Daily Archive: March 29, 2013

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    President Obama to Promote New Jobs Plan

    President Barack Obama will promote a plan to create jobs by attracting private investment in highways and other public works during a visit Friday to a Miami port, a senior administration official said. The President will flesh out …

    ​​Dan Gilbert unveils more development plans for downtown Detroit

    Rock Ventures and Quicken Loans founder Dan Gilbert has revealed ​he wants to continue developing downtown Detroit. Adding to initial plans already in place, Gilbert spoke on Thursday​, Mar. 29​ to a crowd of stakeholders, business owners and residents. He used a 3-d presentation to ​showcase what he envisions for the ​city’s fu…

    Results Mentoring organization honors five community leaders

    The Results Mentoring non-profit organization recently hosted a dinner to honor five of Detroit’s top community leaders and exemplary mentors. WDIV reporter Chauncy Glover served as the master of ceremonies. Honorees were Marvin Beatty, chief community officer of Greektown Casino and chairman of the Coleman A. Young Foundation; Joyce…

    Earn and Learn Program helps chronically unemployed find careers

    Individuals age 18-24 who live in Detroit, Highland Park or Hamtramck; and who are chronically unemployed or had been formerly incarcerated, can enroll in a free program to help them get a job and learn a skill. The program is called Earn and Learn and is being offered through the Dearborn-based non-profit organization, ACCESS….

    Emergency manager opponents step up protests to new laws

    As Michigan’s new emergency manager and right-to-work laws both kicked in on March 28, Detroit protesters took to the streets to voice their opposition to the new legislation. On Thursday, National Action Network founder Al Sharpton announced the filing of a lawsuit challenging the legality of Public Act 436, the new EM law…

    Tyler Perry premieres ‘Temptation’ in Atlanta

    The highly anticipated new Tyler Perry film “Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor” was premiered in Atlanta last week at a star-studded event that brought paparazzi out of the woodwork.The movie, which goes wide on March 29, stars Jurnee Smollet-Bell (“The Great Debaters”), Lance Gross (“House of Payne”), Robbie Jones (“90210”), Kim Kard…

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    College Loan Interest Rates Set To Double on July 1

    Incoming college freshmen could end up paying $5,000 more for the same student loans their older siblings have if Congress doesn’t stop interest rates from doubling. Sound familiar? The same warnings came last year. But now the presidential election is over and mandatory budget …