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Eminem single ‘Detroit vs. Everybody’ falls short for local business

The song is currently charting around the world on account of Eminem’s global fame. He is one of few artists in the world whose individual songs can generate more revenue in a year than an average small business. But, missing from the Detroit anthem was a Detroit producer — a squandered opportunity of big revenue for the local arts. ...

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Detroit Raw by Sam Riddle, J.D.

Sixty percent of Detroit’s children living in poverty is just a number with no human face, we have track to lay for a train to nowhere, and children in poverty can wait. Besides, there is no media sexiness to hunger, schools that don’t work for the poor, and FBI crime data that contradicts Hollywood Craig — who needs it during the holidays? ...

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Prominent scholar to address complexities of teaching in urban settings

Best-selling author, critic and educator, Professor David E. Kirkland will deliver the keynote address during the Leonard Kaplan Education Collaborative for Critical Urban Studies’ inaugural lecture and community response at 5 p.m., Nov. 20, at Wayne State University’s McGregor Memorial Conference Center (495 Ferry Mall, Detroit). Kirkland will speak about the complexities of teaching and learning in urban ...

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Detroit drummer, producer Brandon Williams releases new album

Famed drummer releases debut album By Phreddy Wischusen The Michigan Citizen REVIEW “XII,” the debut album by Detroit super-producer and percussionist Brandon Williams, is as fresh-sounding as it is romantic. The west side Detroit native, who has shared stages with and/or produced scores of musical legends including Musiq Soulchild, The Isley Brothers, Janet Jackson, Anita Baker and The Last Poets, is ready ...

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