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Kilpatrick keeps his mouth shut -- this time

Kilpatrick keeps his mouth shut -- this time

By Zack Burgess – CHRONICLE EDITOR-AT-LARGE

For 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.

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Detroit: The mecca of Black business

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

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Keeping Connected

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

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Black businesses benefit from Energy efficiency movement

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

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Rosa Parks celebrates 100th birthday

Rosa Parks celebrates 100th birthday

SPECIAL BLACK HISTORY REPORT

Rosa Parks, the mother of the Civil Rights Movement, would have turned 100 on Feb 4.

The courageous woman’s refusal to give up her seat to a White man on a municipal bus led to the famous Montgomery Bus Boycott, which launched the Civil Rights Movement and placed Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. into the national spotlight.

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