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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…

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    NATIONAL NEWS

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    Former Baltimore Marine: They Used To Call Me ‘Patriot,’ Now They Call Me ‘Thug’ [VIDEO]
      Even after Baltimore City State Attorney Marilyn Mosby announced murder and manslaughter charges on Friday against the six officers involved in the death of…
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    ‘It’s Handled': Judy Smith, The Real ‘Olivia Pope’ Heads To Baltimore?
      Judy Smith, the D.C. fixer upon whose life Shonda Rhimes loosely based Scandal‘s “Olivia Pope,” played by Kerry Washington, is headed to Baltimore to…

    BUSINESS

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    Detroit bikes to open flagship retail space in downtown Detroit
    Detroit Bikes, North America’s fastest growing manufacturer of bicycles, will open its first retail location at 1216 Griswold in Detroit on May 8th. Kicking off…
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    ‘Michigan Chronicle’ moves closer to home in Paradise Valley
    The Michigan Economic Development Corp. on Wednesday announced that it will provide $413,000 in funding to help pave the way for the redevelopment of one…

    ENTERTAINMENT

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    Beyonce Signed The Bailey Sisters To Her Management Label!
    After their cover of Beyonce‘s ballad “Pretty Hurts” went viral with 8 million views, Chloe and Halle Bailey just earned the ultimate compliment for their…
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    Are You Ready To See Nicki Minaj And Common In ‘Barbershop 3’?
    Alright Barbz. Take it easy. But your girl Nicki Minaj is set to star in the upcoming sequel to the Barbershop series, tentatively titled Barbershop 3! MUST…
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    MUSIC ROUNDUP: New Ciara & Missy Elliot; Kelly Rowland Back In The Studio & More
    Ciara has tapped a familiar voice to amp up the third single from new album “Jackie”! The singer linked up with her girl Missy Elliot…
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    Taraji P. Henson Worries Son May Face Police Brutality
    Taraji P. Henson is concerned that her son may have a run-in with police that end in tragedy. The “Empire” star revealed earlier this year…
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    AM BUZZ: Momma Dee Injured In Car Accident; J. Lo Tributes Selena & More
    Momma Dee In Car Accident Love & Hip Hop Atlanta star Momma Dee was involved in a car accident that landed her in the hospital…
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    BREAKING NEWS: Freddie Gray’s Death Ruled A Homicide [VIDEO]
    Freddie Gray’s brutal death at the hands of Baltimore police officers is starting to see some justice. His death has officially been deemed a homicide…

    LIFESTYLE

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    It’s time to go to school: The first lady brings her message to Detroit
    The first lady Michelle Obama, came into town on Friday and spoke to more than 2,000 Detroit students about the beauty of an education at…
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    Rihanna Poses For Puma & Snatches Everyone’s Edges
    Rihanna’s made Puma sneakers high-fashion, and we almost can’t take it. Come through, RiRi! The “B*itch Better Have My Money” is werking for those endorsement…
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    FAB FINDS: 20 sexy stilettos you need this spring
    It’s not officially Spring until you can slip into a fabulous open-toed sandal. Now that the weather has warmed up across the country, we’re eagerly…
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    White House to spend $250M on E-books for low-income youth
    President Obama announced Thursday that a new initiative will provide more than $250M in free e-books to low-income students, according to the Associated Press. But…

    SPORTS

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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…
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    Tigers win over Indians closes three game celebration of annual Negro Leagues Weekend
                      Special to the Michigan Chronicle The Detroit Tigers closed out a 10-game home stand on Sunday,…
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    Diddy And Mark Walkberg Bet A Quarter Million On Mayweather-Pacquiao
    Floyd Mayweather is a -201 favorite to win his upcoming fight against Manny Pacquiao. That puts “Pac-Man” as the +170 underdog in a title bout expected…
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    Mayweather-Pacquiao tickets sell out in less than a minute…and more
    The upcoming Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao matchup is being dubbed the “fight of the century,” and boxing fans are making sure they’ll be there to…

    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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    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…
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    Final push in Michigan for a ‘Yes’ vote for Proposal 1
    Vote “YES” on May 5 to fix Michigan’s embarrassingly lousy, crumbling and unsafe roads. The election of common sense, better known as Proposal 1, the…

    ACHIEVE

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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…
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    DPS holds after-school open houses at 97 schools today
    All 97 Detroit Public Schools will be open to the public for open houses and enrollment fairs after school on Wednesday, April 29, to showcase…

    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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