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Wayne State University is Unique, President M. Roy Wilson Says

10/03/13

Wayne State University is Unique, President M. Roy Wilson Says

The new leader of WSU discussed the advantages and challenges his college has over others in his first public address on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013.

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Stage Play Bronzeville Gold Depicts Black Life in Great Depression

10/02/13

Stage Play Bronzeville Gold Depicts Black Life in Great Depression

This local stage production, which is set in the 1930s, will have its premiere in Detroit on Oct. 10, 2013.

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RoboCop Statue to Protect Detroit in Summer 2014

09/26/13

RoboCop Statue to Protect Detroit in Summer 2014

After raising $67,436 in a kickstarter campaign, the finished bronze figure of the fictional sci-fi character will be unveiled in the Motor City.

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Bianca Jones Memorial Orchard Honors Missing Detroit Girl

09/25/13

Bianca Jones Memorial Orchard Honors Missing Detroit Girl

Michigan Urban Farming Initiative's new farm space keeps a mother's hope alive and offers food and nutrition to other young children who live in the community.

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Detroit Civil Rights Leaders Fear Stop-and-Frisk Program in City

09/24/13

Detroit Civil Rights Leaders Fear Stop-and-Frisk Program in City

Local leaders gathered to speak out against ideas of a similar policy in the Motor City and its connection with wealthy elites

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Genealogy Roadshow, New PBS Series, Tracks Family History

09/23/13

Genealogy Roadshow, New PBS Series, Tracks Family History

Curious about ancestry? This show, airing Sept. 23-Oct. 14, 2013, travels the country to get answers – and features a Detroit based episode on Sept. 30.

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Detroit Restaurant Week Offers Early-Fall Dining Deals

09/23/13

Detroit Restaurant Week Offers Early-Fall Dining Deals

Ready to harvest the Motor City's best feasts? Treat yourself to a meal at 18 of the city's premier restaurants at this event that runs Sept. 20-29, 2013.

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Detroit Urban Farming Initiative Boosts Healthy Eating

09/09/13

Detroit Urban Farming Initiative Boosts Healthy Eating

The Michigan Urban Farming Initiative partners with Detroit's Whole Foods for 'volunteer days' to expose Detroiters of all ages to the food harvesting process

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Community Leader Jesse A. Cole Hosts Conference for Youth

09/05/13

Community Leader Jesse A. Cole Hosts Conference for Youth

The KING Camp Conference, which kicks off Sept. 2, 2013, mentors young men and helps enhance personal and professional development

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Coleman A. Young Elementary Students Return to Remodeled Library This Fall

09/05/13

Coleman A. Young Elementary Students Return to Remodeled Library This Fall

Students at the Detroit school will return to a newly remodeled library this school year after its unveiling on Sept. 12, 2013.

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