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    Detroit Lions Sign Free Agent Reggie Bush

    It’s official! Reggie Bush is coming to the Detroit Lions! Introducing the free agent running back on Wednesday, Mar. 13, the team did not reveal any details regarding their contractual agreement with Bush. With a power packed offense that currently includes star wide receiver Calvin Johnson, Bush is expected to add fuel …

    Reflections: How he does it…now

    In 1995, Montell Jordan had a huge hit with “This Is How We Do It.” It remained No. 1 on the national R&B and Pop charts for an amazing seven weeks, and he had a number of additional successes. He announced in 2010 that he was leaving R&B and moving into church work and gospel music. In 2011 he had an album titled…

    Detroit residents protest emergency financial manager law

    Is an emergency financial manager an attack on voting rights?That is exactly what some Detroiters believe.Just one day after Mayor Dave Bing stated an EFM is all but a done deal, protesters took to the streets to call on the Justice Department to intervene.City residents rallied in front of 211 W. Fort Street, where the offices of federal…

    Lenny Kravitz is out as Marvin Gaye in upcoming biopic

    With only weeks to go until filming is set to begin for the Marvin Gaye biopic, Sexual Healing, Deadline.com reports that Lenny Kravitz will not play the late Motown star. This decision is following months of complaints and threats to take legal action against the film from Gaye’s son, Marvin Gaye III. Gaye III told TMZ: T…

    Ciara releases ‘Body Party’ from her upcoming album ‘One Woman Army’

    Ciara is back! After the less than stellar album Basic Instinct was released in 2010, Ciara hit the ground hard and is now ready to release her fifth studio album One Woman Army in June of this year. While her fans wait with bated breath for the new release, she dropped the new single from the album entitled “Body Party”.“Body Party”, which was co-…

    Scroogled E-mail users find Gmail isn’t really free after all

    Think of the most personal e-mail you sent this week. Now imagine d eciding to bcc: the folks at Gmail, because in a world as complicated and open as ours, there really is no longer any need for privacy. Of course that is not true, and none of us would really do that. But the fact of the matter is, for those who have a Gmail…

    Emergency manager and the deafening silence of civic leadership

    Detroit is going through a historical shift both in terms of governance and quality of life, regardless of how that movement is viewed by the many different voices within and outside of the city.The Detroit that once was and is glorified by those who saw the city evolve in many phases before and after the 1967 rebellion, is not the Detroit that is…

    Governor Rick Snyder to Address Detroit Finances

    With less than thirty days left to decide on whether or not Detroit will have an emergency manager, Governor Rick Snyder is set to address the media in an afternoon round table to discuss the city’s finances. Snyder is not expected to make the official announcement, but rather will offer an update on where things currently…

    Jada Pinkett Smith on Learning to Love Will’s Ex

    Blended families are no longer an anomoly in our culture. As such, it is becoming more and more necessary for families to learn to work together and get along to create a postive environement for the children. Jada Pinkett Smith is a pro at managing a blended family, and she had a few choice words to a “friend” who is acting out…

    The New Face of Downtown Detroit

    In a recent study, findings show that downtown’s population is younger, wealthier, better educated and more racially diverse than other areas of Detroit. The Hudson-Webber Foundation report aptly named “7.2 Square Miles” in reference to the area of downtown from the New Center Area to Rivertown chronicles the changing dem…

    Beyonce, Jennifer Hudson reflect heat and haters performance

    Beyoncé sure knows how to light up a stage and get an audience’s adrenaline pumping. Or, to put it another way, no one is better at “gettin’ the party started.”Case in point: The Super Bowl XLVII halftime show. Now that was exciting! Entertainment at its best. Jay-Z said recently that his wife is “the hardest working woman in show business,” and th…

    Will Ronald L. Thompson Be Detroit’s Emergency Manger?

    From highly placed sources comes word that an emergency manager for Detroit is already on stand by, as Gov. Rick Snyder talks to various candidates. That is no surprise to those watching the process closely and others who are resigned to the notion that it is only a matter of time. But for now the only issue in the naming of…

    Hot Valentine’s Day Date Ideas

    Valentine’s Day is tomorrow and you are looking for new ideas to celebrate the day of love and impress your date. Dinner and movie is unimaginative, and with movie prices being $10 a pop $12-$13 for 3D films, it’s expensive. So we have compiled a list of fun ideas to do around Detroit. 1. Ice skating at Campus Martius. Campus…

    Business: Black-owned IC Datacom receives First Step Fund loan

    Let it be known that there is opportunity for the entrepreneurial spirit in Detroit. Black-owned IT firm IC Datacom recently secured a $50,000 small business loan from the First Step Fund. IC Datacom, which houses its office inside of Tech Town, Wayne State University’s business accelerator, is a full service IT company that markets and d…

    Housing Development in Highland Park Nears Completion

    Highland Park is currently undergoing its own Cinderella transformation. Benefitting from the Obama administration’s stimulus package, Highland Park is wrapping up construction on its Neighborhood Stabilization Program II. The $6 million housing development project is a partnership between the City of Highland Park, MSHDA and HUD. Bank Trivium P…