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    M-1 Rail Signs Contract For Design and Build of Penske Technical Center
    Local Community to Provide Input to Design; Local Workforce to Have Job Opportunities M-1 RAIL announced it has reached an agreement for the design and…
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    3,500 Detroit Residents Participate in District Detroit Career Opportunity Expo on Tuesday
    Thirty-five hundred Detroit residents attended the Career Opportunity Expo on Tuesday at Cobo Center to prepare for the construction and construction-related job opportunities that will…

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    NATIONAL NEWS

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    Florida Judge Removed From Bench For Selling Religious Books From Her Office
    Judge Judith Hawkins (pictured) has been removed from the bench by the Florida Supreme Court for selling religious periodicals from her office as part of her…
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    ‘Woke Up Black’ Filmmaker Seeking Young Subjects For Continuation
    Producer/director Mary F. Morten is currently working on a continuation of her previous documentary film, “Woke Up Black,” which his aptly titled “Woke Up Black. Again,”…

    BUSINESS

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    Legal Aid and Defender announces winners of 2014 ‘Laddy’ awards
     Legal Aid and Defender Association, Inc. (LAD) has announced the winners of its 2014 “Laddy” awards honoring members of the legal community for their pro…
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    Credit Suisse launches Entrepreneurs Circle to seek to accelerate wealth creation among African-American entrepreneurs
     First initiative of its kind, providing capital, curriculum and community to start-up leaders Credit Suisse announced the launch of the Credit Suisse Entrepreneurs Circle, which…

    ENTERTAINMENT

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    Detroit’s Own ‘Hardcore Pawn’
    It all started in 1940, when Les Gold’s grandfather opened up Sam’s Loan Office, which was located in the spot that MGM Casino sits today.…
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    Nas Premieres J Dilla-Produced Track “The Season” At Run The Jewels x Mass Appeal Screening [VIDEO]
    Fans of hip-hop duo Run The Jewels, consisting of MCs Killer Mike and El-P, were treated to an appearance by Mass Appeal Records founder and NYC hip-hop heavyweight Nasir “Nas” Jones last night…

    LIFESTYLE

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    Education Reform is Not to Blame for Nation’s Segregated School
    It is the great irony of Brown v. Board of Education, the landmark desegregation case that celebrates its 60th anniversary this year, that segregation in our schools has…
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    FAB OR FUG: Rihanna Bedazzles Her Bust For AmfAR Gala
    Rihanna sent paparazzi into a frenzy last night at the AmfAR Gala with a rather revealing dress. Cleavage is probably Rihanna’s favorite accessory, and she…

    SPORTS

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    Hilarious Old Tweets From NBA Players
      With the new NBA Season kicking off earlier this week, fans across the globe have every reason to smile once again. The association is…
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    Nike Pulls Heart Strings With New LeBron James Ad
    LeBron James‘ Cleveland homecoming is kind of a big deal, and that point is driven in his latest commercial for Nike. In the ad, we…

    PRAISE CONNECT

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    5 Celebrities in Need of Jesus
    #5 Cornel West Not sure why Cornell has gone after the president this week.. but BOY OH BOY! Jesus might be able to to tone…
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    Gospel Superstar & Pastor Steps Down From Pulpit And Heads To Reality Show [VIDEO]
    Originally posted on Elev8:
    Byron Cage serves as minister of music at Ebenezer African Methodist Episcopal Church in Fort Washington, Maryland. In addition, as of…

    LIVING WELL

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    Detroit Medical Center Hospitals Receive “A” Grades
    The Detroit Medical Center (DMC) adult care hospitals, including DMC Detroit Receiving Hospital, DMC Harper University/Hutzel Women’s Hospital, DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital and DMC Huron Valley-Sinai…
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    Living Well by Faith
    This month, Living Well spoke to courageous women, including Paulette Holloway, who have faced breast cancer to hear their survival stories. Paulette Holloway was born…

    BLOG TALK

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    Duggan For School Czar
    Interested parties are advocating, rumors are circulating and pressure is building to give control of the Detroit Public Schools to Mayor Mike Duggan after the…
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    ‘Motown The Musical’ Brings Back the Legend of the Motown Sound
    From the red-carpet that brimmed with legends Smokey Robinson, Berry Gordy and more to decades of music being performed on stage, the opening night of…
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    Refletions: One For The Books
    We all know what an awesomely successful — and talented — actor Denzel Washington is. But as it turns out, the top grossing actor of…

    ACHIEVE

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    Education Reform is Not to Blame for Nation’s Segregated School
    It is the great irony of Brown v. Board of Education, the landmark desegregation case that celebrates its 60th anniversary this year, that segregation in our schools has…
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    DPS School of The Week: Bagley Elementary School
    If there is one commonality among most Bagley Elementary School students, fourth-grader Ryan Langford would proudly say, “We’re all pretty smart.” They also love math…
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    Cornerstone Opens High School with $10M Renovations in Grandmont-Rosedale Neighborhood
    Cornerstone Health + Technology High School Hosts Ribbon Cutting   Detroit, Mich. – Nationally recognized educational leaders, Cornerstone Charter Schools is adding another multi-million dollar…

    URBAN ED

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    HBCU Students Reveal Their Homecoming Essentials [VIDEO]
    Tailgating, a nice turn-up, a football win… these are some of the essential ingredients of a perfect HBCU homecoming.  So said students at Morehouse and…
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    Mapping All 105 Historically Black Colleges and Universities
    Historically black colleges and universities are a cornerstone of the black community and the American education system. There are still 105 HBCUs operating today. Their value…
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    Clark Atlanta University Security Guard Arrested On Peeping Tom Charges
    Kenyon Strozier, 37, a security guard at Clark Atlanta University in Atlanta’s prestigious Atlanta University Center, was arrested on peeping Tom charges on June 25 after he was…

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    City of Monroe, MI – Firefighter/Paramedic

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