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Detroit School of Arts Achievers Ladies Ensemble headed to Carnegie Hall April 28

The Detroit School of Arts Wind Symphony won overall “Best Group” for its performance at Carnegie Hall the weekend of March 29 - 30. The DSA Wind Symphony, under the direction of Ronald Malabed and Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Sean Smith, participated in the National Band and Orchestra Festival held at Carnegie Hall in New York City. The Detroit School of Arts Achievers Ladies Ensemble, under ...

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Council 5 approves Jones Day

“Shameful” is how many Detroit residents described the 5-2 City Council vote April 16 to approve a controversial $3.5 million contract with Jones Day law firm. Council members JoAnn Watson and Brenda Jones voted no. Council President Charles Pugh, Pro tem Gary Brown and members Saunteel Jenkins, James Tate and Andre Spivey voted in favor of the contract. Members Kwame Kenyatta and Kenneth Cockrel Jr. were a ...

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Detroit Raw by Sam Riddle

Mind snacking on what is the difference between Columbine, Oklahoma City, an Aurora, Colorado movie theatre, Newtown or 9/11 (two numbers that have become a world-wide lexicon for terrorist killings), USA Middle East drone strikes with “collateral damage” and now, the really not so unthinkable, “Boston Marathon?” I reached a 313 conclusion. ...

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Hardcore Detroit, a world class hip hop dance crew in the 313

Standing behind the Cass Corridor Neighborhood Development Corporation building in Detroit on a Monday night, members of the Hardcore Detroit hip hop dance crew prepare themselves for their weekly practice. The group members have all made a lifetime commitment to the art of dance and the Hardcore Detroit brand has become one of the most respected dance groups in the nation. ...

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Federal lawsuit filed to end EM law

“A local issue but a national struggle,” is how National Action Network president and MSNBC host Rev. Al Sharpton described Michiganders’ fight against the state’s emergency manager law, Public Act 436. Sharpton joined Detroit, Flint and Pontiac residents March 28 at a press conference on the steps of the federal courthouse in downtown Detroit, to announce the filing of a federal lawsuit that claims the law ...

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Detroit Raw by Sam Riddle

Mind snacking while watching Michigan (’77) demolish Florida on the way to B-ball’s Final Four, one of those military commercials dominated the screen as we were assured that our fighting men and women were defending liberty and democracy worldwide — UooRah! Man, that was a patriotic feel-good moment! Then a Detroit mind snack nano Unlike. Hey. we need you guys in Detroit — now — because democracy has taken ...

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