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Four Tops' Abdul 'Duke' Fakir just can't stay away from the stage

03/17/17

Four Tops' Abdul 'Duke' Fakir just can't stay away from the stage

While his peers head into retirement, the legendary Motown alum says he doesn't want a life of couch-sitting.

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VIDEO: #1967at50 with Jamon Jordan (pt. 2)

03/16/17

VIDEO: #1967at50 with Jamon Jordan (pt. 2)

Black Scroll Network founder and historian Jamon Jordan shares the story of Caroline French and Ruthie Blackburn.

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Will Detroit media ever lift black businesses up to the same level as Sister Pie?

03/14/17

Will Detroit media ever lift black businesses up to the same level as Sister Pie?

I really, really don't need to read yet another story about Sister Pie when there are so many other businesses to hear from.

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Black Women Rock returns for its 13th year

03/13/17

Black Women Rock returns for its 13th year

The annual Detroit event celebrates black women and their contributions to rock music

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Vanessa Williams offers guidance, wise words to Goodwill in Detroit

03/09/17

Vanessa Williams offers guidance, wise words to Goodwill in Detroit

She knows a thing or two about being offered a second chance.

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Go ahead, treat yourself to salt

03/09/17

Go ahead, treat yourself to salt

Here are some sweet-and-salty Nigerian recipes that embrace one of the world's oldest ingredients.

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Sarah Elizabeth Ray, Detroit’s Other Rosa Parks

03/08/17

Sarah Elizabeth Ray, Detroit’s Other Rosa Parks

The forgotten story behind integrating the Bob-Lo Boat

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New chicken and waffle restaurant opens in Detroit

03/07/17

New chicken and waffle restaurant opens in Detroit

Mighty Wing Shop serves up Detroit’s biggest waffles

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One-man show about Emmett Till comes to Clinton Township

03/07/17

One-man show about Emmett Till comes to Clinton Township

Award-winning actor Mike Wiley performs his one-man show in Metro Detroit for the first time this month with Dar He, the story of slain black teenager Emmett Till whose tragedy was a turning point in the civil rights era. The meaning behind the title of Wiley’s show stems from a comment from Emmett’s uncle Mose Wright, who identified the murderers of his nephew in court by pointing to them and saying, “Dar he.” 14-year-old Emmett was visiting relatives in Mississippi from Chicago when he was accused of whistling at a white woman inside a store. He was kidnapped, tortured and murdered by the woman’s husband and brother; photos of his battered body from his open-casket funeral galvanized black Americans at the time. Wiley, 44, grew up in southwest...

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The Shrine of the Black Madonna celebrates 50 years

03/07/17

The Shrine of the Black Madonna celebrates 50 years

Fifty years after inception, the Shrine of the Black Madonna stands strong – and Bishop Albert Cleage’s vision for blacks is still clear.

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