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Fashion designer crafts gala out of talent and tragedy

Designer Mark England never stopped sketching, sewing, styling, illustrating and breathing fashion — even after being diagnosed with lymphoma earlier this year. So once the chemotherapy stopped and the doctors cleared him, he went right back to work. Since then, England has made it a mission to use his skill and trade to raise awareness in the fight against cancer . ...

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‘Idol’ gives message of redemption

Faith, money, fame and redemption make up “Idol,” the latest stage play set to hit the Paul Roberson Theater at Northwestern Activities Center on September 7. Produced by Janaya Black, “Idol” stars Kamal Smith, Dez Cortez, Nunu Thurman, DeLorean Cotton, Delores Harris, Michael C. Lee, Martini Harris and London Allen. “Idol” depicts the struggle of a young Christian man Rico Williams, played by Kamal Smith, ...

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Detroit reborn through hip hop and hard work

The Rebirth Experience concert and community activist event is scheduled to bring light and energy to Detroit through a weekend of hip hop music and hard work. The event will take place beginning the evening of Aug. 30, leading up to the main event concert featuring the group dead prez Aug. 31. The event was organized by community activists Yusef Bunchy Shakur and Greg “GMAC” McKenzie of The Urban Network. ...

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Obsidian Blues helps young writers develop

The case of Trayvon Martin, as seen on TV, social media and in newspapers, has left a deep impact on young men and women of color throughout the nation. In Detroit, the hoodied face resembles the thousands of youngpeople that annually end up in prison, injured or even dead as a result of urban violence. Obsidian Blues, a writing program developed by local artist Sherina Sharpe, has been working with a group ...

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Documentary screening to start conversation about Native Americans

East Michigan Environmental Action Council, 5E, Heru, and the American Indian Health and Family Services are hosting a film screening of “Our Fires Still Burn: The Native American Experience” Sept. 6 at 8 p.m. at the D. Blair Theater of the Cass Corridor Commons. Focusing on the lives and experiences of the native/indigenous community in the Midwest, “Our Fires Still Burn” is a one-hour documentary that wor ...

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Q Harper to perform at House of Bastet

MySound Productions presents music artist Q Harper Sept. 1 at the House of Bastet in Detroit. Q Harper’s musical style includes soul, R&B, funk, blues and jazz with a hint of gospel. At the performance, he will reveal his new single “She’s so Many Women” and perform songs from his first album “One.” ...

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BRIGHTMOOR DISTRICT SIDEWALK FESTIVAL OF THE PERFORMING ARTS

The Sidewalk Festival of the Performing Arts was an all-day outdoor celebration of performances and visual arts, held Aug. 3 at The Artist Village in the Brightmoor District of Detroit. Dancers, actors, musicians and poets presented for audiences, including featured artists jessica Care moore, Sin Hielo, Sky Covington, Cold Men Young, Passalacqua and Tawana “Honeycomb” Petty. ...

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Cosmic Slop Festival returns to spotlight Black rock artists

Detroit Rock City is recognized around the world for some of the meanest, nastiest, hard grinding rock music to have ever been played. Names like Kid Rock, Jack White and Bob Seger may first come to mind, but the Cosmic Slop Festival hopes to bring a new image of rock music to the Motor City. The Cosmic Slop Festival is “the only intentionally diverse, the only intentionally multi-racial, multicultural cele ...

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Transforming Love Community celebrates 16th anniversary with event featuring Iyanla Vanzant

In honor of its 16th anniversary, Transforming Love Community (TLC), a trans-denominational community, will host the event “How Sweet It Is” Oct.12 at the Athena Banquet Center, located at 25650 Gratiot Ave., Roseville. The luncheon and workshop starts at noon and will feature New York Times bestselling author Iyanla Vanzant, who is a spiritual life coach and host/producer of the TV show “Iyanla Fix My Life ...

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Your paycheck, the economy and the minimum wage

When most of us go out to eat, we may not think about workers who make restaurants possible. People like me and the folks I work with can’t help but think about the restaurant workers because we are those workers. We earn our living preparing and serving fast food. You may have been hearing more about us recently. Some of our colleagues held strikes this summer in cities across the nation. Some restaurant w ...

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