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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…

    Detroit Firefighter Wins National Anthem Contest

    Comerica Bank announced that Detroit Firefighter Martin Rucker has won Comerica’s Home of the Brave National Anthem Singing Contest. Rucker has won the opportunity to sing the National Anthem at the Sept. 22, Detroit Tigers game, 40 tickets to the game and has secured his station, Engine Co. No. 30 in Detroit, a $10,000 grant from Comerica Bank. R…

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    Lions Offense Falters Without Bush

    The Lions seemed to be on pace for their second win of the season Sunday but struggled offensively in the second half going on to lose 25-21 to the Arizona Cardinals. Matthew Stafford threw two touchdowns to Calvin Johnson in the second quarter. Stafford then failed to reach the endzone in the second half. 201 of his 278 passing yards came in…

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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…

    Suh Gets Biggest Fine Ever For Low Block

    Ndamukong Suh was fined on Tuesday by the NFL for his illegal low block on Minnesota Vikings center John Sullivan. Suh was able to avoid suspension but was fined $100,000. It is the biggest fine for an individual play that does not include suspensions.The NFL seems to have raised the stakes due to Suh’s history of fines and suspensions. This…

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    Will Peralta Make The Playoff Roster?

    Jhonny Peralta started pregame workouts Wednesday at U.S. Cellular field. He is only allowed to workout with the Tigers until the gates of the stadium open. Eventually, he will join the Tigers’ instructional league team. It is unclear whether he will join them for workouts or when they start games on the 23rd.Peralta took both ground balls and…

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    Three Black Filmmakers

    Oscar Micheaux would be proud of the progress African-American filmmakers have made in the last 30 years or so, although there is still far to go.For those unfamiliar with Oscar Micheaux, he was a pioneering Black film producer and director. Working against tremendous odds, Micheaux made nearly 50 films from 1919 to 1948.At the time of this…

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    Black Unemployment: Can The GOP Help?

    SPECIAL TO NEW AMERICA MEDIAAfter five years of nonstop bad news regarding Black unemployment, the Obama administration was finally able to celebrate some good news last month, or so it seemed.In July, African-American unemployment dipped to 12.6 percent, a small but significant change from June’s 13.7 percent unemployment rate and substantially l…

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    The Charge To WSU President Wilson

    Wayne State University is Detroit’s pride. Its strategic location in this major African-American city provides the university an unparalleled opportunity to shape Detroit’s educational future while guaranteeing an empowering education to all who come from far and near from across the globe to get a Wayne State education.Aside from being one of the…