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    Voter registration deadline nears for November general election
    Michigan residents have until Monday, Oct. 6, to register to vote in the Nov. 4 general election, said Secretary of State Ruth Johnson. “Every community…
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    Farmington High School Wins Detroit Rainbow PUSH Excel – GM Scholarship
    Winning Scholarships for College Takes Good Grades but Mostly Persistence and Patience It doesn’t matter where you start, but where you finish that counts. Aubrey…

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    NATIONAL NEWS

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    AG Holder Announces $124 Million Community Police Hiring Grant
    Attorney General Eric Holder (pictured) announced on Monday a $124 million hiring grant in the latest of the Justice Department’s goal to improve the quality…
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    These 20 US States Don’t Ban Racial Profiling
    Do you live in one of the states without racial profiling laws? A new report from the NAACP finds out that 20 states don’t have laws…

    BUSINESS

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    Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses initiative graduates business owners in Detroit, Southeast Michigan
    Recently, more than 60 Detroit and Southeast Michigan small business owners graduated from the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses initiative. It is focused on helping…
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    Rinkins Report: Speaker Helps Professionals Turn Passion into Paychecks
    *Never in a million years did Dr. M. Tina Dupree think that she would be paid to present speeches in front of audiences. Then, it happened. “Many years ago, I did a speech for a small church in Delray Beach. After the speech a lady gave me a white envelope. I thought it was a […]

    ENTERTAINMENT

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    Jazz & Blues Series at the Southfield Public Library
    Straight Ahead is the featured performer at the Southfield Public Library’s next Jazz & Blues performance on Wednesday, October 15 at 6:30 p.m. in the…
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    Whoopi + Rosie O’Donnell Get Into A Nasty Verbal Showdown On ‘The View’
    Things are heating up on “The View” and not in a good way. The show’s resident moderator, Whoopi Goldberg and new co-host, Rosie O’Donnell got…

    LIFESTYLE

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    Give Your Brushes A Rinse + 4 Other Ways To Keep Your Skin Healthy
    There are some simple facts and misconceptions that people are unaware of when it comes to taking care of their skin. We chatted with the…
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    CHIC EATS: Zucchini Bread Cookie Whoopie Pies [RECIPE]
    Ingredients: 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, room temperature (must be room temp!) 1/2 cup (4oz) unsweetened applesauce 1/3 cup sugar 1/3 cup brown sugar 1…

    SPORTS

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    Report: Detroit Pistons Center Aaron Gray Will Miss Training Camp
    After a successful media day on Monday, Detroit Pistons head coach Stan Van Gundy is more than ready to experiment lineup combinations in training camp,…
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    University Of Michigan Release Statement On Condition Of Shane Morris
    Michigan sophomore quarterback Shane Morris has been diagnosed with a probable, mild concussion. The following statement was released by the Michigan athletic department regarding the…

    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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    Help Komen Detroit Save Lives During National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
    Susan G. Komen Detroit Race for the Cure® is expanding our reach in October during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Over the past couple of…
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    Blacks and ALS
    Here I am, a black man from Detroit’s west side, living in Connecticut, a single dad with two kids, a man of faith, a writer,…

    BLOG TALK

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    Reflections: Washington as Bond?
    There are those — this writer included — who are essentially opposed to introducing “Black versions” of people or things that have always been White.…
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    Healthy Moments
    Staying emotionally and mentally fit is just as important as remaining physically fit. It doesn’t take a lot of time, but it does take intention,…
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    Top 5 Aha Moments From Oprah’s ‘The Life You Want Weekend Tour’ (Free Tour Gifts)
    It has been three days since Oprah’s ‘The Life You Want Weekend Tour’ has embarked upon Detroit and I am still processing the inspiration, emotion…

    ACHIEVE

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    CardHub Report: 2014’s Best Credit Cards for College Students
    With credit cards continuing to be the leading credit builder for college students, CardHub today released its annual Best Credit Cards for College Students list…
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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…

    URBAN ED

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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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    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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