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Don’t block my daughter’s blessing

My daughter and I started attending what I consider to be a phenomenal church. What makes this place so unique and one of the fastest-growing spiritual institutions in the country is its pastor and his “now” leadership. He’s well-versed on the Bible and articulates each verse in a way that relates to the issues of today. His passion, compassion and love of God reek from the pulpit. It is a come-as-you-are w ...

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Evening honors filmmaker Julie Dash

A special evening honoring filmmaker Julie Dash, director of the acclaimed “The Rosa Parks Story” (which premiered at the Detroit Film Theatre in 2002), takes place Jan. 24 at the Detroit Institute of Arts. During the evening, which is organized in cooperation with the Wayne State University Department of Communication, Dash will introduce her 1991 classic “Daughters of the Dust,” a portrait of the Gullah c ...

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More than just a haircut

GNC barbershop opened nearly 50 years ago in 1964 on Arcadia and Grandriver. The shop then relocated further down Grandriver on Vickberg during the ‘80s. Grady Johnson opened the doors of his shop with good intentions to not only cut hair but to influence a neighborhood. “My father took care of people, it’s an inspirational thing,” said Robert Long, mostly known as Little Grady. ...

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Cold Men Young wants you to be a fan with new album

Cold Men Young have proven themselves to be rising stars among the newest breed of hip hop artists from Detroit. The collective of four emcees is quickly becoming known for intense live shows and matching urgent revolutionary lyrics next to pulsating party jams. Their new album, “YSBAF (You Should Be A Fan),” was released this month to high critical acclaim. ...

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Letters from Wilmington Ten

His name was Allen Hall. In 1972, Hall was the star witness for the prosecution in the conspiracy trials against the Wilmington Ten — 10 civil rights activists, led by the Rev. Benjamin F. Chavis — falsely accused of firebombing a white-owned grocery store during the height of racial violence in Wilmington in 1971. According to New Hanover County prosecutor Jay Stroud, Hall, a convicted felon, had the goods ...

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Kick-off celebration: Marking 100 years of service with Founders Day Extravaganza

“Celebrating a Century of Sisterhood, Scholarship and Service: Preserving Our Past, Celebrating Our Present and Transforming Our Future.” The centennial Founders Day theme of the Detroit Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. speaks to the organization’s rich history, prominent membership and mission to serve. The celebratory gala will be held Jan. 26, 2013, at the Detroit Marriott at the Renai ...

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