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King High School celebrates MLK Day

On Jan. 21, Martin Luther King, Jr. Senior High School commemorated the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Jan. 21 is MLK Day, the national holiday named in the civil rights leader’s honor. Although school was closed, hundreds of students and their families from all over the metro Detroit area attended the fourth Annual MLK Day March and Celebration at King High School, located on the city’s east side, to ...

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Spa A Peel gives customers a fresh new layer

After being laid off from the bank, Wanda Bynum took a chance. She started her own business. Bynum has owned Spa A Peel for over a year now and her clientele is growing more each week. Spa A Peel is a fabulous and relaxing studio where a person can come to be pampered. Spa A Peel features services such as massages, facials, manicure, pedicures and much more. ...

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Free basic computer classes available

Focus: HOPE is offering a free basic computer training class that provides graduates with the opportunity to purchase a low-cost computer. The class offers 12 hours of training over a two-week period, providing students with basic knowledge of computer operations, word processing and how to access Internet resources. ...

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Lawful citizens in a lawless state

When an emergency financial manager was imposed over Detroit in 2009 and he quickly assumed dictatorial powers, we did not get really angry, gather en masse and force the issue. Instead we played by the rules and filed a lawsuit without real funding and waited a year for it to wind through the courts as our district was plundered. ...

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Detroit Future City unveiled; project receives $150M from Kresge

After more than two years of planning, the Detroit Works Project Long-Term Planning unveiled its plan to re-imagine the city of Detroit at an open house Jan. 9 at their home base at 2929 Russell St., in Eastern Market. Dubbed Detroit Future City, the project provides a long list of recommendations for reframing the city’s development over the next 50 years. The “framework” covers multiple elements including ...

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CCB gets healthy cooking tips

Students at Catherine C. Blackwell Institute (CCB) received lessons in healthy cooking during a six-week partnership. The purpose of the program was to teach the students the importance of eating healthier, as well as nutrition, kitchen safety and how to prepare affordable meals. ...

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“Big Daddy’s House”

Dialysis patient Sharon Waters and her sister Shirley Waters, both of Roseville, met with Chef Aaron McCargo, Jr., star of “Big Daddy’s House” on the Food Network Dec. 14 during an open house at Fresenius Medical Care St. Clair Shores, located at 26210 Harper Ave. McCargo was in town visiting patients and their families to discuss holiday recipes and eating tips for people with kidney failure. For all of hi ...

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March to Freedom (1963-2013)

This year’s Detroit Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day March and Rally will represent the 10th annual commemoration held at the Historic Central United Methodist Church. This is the church where Dr. King delivered his annual Lent sermons and preached three weeks prior to his assassination on April 4, 1968. ...

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