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. ...

Respond to calls instead of computer-generated data

Rev. Charles William, Jr., Cecily McClellan, Chris Griffith CITIZENS SPEAKDetroit Police Chief Ralph Godbee announced several weeks ago the Detroit Police Department (DPD) is considering using predictive policing which employs advanced technological tools and data analysis to take proactive measures to “pre-empt” crime. Should the DPD use predictive policing?It’s simply another means of profiling. Instead o ...

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Student receives ALD scholarship

The Afrikan Liberation Day (ALD) Committee Scholarship Fund has awarded $500 to Solomon Gaut, a graduate of Denby High School. Solomon has been accepted into Grand Valley State School of Nursing. Nominees had to have reasonably high grade point averages and have been accepted at a college. Paul Taylor, a member of the Afrikan Liberation Day Scholarship Fund, said recipients must also commit to remaining par ...

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South Sudan one year on from independence

IRIN JUBA — As South Sudan marks its first year of independence July 9, room for optimism looks limited: the economy is in free-fall, development plans are on hold as humanitarian crises take precedence and there is a real fear of a major escalation of hostilities with Sudan. IRIN takes a look at some of the key challenges facing the world’s newest country, one still struggling to emerge from the devastatio ...

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‘We run this town’

Detroiters meet on the riverfront for ‘a network out’ By Jazmine Steele Special to the Michigan Citizen DETROIT — Their view from the top is well-deserved. The sweat, strain and struggle it takes to make it up the hill rewards a bittersweet pride. Every week runners, walkers and joggers meet on Detroit’s riverfront for fitness, fun and networking. The event, Run This Town Detroit, is only two months old but ...

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Detroit food businesses fuel growth

By Olga Stella Perhaps the world knows Chevrolet, Ford and Chrysler, but here in Detroit we are just as familiar with brand names such as Vernor’s, Faygo and Better Made. That’s because Detroit has great skills in making food, not just enjoying it. As the automotive industry is finding new strength in Detroit, so is our food industry. In fact, a major focus of the recent Detroit Food Policy Council Second A ...

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Our kind of government, from the block party to the United Nations

By Gregg Newsom This is the latest in a series of columns discussing the Environmental Justice Principles drafted and adopted by delegates to the First National People of Color Environmental Leadership Summit held Oct. 24-27, 1991. Environmental Justice Principle 10 considers governmental acts of environmental injustice a violation of international law, the Universal Declaration on Human Rights, and the Uni ...

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Censure mayor, citizens say

On June 18, Jenice Mitchell Ford editorialized about a series of events that had crippled the city’s governance structure. In her editorial comments, Ford stepped back away from the fray and gave a great summary of the legislative process and the implementation of new laws. She has always brought considerable talents to her deliberations and judgments to any civic issue. She succinctly explains how construc ...

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Media questions

By Shea HowellSpecial to the Michigan CitizenHantz Farms has launched a media blitz. They are pressuring the city into quick action on its land grab. The City Council should stand firmly against this push. There is no reason to act before the Detroit Food Policy Council and the City Planning Commission complete their work on agricultural policies for the city.This past week the Wall Street Journal and Huffi ...

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Senegal’s new president launches anti-corruption crusade

Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from GIN DAKAR — Senegal’s new President Macky Sall is shaking up government with a clean sweep of former officials in the cabinet of ex-President Abdoulaye Wade, who faces charges of corruption. Ousmane Ngom, a former minister of ex-President Wade was among those detained. His arrest in southern Senegal took place while he campaigned for July 1 legislative polls. After ...

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DIA asks for support

By Zenobia Jeffries and Catherine Kelly The Michigan Citizen DETROIT — The Detroit Institute of Arts may close if a multi-county Art Authority millage does not pass in August. The proposal will appear on the primary ballot in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties. “A lot of people are talking about regionalism. This is a good and small first step to regional development,” Annmarie Erickson, vice president and ...

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