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    Government Shutdown – No End In Sight

    Washington (CNN) — After weeks of talking past each other, congressional leaders and President Barack Obama talked to each other Wednesday evening — only to emerge evidently no closer to a deal to halt the government’s budget stalemate.The White House meeting, coming a day after the start of the federal government shutdown, served at least one…

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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…

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    50 Years Later, Our March Goes On

    Posted From White House.gov on August 24, 2013It was an honor to speak at the National Action to Realize the Dream March this morning to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.Fifty years ago, Dr. King shared his dream with the world and described his vision for a society that offered, and delivered, the promise of equal…

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    NAACP Petition Seeking City Council Support

    The NAACP petition calling for federal charges against George Zimmerman in the murder of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin may have the support of Detroit City Council.Sources report that Councilwoman JoAnn Watson is expected to propose the resolution at city council’s meeting on Tuesday, supporting the petition that calls for civil rights violations be f…

    Happy for Halle, but…

    Happy for Halle, but…

    News that Halle Berry had married actor Olivier Martinez in his native France on July 13 made international headlines, and most people were (and remain) happy for her.However, the Academy Award-winning actress has a history of marriages and relationships that have gone sour.The last relationship, with model Gabriel Aubrey, got particularly nasty….

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    Detroit Fireworks PANIC

    As is tradition, the annual International Freedom Festival fireworks show over the Detroit River Monday evening was spectacular. And as is, unfortunately, becoming a tradition, people literally panicked at the prospect that someone could have been shot at the fireworks. Even though no shots were actually fired and, but for an isolated incident…

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    UPDATE: Duggan Court of Appeals Decision

    UPDATE: After receiving word that the Michigan Court of Appeals has affirmed Judge Popke’s ruling that he is ineligible to appear on the August 6th ballot for Mayor, Mike Duggan will take the rest of today to consider his options and address the media at 10:00 AM Wednesday, June 19, 2012 at his campaign headquarters at 2751 E. Jefferson Ave.Accordi…

    Quadruple Threat, and a Blessing

    These are not the best of times with regard to awesomely talented, absolutely unique artists, which is why the ongoing presence of Jill Scott is so important. Scott, who is from Philadelphia, has been a solid success in every venture. That is, as singer, songwriter, poet and actress. Scott’s debut album,…

    Homegoing For Jamil Foster

    Jamil was my son, my friend and my travel buddy. We did just about everything together, but even now I realize how much more that I could have done with him. I write this with a very heavy heart because I chose work over spending time with him and our family over the weekend. I believed that I would have more time to spend with him if I…