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. ...

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 ...

Brazil announces major Africa investment plan

By Ann Brown The Network Journal Brazil pledged major investments and a transfer of technology to Africa last month in order to repay a “solidarity debt” they have with Africa.According to former Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, Brazil, which is the world’s sixth-largest economy, “owes its current strength to the more than 300 years of slavery during which we exploited the sweat and blood of millions of Africans. ...

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You need nourishment for the soul

By Frankie Darcell We spend so much time taking care of everything and everybody around us. Well, it’s time to take care of the most important person in your life: You. Start filling your life with joy, happiness, prosperity and financial freedoms beyond your wildest dreams. As you feed all of the needs in your life, you have to nourish your soul as well. When you’re sick, the doctor will prescribe medicati ...

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Western International, Southwestern join forces

Once rivals, now teammates for PSL athletics By Harry M. Anderson, Jr. Special to the Michigan Citizen DETROIT — For almost a century, the rivalry between Western International and Southwestern High School has been one of the biggest in Detroit prep sports. There were many great matches between the two on the basketball court, at volleyball matches, on the baseball field and at track meets. In football, the ...

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Talking about environmental injustice through digital technology

Talking about environmental injustice through digital technology Published • Sun, Jul 01, 2012 By Victoria Goff Delegates to the First National People of Color Environmental Leadership Summit in 1991 drafted and adopted 17 principles of Environmental Justice. Since then, the principles have served as a defining document for the growing grassroots movement for environmental justice. When the Environmental Pr ...

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When in the course …

“An individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law.” — Martin Luther King, Jr. It is the fourth of July and this nation marks its birth as a nation. African Americans — with few exceptions — were never included ...

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Novella Coursaris: A Model for the Congo

By Benjamin  F. Chavis Jr. NNPA  Africa is known for its beauty, majesty and vast mineral and lucrative natural resources of gold, diamonds, oil, copper, cobalt, uranium, platinum and titanium.  But Africa is also known as the continent that has been the target of centuries of inhuman oppression, brutal colonization and exploitation.  Yet today, the greatest natural resources in Africa are the people of the ...

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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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