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    Detroit Becomes Official Welcoming City
    This morning at 9:00 a.m., Detroit City Council Members Raquel Castañeda-López and André Spivey will launch the Detroit Immigration Task Force. As its first action,…
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    M-1 Rail Officials celebrate their “track signing ceremony”
    Today was an exciting day for the city of Detroit.  M-1 rail officials celebrated a “track signing ceremony” to announce a $12.2 million TIGER grant…

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    NATIONAL NEWS

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    The Heat was on at the Lawndale Blues and Jazz Music Festival
    * Lawndale/Southbay residents were feeling the heat this past weekend. You probably headed outside if you didn’t have an air conditioned house or apartment to chill out in a shaded area. You were quite fortunate indeed, if you found yourself near 147th Street and Burin in Lawndale on Saturday, September 13, 2014. This area provided a […]
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    Chris Bosh Launches New Line of Neck Ties with Armstrong & Wilson
    *Chris Bosh is looking good in that suit. It makes sense since he put his time and effort executing it. Well… not the suit. Although, it is a nice suit. Stay with us. Bosh created an accessory to accompany his nice suit — a new line of neck ties. He teamed with Armstrong & Wilson […]

    BUSINESS

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    M-1 RAIL PROJECT: TRACK SIGNING CELEBRATION
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    Tom Joyner Helped Set New Record for McDonald’s by Serving Customers
    *Tom Joyner and his radio crew from his morning show — J. Anthony Brown and Sybil Wilkes helped out a local McDonald’s in Jackson, Mississippi and in the process, serviced 400 cars — setting a record for the fast food joint. But he’s no stranger to breaking records. For seven years, he had two radio […]

    ENTERTAINMENT

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    Must-Watch Monday: 5 Shows You Need To See September 15
    You might need to set your DVRs, beauties, because there are going to be few huge premieres hitting TV all day tomorrow. Somehow, September 15…
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    ‘Orange Is The New Black’ Writer Divorces Husband & Begins Dating Samira Wiley (aka Poussey)
    Working on “Orange Is The New Black” brought one writer to the realization that she is a lesbian, and she’s begun dating a star of…

    LIFESTYLE

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    Mark Nepo Takes Center Stage in Detroit at Oprah’s ‘The Life You Want Weekend’
    Mark Nepo has been called“one of the finest spiritual guides of our time,” “a consummate storyteller” and “an eloquent spiritual teacher.” His work is widely accessible and used…
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    Stars Turn Out for Alexander Wang’s Fashion Show [EXCLUSIVE VIDEO]
    Any time there are sneakers on the runway you can bet your Prada purse that Nicki Minaj and Rihanna will be in the building. Alexander Wang,…

    SPORTS

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    Adrian Peterson Reinstated + Releases Statement After Child Abuse Allegations
    The NFL has been busy these past couple of weeks with player conduct scandals. The latest being Adrian Peterson’s alleged child abuse reports. Peterson was deactivated…
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    Report: Ray Rice to Appeal NFL Indefinite Suspension on Monday
    *There’s now movement in the Ray Rice suspension situation NBC Sports is reporting that Rice will appeal the indefinite suspension on Monday (09-15-14). The appeal…

    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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    Mark Nepo Takes Center Stage in Detroit at Oprah’s ‘The Life You Want Weekend’
    Mark Nepo has been called“one of the finest spiritual guides of our time,” “a consummate storyteller” and “an eloquent spiritual teacher.” His work is widely accessible and used…
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    Reflections: Is She All That?
    Ashley Jackson, who reportedly calls herself Ajae, says she will be making her show business debut in the very near future. Either she has a…
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    Bluster is Not a Strategy
    Bluster is on the loose. With ISIS, an al-Qaida offshoot, proclaiming a caliphate in parts of Iraq and Syria, Russia facing off with Ukraine, Libya…

    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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