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    First lady Michelle Obama visits Detroit for College Signing Day
              As part of her Reach Higher initiative, first lady Michelle Obama will speak at Detroit’s first-ever citywide College Signing Day,…
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    Sheriff Napoleon, DRMM and Lelli’s to feed families in need
    Good food with a heaping helping of brotherly love is the focus of a special event aimed at giving some special moms in the area…
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    Riverfront Park to get facelift, Moroun family to get bridge
              Riverfront public-park will be getting a much needed facelift. On Wednesday Mayor Mike Duggan and city officials came together to…
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    Can Evans save Wayne County?
    Warren Evans has a tough assignment. A non-admirable one because the newly elected Wayne County Executive has to avert at all cost a titanic ship…

    Who's Who 2015 at Charles Wright Museum

    NATIONAL NEWS

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    Cute Or Sad? Woman Who Snapped Viral Photo Of Little Girl Talking To Armed Guardsman Speaks Out
    Everyone thinks this picture is cute. I took it, and I think it’s tragic. #BaltimoreUprisinghttp://t.co/u7s5h1x2n5pic.twitter.com/IsyttuXu2l — Manda Moore (@manda_writes) May 3, 2015 At first glance,…
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    Baltimore Cop Argues Freddie Gray Arrest Was Legal, Requests To See Knife As Part Of Defense
    One of the six Baltimore police officers charged in the death and unlawful arrest of Freddie Gray is requesting to see the knife that was…

    BUSINESS

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    Detroit NAACP Freedom Weekend provides lessons in economics
    Mayor Mike Duggan surprised a crowd of eager onlookers at the Detroit Branch NAACP with an in depth finance lesson on the reason Detroit auto…
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    Break For Five: Motor City Java & Tea House
    With all the buzz of new restaurants and bars opening in the burroughs of Downtown, Midtown and Corktown Detroit, it may be easy to overlook…

    ENTERTAINMENT

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    LHHATL RECAP: Stevie J goes to rehab; Karlie Redd keeps it messy; Yung Joc …
    We’re only three episodes deep in season four of Love and Hip-Hop Atlanta, and the drama is already at As the World Turns status. Erica’s…
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    AM BUZZ: Ri Ri Sheds Her Fancy Rug-Gown To Perform At Met Gala; Miguel Finally Sued & More
    Rihanna Performs At The Met Gala After slaying the Met Gala red carpet in a dress that looked like eggs, Rihanna hit the stage at…
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    Trina Braxton Finalizes Divorce From Gabe Solis
    Trina Braxton is officially a single woman again. After years of trying to make their marriage work, TheJasmineBrand.com reports that Trina has finally finalized her…
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    SMH: Tyga Might Need His Teen Girlfriend Kylie Jenner To Help Him Pay His $90K Rent Bill
    Tyga might want to see if he can hold a few stacks from his teenage boo thang Kylie Jenner because he’s behind on his rent.…
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    #SorryNotSorry: Why I’m Here for Chad Coleman’s Subway Rant [OPINION]
    After being called the n-word, Coleman had every right to feel the way he did and to speak on it however he pleased.
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    Happy #ChildrensBookWeek! Pick Up A Book From These 8 African-American Authors
    Hey, remember books? In case not, you should know that literacy is still celebrated in today’s very digital world. This week marks National Children’s Book…

    LIFESTYLE

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    GET THE LOOK: Taraji P. Henson’s Sleek, Long Hair at the 2015 Met Gala
    Taraji P. Henson dazzled on the red carpet at the 2015 Met Gala in a Balenciaga printed gown designed by Alexander Wang and a sleek,…
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    Beyonce shuts down the Met Gala with barely-there dress
    There she goes. Again. Just a few days after shutting down the Floyd Mayweather/Manny Pacquiao fight in a red number with a cape fit for a superwoman,…
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    Spring scarves
    Here are 5 patterned scarves that are great for the Spring!
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    Teacher’s Appreciation Week launches today May 4
      Independent Group, Support America’s Teachers, Leads Nationwide Advocacy Activities   (Las Vegas, May 3) Support America’s Teachers, an innovative organization dedicated to elevating the nation’s commitment…

    SPORTS

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    Why Skip Bayless is completely wrong about Mayweather vs. Pacquiao
    Skip Bayless is all about the hot take and ruffling feathers, but sometimes it’s apparent that his heart does the thinking and not his brain.…
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    Meet Laken Tomlinson, Detroit Lions’ 2015 first-round draft choice
    Less than 24 hours after selecting Laken Tomlinson, a guard from Duke University as their No. 1 pick – the 28th overall – in the…
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    It’s Official: Steph Curry will be named NBA’s MVP
    There’s no other way to put it: this NBA season, Stephen “Chef” Curry’s game has been on another level from anyone else’s in the NBA,…
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    Mayweather vs. Pacquiao: Every stat you need to know before the big fight
    Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao will finally settle the question on the minds of boxing fans: Who is the best fighter in the world? Fireworks…

    PRAISE CONNECT

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    Gospel Star Receives Award From Howard University
    The Howard University School of Divinity Alumni Association honored Gospel Star Earnest Pugh (best known for the #1 gospel radio hits “I Need Your Glory” and “Rain On…
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    Mega pastor Paula White marries
    Today, Paula White posted photos of her wedding on her Facebook page. Paula has been in the thick of a series of storms that have…

    BLOG TALK

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    Top places to celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Detroit
    It’s May 5th and that means it’s time to celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Detroit. What is better than being able to eat tacos followed by…
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    Thousands march in New York in solidarity with Baltimore, hundreds arrested
    If yesterday’s march in New York City is any indication, it appears there’s growing support nationwide for the Baltimore uprising ignited by the death of 25-year-old…
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    Now It Is Baltimore
    Now it is Baltimore.  There Freddie Gray, a black man, was stopped on the street, pinned to the ground, dragged to the back of a…

    ACHIEVE

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    Now accepting applications for Arts Education and Experience Scholarships
    An Amazing Woman Foundation Preparing to Award First-Ever Arts Education/Experience Scholarships Scholarship applications are now being accepted, through August 15, by An Amazing Woman Foundation.…
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    Updated Guidance for First Lady Michelle Obama
                                                                                                                                                                           As part of her Reach Higher initiative, First Lady Michelle Obama will speak at Detroit’s first-ever citywide College Signing Day, hosted by the Detroit…
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    DPS School of the Week: Amelia Earhart Elementary-Middle School
    To claim the name of the first-ever female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean, Amelia Earhart Elementary-Middle School provides a multicultural and historically-rich…

    LIVING WELL

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    American Heart Association Heart Walk at Detroit Riverfront
    “Ready, set, lace up your sneakers” is what the American Heart Association is encouraging southeast Michigan residents to do at the Detroit Heart Walk on…
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    When inner beauty and outer beauty become one
    Wearing makeup is a personal decision. There are many reasons to wear it. Facial cosmetics can be beneficial to the skin by providing sunscreen and…
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    Stroke Awareness Month: A stroke of resilience
      In recognition of Stroke Awareness Month, Living Well spoke with stroke survivor Jessica Bennett. At the time of her stroke, she was a mother…
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