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    Future Drops The Video For “Kno The Meaning”
    While everybody is looking out for that Meek Mill response, Future is riding high off living up to the hype behind DS2. Ever the work addict, Future is…
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    Is Jay Z Trying To Ditch TIDAL?
    If you’ve been paying attention, you’d know that it’s not hyperbolic to say that Apple Music has been dominating TIDAL. Jay Z’s business venture has…
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    Here’s Everything You’ve Got To See On Netflix In August
    Reading is what, kids? Right! It’s fundamental, which is why Netflix is bringing back LeVar Burton and the hit PBS show, Reading Rainbow. In addition to…
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    ‘Verses and Flow’ Is Back Tonight On TV One!
    After a break, Verses and Flow is finally coming back for a 5th season on TV One. Tonight’s season premiere of the 30-minute variety show will…

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    NATIONAL NEWS

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    Nigerian Army Frees 71, Mostly Women & Children, From Boko Haram
    The ongoing clash between Nigeria‘s armed forces and the Islamist militants Boko Haram has been largely a one-sided affair with the terrorist group seemingly taking…
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    Two White Men Sought After Placing Confederate Flags At Ebenezer Church & King Center
    In the latest example of persistent and ingrained racism in America, police are searching for two White men spotted on video placing Confederate flags at…

    BUSINESS

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    More funding available for small businesses across the state
    After a successful pilot launch last year, Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) and Huntington Bank will offer another $5 million to fund small-business micro loans…
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    Beach Get-Away Combines Business and Pleasure
    “Thou shall go H.A.M. all weekend long” and “Thou shall party until the sun comes up the following day” are just a few of the…

    ENTERTAINMENT

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    5 must see concerts happening this weekend
    Nicki Minaj Fri, Jul 31 2015 7:00 PM DTE Energy Music Center – Clarkston, MI
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    Book Review: Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
    What is immediately essential for me about Between the World and Me, Ta-Nehisi Coates’s lengthy epistle to his son is that “past is prologue.”   But…
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    The Griswolds are back on ‘Vacation’ (Watch)
    *EUR was on the Scene with the Griswolds and 30 years later the family is heading back to Wally World, in the new National Lampoon’s “Vacation.” This time around Ed Helms (Rusty Griswold) is behind the wheel, along with Christian Applegate (Debbie Griswold) and the sequel is in theaters now! EUR: Your character has several mature […]
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    Nick Gordon Reportedly On Suicide Watch Following Bobbi Kristina’s Death
    Following the Sunday passing of Whitney Houston‘s 22-year-old daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown, her longtime boyfriend Nick Gordon is reportedly on suicide watch. After Brown was found face down in…
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    Stan Sheppard: ‘Why do A&R directors positions still exist?’
    *The major recording companies in the U.S. have shrunk by 50% within the last 10 years. Only Universal, Sony and Warner Bros. Records still exist. Most of the smaller companies have been gobbled up years ago and labels like Motown Records, Capitol Records and Def Jam are nothing more now than glorified “Production Companies.” Major record companies use […]
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    Detroit native Pamela Lue-Hing launches book tour for entrepreneurs
    Based on the July 2015, Bureau of Labor Jobs Report, Detroit has a 6.6 percent unemployment rate, making it one of four large major cities…

    LIFESTYLE

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    The Internet’s Favorite Gay Dads Break Up & We’re Crying Thug Tears
    Noooooo! Say it ain't so!
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    CHICK CHAT: He Likes Men Too & I’m Not Sure How To Feel About It
    Dating is hard enough!
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    FAMU President to Convene National Alumni Midwest Conference in Detroit
      Dr. Elmira Mangum, president of the historic Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University (FAMU), will be in Detroit from Friday, July 31 – Sunday, August…
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    HE SAID/SHE SAID: ‘Runaway Island’ Stars, Thomas Q. Jones & Aisha Hinds Reveal The Crushes They Would Want To Runaway With
    These beautiful Black actors reveal their ultimate island getaway fantasy. One of them is really...weird (and not sexy at all).

    SPORTS

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    NFL coach believes ‘There’s no coming back’ for Robert Griffin III
    *After a stellar rookie season in 2012, all signs point to Robert Griffin III not being on that same level again, according to one NFL offensive coach. Chatting with ESPN.com‘s Mike Sando for his annual ranking of quarterbacks, the coach mentioned Griffin’s current status in the league, saying, “There’s no coming back.” “[Griffin] is done,” […]
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    Payano vs. Warren: Premier Boxing Champions – The next round streams live on BounceTV.com
    *Atlanta  – Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) comes to Bounce TV on Sunday, August 2 at 9:00 p.m. (ET), with the debut of a new monthly series kicked-off by Payano vs. Warren: PBC – The Next Round, which will showcase the sport’s future stars and potential champions. Bounce TV is free on the broadcast signals of local […]
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    Yippee! NBA brings B-Ball to ABC on Saturday nights (Starts Jan 2016!)
    ABC keeps it moving! This time bringing NBA games to the network  on Saturdays next season. A slate of eight-games starts Jan. 23, 2016 and…
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    NFLer Demaryius Thomas’ mother gets 2nd chance from Obama
    *Last Monday, President Barack Obama commuted the prison sentences of 46 drug offenders, saying that the men and women were not “hardened criminals” and their punishments didn’t match the crimes they committed “I believe that at its heart, America is a nation of second chances, and I believe these folks deserve their second chance,” Obama […]

    PRAISE CONNECT

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    Muslim organizations raised $100,000 to rebuild torched Black churches
    Muslim organizations have banded together to raise $100,000 in an effort to help rebuild Black churches in the South that were torched in recent months,…
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    Second Baptist Church in Detroit hosts 2015 Progressive Baptist Convention
    This week Second Baptist Church hosted the Progressive Baptist Convention. The conventions were started in order to reflect the social, religious, and political landscape of…

    BLOG TALK

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    Eric Thomas ‘the hip-hop preacher’
    For those of you who don’t know Eric Thomas, he is a world renowned speaker, educator, pastor and critically acclaimed author. Eric is better known as…
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    The second deadly aassault on Sandra Bland
    *It started within moments after Sandra Bland was found hanging in a Waller County jail cell. And it hasn’t let up for one moment since her dubious death. The “it” is the non-stop litany of of veiled and not so veiled hints, innuendoes, digs, and crass, snide, accusing comments, remarks, slander and outright lies about […]
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    7 ways to prevent memory loss in today’s changing world
    You can’t remember where you put your car keys or glasses. Something’s on the tip of your tongue and you can’t seem to get it…

    ACHIEVE

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    Cornerstone Schools welcome potential students at Sunday open house
    This past Sunday Cornerstone Schools hosted an open house for kids and parents at their Nevada campus. Ernestine Sanders, the President and CEO of Cornerstone…
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    Wayne State among top 50 safest college campuses in nation
    Wayne State University has been ranked among the top 50 safest college campuses in America. BestColleges.com, which released the top-50 list, reviewed available data of…
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    A good education by any means necessary
    At age 6, Mical spent the majority of his first school year kicked out of class for behavioral issues, including angry and violent outbursts. His…

    LIVING WELL

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    MI Healthy Mind TV program spotlights solutions to help greater community
      Wellness begins in the mind and talking about it is a powerful tool, according to Elizabeth Atkins and Michael Hunter, both of whom co-host…
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    Tips for Balancing Family and Work Life
    Professional obligations and family commitments can be at odds, particularly for those who hold leadership positions or have jobs with long hours. And many people…
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    Detroiter Robin Barclay to address women’s health challenges at Urban League conference
    Robin Barclay, Executive Director of Business Development and Outreach for Trusted Health Plan (THP), the only Black-owned Medicaid Managed Care Provider in the nation, has…
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