Thinking for Ourselves by Shea Howell

Thinking for Ourselves by Shea Howell

MLive and Finley got it wrong. They missed the point. Jon Stewart tried to make it clear. He said, “When it comes to laying siege to a city, we all have a favorite method: You may ...

Detroit beyond bankruptcy

Detroit beyond bankruptcy

For some, Detroit’s future is encouraging; for others, the economic outlook of the majority of the city’s residents is still bleak. ...

Detroit: Justice delayed

Detroit: Justice delayed

So much time has passed, though, that EMs have come and gone from Allen Park, Benton Harbor, Ecorse and Pontiac. And in Detroit, EM Orr will have his work wrapped up as soon as the ...

No indictment for killer cop

No indictment for killer cop

Video of Brown’s mother, Lesley McSpadden, listening to St. Louis County Prosecuting Atty. Robert McCulloch’s delivery of the grand jury’s decision, tells a more personal story ...

Expulsion of ANC’s union partner creates uproar

Expulsion of ANC’s union partner creates uproar

The unprecedented expulsion was approved by a select federation committee. Numsa, a militant activist union, was tossed out for disloyalty to the ANC, for poaching members of other ...

Ebola numbers spike

Ebola numbers spike

Late last week, WHO adjusted the figures to reflect current number, saying that of 13,567 reported cases, 4,951 people had died from Ebola. Officials also noted some cases were not ...

BBC faces new attacks over Rwandan genocide

BBC faces new attacks over Rwandan genocide

Last weekend, hundreds of protestors in Rwanda’s Eastern Province marched in their respective districts to denounce “Rwanda’s Untold Story,” a film which aired on the BBC on Oct. 1 ...

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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Ghana mourns the death of President John Atta Mills

Special to the NNPA from The Key Newsjournal Ghanaian President John Atta Mills died suddenly July 24 shortly after becoming ill, according to a statement by his office. “It is with a heavy heart that we announce the sudden and untimely death of the President of the Republic of Ghana,” the statement said. No details of his illness were given. Mills was 68. Mills, who died in a hospital in the capital Accra, ...

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The inequality of human life

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA The national support for the victims of the recent Colorado shootings is great. However, if we believe in the equivalency of life, what about the lives of young men in Chicago, where there have been more deaths than in Afghanistan so far this year. While the hospitals in Aurora say they will cover hospital bills for those without insurance, who will cover bills for those who are ho ...

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‘There’s no defense against assault weapons’

Local leaders speak out after Colorado shooting Staff report DETROIT — After a lone gunman shot and killed 12 people and wounded many others in a Colorado movie theatre during the midnight release of “The Dark Night Rises” on June 20, many throughout the nation have spoken out against assault weapons. But several local leaders, who have witnessed violent deaths throughout Detroit for years, banning assault ...

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Obama: ‘We can’t forget about’ Black homicides

President Barack Obama greets NUL President Marc Morial. NUL PHOTO By Hazel Trice EdneyTrice Edney News Wire LOUISIANA—Applauded by a wildly enthusiastic crowd at the National Urban League convention in New Orleans, President Obama — in a rare moment — spoke of the war-level violence in Black communities. And, defying critics, he also seized the opportunity to say specifically what he has done for Black peo ...

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Nigeria and Ghana fastest growing economies

African Globe Nigeria and Ghana are among the three fastest growing markets in the world, a report released by Ernst and Young confirmed. “There is a mixed picture emerging across the world,” according to Ernst and Young’s quarterly Rapid-Growth Market Forecast (RGMF). “Although Asia is likely to lead the way, Africa remains resilient overall, with Ghana and Nigeria among the three fastest growing of the RG ...

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Policing the police: Knowing our rights

By W.A.T.E.R. 17 Special to the NNPA from the New York Amsterdam News BROOKLYN, N.Y. — A number of people are exercising their civil and human rights and ensuring that the democratic system is being put to proper use. This past Sunday, volunteer activists across the city distributed informative literature to the masses in an effort to educate others and heighten awareness about their rights, while simultane ...

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Second woman sentenced to death by stoning in Sudan

Trice Edney News Wire Rights groups are demanding a review of the sentence of stoning issued against a 23-year-old Sudanese woman, convicted of adultery. It is the second such case in recent months. Laila Ibrahim Issa Jamool is reportedly shackled at the ankles in detention with her six-month old baby at her side. The Strategic Initiative for Women in the Horn of Africa (SIHA), a local rights group, said he ...

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DDOT, SMART receive $30M federal grant

Staff report DETROIT — The Detroit Department of Transportation (DDOT) will split a $30 million transportation grant with Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation (SMART), Mayor Dave Bing announced at a July 23 press conference. The grant, awarded from the Federal Transit Administration’s State of Good Repair program, will go toward replacement buses, the renovation of facilities and on-board ...

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