Tag: detroit

resistance matters

resistance matters

| August 18, 2015

they knew that if the slaves developed a common sense of identity through african culture and traditions, they would be more likely to join together and rebel against their owners.—portcitiesbristol:     resistance matters © 2015 omowale-ketu oladuwa AUDIO: resistance matters @ https://rootfolks.bandcamp.com/   big mike brown went down a year ago august 9, felled by […]

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Black lives should matter to black killers, too

Black lives should matter to black killers, too

| August 18, 2015

By Lekan Oguntoyinbo NNPA Columnist I applaud the Black Lives Matter Movement for renewing attention on police violence against blacks, an issue that is old as the republic—for black lives do matter. And black lives should always matter—even when the killers are not hyper-aggressive cops, white supremacists or other emblems of oppression. In 2011, the […]

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‘No greater pain’ than burying your murdered child

‘No greater pain’ than burying your murdered child

| June 26, 2015

By Zenobia Jeffries Special to the NNPA “Most women say there is no greater pain than to bear a child, I say there is no greater pain than to bury one.”—Andrea Clark, founder, Mothers of Murdered Children DETROIT–Three Detroit youth were shot in one incident last month. One died. Two were critically wounded. Their ages […]

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A push to address black-on-black violence

A push to address black-on-black violence

| June 5, 2015

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–As cities across the country have mobilized massive street protests over police violence and misconduct, a familiar question has been raised by their opponents: Why does violence within the black community garner less concern than police violence? According to crowd-sourced database, Mapping Police Violence, 304 black people died […]

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An unparalleled act of love: ‘She saved my life’

An unparalleled act of love: ‘She saved my life’

| March 25, 2015

In amazing act of love, courage, Muslim teacher donates a kidney to Christian student By Ashahed M. Muhammad Special to the NNPA from The Final Call DETROIT (FinalCall.com)–Eighteen-year-old A’ja Booth suffered from nephrotic syndrome, a kidney disease in which protein leaks out of the kidneys into the body. One of the symptoms is excessive fluid […]

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A century of living, a life of service

A century of living, a life of service

| January 21, 2015

Photo courtesy of Anita Dortch Power Angel on Assignment DETROIT—The Rev. Dr. Clyde Adams (seated, center), former pastor of Union Baptist Church in Fort Wayne, recently celebrated his 100th birthday with family in Detroit. At the century mark, the Rev. Adams is still sharp and  active as evidenced by his sharp wit and conversation during […]

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Demanding equal protection: Emergency Manager lawsuit moves forward

Demanding equal protection: Emergency Manager lawsuit moves forward

| December 10, 2014

Special to the NNPA from The Michigan Citizen The Emergency Manager lawsuit against Gov. Rick Snyder will move forward on the grounds that African Americans are not treated equally under the state law, Public Act 436. Based on the Equal Protection clause of the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which was adopted after slavery […]

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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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