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When do you introduce your new boyfriend to your children?

By Frankie Darcell I often hear the many stories — mostly by women who are trying to navigate though the world of dating after having a child — from friends who are dating and the question becomes, When do I introduce my kids to my new beau? It is so important to remember that the man or women you fell in love with, the emotions that make your toes curls, are not the same emotions your children will have. ...

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Graphics showroom celebrates Noel Night

LT Graphics Services and Artist Showroom Holiday Extravaganza began Noel Night at 71 Garfield in Detroit. Detroiters celebrated Noel Night with LT Graphics while they displayed their artwork. The company provided free hot apple cider for patrons as they entered the room. LT provides art, graphics, business cards, web design and billboards. They also have an artistic showroom that includes jewelry, clothing, ...

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A Walk through local fashion

This 20-something Black woman, Crystal Bailey, and her partner, DaiShawn Franklin, put on the biggest fashion show in the Midwest. Walk, in its fourth year, promotes local fashion talent and was held at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, Dec. 8. The Michigan Citizen recently sat down with Bailey to learn more about the fashion event and everything surrounding it. ...

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The Fillmore parties in black

Detroiters went for a night on the town dressed in black this past weekend for the Ultimate Black Party at the Fillmore, located next door to Fox Theatre. Complimentary buffet, VIP and three floors of fun filled the space. “I have been attending the Black party for the past two years now and it has been getting better every year. I pulled out my favorite black dress for this event,” says Maisha Stewart, a D ...

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An African American voice on Israel and Gaza

We, as African Americans, simply could not remain silent when word broke of the Israeli bombings of Gaza. Along with Cornel West and others, we circulated a petition condemning the aggression and demanding an end to the occupation. While most of the mainstream media immediately jumped to the defense of Israel, the African American political establishment remained silent about the entire episode. ...

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Blacks, Latinos two-thirds of under-banked

By Charlene Crowell NNPA Columnist More than 37 million American households were either unbanked or under-banked in 2011, according to a new report by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). African American households represent 34 percent of all under-banked consumers, the highest percentage among demographics surveyed. When under-banked African American and Latino households are combined, these ...

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What about Kasandra Perkins?

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist By now, it’s old news that Kasandra Perkins was murdered by Kansas City Chiefs football player Jovan Belcher, who was her boyfriend and the father of her daughter. By now we’ve read about how great a teammate Belcher was, how dedicated to his girlfriend and daughter. We’ve read his hardscrabble story of moving from the University of Maine, hardly a football powerhouse, to ...

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Do we say white people can’t run Wall Street?

When Wall Street failed and was bailed out by the federal government to the tune of trillions of dollars, did anyone say “white people” don’t know how to run the super duper banks, or that white people like trillions of dollars of free stuff? How about when GM and Chrysler went through a managed bankruptcy for $80 billion? No, nobody said that white people are not ready to be in charge of transnational indu ...

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Renewable energy, the path to our future

There were many ballot proposals this past election season. None of them passed. However, in regards to Proposal 3, support underlying the idea was not reflected by the vote. Many factors went into Proposal 3 not passing, but the major reason was the nearly $30 million dollars spent by the utilities (DTE, Consumers Energy and “CARE “) to defeat the proposal. Many Michiganders, however, do not agree with cor ...

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