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White Racist Who Shot At Teen Asking For Directions Sentenced To...

AFRICANGLOBE - Jeffrey Zeigler, a white man from Michigan who initially faced up to life imprisonment for shooting at a Black teen who was just asking for help to find his way to school, has recently been sentenced to four to ten years in jail. On the other hand, the victim, Brennan Walker, has been in therapy indefinitely due to the trauma he has been suffering since the shooting incident.

Systematic Racism Caused Flint Water Crisis – Report

AFRICANGLOBE - The horrific Flint water crisis where lead contaminated the majority-Black city’s water system in 2014 was the result of systemic racism, according to a recently released report from the Michigan Civil Rights Commission.

These Two Entrepreneurs Are Fighting Gentrification — One House At A...

AFRICANGLOBE - What does a real estate developer in Mississippi and a banker in New York City have in common? On the surface, nothing, but inside, both are gentrification fighters, having a burning desire to revitalize neighborhoods in Detroit, one house at a time.

Racist Detroit Cop Calls Citizens ‘Garbage’, Brags About Hitting ‘Kids’

AFRICANGLOBE - A veteran Detroit Police Officer is being investigated for calling residents of the city ‘garbage‘ and for boasting about using physical violence against children. Racist Daniel Wolff made the inflammatory statements on Facebook under an article published on the Motorcity Muckraker website which revealed that a record number of Detroit police now live outside of the city.

Michigan Tries To Block Court Order To Deliver Clean Water To...

AFRICANGLOBE - Michigan officials are fighting a federal court order to deliver water to the residents of Flint to ease the damage of lead contamination. The state argues the bottle distribution would be unnecessary to ensure residents have safe drinking water.

Federal Judge Orders Water Delivery To Flint

AFRICANGLOBE - A federal judge has ordered state and local governments to provide home delivery of bottled water to the residents of Flint, Mich., as they continue to navigate a years-long crisis over lead-laced water.

Mass Water Shutoffs Continue In Detroit

AFRICANGLOBE - Two years after the city of Detroit instituted a policy of mass service disconnections of past due water accounts, the city is shutting off some 150 customers a day with no letup in sight. The shutoffs continued through the recent summer heat wave, with temperatures reaching the 90s for days in a row. At this point about 1 in 13 of Detroit’s 175,000 residential accounts have had their water shut off.

Black-Owned Businesses Are Being Forced Out Of Detroit

AFRICANGLOBE - With shouts of "legal gentrification" and "equal should be equal," several Black Detroit businesses owners spoke to a crowd of around 30 people in downtown Detroit Tuesday.

The Way Out Of Poverty

Today, virtually all the best places for Blacks are now in the old South, cities like Atlanta; Raleigh, N.C.; Richmond, Va.; Orlando, Fla.; and Dallas.

Ethnic Cleansing: Detroit Braces For A Flood Of Tax Foreclosures

AFRICANGLOBE - A fresh wave of foreclosures could destabilize neighborhoods in Detroit, just as they are beginning to recover from the mortgage meltdown. Wayne County plans to sell 28,545 Detroit properties at auction this fall — including about 10,000 occupied homes — that are three or more years delinquent on taxes.

What Happens When Oligarchs And Vigilantes Take Over Public Safety In...

AFRICANGLOBE - Highland Park is a tiny 3-square-mile municipality located within Detroit. Extremely dangerous, blighted, and 94% Black, Highland Park is a concentrated example of the conditions in Detroit’s poorest neighborhoods—what some call the “Detroit of Detroit.”

Another Black Business Owner Is Being Forced Out Of Detroit

AFRICANGLOBE - Earlier this year we reported on two Black business owners who felt they were being wrongly evicted from their leases. The story is one that's becoming more and more popular as Detroit becomes increasingly gentrified. As new owners purchase buildings, many long-time tenants are being forced out.

Detroit’s Black Economic Recovery, By Bus

AFRICANGLOBE - A few months ago, when Carole Watson realized there was little media attention paid to Black-owned businesses in Detroit, she set out not only to create a tour, but to make a statement about being Black in the rapidly changing city. “I just said to myself, ‘I don’t want to hear another story about the renaissance of Detroit and not have it include my people,’” Watson said. “God has created enough for everybody. So why do we have to work so hard for exposure?”

The Continuing Depopulation Of Detroit

AFRICANGLOBE - No door in the history of architecture -- rotating or otherwise -- could have accommodated the latest perversity Detroit officials were inflicting on city residents: the potential eviction of tens of thousands, possibly as many as 100,000 people, all at precisely the same time.

More Black Americans Support Carrying Guns For Self-Defense

AFRICANGLOBE - According to a survey by the Pew Research Center, 54 percent of Blacks now see gun ownership as a good thing, something more likely to protect than harm. That's up from 29 percent just two years ago. In places like Detroit, more African-Americans are getting permits to carry concealed weapons.

Detroit: Shining The Spotlight On Black-Owned Businesses

AFRICANGLOBE - From looking at national media coverage, who would suspect that of Detroit's 50,000 businesses, 32,000 are Black-owned? That's a whopping 64 percent, according to 2007 U.S. Census figures, the most recent available.