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Marching in place

As we draw nearer to one of the most relevant events in history, an event that has been revered and immortalized by the iconic phrase “I have a dream,” hundreds of thousands of people are preparing to relive the famous March on Washington. August 28, 1963, was the day that a quarter million people descended on the National Mall and heard Martin Luther King Jr. deliver his timeless speech that began with an ...

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An economic divide is growing in our cities

What is the plan for our nation’s cities? Are they simply to simmer with a growing divide between the affluent financial district and the impoverished slums? Will another generation be lost while we wait for the inevitable explosions? The gulf between the realities of our cities and the foolishness of our politics has seldom been wider. ...

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Duggan advises Snyder on emergency management

Governor Rick Snyder’s administration including State Treasurer Andy Dillon, Chief of Staff Dennis Muchmore and Transformation Manager Richard Baird wrote emails in February discussing the appointment of an emergency manager in Detroit. Mayoral Candidate Mike Duggan, although he says he's against an EM in Detroit, advised the Snyder administration on the appointment. “Duggan’s advice weeks ago when (name wi ...

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Harley-Davidson turns 110

F. Gary Gray, who has directed such box-office hits as “Friday,” “Set it Off” and “Law Abiding Citizen,” combines his two passions of motorcycling and making movies in a documentary that follows his journey riding his custom Harley-Davidson. In the video, Gray describes riding his Harley-Davidson as a form of meditation. “When I’m not working, I’m riding.” he said. Joining Gray on the 500-mile ride from Atl ...

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Detroit R&B singer Pierre Anthony’s star rises

Pierre Anthony is one of Detroit’s most exciting lead male vocalists, a versatile lyricist who excels both on stage and in the recording booth. His new self-released album “Motor City” is a tribute to the city that raised him and a statement to the world that his time has arrived. “This is my introduction to the world, to the city of Detroit,” says Anthony. “To let them know that I love them, that I appreci ...

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The return of rebel rap: Can hip hop still fight the power?

Back in 1969, Jimi Hendrix outraged some folks when he pulled out his guitar and rocked out on “The Star Spangled Banner” during Woodstock. Forty-some years later, the drama continues as Lil Wayne aka Weezy is in the center of a storm of controversy for wiping his Spectre sneakers on the American flag at a recent video shoot. From Woodstock to Hood-stock, the game remains the same. ...

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Teen HYPE event to benefit Detroit youth

In pursuit of its mission to empower urban youth to thrive, Teen HYPE (Helping Youth by Providing Education) will host HYPE the Rooftop Aug. 8 from 6-10 p.m. to benefit programs that help keep teens on the right track and lead healthy lives. Among those attending this inaugural event are Alexis Wiley of Fox 2 News and former Detroit Lions safety Ron Rice, who will serve cocktails as celebrity bartenders. Th ...

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Zimmerman trial exposes racial injustice

If you didn’t know, now you know, we are not a post-racial United States. In fact, all this post-racial, Black president foolery has lulled much of America, including Black folks, to believe race doesn’t matter anymore. For many younger people, tired of older people’s so-called divisive racial rhetoric, who believed they had finally overcome, or at least didn’t have to “talk about it anymore,” were quickly ...

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Race in America: Past and present America’s 20th century slavery

On July 31, 1903, a letter addressed to President Theodore Roosevelt arrived at the White House. It had been mailed from the town of Bainbridge, Ga., the prosperous seat of a cotton county perched on the Florida state line. The sender was a barely literate African American woman named Carrie Kinsey. With little punctuation and few capital letters, she penned the bare facts of the abduction of her 14-year-ol ...

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Detroiters Resisting Emergency Managers

Members of Detroiters-Resisting Emergency Managers (D-REM) join Moratorium Now and Eviction Defense members in outreach July13 on Oakman Blvd. to knock on doors, distribute literature and talk to residents about emergency management, predatory lending by banks and the state of the city. Almost everyone was opposed to emergency managers, Fred Vitale said, but they often didn’t know what EMs were doing, who t ...

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