The Michigan Citizen

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The Michigan Citizen
Type Weekly newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Publisher Catherine Kelly
Founded 1978
Language English
Headquarters 1055 Trumbull
Detroit, MI 48216
United States
Circulation 56,000

The Michigan Citizen (sometimes called just Michigan Citizen) is 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 is a publication for Michigan’s African-American and progressive-minded community.[1]

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 is the official newspaper for the city of Highland Park, Michigan.[1] Since its beginning, the paper has maintained a strong pro-community, progressive editorial stance.


  1. ^ a b "About Us". The Michigan Citizen. Retrieved 9 July 2010.