Saving the Dunbar

Saving the Dunbar

Last month, a historic African American hospital was to be auctioned off to the highest bidder. Dunbar Hospital, located in rapidly gentrifying Midtown, seemed to be a symbol of th ...

Wayne Country Third Circuit Court summons no-show jurors

Wayne Country Third Circuit Court summons no-show jurors

The court strongly encourages those summoned not to miss that appointment, as they could face the risk of a bench warrant being issued for their arrest, fines, and penalties allowe ...

Detroit Raw by Sam Riddle, J.D.

Detroit Raw by Sam Riddle, J.D.

Aiyana’s Detroit knows the voice of anger and utter despair of the grandmother who went off on the killer cop in court. You looked away ashamed. Why?Did you really believe it was m ...

Study: ‘Media coverage of Black, Latino communities not accurate’

Study: ‘Media coverage of Black, Latino communities not accurate’

While a once theorized “digital divide” that would limit access to news sources for African Americans and Latinos has not materialized, only a relatively small percentage of Blacks ...

Water and sacrifice

Water and sacrifice

In a lengthy ruling read from the bench, Judge Rhodes said, broadly speaking, he didn’t have the authority to order the moratorium on shutoffs being sought by a group of city resid ...

Fallout continues in Ferguson

Fallout continues in Ferguson

Protests continue in Ferguson, with shots fired, a store’s windows smashed and fires set. Three people were reportedly arrested early Sept. 24. The protest swelled to over 200 peop ...

Strip mines, pollution and de-foresting linked to Ebola’s deadly spread

Strip mines, pollution and de-foresting linked to Ebola’s deadly spread

With wildlife squeezed into ever-smaller parcels by the expansion of foreign corporations, fruit bats carrying the Zaire Ebola virus are suspected of migrating from the Democratic ...

Scrubbing their way to successful careers

Wayne County Community College District’s surgical technology program provides the helping hand area hospitals need in the operating rooms By David C. Butty If you ever visited a Wayne County Community College District (WCCCD) surgical technology classroom, you will notice that the students are not your typical traditional ones. They wear their white lab coats and scrub suits with pride. They wear comfortab ...

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Western International clinches first in PSL Mega Division; CMA wins PSL West

Boys Baseball Roundup — Week 6 King clinches second in PSL Mega; Renaissance and Cass Tech earn PSL Mega playoff spots By Harry M. Anderson, Jr. Special to The Michigan Citizen Western International (12-0, 24-4) didn’t have to throw a pitch, score a run or make a play this week to clinch first place in the Detroit PSL Mega Division. The Cowboys won their scheduled games — a doubleheader against Mumford on M ...

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Renaissance will face Cass Tech for PSL crown at Detroit Mercy once again

By Harry M. Anderson, Jr. Special to The Michigan Citizen DETROIT — The Renaissance Girls Softball Team will be aiming for their eighth straight Detroit PSL Title on May 18 at the University of Detroit Mercy against their common rival, Cass Tech. The Phoenix (20-5) hasn’t had any problems in the PSL playoffs so far, shutting out King in the quarter-finals 15-0 on May 10, then disposing of Southeastern in th ...

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Peters: GOP budget is ‘unconscionable’

U.S. Rep. Gary Peters publishes report on devastating effects of today’s GOP bill to Michiganders WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Rep. Gary Peters says the Republicans’ Budget Reconciliation Act, which passed the House May 10, would end the Medicare guarantee, increase health care costs for seniors and slash vital services such as SNAP food assistance, meals on wheels and free school lunches for children in need. A ...

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As presidential election approaches, radical anti-government groups skyrocket

Part one of a two-part special Report By Mark Potok  Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from the Intelligence Report The radical right grew explosively in 2011, the third such dramatic expansion in as many years. The growth was fueled by superheated fears generated by economic dislocation, a proliferation of demonizing conspiracy theories, the changing racial makeup of America, and the prospect of four mo ...

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Bella Irene Marshall Barden

Beloved city official Bella Irene Marshall died in her home May 1. She was 62. Bella, born in Windsor, Ontario, Canada on March 11, 1950, moved to Detroit’s east side when she was 8 years old. She attended Nativity of Our Lord Catholic School, where she was active in youth activities, athletics and civic projects. After graduating high school with honors, she attended Wayne State University in 1972. She the ...

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Get out the vote, Detroit

Black Press Week is the National Newspaper Publishers Association’s annual event, where over 125 African American newspaper publishers gather in the nation’s capitol to meet with public officials and policymakers about issues as they relate to Black America. In March, the group met with the Obama administration. At that meeting, publishers from across the nation pushed the administration on what they believ ...

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NASA visits DPS

DPS students learn hands-on with NASA NASA, STEM Education Symposium DETROIT — It’s not every day that kids get to meet a real live astronaut. Or build cool stuff that brings NASA Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) to life. But more than 150 Detroit Public Schools students got that opportunity May 1-2. Through a collaboration with Detroit’s Reginald Francis Lewis Reading Academy, NASA’s Glenn ...

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Western International keeps on rolling with 21-4 record

Boys Baseball Roundup — Week 5 King and Mumford sweep doubleheaders; CMA still leads PSL West with Henry Ford right behind By Harry M. Anderson, Jr. Special to the Michigan Citizen DETROIT — With Western International way out in front in the PSL Mega Division, the question remains: Who’s going to finish second for playoff contention — King, Cass Tech or Renaissance? The Cowboys (9-0 PSL Mega, 21-4) won five ...

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Nsoroma Institute Free Orientation/Open House

Detroit African-centered Elementary/Middle School May 23, 4:15 p.m. Nsoroma Institute, 20045 Joann, Detroit Nsoroma Institute is an independent African-centered charter school, located in Detroit. Characterized by its small class sizes and extended family atmosphere, the school offers full day classes for students in kindergarten, elementary, and middle school. In addition to offering rigorous instruction i ...

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