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    Lions Dominate Injury Plagued Bills

    The first team offense may not have scored but Shaun Hill led the Lions to two first quarter touchdowns. The first was an eight yard pass to Patrick Edwards and the second was a six yard pass to Kris Durham. After the first quarter it was all Kellen Moore at quarterback. Matt Stafford threw six times and only completed one. Very little blame…

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    Tori Hunter Prevents Sweep in Walk-off Fashion

    Max Scherzer just didn’t have it in the series finale against the Oakland Athletics. Looking for his 20th win, he gave up six runs on eight hits in five innings. The game brought Scherzer’s ERA up to 2.90. Scherzer left the game losing 6-1. The game seemed like a lost cause until the bottom of the ninth. Oakland brought in their closer, Grant Bal…

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    Lions Defense Shines Against Patriots

    After the defense had its share of troubles in the first two games, they may have found their stride during their 40-9 win over the New England Patriots. The Lions forced a turnover on four of five drives led by Tom Brady. This included three fumbles an interception. The drive that didn’t end in a turnover was a three and out.The defensive line…

    Spotlight: Millie Jackson

    Millie Jackson, who has been called “the queen of raunchy soul,” among other things, was told by a Detroit reporter that she had just answered a somewhat touchy question with total honestly.Jackson responded quickly, “That I have always been.”That’s putting it mildly.Early on in her long career — she made the national charts for the first time in…

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    Reflections: In His Corner

    B.B. King had a hit record titled “Never Make a Move Too Soon,” and those words are applicable to the talented El DeBarge.After enjoying major success in the ’80s, first with his siblings in the group DeBarge and then as a solo artist, El DeBarge fell prey to drugs, like so many others in his family. They seem to be predisposed to drug addiction.Af…

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    Detroit’s historic Livernois Avenue of Fashion gets a makeover with REVOLVE Detroit’s …

    The Thrifty Broads of THRIFT on the Ave., TaNisha D. Prater (left) Tisha Prater.More than 20 artists from as close as the local neighborhood to as far away as England have been selected to participate in REVOLVE Detroit’s “Art + Retail on the Ave” program to revitalize Detroit’s historic Livernois Avenue of Fashion into a premier shopping and cultu…

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    King’s Impact: 50 Years Later

    A Black President, more elected officials, still more work to be done.It was five decades ago on Aug. 28 that the premier civil rights conscience of America stood on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial to ask America to make good on its promise of equality for African Americans.Little did Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. know that 50 years after his…

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    Detroit Police Consider ‘Stop and Frisk’

    In a city where crime is high and Detroit Police officers are low, DPD is now looking to implement the controversial ‘Stop and Frisk’ tactics as a means to cut back on the crime epidemic in Detroit.Last week, U.S. District Court Judge Shira Scheindlin ruled there that stop-and-frisk was unconstitutional in New York. Finding that city police…

    Former Detroit mayoral candidate Tom Barrow Wants A Recount

    Former Detroit mayoral candidate Tom Barrow is expected to ask for a recount of the votes from the Detroit mayoral primary election.WDIV: “There is a pervasive lawlessness that we have witnessed throughout our election process,” Barrow said. “Our challengers saw it. The people working in many of the instances — particularly Cobo Hall — clearly…

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    Kilpatrick Sentencing Delayed

    One day after being denied his bond request, being cited as a ‘flight risk”, Kwame Kilpatrick motion for a delay in sentencing was granted.Kilpatrick’s attorney, Harold Gurewitz, a successful motion requesting the sentencing date be extended 14 days or more in order for him to thoroughly review the case. Edmunds agreed to stall the sentencing…

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    Reflections: Keepin’ It In The Family

    I recall a few years ago when I went to a Detroit church to hear the highly entertaining, energetic and funny motivational speaker Les Brown.It was interesting that his daughter and son came out before him (separately). It was kind of like “the Les Brown Revue,” with his kids as his “warm-up acts.” (They too were motivational speakers.)Well, Diana…

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    Detroit Burger Brawl: 2013

    The 2013 Detroit Burger Brawl is a street fair-style strolling event with 2-3 dozen participating restaurants and sponsors giving away a TASTE of their menu burgers. The event is a fund-raiser for Gleaners of Southeast Michigan also includes several family-friendly activities. Get a ticket at the door for $10. The event takes place this Saturday,…

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    Detroit’s Second Bankrupcty Hearing

    On Friday, Judge Steven Rhodes will attempt to establish an aggressive time frame of hearings and deadlines for Detroit Bankruptcy case. Some other items on Judge Rhodes agenda include:• The status of Detroit’s negotiations with creditors.• Detroit’s request for the approval of an agreement that would allow the city to capture a larger portion of c…

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    Napoleon Makes The Case For Detroit Mayor

    Benny Napoleon was born, raised, and still lives in Detroit. He currently serves as Wayne County sheriff. He is a former chief of police for the Detroit Police Department and holds the distinction of serving as the department’s youngest chief ever. Overall, Napoleon has more than 38 years of public service experience, which includes a stint as a…