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. ...

Detroit marketer gives free talk to help small businesses improve visibility

DETROIT — Small business owners often get frustrated with competing against bigger companies, feeling they don’t have the marketing budget to compete effectively. Chris Wechner of The Ultimate Analyst, an online marketing company, will lead a discussion at 4 p.m. July 12 in the Cooper Room of the Eastern Campus of Wayne County Community College District (WCCCD), 5901 Connor St. Wechnerwill explain ways to c ...

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Congressional Black Caucus walks out on Holder contempt vote

Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from the Afro American Newspaper Furious over a House vote June 28 finding Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt, the Congressional Black Caucus and other Democrats walked out of the vote in protest. In all, 108 Democrats — including minority leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Civil Rights Era icon John Lewis, D-Ga. — joined the protest of an action they called “silly ...

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Expungement possible for some

Left to right: Attorney Malita Barrett (standing), attorney Carol Hunter, Circuit Judge Debora Thomas and attorney Rhon Mitchell field a question concerning expungement. MARCUS WRIGHT PHOTO By Marcus WrightSpecial to the Michigan CitizenDETROIT — Expungement is when a criminal conviction is set aside. If a person has a conviction expunged, they are considered not to have been convicted for most purposes. Th ...

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Newfound interest in Africa

By James Clingman NNPA Have you noticed all the current efforts to promote business opportunities in Africa? I sure have. Have you wondered how now, all of a sudden, so much emphasis is being placed on Africa by politicians? I sure have. Have you seen and heard about conferences and initiatives taking place across this nation that stress the importance of business connections with the Motherland? I have, to ...

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Got your tax bill? Escrow it!

The Republican leadership in the state has launched a full frontal attack on Detroit, specifically, and Black communities around the state. As Rev. D. Alexander Bullock says, emergency management appears to be Gov. Rick Snyder’s urban agenda. Last week, the governor walked out of a meeting with pastors, refusing to answer the question: Are you going to put the question of Public Act 4 (PA4), the emergency m ...

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Can you dig it?

Detroit CYDI rap trio brings verses and vision By Raina L. Baker Special to the Michigan Citizen DETROIT — “If you like music, you should like CYDI’s,” says Saron Dier, a member of the all-male rap trio Detroit CYDI, which stands for Can You Dig It. “I don’t like to categorize it as rap or hip hop because you limit yourself. I want you to do a custom box for our music.” Detroit CYDI, a hip hop based music g ...

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Fresh food at the corner store

By Marcus Wright Special to the Michigan Citizen DETROIT — “We work to raise the standards of quality of healthiness in grab-and-go food options throughout the city of Detroit,” Valaurian Waller said of Fresh Corner Café (FCC), a company in which she is a partner with Noam Kimelman. Waller said FCC is a fresh food delivery service that partners with local restaurants and food producers to provide fresh and ...

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RE-imagining Work: Another Production is Possible

By Richard Feldman, Boggs Center In 1963, in his first book, “The American Revolution Pages from a Negro worker’s Notebook” Chrysler worker Jimmy Boggs challenged labor and rights activists to recognize that the elimination of jobs by HiTech was not only creating a permanent underclass in our cities but requiring workers to redefine them/ourselves as citizens, making a life and not just a living. In 1970 , ...

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DHS could be held in contempt

Center for Civil Justice asks Genesee County Circuit Court to enforce its order and hold Department of Human Services in contempt SAGINAW — On June 18, the Center for Civil Justice (CCJ) filed a motion asking the Genesee County Circuit Court to enforce its class action ruling that low-income families cannot be denied or terminated from cash assistance based on a 60-month lifetime limit that violates state l ...

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Food security in Losotho goes from bad to worse

IRIN MOHALE’S HOEK — Initial estimates of the damage to Lesotho’s already ailing agricultural sector — caused by a year of too much rain followed by a year of too little — suggest that an unprecedented number of small-scale farmers harvested nothing this year. Heavy rains and flooding cut Lesotho’s maize production by nearly half during the 2010-11 farming season, causing the price of maize meal to increase ...

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