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    Duggan wants 50 percent discount for houses in Detroit
    Ahead of his anticipated Feb. 10 State of the City address, Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan and the Detroit Land Bank Authority have announced a plan…
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    Inside McQuade’s 2015 docket
    Barbara McQuade, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan, has had a full plate in 2014. From prosecuting high profile corruption cases at city…
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    Roadmap for Michigan Black Caucus
    The Michigan Legislative Black Caucus (MLBC) prides itself as the legislative and authoritative voice in Lansing for thousands of African Americans in the state who…
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    MSHDA’s MiNeighborhood Program Now Accepting Applications
    The Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) will begin accepting applications for the 2015 MiNeighborhood program Jan. 26 through March 27 from eligible neighborhood associations.…

    Michigan Chronicle Year In Review

    NATIONAL NEWS

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    Gay Alabama Lawmaker Threatens To ‘Out’ Adulterous Politicians
    Alabama’s only openly gay lawmaker is threatening to expose state politicians who have extramarital affairs but say gay marriage is immoral or bad for children.…
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    Officers Fatally Shoot Teen Who Allegedly Tried Hitting Them With Stolen Car
    Two Denver officers shot and killed 16-year-old Jessica Hernandez (pictured below) in an allegedly stolen car Monday morning, the Denver Post reports. SEE ALSO: New York…

    BUSINESS

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    Detroit Revitalization Fellows offers inclusive opportunity to mid-career professionals
    There’s a common refrain heard whenever a major economic development is announced in Detroit: It benefits some populations, but not all. In the African-American community,…
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    WealthyU: Invest your tax refund and start building wealth (VIDEO)
    It’s tax season and America’s wealth coach Deborah Owens joined Roland Martin Tuesday on “NewsOne Now” to explain how you can use your tax return…

    ENTERTAINMENT

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    Spotlight: David Oyelowo
    David Oyelowo, receiving raves from all quarters for his portrayal of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in the groundbreaking movie “Selma,” is a classic case…
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    Kevin Costner & Anthony Mackie Takes On Race and Class in “Black or White”
    Black or White starring Kevin Costner (Elliot Anderson), Anthony Mackie (Jeremiah Jeffers) and Octavia Spencer (Rowena Jeffers) was written and directed by Detroit native, Michael…
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    Daniele Watts, Boyfriend Plead Not Guilty To Lewd Conduct Charges
    Daniele Watts (pictured left) and boyfriend Brian Lucas (pictured) plead not guilty to lewd conduct charges in Los Angeles Tuesday, the New York Daily News reports.…
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    Sly Stone Wins Millions In Lawsuit After Being Nearly Homeless
    Legendary funkmeister extraordinaire Sly Stone (pictured left), the former front man of the iconic ’60s/’70s group Sly and the Family Stone (pictured), has struck it rich, after…
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    Girl Power: SNL’s Leslie Jones To Star In All-Female ‘Ghostbusters’ Remake
    The upcoming reboot of Ghostbusters will have a have a feminine touch to it. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Saturday Night Live’s Leslie Jones will star…
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    ABC Greenlights Shonda Rhimes Drama ‘The Catch’
    ABC is will start to look a lot like Shonda Rhimes TV. The alphabet network has announced today they have ordered up yet another television…

    LIFESTYLE

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    How to rock the cape trend as cool as Janelle Monae
    Janelle Monae is famous for her black and white menswear looks but recently, she ditched the suiting for a chic cape. The songstress hit the red…
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    FAB OR FUG: Kerry Washington’s Pretty In Printed Prabal Gurung [POLL]
    It looks like Kerry Washington is feeling the textured look this awards season after she turned up at the Producers Guild Awards in a printed…
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    Naomi Campbell rips Instagram models: ‘We had to earn our stripes’
    Attention Instagram “models”, one of the queens of the catwalk is not a fan of your work. Legendary supermodel Naomi Campbell swung on by The Meredith…
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    SHE LIKES IT: Brooklyn Flavors Skincare & Candles Literally Bottle Up Brooklyn In Unique, Invigorating & Lingering Scents
    Brooklyn Flavors: We’ve bottled some Brooklyn historical neighborhoods and streets with a scent of their own. From the art, to the books, music, to underneath…

    SPORTS

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    Here’s What You Can Expect In This Year’s Slam Dunk Contest [VIDEO]
      The 2015 NBA Dunk Contest participants were recently announced, and just like the previous years, LeBron James‘ name was nowhere to be found. And…
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    Hottest wives and girlfriends of Super Bowl’s Seahawks and Patriots
    Super Bowl XLIX is gearing up to be an all-time classic; it not only features the two most dominant teams of the 2014-15 NFL season, but…
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    Black Tennis Sensation Madison Keys Ousts Venus Williams At The Australian Open
    Venus Williams was one match from playing her sister Serena again in the Australian Open, but their meeting was canceled by someone who idolized them. Venus was defeated…
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    Blue Cross Blue Shield and Detroit Pistons invite dance teams to show
    Through a unique Instagram contest, youth dance teams acrossMichigan are invited to showcase their best moves for a chance to perform with the Mob Squad,…

    PRAISE CONNECT

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    Southern Baptist leaders call for integrated churches
    Leaders in nation’s largest Protestant denomination are preaching that integrated churches can be a key driver of racial justice in society. But that could be…
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    Gospel world pays tribute to Andraé Crouch at funeral [VIDEO]
    A constellation of stars from the holy world came out to pay homage to the supremely talented gospel giant Andraé  Crouch, who was laid to rest…

    BLOG TALK

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    Beyond the Bridge: The Suppression Never Ended
    The stirring film Selma ends with Dr. King leading civil rights marchers across the bridge and to passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.…
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    A Mental Health Tune-up for Detroit and Wayne County
    Leadership matters and the Detroit Wayne Mental Health Authority (DWMHA) applauds Governor Snyder’s decision to move to break down bureaucratic government silos by merging the…
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    Why these King-Like Giants?
      ( pictured L to R: Rev. Nicholas Hood, Rabbi Daniel Syme)  The Biblical inference that “a prophet is without honor except in his own…

    ACHIEVE

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    DPS takes its Parent University on the road to bring more classes to parents
    Detroit Public Schools is taking its nine-month-old Parent University on the road to bring even more classes to the district’s parents and guardians. The new…
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    Contest promotes Michigan entrepreneurism
    High school and community college students throughout Michigan are invited to join Walsh College students and alumni by participating in the fourth annual Walsh College…
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    Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Detroit Launches 8th Annual ‘100 Mentors in 100 Days’
    Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Detroit  has launched a drive to recruit 100 new mentors in 100 days.  BBBS offers the most proven mentoring…

    LIVING WELL

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    Go Red ‘BetterU’
     The American Heart Association and St. John Providence Health System completed its free ‘BetterU’ challenge, which encourages individuals to live a healthier life. The challenge…
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    Override the Urge to Quit
    We are now 4 weeks into 2015, the time when most people have already bailed on their resolutions. Today I’m here to encourage you to…
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    Henry Ford celebrates Heart Month with walk-through heart
    The world’s only touring, walk-through heart exhibit will visit metro Detroit on Feb. 7 as part of Henry Ford Health System’s celebration of Heart Month.…

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