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    Jim Leyland Announces Retirement

    2013 SEASON CAPS 22-YEAR MANAGERIAL CAREER FOR LEYLANDDETROIT — Jim Leyland, the third-winningest manager in Detroit Tigers franchise history, today announced his retirement after eight seasons as the team’s manager. Leyland, 68, guided the Tigers to their third straight American League Central Division Championship this season and leaves the…

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    Tigers Come Within One Game of Elimination

    Game five was yet another showcase of how ineffective the Tigers offense has been. In the 4-3 loss, the Tigers were only able to produce one run in three different innings. They missed an opportunity in the first when Miguel Cabrera was thrown out at the plate. Cabrera ran through a stop sign at third and was out by a mile. Anibal Sanchez gave…

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    Jay-Z and Beyoncé: Super Rich

    In May 2003, Columbia Records released a single by Beyoncé titled “Crazy in Love.” It was a huge hit and was, in fact, the hottest song of that summer. One would assume that she had her husband, Jay-Z, at least partially in mind.Well, the super couple is also “crazy in wealth,” as was expressed in Forbes, the biweekly magazine that publishes…

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    An Emmy No Black Actress Has Ever Won

    When the 2013 Primetime Emmy Awards nominees were announced, hopes were high that an African-American actress — in this case Kerry Washington, star of the red hot series “Scandal” — would take home the coveted trophy.It had never happened before, and it didn’t happen that night, Sunday, Sept. 22, at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles.The category in…

    Tigers October Outlook

    Tigers October Outlook

    After clinching the American League Central, the Tigers can now look towards the playoffs. They are currently one game back of the Oakland Athletics. Oakland will finish the season against Seattle while the Tigers will travel to Miami for the final three games. The Tigers need to gain two games if they want home field advantage. Oakland current…

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    Federal Furlough Notices In Next 24-36 Hours

    Close to half of the 2.1 million federal employees could be furloughed in a shutdown. Barring a sudden turn in stalemated budget talks, federal workers will begin to get verbal furlough notices in the next 24 to 36 hours, according to a top union official briefed by the White House budget office on Thursday.The Obama administration is taking steps…

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    Federal Funds Heading To Detroit

    Some may call it the calvary…The federal government through the Obama administration has reportedly found 100 million dollars in grant money to assist the city hire police officers, firefighters and remove neighborhood blight.On Friday, white house officials will meet to discuss federal assistance and other opportunities during a closed-door…

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    Black Chamber Demands Economic Justice

    Amid the hustle and bustle of a downtown Detroit in transformation, African-American business owners, along with other minority-owned companies, stood in harmony at a recent press conference to make a compelling case for inclusion in the city’s expanding economic rebirth.Organized by the Michigan Black Chamber of Commerce (MBCC), the press…

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    ‘We Earned Our Pensions’

    Gail Turner (left) and Brenda Goss Andrews have both given decades of service to the city of Detroit. – Andre Smith photosRoughly 25,000 retirees stand to lose their pensions and health care in a city that is in bankruptcy now, trying to decipher its future in bankruptcy court.That is the message leaders of the Retired Detroit Police Members…

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    Chrysler Files For IPO

    Chrysler Group filed for an initial public offering on Monday, potentially setting the stage for the automaker’s return to the public market.The shares being sold in the proposed offering come from the stake of a trust established to cover medical benefits for retired workers that now owns 41.5% of the company.The trust was set up in 2007 as a way…