Tag: detroit

Former Detroit gang member now gang peacemaker

Former Detroit gang member now gang peacemaker

| June 12, 2016

By Michael H. Cottman, Urban News Service Ray Winans, once affectionately known as “Killer Ray,” is helping reduce gun violence in Detroit—one gang member at a time. The 37-year-old former gang member is an unconventional activist who mediates among gangs, police and federal prosecutors while encouraging young black men to end their lives of crime […]

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‘Genois Wilson, Firefighter’ book goes to Detroit

‘Genois Wilson, Firefighter’ book goes to Detroit

| October 13, 2015

70 copies set for donation to Detroit Public Schools Special to Frost Illustrated DETROIT—Genois Wilson, Firefighter: She Dared to Be First is a popular children’s book that tells the story of the life and career of Genois Wilson Brabson, the first woman firefighter in the city of Fort Wayne, Ind. She is also one of […]

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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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