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Always Brewing open mic uplifts Detroit talent

Detroit’s open mic scene remains a vibrant part of the city’s arts community, and the Thursday evening spotlight at Always Brewing Detroit, a community coffee shop at 19180 Grand River on the city’s west side, has become a trusted venue for talented vocal artists to be heard. Running from 7-10 p.m., anybody is free to sign the open mic list and present their music, poetry or message. ...

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Detroit EM transfers authority to mayor, council

After two days of closed door meetings with the City Council and Mayor Mike Duggan, Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr has transferred all authority back to the executive and legislative branches. Late in the afternoon, Sept. 25, following a public hearing Orr signed Order 42 to Address Issues Relating the the Conclusion of the Emergency Manager's Tenure and Transfer of City Operations. ...

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Thinking for Ourselves by Shea Howell

This process has starkly revealed Duggan’s strengths as a technocrat and his weaknesses in looking “honestly” at the real situation Detroiters are facing. The primary goals of Duggan’s efforts were to retain local control over contracts, get a way to borrow money for infrastructure, and demonstrate his leadership. ...

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‘The fight for Oakman School’ in Detroit

oakman documentary to show“Because They Could: The Fight for Oakman School” is a locally produced documentary telling the story of the Oakman Orthopedic school closing and the struggle by the community to keep it open. The viewing is scheduled for Sept. 29 at Renaissance High School during the DPS elected school board meeting. Artwork is by Oakman mother and parent group coordinator Alyia Moore. ...

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Detroit Raw by Sam Riddle

In a Hollywood Reporter article, well respected human rights activist and Los Angeles Urban Policy Roundtable President Earl Ofari Hutchinson said his first response to the Watts issue was to defend her. But in a recent press conference, Hutchinson called on Watts to apologize to the LAPD, and made it clear he has severe doubts about Watts’s credibility. Hutchinson is quoted as saying, “We take racial profi ...

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