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. ...

Analysis: Deadly force in Black and white

Analysis: Deadly force in Black and white

Young Black males in recent years were at a far greater risk of being fatally shot by police than their white counterparts — 21 times greater, according to a recent ProPublica anal ...

Ferguson October in full swing as thousands march

Ferguson October in full swing as thousands march

Organizer Montague Simmons reminded demonstrators of African Americans’ centuries-long struggle. “It’s essential for us that you recognize this moment cannot end here,” said Simmon ...

Indigenous Peoples’ Day celebration urges end to Columbus Day in Detroit

Indigenous Peoples’ Day celebration urges end to Columbus Day in Detroit

Local artists and activists hosted the event “Last Columbus Day in Detroit” October 13 at Clark Park in Southwest Detroit in recognition of Indigenous Peoples’ Day. The day was est ...

Detroit water: Leaks boost costs

Detroit water: Leaks boost costs

According to Bob Daddow, the deputy Oakland County executive who studied Detroit’s system intently as he negotiated over the Great Lakes Water Authority agreement, to actually deli ...

Editorial: The Democrats still don’t understand emergency management

Editorial: The Democrats still don’t understand emergency management

With the Republican agenda being forced on Detroit — an emergency manager-led bankruptcy, the transfer of assets, and the nullification of the city’s elected officials and democrac ...

‘Awakening the Spirits:’ Egungun priest rouses Detroit’s ancestors for upcoming masquerade ball

‘Awakening the Spirits:’ Egungun priest rouses Detroit’s ancestors for upcoming masquerade ball

The ball, which runs from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m., will feature different divination experts (tarot card readers, tea leaf readers and more), Rozenia Johnson’s African Adornment Project, ...

Re-affirming self-evident truths

By Grace Lee Boggs Special to the Michigan Citizen At this time on the clock of the world, when another 911 is possible because military operations by our government — especially remotely-controlled drones — have killed countless men, women and children in the Muslim world, we need to re-visit, re-affirm and act on the self-evident truths in the 1776 Declaration of Independence: That all men (and women) are ...

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CELEBRATING 67 YEARS OF MARRIAGE

Tuskegee Airman Burkes Berwin Esaw, Sr. and Julia Mae Esaw will celebrate their 67th wedding anniversary June 24. The couple both came to Detroit at an early age, lived on Brewster Street and were childhood sweethearts. They have four children and one grandson. Reader Opinions Janice Williams • janicewilliams207@yahoo.com JUN 29  •  God bless the both of you, and may the both of you have many more days and ...

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Ethiopia outlaws popular Internet phone-calling servic

Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from GIN In a step backward for free speech, the Ethiopian government has passed new legislation that criminalizes the use of Internet-based voice communications such as Skype and other forms of Internet phone calling. The crackdown extends to the print press. According to the watchdog Reporters Without Borders, the state printer, Berhanena Selam, which has a near monopo ...

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Local photographer opens studio in Southwest Detroit

Raina L. Baker Special to the Michigan Citizen Detroit photographer Shawn Rochelle has ann-ounced her new photography studio opening in Southwest Detroit. Rochelle says she intentionally placed her business and art in Detroit, a place that many don’t view as aesthetically pleasing. In an interview with the Michigan Citizen, she recalled her first professional photo shoot, which she says happens to be one of ...

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Rodney King, dead at 47: ‘A symbol of civil rights’

By Hazel Trice Edney Trice Edney News Wire The death of 47-year-old Rodney King, the man whose name has become synonymous with police brutality and excessive force, has shocked the nation. Twenty years after the vicious beating of King by Los Angeles police officers, his sudden death by apparent drowning June 17 shines a new spotlight on injustices that continue against African Americans and recalls his res ...

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Detroit Community Markets

By Dan Carmody Many community and nonprofit groups have been partnering in Detroit over the past three years to help build alternative food distribution programs to increase the supply of fresh fruits and vegetables in parts of the city not well-served by grocery stores. Establishing and nourishing a network of neighborhood farmers markets throughout the city of Detroit is one component of this collaborativ ...

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FLAG FOOTBALL CHAMPIONS

The Detroit ATA Lions and the Bates Academy Panthers (above) won this year’s Healthy Kidz Flag Football Championships, held June 6 at King High’s Lorenzo Wright Field. The Lions won the Prep School Division defeat University Prep Science and Mathematics Academy 29-12, while Bates Academy came from behind in the second half to defeat the Golightly Educational Packers 55-44. ...

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Youth voice concern for educational justice

Public high school students from Detroit, Highland Park and Chicago met June 13 at the University of Michigan Detroit Center as part of a national urban youth movement for educational justice. The students voiced their concerns about the lack of investment in public education and the lack of youth voices in setting an educational agenda for change. Students stressed the connection between schools and their ...

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Area prep players shine in golf and tennis

Essence Biggs of Birmingham Seaholm, Carmella Goree of Grosse Pointe South among top prep golfers and tennis players in the state By Harry M. Anderson, Jr. Special to the Michigan Citizen DETROIT — Since the success of pro golfers Calvin Peete and Tiger Woods, and tennis players Yanick Noah, Malwai Washington and Venus and Serena Williams, Black youths have taken to golf and tennis and have accelerated to n ...

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Diaspora: The links that bind Caribbean immigrants

By Tony Best Special to the NNPA from The Carib News It has become something of a rite of passage for Caribbean political leaders who direct the fortunes of the nations and territories that form the archipelago. Recently, Jamaica’s Prime Minister, Portia Simpson Miller, Guyana’s new President, Donald Ramotar, Grenada’s head of government Tillman Thomas, Mia Mottley, a former Deputy Prime Minister of Barbado ...

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