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For a public figure as visible, controversial and outspoken as the Rev. Al Sharpton, whose every move and word are scrutinized by the media, a book by him would appear to be redundant. What could he possibly tell us that hasn’t already been in the news cycle, chewed up and spit out on the Internet and the hot gossip in every barber shop and beauty salon in the nation? ...

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‘Black Nativity’ in theaters

Jacob Latimore, Angela Bassett, Oscar-winners Jennifer Hudson and Forest Whitaker (above) star in producer and preacher T.D. Jakes’ modern-interpretation of Langston Hughes classic “Black Nativity” due on big screen this holiday season. Heavy on symbolism, the story is woven with gospel music, and is a meditation on faith, healing and family. ...

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Shopping small makes a big difference

On Thanksgiving Day, eager customers looking for deals will line up outside of department stores in preparation for Black Friday, the fevered opening to the holiday shopping season. Retailers anxiously await the day with the same excitement as their customers. raditionally on that day companies report their ledgers go “into the black” for the first time in the year. ...

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Beyond Candied Yams and Sweet Potato Pie

With Thanksgiving quickly approaching, ambitious home chefs are searching for the hottest new recipes, families are struggling to host the “best holiday ever,” and people are already dreading their New Year’s diets. Detroit nutritionist and food advocate Dr. Velonda Thompson has written a new book that will aid all of the above. “Beyond Candied Yams and Sweet Potato Pie” is a cookbook written to bring atten ...

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James Brown’s son finds solace in Detroit

“Soul Brother Number One” is a title that could only be held by one man, the great James Brown. Brown helped spark a revolution of his generation by providing the most dynamic and electrifying soundtrack for Afro-consciousness the world had ever heard. Now, almost seven years after his death, his family continues to be legally ensnared over his music catalogue’s earnings. For the sake of Brown’s legacy, his ...

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‘Negroes with Guns’ takes over the Wright Museum

Although widely unknown, Robert F. Williams (1925-1996) was one of America’s most important leaders of the Black liberation movement. Williams’ fought for African American human rights, armed self-defense and self-determination, and against KKK terrorists, fascist police, the FBI and civil rights pacifists. Williams was president of the Monroe, North Carolina NAACP, president of Republic of New Africa and C ...

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Detroiter brings Arab culture to the big screen

Sami is a first generation Lebanese American who is forced to take over his family’s gas station. Living each day inside the station’s plexi-glass security cage was not what he had dreamed for himself. Just as he has resigned himself to an unsatisfying life apart, he meets Najlah, a girl distributing calling cards for her brother’s phone store. She is Sami’s opposite. Naj is passionate, excited and engaged ...

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