Obama to Visit Kilpatrick’s Prison in Oklahoma

(Detroit News) – President Barack Obama will visit Kwame Kilpatrick’s federal prison in Oklahoma on Thursday, offering a reminder of how far their careers and fortunes have diverged since both were viewed as rising political figures eight years ago. Obama is scheduled to meet with Read More


28 Years in Prison for Corrupt Ex-Detroit Mayor

ED WHITE, Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick was sentenced Thursday to 28 years in prison for corruption, after a series of scandals destroyed his political career and helped steer a crisis-laden city even deeper into trouble. Kilpatrick, who served as Read More


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


Carlita Kilpatrick Loses Job, Lease on Texas Home

[Detroit Free-Press] With her husband behind bars, Detroit’s former first lady, Carlita Kilpatrick, has fallen on hard times in Texas, losing her job and her lease on the family’s extravagant 5,000-square-foot home in suburban Dallas. According to neighbors, some of the Kilpatricks’ furniture and numerous Read More