Daily Archive: February 8, 2013

    First Lady Michelle Obama to attend teen’s funeral

    The Defender has confirmed that First Lady Michelle Obama will attend the funeral service for slain teen Hadiya Pendleton. The 15-year-old was gunned down Jan. 29 at a park located one mile north of where the First Lady and the first family live in the Kenwood neighborhood on the South Side. Hadiya’s father, Nathaniel…

    Wayne State University to build educational facility in Macomb County

    The proposed ATEC facility, located in Warren, Mich., adjacent to Macomb Community College (MCC), will involve the renovation of an existing structure on the 3.5-acre site at 14601 East 12 Mile Rd. The new ATEC facility will offer students in Macomb County the opportunity to attain four-year degrees in marketable academic…

    Housing Development in Highland Park Nears Completion

    Highland Park is currently undergoing its own Cinderella transformation. Benefitting from the Obama administration’s stimulus package, Highland Park is wrapping up construction on its Neighborhood Stabilization Program II. The $6 million housing development project is a partnership between the City of Highland Park, MSHDA and HUD. Bank Trivium P…

    Who’s Who in BLACK DETROIT

    Michael Burton learned the alphabet by repeating the letters stamped on the back of the automobiles he saw driving down street in his native Lansing, Michigan. “B-U-I-C-K” “F-O-R-D” “O-L-D-S-M-O-B-I-L-E” “C-H-E-V-R-O-L-E-T” Both his parents worked blue-collar jobs at Oldsmobile, his father in the forge….

    Michigan Black Chamber of Commerce hosts a night with Roy Roberts

    Apparently, when Gov. Rick Snyder appointed Roy Roberts under Public Act 4, the state law that allows the governor to appoint emergency managers with nearly unlimited power to run struggling cities and school districts, he knew what he was doing.Roberts came before the Black Chamber of Commerce last month at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African…

    Business: Black-owned IC Datacom receives First Step Fund loan

    Let it be known that there is opportunity for the entrepreneurial spirit in Detroit. Black-owned IT firm IC Datacom recently secured a $50,000 small business loan from the First Step Fund. IC Datacom, which houses its office inside of Tech Town, Wayne State University’s business accelerator, is a full service IT company that markets and d…

    What Snyder’s New Budget Plan Means for Michigan

    Is Michigan on the comeback? As the rest of the country continues to struggle financially, the state is no stranger to the devastation of a disheveled economy. Facing a questionable future, Governor Rick Snyder has taken a step to do what he believes will restore and replenish Michigan’s diminished finances. On Thursday, Snyder…

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    Christopher Dorner: Mountain Manhunt For Ex-Cop Accused Of Killing 3

    (AP) — A fired police officer who threatened to bring “warfare” to the Los Angeles Police Department went on a shooting rampage that left a policeman and two others dead and set off an extraordinary manhunt Thursday that put Southern California on edge, led hair-trigger officers to mistakenly shoot at innocent citizens and forced polic …