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Juanita Reaves Free Clinic Benefit

Organizers held a golf outing to benefit the Juanita Reaves Free Clinic June 21 at the Pheasant Run Golf Course in Canton. “(Juanita Reaves Free Clinic) is the anchor for the community and out of that has come other programs such as a farmers market, housing revitalization efforts,” says Tanya Allen, local businesswoman and event founder. “The clinic has been the catalyst for economic development. The clini ...

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Barrow: Duggan write-in campaign a desperate move

Duggan announced June 28 that he’s going to run as a write-in candidate. Less than 10 days ago the Michigan Court of Appeals upheld a lower court ruling that Duggan did not meet the Detroit City Charter residency requirement to run for mayor. That same day, June 19, Duggan announced he would respect the Appeals Court ruling and not seek further action in the state’s highest court. ...

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Over 100,000 people marched from Woodward and Forest to Hart Plaza in Downtown Detroit June 22 to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Detroit March, originally held June 23, 1963. Called Freedom Walk, the event was organized by the Detroit Branch NAACP and the UAW. Dr. King’s son Dr. Martin Luther King, III attended the event, as well as notables, Revs. Al Sharpton and Jesse Ja ...

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Transit officer kills man, no charges yet

The family of Jordan West-Morson is seeking answers, justice and wants the Detroit Police Department and Wayne County Prosecutor’s office to act. “(Police) know who the shooter is and have the weapon. There are eyewitness accounts. Why hasn’t the man been charged? We are just trying to get answers,” says Boyd Morson, the victim’s uncle. ...

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Detroit Eastern Market to present World Groove music festival June 30

Detroit Eastern Market will host its first World Groove at Eastern Market Music Festival June 30 from 12 p.m.-12 a.m. This event will feature a cultural explosion of Caribbean music, cuisine and festivities as well as visual and performing arts. A free Caribbean parade will kick off the World Groove event, beginning on Russell at I-375 and ending at Wilkins in front of the festival stage. Parade participant ...

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CORN-SPIRACY?! Save the planet and end world hunger in one easy step

White vinyl letters on the tall windows of the local Aco Hardware store read “Tools- Garden-Electrical-Food and Beverages.” Food and Beverages?! By food and beverages, they mean gum, candy bars and pop. At what point did we become so spoiled and bored that swallowing a Snickers bar is the only way to battle the momentary ennui of waiting in line to buy rat traps. ...

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Completing the agenda

Dr. Ronald J. Harkness loves to be challenged! When he is not at work or at home among his family and friends, he enjoys helping to make a difference in the lives of people with disabilities by helping them learn and retain information they learned. ...

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