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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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Rwandan ‘genocide hunters’ still searching for perpetrators

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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Nigeria claims Africa’s highest GDP

News headlines worldwide are trumpeting the startling news Nigeria has now surpassed South Africa as the continent’s biggest economy. According to newly “rebased” statistics, Nigeria’s Gross Domestic Product or GDP of $509.9 billion — being the total value of the nation’s goods and services over a period of time — now tops South Africa’s and makes the West African nation’s economy the largest on the contine ...

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Rural clinics face closures as a private hospital drains funds

The health budget of one of Africa’s poorest and least healthy countries could be bankrupted by a privately-run hospital envisioned by the World Bank’s private sector arm as the future of African health care. According to a newly-released report by the development watchdog Oxfam, the operation and loan costs of the three-year-old hospital complex in the capital Maseru have exploded to $67 million a year — o ...

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Where do we stand?

Chaka Khan sang, “Tell me somethin’ good.” The 2014 National Urban League (NUL) report, “State of Black America, One Nation Underemployed; Jobs Rebuild America,” contains a lot of great information, but it will only prove to be “good” if we use it to build a solid and long lasting economic base. The 236-page report is full of statistics and insights Black people need to know — and act upon. Knowledge is onl ...

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