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If You're Looking for an Anime-zing Time, Youmacon is the Place to Be

10/04/17

If You're Looking for an Anime-zing Time, Youmacon is the Place to Be

Over 20,000 anime lovers, gamers and "cosplayers" will flood Cobo Center and downtown Marriott.

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The Lighter Side of the 2017 Detroit Election

10/04/17

The Lighter Side of the 2017 Detroit Election

Let's skip the standard politics for a moment. BLAC tossed candidates a few fun questions to get their take on music, food, time travel and more.

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District 7: Gabe Leland vs. Regina Ross

10/04/17

District 7: Gabe Leland vs. Regina Ross

Comprised of Detroit's west side, District 7 (Warren, Joy Road) incumbent Gabe Leland will be challenged by Regina Ross. Leland is a seasoned politician and Ross is currently serving as the program director for Wayne State University and for Detroit Public Schools. BLAC chatted with both candidates to discuss the challenges facing Detroit and their district.    Gabe Leland Age: 34 Education Background: Central Michigan University (Public Administration with a focus in Community Development) Bio: Leland is the current city council member, elected in 2013. He served as a House Representative from 2004 until 2010, during such time, Leland worked on the M-1 Rail legislation, brought important infrastructure dollars to Detroit, helped homeowners...

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Mayor Mike Duggan Makes His Pitch for a Second Term

10/04/17

Mayor Mike Duggan Makes His Pitch for a Second Term

What will he do the second time around? Here's what he had to say about his plans for the city.

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Hopeful Garlin Gilchrist II Competes For The Job of Detroit City Clerk

10/04/17

Hopeful Garlin Gilchrist II Competes For The Job of Detroit City Clerk

Former Moveon.org organizer, Garlin Gilchrist II says he's young but properly prepared to take on the job of Detroit's next city clerk. Past Experience: Political organizer for Moveon.org, City of Detroit Director of Innovation and Emerging Technology Education Background: Farmington High School, University of Michigan (B.S.E. Computer Engineering, B.S.E. Computer Science in Engineering) On what he'd bring to the position... It's important that we have a city clerk that is really energetic and really passionate about serving the needs of all Detroiters, not only voters but also everyone who is active in decision-making in our neighborhoods. And I believe young people in Detroit are hungry for more information about what the government does and...

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District 2: Roy McCalister Jr. vs. Virgil Smith

10/04/17

District 2: Roy McCalister Jr. vs. Virgil Smith

The District 2 city council candidates face off. Here's what they had to say about the city.

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District 3: Scott Benson vs. Russ Bellant

10/04/17

District 3: Scott Benson vs. Russ Bellant

The District 3 candidates face off. Here's what they had to say about the city.

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District 6: Tyrone Carter vs. Raquel Castaneda-Lopez

10/04/17

District 6: Tyrone Carter vs. Raquel Castaneda-Lopez

District 6 (Dix, Fort Street) hopeful Tyrone Carter challenges incumbent Raquel Castaneda-Lopez. Castaneda-Lopez is a seasoned politician and Carter is a retired Wayne County Sheriff’s Office executive lieutenant. BLAC chatted with both candidates to discuss the challenges facing Detroit and their district.   Tyrone Carter Age: 55 Education Background: Southwestern High School; Central Michigan University; Wayne County Sheriff’s Police Academy; FBI National Academy Bio: Carter spent 25 years with the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office and retired as an Executive Lieutenant in 2008. He also mentors young Detroiters and has worked with the AmeriCorps Urban Safety Summer Youth Program at Wayne State University. Carter is currently president...

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District 5: Mary Sheffield vs. Jewel Ware

10/04/17

District 5: Mary Sheffield vs. Jewel Ware

District 5 (Mack, East Grand Boulevard) hopeful Jewel Ware challenges incumbent Mary Sheffield. Sheffield is a seasoned politician and Ware is the current Wayne County Commissioner for District 2. BLAC chatted with both candidates to discuss the challenges facing Detroit and their district.   Mary Sheffield Age: 30 Education Background: Wayne State University (B.A. in Public Affairs); Central Michigan University (M.S. in Public Administration) Bio: Sheffield is the current city councilwoman for District 5, elected in 2013, the youngest ever chosen. In addition to serving on multiple committees, she is a member of the Detroit Association of Black Organizations and a youth coordinator of the Detroit Ecumenical Ministers Alliance. Sheffield mentors young,...

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Free Mammograms Help Local Women Prioritize Health

10/04/17

Free Mammograms Help Local Women Prioritize Health

The screenings, offered to hundreds of women by UAW-Ford, emphasize the importance of early breast cancer detection.

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