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Michigan Law Will Cut Off Welfare For Families With Truant Children

AFRICANGLOBE - The proposed cuts will have a devastating impact on families receiving the miserly cash allotment from the state, making it impossible to pay bills such as rent, water and heat. Cutoff from this assistance will impose a particular hardship given the resumption of mass water shutoffs by the city of Detroit, where approximately 27,000 families receive welfare assistance.

Detroit: The Conspiracy To Use Federal Funds To Remove Black Population

AFRICANGLOBE - Detroit developer Herb Strather made Wednesday's deadline for a down payment on his winning $3 million bid for thousands of blighted and foreclosed city properties, but his grand $2 billion vision for redevelopment may have hit a snag.

4 Reasons the Detroit Water Shut-Offs Matter

AFRICANGLOBE - Last month, the City of Detroit's Water and Sewerage Department began to shut off water service for around 100,000 mostly Black customers, people who have fallen behind on payments by more than $150 or 60 days.

Detroit Land Bank Authority Seizes Thousands Of Homes And Lots

AFRICANGLOBE - A major push is underway to drive even more oppressed and working Black people from the city of Detroit. On June 13 demonstrators rallied outside the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department (DWSD) located downtown. This day represented the sixth in a series of “Freedom Fridays” where people have been protesting against the wholesale attacks on workers, retirees, youth and community residents through an orchestrated financial emergency and forced bankruptcy.

Detroit: Largest Bankruptcy Trial in U.S. History Ends

AFRICANGLOBE - Federal Judge Stephen Rhodes heard closing arguments in the largest municipal bankruptcy trial in United States history on November 8. The City of Detroit being unjustly represented by the law firm of the imposed emergency manager Kevyn Orr, Jones Day, attempted to make a case for forcing the majority African American municipality into insolvency where pensioners may get as little as sixteen cents on the dollar.

Detroit: Race Politics Fails Ordinary Blacks

AFRICANGLOBE - JoAnn Watson, Detroit city council member, said, "Our people in an overwhelming way supported the re-election of this president, and there ought to be a quid pro quo." In other words, President Obama should send the nearly bankrupted city of Detroit millions in taxpayer bailout money

Detroit Struggling To Avoid State Takeover

AFRICANGLOBE - The state of Michigan is poised to take over the city of Detroit’s struggling finances if the mayor and City Council can’t find a way to work together in devising a plan to reduce the city’s budget deficit on Tuesday.

State Senator Proposes to Dissolve Detroit

AFRICANGLOBE - Poor Detroit. First it was Mitt Romney making the case as to why the federal government should have let it go down the drain a few years ago, but now a state senator in Michigan is proposing to do away with the financially-strapped city altogether.

Detroit Will Run Out of Money Before End of the Year

AFRICANGLOBE - The city of Detroit will run out of money before the end of the year if it continues on its present course, after the Detroit city council last night was unable to complete the actions stipulated by the Michigan Treasury in order for it to get a cash infusion of $10 million yesterday and another $20 million in three weeks.

New Detroit Budget Proposal Contains Severe Cuts

A detailed budget proposal by Detroit Democratic Mayor Dave Bing calls for massive cuts and layoffs on top of those contained in a preliminary...