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Shut off pause

Shut off pause

| August 9, 2014

By Shea Howell Special to the NNPA from The Michigan Citizen DETROIT—On July 21, the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department announced a moratorium on water shut offs for 15 days. This announcement came after widespread outrage over their policy of aggressively shutting off the water to people who cannot afford to pay their bills. Mounting […]

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From Detroit to LA, NAACP prez has history of ‘selling out’

From Detroit to LA, NAACP prez has history of ‘selling out’

| May 16, 2014

By Zenobia Jeffries Special to the NNPA from The Michigan Citizen Leon Jenkins, the Los Angeles branch NAACP president who awarded LA Clippers basketball team owner Donald Sterling with a Lifetime Achievement award among other commendations, lived, worked and won notoriety in Detroit. Jenkins was a 36th District Court judge between 1984 and 1987. During […]

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11,000 Detroit rape kits left untested

11,000 Detroit rape kits left untested

| April 21, 2014

Perhaps it truly is the fault of lack of resources but given the nation’s and the world’s history with prosecuting rape—or rather, even blaming victims—some are going to wonder if rape cases just aren’t a priority in some police departments and prosecutors’ offices. Many might argue that this is not Iran where a rape victim […]

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Detroit: Not about race, but about race

Detroit: Not about race, but about race

| November 23, 2013

LET’S DO BETTER Detroit elected a new mayor several weeks ago. He is 55-year-old Mike Duggan, a former prosecutor and Detroit Medical Center chief executive. He moved to Detroit, from Livonia, Mich., a year ago, to run for the job, but at that time a residency issue forced him to withdraw from the race. He […]

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D.S. Sense takes hip hop, R&B on ‘Space Audissey’

D.S. Sense takes hip hop, R&B on ‘Space Audissey’

| November 5, 2013

By Steve Furay Special to the NNPA from The Michigan Citizen “Nobody has to take interest in what I’m putting out, how I feel or how I present it,” said D.S. Sense, sitting comfortably outside on a fall afternoon in Detroit. “But, the fact there is an audience who appreciates it is priceless.” If the […]

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Detroit needs breakthrough, not neglect

| October 2, 2013

“The darkest hour is just before dawn.” If there is any truth to the cliché, then “dawn” is years away in Detroit. That city is “pitch black” in more ways than one and America must come to Detroit’s rescue. Detroit needs a “breakthrough.”

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