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    Gwyneth Paltrow Finds A Stylish Way To Appropriate Biggie’s & Tupac’s Legacies
    Gwyneth Paltrow came through in the clutch with some overpriced purses that nobody actually needs because she’s totally down for appropriating hip-hop culture, you guys!…
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    Meet Tom Brady’s Replacement, Jimmy Garoppolo
    With great power, comes great responsibility, right? Unfortunately, the New England Patriots’ golden boy, Tom Brady, isn’t going to be the team’s opening week starter…
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    FoodLab fights for diversity in Detroit’s food economy
    FoodLab Detroit is on a roll as it continues to promote the building – and diversifying – of Detroit’s local food economy. They even received…
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    Petition Calls For Funk Flex to Step Down, In Flex We Trust Writes About It
    Last night, Meek Mill was supposed to drop a Drake diss track on Funkmaster Flex’s Hot 97 show. Although it looks like Meek may have trolled…

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    NATIONAL NEWS

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    “I Think If I Ran Again I Could Win:” Obama Talks Presidency, Democracy During Ethiopia Trip
    In a dramatic illustration of democracy in action, Barack Obama on Tuesday told the African Union in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia that he would love to…
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    Did Former Baltimore Police Commissioner Lie About Meeting With Freddie Gray’s Family At Height Of Protests?
    An email obtained by the Baltimore Sun reveals that at the height of protests in Baltimore following Freddie Gray’s death, former Police Commissioner Anthony Batts…

    BUSINESS

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    Detroit unemployment remains more than twice level of state, nation
    When it comes to figuring out why the Good Ship Economic Recovery still hasn’t quite made its way to port in Detroit, even though metro…
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    Spelman College severs ties with Bill Cosby
    One of the most high-profile philanthropic love affairs in modern history has come to an end. In the wake of mounting rape and sexual assault…

    ENTERTAINMENT

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    Book Review: Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
    What is immediately essential for me about Between the World and Me, Ta-Nehisi Coates’s lengthy epistle to his son is that “past is prologue.”   But…
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    Nick Gordon Reportedly On Suicide Watch Following Bobbi Kristina’s Death
    Following the Sunday passing of Whitney Houston‘s 22-year-old daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown, her longtime boyfriend Nick Gordon is reportedly on suicide watch. After Brown was found face down in…
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    Stan Sheppard: ‘Why do A&R directors positions still exist?’
    *The major recording companies in the U.S. have shrunk by 50% within the last 10 years. Only Universal, Sony and Warner Bros. Records still exist. Most of the smaller companies have been gobbled up years ago and labels like Motown Records, Capitol Records and Def Jam are nothing more now than glorified “Production Companies.” Major record companies use […]
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    Detroit native Pamela Lue-Hing launches book tour for entrepreneurs
    Based on the July 2015, Bureau of Labor Jobs Report, Detroit has a 6.6 percent unemployment rate, making it one of four large major cities…
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    Jennifer Hudson named new face of Soho Jeans
    Jennifer Hudson is gearing up for fantastic summer. The Oscar winner is embarking on a big move to New York City to appear in “The…
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    Kendra Wilkinson ‘forgives’ Hank for trans model affair (WATCH)
    *Kendra Wilkinson and Hank Baskett are really exploiting his alleged tranny fetish – clearly this subject is paying the bills for them, for now, as they are STILL talking about it. While the rest of the world is over it – after all, she’s still married to the guy – the reality TV stars want […]

    LIFESTYLE

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    Florida A&M University’s President to Convene National Alumni Midwest Conference in Detroit
      Dr. Elmira Mangum, president of the historic Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University (FAMU), will be in Detroit from Friday, July 31 – Sunday, August…
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    CHICK CHAT: He Likes Men Too & I’m Not Sure How To Feel About It
    Dating is hard enough!
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    HE SAID/SHE SAID: ‘Runaway Island’ Stars, Thomas Q. Jones & Aisha Hinds Reveal The Crushes They Would Want To Runaway With
    These beautiful Black actors reveal their ultimate island getaway fantasy. One of them is really...weird (and not sexy at all).
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    Wayne State among top 50 safest college campuses in nation
    Wayne State University has been ranked among the top 50 safest college campuses in America. BestColleges.com, which released the top-50 list, reviewed available data of…

    SPORTS

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    NFL coach believes ‘There’s no coming back’ for Robert Griffin III
    *After a stellar rookie season in 2012, all signs point to Robert Griffin III not being on that same level again, according to one NFL offensive coach. Chatting with ESPN.com‘s Mike Sando for his annual ranking of quarterbacks, the coach mentioned Griffin’s current status in the league, saying, “There’s no coming back.” “[Griffin] is done,” […]
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    Payano vs. Warren: Premier Boxing Champions – The next round streams live on BounceTV.com
    *Atlanta  – Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) comes to Bounce TV on Sunday, August 2 at 9:00 p.m. (ET), with the debut of a new monthly series kicked-off by Payano vs. Warren: PBC – The Next Round, which will showcase the sport’s future stars and potential champions. Bounce TV is free on the broadcast signals of local […]
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    Yippee! NBA brings B-Ball to ABC on Saturday nights (Starts Jan 2016!)
    ABC keeps it moving! This time bringing NBA games to the network  on Saturdays next season. A slate of eight-games starts Jan. 23, 2016 and…
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    NFLer Demaryius Thomas’ mother gets 2nd chance from Obama
    *Last Monday, President Barack Obama commuted the prison sentences of 46 drug offenders, saying that the men and women were not “hardened criminals” and their punishments didn’t match the crimes they committed “I believe that at its heart, America is a nation of second chances, and I believe these folks deserve their second chance,” Obama […]

    PRAISE CONNECT

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    Muslim organizations raised $100,000 to rebuild torched Black churches
    Muslim organizations have banded together to raise $100,000 in an effort to help rebuild Black churches in the South that were torched in recent months,…
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    Second Baptist Church in Detroit hosts 2015 Progressive Baptist Convention
    This week Second Baptist Church hosted the Progressive Baptist Convention. The conventions were started in order to reflect the social, religious, and political landscape of…

    BLOG TALK

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    The Socialist’s Journal: Derek Luke
    This column by Trevor Brookins was inspired by our story about actor Derek Luke: ‘Derek Luke Slams Instagram Trolls; Defends Interracial Marriage.” *I happen to be happily married but… If I wasn’t married I’m not sure where I’d go to find a date. On the one hand I’d like to say I would find happiness […]
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    Monday motivation (TGIM)
    We all need some motivation on Mondays. Eric Thomas, aka ET, is where I go for my Monday inspiration. He never lets me down. Today’s video is…
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    Eric Thomas “the hip-hop preacher”
    For those of you who don’t know Eric Thomas, he is a world renowned speaker, educator, pastor and critically acclaimed author. Eric is better known as…

    ACHIEVE

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    Cornerstone Schools welcome potential students at Sunday open house
    This past Sunday Cornerstone Schools hosted an open house for kids and parents at their Nevada campus. Ernestine Sanders, the President and CEO of Cornerstone…
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    Wayne State among top 50 safest college campuses in nation
    Wayne State University has been ranked among the top 50 safest college campuses in America. BestColleges.com, which released the top-50 list, reviewed available data of…
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    A good education by any means necessary
    At age 6, Mical spent the majority of his first school year kicked out of class for behavioral issues, including angry and violent outbursts. His…

    LIVING WELL

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    Detroiter Robin Barclay to address women’s health challenges at Urban League conference
    Robin Barclay, Executive Director of Business Development and Outreach for Trusted Health Plan (THP), the only Black-owned Medicaid Managed Care Provider in the nation, has…
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    Have You Lost Your Focus On Getting Snatched? Here’s 8 Simple Steps To Get You Back On Track
    It's not too late to drop that cupcake and pick up some veggies.
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    8 Nutrient-Rich Smoothies to Supercharge Your Summer
    As the weather heats up, smoothies are a perfect way to cool down and get a quick, nutrient-rich breakfast or snack on the go. Everyone…
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