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Deputy Mayor Ike McKinnon to retire

04/20/16

Deputy Mayor Ike McKinnon to retire

The one-time police chief has served city for more than 50 years

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'Black, Female and Wealth' forum examines state of Black wealth

04/15/16

'Black, Female and Wealth' forum examines state of Black wealth

NanaDansoa Paintsil's goal is to be an "advocate for wealth within underserved communities and wage equality for women of color."

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Playwright Dominique Morriseau kicks off upcoming production with an open conversation at The Wright

04/14/16

Playwright Dominique Morriseau kicks off upcoming production with an open conversation at The Wright

Panelists include Blair Underwood and Ruben Santiago-Hudson

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Have happy hour with BuzzFeed's "Another Round" tonight

04/14/16

Have happy hour with BuzzFeed's "Another Round" tonight

The wildly popular BuzzFeed podcast does a live taping in Ann Arbor today.

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Documentary explores Detroit through hip-hop

04/12/16

Documentary explores Detroit through hip-hop

Big Sean, Danny Brown, Dej Loaf and others are featured.

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Minority contractors sought to tear down Detroit blight

04/12/16

Minority contractors sought to tear down Detroit blight

A new program announced this week seeks to create opportunities for contractors based in the city.

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Let's count the Black people in Pure Michigan's newest Detroit ad

04/11/16

Let's count the Black people in Pure Michigan's newest Detroit ad

Is this video fully reflective of downtown Detroit, or are we just crazy?

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Former City Councilman Rev. Nicholas Hood, Sr., dies at age 92

04/11/16

Former City Councilman Rev. Nicholas Hood, Sr., dies at age 92

Former Detroit city councilman Rev. Nicholas Hood Sr., died Sunday. He was 92. His youngest son, political strategist and TV host Steve Hood, confirmed his father’s death on Facebook, Sunday evening, while his oldest son Nicholas Hood, III wrote a heartfelt blog post about his father’s death on his website. "I kept reminding myself that he had lived a good life for 92 years and had accomplished much more than most of us could in four lifetimes," the elder Hood writes, referring to his father’s lengthy list of accomplishments. Hood was elected to Detroit City Council in 1965 and served for 28 years, only the second black councilor at the time. Per a biography on the Hood family website, the councilman oversaw efforts to recruit Black firefighters...

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Fulfilling my Egyptian promise

04/07/16

Fulfilling my Egyptian promise

Photographer Monica Morgan heads out on another fabulous expedition, this time along the sands of Cairo

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Mary Wilson talks DSO engagement, Brewster Projects, missing Supremes gowns

04/07/16

Mary Wilson talks DSO engagement, Brewster Projects, missing Supremes gowns

The Motown legend will be performing three shows at the Detroit Symphony Orchestra this week

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