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    Rescuing The King Family

    Time for eminent persons group to mediate money battle It was only two weeks ago that the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Justice began with tributes from Presidents Barack Obama, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter to political and civic leaders.And throughout this year several organizations, institutions and…

    Detroit Firefighter Wins National Anthem Contest

    Comerica Bank announced that Detroit Firefighter Martin Rucker has won Comerica’s Home of the Brave National Anthem Singing Contest. Rucker has won the opportunity to sing the National Anthem at the Sept. 22, Detroit Tigers game, 40 tickets to the game and has secured his station, Engine Co. No. 30 in Detroit, a $10,000 grant from Comerica Bank. R…

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    Lee Daniels: Making Movies His Way

    Producer/director Lee Daniels, whose film “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” has taken in well over $100 million at the box office, is not a man of fear, or of conformity.People can debate his work…praise it…criticize it…dissect it…embrace it…dismiss it.That matters little. What counts most is personal and artistic gratification.”When I make…

    Suh Gets Biggest Fine Ever For Low Block

    Ndamukong Suh was fined on Tuesday by the NFL for his illegal low block on Minnesota Vikings center John Sullivan. Suh was able to avoid suspension but was fined $100,000. It is the biggest fine for an individual play that does not include suspensions.The NFL seems to have raised the stakes due to Suh’s history of fines and suspensions. This…

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    Will Peralta Make The Playoff Roster?

    Jhonny Peralta started pregame workouts Wednesday at U.S. Cellular field. He is only allowed to workout with the Tigers until the gates of the stadium open. Eventually, he will join the Tigers’ instructional league team. It is unclear whether he will join them for workouts or when they start games on the 23rd.Peralta took both ground balls and…

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    Three Black Filmmakers

    Oscar Micheaux would be proud of the progress African-American filmmakers have made in the last 30 years or so, although there is still far to go.For those unfamiliar with Oscar Micheaux, he was a pioneering Black film producer and director. Working against tremendous odds, Micheaux made nearly 50 films from 1919 to 1948.At the time of this…

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    Reflections: Another Legend Winner, But…

    John Legend (real name: John Stephens) has clearly found his niche. He has a sound and style that are uniquely his (I love his expressive voice) and his new album, “Love in the Future,” clearly shows him in fine form.This rather long awaited album is a must for his large and loyal following.However, when artists primarily, or exclusively, record…

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    Waterloo For Michigan Democrats In 2014?

    These days it’s hard to imagine what kind of campaign Michigan Democrats are running right now (if any) or plan to run in 2014 against incumbent Gov. Rick Snyder, who just dissed the Tea Party wing of his party by supporting the expansion of Medicaid for the working poor.It’s complex to comprehend how Democrats can marshal the right candidate with…