Don't get us wrong: We've had our fair share of problems with the Citizen over the years. Sometimes its overzealous reporters got in the way of the stories they were supposed to be covering and sometimes their columnists were political operatives with axes to grind. But if you wanted to know what that mythical "black community" in Detroit was talking about, you could do worse than peruse the Citizen. In a chocolate city like Detroit, a paper like the Citizen was essential, and it will be sorely missed.
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