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Division 1 schools sign Douglass athletes

Frederick Douglass Academy’s Terrell Hales and Darrell Davis have accepted Division 1 basketball scholarships. Hales and Davis have led their team to three consecutive district titles. On the first day of the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s early signing period for Division 1 men’s basketball, Hales signed a letter of intent to Cleveland State while Davis signed to the University of Dayton; both ...

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Federal judge halts publication of Malcolm X’s diary

U.S. District Court Judge Laura Taylor Swain has extended a temporary restraining order, preventing Chicago-based publisher Third World Press from publishing, distributing and displaying “The Diary of Malcolm X,” which is coauthored by one of his six daughters. Judge Swain extended the temporary restraining order on Nov. 22 until Jan. 31, 2014, when a hearing on a preliminary injunction concerning publicati ...

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What is history?

The largely negative or at best lukewarm responses to “Many Rivers to Cross,” the heavily promoted PBS series produced under the aegis of Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates, provide us with the opportunity to revisit “What is History?” by the English historian E.H. Carr. ...

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A year of fresh, healthy, local food

Detroiters know the value of working together to revitalize our city. One of the best examples of the power of collaboration is the city’s vibrant healthy and local food movement. As a result of individuals, community groups, non-profits and small and large businesses working together, Detroiters can find healthy and locally-produced food throughout our neighborhoods. ...

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Friendship triumphs in new film starring Black actresses

On Dec. 13, “Go for Sisters,” a new film by John Sayles, two-time Oscar nominee and writer/director of “Lone Star,” “Passion Fish” and “Brother from Another Planet” will make its Detroit-area debut at the AMC Forum 30 (44681 Mound Rd., Sterling Heights). The film tells the story of two estranged friends who have an opportunity to mend their relationship when Bernice (played by LisaGay Hamilton) becomes Font ...

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People’s Forum uses hip hop and Detroit culture to oppose EM

Over 200 people attended the State of Emergency! People’s Forum Nov. 30 at the Northwest Activities Center on Detroit’s west side. The community forum was held to discuss methods of resistance to the city’s emergency manager. It was organized by the group Detroiters Resisting Emergency Managers (D-REM), a coalition of the city’s social activists, cultural creators and hip hop ambassadors. ...

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Just Speak

Developing the power of your voice after a personal trauma is essential to the healing process, and singers, poets and rap artists can be a great inspiration to many people. On Nov. 30, a special evening of music, poetry and art celebrated of the 10-year anniversary of Just Speak, a non-profit organization designed to help child victims of abuse find their voice and heal from their experiences. ...

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