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    Detroit Water Fund Receives $1.7M from Mich. Health Endowment Fund to Assist Low Income Detroiters in Paying Water Bills
    Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan today expressed his gratitude to the Michigan Health Endowment Fund (MHEF) for its commitment of up to $1.7 million to help…
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    Feed the Children and PepsiCo Unite to Fight Childhood Hunger in Detroit
    DETROIT, Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Longtime partners Feed the Children and PepsiCo, along with other corporate partners, today helped out Detroit families in need providing…

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    ‘Scandal’s’ Joe Morton Set for Netflix Comedy ‘Grace and Frankie’
    *Joe Morton, who just won an Emmy for his guest role in “Scandal,” has joined the upcoming Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin Netflix comedy “Grace and Frankie,” notes the Hollywood Reporter. The comedy centers on nemeses Grace (Fonda) and Frankie (Tomlin), whose lives are turned upside down when their husbands announce they are in love […]
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    Motown The Musical to Take a Pause on Broadway
    *In an unconventional move, Motown The Musical has announced that after its Jan. 18, 2015 performance at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, it will shut down for more than a year, then, return in July 2016 with a more cost-effective production. “We are only saying farewell to Broadway for now,” said co-producer Kevin McCollum in a statement. […]

    BUSINESS

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    “Hello: My Name Is Beautiful” Book Signing
    August means back-to-school time but many aren’t looking forward to going back. Middle school and high school can be tough times for tweens and teens…
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    Georgia Has Worst Unemployment Rate in the Nation, Except 1
    Georgia has the worst unemployment rate in the nation at 7.8 percent which was recorded for the month of July, according to a report released…

    ENTERTAINMENT

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    ‘Scandal’ Star Joe Morton Set for Netflix Comedy ‘Grace And Frankie’
    Joe Morton, who just won an Emmy for his guest role in “Scandal,” has joined the upcoming Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin Netflix comedy “Grace…
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    Tameka Raymond Brushes Off ‘Atlanta Exes’ Criticism
    Tameka Raymond is making absolutely no apologies for how she’s carried herself on “Atlanta Exes” so far. If you don’t like something that Tameka may have said on…

    LIFESTYLE

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    The Best Back-To-School Gadgets
    It’s time to get ready to go back-to-school, Roland Martin and Christen Rochon of  DivasAndDorks.com break down on all the best tech for the new school year…
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    Wedded Bliss: Tiffani Lynn Rhodes & William Rashad Jenkins
    About the Bride: Tiffani Lynn Rhodes is a native of Detroit. She attended Cranbrook-Kingswood High School and upon graduation in 2000 she attended the University…

    SPORTS

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    Kevin Durant & Steph Curry On NBA 2K15, First Meeting On The Court As Kids
    Reigning MVP Kevin Durant‘s got the number one spot in the NBA, and now he’s even tops on the virtual court. KD has scored the cover of…
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    Real Life 101 Hosts 7th Annual College Educational Golf Fundraiser
     Real Life 101 Scholarship Fund is proud of its 15 years of service. Real Life 101 currently has 167 students in Colleges and Universities all over America as a…

    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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    Healthy Michigan Plan Exceeding Expectations
    The Healthy Michigan Plan has been serving the citizens of the state for nearly five months. Advocates say it’s already having an economic impact by…
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    4 Reasons You Need A Tight Core & 5 Crunchless Exercises To Get You There [VIDEO]
    If doing triple digit crunches everyday in hopes of achieving abs of steel is your go-to core workout, I suggest you change things up, like…

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    Prime Politics: From Ferguson to Florida, Another 18-year-old Black Man is Dead
    What do we want? Justice. When do we want it? Now. The late, great attorney Charles Hamilton Houston once said, “The race problem in the…
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    Jesse Williams On Ferguson: ‘White People Have The Privilege Of Being Treated Like Human Beings’
    In an appearance on CNN on Sunday, “Grey’s Anatomy” star Jesse Williams, 33, tackled the blatant racial bias in media character assassinations of  slain Ferguson…
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    How Conyers Pulled Off Another Landslide
    I was privileged to be invited by Congressman Conyers to witness his final two days of his primary push and saw first-hand how he pulled…

    ACHIEVE

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    There is a Ferguson Near You
    There is a Ferguson near you. Many pundits are saying that the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., has revealed troubling racial tensions in…
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    Central Collegiate Academy Students Improve and Excel in 2014
                With graduation time upon students and parents in Detroit schools and the flurry of end-of-the- school-year social protocols and…
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    Ford Motor Co. Celebrates Detroit High School Scholars
      Ford Motor Company Fund celebrated the achievements of more than 175 graduating seniors from 10 Detroit-area high schools at the sixth annual Blue Oval…

    URBAN ED

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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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    HBCUs Cut From NCAA Postseason Over Academics Cry Foul. They’re Right
    This month, most American universities and colleges with popular athletic programs will proudly watch thousands of students walk across a stage, shake hands with academic…
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    Overreaction? Yearbook Quote May Get Student Banned From Graduation
    Graduating high school students often use yearbook quotes to leave a poignant message or some clever quip. However, one student’s nerdy joke apparently offended administrators…

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