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Teen HYPE hosts 'An Evening in Paradise Valley'

08/11/16

Teen HYPE hosts 'An Evening in Paradise Valley'

The nonprofit's annual charity benefit will help the organization continue to provide much-needed services to Detroit youth.

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PHOTOS: How Jazz on the Ave makes a difference on Detroit's west side

08/11/16

PHOTOS: How Jazz on the Ave makes a difference on Detroit's west side

"This is another example of the people of Livernois working together, for the betterment of Livernois."

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Here’s how you can help decide what could happen with Northland

08/10/16

Here’s how you can help decide what could happen with Northland

The city of Southfield invites the community to “imagine the possibilities”

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Detroit Speaks steps up to give kids in the city a voice

08/09/16

Detroit Speaks steps up to give kids in the city a voice

The organization, founded by three Southfield Lathrup grads, aids students on the path to higher education and other opportunities.

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Blacks and Arabs: The Conversation

08/05/16

Blacks and Arabs: The Conversation

We both have numbers in the city. Our paths to this place have parallels. And our communities have been profiled, misunderstood and vilified. So why can’t we relate to each other better and bridge the gap that divides us?

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What to expect from the new Detroit Public Schools Community District

08/05/16

What to expect from the new Detroit Public Schools Community District

Detroit parents will be sending their kids to the new Detroit Public Schools Community District this fall, buoyed by an optimistic superintendent who teachers seem to trust. What does this Detroit school shake-up mean – and is it a remedy for the city’s public school plight?

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POV: Defining 'the Arab'

08/05/16

POV: Defining 'the Arab'

The intersection of black, Arab and Muslim

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Toson Knight, President and Founder of Caught Up Mentoring

08/05/16

Toson Knight, President and Founder of Caught Up Mentoring

Celebrating a year of servicing Detroit’s youth, Caught Up Mentoring has already helped 150 kids through four programs and has no plans of slowing down

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Kola Lounge brings a taste of the Motherland

08/05/16

Kola Lounge brings a taste of the Motherland

Kola Lounge is metro Detroit’s port of call for authentic West African and Caribbean cuisine.

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Belle Isle: Still Part of the Family

08/05/16

Belle Isle: Still Part of the Family

By the time you read this, I will have barely recovered from the 37th annual Cooper Family Reunion. My dad, the baby of 13 children, was raised in an abandoned church in Littleton, Virginia. He is now 82, which means that I have about fifty-leven cousins that I get to see or meet for the first time every year when I go back to the Mid-Atlantic. Our reunions are highly organized affairs, complete with officers, business meetings, family dues, a banquet that includes awards and scholarships, and a church service. It’s been a staple of my summers for most of my adult life. Growing up, my son used to relish sitting at the honorary table like an O.C. (Original Cooper) and listening to stories about chopping cotton, sharecropping, and life without basic amenities like electricity and...

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