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Spirit Filled Yoga dispels myths in faith community

“It’s time to get in touch with yourself, take time to breath, slow down and find your breath,” said Kimberli Boyd, founder of the Spirit Filled Yoga Institute. “It’s time to be at home with yourself.” The Spirit Filled Yoga Institute Annual Community Wellness Event will take place for eight consecutive days from Aug. 10 to Aug. 17 at various locations around the metro Detroit area. ...

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Passalacqua, hip hop for Detroit’s changing era

This current era of Detroit has an energy within itself, a spirit and resonance that will soon become something new. Detroit 2013 is marked by accelerated change in many aspects of city life, from politics and economics to culture and arts, as well as the resident’s demographic make up. Detroit hip hop duo Passalacqua represents this era binding the city’s dynamic past to its unwritten future, with a presen ...

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Napoleon, Duggan face off

Mayoral candidate Mike Duggan, spending about $56 per vote, won the top spot in Detroit’s mayoral primary Aug. 6. He beat out 13 candidates including Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon, city attorney Krystal Crittendon and Tom Barrow, CPA. Duggan won leading an unprecedented and historic write-in campaign. Incumbent councilmembers Saunteel Jenkins, James Tate, Andre Spivey and Brenda Jones were also top vo ...

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‘Dream Defenders’ continue sit-in at Florida governor’s office

The group of college aged-students who have kept Florida Gov. Rick Scott out of his Tallahassee office off and on for more than two weeks call themselves the “Dream Defenders.” Their goal is to make sure the dreams of their generation are not “deferred,” a reference to Langston Hughes’ famous poem titled “Harlem (Dream Deferred).” “We are here to no longer defer the dream. These issues are real to our gener ...

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Let’s get one thing straight, the city of Detroit has not filed for municipal bankruptcy. The emergency manager (EM) filed the bankruptcy petition, and he is an appointee of the governor of the state of Michigan based on Act 436 — a law formerly known as PA 4 —which was repealed by 2.3 million Michigan citizens statewide on Nov. 6, 2012. The EM is only accountable to the governor, the EM only answers to the ...

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Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr stopped paying the city’s bills in early June, letting city debt grow. At the same time, he is paying his former law partners and consultants millions from an alleged cash-strapped city. To date, Orr — with the aid of six City Council members Charles Pugh, Gary Brown, Saunteel Jenkins, Kenneth Cockrel Jr., Andre Spivey and James Tate — has committed the city to spending $22 milli ...

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Bankruptcy birthed in Snyder’s office

E-mails between Gov. Rick Snyder’s administration, Kevyn Orr and Jones Day law firm reveal the governor’s early plan to take Detroit into bankruptcy before City Council approved any of the steps or the mayor made the choices public. The timeline also raises questions of Jones Day having an unfair advantage in the Request for Proposal (RFP) selection process. ...

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Nationwide protests of Zimmerman verdict

Over a million people nationwide took to the streets in protest of the not guilty verdict for George Zimmerman, killer of unarmed teen Trayvon Martin. The July 13 verdict that came in the late night shocked some, enraged others and left millions of Americans with a range of emotions, demanding justice for Trayvon Martin. Protesters from the east coast to the west and in between are calling on the U.S. Depar ...

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Harley-Davidson turns 110

F. Gary Gray, who has directed such box-office hits as “Friday,” “Set it Off” and “Law Abiding Citizen,” combines his two passions of motorcycling and making movies in a documentary that follows his journey riding his custom Harley-Davidson. In the video, Gray describes riding his Harley-Davidson as a form of meditation. “When I’m not working, I’m riding.” he said. Joining Gray on the 500-mile ride from Atl ...

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