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Kick-off celebration: Marking 100 years of service with Founders Day Extravaganza

“Celebrating a Century of Sisterhood, Scholarship and Service: Preserving Our Past, Celebrating Our Present and Transforming Our Future.” The centennial Founders Day theme of the Detroit Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. speaks to the organization’s rich history, prominent membership and mission to serve. The celebratory gala will be held Jan. 26, 2013, at the Detroit Marriott at the Renai ...

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One week, two sides of Obama

Over the span of one week, two different sides of President Obama emerged in different yet unforgettable terms. The first was political, involving Susan Rice’s decision to withdraw her name as a candidate for secretary of state. The second was deeply personal in the wake of mass murders in a Newtown, Conn. elementary school. ...

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Our children deserve better

Every generation believes their children deserve to be better off than they were. This belief inspired the first slave rebellion in 1663, when a new law dictated that children of African slaves would not be able to rise above the status of their parents. This belief led Linda Brown’s parents and the NAACP to defeat segregated schooling. And it is this belief that keeps education at the center of the modern- ...

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“Big Daddy’s House”

Dialysis patient Sharon Waters and her sister Shirley Waters, both of Roseville, met with Chef Aaron McCargo, Jr., star of “Big Daddy’s House” on the Food Network Dec. 14 during an open house at Fresenius Medical Care St. Clair Shores, located at 26210 Harper Ave. McCargo was in town visiting patients and their families to discuss holiday recipes and eating tips for people with kidney failure. For all of hi ...

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March to Freedom (1963-2013)

This year’s Detroit Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day March and Rally will represent the 10th annual commemoration held at the Historic Central United Methodist Church. This is the church where Dr. King delivered his annual Lent sermons and preached three weeks prior to his assassination on April 4, 1968. ...

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DPS aims to regain control

During a series of recent special meetings, the Detroit Public Schools (DPS) board, educators and students continued to organize a plan to salvage and take back control of the district despite opposition from the state. “The children are suffering in the midst of politics,” DPS Board Chair LaMar Lemmons said during the meeting. ...

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Chaos continues in DPS

A struggle for authority over Detroit Public Schools (DPS) ensues amid court hearings, misinformation and budget issues, making it unclear to some who is actually running the district. During a DPS board meeting Dec. 13, President LaMar Lemmons reaffirmed the body’s authority over the state’s largest school district. Lemmons vowed to clean up the district’s top-heavy administration and address issues relate ...

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