Eminem single ‘Detroit vs. Everybody’ falls short for local business

Eminem single ‘Detroit vs. Everybody’ falls short for local business

The song is currently charting around the world on account of Eminem’s global fame. He is one of few artists in the world whose individual songs can generate more revenue in a year ...

A time for visionary resistance

A time for visionary resistance

With all that has been said about the challenges we face, Detroiters and people across the country recognize we live in the land of opportunity. We live in a time where the empire ...

On Detroit bankruptcy: Snyder: No need for ‘traditional democracy’

On Detroit bankruptcy: Snyder: No need for ‘traditional democracy’

“City governments are a subdivision of the state of Michigan. I’m responsible for 10 million citizens of the state of Michigan,” Snyder said. “We maintained democracy. Was traditio ...

Detroit Raw by Sam Riddle, J.D.

Detroit Raw by Sam Riddle, J.D.

Sixty percent of Detroit’s children living in poverty is just a number with no human face, we have track to lay for a train to nowhere, and children in poverty can wait. Besides, t ...

WATCH: The Daily Show reports on Detroit water shutoffs

WATCH: The Daily Show reports on Detroit water shutoffs

The Daily Show's Jessica Williams exposes the mythical narrative Detroit's mainstream media delivers: Poor Detroiters live with a "sense of entitlement." ...

EDITORIAL: Most dangerous city and the lie of reinvention

EDITORIAL: Most dangerous city and the lie of reinvention

Buried in the news last week behind all the handshaking, was news of recently revealed FBI crime stats which make Detroit the nation’s most dangerous city. Although crime in the ci ...

Wayne State University Farmers’ Market closes seventh season

Wayne State University Farmers’ Market closes seventh season

Kami Pothukuchi, Ph.D. Special to The Michigan Citizen On Oct. 29, a typically chilly fall day, the Wayne State University Farmers Market had our season’s last market, 22 weeks aft ...

U.S. Women win Olympic Gold

First gymnastics win in 16 years Associated Press LONDON — Team USA lived up to their considerable hype, routing silver medalist Russia and everybody else on their way to their first Olympic title in women’s gymnastics since 1996. Their score of 183.596 was a whopping five points ahead of Russia and made their final event, floor exercise, more like a coronation. Romania won the bronze, as reported in the As ...

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WCCCD to offer variety of new program choices beginning fall semester

By David C. Butty This fall, Wayne County Community College District (WCCCD) students, whether they are starting out or starting over, will have the opportunity to choose from a variety of new programs District-wide. One of these new programs is Health Information Technology, which is unlikely to be profiled on your evening television news or in a televised hospital drama. This is because it is the behind-t ...

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Custom sewing business has larger ideas

By Marcus Wright Cynthia Willoughby founded Jasper Custom Sewing in 1995. Willoughby said she really likes sewing and needed to do something relaxing. “I was trying to quit smoking and sewing helped, although I didn’t quit (smoking) until 2003,” Willoughby said. Jasper Custom Sewing produces custom designed clothing made from original fabric including mud cloth. “I design and produce the items at home and s ...

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Ban the Box: Let’s give returning citizens a fairer chance to get hired

Congressman Hansen Clarke (D-MI) For many people who have been convicted of a crime, the end of the sentence is the start of a new kind of punishment.  Millions of citizens convicted of a misdemeanor or a felony face years or even decades of joblessness, often leading to hopelessness, more crime, and imprisonment. It’s time to break this ugly cycle of incarceration. Guaranteeing that every person has a high ...

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YAP teaches community responsibility

Alkebu-Lan Village is host to the Youth Assistance Program (YAP) where teenagers learn conflict resolution, anger management and life skills. Some of the teens are adjudicated first offenders. They are taught appropriate behavior for teenagers. Another important element of the program is the principles learned by the participants. A key principle is: To do always as much as we can, in order to leave our com ...

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Why is it important to urge others to vote?

Immanuel Nimmons, Blair Floyd, Nacarol Faulk It is important to vote. We can’t expect representation or respect if we don’t vote. It is difficult to make the connection between not voting and the deteriorating condition of our community but there is a direct connection. Our people fought hard to be able to exercise their right to vote. It is shameful large numbers of my peers don’t honor them by carrying on ...

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Rep. Conyers’ record argues against election in 13th District

By Sen. Bert Johnson The most striking part of the campaign for election to the new 13th Congressional District has been seeing a 47-year veteran of Congress touting his seniority, while avoiding any opportunity to speak in public to the voters. Voters should not accept this type of campaign because it is disrespectful to them and the decision they have to make on Election Day. Simply put, Rep. John Conyers ...

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OFA marks 100 days until election

Michigan Obama for America held over 150 events including Metro Detroit. A new video and blog post was released July 29 to mark the 100-day milestone until election day Nov. 6. OFA campaign officials say the strength of the campaign has always come from the millions of grassroots supporters nationwide. Over 4,500 events were held nationally. See video and blog post at www.barackobama.com. ...

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The GOP and the vote: Return to Jim Crow

By Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. Trice Edney Wire Aug. 6 marks the 47th anniversary of the signing of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 by President Lyndon B. Johnson. Passed by large majorities of both Democrats and Republicans, the act reflected the overwhelming consensus in America that had been finally forged on Alabama’s Edmund Pettus Bridge during the civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery. In the end, ...

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‘Hands off’ Belle Isle

Residents rally to maintain ownership of ‘city jewel’ By Marcus Wright Special to the Michigan Citizen DETROIT — Several hundred people attended an Aug. 1 “Hands Off Our Island” rally on Belle Isle. The rally, organized by Detroit City Council members Kwame Kenyatta, Brenda Jones, and JoAnn Watson, was held at the band shell. The three council members message to attendees was say, ‘no’ to a 99-year lease, s ...

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