford races to 7-0 By Harry M. Anderson, Jr. Special to the Michigan Citizen DETROIT — Western International (3-0 divisional, 8-4 overall) kept their grip on the Mega Division of the Detroit Public Schools with key wins over Cass Tech on April 17 and Mumford on April 20. The Cowboys swept a doubleheader ...

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Crockett Tech stays hot

Girls softball roundup — Week 3 Cody edges Henry Ford 12-8; Southwestern wins key matchup; Henry Ford bounces back with 19-8 rout of Northwestern By Harry M. Anderson, Jr. Special to the Michigan Citizen DETROIT — Crockett Tech pitcher Terricka Byers continues to throw fireballs from the mound as the Rockets (4-0) are keeping in step with PSL East leaders Cass Tech, King and Southeastern. The senior pitched ...

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Our human capital

Urban schools are often imagined as inadequate or failing and the children in them as young people with little opportunity who can barely read (according to an oft-cited and incorrect illiteracy rate in Detroit.) Detroit students have continually had to challenge this stigma by excelling in their academic accomplishments as individuals or protesting the circumstances that create “failing” and “illiterate” e ...

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Teams prepare for PSL divisional play

Boys Prep Baseball Roundup — Week 2 Technicians off to 4-1 start; Henry Ford shows promise with 4-0 record By Harry M. Anderson, Jr. Special to the Michigan Citizen DETROIT — If there’s going to be a team that challenges Western International this year, it’s Cass Tech, with its deep pool of talented underclassmen. The Technicians, under the direction of head coach Robert Custard, are off to a 4-1 start befo ...

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Remembering Elizabeth Catlett

By Joan H. Allen Special to NNPA from the Daily Challenge NEW YORK — Elizabeth Catlett, an icon in the civil rights and Black arts movements, died April 2 at her home in Cuernavaca, Mexico. She is best known for her Black expressionist sculpture and prints and images of Black family and leaders during the 1960s and ‘70s. Born the granddaughter of slaves, Catlett was a woman of many groundbreaking accomplish ...

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