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 ...

US Army: Its still ok to refer to Black people as ‘Negro’

A recently-updated U.S. Army handbook has been found to include “Negro” as an approved term to use when describing Black people. The unclassified document outlines the military’s “Army Command Policy,” known as regulation AR 600-20, and features a set of racial “definitions” in a chapter on equal opportunities. ...

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Midterm election a national nightmare for Democrats

The worst election nightmare of African American civil and voting rights leaders has happened. Democrats lost their 55-45 majority control of the U. S. Senate on Election Day, to the Republican Party, which in the past has failed the NAACP legislative report card nearly 100 percent of the time. ...

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Detroit Raw by Sam Riddle, J.D.

The Democratic Party is suffering from some freaky paralysis that renders Dems incapable of defining who and what Dems are and why the voter should vote for a Democrat. ... When independent voters see Dems turning on President Obama in a most vile manner, why would they vote for candidates of such a party? ...

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Detroit-based businesses call on city leadership to support Community Benefits Agreements

Although an increase in the number of development projects in Detroit shows promise for the city’s future, it is crucial to make sure local residents and community stakeholders share in the economic benefits of these large-scale projects. CBAs are designed to do just that, according to the American Planning Association. ...

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A time for change at the Detroit Food Policy Council

Engaging a diverse, representative group of Detroiters in all aspects of our food system by equipping residents with a strong conceptual framework of knowledge in advocacy and policy related to food security, food justice and food sovereignty will actively support the development of a healthy, just and sustainable local food system. ...

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