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    AARP Fraud Watch Network Launches Effort to Foil Tax Identity Thieves
    To coincide with Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week, the AARP Fraud Watch Network is launching an education effort to help people protect themselves from tax…
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    African American History Day returns to the Detroit Historical Museum
    Begin your Black History Month celebration at African American History Day on Saturday, February 7 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Detroit Historical…
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    Palmer Park WINTERFEST and Doggie Fashion Parade, Jan. 31
    One of Detroit’s most beautiful winter playgrounds, Palmer Park, will be filled with magical fun, cold-weather recreation, and a delightful array of animals for its 4th Annual…
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    Brooklyn teen arrested for posting cop-killing emojis
    Officials arrested a Brooklyn teenager for creating emojis showing a gun to a police officer’s head, DNAinfo reports. SEE ALSO: Willow Smith At Center Of Seemingly…

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    NATIONAL NEWS

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    HUD AWARDS $67,691,167 MILLION FOR LOCAL HOMELESS PROGRAMS IN MICHIGAN
    In an ongoing effort to end homelessness, U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Julián Castro today announced $67,691,167 million in grants to support 325…
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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…

    BUSINESS

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    Detroit Entrepreneur Week 2015
    A collaborative of resource providers has joined forces in helping Detroit’s small business owners. Instead of hosting another workshop, or panel of talking heads, Detroit…
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    Johnson Publishing Company selling iconic 70-year-old photo archive
    In what many see as a heartbreaking development, Johnson Publishing Company, the esteemed African American owned publisher of Ebony, announced plans to sell its photo…

    ENTERTAINMENT

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    Ava DuVernay And David Oyelowo Team Up For Third Time On Hurricane Katrina Film
    Ava DuVernay and David Oyelowo are set to work on an upcoming movie about Hurricane Katrina. Taking a detour from the historic biopic Selma, their…
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    AM BUZZ: Alicia Keys’ Rocking 90s House Party; Kanye’s Kim K Joke At BET Honors & More
    Alicia Keys’ Rocking 90s House Party Brings Out Kid N’ Play & More Swizz Beatz makes great beats, but he throws even better parties! This…
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    New Television Network in Detroit to Host Friday Night Entertainment Event
    Detroit is the place to be. New things are happening and people are hitting the reset button.  It’s a live entertainment function debuting at the…
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    ‘Empire’ Dominates Wednesday Night Ratings, Dethrones ‘Black-ish’ Among Young Viewers
    After Fox renewed Empire for a second season after airing just two episodes, here’s some more confirmation that the series is a quick hit: as of last Wednesday’s third…
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    Beyond #OscarsSoWhite, Seeing The “Bigger Picture”
    A little over a week ago, the Oscar nominations created quite the buzz. Many people were up in arms regarding the fact that there wasn’t…
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    Dennis Rodman: I don’t think N. Korea is behind Sony hack
    Dennis Rodman doesn’t believe that the hack of Sony Pictures was caused by North Korea in response to The Interview, despite what the government may say, reports…

    LIFESTYLE

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    How to rock the cape trend as cool as Janelle Monae
    Janelle Monae is famous for her black and white menswear looks but recently, she ditched the suiting for a chic cape. The songstress hit the red…
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    FAB OR FUG: Kerry Washington’s Pretty In Printed Prabal Gurung [POLL]
    It looks like Kerry Washington is feeling the textured look this awards season after she turned up at the Producers Guild Awards in a printed…
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    Naomi Campbell rips Instagram models: ‘We had to earn our stripes’
    Attention Instagram “models”, one of the queens of the catwalk is not a fan of your work. Legendary supermodel Naomi Campbell swung on by The Meredith…
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    SHE LIKES IT: Brooklyn Flavors Skincare & Candles Literally Bottle Up Brooklyn In Unique, Invigorating & Lingering Scents
    Brooklyn Flavors: We’ve bottled some Brooklyn historical neighborhoods and streets with a scent of their own. From the art, to the books, music, to underneath…

    SPORTS

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    Patriots’ Belichick on Deflate-Gate: ‘I’m not a scientist’
    According to ESPN, the National Football League has conducted at least 40 interviews to determine how and why 11 of the 12 footballs used in…
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    Tom Brady blows a lot of hot air in deflate-gate conference
    Tom Brady addressed the press today (January 22) in the midst of criticism and speculations surrounding the New England Patriots and what has been dubbed “Deflate-Gate.”…
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    You’ve got to see what the NBA did to honor MLK
      Honoring a pioneer such as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is something that should happen at least once a month. Who knows where we’d…
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    Greg Anthony arrested for prostitution, fired By CBS
    In the current climate around sports, sex, violence, and the personal lives of athletes blowing back on the organizations they work for, it looks as…

    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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    Improving Community Mental Health Services in Detroit/Wayne County…A Mental Health Tune-up
    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…
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    Where were you on the day MLK died?
            In the spring of 1968, while growing up in Indianapolis, my mother scooped up me and my three younger siblings and…

    ACHIEVE

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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…
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    Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Detroit Launches 8th Annual ‘100 Mentors in 100 Days’
    Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Detroit  has launched a drive to recruit 100 new mentors in 100 days.  BBBS offers the most proven mentoring…
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    Buick Achievers Scholarship Program Now Accepting Applications
    The Buick Achievers Scholarship Program, which helps deserving students earn up to $100,000 for college tuition, has begun accepting applications for the 2015 scholarship up until Friday,…

    LIVING WELL

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    Henry Ford Celebrates Heart Month With World’s Only Walk-through Heart and Health Fair
    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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    Why the Affordable Care Act Matters to African Americans
    When Astrid Muhammad heard her phone ring this past Friday, the last thing she expected was a call from the White House inviting her to…
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    Detroit Area Agency on Aging offers training for Diabetes-PATH volunteers
    Compared to the general population, African Americans are disproportionately affected by diabetes. According to diabetes.org website, 13.2 percent of all African Americans aged 20 years…

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