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    David Alexander Bullock and Change Agent Consortium (CAC) Denounce $1. …

    Rev. David Bullock and Rev. Jesse Jackson enjoy the revelry at NAACP Freedom Fund WalkJones Day, the law firm hired to handle Detroit’s financial restructuring, has billed the city for $1.4 million in fees for a mere six weeks of work. The fees were approved by emergency manager Kevyn Orr – who just resigned from Jones Day before taking the e…

    T-Mobile lets customers upgrade phones twice a year

    Page 1 of 2T-Mobile is making a bid to become the wireless world’s “un-carrier,” rolling out a plan that will let users update their phones up to twice a year for a modest fee.That’s a sharp departure from the traditional model for wireless companies, which usually requires customers to complete a two-year contract before they can get a new…

    Miguel Speaks Mind, Offends Many

    There is much to be said for being honest, for speaking one’s mind, for making it clear how one feels on any given issue. But then there are the repercussions. Singer Miguel knows plenty about that because a comment he made about African Americans still has people talking in the Black community, usually unfavorably. Migu…

    A Dress Good Enough to Eat

    Tia Mowry, who first came to the public’s attention in 2006 co-starring with twin sister Tamera in the popular sitcom “Sister, Sister,” would never wear a “meat dress,” as did Lady Gaga. Not only for aesthetic reasons, but also because she is a staunch believer in veganism. And for those who don’t know, vegans not only d…

    Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix revved up Detroit

    New general manager, Charles Burns, III had a stellar weekend as the Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix returned to the Motor City over the weekend with three days of world-class auto racing, live music, interactive games and displays all on beautiful Belle Isle Park. The fastest weekend of the summer features cars from…

    Reflections: Going too far

    When two artists who are not known for having class get together for a performance, you can expect them to excite most of their staunch fans and simultaneously turn off — and embarrass — a lot of other people. Such was the case when hard-core rapper/singer Nicki Minaj and gangsta rapper Lil Wayne performed at the…

    The Wheel Deal: To Buy or Lease Your Next Automobile

    It’s one of the most common — and beguiling — questions that consumers face: to buy or lease a new car? Investing your hard-earned money in a new set of wheels is a major financial commitment, whether you ultimately choose to buy the vehicle or lease it, according to personal finance experts. “It’s a balancing act that c…

    Business leaders honored by NASP

    The National Association of Securities Professionals (NASP) recently honored five business leaders during its seventh annual ceremony and scholarship banquet fundraiser at the Detroit Athletic Club. More than 300 NASP members, supporters and guests helped celebrate what NASP called Encore VII – “Together We Rise!” Proceeds from the event go toward…

    Detroit Mayor Dave Bing deciding on another term in office

    In an unprecedented move, Detroit Mayor Dave Bing pulled petitions for a mayoral campaign as the May 14 deadline approaches without filling in the petition box that stipulates a run a for reelection this afternoon at the second floor of the Coleman A. Young Building in the City Clerk’s Office.If Bing decides to run for another term, his inclusion…

    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…

    Detroit beats Chicago for best travel destination nod

    Detroit is the place to be! At least, according to one travel writer. David Landsel has compiled a list of over-rated destinations and suggested alternatives. He chose Detroit over Chicago as one of the best places to travel to. It’s nothing new for Michiganders to talk about the many choices in our area for fun,…