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    5 shows to attend this weekend
    Potted Sherlock Friday February 5, 2016 @ 8pm Saturday February 6, 2016  @ 2pm & 8pm City Theatre
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    Run, Darnell! Runnnnnn!
    If you see another white Ford Bronco chase on the news anytime soon (remember O.J….?), it just might be DPS Emergency Manager Darnell Earley on…
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    Darnell Earley was only a symptom
    The clock has been ticking for Darnell Earley for awhile now. You’d have to be deaf not to hear anything that loud. It would have…
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    No room for doubt; DPS teachers and students have every right to protest
    This will likely be the shortest post I have ever written, and am ever likely to write. Because I tend to be long-winded and I…

    Love's Holiday Weekend: Who's Loving You? Conversations with Iyanla Vanzant

    NATIONAL NEWS

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    National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day: Combatting Stigma & Cultural Stereotypes
    During his final State of the Union address last month to a joint session of Congress in Washington, D.C., President Barack Obama said that the U.S. is on track to eliminate new HIV/AIDS transmissions by 2020.
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    CBC Message To America: Don’t Play Politics With The Health Of Black Women
    Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ) delivered this week’s CBC Message To America and spoke about protecting women's rights to quality health care.

    BUSINESS

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    Mayor Duggan, leaders kick off effort to provide 8,000 summer jobs to Detroit’s youth
    Mayor Mike Duggan on Thursday, Feb. 4 issued an ambitious challenge to the city’s businesses and foundations: put 8,000 Detroit youth ages 14-24 to work…
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    DTE Energy and Pure Michigan host event to help grow local economy
    DTE Energy, in partnership with Pure Michigan Business Connect (PMBC), will host an invitation-only “Supplier Immersion Day.” This event will advise suppliers as to how…

    LIFESTYLE

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    This Week In Slayage: Celebrities Who Looked Insanely Gorgeous
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    Chanel Ousts Longtime Leader
    Major change is happening with Chanel.

    ENTERTAINMENT

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    L.A. Reid Clears Pebbles’ Name: “She Never Robbed Anybody Or Ripped Anybody Off”
    L.A. Reid gets candid about his ex-wife and her involvement in TLC's financial troubles.
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    2016 NAACP Image Awards: ‘Empire’ Wins Big; Michael B. Jordan’s Riveting Speech & More
    The 2016 NAACP Image Awards was a night to celebrate the fullness of Black excellence in all of its forms. With a handful of major awards being handed out on Wednesday night, viewers may have been wondering what may have what there was actually left to experience at the 47th Annual Image Awards. However, anyone […]

    SPORTS

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    ESPNs Chris Broussard on the Pacers, Hawks chances on unseating LeBron in the East
    ESPN’s televised matchup of Indiana against Atlanta on Friday night features two intriguing and formidable teams who, along with Toronto and Chicago, are collectively using…
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    National Black Arts Festival the curator for Hawks Black History Month campaign
    ATLANTA — The National Black Arts Festival (NBAF) has been selected to help shape the program and select the participants for the Atlanta Hawks’ True Comes…

    PRAISE CONNECT

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    Second Baptist Church presents ‘Nobel Peace Prize’ for King Day
    The Second Baptist Church of Detroit will present, “Nobel Peace Prize” to honor the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on his holiday. The…
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    Detroit clergy collaboratives DRIVE into 2016
    While the religious leaders of the Detroit Clergy Gathering focus on addressing some of the most complex issues in Southeast Michigan and the Metropolitan Community…

    BLOG TALK

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    Drexel’s ‘Healing Hurt People’ program helps young victims recover from emergency room trauma
    Sobering facts: For every black youth murdered in Philadelphia, 90 others experience grave injuries, including gunshot and stabbing wounds. Each year, more than 900 young…
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    New Music Monday: Tory Lanez – “LA Confidential”
    Tory Lanez released a new single “LA Confidential,” a transparent track with a dark melodic production that inhibits a similarity of The Weeknd’s brooding gloom…

    ACHIEVE

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    Scholarship applications being Accepted for Spring/Summer classes
    An Amazing Woman Foundation (AAWF) is now accepting scholarship applications for Spring and Summer programming. Young women ages 10-18 who demonstrate a passion for her…
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    Actor LeVar Burton to keynote Oakland University’s 2016 Keeper of the Dream Awards
    For its annual Keeper of the Dream Awards Celebration, Oakland University will welcome actor, director, producer and literacy advocate LeVar Burton to campus on Martin…

    LIVING WELL

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    Drexel’s ‘Healing Hurt People’ program helps young victims recover from emergency room trauma
    Sobering facts: For every black youth murdered in Philadelphia, 90 others experience grave injuries, including gunshot and stabbing wounds. Each year, more than 900 young…
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    In Real Life: 2015 Kicked My Ass And I’m Praying For A Better New Year
    The saying "laugh to keep from crying" has never been so relevant.

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