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    Ford-employees African Ancestry Network’s (FAAN) 34th Annual Black History Month event
    The Ford-employees African Ancestry Network (FAAN) presents the 34th Annual Black History Month Program Friday, Feb 27, 2015 Dearborn Inn | 20301 Oakwood Blvd. |…
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    Daughter Dinner & Dance
    The Southfield Parks & Recreation Department will host the Daddy-Daughter Dinner and Dance on Saturday, February 7 from 5:30-9 p.m. in the Southfield Pavilion, 26000…
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    Revenue, family, dominate council choice
    (pictured: Fred Durhal) Former State Representative Fred Durhal is vying to become the next member of the Detroit City Council to fill the vacancy created…
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    DRIVEN: A tribute to multicultural achievement in the automotive industry
    Who’s Who Publishing, powered by Real Times Media, celebrated the unveiling of  DRIVEN: A Tribute to Multicultural Achievement in the Automotive Industry on January 14. …

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    NATIONAL NEWS

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    Brooklyn Teen Arrested For Posting Cop-Killing Emojis
    Officials arrested a Brooklyn teenager for creating emojis showing a gun to a police officer’s head, DNAinfo reports. SEE ALSO: Willow Smith At Center Of Seemingly…
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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…

    BUSINESS

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    Johnson Publishing Company selling iconic 70-year-old photo archive
    In what many see as a heartbreaking development, Johnson Publishing Company, the esteemed African American owned publisher of Ebony, announced plans to sell its photo…
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    Restauranteur strikes gold in Detroit area
    The month of January is a month of celebration for popular Metro Detroit–based South African and Caribbean eatery Kola Restaurant and Ultra Lounge. The restaurant…

    ENTERTAINMENT

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    Beyond #OscarsSoWhite, Seeing The “Bigger Picture”
    A little over a week ago, the Oscar nominations created quite the buzz. Many people were up in arms regarding the fact that there wasn’t…
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    Dennis Rodman: I Don’t Think N. Korea Is Behind Sony Hack
    Dennis Rodman doesn’t believe that the hack of Sony Pictures was caused by North Korea in response to The Interview, despite what the government may say, reports…
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    SUNDAY PAPER: Rihanna Drops New Song; Kanye West Shades Ray J & More
    Rihanna has infused her 2015 with something classic as she tapped Paul McCartney for her latest track, “FourFiveSeconds”! Kanye West wasn’t the only hot hip-hop/R&B…
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    Mean Mugging: Kanye West Explains Why He Almost Never Smiles In Public
    Kanye West has finally revealed why it is that he always looks angry in public. Supposedly, he’s taking a style cue from the 1800s. With…
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    Click Flash: Tyra Banks Poses With Rihanna In A #RandomActOfFierceness
    There is no way your Friday night was as fly as the one Tyra Banks just had because she struck a couple poses with none…
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    Jill Scott Explains Six-Month Rule For Finding The Right Guy
    Guys need to be on alert: Jill Scott is only giving a man six months to impress her in a relationship before she drops them.…

    LIFESTYLE

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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…
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    6 Of The Best & Worst Dressed Celebrities Of The Week & What Our Editors Really Think About Them [VIDEO]
    We’re not even 30 days deep into 2015 and we’ve got so many fashion hits and misses to discuss already. Cynthia Bailey showed up at…

    SPORTS

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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…
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    Greg Anthony arrested for prostitution, fired By CBS
    In the current climate around sports, sex, violence, and the personal lives of athletes blowing back on the organizations they work for, it looks as…

    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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    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…
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    Where were you on the day MLK died?
            In the spring of 1968, while growing up in Indianapolis, my mother scooped up me and my three younger siblings and…
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    This is Mark Schlissel’s moment
    I’ve received many emails in the wake of University of Michigan President Dr. Mark Schlissel’s announcement last week that this spring he will be ordering…

    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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    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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    ‘The Carrier’: An intimate look at HIV in Africa from a female perspective
    *All 28 year-old Mutinta Mweembah ever wanted was a husband and children. In the documentary, “The Carrier,” you’ll see the unassuming Zambian woman has that – but as you would imagine she’s living far from a fairytale existence in the poverty stricken South-Central African country. The documentary premiering on the World Channel tonight (01-19-15) at […]

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