‘Black Face is not ok’ or ‘Just in time for Halloween’

‘Black Face is not ok’ or ‘Just in time for Halloween’

Every year, around Halloween, it becomes important to remind folks that black face is not ok. As Detroit goes through it’s so-called renaissance and we have an influx of ‘new’ resi ...

Breast cancer study saving Black women

Breast cancer study saving Black women

Report: (W)hile breast cancer is one of the deadliest diseases for Black women — they are more than five times as likely to die from the disease and are less likely to survive five ...

‘Motown: The Musical’ reanimates past, puts new generation in the spotlight

‘Motown: The Musical’ reanimates past, puts new generation in the spotlight

The play, “Motown: The Musical,” is based on Motown founder Berry Gordy’s 1994 autobiography, “To Be Loved: The Music, The Magic, The Memories of Motown,” weaves the story of how G ...

‘Chibok girls’ — Will government keep its word and find them?

‘Chibok girls’ — Will government keep its word and find them?

With frustration boiling over at government foot-dragging over the fate of 219 girls, kidnapped from a government secondary school in Chibok in April, the Nigerian government took ...

Ebola drug tests raise ethical issues

Ebola drug tests raise ethical issues

...(H)ealth care workers might object to taking part in a test if only half of them are getting the actual drug as opposed to the placebo. ...

South African goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa killed

South African goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa killed

Local media reports say Meyiwa was shot while trying to protect his girlfriend, Kelly Khumalo, a South African singer and celebrity. Malila didn’t comment on these reports. ...

Thinking for Ourselves by Shea Howell

Thinking for Ourselves by Shea Howell

Now we are facing the consequences of a city given away to corporate interests. And we are seeing a new industry being born by those who will profit from this municipal rape. ...

OPINION: Countering voter suppression

When the Voting Rights Act was attacked, too many tuned out and turned off from the details, although leaders like Barbara Arnwine of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights under Law warned we would begin to feel the effects of this legal setback with various forms of voter suppression. ...

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OPINON: Things you need to know about probate court

By Atty. Rohn Mitchell Special to the Michigan Citizen Even as a child, as far back as you can remember, you demanded the right to make decisions for yourselves. Independence — the freedom to choose and the right to decide — are at the foundation of individual entitlement and human dignity. Even when we have matured and aged, the exercise of independence in choosing the medical treatment we receive or medic ...

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Black farmers and urban growers promote power and sovereignty at Detroit conference

By Kibibi Blount-Dorn Special to The Michigan Citizen In the tiny town of Covert, near the eastern banks of Lake Michigan, Barbara Norman farms 53 acres of blueberries on land her family has owned and cultivated for six generations. As African American farmers, Norman’s family has a strong sense of identity — one deeply rooted in the land they have farmed since the 1930s. She remembers her grandfather’s fav ...

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