Detroit’s water woes: A payment plan is not an affordability plan

Detroit’s water woes: A payment plan is not an affordability plan

If people couldn’t afford the increasingly high price of water before, then simply getting on a payment plan that tacks on portions of what’s previously been owed to whatever curre ...

MISSING PERSON: Storm Yvette Bolding

MISSING PERSON: Storm Yvette Bolding

Help find Storm Yvette Bolding. ...

Justice for Michael Brown leaders: ‘County prosecutor must go’

Justice for Michael Brown leaders: ‘County prosecutor must go’

They want Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon to remove the county prosecutor, whose father was killed by a Black man and whose family has heavy ties to law enforcement — not to mention the cl ...

Students of color now match white student enrollment

Students of color now match white student enrollment

White student enrollment has steadily declined, as have birth rates among white families...In recent years, Black public school enrollment has remained steady at around 17 or 18 pe ...

People’s Water Board gives free water gallons, helps restore service for west side Detroit residents

People’s Water Board gives free water gallons, helps restore service for west side Detroit residents

Must bring ID and a copy of your water bill with the same ID address on it. Residents can take away as many gallons as they can carry, but must allow certain information about thei ...

REPORT: New York City television stations give lopsided coverage to Black crime

REPORT: New York City television stations give lopsided coverage to Black crime

Black suspects were overrepresented in newscasts on WCBS, WNBC, WABC and WNYW. ...

Agent provocateurs?

Agent provocateurs?

“They came into our community like infiltrators, trying to rally our people to stand up against these heavily armed people. They were trying to get our babies killed. They saw a si ...

French firm loses bid to own Africa’s ‘Rooibos’ trademark

(GIN) — South African tea planters won a major victory over European and U.S. tea dealers recently. They defeated efforts by a French firm to gain control of the name “Rooibos” — a popular tea that grows in South Africa — by trademarking it abroad.  Under the agreement, Rooibos, which means “red bush” in Afrikaans, will refer to tea grown in the Cederberg Mountains in the Western Cape where it’s been farmed ...

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Obama: Making history is not enough

By Raynard Jackson NNPA In many ways Obama’s presidency has been historic.  On June 19, 2008, Obama became the first major-party presidential candidate to turn down public financing in the general election since the system was created in 1976.  On Aug. 28, 2008, Obama became the first Black to be nominated by a major U.S. party.  On Nov. 4, 2008, Obama won the presidency with 365 electoral votes to 173 for ...

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The high cost of injustice

When these corporations underpay their workers, we supplement their inadequate wages with government-funded income subsidies (food, housing assistance, etc.). When these companies need securities protection, they don’t hesitate to use the Securities and Exchange Commission, also paid for with our taxes. While these corporations operate like foreign corporations for tax purposes, they expect the services of ...

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Keep your garden growing into the fall

If you loved summer gardening, you can keep your garden growing right through fall. Here’s how to make the most of fall season gardening. Size up the soil Most vegetable plants require full sun for six or more hours a day, and because fall provides a bit less sunlight than summer, you may need to relocate your plot to make the most of shorter days. If moving your garden isn’t an option, you can still take f ...

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