Fri04182014

Reflections: ‘DWTS’ + football stars = success

DWTS

Donald Driver, wide receiver for the Green Bay Packers, last week became the third NFL player  to win first prize on the much-watched “Dancing With The Stars.” His partner was the very gifted Peta Murgatroyd.

Driver is the third professional football player to take home the coveted mirror ball. The first was Emmitt Smith of the Dallas Cowboys,

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Plan To Close Southwestern High School In Detroit Draws Sit-Down Protest

 

Around 30 community members, led by state Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Detroit), blocked traffic on Fort Street at a rally Tuesday evening in front of Southwestern High School, staging a sit-down to protest its scheduled closing.

The recent decision by Detroit Public Schools to keep operating southwest Detroit's Maybury Elementary School has emboldened

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Prominent Detroit judge retires from 36th District Court

Judge Lipscomb A1 May 30

In his usual eloquent and subdued manner, Detroit’s 36th District Court Judge Willie G. Lipscomb, Jr. spent his last days on the bench listening to an array of criminal cases. The only thing different was that he was preparing himself to leave the courtroom for a new and challenging career.  He notes that he has enjoyed nearly 30 years of what he c

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Street Culture vs. Church Power

Street Culture vs. Church Power

The Rev. Marvin Winans’ remark, “I refuse to be afraid of us,” in the wake of the robbery attack on him by four young Black men at a neighborhood gas station on Linwood and Davison, carries a moral truth. 

 is a statement deeply rooted in the belief that we cannot throw our children away or become prisoners in our own communities, afraid to go out

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Novi mayor: State fair coming back to Michigan

Novi Mayor Bobb Gatt announced this morning that the state fair is “coming back to Michigan,” although it has a new name, a new location and no state funding.

• Map of the Great Lakes State Fair

The event, which organizers have named the Great Lakes State Fair, will be held Aug.31-Sept.3 at Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi. Organizers said this

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