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    New minimum wage for Michigan employees
     December 1, 2015 – Beginning today, December 1, 2015, Michigan workers will see an increase in the minimum wage rate from $8.15 to $8.50. This…
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    What about the neighborhoods? The Detroit bankruptcy one year later
      Once upon a time, Detroit was about as close to a workingman’s paradise as ever there was in America. Understanding, of course, that there…
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    Detroit announces plan to boost police officer pay
      The City of Detroit doesn’t have much discretionary funding coming out of bankruptcy – but city officials made clear today that public safety would…
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    Slim Jesus To Cash Money Records? Video Surfaces Of Birdman Allegedly Trying To Sign Rapper To Label
    One of 2015’s most controversial breakthrough rappers may be on the verge of signing to one of hip-hop’s most iconic labels. During newly surfaced footage…
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    Stream Fetty Wap’s New EP, “For My Fans” Now
    Fetty Wap released his For My Fans EP yesterday (November 30), a project he first touted about just under a month ago. The five-track EP…
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    The Tupac Shakur Biopic Got Another Director
    Straight Outta Compton set a high standard for the hip-hop biopics that will follow it. Meanwhile, the Tupac Shakur biopic is just trying to get off…

    In the Spotlight with Big Sean's Detroit tour


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    4 Charged In Shooting Of Minneapolis Black Lives Matters Protesters
    Prosecutors in Minnesota have brought forth charges against four men connected to the shooting last week at a Black Lives Matter protest that left five…
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    EXCLUSIVE: Black Women Rape Victims Are Under Assault During Daniel Holtzclaw Trial
    Lawyer Damario Solomon-Simmons thought he'd seen everything until he visited the trial of ex-Tulsa police officer Daniel Holtzclaw.


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    The New Pink Pump, a Family Business
    Kelly and Vincent Kirkwood, a metro Detroit couple to re-open Pink Pump, a shoe and clothing store, just in time for Christmas Late last year…
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    ‘Give Black’ on Giving Tuesday
    This past Friday, 10.4 billion dollars was spent during the Black Friday holiday shopping day. The holiday shopping season is a joyous occasion for many, a…


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    Brother Man comin’ y’all…  The black comic book that started it all is returning
     When the first Star Wars movie came out, there wasn’t a black character in sight. Great movie, but gee whiz guys (this being a family…
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    #PopeBars Pushes Pontifex Onto Everyone’s Favorite Rappers List
    Pope Francis became everyone’s favorite rapper Monday after a convincing photo inspired Twitter users to pair him with the hilarious #PopeBars hashtag.


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    5 Easy Thanksgiving outfits that are already in your closet
    Thanksgiving dressing isn’t for the faint of heart. When it’s time to sit down for dinner, you want the perfect marriage of fashion and function: a stylish outfit that’s roomy enough to hide your food baby. Whether you’ll celebrate the holiday hosting a Friendsgiving dinner or meeting bae’s family, we’ve got outfit ideas that will suit your Thanksgiving […]
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    New Dating App BAE (Before Anyone Else) Caters To Black Singles
    We caught up with the creators of BAE, who revealed their inspiration behind creating the Black dating app.


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    How Jimmy Raye, Duffy Daugherty, MSU promoted the integration of college football
    In the 1950s and ‘60s, the University of Alabama’s legendary football coach, Paul “Bear” Bryant, refused to recruit or allow black players on his teams.…
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    Best Ronda Rousey Twitter responses to her being knocked unconscious
    Ronda Rousey’s shocking and one-sided beat-down is the talk of the sports world. Rousey not only got defeated in Melbourne, Australia, she was humiliated from…


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    Family Victory Fellowship: A church informing members on education and business
    Family Victory Fellowship offers education and business training to students Family Victory Fellowship has been serving the Detroit community for the past 17 years The…
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    Rev. Kenneth Flowers celebrates a significant anniversary
    Greater New Mount Moriah Baptist Church’s pastor Rev. Kenneth James Flowers 20th Pastoral Anniversary celebration at the Ren Cen on Sunday was quite the event. About 500…


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    Rep. Lawrence’s statement on the death of Detroit activist Ron Scott.
      WASHINGTON, D.C. –Rep. Brenda Lawrence (MI-14) on Tuesday released the following statement regarding the passing of Detroit activist Ron Scott, who died on November…
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    In Memory of Ron Scott
    DETROIT – The Detroit Branch NAACP joins in a collective chorus with those who both mourn for and salute the life of Ron Scott (community…


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    Cricket Wireless awards $1,000 to Key Elementary school
    Funds will keep positivity programs moving forward in communities across the country Every day, people are bombarded with stories about how schools are failing children…
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    EAA – Revolutionizing Education Reform in Detroit
    Without real education reform, Detroit’s recovery is a mirage.  The city’s population cannot rebound without functioning schools and our workforce will not be prepared for…


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    World AIDS Day: Know your status and protect yourself
    AIDS and HIV are not the immediate death sentences they once were. But of course, that’s no excuse for us to stay lax on practicing…
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    Fitbit to donate $1 million in FitForGood challenge
      Fitbit users will be able to track their steps while also raising money for charity as part of this November’s FitForGood challenge. Users who register…


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    The Wiz Live ATL Takeover feat. Quad Webb-Lunceford, Dr. Heavenly Kimes, Shamea Morton, LaTavia Roberson, Gocha Hawkins
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    Election 2016: Roland Martin Moderates Hillary Clinton’s Claflin University Town Hall
    Teachers Respond To The #AssaultAtSpringValleyHighSchool