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

Op-Ed

Detroit: Death Certificate or Rebirth?

Blackonomics By James Clingman NNPA Columnist Will the largest city in history to file bankruptcy receive a death certificate, or will this action result in a new birth certificate for the Motor City?  Of course, a city as large and as well situated as Detroit Read More

Politics

Detroit Mayor Bing “Not Surprised” At State Finding Financial Emergency

by Minehaha Forman Special to the NNPA from The Michigan Chronicle   Mayor Dave Bing DETROIT—After nearly three months of examining Detroit’s finances, a six-member state review team declared Tuesday that Michigan’s largest city is in a state of financial emergency. “Certainly I am not Read More