Daily Archive: February 7, 2013

    Detroit: The mecca of Black business

    During the presidency of Barack Hussein Obama, the Commerce Department’s Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) and U.S. Census Bureau released new data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2007 Survey of Business Owners showing that the number of African American-owned firms in Detroit grew to more than 32,000. In the entire United Sta…

    Black businesses benefit from Energy efficiency movement

    Life is a succession of fortunate circumstances. And when former Governor Jennifer Granholm issued an executive order, just before the 2006 campaign, calling for the creation of a “21st Century Energy Plan for Michigan” — the mission being to find alternative energy sources and greater energy efficiency — Louis E. James knew he had to…

    Keeping Connected

    Once rejected, now connected, Detroit is making a unique footprint on defining urban culture. With the announcement of the M-1 rail system, the city of Detroit is not only on the edge of becoming the business address of 25,000 new downtown residents, 200 new storefront businesses along Woodward Avenue and 20,000 new workers, but of…

    Kilpatrick keeps his mouth shut -- this time

    Kilpatrick keeps his mouth shut — this time

    By Zack Burgess – CHRONICLE EDITOR-AT-LARGEFor once in his life, former Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick chose to remain silent, ironic for a guy known for his gregarious ways.The defense rested its case Wednesday without any of the defendants saying a word to the jury.”I am choosing not to testify,” Kilpatrick said to U.S. District Judge Nancy Edmunds.The…

    NFL black coaches level playing field

    NFL black coaches level playing field

    by Zack Burgess – CHRONICLE EDITOR-AT-LARGEHistory has a wonderful way of righting its wrongs. A person in South Africa no longer lives with the oppression of apartheid, Americans have a black president and sports can no longer be compared to slavery as it has often been suggested. Never before have the atrocities of man been more transparent than…