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Detroit Raw by Sam Riddle

Detroit voters are not apathetic. And the people of Detroit are not lazy and stupid as they have been called by the Negro EM proxy of Governor Nerd. The people of Detroit, in particular the 75 percent of registered voters who did not vote, do give a damn. You, that would lead, must demonstrate you give a damn about the people of Detroit before you see a dramatic increase in voter turnout. ...

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MAYORAL RACE OVER

In one night, 40 years of Black political power ended in Detroit. Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon conceded Nov. 5 to former DMC CEO Mike Duggan. In the Detroit mayoral race, Duggan beat Napoleon by 10 percent of the city’s vote — nearly 14 thousand people. During a press conference Nov. 6, Duggan said he’s looking forward to meeting this week with Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr, Gov. Rick Snyder an ...

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Dark skies reveal the brightest lights

Two-thirds of Americans cannot see the Milky Way at night where they live, says Mary Stewart Adams. Adams is the program director for the Headlands International Dark Sky Park, located in Emmet County, Mich., where one can see the broad, bright band of stars composing the plane of our galaxy every night of the year. Adams defines a dark sky park as “an area of land over which the night sky is protected from ...

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Black Bethoven brings ‘Heat’ to Detroit hip hop

Humbled that his music excites hip hop fans in his home city, Black Bethoven is quick to deflect compliments. He sits in his basement studio, for the moment turned away from multiple computer monitors and two powerful speakers, soon to have the room rocking. This is where his new album “Heat” was composed, crafted and released to the world on Oct. 22, giving hip hop a refreshing new contribution from the Mo ...

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Detroit Raw by Sam Riddle

The WWJ reporter rushed over sticking her microphone to my face asking what I thought would be Governor Snyder’s position on the witness stand in U.S. Bankruptcy Court. I wanted to give her a Detroit Raw commentary but Raw is less raw these days (paper goes to tender minded school children) so I put on the hat of the political director of the Michigan National Action Network, which had organized several hun ...

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Cass Tech usurps PSL throne from King

There’s an old saying “Don’t believe the hype.” But during the PSL Championship on Oct. 25 at Ford Field, the hype was believable. Billed as the “battle of the un-beatens,” the championship game between the defending PSL Champions, the Martin Luther King Crusaders, and the two-time defending state champions, the Cass Tech Technicians, gave the small, but zealous and boisterous crowd what they came to see: a ...

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Wisdom illustrated

“The Dreadlocks I created is really a symbol,” says Detroit artist and writer Andre Batts, sitting in front of pages of rough art sketches for his latest story creation. “And that symbol does not symbolize just the growth of the hair but of the mind and the body and the spirit.” ...

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