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    Odell Beckham Jr.’s Not Claiming Amber Rose, But Capes Real Hard For His Hair
    Funk Flex loves putting people on blast. This time, his site In Flex We Trust linked NY Giants star Odell Beckham Jr. to Amber Rose, but the wide…
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    DPS Foundation board of directors elects two new members
    The Detroit Public School board of directors just announced its newest members, Gina Coleman and Michelle Zdrodowski. The board had two brief vacancies with the…
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    Wayne County saves money as Guardian Building welcomes new tenant
    Wayne County has struck a deal with the Detroit Land Bank Authority to relocate 90 employees to the historic Guardian Building in Downtown Detroit in…
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    Detroit introduces new meters and app for parking
    After years of constantly broken meters, unpaid tickets and absorbent operational costs, the Municipal Parking Department and city of Detroit have opted for a high-tech…

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    TX Prosecutor Appoints Committee To Investigate Death Of Sandra Bland
    Waller County District Attorney Elton Mathis has appointed a committee of attorneys from outside his jurisdiction to review findings in the mysterious death of Sandra…
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    Activist: Black Lives Matter Galvanized & Re-Energized A Movement Of People Saying “No More”
    Activists from around the country gathered in Cleveland, Ohio for the first national #BlackLivesMatter conference to address the escalating tensions between the African-American community and…

    BUSINESS

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    Spelman College severs ties with Bill Cosby
    One of the most high-profile philanthropic love affairs in modern history has come to an end. In the wake of mounting rape and sexual assault…
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    Molina Healthcare moves to downtown Detroit
    California headquartered Molina Healthcare celebrated its brand new downtown Detroit location at its ribbon cutting ceremony this week. City officials and community leaders joined the company’s…

    ENTERTAINMENT

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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…
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    Jennifer Hudson named new face of Soho Jeans
    Jennifer Hudson is gearing up for fantastic summer. The Oscar winner is embarking on a big move to New York City to appear in “The…
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    Kendra Wilkinson ‘forgives’ Hank for trans model affair (WATCH)
    *Kendra Wilkinson and Hank Baskett are really exploiting his alleged tranny fetish – clearly this subject is paying the bills for them, for now, as they are STILL talking about it. While the rest of the world is over it – after all, she’s still married to the guy – the reality TV stars want […]
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    The writers of ‘Empire’ to be featured at 9th annual ‘Leimert Park Village Book Fair’
    (LOS ANGELES, CA) — The Leimert Park Village Book Fair (LPVBF) will feature a distinguished panel discussion among writers for the runaway hit, “Empire,” on…
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    Cuteness Overload: Leah Still Challenges Riley Curry To ‘Nae Nae’ Dance-Off
    Riley Curry just got served! The daughter of Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry has inspired Leah Still to work on her dancing skills, specifically the…

    LIFESTYLE

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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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    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).
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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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    Summer isn’t over yet!
    Now that we’re midway through summer, its a great time to find swimsuits! I ran across a website called Venus.com. I fell in love instantly. It…

    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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    The Socialist’s Journal: Derek Luke
    This column by Trevor Brookins was inspired by our story about actor Derek Luke: ‘Derek Luke Slams Instagram Trolls; Defends Interracial Marriage.” *I happen to be happily married but… If I wasn’t married I’m not sure where I’d go to find a date. On the one hand I’d like to say I would find happiness […]
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    Monday motivation (TGIM)
    We all need some motivation on Mondays. Eric Thomas, aka ET, is where I go for my Monday inspiration. He never lets me down. Today’s video is…
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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…

    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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    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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    Have You Lost Your Focus On Getting Snatched? Here’s 8 Simple Steps To Get You Back On Track
    It's not too late to drop that cupcake and pick up some veggies.
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    8 Nutrient-Rich Smoothies to Supercharge Your Summer
    As the weather heats up, smoothies are a perfect way to cool down and get a quick, nutrient-rich breakfast or snack on the go. Everyone…
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