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    Detroit Mayor Duggan wants 50 percent discount for houses in Detroit
    Ahead of his anticipated Feb. 10 State of the City address, Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan and the Detroit Land Bank Authority have announced a plan…
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    Roadmap for Michigan Black Caucus
    The Michigan Legislative Black Caucus prides itself as the legislative and authoritative voice in Lansing for thousands of African Americans in the state who are…
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    Inside McQuade’s 2015 docket
    Barbara McQuade, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan, has had a full plate in 2014. From prosecuting high profile corruption cases at city…
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    MSHDA’s MiNeighborhood Program Now Accepting Applications
    The Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) will begin accepting applications for the 2015 MiNeighborhood program Jan. 26 through March 27 from eligible neighborhood associations.…

    Michigan Chronicle Year In Review

    NATIONAL NEWS

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    Floyd Mayweather Says Pacquiao Bout ‘Not Made Yet’ Via Instagram
    Boxing enthusiasts who have been waiting nearly six years to see a bout between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. may have to wait longer—if…
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    Big Sean Reveals Tracklist And Artwork For His ‘Dark Sky Paradise’
    It’s been an eventful six months for G.O.O.D. Music’s Big Sean. After his 2014 album, Hall Of Fame, debuted as the top Rap/R&B album with…

    BUSINESS

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    McDonald’s 1st Black CEO Don Thompson steps down amid sliding sales
    Don Thompson, the first Black president and CEO of McDonald’s, is stepping down after a rocky nearly 3-year tenure, according to various media reports. RELATED:…
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    Detroit Revitalization Fellows offer opportunities to mid-career professionals
    There’s a common refrain heard whenever a major economic development is announced in Detroit: It benefits some populations, but not all. In the African-American community,…

    ENTERTAINMENT

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    SAY CHEESE: Kanye West & Kim Kardashian Take A Picture With President Obama
    Kanye West doesn’t smile often, but he managed to crack one this month for President Barack Obama! Yeezy and the president haven’t always been on…
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    Missy Elliott May Join Katy Perry During Super Bowl Half Time Show!
    There’s chatter that Katy Perry is about to pull out a major surprise for all the hip-hop lovers out there at the Super Bowl Half…
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    #Winning: Serena Williams Wins 19th Grand Slam Title At Australian Open
    Serena Williams was on top of her game as she won her sixth Australian Open while battling a nasty illness. The world champion tennis player proved unbeatable as…
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    Bobbi Kristina Found Unconscious In Bathtub
    Bobbi Kristina Brown is in recovery after being found unconscious in a bathtub. The one-time reality star is breathing again after she was discovered passed…
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    J. Cole Will Allow Single Moms To Live Rent-Free In His Childhood Home
    Rapper J. Cole (pictured) is proving that humanitarianism can start at any age!  The performer, who is known for his socially conscious raps (including a…
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    Is Porsha Williams Returning Full-Time To The Real Housewives of Atlanta?
    Could Porsha Williams be back on The Real Housewives of Atlanta in a full-time capacity? She seems to think so. While Porhsa in on the canvas…

    LIFESTYLE

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    Fatty foods still dominate Super Bowl party tables, but many opt for healthy foods
    Super Bowl parties are traditionally a fattening food fest, but a recently released survey by Blimpie (www.blimpie.com), America’s Sub Shop, reveals Americans call time-out on…
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    38 of the best style and beauty moments from Kerry Washington
    It’s fitting that on the same week that we welcome “Scandal” back into our lives, Kerry Washington celebrates her 38th birthday. The actress who plays…
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    Tameka Raymond Leads ‘Style Theory Tour’ With Top Style & Beauty Experts
    Celebrity wardrobe stylist and business maven Tameka Raymond, along with a team of top style and beauty insiders, set out to focus on inner and…
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    DPS school of the week: Noble Elementary-Middle School
    sStern, structured and straight to the point are just three ways to describe the culture at Noble El-ementary-Middle School. Principal Angela Broaden believes it is…

    SPORTS

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    Serena Williams Wins The 2015 Australian Open, Her 19th Major Championship
    Serena Williams just won another championship. Serena conquered the Australian Open for the first time since 2010 with a win over Maria Sharapova in straight sets. There…
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    Sneak-Peek At The Super Bowl Commercials Before The Big Game
    Part of the Super Bowl fun lies in the big game’s ads. Every year, much is said and done about the commercials that run during…
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    Survey Says Most Americans Pulling for Seattle Seahawks
    The results are in —  the overwhelming majority of football fans  surveyed will be rooting for the Seattle Seahawks come Super Bowl Sunday. Geographically speaking…
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    Katy Perry Swears She’s Marshawn Lynch

    PRAISE CONNECT

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    Southern Baptist leaders call for integrated churches
    Leaders in nation’s largest Protestant denomination are preaching that integrated churches can be a key driver of racial justice in society. But that could be…
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    Gospel world pays tribute to Andraé Crouch at funeral [VIDEO]
    A constellation of stars from the holy world came out to pay homage to the supremely talented gospel giant Andraé  Crouch, who was laid to rest…

    BLOG TALK

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    Beyond the Bridge: The Suppression Never Ended
    The stirring film Selma ends with Dr. King leading civil rights marchers across the bridge and to passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.…
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    A Mental Health Tune-up for Detroit and Wayne County
    Leadership matters and the Detroit Wayne Mental Health Authority (DWMHA) applauds Governor Snyder’s decision to move to break down bureaucratic government silos by merging the…
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    Why these King-Like Giants?
      ( pictured L to R: Rev. Nicholas Hood, Rabbi Daniel Syme)  The Biblical inference that “a prophet is without honor except in his own…

    ACHIEVE

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    DPS school of the week: Noble Elementary-Middle School
    sStern, structured and straight to the point are just three ways to describe the culture at Noble El-ementary-Middle School. Principal Angela Broaden believes it is…
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    DPS takes its Parent University on the road to bring more classes to parents
    Detroit Public Schools is taking its nine-month-old Parent University on the road to bring even more classes to the district’s parents and guardians. The new…
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    Contest promotes Michigan entrepreneurism
    High school and community college students throughout Michigan are invited to join Walsh College students and alumni by participating in the fourth annual Walsh College…

    LIVING WELL

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    Go Red ‘BetterU’
    The American Heart Association and St. John Providence Health System completed its free ‘BetterU’ challenge, which encourages individuals to live a healthier life. The challenge…
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    Override the Urge to Quit
    We are now 4 weeks into 2015, the time when most people have already bailed on their resolutions. Today I’m here to encourage you to…
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    Henry Ford celebrates Heart Month with walk-through heart
    The world’s only touring, walk-through heart exhibit will visit metro Detroit on Feb. 7 as part of Henry Ford Health System’s celebration of Heart Month.…

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