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Putting on my Harriett Tubman shoes

We don’t have time to be tired, scared and distracted. Yes, I put Harriet Tubman’s shoes on. I think about that pistol she carried. A song about her says “I know your feet are tired, I know you getting weary, but I don’t like cowards, so I put a gun to your head, do you wanna die by the white man or would you rather die by me instead.” ...

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Spike Lee video links Radio Raheem and Eric Garner

By Courtney Jacobs Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper In a new video, Spike Lee expressed his opinion about a recent incident in which an NYPD officer used an illegal chokehold to restrain a man. Eric Garner, 43, a father of six and grandfather of two, died last week after police officers in Staten Island attempted to arrest him. One of the officers, eight-year NYPD veteran Daniel Pantaleo ...

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Historic aquarium shuns radar, seeks classic weather technology

Butzel Long Law Firm is sponsoring a contest to design and build a new weathervane to celebrate the Belle Isle Aquarium’s 110th birthday. The winning designer will receive $500 and the honor of seeing their work cast in metal crowning a Detroit architectural gem for generations to come. The competition is open from Aug. 1-29. Designs are to reflect the institution’s history and aquatic theme. The winning de ...

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Detroit’s North End residents gather to re-imagine Oakland Avenue with art, food and ideas

“This is our community. We’re getting ready to build it, so touch, feel, imagine what it is with positive words and things that you need to have and things that are functional for us,” said Reshounn Foster, a community contributor to OAAC, as she looked over the model inside the Red Door Gallery and urged attendees to leave written feedback on the model using sticky notes. ...

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