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‘Discover the wonders’ of the Detroit Public Library

The Detroit Public Library doesn’t simply house a wealth of knowledge; it is a treasure trove of art, architecture and history. The Main Library on Woowdward was built in 1921 and designed by renowned architect Cass Gilbert; it houses an array of murals, a mosaic comprised of 416,000 pieces of colored glass, a Pewabic fireplace and the oldest working elevator in the city of Detroit. Additionally, the Detroi ...

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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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On Nov. 5, at approximately 1:00 a.m., at Fenkell and Strathmore, the 33-year-old female victim was leaving a local gas station when she was approached by the suspect and forced behind the location. The suspect sexually assaulted the victim and fled with her personal items. The victim was listed in good condition. ...

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The Urban League honors youth who ‘Do the Right Thing’

The Urban League of Detroit & Southeastern Michigan Guild will recognize more than 200 Detroit-area youth for their positive attributes and achievements at its 48th annual Guild Gala on Dec. 7. The National Urban League has 95 affiliates serving 300 communities across the United States. Detroit’s affliate, the ULDSEM Guild said in a press statement, more than 70,000 infants, children, adults and seniors rec ...

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Supporters seek justice for Renisha McBride

Justice advocates gathered in Grand Circus Park Nov. 16 rallying for the conviction of Theodore Wafer who is charged with killing Renisha Mcbride on his Dearborn Heights porch Nov. 2. Organized by the International Socialist Organization in conjunction with the Detroit chapter of the National Lawyers Guild, By Any Means Necessary (BAMN) and the Detroit Eviction Defense, the demonstration marched through dow ...

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Highland Park to go on tree-planting spree

The Highland Park United Neighborhood Association wants Highland Park to become “the city of trees” once more. Beginning in spring 2014, Greening of Detroit will be planting a variety of trees in parks, at public sites, along Woodward sidewalks and in front of homes in partnership with the HPUNA and the city of Highland Park. ...

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Prizes, opportunities for student artists in Black history art contest

High school students in eight southeast Michigan counties are invited to submit original works of art that capture a significant moment, event or figure in African-American, African or African Diasporan history for the Black History Moments on Canvas contest. Submissions can include paintings, drawings, jewelry, pottery, fabric, mixed media or sculptures. The contest is sponsored by Detroit-area McDonald’s ...

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