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Source Booksellers moves

“I didn’t have a business plan, I didn’t write it out, I didn’t have a dream — I used an opportunity and I just followed the work,” says Janet Jones of Source Booksellers. The 75-year-old entrepreneur started her business 24 years ago and recently moved to a new location. Jones, who was one of the first business owners in the popular West Willis business strip, was encouraged by students at her church to be ...

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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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Paradise Gray of X-Clan visits Black History 101 Mobile Museum

Turning through the pages of an over-sized portfolio, Paradise Gray, the well-known producer and visionary for legendary hip hop group X-Clan, showed Michiganders his collection of original New York hip hop party flyers from early 1980s, a time when hip hop artists were first becoming stars. As a guest of the Black History 101 Mobile Museum, Gray visited University of Michigan Ann Arbor Jan. 22 in celebrati ...

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Event specialist looks to make good First Impressions

After her position was eliminated following 20 years of dedicated service in Human Resource Management, Dawn E. Trapp stepped out on faith and began her own business. “My position was eliminated so I retired and we parted on good terms,” Trapp told the Michigan Citizen. “My position with the company, in addition to my main responsibilities, required that I organize company picnics, holiday parties, etc. I t ...

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Traveling partner

By Frankie Darcell In life, there are people that will travel though your life and make a rest stop, but then there are those like you, Detroit, that will travel the entire distance. Thank you for riding shotgun with me.   ...

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Working off that winter weight

Michigan is the 11th fattest state in America and two thirds of American adults are overweight or obese. Sixty-six percent of adults in Michigan are overweight, with a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 25 or greater. If you are looking for fitness tips or diet and exercise tips, Bridget Porter, a personal trainer at YMCA, will offer a beginners workout plan and offer diet tips. Most people gain weight during the win ...

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Black Women Rock

“We are Black women and we play rock ‘n’ roll. We’ve been doing it since the beginning of time,” says jessica Care moore, founder of Black Women Rock (BWR). BWR will perform Feb. 8 at the Detroit Institute of Arts. Black Women Rock is a living tribute to Betty Davis — one rocking Black woman. ...

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Ma Dukes Yancey prepares for Dilla Day Detroit 2013

James “J Dilla” Yancey, the Detroit born and raised son of Mrs. Maureen “Ma Dukes” Yancey, is known as the greatest hip hop song producer of all time, having created a timeless soul sound and influencing a generation of music superstars before his early death in 2006. Now, as an annual celebration is set to return with a concert in his honor, Mrs. Yancey sat down to discuss this year’s Dilla Day tribute and ...

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