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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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    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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    Honest Government Is Better Detroit

    Innovative good governance summit to address public trust, private sector role Detroit, there is an urgent need for an open, transparent and an integrity driven government at city hall, especially at a time when Detroit, come November, will be seeking political leadership in a new mayor and new city council by districts.Truth be told, Detroit has…

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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…

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    King family kids in need of rescue?

    It was only a couple of weeks ago that the celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Justice began with recognitions from Presidents Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Jimmy Carter to political and civic leaders. And all throughout this year several organizations, institutions and individuals will be remembering the…

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    Rescuing The King Family

    Time for eminent persons group to mediate money battle It was only two weeks ago that the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Justice began with tributes from Presidents Barack Obama, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter to political and civic leaders.And throughout this year several organizations, institutions and…

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    Are You Ready For Obamacare?

    The Affordable Care Act includes provisions intended to improve access to health insurance coverage and ensure that such coverage provides essential health benefits for adolescents and young adults. Several of these provisions are already in effect for most plans, including requirements to cover preventive services without cost-sharing, a…

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    Detroit Officer Dies In Flint

    Detroit Police are grieving the loss of one of their veteran police officers.According to Fox 2 News:The department says Rodney Jones, 49, was competing in ‘Bikes on Bricks’ in Flint Saturday afternoon when he suddenly stopped his bike and collapsed. Medics rushed the 28-year veteran to Hurley Medical Center where he was later pronounced dead….

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    Lee Daniels: Making Movies His Way

    Producer/director Lee Daniels, whose film “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” has taken in well over $100 million at the box office, is not a man of fear, or of conformity.People can debate his work…praise it…criticize it…dissect it…embrace it…dismiss it.That matters little. What counts most is personal and artistic gratification.”When I make…

    The Gaye/Thick Drama Continues

    Page 1 of 2There is no doubt that “Blurred Lines” by White R&B singer Robin Thicke, who has long been popular in the Black community, is one of the most exciting songs of the year, and also without doubt the hottest recording of the summer.Moreover, it found full acceptance on both Pop and R&B stations and the charts, reaching and holding…