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Sweets and Coffee: Two Metro Detroit Shops to Visit

03/07/16

Sweets and Coffee: Two Metro Detroit Shops to Visit

Donyell Farrah-Teal is proud to call herself an "organitarian." It’s a way of life that differentiates her bakery, Piece of Cake Cafe in Southfield, from many others. All the delicious delights—many vegan, sugar-free, gluten-free or all of the above—are made from natural ingredients, including the popular Millionaire Bar, which consists of oatmeal, organic raw honey, organic peanut butter and is topped with Italian chocolate. This is one of Farrah-Teal's favorite treats, but the sweet potato spice cookie and pretzel cake aren't shabby, either. She says the benefits are well worth the couple extra nickels. "It costs in your health if you're not taking care of your body." Visually, Farrah-Teal wanted to incorporate her love...

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Four Family-Friendly Books with Metro Detroit Ties

03/07/16

Four Family-Friendly Books with Metro Detroit Ties

Whether you're a small fry or a seasoned reader, these new family-friendly titles are sure to offer a good mix of both.

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Commemorating the Detroit Urban League's 100 Years of Helping

03/07/16

Commemorating the Detroit Urban League's 100 Years of Helping

The Urban League celebrates a centennial of history and progress in metro Detroit.

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Our Auntie Rosa: The life and legacy of Rosa Parks

03/07/16

Our Auntie Rosa: The life and legacy of Rosa Parks

Sheila McCauley Keys seeks to preserve the life and legacy of civil rights activist -- and her aunt -- Rosa Parks in new book

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To The Bone: An excerpt from Desiree Cooper's New Book 'Know The Mother'

03/07/16

To The Bone: An excerpt from Desiree Cooper's New Book 'Know The Mother'

A searing serving of flash fiction from Detroit writer Desiree Cooper’s new book, Know the Mother

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Heaven Is But a Book Away

03/07/16

Heaven Is But a Book Away

Authors Char Goolsby and Traci Ricks debut their book and brand “Finding Heaven”, providing a safe space for children to just be children

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Seen Photo Gallery: Sphinx Competition Reception

03/07/16

Seen Photo Gallery: Sphinx Competition Reception

The Sphinx Competition, which marked its 20th anniversary in February, brings out the best and brightest in young Black and Latino classical string talent from across the country.

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Kirk Mayes, CEO of Forgotten Harvest

03/07/16

Kirk Mayes, CEO of Forgotten Harvest

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, almost 15 percent of Michigan households struggle with getting food on the table. Forgotten Harvest has been tackling this issue, along with food waste issues, since 1990.

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Presidential candidates are completely ignorant about Detroit

03/04/16

Presidential candidates are completely ignorant about Detroit

When it comes to discussing the Motor City, White House aspirants should either study up or keep their mouths shut

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UPDATE: David Alan Grier will not be the first Black Colonel Sanders

03/03/16

UPDATE: David Alan Grier will not be the first Black Colonel Sanders

Detroit native David Alan Grier announces he’s stepping into the Colonel’s shoes

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