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China Eyes Tighter Sanctions on N. Korea, but Limits Remain

Asian News 04/27/2017 0 Comments

BEIJING —  One of the key messages that came out of President Donald Trump’s meeting with U.S. lawmakers on North Korea was a renewed emphasis on the need to use sanctions and diplomacy to try and pressure Pyongyang back to the negotiating table. And while the outlook for the resumption of talks remains bleak at best, analysts say, China’s support…

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Michigan Civil Rights Commission Votes to File an Amicus Brief in Case Challenging Michigan’s Emergency Manager Law

Did You Know... 04/25/2017 0 Comments

Detroit—The Michigan Civil Rights Commission (the Commission) today voted to submit an amicus brief in a case before the U.S. Supreme Court, Bellant v. Snyder, arguing that the application of Michigan’s Emergency Manager Law should be subject to judicial review under the federal Voting Rights Act. In the brief, the Commission will argue that when a political change has the…

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Samsung Heavy Industries Builds World’s Largest Containership with Intergraph Smart® 3D

Business News 04/25/2017 0 Comments

Successful construction of the MOL Triumph cements partnership of technological excellence HUNTSVILLE, Ala., April 25, 2017 – Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI), one of the world’s leading shipbuilders, has used Intergraph Smart® 3D to design the world’s largest containership for Mitsui O.S.K Lines, Ltd. (MOL), surpassing 20,000 Twenty-foot Equivalent Units (TEU). With a length of 400 meters, breadth of 58.8 meters…

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Treasury Offers Help To Taxpayers Who Missed Tax Filing Deadline

Did You Know... 04/25/2017 0 Comments

State Income Tax Refunds Must Be Claimed Within Four Years   LANSING, Mich. – Michigan taxpayers who missed the Tuesday, April 18, state individual income tax filing deadline have options for filing a late return, according to the Michigan Department of Treasury (Treasury). “Late filers should file all income tax returns that are due,” said Deputy Treasurer Glenn White, head…

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NAAAP Detroit Celebrates Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with DIA

Events 04/22/2017 0 Comments

This May, National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP) Detroit Chapter is proud to collaborate with the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) Friends of Asian Arts and cultures (FAAC) to celebrate the Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.  Brought to our community by NAAAP Detroit and DIA FAAC, the Formosa Circus Art (FOCA) group, hailing from Taiwan, will put on a…

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DTE Energy again lowers natural gas costs to customers – a 9% reduction

Business News 04/20/2017 0 Comments

Natural gas bills down 27% from 10 years ago DETROIT, April 13, 2017 / DTEEnergy customers will see the cost of natural gas drop in their April gas bills nearly 9 percent, due to the downward trend of natural gas prices.  The company passes any savings it realizes on natural gas costs directly to its customers. DTE Energy lowered the gas rate…

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North American Students in Solidarity with the Victims of Japanese Military Sexual Slavery

Asian News 04/18/2017 0 Comments

On December 28th, 2015, the South Korean and Japanese governments announced a “final and irreversible resolution” of the issue of former ‘Comfort Women,’ a euphemism for survivors of Japanese military sexual slavery roughly during the Second World War. An estimated 200,000-400,000 women – many in their teens – were forced, abducted, and coerced into sexual slavery by the Japanese Imperial…

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Nam Center Undergraduate Fellows Lecture | Social Changes You See When Working in North Korea

Events 04/11/2017 0 Comments

Andray Abrahamian, Associate Director of Research at Choson Exchange Co-sponsored by the Center for Social Impact. This talk will describe what it is like to set up a non-profit that works in the DPRK, North Korea. It will also discuss the kinds of social and economic changes that were and are visible in the process of running Choson Exchange, a…

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10 tech issues that will impact social justice in 2017

Did You Know... 01/16/2017 0 Comments

In our increasingly complex and interconnected world, innovations in technology and data are inching us closer to a reality driven by automation, prediction, personalization, surveillance, and the merging of our physical and digital lives. This is taking place at the same time that the world is experiencing transformative cultural, demographic, economic, and political shifts. In the face of so much…

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