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New label, album for Sheard

Grammy Award-winning gospel recording artist Karen Clark Sheard, a Detroit native, recorded her newest solo album Sept. 9, during a live performance held at the House of Hope in Chicago, Ill. This latest project was produced by Grammy Award-winning recording artist and producer, Donald Lawrence. This is Sheard’s sixth solo project. Fans will be in for a treat as Sheard said they went for a different sound — ...

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Twanna Monae Hawkins

Twanna Monae Hawkins was born in Detroit on Dec. 23, 1977, to Johnny Thomas and Shirley Ann Hawkins. The Hawkins family lived in Detroit where Twanna was educated at Washington Career Center. In 1990, Twanna joined Straight Gate International Church. Twanna experienced many obstacles growing up, but she never let it hold her back from accomplishing anything. She was able to become the most valued employee w ...

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Raising ‘Ca$h’ for Osborn activity center

Photographer Rodesha Ross founded the Artist Venue Nonprofit Organization (AVNPO) in 2009, to empower youth in her community. AVNPO is working on establishing a group of community centers where mentors can encourage local kids’ creativity through visual arts, photography and fashion design. Ms. Ross hopes to bring her vision to life first in Detroit’s Osborn neighborhood, where she grew up. The First Annual ...

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So Mike Duggan agrees with me, or does he?

On Sept. 10, I attended the Education Pioneers 10 Year Anniversary in San Francisco. As a 2008 Bay area alum, this is significant to me as was this phenomenal fellowship which served as the catalyst for my education advocacy to ensure a quality education for all children throughout the city of Detroit. While this five-year voluntary commitment proves challenging, I strongly believe I made the right decision ...

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