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Awesome Dre discusses the Hip Hop Gods Tour

Awesome Dre is one of Detroit hip hop’s original pioneers, an artist who was the first from the city to receive a major record deal and break into the national scene with the 1989 Priority Records release of the album “You Can’t Hold Me Back.” His recent tour with the legendary group Public Enemy has brought him back into the national spotlight, giving the famed rapper a re-energized focus on creating new m ...

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Detroit’s Black History

To mark Black History Month, The Michigan Citizen reached into its photo archives to repost a variety of events that tell some of Detroit’s recent history. We encourage readers who can add to the narrative of any of the photos to please do so by submitting comments to editor@michigancitizen.com. ...

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Civil Rights leaders applaud Obama’s new initiatives

Two weeks ago, a group of civil rights leaders, led by National Urban League President Marc Morial, threw down the gauntlet, strongly urging President Barack Obama to address the jobs crisis and economics in America’s urban communities. Gauging applause following Obama’s Feb. 12 State of the Union address, he is at least beginning to meet the demand. ...

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Sheefy McFly hosts hip hop showcase

Sheefy McFly has become one of Detroit’s most recognizable artists. He is part of the new generation of hip hop talent rising throughout the city. His music is both irreverent and soulful, born out of the experiences of his generation with a sense of humor and plenty of bass to spare. Perhaps you could criticize McFly for his raw lyrics, but he has become a master at reaching listeners on their level and hi ...

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Fluent’s ‘A Man Can Change #10’

Joel Fluent Greene, poet, emcee, and mentor will host “A Man Can Change #10: A Family Affair,” Feb. 22 at The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, starting promptly at 7 p.m. “The past few shows have been filled to capacity and people are responding in such a positive manner,” Fluent told the Michigan Citizen. “I had to have a bigger venue and that is why I chose the Charles H. Wright Museu ...

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Detroit’s Black History

To mark Black History Month, The Michigan Citizen reached into its photo archives to repost a variety of events that tell some of Detroit’s recent history. We encourage readers who can add to the narrative of any of the photos to please do so by submitting comments to editor@michigancitizen.com ...

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Gentrification to be the topic at Young Educators Alliance Feed1 Teach1 2013

A special Feed1 Teach1 community forum on gentrification will be presented by the Young Educators Alliance (YEA) on Feb. 16 beginning at 1:30 p.m. at the Cass Corridor Commons, located at 4605 Cass Ave. Feed1 Teach1 is open to the public and provides an opportunity for community members to share in a healthy dialogue and healthy food. ...

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