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    S.A.Y. Detroit introduces a retail dessert shoppe designed to benefit needy Detroiters
    The Detroit Water Ice Factory opens its flagship location at 1014 Woodward Avenue in downtown Detroit on Tuesday, August 4th at 11:15 AM. The first 300…
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    Amend Constitution to add a right to vote
    On August 6, the Voting Rights Act, keystone of the civil rights movement, will mark its 50th anniversary. This was an act, passed in the…
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    6 things to do this week
    Detroit Tigers vs Royals Tuesday 8/4 – Thursday 8/6 Aug 4th & 5th game starts @ 7:08pm Aug 6th game starts @ 1:08pm
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    Next empire artist tour in Detroit
    Want to be on Fox 2’s hit show Empire? Well here is your chance. Fox’s Next Empire Artist Tour will be here in Detroit Aug…

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    NATIONAL NEWS

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    Italian Court Gives Naomi Campbell Suspended Six-Month Jail Sentence For Hitting Paparazzo
    A 2009 incident with an Italian photographer has come back to haunt supermodel Naomi Campbell.
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    College Tuition: It’s Never Too Early Or Too Late To Start Saving For It
    Gail Perry-Mason, founder of Money Matters for Youth in Detroit, advises families to start saving for college early and contribute often.

    BUSINESS

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    Fifth Third Bank pledges support to Stand Up To Cancer
    Fifth Third Bank will support Stand Up To Cancer in a promotion that allows new bank customers to help fight cancer when they open Essential…
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    Gov. Snyder signs bill to extend The Michigan New Jobs Training Program
    Gov. Snyder signed a bill last week that will prolong job-training programs across the state. “Employers grow and come to Michigan because of our skilled…

    ENTERTAINMENT

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    Chene Park Amphitheatre celebrates 30-year milestone as city’s entertainment jewel
      In the early 1980s, Coleman A. Young, then-mayor of Detroit had a vision.  He pictured the city of Detroit building an amphitheater along the…
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    A Jill Scott journey
    In a time when individuality in the music industry is not generally encouraged, singer-songwriter Jill Scott clearly stands apart and is, in fact, a breath…
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    40 doesn’t matter… and neither does 50
    What inspired this story was watching a new video. Janet Jackson, who turned 49 in May, looks fantastic in the “No Sleeep” video. (That’s the…
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    Teddy Pendergrass, Angie Stone team for posthumous ‘Love TKO’ Duet (LISTEN)
    *He may be gone, but Teddy Pendergrass is certainly not forgotten as plans are set to honor him posthumously with the upcoming album, “Duets Love & Soul.” SoulTracks.com reports the Cleopatra Records offering will pair the late R&B legend with various artists and include recordings of Pendergrass’ classic hits that were remade by the entertainer […]
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    Bobby Shmurda, girlfriend plead not guilty to new weapons charges
    *As we previously reported, 20-year-old Bobby Shmurda (born Ackquilla Pollard) has been accused of having his girlfriend, Kimberly Rousseau, 18, smuggle a knife into Rikers Island prison where Shmurda is being held on gang conspiracy and gun charges. Now, he’s facing additional felony and misdemeanor charges for promoting prison contraband, perjury and criminal possession of […]
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    After five seasons, ‘Key & Peele’ ending Comedy Central run
    *We’re HUGE “Key & Peel” fans, so it saddens us to report that after five seasons, our favorite comedy duo are calling it quits on their hit Comedy Central show. “It was time for us to explore other things, together and apart,” Keegan-Michael Key tells TheWrap. He said that this current season of “Key & […]

    LIFESTYLE

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    Natural Elegance: 50 Styles Naturalista Brides Need To Try For Their Wedding
    Check out these amazing natural styles you might want to try out for your big day.  
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    Back to school sales for kids
    Oh how time flies when you’re having fun. Summer is almost over and school will be back in session soon. Haven’t gone school shopping for…
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    The Top 8 Reasons Why We Should All Climax Like Our Lives Depend On It, Because It Does
    Happy National Orgasm Day!
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    The Internet’s Favorite Gay Dads Break Up & We’re Crying Thug Tears
    Noooooo! Say it ain't so!

    SPORTS

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    Superstar and Lions legend Mel Farr passes
    Lions legend running back and Detroit’s superstar auto dealership owner Mel Farr died yesterday at the age of 70. The fast paced running back won…
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    Tigers make moves on deadline day for future
    The Detroit Tiger’s brass made a few splashes yesterday. Speculation mounted for weeks and general manager Dave Dombrowski did not fail to deliver. The Tigers…
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    NFL coach believes ‘There’s no coming back’ for Robert Griffin III
    *After a stellar rookie season in 2012, all signs point to Robert Griffin III not being on that same level again, according to one NFL offensive coach. Chatting with ESPN.com‘s Mike Sando for his annual ranking of quarterbacks, the coach mentioned Griffin’s current status in the league, saying, “There’s no coming back.” “[Griffin] is done,” […]
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    Payano vs. Warren: Premier Boxing Champions – The next round streams live on BounceTV.com
    *Atlanta  – Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) comes to Bounce TV on Sunday, August 2 at 9:00 p.m. (ET), with the debut of a new monthly series kicked-off by Payano vs. Warren: PBC – The Next Round, which will showcase the sport’s future stars and potential champions. Bounce TV is free on the broadcast signals of local […]

    PRAISE CONNECT

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    Muslim organizations raised $100,000 to rebuild torched Black churches
    Muslim organizations have banded together to raise $100,000 in an effort to help rebuild Black churches in the South that were torched in recent months,…
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    Second Baptist Church in Detroit hosts 2015 Progressive Baptist Convention
    This week Second Baptist Church hosted the Progressive Baptist Convention. The conventions were started in order to reflect the social, religious, and political landscape of…

    BLOG TALK

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    Monday motivation 8/3
    “Thank God it’s Monday!” The weekend is over and it’s time to get your work week started. If you are in need of some Monday motivation, ET’s…
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    Eric Thomas ‘the hip-hop preacher’
    For those of you who don’t know Eric Thomas, he is a world renowned speaker, educator, pastor and critically acclaimed author. Eric is better known as…
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    The second deadly aassault on Sandra Bland
    *It started within moments after Sandra Bland was found hanging in a Waller County jail cell. And it hasn’t let up for one moment since her dubious death. The “it” is the non-stop litany of of veiled and not so veiled hints, innuendoes, digs, and crass, snide, accusing comments, remarks, slander and outright lies about […]

    ACHIEVE

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    Cornerstone Schools welcome potential students at Sunday open house
    This past Sunday Cornerstone Schools hosted an open house for kids and parents at their Nevada campus. Ernestine Sanders, the President and CEO of Cornerstone…
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    Wayne State among top 50 safest college campuses in nation
    Wayne State University has been ranked among the top 50 safest college campuses in America. BestColleges.com, which released the top-50 list, reviewed available data of…
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    A good education by any means necessary
    At age 6, Mical spent the majority of his first school year kicked out of class for behavioral issues, including angry and violent outbursts. His…

    LIVING WELL

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    Living WELL August Issue
      It’s Living WELL time. Click Here to view your FREE edition!
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    Medicine for the Family
    From birth, many people have a primary care physician to call when “feeling under the weather,” but who does one call when feeling “blue”? The…
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    MI Healthy Mind TV program spotlights solutions to help greater community
      Wellness begins in the mind and talking about it is a powerful tool, according to Elizabeth Atkins and Michael Hunter, both of whom co-host…
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