Politics

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

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Politics

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

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

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