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Bubba Wallace Jr., lone Black NASCAR driver at Talladega

Darrell ”Bubba” Wallace Jr., the first African American driver to win a NASCAR event since 1963, finished 31st behind the wheel of the No. 20 ToyotaCare Camry car in the 2014 NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Talladega, Ala. Itwas Wallace’s first car race at Talladega; he raced at Talladega last year in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, where he led for four laps before finishing in 17th place. ...

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DPSL Proud Strong Learners of the Week

Cass Tech freshman Cameron Cooper timed 4:54.62, eight seconds better than his nearest competitor, to win the 1600 meters at the Courageous Invitational track and field meet April 26 at Renaissance High School and has been named the Detroit Public School League Proud Strong Learner of the Week. ...

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‘Money’ barely cashes in

As Floyd “Money” Mayweather approaches the twilight of his career facing four final fights, he emerged victorious from perhaps his most competitive battle to date, eking out a brawling majority decision win. In doing so, he captured the welterweight title against Marcos Maidana before a sold out crowd of more than 16,000 Saturday at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, improving his record to 46-0. “It ...

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PSL spring championship in full swing

The Detroit Public School League’s spring championship season is coming to an end. In the last two weeks, a frenzy of competition will led to PSL champions being crowned in girls’ softball, boys’ baseball, boys’ and girls’ track-and-field, boys’ golf and girls’ tennis. The girls’ softball quarterfinals, featuring all 16 teams, were held May 8. In Division I, Cass Tech played Ford at East English Village, Mu ...

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‘EAA caught overspending on travel, gas, new furniture’

A “waste and abuse of power,” is what Michigan Democratic Party Chair Lon Johnson called spending done by officials at the Educational Achievement Authority Following a May 12, Detroit News report on Gov. Snyder’s state created experimental district exposing excess spending by the cash-strapped district, Johnson said. ”Spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on things like personal chauffeurs and new IKEA ...

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‘Freedom Rides’ on Belle Isle

The Michigan State Police and the Department of Natural Resources have come under scrutiny for their new policing practices on Belle Isle. A rally to demand respect for Detroiters from the state’s law enforcement was held on the island May 9. "What we're focusing on is that people are tired of being treated with disrespect," said Ron Scott of the Detroit Coalition Against Police Brutality and Peace Zones fo ...

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Duggan brings ideas for improved employment through DPS

Mayor Mike Duggan offered the Detroit Public Schools elected board four plans he has to make DPS graduates read to be hired right out of school. He also put to rest rumors that he was going to take over DPS when he told the members of the elected board May 8 in a meeting at Amelia Earhart Middle School that he was not interested and would prefer to work jointly to improve opportunities for the city’s gradua ...

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Elevate your gardening success

Don’t let a sore back, bad knees or lousy soil stop you from gardening. Elevate your garden for easier access and better gardening results. The simple act of creating a raised bed improves drainage in heavy clay soil. Add in some organic matter to further increase drainage and improve the water-holding ability for sandy soils. And if your soil is beyond repair or you don’t want to wait, a raised garden allo ...

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‘It won’t be a quiet summer’ as groups campaign for voters

The civil rights community’s get-out-the-vote machine is slowly reawakening. But, given what’s at stake in this year’s mid-term elections, activists say, GOTV campaigners need to shake off the malaise — ASAP. “It is too quiet, and we’ve got to get busy really fast,” said Melanie Campbell, president and CEO of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation, adding many groups seem to be in the planning ...

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