‘Black Face is not ok’ or ‘Just in time for Halloween’

‘Black Face is not ok’ or ‘Just in time for Halloween’

Every year, around Halloween, it becomes important to remind folks that black face is not ok. As Detroit goes through it’s so-called renaissance and we have an influx of ‘new’ resi ...

Breast cancer study saving Black women

Breast cancer study saving Black women

Report: (W)hile breast cancer is one of the deadliest diseases for Black women — they are more than five times as likely to die from the disease and are less likely to survive five ...

‘Motown: The Musical’ reanimates past, puts new generation in the spotlight

‘Motown: The Musical’ reanimates past, puts new generation in the spotlight

The play, “Motown: The Musical,” is based on Motown founder Berry Gordy’s 1994 autobiography, “To Be Loved: The Music, The Magic, The Memories of Motown,” weaves the story of how G ...

‘Chibok girls’ — Will government keep its word and find them?

‘Chibok girls’ — Will government keep its word and find them?

With frustration boiling over at government foot-dragging over the fate of 219 girls, kidnapped from a government secondary school in Chibok in April, the Nigerian government took ...

Ebola drug tests raise ethical issues

Ebola drug tests raise ethical issues

...(H)ealth care workers might object to taking part in a test if only half of them are getting the actual drug as opposed to the placebo. ...

South African goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa killed

South African goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa killed

Local media reports say Meyiwa was shot while trying to protect his girlfriend, Kelly Khumalo, a South African singer and celebrity. Malila didn’t comment on these reports. ...

Thinking for Ourselves by Shea Howell

Thinking for Ourselves by Shea Howell

Now we are facing the consequences of a city given away to corporate interests. And we are seeing a new industry being born by those who will profit from this municipal rape. ...

Stay vigilant

Despite rosy predictions of Detroit’s rise and improved student achievement, we are doubtful and wary of state intervention. In 1999, Detroit Public Schools had more than a $1.5 billion budget and a functioning school board. Today, we have nearly half that in funding and state efforts to end what is remaining of the once largest district in Michigan. The state took over the schools in the late ‘90s with the ...

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Has Dred Scott risen again?

Dr. E. Faye Williams, Esq. Trice Edney News Wire Growing up, I learned a lot about the Dred Scott Decision. Early on, I didn’t fully understand all of the ramifications of the case, but it became crystal clear that it was not favorable for my ancestors. As I assess Dred Scott today, I am struck by the parallels I see between it and the 2012 Supreme Court Decision on the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Just as in ...

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Unique style by Stef-n-Ty

By Marcus Wright Special to the Michigan Citizen DETROIT — Stephanie and Tyrone Dickey make beautiful cloth together. No doubt about it, Stef-n-Ty is a team. Stephanie designs and manages production. Ty is the marketing guy. Their line of clothing and hats are available online and through select locations. The Dickeys are celebrating 20 years of partnership — in marriage and business. Stephanie said her gre ...

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‘Let the people vote’

Snyder vetoes ‘voter suppression’ bills; citizens urge the governor to place PA4 on the November ballotBy Zenobia JeffriesThe Michigan CitizenDETROIT — Gov. Rick Snyder has been criticized for much of his administration’s policy for urban centers since taking office. His partial veto July 3 of the election reform bills, known by critics as “voter suppression bills” has been well-received by many, yet the qu ...

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A personal look at the lives of the Wilmington Ten

By Cash Michaels Special to the NNPA News Service from the Wilmington Journal Most of the defendants were young, some barely in their 20s, when they were convicted in 1972 of crimes they didn’t commit. Some were still in high school, and living with their parents. At least one, Anne Shepard, was rearing three young children. Most of them had dreams of a bright, hope-filled future. Their only “crime,” they s ...

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Steven Prince Stevens II

Monique Stevens, above, buries her husband U.S. Lance Corporal Steven Prince Stevens II of Detroit July 2 at Mount Hope Memorial Gardens in Livonia. U.S. Lance Corporal Steven Prince Stevens II of Detroit, Michigan was laid to rest July 2 — 11 days before his 24th birthday — at Mount Hope Memorial Gardens in Livonia. His home-going services were held at Hope United Methodist Church in Southfield. Stevens wa ...

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Welcome to the Motor City

By Sara Perryman Because The Michigan Citizen readers are probably curious about those visiting our city over the next two weeks for Detroit 2012: {Re}Imagine the World, Transform Ourselves, Fight for the Future! I’d like to introduce you to a few of them. Since a primary motivation for this gathering is to build an ongoing network of like-minded folk, it seems important to find out what other people are up ...

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Renowned Detroit poet wins 2012 Kresge Fellowship

By Raina L. Baker Special to the Michigan Citizen “I’m not just a lesbian, I’m a woman. I’m not just a woman, I’m a Black woman. I’m not just a Black woman but a survivor of many things,” says slam poet Natasha T. Miller (T. Miller), a 2012 Kresge Artist Fellow. As modest as she is creative, Miller said even though she is extremely excited about her recent honor, she remains calm through it all because if y ...

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Mombasa steels itself for attacks

IRIN MOMBASA — Following three grenade attacks in recent months and a U.S. “terror” alert, residents of the coastal Kenyan city of Mombasa are bracing themselves for the possibility of yet more violence; local leaders are working toward better disaster preparedness and improvements in the emergency services. Three people lost their lives after a grenade attack on a bar in the Mshomoroni area of Mombasa June ...

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Rainbow PUSH Michigan urges the nation to join the Crusade for America

DETROIT — As violence continues to take the lives of many across the nation, Rev. D. Alexander Bullock and Rainbow PUSH Michigan remind citizens to meet in Detroit Aug. 25 for the Crusade for America Parent and Youth March. “The concern for public safety is growing at a rapacious rate,” Bullock said. “In the last week, 7-year-old Heaven Sutton was killed by a stray bullet in Chicago while selling lemonade a ...

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