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August 2011

BLAC Detroit
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FEATURES

ENVIRONMENTAL INJUSTICE
Activists stand up to wealthy corporations in an effort to stop the pollution that is harming city citizens

SPECIAL REPORT: BACK TO SCHOOL 2011
Reformers take matters into their own hands, creating schools and innovating programs to provide Detroit youth with the quality education they all deserve

DEPARTMENTS

DISCOVER
Going green with a fashionable Detroit twist, protecting our Great Lakes and turning trash into treasure

PROSPER
Financial expert Glinda Bridgforth explains how to save for retirement

HOMETOWN HERO
Distinguished professor Melba Joyce Boyd, a leading scholar of African-American studies, remains committed to Detroit

WEDDED BLISS
Celebrating the nuptials of local newlyweds

SOUND
LaDarrel Johnson, better known as Saxappeal, talks about the release of his second album, “Unmarketable”

HOT OFF THE SHELF
New books published this month

SEEN
The Hampton University Detroit Alumni Chapter’s party raises funds for scholarships

ACCESS DETROIT
The best events in and around the city

NATIVE
Freda Payne, an entertainer from Detroit with impressive longevity, comes home to perform this month

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