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Cass Tech and King win regional thrillers

Thanks to a strong second half, Cass Tech continues their quest for a third straight state title. Down 17-7 against Macomb Dakota at the half, the Technicians’ defense kept the Cougars off the board. The offense, led by team captain and quarterback Jayru Campbell, however, lit up the scoreboard with 25 points. Cass Tech (12-0) remained unbeaten and won the M ...

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Loyola wins big, U-D Jesuit falls

Loyola (12-0) advanced to the MHSAA Division 7 semi-finals winning Region 4 in a one-sided 50-7 rout of Southfield Christian (10-2) Nov. 15 at U-D Jesuit. The Bulldogs led 36-7 at the half and never looked back. The Bulldogs got offensive touchdowns from running backs Marvin Campbell (60 and 56 yards), and Mideyn Wilson (58 and 47 yards), and fullback Alan Taylor (seven and three yards). Campbell rushed for ...

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HPV vaccines less effective for Black women

Although Black women are twice as likely as white women to die from cervical cancer, Human Papillomavirus vaccination may not prevent cervical cancer in African American women, according to a new study. The available vaccines only protect against four strains of HPV, which, according to this study from the Duke University School of Medicine, African American women are half as likely as white women to carry. ...

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‘Buying Power of Black America’ probes economic spending shifts

According to the data found in a new report, “The Buying Power of Black America,” now may be the most opportune time ever for businesses to develop a strategy for increasing their share of the Black American market. With the nation slowly recovering from recession, Black consumers represent the margin of profitability in most consumer product categories, there report states. ...

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Detroit K-8 students crowned state chess champions

The Detroit City Chess Club won first place in the K-3 (elementary) section and K-8 (junior high) section at the Michigan State Club Chess Championship, held Nov. 9 at the University of Michigan-Dearborn. This event was sponsored by the Michigan Chess Association. The DCCC also earned 5th place in both the K-12 (high school) section and the K-5 (elementary) section. ...

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A voice for Michigan’s most vulnerable

On Nov. 1, the 47 million Americans enrolled in SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), otherwise known as food stamps, experienced a $5 billion, across-the-board reduction in their monthly benefits. The reduction — a result of phasing out the economic stimulus package of 2009 — amounts to an average cut of $36 for a family of four. At a cost of about $2 per meal, this means 18 fewer meals are ava ...

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Shopping small makes a big difference

On Thanksgiving Day, eager customers looking for deals will line up outside of department stores in preparation for Black Friday, the fevered opening to the holiday shopping season. Retailers anxiously await the day with the same excitement as their customers. raditionally on that day companies report their ledgers go “into the black” for the first time in the year. ...

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Beyond Candied Yams and Sweet Potato Pie

With Thanksgiving quickly approaching, ambitious home chefs are searching for the hottest new recipes, families are struggling to host the “best holiday ever,” and people are already dreading their New Year’s diets. Detroit nutritionist and food advocate Dr. Velonda Thompson has written a new book that will aid all of the above. “Beyond Candied Yams and Sweet Potato Pie” is a cookbook written to bring atten ...

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James Brown’s son finds solace in Detroit

“Soul Brother Number One” is a title that could only be held by one man, the great James Brown. Brown helped spark a revolution of his generation by providing the most dynamic and electrifying soundtrack for Afro-consciousness the world had ever heard. Now, almost seven years after his death, his family continues to be legally ensnared over his music catalogue’s earnings. For the sake of Brown’s legacy, his ...

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