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MAJOR CRIME SUMMARY REPORT

On July 16 at 11:30 p.m. at W. Chicago and Wyoming, the 26-year-old female agreed to meet a suspect with whom she became acquainted on Craig’s List. They met at the above location and the suspect produced a handgun and robbed the complainant. The complainant’s cell phone, and purse were taken. The complainant ran away after the suspect robbed her and she heard approximately four gunshots and realized that s ...

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Black Press: The Voice of Black America — Part III

Former U.S. Rep. Parren Mitchell, D-Md., once told me, “It is long overdue for Black Americans to understand the urgent and ongoing necessity to defend and to support Black-owned businesses in the United States.” Mitchell was an outstanding freedom fighter and one of the original founders of the Congressional Black Caucus more than 40 years ago. Mitchell was also probably one of the strongest advocates for ...

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Connecting the dots throughout the world

The idea hit me during the International Panel at our 22nd Annual Conference in Chicago last week. Speaking on the panel were National Black Chamber of Commerce members from Colombia, Benin, Ghana, Suriname, Ethiopia and France. Ghana, France and Suriname have participated at previous conferences. It was Colombia’s first and they were given an NBCC board seat (Juan Camilo Cabezas) for their effort in formin ...

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Malala, a Taliban victim, finds sisterhood with Nigeria’s missing girls

A Pakistani teen who survived certain death from a terrorist’s gunshot to her face has met with the mothers of Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by elements of the group Boko Haram. On the first leg of a three day visit last week, Malala Yousafzai, now 17, and her father, Ziauddin, spoke with some of the mothers, telling them she saw the more than 200 kidnapped girls as her sisters and would stand up for them. ...

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Top Democratic candidates, Schauer and Peters, headline 14th District fundraiser  

Top state Democratic candidates will appear at the 14th Congressional District Democratic Party Organization’s annual fundraiser on July 25. Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mark Schauer, a former state senator and U.S. Congressman from Battle Creek, will be keynote speaker for the event. According to recent polls, Schauer is embroiled in a tight contest for the governorship. ...

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Black burlesque connects ‘History and Her-story’

On July 25, from 6:30-8:30 p.m., the “Unveiling the Hidden Story of Black Burlesque: Connecting History to Her-Story” workshop will be held at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History. The discussion and presentation is hosted by International Black Burlesque Performers, a Detroit-based production company. Although the historical and cultural impacts of Black burlesque performers are often o ...

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Summer enrichment means lifetime survival

It’s mid-July. Do you know if your children are learning? Just a month ago, they were eager to leave the regimentation of the daily classroom to “enjoy the summer.” A month from now, many will prepare to return to school. Will they return ready to hit the ground running in the fall? Or will they struggle to catch up because their summer activities were not stimulating enough to prevent learning losses? ...

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WCCCD Northwest Campus: A diamond in the rough

Mary Grayson has worked as graphic designer and publication specialist for Wayne County Community College District for almost seven years. Throughout these years, Grayson has designed hundreds of flyers, brochures, academic schedules and other publications for WCCCD with the bulk of her assignments coming from the college’s five campuses, including the Mary Ellen Stempfle University Center in Harper Woods. ...

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Poetic Menace continues to revive hip hop culture

Poetic Menace struggled as a Detroit recording artist for over 20 years. The independent MC has gone from the highs of being on stage in front of a packed room and holding his own vinyl record in his hands, to the lows of self-doubt and a music industry rigged against him. But his self-proclaimed marriage to hip hop would not allow him to break free without trying harder to grow with the culture. Today, Poe ...

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NAACP promises to ‘educate, mobilize and agitate’ for voter participation

With a “pivotal election” coming up Nov. 4, the NAACP will kick off its 105th Annual Convention this week focusing primarily on maximum Black voter turnout for the mid-term elections. “All In for Justice and Equality” is the theme of the convention — to be held in Las Vegas. Voter suppression, criminal justice reform, voting rights, economic opportunity and educational equality are among the topics on the a ...

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