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    Morning Beautiful: MI Grad Student Charged With A Felony For Pulling Over & More
    Also in today's round-up, the Boko Haram killed over 200 in the last week and a San Francisco shooting incident reignites the immigration debate.
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    Turner’s Two Cents: Obama did not call immigrants gangbangers
    *Conservative pundits are outraged because the critics who slammed Donald Trump for his comments about immigrants who enter the US through Mexico let President Obama slide for using the term “gangbangers” while discussing illegal immigration. To the right wing this alleged double standard is another example of anti-conservative bias by the so-called “liberal mainstream media.” […]
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    $2 million lawsuit filed against former NBA player Tyrone Hill
    *Former NBA basketball player Tyrone Hill is at the center of a new lawsuit from Greasers LLC, a commercial restaurant grease trap waste, hood cleaning and oil recycling company and its majority owner Sonya White. News of the suit was announced Monday (July 6) by Lewis, Brisbois, Bisgaard & Smith LLP Attorneys, the law firm […]
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    Chicago’s tragic, unending 4th of July gun violence ritual continues
    *As we reported earlier, the death of 7-year-old Amari Brown has shined a light on a sad ritual that has accompanied the annual 4th of July festivities in Chicago. Since the ‘90s, gun violence has become a major issue in the city with the number of annual gun deaths ranging between 400 and 500 in […]

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    NATIONAL NEWS

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    Ever Wonder What White People Think About White Privilege? Karen Hunter’s “White In America” Will Reveal The True Answer
    Best-selling author and SiriusXM host Karen Hunter provided some interesting vantage points for the upcoming televised special “White In America,” a look into the current state of race…
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    Floyd Mayweather Loses WBO Welterweight Title
    Floyd Mayweather was stripped of his welterweight world title Monday after earning more than $220 million in a long-awaited match against Manny Pacquiao on May…

    BUSINESS

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    LaunchDETROIT Seeks Detroit Entrepreneurs for Micro-Loan Finance Program
    LaunchDETROIT is seeking entrepreneurs who live and work in Detroit to apply online at www.LaunchDetroit.org for this multi-faceted program that offers a combination of free…
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    Gov. appoints Sharon Madison to financial review team
    Sharon Madison, owner and CEO of Madison Madison International, was appointed by Gov. Rick Snyder on Thursday to be one of five members of the…

    ENTERTAINMENT

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    Beyoncé video inspires curvy 68 story Australian skyscraper
    *Beyoncé has inspired many men and women in various ways but now, the singer is serving as inspiration for a 68 story skyscraper in Melbourne, Australia. In a statement issued by the Australian architecture studio Elenberg Fraser, the company confessed that it actually took a cue from a certain Beyoncé’ video to create the buiding […]
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    Gunshots damage 3 luxury cars at studio connected with Rick Ross
    *This may or may not have anything to do with him, but several luxury cars got shot up early Monday morning outside a recording studio complex connected to embattled rapper Rick Ross. Specifically, the shooting happened around 4am in the parking lot of Twelve Studios in Atlanta, according to the Atlanta police department. AJC.com reports […]
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    The new trailer for Universal Pictures’ ‘Steve Jobs’ has Just debuted online [Watch]
    “Steve Jobs” – In theaters October 9, 2015. Set backstage at three iconic product launches and ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac, Steve Jobs takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution to paint an intimate portrait of the brilliant man at its epicenter. “Steve Jobs” is directed by Academy Award® winner Danny […]
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    Mimi Faust Wishes She Could Undo Her Sex Tape & The Time She Rekindled With Nikko At The VMAs
    Mimi Faust is not an angry Black woman.
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    College Football Star De’Andre Johnson Caught Punching Woman In Face
    Based on his university's athletics' policy, Johnson may or may not be expelled.
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    INTERLUDES: Watch Lyfe Jennings’ Acoustic Performance Of ‘Crashing Down’
    Watch Lyfe perform his single "Crashing Down" on Interludes.

    LIFESTYLE

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    A Flexible Way to Lose Weight
    When it comes to losing weight, finding an eating plan that offers flexibility and food variety makes it easier to create a sustainable foundation for…
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    Food Allergies Can Cause Nutrition Gaps
    The first mission in creating safe meals for children with food allergies is avoiding the offending ingredient. But there can be a downside to diets…
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    Stay on track with your wellness goals
    With dreams of bettering their lives, people of all ages pledge to create resolutions with the start of every year. Many people discover, however, that…
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    Power up throughout your day with protein
    As the building blocks of life, your body requires protein to function properly. But protein is also an important nutrient for those who wish to…

    SPORTS

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    Video shows FSU quarterback De’Andre Johnson punching woman at Florida bar
    Footage of Florida State University freshman quarterback De’Andre Johnson punching a woman in the face was released today, leading to several battery charges lodged against…
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    Lions legend Charlie Sanders passes at 68
    Widely recognized for an uncanny knack for hauling in passes from Lions quarterbacks, Hall-of-Fame tight end Charlie Sanders lost his fight with cancer today at…
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    LeBron James has opted out of contract with Cavaliers
    The Cavaliers are going through some contactual and personnel changes through the offseason in hopes of finally getting that NBA Championship. Of course, LeBron James will be at…
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    Funniest NBA Draft memes, especially ones ravaging the reeling Knicks
    NEW YORK — The first two rounds of the 2015 NBA Draft are complete and, let’s just say, Knick fans are even more depressed and…

    PRAISE CONNECT

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    Black pastors in Detroit grapple with gay marriage ruling
    On Friday, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled in favor of gay marriage. On Sunday, one can only imagine the reactions throughout the…
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    Faith leaders respond to Supreme Court Same Sex Marriage ruling
    Same-sex marriage bans are no longer legal in America, the US Supreme Court ruled 5-4 today. Not everyone agrees. Faith leaders have responded in kind.…

    BLOG TALK

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    Increasing magnesium levels can help seniors avoid health risks, improve sleep and decrease pain
    We often hear that we are not absorbing enough minerals and vitamins in our diets. A lack of magnesium in the diet is among the…
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    In my hair feelings….
    Am I the only person that feels my hair dictates my outfit? My hair and outfit is a representation of how I am feeling that…
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    What’s The Temperature?
    Conversations and questions about the temperature or weather, happen daily in your community and are expressed by the meteorologist on TV. If you live in…

    ACHIEVE

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    DPS kicks off Ambassadors program for district events and initiatives
    Detroit Public Schools is always on the lookout for dedicated staff, family and community members to serve as ambassadors for the district. DPS kicked off…
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    Howard Fuller on educational opprtunities for low-income families
    I have been and continue to be a strong supporter of the fight to provide low-income and working class parents with the power to choose…
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    Detroit Public Schools congratulates its 2015 Parent University graduating class
    A unique graduating class was celebrated recently at Detroit Public Schools’ Martin Luther King, Jr. Senior High School. The 2015 class of the District’s Parent…

    LIVING WELL

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    Childhood obesity, why it exists and how it can be eliminated
               The percentage of overweight children in the United States is growing at an alarming rate, with one out of three kids…
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    Full and fabulous: Building self-esteem in plus-size women and girls
      With so many concerns about overweight children and the impact that the additional weight has on their health, is anyone looking at the effect…
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    Doctors warn of health risks from wearing skinny jeans
    A 35-year-old woman in Australia was hospitalized for four days after experiencing muscle damage, swelling, and nerve blockages in her legs after squatting for several…
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