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 ...

Detroit Raw by Sam Riddle

Detroit Raw by Sam Riddle

Too many funerals As I watched the moment shape the justly redeemed Sharpton, my heart was heavy. How many more funerals before things really change? There are just too many funera ...

Corporate waters

Corporate waters

Once again EM Orr is making a decision against the interests of the people and laying the groundwork for turning water into a commodity. He has selected a company with a questionab ...

Africa: Obama ignores African journalists at summit in U.S.

After a statement on the success of the summit, Obama took questions from a pre-selected list of journalists, of which only one was from Africa. White House press members dominated the question and answer session, focusing on local policy issues, such as immigration, and the crisis in the Middle East and Ukraine. The press core was given front row seats to the conference while African journalists scrabbled ...

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With over 1,000 infected, can the Ebola virus be stopped?

(GIN) — As an Ebola epidemic sweeps relentlessly across West African borders, with the death toll topping 600, some are now asking if the virus can be stopped. The Ebola outbreak started in Guinea and spread to Liberia and Sierra Leone. It has been called the deadliest in recorded history, with Doctors Without Borders (MSF) and the World Health Organization declaring the situation out of control.  The skyro ...

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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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