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Annual Detroit Jazz Fest keeps growing Puakea Olaisha Anderson Special to the Michigan Citizen DETROIT — For over 30 years jazz enthusiasts worldwide have enjoyed great music, great food and great vendors at the annual Detroit Jazz Festival held Labor Day weekend in downtown Detroit. This year, for the 33rd Annual DJF, the festival was the largest its ever been, stretching from Woodward Avenue, where it cov ...

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DAPCEP STEMM Real McCoy Awards

The Detroit Area Pre-College Engineering Program (DAPCEP) awarded five Michiganders for their work in medicine and science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) at its inaugural awards fundraising Aug. 24. DAPCEP executive director Jason Lee said that as the state is advancing in STEM and medicine fields, it was appropriate for the organization to recognize current leaders who are advancing STEM a ...

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Health department confirms 8 cases of West Nile Virus

DETROIT — The Detroit Department of Health and Wellness Promotion (DHWP) is reporting eight confirmed cases of West Nile Virus. All cases are adults who have received medical treatment.West Nile Virus is an arborvirus that is transmitted by mosquitoes. Most individuals infected with West Nile Virus experience no symptoms. A minority of patients develops symptoms that may include a fever, rash, headache, joi ...

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Labor Day tips from the U.S. Department of Labor

By Hilda L. Solis Under President Obama’s leadership, the U.S. economy has rebounded. We’ve seen 29 straight months of job growth with a total of 4.5 million jobs created. While this is good news, the unemployment rate among African Americans in Metro Detroit is still too high. The fact is, we’re still fighting back from the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. The economy is growing but it’s n ...

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MACK ALIVE

Pictured above is Detroit Pistons Center Greg K. Monroe with his mother, Norma. Monroe served as the grand marshal for Mack Alive’s 21st Annual Parade & Rally. The parade marched down Mack Avenue, from St. Jean Street to E. Grand Boulevard at Genesis Lutheran Church on Aug. 18.The rally, held on the church grounds, featured free food, concessions, entertainment and vendors. To the left, attendees are se ...

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Community send-off for student enrolling in WSU

Marcus Wright Special to the Michigan Citizen DETROIT — An open house was held Aug. 11 for Briana Clemons. The neighborhood was invited. The occasion: Briana’s graduation from high school and entry into college. Briana graduated from Crockett Technical High School and will enter Wayne State University in September. Her mother Patricia Clemons refused to let the events pass without marking them — even if it ...

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OFA-Michigan’s Women Vote 2012 Summit in Metro Detroit

Actress Tatyana Ali (center) poses with local youth during her visit Aug. 12 at Shriners Silver Garden Event Center in Southfield. Ali, Sen. Debbie Stabenow and Obama For American National Women Vote Director Kate Chapek hosted OFA-Michigan’s Women Vote 2012 Summit, highlighting what’s at stake for women and their families in the November election. ...

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5K walk-run supports teen abstinence

DETROIT — On Sept. 15, Motivity will host its first annual 5K walk-run to help combat some of the myths surrounding teenagers and sex and to educate metro Detroit youth about abstinence. The walk-run will take place at Belle Isle Park from 8:30 a.m. to noon and includes entertainment, refreshments, and giveaways for everyone. Since October 2011, Motivity, a 501(c)3 nonprofit youth organization, has been acc ...

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DAPCEP announces The Real McCoy awardees

DETROIT — The Detroit Area Pre-College Engineering Program (DAPCEP) proudly announces the honorees of its first annual awards fundraising event, The DAPCEP Real McCoy Awards presented by DTE Energy. The 36-year-old non-profit organization — which has impacted the lives of more than 150,000 youth with an interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) — has selected five Michigan-based “R ...

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Hantz Farms relies on community support for project

Hantz Farms President Mike Score shows the demonstration project near Davison and Mt. Elliot, where over 900 trees were planted in vacant lots. ERIC T. CAMPBELL PHOTO By Eric T. CampbellThe Michigan CitizenDETROIT — After initial skepticism, some community activists on the lower east side are supporting the sale of city-owned lots for repurposing as a large-scale tree farm. The 170-acre forestry development ...

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