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    India Arie says she did not bleach her skin

    “Brown Skin” singer India Arie says that she did not bleach her skin despite appearing shades lighter on the cover her new single “Cocoa Butter.” The R&B, soul singer has been a strong advocate for black beauty and loving natural skin and hair, however fans were outraged when she appeared visibly lighter on the cover than she had been pre…

    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 …

    Mayor Bing: State Treasurer sent mixed messages to Detroit

    Detroit Mayor Dave Bing, in an exclusive interview with Bankole Thompson last week in his office, charged that State Treasurer Andy Dillon sent mixed messages to different Detroit civic groups, lamenting that he wished Dillon had been straightforward in his meetings with various government and civic organs in the city. Bing also said…

    U.S. Attorney in Kilpatrick trial… pension fund, others next

    Barbara McQuade, the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan, whose office prosecuted one of the largest public corruption cases in Detroit’s history that was dubbed “the Kilpatrick Enterprise,” that resulted in a guilty verdict by a federal jury today, told journalists at her office this afternoon that there are some pending c…

    Institution for Population Health promotes awareness

    Health and wellness are areas that tend to take a backseat to the stresses of everyday living. We get so caught up in the “hustle and bustle” of our routines that we forget to take care of what matters most. We tend to stop and only pay attention to our bodies when something is wrong. Yet, prevention goes a long way to ensure that we live long and…

    Daylight savings time can affect your heart

    It’s that time of the year again! This weekend, set your clock an hour forward for daylight savings. The mornings get brighter and the nights get longer. Unfortunately, the days get shorter, or at it least it seems that way. Did you know that losing an hour of sleep might be dangerous for your health?Sleep deprivation has long been known to…

    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…

    Deadline set for Detroit to appeal Governor Snyder’s decision

    March 11 has been announced as the official deadline for the city to appeal Governor Snyder’s declaration that Detroit is in a financial emergency.The governor’s latest announcement is one that could lead to the appointment of an emergency financial manager. Not everyone in the city wants to see that happen, and some plan to fight any attempt at…

    Detroit’s cash crisis

    According to the Detroit Financial Review Team, Detroit’s financial situation is so grave that there is an expected cumulative deficit in excess of $100 million by June if no financial countermeasures are adopted to stop the depletion of cash.The anticipated unanimous report from the six-member review board created under Public Act 72 of 1990…

    NAACP Detroit branch says state should partner with city, not oversee it

    The largest city in Michigan now faces the possibility of having to surrender its control over to state government. Is that the only solution to Detroit’s troubles?In the midst of mounting financial woe, it is yet and still apparent that many of the city’s residents don’t want to see local elected officials lose their power.Detroit’s NAACP held a…

    New study links lead poisoning to low test scores among Detroit students

    Learning can be just as much a physical process as it is psychological. Most of us are no stranger to the fact that environmental factors can impact our ability to concentrate.One powerful ecological threat to students is on the rise in Detroit. With some of the highest levels of lead poisoning in the nation, children in the city’s public schools…

    Janet Jackson Married!

    Janet Jackson and Wissam Al Mana tied the knot! It had been rumored that the lovebirds would get married in Qatar later this year, but we now know that the couple got married last year. “The rumors regarding an extravagant wedding are simply not true. Last year we were married in a quiet, private and beautiful ceremony,” the cou…

    investing for wealth makes sense

    There is a theory on Wall Street that goes something like this: If you follow the crowd and buy the hot investment of the day, chances are you’ll be scooping up shares when most others are about to sell. This natural tendency to buy when everyone is euphoric can have you buying at the wrong time and not buying when you should.Investors often jump…

    ’50 Shades of Grey’ movie due out next summer

    The adult romance novel 50 Shades of Grey is following a trend in Hollywood and will in fact be made into a film that could be in theaters as soon as the summer of 2014. Adam Fogelson, chairman of Universal Pictures has confirmed that production is moving quickly, but methodically.”I don’t believe that [EL James] had any interest in going to a…

    Local Community Leader Rallies Support for Tonya Battle

    The civil rights movement of the 60′s might be over half a century in our rear view, but how far have we really come? A nurse’s case against a medical center in Flint, MI again reminds us that the society in which we live is hardly color blind. Tonya Battle has filed a lawsuit against Hurley Hospital for being barred from…

    Music review: Grant Lyle brings some beauty to the blues

    The blues is about feeling. It’s about locale. A state of mind. But mostly, it’s about digging in, expressing pain, celebrating the sensual, mapping out life in a 12-bar structure. Grant Lyle might be playing the blues, but there’s a progressive spirit that elevates his latest album, “So There,” to much higher ground. While far from p…