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Pay Cuts Ahead In Detroit With Or Without Milestones, Officials Warn

Pay Cuts Ahead In Detroit With Or Without Milestones, Officials Warn

DETROIT— At a special city council meeting to discuss finances Tuesday, city officials said Detroit workers could see unpaid furloughs even if council members approve all contacts involved in a milestone agreement between the City and the State.

The Michigan Department of Treasury is holding $30 million in escrow until the city

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  • Written by The Michigan Chronicle
  • Category: Detroit

Fall/Winter Movies Spur the imagination

Fall/Winter Movies Spur the imagination

2012 has to be one of the most exciting years yet for imaginative storytelling on the big screen.

New stuff

Halle Berry co-stars in the highly ambitious Wachowskis (The “Matrix” trilogy) film, “Cloud Atlas,” which likely due to its high concept, didn’t perform well at the box office, domestically, that is. It’s almost a su

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  • Written by The Michigan Chronicle
  • Category: Detroit

Reflections: Appreciation

Reflections: Appreciation

It is ironic, confusing and sad that several highly developed and influential forms of music, created exclusively by Blacks, whether in the states or elsewhere, are generally appreciated more by Whites and other ethnic groups.

This would include jazz, blues and reggae. In fact, one of the icons of blues, B.B. King, said bluntly that were it not for

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  • Written by The Michigan Chronicle
  • Category: Detroit

It's a small world after all: Why the legacy of Star Wars is now secure

It's a small world after all: Why the legacy of Star Wars is now secure

The new “Star Wars” game, “Star Wars: 1313” was unveiled at this year’s E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo). It promises a grittier, more adult “Star Wars” experience.

So, Disney drops $4 billion to acquire Lucasfilm Ltd., and the Internet world goes off on a sugar high with all the possibilities therein. But first, there was a

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  • Written by The Michigan Chronicle
  • Category: Detroit