Detroit Bankruptcy: Debt and Democracy

by Curt Guyette Special to the NNPA from The Michigan Citizen The grins stretched from ear to ear, and the hugs and back-patting were plentiful. Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr, Gov. Rick Snyder, Mayor Mike Duggan and U.S. Judge Gerald Rosen — all were in a Read More

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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


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


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