Thinking for Ourselves by Shea Howell

Thinking for Ourselves by Shea Howell

Now we are facing the consequences of a city given away to corporate interests. And we are seeing a new industry being born by those who will profit from this municipal rape. ...

REPORT: Michigan’s Black jobless rate is among highest in the US

REPORT: Michigan’s Black jobless rate is among highest in the US

The African American unemployment rate in Michigan is one of the highest in the nation, according to a new Economic Policy Institute analysis from Valerie Wilson, EPI director of t ...

Race and opportunity in Detroit

Race and opportunity in Detroit

In a town where the population of approximately 700,000 is over 80 percent African American, Hill’s research shows the beneficiaries of funding and investment are nearly 70 percent ...

Endorsement: Mark Schauer is the best candidate for Michigan

Endorsement: Mark Schauer is the best candidate for Michigan

The Michigan Citizen endorses Mark Schauer for governor. One cannot support any other candidate and say they have love or respect for Black people, working people or the historic s ...

Detroit Raw by Sam Riddle, J.D.

Detroit Raw by Sam Riddle, J.D.

“We must give people reason to vote their interests by keeping them informed of the consequences of not voting. And we must be where real people are to speak to them — be it the do ...

Obama visits Detroit to boost Mark Schauer

Obama visits Detroit to boost Mark Schauer

The 44th president will speak at Wayne State University’s Matthaei Physical Education Center (5101 John C. Lodge, Detroit). ...

Valerie Jarrett featured on ‘Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.’

Valerie Jarrett featured on ‘Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.’

Professor Gates and the 'Finding Your Roots' team investigates Jarrett’s lineage to shed light on this mystery. Also on the show actress Angela Bassett and rapper Nas. ...

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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Ratings report contradicts mayor, media

By Eric T. CampbellMichigan Citizen NewspaperDETROIT — Ingham County Judge William Collette denied July 11 a motion filed by Corporation Counsel, Krystal Crittendon, to reconsider a ruling on the legality of the city’s Fiscal Stability Agreement (Consent Agreement) with the state. In the wake of Crittendon’s court filings, Mayor Dave Bing has publically called for her resignation, saying her actions have co ...

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Young America is key to 2012 election

By Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. Trice Edney News Wire When young Americans come alive, they transform the possible. We saw that in 2008 when young Americans — the millennial generation of 18- to 29-year-olds — voted in large numbers (larger than the aging baby boomers), and overwhelmingly for Barack Obama. They cast almost one out of every six votes in that election and voted for Obama by a 2-to-1 ratio. We s ...

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Young Detroit man finds passion in fashion

By Raina L. Baker Special to the Michigan Citizen DETROIT — “Working for someone else can be a great experience but it takes (even more) hard work and passion to work for yourself,” says Harry Richmond, a rising fashion guru in the metropolitan area. “We take more honor in what is ours.” Richmond, affectionately known as Harry Rich, unexpectedly became interested in fashion when he lost interest in what he ...

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Zimmerman set free after ‘manipulating the system’

Shooter had planned to flee country By George E. Curry Editor-in-Chief NNPA News Service WASHINGTON — Although the judge said he had been “manipulating the system to his own benefit,” George Zimmerman, the killer of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, was released on bond in Sanford, Fla. on Friday for a second time and driven to an undisclosed location. Zimmerman, whose bond was initially set at $150,000, was rele ...

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Group uses people power

Chalena Beasley, middle front, marches with co-workers to protest Michigan Court of Appeals refusing to grant immediate effect to its decision Public Act 4 signatures are compliant with state law. Beasley is a Detroit Public Schools teacher and three children who are DPS students. The court decision to grant immediate effect would nullify the law authorizing DPS Emergency Manager. MARCUS WRIGHT PHOTO By Mar ...

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The extraordinary is possible

By Frankie Darcell You have to believe that everything is possible, that any and all things you’ve ever dreamed of and wanted for your life is attainable and within reach; that a full life of love, happiness and professional fulfillment and development is in your hands and it’s up to only you to achieve it or lose the opportunity to have it. You have the ability to change your circumstances; commit to takin ...

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Lawmakers list issues that would mobilize Black voters

By Hazel Trice Edney Trice Edney News Wire Now that the Affordable Health Care Act has been upheld by the U. S. Supreme Court — a major win for President Barack Obama — other key issues of importance to Black voters must also be espoused by the Obama campaign say members of the Congressional Black Caucus. In some national polls, President Obama is slightly ahead of Republican candidate Mitt Romney. In other ...

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Field reports from Detroit 2012: No. 1

By Re-Imagining Revolution Activists Tai Amri and I arrived in Detroit last evening and drove straight to the opening of Detroit 2012 after nearly 12 hours of travel. It was 93 degrees and humid as we packed into the Ecumenical Theological Seminary to hear the opening remarks. Near the front, dressed in a T-shirt that said {R}Evolution, was Grace Lee Boggs, in her wheelchair, sweating alongside the rest of ...

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