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Western, E. English Village win PSL baseball titles

DPS Family Fun Night at Comerica Park is becoming a tradition. Western International High School’s habit of winning Detroit Public School League baseball championships is already one. Coach Juan Sanchez’s Cowboys (12-0 league, 16-5-1 overall) have not lost to a PSL team in three seasons and they once again exerted their dominance May 19, as senior Louis Chapa pitched a complete-game, one-hit 6-0 shutout aga ...

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You won’t believe how ‘well-spoken’ these guys are

The cyber-conversation has turned to a bungled white-guy-to-Black-guy handshake, which possibly involved too many moves, dap and so on. “Handshakes are a tricky subject, man,” says Gavin Yates, shaking his head. Myke Wright jumps in. “I think hand shakes are on the font line of race relations. They are definitely the weirdest part. Whenever I go in to dap a white guy, I know they are going to mess it up. It ...

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Royal Detroit artist paints colorful vision of peace

“If you want to talk about balance, a balance of colors is always the best in order to facilitate a nice living environment,” says Her Highness Princess Sherry Selassie-Young, a master painter, humanitarian, and descendant of the Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie. “Or you could stress one color over another if you’re ill, or if you’re depressed, or if you’re stressed or something of that nature. But balance ...

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Fast-food workers arrested at McDonald’s headquarters

Over 100 protesters were arrested May 1 at the national headquarters of McDonalds in Oak Brook, Ill., as more than 1,000 people from across the country demonstrated in favor of raising the minimum wage. Rev. Charles Williams II, president, Michigan National Action Network was one of 40 Detroiters arrested. Workers and activists are raising awareness and urging the McDonald corporation to raise the minimum w ...

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‘Hollywood Craig’ featured in NRA publication

Detroit Police Chief James Craig is making national news, again. This time for his profile in a National Rifle Association publication, America’s 1st Freedom. Craig’s stance on citizens arming and defending themselves, when faced with violence, has attracted the attention of the gun rights organization. In the article, “A show of courage in Detroit” the motor city chief says Detroit has a “culture of violen ...

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Climate challenges

As the economic, political and media elite prepare for their annual gathering on Mackinac Island, they should stop and take a close look at the water. Coast Guard cutters only recently freed it from ice three feet deep. Tim Hygh, the director of the Mackinac Island Convention Bureau said he had never seen anything like the ice encasing the island this winter. “Some of the locals,” he said, “will tell you th ...

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CMA’s Jason McCoy signs to swim for Lincoln College

Communication and Media Arts High School acknowledged its first student-athlete to earn a swimming scholarship Monday with a celebration for Jason McCoy in the school library. McCoy, who competes in the 100 and 200 meter freestyle, signed a letter of intent to swim for Lincoln College, a two-year institution in Lincoln, Ill. He plans to major in history. ...

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East English Village wins PSL boys’ golf championship

In only its second year of competition, East English Village made school history at Palmer Park Golf Course, May 14, by winning its first Detroit Public School League boys’ golf championship. Led by nine-hole scores of 43 and 44 from junior Shawn Wright and sophomore Timothy Turner, respectively, the Bulldogs’ top four combined to shoot 193 — 12 shots better than defending champion Cass Tech’s 205. Renaissa ...

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Detroit Sound Conservancy presents ‘Conserving Sounds, Telling Stories’

The Detroit Sound Conservancy is attempting to fill a hole in the history of Detroit music. The DSC is an organization bringing together collectors and archivists to help preserve the history of the songs of the Motor City — and the musicians who made them — for generations to come. On May 23, the group will present its first conference “Conserving Sounds, Telling Stories” at the Main Branch of the Detroit ...

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Detroit area civic leaders rally in support of abducted Nigerian schoolgirls

Southfield Mayor Brenda L. Lawrence and Vice Chancellor Dr. Omobonike Odegbami of Wayne County Community College District along with concerned citizens held a rally May 10 to demand the return of more than 270 abducted Nigerian school girls to their families. Agents of Hope, a Detroit-based non-profit committed to education freedom and financial literacy, was also a key supporter of the rally and movement. ...

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