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DIA honors Afrocentric sculptor

Meta Warrick Fuller is considered the first African American artist to focus on Afrocentric themes. A renowned sculptor, her work was featured at the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition. Fuller went on to study in Paris where she was influenced by Rodin and W. E. B. DuBois. Renée Ater, professor of Art History and Archaeology at the University of Maryland, has just written a book about Fuller, titled “Remakin ...

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EAA collapsing

Troubles for Gov. Rick Snyder’s experimental school district, the Education Achievement Authority, appear to be growing. One-fourth of the students are gone this year; there has been a loss of 32 staff members within the first three months of the school year; and a key board member has resigned against a backdrop of ongoing protest against the EAA. ...

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Detroit Raw by Sam Riddle

Nelson Mandela understood and was imprisoned for living in a manner consistent with that of which Frederick Douglass spoke in 1857: “If there is no struggle there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom and yet depreciate agitation … want crops without plowing up the ground, they want rain without thunder and lightening. They want the ocean without the awful roar of its many waters... Power conce ...

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Legal and right

The decision to pursue bankruptcy for the city of Detroit by Judge Steven Rhodes was not surprising. Almost everyone expected the judge to rule in favor of bankruptcy protection. What was surprising was the amount of time the judge took in delivering his decision and the effort he took to explain himself, especially on the key questions of did the city negotiate in good faith with its creditors; the numerou ...

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President Obama’s remarks at memorial service for Nelson Mandela

To Graça Machel and the Mandela family; to President Zuma and members of the government; to heads of states and government, past and present; distinguished guests -- it is a singular honor to be with you today, to celebrate a life like no other. To the people of South Africa -- people of every race and walk of life -- the world thanks you for sharing Nelson Mandela with us. His struggle was your struggle. H ...

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Remembering Nelson Mandela

Our nation has lost its greatest son. Our people have lost a father. Although we knew that this day would come, nothing can diminish our sense of a profound and enduring loss. His tireless struggle for freedom earned him the respect of the world. His humility, his compassion, and his humanity earned him their love. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Mandela family. ...

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‘Jessi James Steals Kwanzaa’ at the 41st Annual Noel Night

Amidst the crowds and shopping of Noel Night this Saturday in Midtown, a special live jazz performance from renowned poet jessica Care moore will take place at the General Motors Theater inside the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, free of charge. The show begins at 8:45pm. “Jessi James Steals Kwanzaa,” featuring moore with Jon Dixon and Nate Winn, promises to be full of revolutionary lo ...

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