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‘Black Nativity’ in theaters

Jacob Latimore, Angela Bassett, Oscar-winners Jennifer Hudson and Forest Whitaker (above) star in producer and preacher T.D. Jakes’ modern-interpretation of Langston Hughes classic “Black Nativity” due on big screen this holiday season. Heavy on symbolism, the story is woven with gospel music, and is a meditation on faith, healing and family. ...

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Cass Tech and King win regional thrillers

Thanks to a strong second half, Cass Tech continues their quest for a third straight state title. Down 17-7 against Macomb Dakota at the half, the Technicians’ defense kept the Cougars off the board. The offense, led by team captain and quarterback Jayru Campbell, however, lit up the scoreboard with 25 points. Cass Tech (12-0) remained unbeaten and won the M ...

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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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Shopping small makes a big difference

On Thanksgiving Day, eager customers looking for deals will line up outside of department stores in preparation for Black Friday, the fevered opening to the holiday shopping season. Retailers anxiously await the day with the same excitement as their customers. raditionally on that day companies report their ledgers go “into the black” for the first time in the year. ...

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After the sexual assault of a pregnant Detroit resident on the city’s east side, a coalition of community members are calling for the store — where the assault took place — to be shut down. The perpetrator should be arrested and prosecuted, say organizers of The Coalition for Justice and Respect for Black Life, which was formed as a result of the incident. ...

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Urban Economic Conference

The Michigan Black Chamber of Commerce held its second annual Urban Economic Conference, Nov. 7 in Detroit. The Urban Economic Conference was held to connect urban entrepreneurs and business owners to the local, state and national resources, and networks they need to grow and hire. Making sure entrepreneurs have access to contracting opportunities is a top priority, according to an MBCC press statement. ...

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McBride investigation drags on

Eleven days after she was killed on the front porch of a Dearborn Heights house, Renisha McBride’s killer remains at large with no arrest warrants issued and the police and corporate media silent about details of the shooting and shooter. Dearborn Heights police did announce Nov. 13 that additional evidence has been sent to Wayne County Prosecutor. ...

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Retirees under attack

When 68-year-old retiree Donald Smith called his health insurer about the city-mandated new health plan to begin February of next year, he says no one could answer his questions. “Nobody could tell me anything,” Smith told the Michigan Citizen. He says he recently received a letter in the mail informing retirees Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr had postponed the implementation of the new health plan that was ori ...

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