Daily Archive: February 26, 2013

    As Sequester Looms, Republicans And Democrats Remain At Odds

    No progress to report in efforts to stave off looming government-wide spending cuts, President Barack Obama on Tuesday singled out for praise the few Republicans who say they’re open to aspects of his approach, seeking to turn up the heat on GOP leaders ahead of Friday’s deadline. …

    Cleotha Staples, Gospel Family Singer Dead At 78

    Cleotha Staples, Gospel Family Singer, Dead at 78

    Cleotha ”Cleedi” Staples (pictured), the eldest member of the famed soul/gospel group, The Staple Singers, passed away on Feb. 21 of causes related to Alzheimer’s disease. The performer had battled the disease for over a decade, according to Philly.com. She was 78. Cleotha was born in Drew, Miss., on April 11, 1934 to Roebuck “Pops” Staples and his …

    NAACP Detroit branch says state should partner with city, not oversee it

    The largest city in Michigan now faces the possibility of having to surrender its control over to state government. Is that the only solution to Detroit’s troubles?In the midst of mounting financial woe, it is yet and still apparent that many of the city’s residents don’t want to see local elected officials lose their power.Detroit’s NAACP held a…

    Detroit Lions launch new program to fight hunger

    Who wouldn’t want to hang out with their favorite Lions’ players? Add in that you’d be rubbing elbows for a good cause, and what more could you ask for?The team will host “Taste of the Lions” at Ford Field on May 7, 2013. It’s an event based on the NFL’s annual one that began in 1992 and has since raised $14 million.Detroit’s version of the…