Author: Miss Pageant B. Atterberry

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan announces re-election bid

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan announced his re-election bid today, touting the city’s post-bankruptcy momentum while acknowledging work remains to make the city a desirable place to raise families. Taking the stage at the Samaritan Center on the city’s east side, Duggan described a growing pride among Detroiters, improved services and stable city finances. But he said his re-election campaign is not going to be a victory lap. Basic city services such as timely trash pickup and working streetlights in neighborhoods, two areas improved under his tenure, should be the norm, he said. “We have to thank somebody for the lights being on....

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Detroit Race Riot (1967)

Chief editor of the Michigan Chronicle, Kieth Owens is developing a series of happenings involved around the 1967 Detroit Race Riot. The Detroit Race Riot in Detroit, Michigan in the summer of 1967 was one of the most violent urban revolts in the 20th century.  It came as an immediate response to police brutality but underlying conditions including segregated housing and schools and rising black unemployment helped drive the anger of the rioters. On Sunday evening, July 23, the Detroit Police Vice Squad officers raided an after hours “blind pig,” an unlicensed bar on the corner of 12th Street...

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Trump’s inauguration: How’d he do?

Donald Trump’s inaugural address was classic Trump. It showed remarkable consistency with the themes and language that he used on the campaign trail last year — up to his closing assertion that we will “make America great again.” And it reiterated the basic policy promises that he made during his campaign: a tough stance on immigration; an “America first” foreign policy; and a deep skepticism toward free trade. Trump reminded us that he isn’t a garden-variety Republican. And showed that he will be willing to break from his party’s orthodoxy when it clashes with his populist sensibilities. The speech...

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Obama’s Last Full Day On Job Filled With Nostalgia and Thank You Calls

It was for President Obama a day of thank you calls, farewells, wrapping up loose ends — and business as usual. Obama began his last full day on the job Thursday the way he did some 2,920 times before — with the Daily Presidential Briefing. It was held in the usual location, which is the Oval Office. And, as is typical, Vice President Joe Biden was in attendance, according to a schedule released by the White House. The only other thing on Obama’s official agenda was a last lunch as president with Biden in the private dining room. But...

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Did Trump Take Another Jab At John Lewis In His Inaugural Address?

Not even 20 minutes into his term, President Donald Trump may have taken another shot at Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), at least Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.) thinks so. This time instead of Twitter, Trump used his inaugural address as a platform to attack politicians he didn’t name for “complaining.” “We will no longer accept politicians who are all talk and no action ― constantly complaining but never doing anything about it. The time for empty talk is over. Now arrives the hour of action,” he said. He made very similar remarks in his January 14 tweets after Lewis told NBC’s Chuck...

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