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Cass Tech holds off Saline, 21-14

Big plays on defense made the long ride back to Detroit a happy one for Cass Tech. The Technicians (10-2) defeated a determined squad from Saline 21-14 Nov. 9 on the road to the MHSAA Regional Final at Saline High School. Defense was the key throughout the game. The Technicians’ defensive unit bent but never broke, as they stopped the Hornets on key third and fourth down plays. ...

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‘Rising tide’ theory will no longer work for Obama 

NAACP President Benjamin Todd Jealous, a leader of the movement largely credited for the Black voter turnout in last week’s election, says the presidents’ “rising tide lifts all boats” theory will not be acceptable the next four years and that President Obama will be pressed for policies to specifically forge Black progress. ...

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Emergency food and the new normal

Emergency food from pantries, soup kitchens and other social service agencies not only provides immediate relief from hunger, but also offers hope and capacity for people to get through difficult times. It’s clear, however, that the need for emergency food aid is growing and that even as Michigan’s economy shows signs of improving, our community is facing a “new normal,” with lower incomes and a reduced sta ...

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Media as environmental education

This is the first in a series of columns on the 16th Environmental Justice principle, which states: Environmental Justice calls for the education of present and future generations which emphasizes social and environmental issues, based on our experience and an appreciation of our diverse cultural perspectives. ...

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Journalist 103 ‘Reporting Live’

Hip hop audiences across the world are celebrating independent Detroit artists, giving praise for their passion and deep roots in the Motown music tradition. With the release of his new album, “Reporting Live,” Journalist 103 has proven he is the latest artist to earn the attention of a global audience listening for real hip hop from the “313.” ...

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Don Diva celebrates street culture in the D

“Fun, fun, fun” is how party-goer Bridgette Cole described Don Diva’s Anniversary Edition Release Party held Nov. 10 at the Elysium Lounge in downtown Detroit. “I had a great time and I cannot wait until next year’s party,” said 29-year-old Cole. In 1999, Don Diva Publishing set out to create a publication with a mission: to provide a raw and uncut look into the phenomenon that has become known as “street c ...

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Your actions speak louder

There are people who, when they open their mouth, will promise you the world, but then deliver nothing. Your actions speak volumes to your real intent. If someone says they love you, they wouldn’t disrespect you, curse you, cheat or lie to you. If a person says they are trustworthy, they wouldn’t create situations of distrust. If a person says they believe in you, they will support your dreams. If a person ...

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Tuskegee Airmen receive 27th annual salute

The Tuskegee Airmen were honored with a 27th Salute Reception and Dinner, presented by the Tuskegee Airmen National Historical Museum, Oct. 27 at The Henry Ford, 20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn. The Tuskegee Airmen were the first African American pilots and support personnel trained as a squadron during WWII. Today, they have 36 chapters throughout the country. ...

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