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Community quilt on display

Esther Collins, a Detroit resident and quilt artist, knows the value of the fine arts. She’s been sewing for over 20 years and quilting for eight of those years. Her passion was on display March 1 with the opening of the “Right On! Quilt Exhibition” and unveiling of the community quilt at the Carr Center in downtown Detroit. ...

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Teens dramatize ‘Miseducation’

Love. Trust. Betrayal. Envy. All are the makings of a good drama. And we all love drama — especially teens. On March 14-15, local teens from Teen HYPE (Helping Youth by Providing Education) will demonstrate how drama’s done in its ninth annual play, “Miseducation,” inspired by the 1998 album “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.” ...

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Practice on your faith

There are many ways to practice faith, as well as work on the outcome or actions of faith. Here is how I’ve learned I am becoming a believer and stronger in my faith: When I have an opportunity to hurt someone, I don’t; when I can break them down, I don’t; when I can effect their flow of money, I don’t. ...

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King tops Pershing in district final, 66-38

The King girls basketball squad continued to stake their quest to the Class A State Championship. The Lady Crusaders (23-0) so far have won the PSL Championship and the PSL/CHSL Operation Friendship. Now the Lady Crusaders have captured the Class A State District 7 Championship with a 66-38 victory over cross-town rival Pershing March 1 at Hamtramck High. Senior guard LaQuita Hart was the main sparkplug for ...

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Pershing’s Felder, King’s Hayes win PSL basketball awards

The domination of Pershing’s boys and King’s girls basketball squads also produced the best players in the league this season, according to the Detroit Public School League’s coaches. Pershing’s Khalil Felder and King’s Antania Hayes were voted the best boys and girls basketball players, respectively, in the league. They were winners of the Mr. PSL and Miss PSL basketball Awards for the 2012-13 season. ...

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RecoveryPark: A plan to help the real Detroit

While it is certainly encouraging to see the robust development activity underway in Downtown Detroit and Midtown by Dan Gilbert and others, most Detroiters realize our city’s real resurrection lies with finding adequate employment not just for the educated middle-class population, but also finding a way to employ those individuals who are facing overwhelming barriers, such as a criminal record and substanc ...

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AFRICOM’s apologies are not enough in Mali

Howard University is regarded by many as the cradle of the Black Power movement. It is the alma mater of Kwame Ture (Stokely Carmichael), who is often credited with popularizing the slogan “Black Power” as a rallying cry for militant struggles for self-determination and justice. It is ironic then that General Carter Ham, outgoing head of U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM), selected Howard as a place to confess o ...

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