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 ...

Rethinking global drug policies

Rethinking global drug policies

A new report by the Global Commission on Drug Policy, released by Commission members including former presidents and other heavyweights in New York last week, attempts to visualize ...

Mutuality

“All men are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality.” — Martin Luther King Jr. Cities across Michigan are marked by population loss and tax base destruction. Schools are suffering, blight is spreading and the people are under attack. Republicans, and some Democrats, are trampling democracy and busting unions under the guise of fiscal management, undermining self-determination for the state’s African ...

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The cuckoo nest

The U.S. government will go to war in the name of democracy — Libya, Vietnam, Iraq. But protecting democracy at home does not seem as crucial. Massive U.S. forces are going to support this international fight. As the U.S. Treasury is drained for bombs, drones and bullets, less and less is available for housing, job creation, education or quality of life at home, creating financial crises that threaten democ ...

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No consent agreement!

Detroit must not sign the consent agreement offered by Gov. Rick Snyder and State Treasurer Andy Dillon. They must not agree to the current version or any subsequent or revised version. A consent agreement is not in the city’s best interests. First, the consent agreement is seen as a favored alternative to appointment of an emergency manager. The public has rallied against the offensive and repressive Emerg ...

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People’s victory

As this issue went to press, Mayor Dave Bing was preparing to deliver his third annual state of the city address. Earlier in the day, an announcement came that Gov. Snyder and Bing had agreed an emergency manager was not going to provide the ticket out of the city’s financial mess and that the two had a plan. To be announced. Perhaps they were responding to two events. Last week, on Feb. 29, over 300 person ...

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Community love

“A nation or civilization that continues to produce soft-minded men purchases its own spiritual death on an installment plan.” — Martin Luther King, Jr. Mayor Dave Bing and Gov. Rick Snyder are shameless. With the recent rise in youth violence and the tragic deaths of children, the governor says it is a police problem and the mayor claims we need to raise children better. As public officials in control of p ...

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Services for Shrine’s Cardinal Changa Kagia

May 18, 1921 – Feb. 4, 2012 Thomas Eugene Williams was born in Detroit on May 18, 1921 to Martha and Raymond Williams. He was the eldest of six children. Thomas attended Northwestern High School. He became a top executive with the Detroit Water Board and served for many years where he rose from a clerical position to a mayoral appointment. Thomas showed leadership ability very early in life and was sought o ...

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Ol’ Ghetto Revolutionary Soldier of the Whole World

Henry Edward Moscow Beamon Gemini with Leo Moon May , 23 1931 to Feb. 7, 2012 The creative sparks that flowed through Henry Edward Moscow Beamon II made him a genius. His brilliance is evident in the phrases he coined, the materials he fashioned for the execution of his work and in the conception, formulation and expression of ideas. By his ninth year, Henry had known three portentous circumstances: Family ...

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Sam Logan, iconic Michigan Chronicle publisher, dies at 78

Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from Target Marget News Sam Logan, publisher of the Michigan Chronicle, one of the nation’s largest and oldest African American newspapers, died Dec. 28 at his home in Detroit. The cause of death is unknown. He was 78. For nearly 40 years, Logan championed the interests of Detroit’s African American community, gaining the respect and admiration of allies and foes for his ...

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Dr. Claud Rudolph Young, Sr.

Dr. Claud Rudolph Young, Sr. died on Dec. 20, 2011 at the age of 85. He was a dedicated and esteemed practitioner of medicine who specialized in family care and provided comfort and aid to nearly three generations of Detroiters. After graduating from Western Michigan University and the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Young returned to Detroit and set up private practice at the Fourteenth Street ...

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Daniel Lee

CASSOPOLIS — Daniel “The Governor” Lee, 60, of Cassopolis, died Dec. 20, 2011, at Lakeland Regional Medical Center, St. Joseph. He was born April 3, 1951, in Slaughter, Miss., to Earl and Helen (Gray) Lee, Sr. He married Melchora Cana Maturan on Jan. 22, 1996, in Kalamazoo. He is survived by his wife, Melchora Lee; two daughters, Emily (Jason) Randall and Timmie-Ann Maturan Lee, both of Everett, Wash.; one ...

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