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Southwest residents demand action in wake of explosion

Over 60 residents and community leaders called on local, state and federal officials to design an evacuation plan in wake of the April 27 explosion at the Marathon Petroleum refinery in the 48217 neighborhood. State Representative Rashida Talib, Detroit City Council Member Brenda Jones and members of the Community Advisory Panel: Theresa Landrum, Dr. Delores Leonard, Jackie Smith and Tyrone Carter held a pr ...

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EM Roberts says he’s leaving, but not going far

“I’m leaving, but I won’t be far….I’m leaving, but I won’t be gone….I’m leaving, but I’ll still be here.” DPS Emergency manager Roy Roberts announced his retirement to board members at his 14th floor offices at the Fischer Building May 2. However, after the meeting, board members said he sounded as though he would still be around, telling them after his contract expired May 16, he would serve as a consultan ...

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Urban renewal displaces residents

Recent evictions in the downtown and midtown area send the message to some that the new Detroit does not include many of the old Detroit residents. “This is going to end up like Harlem,” says lifelong Detroiter Betty Scruse. “They’re going to have the best and we’re going to have what’s left.” Scruse, 56, was recently evicted from her apartment at the newly renovated Alden Towers at 8100 East Jefferson. ...

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Lady barber cuts it up

Julie Colquitt, owner of Just Cuttin’ Up, always knew she would be a barber. The 47-year-old received her first set of tools as a pre-teen. “When I was in the seventh grade, I asked my mother for a pair of clippers for my birthday, and she honored me,” said Colquitt. “I had never been to a barbershop, I had three brothers, and I had never seen them get their hair cut.” Colquitt says she always knew cutting ...

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Students grow organic at Belle Isle Conservatory

Golightly Career and Technical Center Agriscience program is continuing a tradition that began over 30 years ago. Since 1981, students at the Detroit Public School have sold plants at the Belle Isle Conservatory. This year, Golightly students will hold a plant sale May 18-19 and a Community Garden Day May 21. The Golightly students belong to the National FFA (formerly Future Farmers of America), which suppo ...

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Nametag and Nameless release ‘For Namesake’

Hip hop music needs a return to the fundamentals, bass-heavy beats, drums to get the people moving and an emcee to keep the crowd hype. “For Namesake,” the new album from Nametag and Nameless, is one of those albums that will make fans remember why they first fell in love with hip hop, from the first turntable scratch to the last bass kick. ...

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5e Gallery struggles to keep its home

5e Gallery in Detroit has been a mainstay in the city’s hip hop landscape since 2008. Since its opening on Michigan Avenue in Corktown, 5e has provided a welcoming creative atmosphere for the area’s large community of talented hip hop artists. In the summer of 2010, the gallery moved down the street to its current location, 2661 Michigan, Avenue, a larger building that could better accommodate the founders’ ...

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‘Own it’

As the warmth of spring brings a thaw to the recently frozen soil, Detroit residents, once again, prepare for a new season of urban gardening and activities throughout their neighborhoods. However, as the city evolves through a state takeover, the question of land rights is on the minds of many and artists are once again taking the moment to speak out for the people. ...

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