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    Dems Fired Up, Snyder Opens Detroit Office
    Governor Rick Snyder and Democratic candidate for governor Mark Schauer will each be nominated this weekend at their party conventions. Snyder will receive the Michigan…
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    United Way CEO: Detroit is a City of Problem Solvers
    United Way for Southeastern Michigan (UWSEM) joined two donors this week to contribute a total $200,000 to the Detroit Water Fund, Mayor Mike Duggan’s response…

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    Nicki Minaj ‘Anaconda’ Video Features Raunchy Scenes and Great Exercises (Watch)
    *If critics and fans thought Nicki Minaj‘s “Anaconda” single artwork was raunchy and controversial for showing off her assets well then, let’s put it this way, they haven’t seen anything yet. Minaj definitely doesn’t hold anything to the imagination in the video featuring raunchy booty scenes yet noteworthy exercises. Minaj is twerking up a storm in the […]
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    Is Border Crisis a Page Taken from the Civil Rights Play Book?
    History has it well documented that the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) played a significant role in drawing national attention to the plight of Black southerners subjected to the inhumane indignities of ‘Jim Crow.’ When mainstream media began showing America and the world images of students being hosed down, attacked by dogs and jailed, people […]

    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 Drops First Look At ‘Drumline’ Sequel
    Before Alexandra Shipp took on the role of Aaliyah, she was the heartbeat of Atlanta A&T’s marching band! The actress is starring in “Drumline 2: A…
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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…

    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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    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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