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Blackonomics: Detroit for Sale

By James Clingman NNPA Columnist I remember when Vice President Dan Quayle said we should be glad that foreigners are buying properties and land in our country. “America is for sale,” he said. I guess he was correct, considering what we have seen over the Read More

National

Detroit Bankruptcy Challenged on Constitutional Grounds

(Reuters) – Public labor unions took aim at Detroit’s historic bankruptcy filing on Monday, asking a U.S. court to toss the city’s bid for protection from its creditors because it is constitutionally flawed on both the state and federal levels. A union that represents public-sector workers even Read More

National

Detroit Files for Bankruptcy, All Bets Are Off

by Bankole Thompson Special to the NNPA from the Michigan Chronicle Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr today asked a federal judge to place Detroit in chapter 9 bankruptcy, a move that, if allowed, would make the city the largest municipality in the history of the Read More