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    Special Teams Errors Cost Lions

    Mike Nugent’s 54 yard field goal as time expired gave the Bengals a 27-24 victory over the Lions. This was set up by a poor 28 yard punt by Sam Martin. Nugent had already missed one field goal but was able to make his longest attempt when the game was on the line.Sam Martin has been spectacular for the Lions minus his last punt. The fifth round…

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    What Mama didn’t know (and did know)

    Without question, “Remembering Whitney” by Cissy Houston is one of the most captivating, incisive, honest and informative books ever written. In addition to learning so much about her superstar daughter Whitney, who was on her way to becoming an icon, the book provides plenty of information on Cissy Houston, a star in her own right, and provides an…

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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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    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….

    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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    Lions Dominate Injury Plagued Bills

    The first team offense may not have scored but Shaun Hill led the Lions to two first quarter touchdowns. The first was an eight yard pass to Patrick Edwards and the second was a six yard pass to Kris Durham. After the first quarter it was all Kellen Moore at quarterback. Matt Stafford threw six times and only completed one. Very little blame…

    Fast Food Worker Strike Update

    Page 1 of 2 A Lincoln Park Checkers was forced to close and a Southfield McDonald’s was the site of a strike after workers at both restaurants walked off the job Tuesday night. The Checkers was shuttered around 10:30 p.m.. The actions were part of the D15 campaign, which seeks a $15 hourly wage and for workers to be able to form a union without…

    Maclin and Pitta Out for Season, Lions Nursing Smaller Injuries

    Page 1 of 2Training camps have started around the NFL and two teams have already lost major offensive weapons. The Philadelphia Eagles have lost Jeremy Maclin to a torn ACL. He was injured during practice Saturday during a seven-on-seven drill and was carted off the field. Maclin led the team in receptions, touchdowns and receiving yards last year….

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    Fantasia: The Truimps And Travails

    In 2004, Fantasia sang a song on “American Idol” that riveted viewers to the screen, touched hearts and brought tears.Ironically, Fantasia said she had never heard “Summertime” before, yet she sang the classic George Gershwin composition, that she somehow felt a connection to, with a passion that was stunning.The performance was so outstanding…

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    John Legend Is Here To Stay

    When certain artists arrive on the recording scene, it is immediately evident that they will have an enduring presence. For example, Beyoncé, Usher, Mariah Carey, Justin Timberlake and Alicia Keys. And there are plenty of reasons why artists such as Smokey Robinson, Prince, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder and Gladys Knight are still going strong.Joh…

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    Mary J. Blige: From Ghetto To Glam Superstar

    From a career — and physical — standpoint, the years have been good to Mary J. Blige. When you look at her today, and tune in to what she has to say, in some respects it is hard to believe that this is the same lady who emerged in 1992 with an album titled “What’s the 411?” produced by Sean “Puffy” Combs.Blige was from the Bronx, New York, from a…

    Candice Glover, ‘American Idol’ winner

    A God-given, awesome voice. Consistently excellence performances. Poise. Charming personality. Professionalism. Dazzling smile. Candice Glover just had to emerge the winner in season 12 of “American Idol.” Anything less would have been a travesty. The announcement was made on Thursday night, May 16, on the popular sho…

    Gladys Knight Recalls Gambling Addiction

    It can happen to anyone, even the biggest celebrities. Gladys Knight is a music icon, having given the public such classics as “Midnight Train to Georgia,” “If I Were Your Woman,” “I Heard It Through the Grapevine” (the Gladys Knight and the Pips version came out before Marvin Gaye’s) and “Best Thing That Ever Ha…