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Let's revisit Frederick Douglass' historic Detroit visits

02/02/17

Let's revisit Frederick Douglass' historic Detroit visits

OK, maybe not everyone knows who Frederick Douglass is, but we in Detroit certainly do. After all, the legendary abolitionist’s name is scattered about in a few places around town, from the Douglass branch of the Detroit Public Library on the city’s west side to the Douglass Academy for Young Men, a Detroit public high school. Not always top of mind is Douglass’ actual activities in Detroit while he was still living. (He is dead, but again – do certain people currently in power actually realize that?) Douglass made a historic visit to Detroit’s city hall in 1859 – in the midst of the Civil War -- during a nationwide tour lecturing on abolition. Per “This is Detroit, 1701-2001”: That evening, he talked about the moral dilemma of slavery...

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Eleven Detroit streets named after slaveowners

02/01/17

Eleven Detroit streets named after slaveowners

Many of Detroit's earliest settlers -- and most prominent families -- owned slaves during the city's earliest days.

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The Bridge temporarily closes, plots April move and re-opening

01/31/17

The Bridge temporarily closes, plots April move and re-opening

The popular soul food and brunch spot is looking for a new home.

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Bell Biv Devoe to perform at Chene Park this summer; tickets on sale Friday

01/30/17

Bell Biv Devoe to perform at Chene Park this summer; tickets on sale Friday

The group will perform with special guests En Vogue and SWV

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Trump's actions are 'not who we are as Americans,' Duggan says

01/30/17

Trump's actions are 'not who we are as Americans,' Duggan says

The mayor emphasizes that Detroit will remain a Welcoming City, though that does not have the same provisions as a sanctuary city.

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Billboard claims ‘black people are being pushed out of Detroit’

01/25/17

Billboard claims ‘black people are being pushed out of Detroit’

The eye-catching ad is promotion for a new film about gentrification

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This is the most important part of 'The New Edition Story'

01/25/17

This is the most important part of 'The New Edition Story'

Detroit got a shout-out, but here's why.

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Detroit artists look to 'redefine the black body'

01/25/17

Detroit artists look to 'redefine the black body'

More than 30 artists hope to confront negative stereotypes of blacks in American culture.

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Bored racist with nothing better to do trolls U-M’s black students

01/24/17

Bored racist with nothing better to do trolls U-M’s black students

An online incident highlights the struggles black students face at the University of Michigan

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Please watch these 'New Dance Show' dancers work it out to New Edition's music

01/24/17

Please watch these 'New Dance Show' dancers work it out to New Edition's music

Humpin' around at Club Brotherhood.

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