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Pistons go big in 2012 Draft

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JOE DUMARS (From left), Andre Drummond, Khris Middleton, Kim English and coach Lawrence Frank. – Andre Smith photo

From the University of Connecticut the Detroit Pistons in the 2012 NBA Draft selected center Andre Drummond with the ninth overall pick on the first round.

Drummond, 18, is the draft’s second-youngest player, after of course, Anthony D

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Detroit area’s Black high unemployment rate falls

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The Detroit metro region fell from the highest Black unemployment rate in the country to fourth among the nation’s largest cities but it remains very high at 18.1 percent, a new issue brief from the Economic Policy Institute finds.

In 2011, the Black unemployment rate in Detroit was lower than that of Chicago, Los Angeles and Las Vegas — which r

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Calvin Johnson: ‘Right in the mix of the NFL hype machine’

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The NFL dead season is still the alive season. Nobody markets themselves better than the NFL with its hype machine churning constantly all year, but during late June and early July with the offseason workouts completed, the players and coaches scatter to all parts of the globe to wind down a bit before the training camps open in late July.

While

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Spotlight: Tyler Perry

Spotlight: Tyler Perry

Although he is only 42 years old, and made his debut as a film director, producer, screenplay writer, actor, playwright and songwriter in 2005, Tyler Perry’s output has been so prolific — some would call it Herculean — that in several respects he seems like a veteran in the world of filmmaking and play and TV producing.

Clearly Perry, born Emmitt

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Rep. Gary Peters guest speaker at Small business lending forum

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A small business lending forum recently took place in Oak Park with U.S. Rep. Gary Peters (D- Bloomfield Township) as the special guest speaker.

Peters serves on two committees relevant to small business: the Financial Services Committee and the Small Business Committee. The latter oversees the Small Business Administration. He told the business

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