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    Detroit & Grosse Pointe Park Reach Agreement on New Gateway along Kercheval
    The cities of Detroit and Grosse Pointe Park have entered into a joint agreement to create a new gateway along Kercheval Road linking both communities,…
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    Midtown Detroit, Inc. Unveils 35 World-Renowned And Emerging Artists For DLECTRICITY
    Inspired by nighttime art and light festivals from around the world, DLECTRICITY will once again illuminate Detroit this fall. Today, Midtown Detroit, Inc. (MDI) announced…

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    Rev. Al Sharpton On Michael Brown: “The Struggle Continues, But We’re Going To Win” [EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW]
    Rev. Al Sharpton says we’re missing one key thing in the Michael Brown story: justice. The Ferguson police chief has revealed the name of Mike…
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    US Officials: Video Shows American’s Beheading
    A grisly video released Tuesday shows Islamic State militants beheading American journalist James Foley, U.S. officials said, in what the extremists called retribution for recent…

    BUSINESS

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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…
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    UAW-Ford Offers Skilled Trade Training to U.S. Military Veterans
    UAW-Ford collaborates with Wounded Warriors Family Support Program to offer six-week course to veterans UAW-Ford, in partnership with the Wounded Warriors Family Support Program, recently…

    ENTERTAINMENT

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    VH1 Officially Announces ‘Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood’ Cast And Premiere Date
    The guys are definitely dominating in Mona Scott-Young‘s latest “Love & Hip Hop” spin-off! Whispers of a new West Coast “L&HH” spin-off were true, but…
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    HBO Releases Trailer For ‘On The Run’ Tour
    “Bang…Bang, he shot me down” as Beyonce points to Jay-Z, with more of a “we got this” look in the power couples trailer of their…

    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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    Mo’ne Davis Makes History As First Little Leaguer To Land National Sports Illustrated Cover
    Mo’ne Davis, 13, who plays for Philadelphia’s Taney Dragons youth baseball team, has become the first Little Leaguer to land the national cover of Sports Illustrated,…
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    Ohio State QB Braxton Miller Out For The Season
    Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller will miss the 2014 season after reinjuring his shoulder, the school announced on Tuesday. The Heisman candidate said he intends…

    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…

    BLOG TALK

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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…
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    Reflections: Unexpected Duets
    Upon hearing that the daringly adventurous Lady Gaga and legendary, iconic crooner Tony Bennett were making an album, it reminded me of how interesting it…

    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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