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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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    The Charge To WSU President Wilson

    Wayne State University is Detroit’s pride. Its strategic location in this major African-American city provides the university an unparalleled opportunity to shape Detroit’s educational future while guaranteeing an empowering education to all who come from far and near from across the globe to get a Wayne State education.Aside from being one of the…

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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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    Making Detroit A Better Place To Live And Work

    Austin Black II is the founder of City Living Detroit, a full-service real estate brokerage that is headquartered in Detroit’s thriving Midtown neighborhood. His firm specializes in properties located in Detroit with a focus on downtown, the growing riverfront, the cultural center, and the city’s historic neighborhoods.From an early age Black had…

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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…

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    Duggan Certified As Primary Winner

    The Board of State Canvassers unanimously voted Tuesday to certify Detroit’s primary election results, and yes, Mike Duggan was the winner of the Aug. 6 primary. Again.In the end, Duggan got 48,716 votes compared to Benny Napoleon’s 28,391.Napoleon issued a statement after the announcement, saying:”The state board of canvassers certification of…

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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…