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Michigan Black Chamber of Commerce hosts a night with Roy Roberts

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

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  • Written by The Michigan Chronicle
  • Category: Detroit

Housing Development in Highland Park Nears Completion

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

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  • Written by The Michigan Chronicle
  • Category: Detroit

Who's Who in BLACK DETROIT

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.

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  • Written by The Michigan Chronicle
  • Category: Detroit

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

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

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  • Written by The Michigan Chronicle
  • Category: Detroit