EPA to require air pollution measurements in Black communities

EPA to require air pollution measurements in Black communities

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA WASHINGTON — For the first time, the Environmental Protection Agency may require oil refineries to regularly measure the air quality at their perimeters. These ...

Trayvon’s mom to Michael’s mom: ‘If they refuse to hear us, we will make them feel us.’

Trayvon’s mom to Michael’s mom: ‘If they refuse to hear us, we will make them feel us.’

I hate that you and your family must join this exclusive yet growing group of parents and relatives who have lost loved ones to senseless gun violence. Of particular concern is tha ...

State gives Detroit Public Schools Emergency Manager the green light to borrow $111 million

State gives Detroit Public Schools Emergency Manager the green light to borrow $111 million

The state Emergency Loan Board ignored the elected Detroit Public Schools board, and voted Aug. 20 to grant Emergency Manager Jack Martin’s request to borrow $111 million for the u ...

Detroit community object to 43 students in a classroom

Detroit community object to 43 students in a classroom

This fall, back to school for Detroit Public School students means more school closings and 43 students per classroom. Teachers expect a 10 percent pay cut among other reductions, ...

Detroit Raw by Sam Riddle

Detroit Raw by Sam Riddle

After you have been on the planet 67 years plus 11 months, you figure out a few things. Tomorrow may never arrive. Tragically there will be plenty of other trips to make for the ca ...

REPORT: US “falling further behind” on race relations

REPORT: US “falling further behind” on race relations

The report, Falling Further Behind: Combating Racial Discrimination in America, detailed myriad disparities that still exist in the criminal justice system, education, voting, hous ...

Judge Claudia Morcom joins the ancestors

Judge Claudia Morcom joins the ancestors

Retired Judge Claudia House Morcom joined the ancestors, August 17, 2014. ...

Into muddy waters

Citigroup agreed to pay $7 billion in penalties and restitution for its role in the 2008 financial meltdown, ...ccording to an article in the Wall Street Journal, the banking giant admitted to “repeatedly brushing aside warnings from both inside and outside the bank that many of the loans it had packaged had serious problems and concealing that information from investors.” Although none of the local mainstr ...

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11 Michigan charter authorizers ‘at risk of suspension’

LANSING — Eleven of Michigan’s 40 charter school authorizers were listed as “at risk of suspension” by State Superintendent Mike Flanagan Aug. 11, jeopardizing their ability to charter any future schools. The authorizers named had deficiencies in key factors of oversight of their charter schools. Michigan law gives the state superintendent the responsibility to determine whether a charter school authorizer ...

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Detroit Raw by Sam Riddle

Standing upon an isle of white privilege, both AP and Brian Dickerson attempt to shape reality. AP’s initial tweet focused not on a woman crying out for help, but dehumanized Renisha by depicting her as a drunk. Dickerson took great measures to distinguish McBride’s case from Trayvon Martin by concluding that Renisha’s case was not about race. ...

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Highland Park mayor declares state of emergency behind heavy rainfall in SE Michigan

In an official city bulletin Highland Park Mayor DeAndre Windom declared a disaster as of 12 p.m. Aug. 12 due to the recent heavy rainfall that has engulfed the city, county and entire southeastern Michigan. Windom says the extreme flooding on residential and commercial streets has created dangerous conditions that require additional resources. ...

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