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    The Unsinkable Mr. Patterson

    One might think coming face-to-face with the grim reaper following a major auto accident where doctors told his family he had a 3 percent chance of survival might dramatically change someone. Not so for Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson. At least not when it comes to his politics and his larger than life John W…

    Will.i.am: One of the most creative forces in music today

    If you watched “American Idol” on Thursday, May 2, you witnessed one of the most remarkable performances ever seen on television.The artist was the amazing, always inventive will.i.am — with a lot of well-choreographed accompaniment — performing “Bang Bang” from the motion picture “The Great Gatsby.” It was a feast for the eyes and the ears as will…

    Mayor Bing to Abandon Race for Mayor Tuesday?

    Amidst speculations that there is a movement underway to draft Detroit Mayor Dave Bing to enter an already crowded field for mayor, Bing himself will tell Detroiters Tuesday afternoon what he plans to do. Mayor Bing will appear at the Charles Wright Museum of African American History at noon to announce whether he will officially become a mayoral…

    Snoop debuts his new Reggae sound with No Guns Allowed

    No longer Snoop D-O-Double G, Snoop Lion is gearing up to release his twelfth studio album in May entitled “Reincarnated”. In case you missed it, after a “pilgrimage” to Jamaica, Snoop found spiritual enlightenment, converted to Rastafarianism and changed his name to Snoop Lion. His new, reggae sound is all about peace and love, not s…

    Mike Duggan talks Detroit’s future with students at WCCCD

    Just two days after officially announcing his run for Detroit mayor, Mike Duggan hit the pavements to connect with potential voters. Not even a snow storm could stop the candidate’s momentum last week. On Thursday, Feb. 28 Duggan spoke one-on-one with residents and students at Wayne County Community College District in…

    Who’s Who in BLACK DETROIT

    Michael Burton learned the alphabet by repeating the letters stamped on the back of the automobiles he saw driving down street in his native Lansing, Michigan. “B-U-I-C-K” “F-O-R-D” “O-L-D-S-M-O-B-I-L-E” “C-H-E-V-R-O-L-E-T” Both his parents worked blue-collar jobs at Oldsmobile, his father in the forge….