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Marvin Gaye Remembered

Marvin Gaye Remembered

One sure sign that a recording star is an icon is that their work is beyond time restrictions. The music, like the overall impact of the artist, is forever.

So it is with Marvin Gaye, a giant among giants, and one of the most important artists in the history of music and certainly of Motown.

But he was also a “trouble man” and a “stubborn kind of fel

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  • Written by The Michigan Chronicle
  • Category: Detroit

Halting Homicide

Halting Homicide

Stop the blame game. That’s the message of Luther Keith, the executive director of ARISE Detroit, a 400-member neighborhood advocacy organization.

“Despite the many marches, various protests and prayer vigils surrounding the issue of community homicide and violence — it persists, seemingly unabated by our actions,” says Keith.

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  • Written by The Michigan Chronicle
  • Category: Detroit

Can healthy trees help cities fight crime?

Can healthy trees help cities fight crime?

Graceful elm trees once lined the streets of Detroit, forming vaulted tunnels of shade through most neighborhoods. But that all changed when the Dutch elm beetle arrived in the United States in 1930 and pretty much wiped out most of Detroit’s tree canopy by 1980.

The next major devastation to the city’s tree canopy occurred a

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  • Written by The Michigan Chronicle
  • Category: Detroit

Crime in the black community: Enough Already!

Crime in the black community: Enough Already!

The loss of a life to senseless acts of violence is hard to cope with, but it is exceptionally hard when we have to own up to our own culpability. black on black violence has become our community’s ill-hidden dirty little secret.

Of the 386 criminal homicides in Detroit reported in 2012, 88 percent were committed within our own homes.
Our silence

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  • Written by The Michigan Chronicle
  • Category: Detroit