Daily Archive: April 12, 2013

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    Zero and Counting

    Are you a Zero-TV household?  No, I don’t mean restricting the kids’ TV viewing to the weekends or until after they’ve completed homework.  I mean…

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    Black Political Dynasties

    In American politics, many object to power flowing through blood rather than through the ballot. A “dynasty” is a sequence of rulers considered members of the…

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    Reebok Drops Rick Ross Over Rape Lyrics

    Life just got real for Rick Ross. Reebok dropped the rapper over lyrics in one of his songs that suggestively supports rape, TMZ reports. As NewsOne previously reported, Rick Ross has been taking serious heat for his rape lyrics in the song “U.O.E.N.O.” He tweeted pseudo apologies that only seemed to make his blunder worse. One tweet read, “I d …

    New procedure promises to permanently change your eye color

    Looking to change your brown eyes to blue? A new procedure using Iris implants promises to make that wish a reality. While not yet approved in the U.S. for cosmetic use, Americans are traveling outside the country to alter their optical hue. People who say they’ve had BrightOcular implants have posted before and after images…

    Governor Snyder green lights rapid bus line

    Gov. Rick Snyder has given the ceremonial green light to a rapid bus line in Grand Rapids. As the state’s first Bus Rapid Transit line, its construction began last week. The $40 million Silver Line will include 33 stations and be ready for riders as soon as August 2014. It’s a project funded mostly by the federal government…

    New plan announced for Detroit public schools

    State-appointed emergency manager Roy Roberts has announced that a new plan for Detroit Public Schools will include longer academic years and the expansion of preschool programs. As part of the “Neighborhood-Centered, Quality Schools” initiative, far fewer schools of the district will be closed. During a press conference on…

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    Gun Control Clears Initial Hurdle In Senate

    Watched by tearful relatives of Newtown school massacre victims, gun control supporters in the Senate won the first showdown over how to respond to the December shootings in Connecticut, defeating an effort by conservatives to derail firearms restrictions before debate could even start. …