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Steve Harvey Foundation brings Detroit mentors, mentees together

The Steve Harvey Mentoring Initiative held a three-day mentoring program for 100 Detroit-area teenage boys Sept. 27 -29 at the Northwest Activities Center. Boys in grades 8-12 from single-mother households each wrote a 300-word essay about not having a father in their life. Applicants were selected based on the quality of the essay. ...

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Wayne County moves to one-step jury notification

The Third Judicial Circuit of Michigan, with jurisdiction over criminal, civil and family matters in Wayne County will change its prospective juror notification from a two-step to a one-step process this October. “The new combination questionnaire and summons will save time for jurors and money for taxpayers, while making juries in Wayne County more efficient and reflective of the county’s diversity,” a Thi ...

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‘Magic’ at State Fair

Lansing native Earvin “Magic” Johnson and business partners, Marvin Beatty and Joel Ferguson, could soon begin development on 157 acres of land at the old State Fair Grounds. Developers say the project includes more than retail, as they are considering single-family and senior residential housing. The site plan also includes a movie theater, entertainment venues and preservation of some historic buildings. ...

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14th Annual Rainbow Push Global Automotive Summit kicks off

Oct. 2, Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr., automotive partners and community stakeholders kicked off the 14th annual Rainbow Push Global Automotive Summit at MGM Grand Detroit. Early in the day, the Assault on Democracy panel discussed the strategic approach corporations are using to eliminate diversity. Black thought leaders discussed the importance of measuring Black buying power and the conscientious use of that po ...

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Dr. Christian Nwamba ‘transforming lives, one student at a time’

Dr. Christian Nwamba, a Wayne County Community College District (WCCCD) Microbiology Professor, grew up in the very poor and remote village of Omuma, in Imo State, Nigeria, West Africa. There, he attended both primary and elementary schools before moving on to attend high school in another town, away from his village. His village­ — like most remote villages in Africa — had no public utilities like electric ...

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Cyclists encouraged to give input on new bike routes

A plan for more bike routes and lanes seeks input from area cyclists. The Non-Motorized Plan (Nomo Plan) developed by the Southeast Michigan Councils of Government (SEMCOG) in partnership with the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is a seven county plan that analyzes bicycling pedestrian needs and issues. It is an opportunity for cyclists to submit ideas for area routes and safety measures, says ...

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The Detroit Police Department needs the public’s assistance to locate and identify the male suspect in the above photograph. On Sept. 22 at approximately 5:30 p.m., a male victim, 20, was inside of a business, located in the 8800 block of Mack. The suspect entered the location, produced a weapon and fired shots. The victim was struck in the body. The suspect fled from the location. The suspect is considered ...

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United Way campaign depicts ‘the next Dan Gilbert’

The United Way for Southeastern Michigan’s new ad campaign uses local public figures to promote youth services. Billboards along I-94, I-75 and M-10 depict a young Carmen Harlan, Kid Rock and Dan Gilbert, respectively, for the Running a Workforce campaign, created as a way to “foster teambuilding while helping your employees give back to the community.” Others depicted in the billboard ads are: Prince Field ...

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