The Michigan Citizen
Detroit, MI 48216
The Michigan Citizen (sometimes called just Michigan Citizen) was a weekly newspaper distributed in Detroit, Michigan. The Michigan Citizen has been published on Sundays since November 1978. Charles D. Kelly (1932-2006) was the newspaper's founding publisher. The Michigan Citizen was a publication for Michigan's African-American and progressive-minded community.
Charles and his wife, Teresa, founded The Michigan Citizen newspaper on their dining-room table in Benton Harbor, Michigan, in November 1978. He grew the paper from a 12-page tabloid with an original circulation of 3000 distributed in the Benton Harbor area to a 16-page broadsheet with a statewide circulation of 56,000.
He opened a Detroit-area office of the paper in 1985. The Michigan Citizen was the official newspaper for the city of Highland Park, Michigan. Since its beginning, the paper has maintained a strong pro-community, progressive editorial stance.
- "About Us". The Michigan Citizen. Retrieved 9 July 2010.
- "Michigan Citizen ends publication". Detroit Free Press. Retrieved 2018-08-29.
- Jackman, Michael. "R.I.P. Michigan Citizen". Detroit Metro Times. Retrieved 2018-08-29.
- "The Michigan Citizen Calls It Quits". www.deadlinedetroit.com. Retrieved 2018-08-29.
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