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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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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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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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Local Pastry Chef Crystal Smith Competed on TV's Chopped and Won

10/04/17

Local Pastry Chef Crystal Smith Competed on TV's Chopped and Won

The 'Chopped' champ dishes on her success.

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The Farmer's Hand Stocks Its Shelves With Real Food Made By Real People

10/04/17

The Farmer's Hand Stocks Its Shelves With Real Food Made By Real People

Meet the women behind this Corktown spot, which offers locally sourced foods and specialty products.

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At Large: Janee Ayers, Brenda Jones, Beverly Kindle-Walker, Mary D. Waters

10/04/17

At Large: Janee Ayers, Brenda Jones, Beverly Kindle-Walker, Mary D. Waters

The at-large candidates face off. Here's what they had to say about the city.

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District 1: James Tate vs. Tamara 'Liberty' Smith

10/04/17

District 1: James Tate vs. Tamara 'Liberty' Smith

The District 1 city council candidates face off. Here's what they had to say about the city.

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District 4: Latisha Johnson vs. Andre Spivey

10/04/17

District 4: Latisha Johnson vs. Andre Spivey

District 4 (Warren, Conner) hopeful Latisha Johnson challenges incumbent Andre Spivey. Spivey is a seasoned politician and Johnson has worked at Detroit Metro Convention and Visitors Bureau. BLAC chatted with both candidates to discuss the challenges facing Detroit and their district.   Latisha Johnson Age: 42 Education Background: Kettering High School; University of Michigan (Bachelor’s of Finance) Bio: Johnson spent eight years as a senior sales manager at the Detroit Metro Convention and Visitors Bureau, where her primary role was to promote Detroit as a destination for conventions and events. She also worked at the Detroit Marriott in a similar capacity, but specifically touting the hotel, before pursuing a life as an entrepreneur and community...

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Detroit Vegan Soul West Remixes Beloved Flavor

10/04/17

Detroit Vegan Soul West Remixes Beloved Flavor

Whether you're vegan or not, this local eatery offers tasty options for all diners.

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Incumbent Janice Winfrey Competes To Keep Her Job As Detroit City Clerk

10/04/17

Incumbent Janice Winfrey Competes To Keep Her Job As Detroit City Clerk

espiteD last November's snafu, City Clerk Janice Winfrey says past issues have been fixed and that with years of experience behind her, she's ready for what lies ahead. Past Experience: Three terms as Detroit City Clerk  Education Background: Cass Technical High School; Eastern Michigan University (B.S. Public Administration); Wayne State University (Certification in Math) On her experience as city clerk... Of course my decades of experience as a clerk of the city of Detroit is what propels my candidacy – and it makes me the proven leader and the best choice for the position. I've always received rave reviews after every election, after 25 elections. November 2016 was the only one where I didn't get the rave reviews, but again, we learned from...

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