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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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Recycled waste heat may light up your life

By Celeste Bott Capital News Service LANSING — It may soon be possible to use wasted heat from your vehicle’s tailpipe to power electronics in your car, thanks to a new thermoelectric material developed by researchers in Michigan. That’s just one of many potential uses of the new material, which is based on tetrahedrites, natural minerals found in abundance. Thermoelectric materials are chemical compounds c ...

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When do you introduce your new boyfriend to your children?

By Frankie Darcell I often hear the many stories — mostly by women who are trying to navigate though the world of dating after having a child — from friends who are dating and the question becomes, When do I introduce my kids to my new beau? It is so important to remember that the man or women you fell in love with, the emotions that make your toes curls, are not the same emotions your children will have. ...

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