Ebola could sink ‘Africa Rising’ dreams

Ebola could sink ‘Africa Rising’ dreams

With apparently conflicting health advisories sowing confusion and fear, a Zimbabwe blogger penned her concern that the upbeat picture of “Africa Rising” was getting a black eye. ...

Cameroon soccer star killed by stones hurled in stadium

Cameroon soccer star killed by stones hurled in stadium

An investigation into Ebosse's death, and a deeper inquiry into soccer hooliganism in the country, has been ordered by the Algerian interior ministry. But the incident is believed ...

TIMELINE: The story of Detroit’s water

TIMELINE: The story of Detroit’s water

This timeline is a work in progress, and an evolving research tool for individuals and communities working to establish and maintain equitable public water systems in Detroit and w ...

From vacant to vibrant: Detroit businessman seeks to revitalize neighborhoods

From vacant to vibrant: Detroit businessman seeks to revitalize neighborhoods

Williams seeks to help families move into refurbished homes block by block, restoring vitality to the communities. His program, Dream for a Dream, is based on the idea he can both ...

Detroit Deltas open social justice charter

Detroit Deltas open social justice charter

The Delta Sigma Theta Sorority has become the first Black sorority to open a charter school. The Detroit Delta Preparatory Academy for Social Justice is designed to help its studen ...

‘The Trees Will Grow Again’

‘The Trees Will Grow Again’

The video raises awareness about injustices against Palestinian people. It calls for a boycott, divestment and sanctions against Israel in the wake of the recent attacks on the peo ...

Tennis offers more than competition and championships for Detroit youth

Tennis offers more than competition and championships for Detroit youth

For the young athletes who can afford it, tennis offers more than competition and championships, in the form of college scholarships and great networking opportunities, Detroit pla ...

Spread of Ebola traced to a 2-year old

With close to 2,000 cases including over 1,000 deaths, Ebola is out of control, according to medical specialists. Doctors Without Borders called the outbreak “unprecedented” and the World Health Organization said thousands more health workers would be needed to fight it. ...

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Ferguson Police Chief contradicts earlier statements, prompts more questions

Staff Report The St. Louis American ST. LOUIS — In the second press conference today, Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson managed to once again incite negative emotions when he addressed the media regarding new developments released regarding the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown. “The initial contact between the officer and Mr. Brown was not related to the robbery,” Thomas Jackson, the police ch ...

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OPINION: A vacation policy

Our national policy does not entitle people to vacation time, sick leave or other kinds of leave. Too often, employers provide it as a “perk” not a necessity. Still, when you look at our unproductive Congress taking a month-long break, you have to wonder why everyone doesn’t get his or her perk. ...

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OPINION: From Voting Rights Act to Voting Rights Amendment

Those progressive landmarks are now under attack. Conservatives have never liked Medicare or Medicaid. (Conservative icon Ronald Reagan derided Medicare as “socialized medicine,” years before he was even elected governor of California.) Nor have right-wingers ever liked the Voting Rights Act. The neo-Confederate wing of the GOP in particular has always chafed under federal supervision of its (often unfair) ...

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