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Detroiters get to tell their own stories of the city

Anyone with access to a video camera or smart phone will have the opportunity to direct and shoot their own Detroit story on April 26. The creators of the documentary “One Day on Earth,” which filmed every country in the world during one 24-hour period have selected Detroit as one of 11 cities to feature in their latest project titled, “Your Day. Your City. Your Future.” ...

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BMe honors Black men who help their communities

Clement “Fame” Brown, a Detroit entrepreneur who has been designing and selling clothes since he was 12, uses his experience to help others become creative professionals. Philadelphia college student, youth advocate and social entrepreneur Rashaun Williams educates high school students on environmental sustainability. Computer scientist Emmanuel Cephas of Baltimore has developed software to teach youth math ...

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Western International ousts King, Mumford gets first mega win

Senior pitcher Luis Chapa struck out 16 batters and allowed four hits as defending PSL Champion Western International Cowboys (2-2) defeated the Martin Luther King Crusaders 10-3 in a PSL Mega Divisional matchup, April 11 at Martin Luther King High School. The Cowboys got a jump on the Crusaders’ starting pitcher junior D’nayus Johnson, scoring four runs in the first inning on two hits. The Crusaders answer ...

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Renaissance off to a hot start

Renaissance, the defending PSL Girl’s Softball Champions lived up to their legacy April 10 as the Phoenix (6-2-1) defeated Cass Tech 10-2 in a PSL Division I matchup. The Lady Phonenix scored six runs in their half of the second and two runs in each of the fourth and fifth innings to clinch the win. The Lady Technicians, who dropped to 3-2, loaded the bases in the third, but managed only one run. The scored ...

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Detroit Raw

We love it if we can see it on a screen. HD TVs are going for street reasonable prices so we can see that “Scandal” sistah get it on with the white prez in high def, and smaller smart phone screens will do to sneak a peek at Mimi working it slippery-when-wet from a shower rod. Hey it’s not worth a post if it’s not moving on some kind of screen. President Barack Obama was in New York City in person before th ...

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Wright Museum hosts Robofest competition

Seventeen teams from the Metro Detroit area will compete in a regional competition round of Robofest on Saturday, April 19, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, 315 East Warren, Detroit. Robofest is a competition of autonomous robots – computer-programmed to act independently and not remote-controlled – that encourages students to have fun while learning princip ...

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Innocent man freed after 25 years in prison

Brooklyn, N.Y., District Attorney Kenneth P. Thompson on April 8 dismissed murder charges against Jonathan Fleming, who spent 25 years in prison, serving time for a crime that occurred in New York although he had solid alibi that he was in Florida at the time. “Today’s actions follow a careful and thorough review of this case and based on key alibi facts that place Fleming in Florida at the time of the murd ...

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Black women and pay equity: At the margin again

When John and Ann started working on Jan. 1, 2013, John had something of an advantage. Because women earn 77 cents for every dollar John earns, it will take Ann until April 11, 2014 to earn the same amount of money that John earned in the calendar year of 2013. The issue of unequal pay is so pressing President John F. Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act 50 years ago. While we have come a long way, the pay gap ...

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‘Blade runner’ tells court of nightmares on trial’s day 17

Former Olympic champion Oscar Pistorius told the South African courtroom he suffered from “terrible nightmares” leaving him unable to sleep since the day his gun went off, shooting his girlfriend as she hid from him in the couple’s bathroom. “I can smell blood. I wake up to being terrified,” testified Pistorius April 7, his first day on the witness stand. He confessed to taking antidepressants and sleeping ...

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