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D.S. Sense takes hip hop and R&B on a ‘Space Audissey’

“Nobody has to take interest in what I’m putting out, how I feel or how I present it,” says D.S. Sense, sitting comfortably outside on a fall afternoon in Detroit. “But the fact there is an audience who appreciates it is priceless.” If the timing were not right, D. S. Sense would not accept the crown. Detroit is not a city that requires one queen upon the throne of their hip hop community, too many women ho ...

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Dancers bring images to life

The N’Namdi Center for Contemporary Art is alive this month with multiple show: French photographer Gilles Perrin’s “Yene Kono,” photographs taken in Africa, and David Philpot’s “Time,” an installation of intricately decorated living room furniture, on display until November. Yet on Oct. 12, gallery founder and director George N’Namdi will bring those images to life through dance in a performance titled “Th ...

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‘Cat Scratch Fever’

The Detroit Tigers are back in the Major League Baseball playoffs. Detroit won their first two games against the Oakland Athletics in the American League Divisional Series. On Oct. 7, the Tigers played at 1p.m. and lost to the A’s 6-3. With a roster of stars including 2012 Triple Crown winner Miguel Cabrera, slugger Prince Fielder and 2011 American League MVP Justin Verlander, this year’s Tigers squad follo ...

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Joburg art fair censors lose bid to ban portrait of deadly miners’ strike

Solidarity among artists rescued the larger-than-life painting of a tragic miners’ strike in 2012 where some 44 people were killed and 78 were wounded in a murderous onslaught by security guards against workers that horrified the nation. Removed from the walls by the fair’s organizers, the painting by Ayanda Mabulu was quickly restored after veteran photographer David Goldblatt threatened to take down his o ...

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Steve Harvey Foundation brings Detroit mentors, mentees together

The Steve Harvey Mentoring Initiative held a three-day mentoring program for 100 Detroit-area teenage boys Sept. 27 -29 at the Northwest Activities Center. Boys in grades 8-12 from single-mother households each wrote a 300-word essay about not having a father in their life. Applicants were selected based on the quality of the essay. ...

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Weeklong protest claims M-1 RAIL is divisive

The North End Woodward Community Coalition (NEWCC), a coalition of bus riders and their supporters, are marching every day for a week to challenge ideas about the planned M-1 RAIL, a Woodward Avenue streetcar service. According to their Web site, “M-1 RAIL is a 501(c)3 organization managing the design, construction and operation of a circulating streetcar that will initially run 3.3 miles along Woodward Ave ...

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Oakman School trashed, documents strewn

Birth certificates, parent permission slips and other sensitive documents are among the papers strewn around the front door of the shuttered Oakman Orthopedic school on the city’s west side. Aliya Moore, parent advocate, has two garbage bags full of documents she rescued from the front lawn of the school after it was closed at the end of school in July. ...

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Dr. Christian Nwamba ‘transforming lives, one student at a time’

Dr. Christian Nwamba, a Wayne County Community College District (WCCCD) Microbiology Professor, grew up in the very poor and remote village of Omuma, in Imo State, Nigeria, West Africa. There, he attended both primary and elementary schools before moving on to attend high school in another town, away from his village. His village­ — like most remote villages in Africa — had no public utilities like electric ...

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