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Against Ethnic Cleansing In Detroit: ‘Water Is A Human Right’

sunnubian ·
Against Ethnic Cleansing In Detroit: ‘Water Is A Human Right’ July 14, 2014 | Filed under: Featured , Headlines | Posted by: Editorial_Staff Both Democrats and Republican politicians colluded to drive blacks from Detroit AFRICANGLOBE – Water is a human right. The United Nations formally “recognizes the right to safe and clean drinking water and sanitation as a human right that is essential for the full enjoyment of life and all human rights.” A new European Citizens Initiative declares,...
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Mall Security Guards Kill Unarmed Black Man in Detroit Suburb and Get Away With It

sunnubian ·
Mall Security Guards Kill Unarmed Black Man in Detroit Suburb and Get Away With It September 20, 2014 | Posted by Nick Chiles McKenzie Cochran Apparently even mall security guards can kill an unarmed Black man and get away with it. Oakland County Prosecutor Jessica Cooper announced this week that there was no proof of criminal intent in the death of McKenzie Cochran, 25, who died at the Northland Mall in the Detroit suburb of Southland last January. So there will be no criminal charges...
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Ferguson, Mo., and Detroit: What do they have in common?

sunnubian ·
Ferguson, Mo., and Detroit: What do they have in common? By Kris Hamel on September 11, 2014 The foreclosure crisis has had a negative impact on the people of the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Mo., the epicenter of a rebellion for justice springing from the shooting death of Michael Brown, 18, at the hands of cop Darren Wilson on Aug. 9. Though small in size — approximately 21,000 residents — compared to Detroit, the city of Ferguson is a microcosm of the deliberately racist, a microcosm of...
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SHOCKER! Koch brothers working to scuttle Detroit bankruptcy settlement

sunnubian ·
Eclectablog - eclectic blogging for a better tomorrow Follow RSS Daily Kos member Profile Diaries   (list) Stream Send Message TUE MAY 20, 2014 AT 07:01 AM PDT SHOCKER! Koch brothers working to scuttle Detroit bankruptcy settlement by Eclectablog...
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Bankruptcy Judge Denies Motion to Suspend Detroit Water Shutoffs

sunnubian ·
Bankruptcy Judge Denies Motion to Suspend Detroit Water Shutoffs 9/29/14 Decision Comes As United Nations Delegates Announce Investigation into Human Rights Violations DETROIT, MI— Today, the ACLU of Michigan and NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc., a separate entity from the NAACP, expressed deep disappointment with a federal judge’s decision to deny a motion that would have temporarily stopped water service shut-offs to Detroit residents. Judge Steven W. Rhodes at the U.S.
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You Will Not Believe How These Young Black Men Were Forced to Defend Themselves Against Renegade Officers

sunnubian ·
You Will Not Believe How These Young Black Men Were Forced to Defend Themselves Against Renegade Officers September 18, 2014  | Posted by  Jay M.   Tagged With:  Detroit Police racial profiling ,  Police brutality , ...
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Can Mayor Dave Bing Fix a Broken Detroit?

sunnubian ·
Can Mayor Dave Bing Fix a Broken Detroit? He tells us there's no one plan to save the beleaguered city, but he has a blueprint for change. By: Lynette Holloway | Posted: May 28, 2012 at 12:58 AM Detroit Mayor Dave Bing (Paul Warner/Getty Images) ( The Root ) -- In the face of a crushing $265 million deficit and $13.2 billion in long-term structural debt, it was either sign a consent agreement, file for bankruptcy or accept the fate of a state-appointed emergency manager, Detroit Mayor Dave...
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Ask the Scientist

sunnubian ·
Ask the Scientist Jalonne L. White-Newsome, Ph.D. Kendall Science Fellow in Climate Change and Public Health This month, Senior Staff Writer Seth Shulman sat down for a Q & A session with Jalonne L. White-Newsome, a Kendall Science Fellow in Climate Change and Public Health at UCS. They discussed the health risks posed by the heat waves that are becoming so much more commonplace with global warming. "...having grown up in Detroit, I had experienced a couple of intensely hot summers and...
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The 'Separate-but-Equal' Charter School Scam

sunnubian ·
Published on Tuesday, August 7, 2012 by OtherWords The 'Separate-but-Equal' Charter School Scam While charter proponents claim that their schools are less bureaucratic, more efficient, and more effective, the evidence doesn't really back that up. by Sarah Knopp and Jeff Bale Back-to-school" sales seem to start earlier every year. These days, more than binders and backpacks are on offer. Now, public schools themselves are for sale. In July, Muskegon Heights, Michigan became the first American...
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How Michigan Attorney General's Court Filing Affects Detroit Public Schools

sunnubian ·
Detroit School Board: How Michigan Attorney General's Court Filing Affects Detroit Public Schools Posted: 08/10/2012 1:29 pm Updated: 08/10/2012 3:58 pm FOLLOW: Video , Bill Schuettte , DPS Board , DPS Power Struggle , Detroit News , Detroit School Board , Public Act 72 , Emergency Manager , Michigan Attorney General , Public Act 4 , Detroit Public Schools , Education News File Photo. Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette has filed a legal challenge against Detroit's School Board because...
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How Michigan Attorney General's Court Filing Affects Detroit Public Schools

sunnubian ·
Detroit School Board: How Michigan Attorney General's Court Filing Affects Detroit Public Schools Posted: 08/10/2012 1:29 pm Updated: 08/10/2012 3:58 pm FOLLOW: Video , Bill Schuettte , DPS Board , DPS Power Struggle , Detroit News , Detroit School Board , Public Act 72 , Emergency Manager , Michigan Attorney General , Public Act 4 , Detroit Public Schools , Education News File Photo. Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette has filed a legal challenge against Detroit's School Board because...
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The Heidelberg Project: Detroit is worth saving

sunnubian ·
Most of us decorate our front porches and yards only for Halloween, the fall harvest season and Christmas. But these homes in Detroit are decked out 365 days a year, thanks to the efforts of Tyree Guyton, artist and founder of The Heidelberg Project . Instead of being demolished, these mostly abandoned homes in Detroit's oldest African American community are serving a powerful purpose as large canvases for eclectic, eye-catching art — and saving a community. "Detroit is worth saving. It's a...
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In The Loop (Loop 21)

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life Black Friday: Gun Sales Reached An All-Time High life Blacks In Los Angeles Upset By City Transit Plans Getty Getty life Fast-Food Workers Push to Unionize life Mother Begs Lender to Forgive Dead Son’s College Loans CSM CSM life City of Detroit Too Broke To Find New Police Chief HispanicPro HispanicPro life Latino & Black Teens Using Smartphones for Homework life NYC Sees Days Without Any Reported Violence 3 hours ago
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Detroit Mayor Dave Bing Tries Desperately to Stop State Takeover of City Finances

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Detroit Mayor Dave Bing Tries Desperately to Stop State Takeover of City Finances February 15, 2013 | Filed under: Headlines | Posted by: Editorial_Staff Detroit’s Mayor Dave bing paints a more positive picture of the city AFRICANGLOBE – Detroit’s financial picture has looked grim for a long time, but as the city tried to ward off the state from taking over its finances, Mayor Dave Bing last night offered a positive spin, saying “the picture is not all doom and gloom.” “Every day there is...
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Michigan Governor Declares Fiscal Emergency In Detroit

sunnubian ·
Michigan Governor Declares Fiscal Emergency In Detroit March 2, 2013 | Filed under: Headlines | Posted by: Editorial_Staff AFRICANGLOBE – Michigan Governor Rick Snyder declared that Detroit is in a state of financial emergency, allowing the state to take control of the struggling city. City officials have a 10-day window to counter the state’s takeover , but Snyder confirmed that he was already considering a candidate for emergency manager to lead Detroit. Though he would not name his choice...
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A Financial Dictator for Detroit

sunnubian ·
A Financial Dictator for Detroit March 15, 2013 | Filed under: Headlines | Posted by: Editorial_Staff Detroit’s new financial manager Kevin Orr AFRICANGLOBE – With the appointment of an emergency manager on Thursday, Detroit became the largest city in US history to be taken over by the state government. The new manager, bankruptcy lawyer Kevin Orr, will have vast powers and one essential task: to carry out a brutal assault on the jobs and living conditions of the mostly Black residents of...
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IS AMERICA DOING ENOUGH TO PROTECT THE GENERAL PUBLIC FROM DANGEROUS MENTALLY DISTURBED PEOPLE?

sunnubian ·
(Much love and respect to the Mr. Anderson for trying defend the couple and dispel the dispute; I'm so sorry that he had to loose his life for trying to do the right thing, for trying to make peace). Detroit Bus Rider Killed Protecting Fellow Passengers Mar 24, 2013 By NewsOne Staff Share 164 Keron Anderson may have spent ten years in prison for making a few mistakes in life, but the 33-year-old died doing what he felt was right: standing up for others. The Detroit Free Press reports that...
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ACLU alleges Michigan school district violated students’ ‘right to learn to read’

sunnubian ·
ACLU alleges Michigan school district violated students’ ‘right to learn to read’ By Lyndsey Layton , Updated: Thursday, July 12, 3:00 AM The Washington Post In the first case of its kind, the American Civil Liberties Union is charging that the state of Michigan and a Detroit area school district have failed to adequately educate children, violating their “right to learn to read” under an obscure state law. The ACLU class-action lawsuit, to be filed Thursday, says hundreds of students in the...
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Detroit Schools Teach Students How To Work At Wal-Mart

Cholly ·
Four Detroit public high schools have decided classroom time should be used to train 60 students to work at Walmart. A new partnership gives participants 11 weeks of job-readiness training during the day and a Walmart job after school. Students earn 10 credits toward graduation… Advocates say with Detroit’s unofficial unemployment rate nearing 50% , jobs at Walmart are a golden opportunity. Sean Vann, principal of the Frederick Douglass Academy for Young Men , has 30 students in the program.
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Anita Baker avoids jail in court battle

Cholly ·
Singer-songwriter Anita Baker will not go to jail today and is negotiating to allow a judge to research how much her ex-husband is owed in music royalties. Popke ordered Baker to attend a contempt of court hearing this morning after she failed...
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Dramatics founder Ron Banks dead at 58

Cholly ·
Ron Banks, whose silky falsetto helped give the Dramatics one of the most enduring careers in R&B, has died at home in Detroit. He was 58. Banks died at about noon today, possibly of a massive heart attack, said Billy Wilson, president of the Motown Alumni Association. The Northern High School graduate was the founder of the Detroit vocal group, which made a name in the mid-'60s and went on to play for avid audiences around the country. Aside from a short break in the mid-1980s, the...
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Monica Conyers, the wife of U.S. Rep. John Conyers, Gets 37-Month Term for Bribery

Cholly ·
This 2009 booking photo shows former Detroit councilwoman Monica Conyers, who was sentenced to 36 months in prison. U.S. Rep John Conyers DETROIT (AP) — A former Detroit city councilwoman was sentenced to more than three years in prison Wednesday for bribery after a federal judge refused to set aside her guilty plea during a stormy court hearing dominated by a dispute over evidence of other payoffs. As guards cleared the packed courtroom, Monica Conyers yelled that she planned to appeal. The...
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U.S. Calls Explosion on Airplane "Attempted Terrorist Attack"

Yemaya ·
http://www1.voanews.com/englis...rorism-80124937.html US Calls Explosion on Airplane 'Attempted Act of Terrorism'The United States is increasing security for air travel across the country after a Nigerian man set off a small explosion aboard a flight...
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Detroit School Board President Can Barely Write a Coherent Sentence

Cholly ·
Otis Mathis Mr. Otis Mathis is the president of the Detroit school board, the nation's lowest achieving big city district of 90,000 school children. And like some of these children, Mathis struggles with writing and composing a coherent sentence....
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Former NBA Detroit Piston "Bad Boy" Rick Mahorn is Broke.

Cholly ·
Derrick (Rick) Allen Mahorn, the former NBA Detroit Piston's "baddest bad boy of them all" is badly broke. Mahorn and his wife filed Chapter 7 bankruptcy, and they're stating that their financial failures are due to bad investments.It was widely...
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Jerean Blake and Aiyanna Jones. . .

Yemaya ·
You know, every since this Aiyanna Jones case has been in the press I've been a little bothered. If everything that has been said is true regarding the case, I'm truly disturbed. First thing I'm disturbed about is the senseless and large amount of...
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Farrakhan Urges Black Unity in Detroit

sunnubian ·
Farrakhan Urges Black Unity in Detroit May 17, 2013 | Filed under: Featured , Headlines | Posted by: Editorial_Staff 4 Louis Farrakhan AFRICANGLOBE – Speaking to about 250 religious and community leaders in Detroit on Thursday, minister Louis Farrakhan urged unity among African Americans and called on them to buy up property in Detroit. “We don’t have a lot of money,” Farrakhan said of African Americans. “But we have about 500,000 tos” 600,000 Black still in Detroit. “If we would unite, we...
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Detroit, Koch Brothers Dumping Ground

sunnubian ·
A Black Mound of Canadian Oil Waste Is Rising Over Detroit Fabrizio Costantini for The New York Times Petroleum coke, a waste byproduct of refining oil sands oil, is piling up along the Detroit River. By IAN AUSTEN Published: May 17, 2013 486 Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Save E-mail Share Print Reprints WINDSOR, Ontario — Assumption Park gives residents of this city lovely views of the Ambassador Bridge and the Detroit skyline. Lately they’ve been treated to another sight: a three-story...
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“We Will Not Despair”: Open Letter from Detroit Public School Board Member

sunnubian ·
“We Will Not Despair”: Open Letter from Detroit Public School Board Member I am writing to let you know that the terrorists are here in Detroit. They have taken over our schools and our city. Their appetizers were Benton Harbor, Flint and their caviar was Allen Park, but they spit it out because it was too white. I watched ” Slavery by Another Name,” and was amazed that one of the people, Dr. Malone is married to Holder. She is a historian and understands so well the impact for generations...
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Detroit officer on trial in death of girl, 7

sunnubian ·
Detroit officer on trial in death of girl, 7 ED WHIT , Associated Press Copyright 2013 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. By ED WHITE, Associated Press Updated 4:46 am, Wednesday, May 29, 2013 1 of 4 View: Larger | Hide The exterior of the Detroit home where Aiyana Stanley-Jones was fatally shot during a police raid in May 2010 is shown May 25, 2013. Detroit Officer Joseph Weekley goes to trial Wednesday on a...
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THE RISE & FALL OF JESSE BINGA: ONCE THE RICHEST BLACK MAN IN THE U.S.

sunnubian ·
Questioneverything THE RISE & FALL OF JESSE BINGA: ONCE THE RICHEST BLACK MAN IN THE U.S. Jesse Binga’s pioneering ventures in banking and real estate made him a nationally known figure of black business achievement in the early 20th Century. A native of Detroit, he moved to Chicago in the early 1890s. Buying a succession of run-down buildings, he repaired them as rentals. White-owned banks refused to lend to Afric an-Americans, inspiring Binga to establish his own bank in 1908 at the...
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Who Is Getting Paid For The Plunder Of Detroit?

sunnubian ·
Who Is Getting Paid For The Plunder Of Detroit? December 30, 2013 | Filed under: Featured , Headlines | Posted by: Editorial_Staff AFRICANGLOBE – Nothing reveals more openly the criminal looting of Detroit by the wealthy elite than the hundred million dollars being paid out to well-connected law firms, accountants and consultancy businesses, which prepared the city’s bankruptcy. The fee bonanza has been underway as least since early 2012 and accelerated immediately after Michigan Governor...
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As Developers Gentrify Detroit, Evictions Increase

sunnubian ·
As Developers Gentrify Detroit, Evictions Increase June 21, 2013 | Filed under: Headlines | Posted by: Editorial_Staff 5 Detroit’s Black population is shrinking rapidly as residents are forced out of their homes AFRICANGLOBE – Billionaire home loan tycoon and real estate investor Dan Gilbert is anticipating a windfall from the potential bankruptcy of Detroit and is rapidly increasing his holdings in downtown Detroit. According to the Detroit News , Rock Ventures and entities affiliated with...
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Why We Need to Pay Attention to Detroit

sunnubian ·
The cost-cutting measures under discussion may have ramifications for blacks around the country. By: Janell Ross | Posted: July 25, 2013 at 12:06 AM 44 191 Email Text Size Detroit (Bill Pugliano/Getty Images) ( The Root ) -- It's easy to get lost in the sea of staggeringly disturbing numbers coming out of Detroit. The best estimates put Detroit's debt around $18 billion. There isn't enough money in city coffers to run buses in many neighborhoods after 8 p.m., according to city financial...
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Detroit Will PAY You To Take One Of These 100 Abandoned Homes

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Outrage in Detroit Over Death of Renisha McBride,19, Shot While Seeking Help

sunnubian ·
Outrage in Detroit Over Death of Renisha McBride,19, Shot While Seeking Help November 8, 2013 | Posted by Nick Chiles Tagged With: car accident , dearborn heights , Jonathan Ferrell , killed while seeking help , renisha mcbride , Trayvon Martin 1 1 0 Reddit 0 1 Google + 14 583 Renisha McBride, the 19-year-old African-American shot by a white homeowner on his front porch as she sought help after a car accident in a Detroit suburb, will be buried today. McBride’s family and the Black community...
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Detroit Reporters Criticize Right-Wing Media's Anti-Obama Bankruptcy Coverage

sunnubian ·
Detroit Reporters Criticize Right-Wing Media's Anti-Obama Bankruptcy Coverage Blog ››› 3 hours and 15 minutes ago ››› JOE STRUPP 56 Detroit news reporters who've covered the city's fiscal problems for years say claims from conservative commentators that the recent bankruptcy is due to liberal agendas, federal policies, or even President Obama are wildly inaccurate. Journalists, some with decades in the Motor City, contend such national coverage has missed the true cause of the financial...
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Obama Rejects Federal Aid for Detroit [?]

sunnubian ·
July 30, 2013 | Filed under: Featured , Headlines | Posted by: Editorial_Staff 32 Detroit has suffered from years of mismanagement AFRICANGLOBE – The Obama administration has rejected any federal rescue package for Detroit. The White House, which handed trillions of dollars to the banks and auto corporations, has made it clear it will do nothing to protect the pensions, jobs and social services of Detroit’s workers, which are targeted for massive cuts in the largest municipal bankruptcy in...
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Anthony Bourdain comes to Detroit and finds it's mostly white people

sunnubian ·
MON NOV 11, 2013 AT 06:45 PM PST Anthony Bourdain comes to Detroit and finds it's mostly white people by Eclectablog Follow Email 144 Comments / 144 New C'mon, it's not that hard to find black people in Detroit… Originally posted at Eclectablog . [Photo credit: Anne C. Savage , special to Eclectablog] I want to start off by saying that I think Anthony Bourdain's CNN program "Parts Unkown" is some of the best programming on television right now. From the insanely high-quality and artful...
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Detroit Republican Open about Racism and Calls for Bloodshed

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http://www.dailykos.com/story/...-calls-for-bloodshed Detroit Republican Examiner openly admits racism, calls for "bloodshed"by kpominvilleWed Jul 07, 2010 at 08:41:23 PM PDTIn a recent article by the Detroit Republican Examiner, at examiner.com, a...
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Re: Detroit Reporters Criticize Right-Wing Media's Anti-Obama Bankruptcy Coverage

sunnubian ·
Global Trade Watch Share Slate.com 's poignant words on the devastating effects of corporate-driven free trade in Detroit: http://bit.ly/15IJeGU <form action="/ajax/ufi/modify.php" class="commentable_item hidden_add_comment" id="u_jsonp_11_19" method="post"><input name="charset_test" type="hidden" value="€,´,€,´,水,Д,Є" /><input name="fb_dtsg" type="hidden" value="AQBumN6E" /><input name="feedback_params" type="hidden"...
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Re: Detroit Reporters Criticize Right-Wing Media's Anti-Obama Bankruptcy Coverage

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Leaked Emails Reveal Conspiracy to Throw Detroit Into Bankruptcy July 24, 2013 | Filed under: Headlines | Posted by: Editorial_Staff 6 Detroit’s Kevin Orr (center) flanked by Mayor Dave Bing (left) and Gov. Rick Snyder (right) AFRICANGLOBE – Leaked emails show that as far back as January, there were backroom discussions being held between Detroit and Lansing public officials and corporate law firm Jones Day suggesting that the best course for Detroit would be to send it through Chapter 9...
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Re: Outrage in Detroit Over Death of Renisha McBride,19, Shot While Seeking Help

EarthAndSky ·
This is awful and not the first time a black person was killed while seeking help after a car accident. Open season on black people. Here are the things that could get you killed or arrested by being black. 1. Driving while black 2. Walking while black 3. Shopping while black 4. Seeking help in a predominantly white neighborhood while black 5. Having a medical condition or disorder while black 6. Wearing the 'wrong' clothing while black 7. Protecting your home and family while black 8. Being...
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Re: Outrage in Detroit Over Death of Renisha McBride,19, Shot While Seeking Help

DennisKalita ·
Originally Posted by EarthAndSky: This is awful and not the first time a black person was killed while seeking help after a car accident. Open season on black people. Here are the things that could get you killed or arrested by being black. 1. Driving while black 2. Walking while black 3. Shopping while black 4. Seeking help in a predominantly white neighborhood while black 5. Having a medical condition or disorder while black 6. Wearing the 'wrong' clothing while black 7. Protecting your...
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Re: Anthony Bourdain comes to Detroit and finds it's mostly white people

Norland ·
Anthony was probably afraid to film too many Africans in Detroit, figuring they were all like the ones displayed in the show "Hardcore Pawn", owned by the father, son and daughter, that comes on Tru TV regularly. Most of them appear to be highly mentally deranged; expletives flying all over the place for an half hour, and you know how "they" put us all in the same damn category when it comes to things like that. It's not Anthony's fault, if you've ever seen that show.
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Re: Obama Rejects Federal Aid for Detroit [?]

sunnubian ·
The information in this article should be eye-opening to all Americans in it illustrating the corporate takeover and manipulation of the United States economy, however, to place the blame on the President Obama or the Obama administration is just false information considering that it is CONGRESS, not the POTUS, that would have to intervene and/or approve allegation of such funds, not the President. What is happening with Detroit is just another example of how the powers-that-be in America...
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Re: Jerean Blake and Aiyanna Jones. . .

sunnubian ·
Yes, Blake's death is truly disturbing and I hope that the guilty party(ies) are convicted for the senseless murder. I still say that it is still apples and oranges. Like you said, this little girl should not have had to die because of what others have done. It is still just the double standard of policing that is done in this country when it comes to race. Even though what happened to the 17 year old was just as criminal, if the police had a warrant arrest a white serial killing child...
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Re: Jerean Blake and Aiyanna Jones. . .

EbonyRose ·
Reference: It should be a sin for a child to not be able to grow up in a safe, clean and thriving environment. But to Yemaya's point ... I think the real sin is that more children are not able to grow up in that type of environment within the home. Aiyana Jones was obviously not provided with that type of environment with the type of father and other relatives surrounding her that would senselessly shoot a 17-year-old boy because they didn't like the way he looked at them. Too many of our...
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Re: Jerean Blake and Aiyanna Jones. . .

James Wesley Chester ·
These cases..., and this one in particular...are routinely decried on XM Radio's Channel 169 'The Power'' with a demand for change. There is also a standing challenge of 'What are you going to do about?' If we all take similar actions, change will become possible. Just talking about it on site such as this IS NOT ENOUGH!! PEACE JIm Chester
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