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‘Doll Face’ premieres Sept. 22 at N’Namdi Center

Exhibit a commentary on beauty in media and culture DETROIT — How many women go to a plastic surgeon and order Angelina Jolie’s lips, Kate Moss’s eyes or Keira Knightley’s nose? What if you could simply pick and choose what you wanted? If you could have all three, would the result be beautiful? Those are the driving questions behind “Doll Face” by artist Ben Sharkey. “I first came up with the design in a sk ...

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Residents: City Council does not need more protection

A woman was arrested Sept. 7 after a handgun was found in her purse at a checkpoint in the Coleman A. Young Municipal Center. The Detroit City Council holds sessions on the 13th floor of the building. Some Council members say they should have more protection when they attend community events. Do you think City Council members need more protection? ...

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Hip hop concert for voter awareness

DETROIT — Occupy the Vote 2012 will hold a concert/voter registration drive Oct. 7 at the Redford Theatre, 17360 Lahser Road, Detroit. In The Black Media Group, in cooperation with KK Produxions and General Population, present some of the area’s foremost political champions combined with hip hop that challenges the images portrayed in the corporate media. Doors open at 6 p.m., with the show starting promptl ...

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Holding on to bitterness

By Frankie Darcell Here’s a news flash: Nobody cares that you’re mad! Mostly, when people are angry with each other they pretty much have a short window to resolve an issue then move on. Some of us, however, want to “wallow” in our sorrow and stay in an emotional funk. I love to tell the story of the two sisters that argued over their mother’s pendant after her death. A judge settled the matter with a legal ...

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Double whammy for African Americans

By Julianne Malveaux Trice Edney News Wire We have learned that African American unemployment rates stayed level last month with an absurdly high official unemployment rate of 14.1 percent. Unemployment rates for African American men fell, while those for African American women rose. These rates are way too high and understate the extent of pain that exists in the African American community. The philosopher ...

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The poor could be strong swing vote

By Rev. Jesse L. Jackson Trice Edney News Wire Nearly 50 million Americans now are in poverty. One in four children will grow up in impoverished households. Redressing poverty is a national emergency and a moral imperative. In our money-drenched political debate, the poor receive little attention. Yet, they could be the key swing vote in this election. Mitt Romney invoked the poor as part of his attack on B ...

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Nsoroma observes 31st Annual Black Reading Month

DETROIT — Nsoroma Institute will celebrate the 31st anniversary of Black Reading Month with a Literary Fair and Open House Sept. 26. The free event includes storytelling, poetry, presentations and vendors. There will also be a school tour, for anyone considering enrollment. Malik Yakini, then co-owner of New Directions, a distributor of Black-conscious publications, and David Rambeau, founder of Black Aware ...

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Detroit testing grounds

By Gregg Newsom This is the third in a series of columns on the 13th Environmental Justice principle: Environmental Justice calls for the strict enforcement of principles of informed consent, and a halt to the testing of experimental reproductive and medical procedures and vaccinations on people of color. The geographic area known as Detroit, like other urban environments, is dense with diversity and rich w ...

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Boehner predicts minority and young people not a factor in November

Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from the Afro American Newspapers House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, admits that the GOP doesn’t do well with Blacks and Latinos but said Aug. 27 that they don’t have to. He predicted at a media lunch at the Republican National Convention that he doesn’t expect a repeat on November 2012 of the massive turnout at the polls by Blacks, Latinos and young people that keyed P ...

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