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    M-1 Rail to Host Six Community Update Meetings
    Meetings will be held throughout the Woodward Corridor through mid-February DETROIT—M-1 RAIL will host six community update meetings for business stakeholders and residents throughout the…
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    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Detroit Pistons invite youth dance teams to show their moves
    Through a unique Instagram contest, youth dance teams acrossMichigan are invited to showcase their best moves for a chance to perform with the Mob Squad,…
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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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    NATIONAL NEWS

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    WealthyU: Invest Your Tax Refund And Start Building Wealth (VIDEO)
    It’s tax season and America’s wealth coach Deborah Owens joined Roland Martin Tuesday on “NewsOne Now” to explain how you can use your tax return…
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    53 Percent Of Black Wealth Wiped Out: Foreclosure Crisis Erodes Communities Of Color
    Over the course of the last seven years African American wealth has been decimated as a result of the foreclosure crisis in the United States.…

    BUSINESS

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    The WORD Network Launches Worldwide Radio Superstation
    The WORD Network has finalized its purchase of Disney Radio Station, WFDF, 9:10am in Detroit. The station, which is the oldest known radio station in…
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    U.S. Department of Transportation Selects The U.S. Black Chambers, Inc. for Minority & Women -Owned Small Business Resource Center Grant
    Partnership designed to help increase Small Business Bonding Education, Short-Term Lending, Women in Transportation Initiative The U.S. Black Chambers, Inc. Community Economic Development Corporation (USBC-CEDC)…

    ENTERTAINMENT

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    ABC Greenlights Shonda Rhimes Drama ‘The Catch’
    ABC is will start to look a lot like Shonda Rhimes TV. The alphabet network has announced today they have ordered up yet another television…
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    ABC Orders Shonda Rhimes Drama ‘The Catch’ for the 2015-2016 Season
      Shonda Rhimes, the creator of the hit ABC series Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal and producer of How to Get Away with Murder (all three of…
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    Five Things Non-Comic Book Geeks Need To Know About The New ‘Fantastic Four’ Movie [VIDEO]
    20th Century Fox has been very quiet about their new Fantastic Four reboot, which wrapped production late last year. Plot details, set pictures, and even…
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    Kim K’s Super Bowl ad just dropped and it’s actually funny
    If you’ve ever seen Keeping Up with the Kardashians, you’d know Kim Kardashian isn’t the “fun” one. She barely even smiles. Her siblings often call her boring,…
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    AM BUZZ: Juicy ‘How To Get Away With Murder’ Sneak Peek; Beyonce & Kelly’s Family Outing & More
    ShondaLand Thursdays Is Back + ABC Orders Another Shonda Pilot Thursday nights are about to get good again. Annalise Keating and her quick-witted legal students…
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    Oscar Nominee Apologizes For Calling Black People ‘Colored’
    Benedict Cumberbatch, the Oscar-nominated actor who recently came under fire for calling black actors ‘colored’ in an interview with Tavis Smiley, has apologized over his offensive…

    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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    Dwyane Wade slapped with $15K fine for flipping the bird to fans
    Dwyane Wade’s love for Gabrielle Union just cost the NBA-All Star a pretty penny. The Miami Heat shooting guard was slapped with a $15,000 fine by the…
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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…

    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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    Beyond the Bridge: The Suppression Never Ended
    The stirring film Selma ends with Dr. King leading civil rights marchers across the bridge and to passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.…
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    A Mental Health Tune-up for Detroit and Wayne County
    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…

    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 walk-through heart
    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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