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The People’s Ball and Summit in Detroit uplifts elders, community leadership

The ticketed event, presented by The Rebirth Experience, will be held in Detroit, November 15, 8 p.m.-Midnight, at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, with guest host M1 of dead prez. There will be live performances by Mama Sol and Mollywop, and a special “Love for the People” awards ceremony. Guests are encouraged to “dress to impress in your RBG (red, black and green) best.” The Peop ...

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Detroit Artist-activist Will See’s integrity merges the soul and the swagger

Will See, known in his community as Will Copeland, works with students in Detroit at the East Michigan Environmental Action Council. In the past several years while writing as a poet, he began seeing more Detroit youth engage others through hip hop in public programs like Detroit Future Youth and Young Educators Alliance, inspiring his own return to rap. He now performs regularly at community events in Detr ...

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‘Motown: The Musical’ reanimates past, puts new generation in the spotlight

The play, “Motown: The Musical,” is based on Motown founder Berry Gordy’s 1994 autobiography, “To Be Loved: The Music, The Magic, The Memories of Motown,” weaves the story of how Gordy developed the iconic label with the music that made it famous worldwide. In addition to the Broadway show still running, Motown the Musical recently began a touring company, which debuted in Detroit’s Fischer Theatre Oct. 22. ...

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FILM REVIEW: New movie calls out ‘white’ America

'Dear White People' By Phreddy Wischusen The Michigan Citizen “Dear White People, knowing Lil’ Wayne lyrics doesn’t give you an honorary Black card. It just reminds me how much you say the N-word in a way you think it socially acceptable,” says Sam White in the new film, “Dear White People.” Sam, played by Tessa Thompson, is a Black film student and the host of a college radio show that lampoons white privi ...

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Upcoming Detroit Entheogenic conference opens up ‘treasures of the earth’

Public interest in power plants has also increased over the 15 years as the Internet has allowed users across the world to share with one another their personal experiences with entheogens. For three days...Detroiters will have access to expert knowledge on these topics, which are often hard to get reliable information about, during the First Detroit Entheogenic Conference at The First Unitarian Church of D ...

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