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PSL East coaches show love for the game

Julie Schneider and Ivan King are softball coaches in the Detroit Public School League, and they’re coaching the game they love: softball. King, 39, has been coaching at Denby High School for eight years — the first four as an assistant coach. He was approached by then Denby Head Coach Jaquetta Sands to help as an assistant. Four years later, she moved to Mobile, Ala., and he took over. While he was an assi ...

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What remains in Pandora’s site? Just the racism

A few years ago my friend Dan asked me if I had heard of Pandora. Halfway through my pedantic and pretentious one, man reenactment of the Greek myth, Dan graciously interrupted me and said, “It’s an Internet radio site.” He went on to describe how the site builds playlists to a listeners’ musical taste. I was excited to check it out. ...

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Outstanding faculty

The Michigan Community College Association (MCCA) has selected Dr. Patricia A. Wallace-Little, a 1972 graduate and longtime psychology faculty member at the Wayne County Community College District (WCCCD), to receive this year’s Outstanding Faculty of the Year Award. ...

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Reaffirming self-evident truths

Last year, in the little pamphlet (R)Evolution in the 21st Century, I wrote: “We need to revisit, reaffirm and act on the self-evident truths in the 1776 Declaration of Independence: ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness; ...

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Dale Rich Collection presents movie and lecture to celebratae Emancipation Proclamation

To celebrate the Emancipation Proclamation’s 150th anniversary, the Dale Rich Collection will present a screening and lecture of the movie “Glory” and a discussion of the Civil War soldier Joseph Proctor July 17 from 5-8 p.m. in the Friends Auditorium at the Detroit Public Library. Re-enactors of Frederick Douglass and his wife will read the Emancipation Proclamation and a letter from May 1, 1863, written b ...

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WCCCD offers educational summer camps

Wayne County Community College District is offering a variety of summer learning experiences for ages 4-18. The District’s series of youth summer camps will run from July to August on its five campuses and are structured to stimulate creativity and expand students’ interests. The camps emphasize hands-on learning and focus on programs ranging from sports, college prep, the performing and traditional arts, r ...

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Summer in the Park series features music and hit movies

Quicken Loans presents its Summer in the Park series that features music performances and movies in downtown Detroit. Classical Music Tuesdays, presented by WRCJ 90.9 FM, will run from 7-8:30 p.m. through July 30 at Campus Martius Park and will feature the DSO String Chamber Orchestra, presented by Honigman, the Detroit Chamber Winds and Strings, Xiao Dong Wei and Friends, and the Beyer-Stacey Duo. ...

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Obama should lead fight to revive Voting Rights Act

President Barack Obama should lead a forceful drive to revive the Voting Rights Act, which was effectively disemboweled recently by the Supreme Court’s decision. All celebrate the 1965 Act as the most consequential civil rights legislation of the past century. Its passage was central to the building of the New South, opening the way to attracting foreign investment in auto factories, creating CNN, hosting t ...

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