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    The Isley-Kem Project

    Page 1 of 2 No one would have ever expected that the legendary Ron Isley and Detroit’s own Kem would one day record as a duo, but they have. The result of their collaboration, “My Favorite Thing,” featured on Isley’s “This Song Is For You” album, was also written and coproduced by Kem….


    Jay-Z and Beyoncé: Super Rich

    In May 2003, Columbia Records released a single by Beyoncé titled “Crazy in Love.” It was a huge hit and was, in fact, the hottest song of that summer. One would assume that she had her husband, Jay-Z, at least partially in mind.Well, the super couple is also “crazy in wealth,” as was expressed in Forbes, the biweekly magazine that publishes…

    Celebrities Share Detroit Memories

    Page 1 of 2 In a new, luxury, lavished illustrated coffee table book titled “Heart Soul Detroit: Conversations on the Motor City,” notables from an array of fields, including entertainment, sports, art and politics, share their thoughts and remembrances about Detroit. The book was written by Matt Lee with photographs by Jenny Risher….


    An Emmy No Black Actress Has Ever Won

    When the 2013 Primetime Emmy Awards nominees were announced, hopes were high that an African-American actress — in this case Kerry Washington, star of the red hot series “Scandal” — would take home the coveted trophy.It had never happened before, and it didn’t happen that night, Sunday, Sept. 22, at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles.The category in…

    Tigers October Outlook

    Tigers October Outlook

    After clinching the American League Central, the Tigers can now look towards the playoffs. They are currently one game back of the Oakland Athletics. Oakland will finish the season against Seattle while the Tigers will travel to Miami for the final three games. The Tigers need to gain two games if they want home field advantage. Oakland current…


    Baggage Claim Opens Today With All-Star Cast

    ‘Baggage Claim’ explores love and relationships with an all-star cast Pledging to keep herself from being the oldest and the only woman in her entire family never to wed, Montana embarks on a thirty-day, thirty-thousand-mile expedition to charm a potential suitor into becoming her fiancé.Director: David E. TalbertWriters: David E. Talbert…


    Federal Furlough Notices In Next 24-36 Hours

    Close to half of the 2.1 million federal employees could be furloughed in a shutdown. Barring a sudden turn in stalemated budget talks, federal workers will begin to get verbal furlough notices in the next 24 to 36 hours, according to a top union official briefed by the White House budget office on Thursday.The Obama administration is taking steps…


    Federal Funds Heading To Detroit

    Some may call it the calvary…The federal government through the Obama administration has reportedly found 100 million dollars in grant money to assist the city hire police officers, firefighters and remove neighborhood blight.On Friday, white house officials will meet to discuss federal assistance and other opportunities during a closed-door…


    Obamacare Insurance Rates

    Here’s the first look at insurance rates on 36 exchanges run by the federal government. States with few competing insurers tend to have higher rates. Premiums listed below are monthly rates for the benchmark plan and don’t include federal subsidies.CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE……

    Detroit Tigers Clinch ALC Title

    The Detroit Tigers won their third consecutive American League Central title on Wednesday in a 1-0 shutout victory over the Minnesota Twins. It is the third straight pennant for the Tigers, who will surely be looking to make another run to the World Series…


    Black Chamber Demands Economic Justice

    Amid the hustle and bustle of a downtown Detroit in transformation, African-American business owners, along with other minority-owned companies, stood in harmony at a recent press conference to make a compelling case for inclusion in the city’s expanding economic rebirth.Organized by the Michigan Black Chamber of Commerce (MBCC), the press…


    Honest Government Is Better Detroit

    Innovative good governance summit to address public trust, private sector role Detroit, there is an urgent need for an open, transparent and an integrity driven government at city hall, especially at a time when Detroit, come November, will be seeking political leadership in a new mayor and new city council by districts.Truth be told, Detroit has…


    ‘We Earned Our Pensions’

    Gail Turner (left) and Brenda Goss Andrews have both given decades of service to the city of Detroit. – Andre Smith photosRoughly 25,000 retirees stand to lose their pensions and health care in a city that is in bankruptcy now, trying to decipher its future in bankruptcy court.That is the message leaders of the Retired Detroit Police Members…