‘Our unfinished work’

‘Our unfinished work’

So that’s the world we’ve got to reach for — the world where every single one of our children has the opportunity to pursue their measure of happiness. That’s our unfinished work. ...

Get ‘A Piece of the Action’: New album by DJ Butter and DJ Dez spotlights Detroit hip hop

Get ‘A Piece of the Action’: New album by DJ Butter and DJ Dez spotlights Detroit hip hop

DJ Butter explains the album is an opportunity to give Detroit artists an opportunity to work “with artists that have sold tons of records and collaborate." ...

Always Brewing open mic uplifts Detroit talent

Always Brewing open mic uplifts Detroit talent

Detroit’s open mic scene remains a vibrant part of the city’s arts community, and the Thursday evening spotlight at Always Brewing Detroit, a community coffee shop at 19180 Grand R ...

Detroit EM transfers authority  to mayor, council

Detroit EM transfers authority to mayor, council

After two days of closed door meetings with the City Council and Mayor Mike Duggan, Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr has transferred all authority back to the executive and legislative ...

EDITORIAL: ‘Dear Livonia’ and the self-determination mayor

EDITORIAL: ‘Dear Livonia’ and the self-determination mayor

On the campaign trail, candidate Duggan said self-determination was a central value and guiding principle in his campaign to become Detroit’s mayor...This week, Mayor Duggan faces ...

Thinking for Ourselves by Shea Howell

Thinking for Ourselves by Shea Howell

This process has starkly revealed Duggan’s strengths as a technocrat and his weaknesses in looking “honestly” at the real situation Detroiters are facing. The primary goals of Dugg ...

Michigan GOP limits public debate

Michigan GOP limits public debate

This campaign season, Republican candidates appear to be running from public forums. It took several weeks and considerable wrangling to schedule one debate for the executive candi ...

Black lawyers to challenge police brutality in 25 cities

The lawyers group will file open records requests in Birmingham, Ala.; Little Rock, Ark.; Phoenix; Los Angeles; San Jose, Calif., Washington, D.C.; Jacksonville, Fla.; Miami; Atlanta; Chicago; Louisville, Ky.; Baltimore; Detroit; Kanas City, Mo.; St. Louis, Mo.; Charlotte, N.C.; Las Vegas; New York City; Cleveland, Ohio, Memphis, Tenn., Philadelphia; Dallas; Houston; San Antonio, Texas, and Milwaukee, Wis. ...

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Joining the ancestors: Bill Greaves, prolific filmmaker, dies at 87

A native of Harlem and a prolific filmmaker, William Greaves, once remarked he thought he would be a hurricane in documenting Black history and culture, but settled on the fact he was “only a single rain drop.” That single rain drop made a considerable splash, inspiring hundreds of artists, writers and filmmakers. Greaves, 87, died on Aug. 25 at his home in Manhattan, according to his daughter-in-law Bernic ...

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Black comic convention returns to inspire young artists in metro Detroit

By Steve Furay Special to the Michigan Citizen   Motor City Black Age of Comics Convention returns for its sixth annual gathering Sept. 13 at Youthville Detroit, 7375 Woodward Avenue, for a full day of entertainment and education about the comic book industry and the contributions of Black artists. The convention is one of the largest comic conventions in the nation highlighting Black artists. The itinerary ...

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‘Make it mean something:’ Detroit coach trains student athletes for life

“…If (young men and women) like sports, I can reel them in with the sports and once we get them in we can … make sure they’re educated, make sure they’re doing what they need to in life, make sure they’re community based,” Mims told The Michigan Citizen. “I mix training with mentoring, (to provide) structure (for) these kids.” ...

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