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New-Look Detroit Pistons, Fox Sports Detroit Tap Rapper Big Sean for New Promo [Video]

Rapper featured in 'Together We Can' Commercial

The Pistons are expected to be much improved this season

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Lincoln Gives Back with Mike Epps and Big Sean

The annual charity event distributed more than 600 turkeys, 100 hams and other holiday dinner items to Detroit residents

Lincoln Motor Company teamed with some of the biggest names in the worlds of sports…

By Kimberly Wilson

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City of Detroit CFO Resigns After Distasteful Trayvon Martin Comment

Jim Bonsall, the former CFO of Detroit, resigned amidst an investigation into distasteful comments referring to Trayvon Martin.

Detroit CFO, Jim Bonsall was reported asking “if he could shoot someone in a hoodie”

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Young Detroit Entrepreneur Creates Luxury Hair Extensions Line Limelight Extensions

Detroit Entrepreneur Creates Luxury Hair Extensions Line

Miranda Jade Plater launches a new luxury hair extensions brand

Entrepreneur Miranda Jade Plater launches a new luxury hair extensions brand even in the midst…

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Detroit Bankruptcy Turns Spotlight to Business Development

Detroit Bankruptcy Turns Spotlight to Business Development

Private sector Marshall's on as city faces harsh financial realities

The City of Detroit’s filing of Chapter 9 bankruptcy may be a blessing in disguise…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Detroit Bankruptcy Turns Spotlight to Business Development

With Few Options, City of Detroit Files for Bankruptcy

City is largest municipality to file

Detroit’s 16-page petition was filed in its U.S. Bankruptcy Court

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Mistrial Declared for Detroit Cop Who Killed 7 Year Old Girl

The raid in which the 7 year old was killed was videotaped for the TV show 'The First 48'

Jury could not agree on manslaughter charges in Detroit cop trial

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Detroit Bankruptcy Turns Spotlight to Business Development

On Brink of Bankruptcy, Detroit Stops Debt Payments, Cuts Pensions

Detroit owes over $2 billion to creditors

Detroit’s emergency manager says the city is on the brink of financial ruin

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Grandmother Witnesses Cop Kill Sleeping Girl, 7

Officer testifies the grandmother may have bumped him or grabbed his gun

Girl was killed in 2010 when police raided the wrong Detroit apartment in search of…

By Aaron Morrison

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Detroit Bankruptcy Turns Spotlight to Business Development

Report Paints Grim Financial Picture for City of Detroit

Pension funds, borrowing capabilities in disarray

The report was completed by Washington, D.C.- based bankruptcy lawyer Kevyn D. Orr, who was…

By Darren Sands

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Detroit Takes Top 3 Spots on Most Dangerous Neighborhoods List

Experts say high unemployment and easy access to guns are a problem

Detroit is the most dangerous city in America, according to new study

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Detroit Woman Gets Infection from Illegal Butt Injection

Illegal butt injections can be lethal

Woman’s quest for bigger butt ends tragically

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Detroit Homeowner Threatens Potential Squatters With Gunshots

If your home is vacant in Detroit chances are someone will treat it like their home.

Detroit homeowners face squatters who make their homes their own

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Despite Protests, Emergency Financial Manager to Take Over Detroit

Protesters say state officials have ignored the public's strong opposition to the takeover

Protesters in Detroit express displeasure at Emergency Financial Manager appointment

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Could Emergency Financial Management in Detroit Hurt Blacks?

Is Detroit doomed?

The state of Michigan is threatening to take over Detroit

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Kwame Kilpatrick Found Guilty in Federal Trial

Kwame Kilpatrick stepped down as mayor of Detroit in 2008

Former Detroit mayor found guilty of racketeering and extortion in federal court

By Makkada B. Selah

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Missing Detroit Woman’s Death Ruled a Homicide

Detroit missing woman body found with bullet wound in the back of head.

What a sad story

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“My Brother Marvin” Play on Singer Marvin Gaye Debuts in Detroit

Zeola “Sweetsie” Gaye, Marvin's sister, shows you her brother's life, through her eyes

Play debuts in the Motor City this week

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Jazz Trumpeter Donald Byrd Dies At 80

Famed jazz musician has passed away

Did you listen to Byrd’s music?

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Oldest African-American Person Alive Dies at 113

She was born in 1899.

Hines worked as a riveter during World War II, raised three children and owned a…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Kwame Kilpatrick Spends Weekend in Jail

The Michigan Corrections Department facility was former mayor Kwame Kilpatrick's home for a few days.

What is your opinion of Kilpatrick?

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Dr. Detroit? Mayor Bing Releases New 50-Year Plan to Revitalize City

Bing's new plan gives lots of leeway to startups

The mayor of Detroit unveils ambitious new plan to turn the Motor City around

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Hip-Hop Entrepreneur Vaughan Taylor Merges Music and Tech with Air Playd

From the music biz to digital, this entrepreneur talks ins and outs of web-based venture

Michigan native and current St. Louis resident Vaughan Taylor is bringing something brand new to…

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5 Money Lessons From Big Sean’s ‘Guap’

You see Big Sean getting 'guap' right now? Here's why.

Nothing more important than the mula. Five money lessons from one of the hottest songs…

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Big Sean Has Plans For New Non-Profit Organization

G.O.O.D. Music rapper announces plan to help Detroit children through his organization

The Sean Anderson Foundation will be run by Big Sean’s mother.

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The Rise and Fall of the World’s First Black Cover Girl

Luna became the first black model to grace the cover of Harper's Bazaar and British Vogue.

Donyale Luna’s early career was the stuff of dreams.

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Detroit Museum Presents 44 Busts of Obama

44 African-American artists create 44 busts of number 44

44 African-American artists create 44 busts of number 44

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Big Sean Showcases His Style in GQ

The Detroit rapper looks dapper

The Detroit rapper looks dapper

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Detroit Police Chief Suspended After Mistress’ Crazy Tweet

Detroit Mayor Dave Bing has suspended the police officer

Detroit Mayor Dave Bing has suspended the police officer

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Tracy Reese, Michelle Obama Dress Designer, Shines at NYFW

Tracy Reese's fall line is full of texture and color

Tracy Reese’s fall line is full of texture and color

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9-Year-Old’s Lemonade Stand Raises Nearly $4k For Detroit

Joshua Smith was recently presented with a "Spirit of Detroit" award

Joshua Smith was recently presented with a “Spirit of Detroit” award

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9-Year-Old Boy’s Lemonade Stand Raises Over $1,000 For Detroit

Mayor Dave Bing thanked the young boy for his generosity.

Mayor Dave Bing thanked the young boy for his generosity.

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Noah Stephens captures the beauty of Detroit and is paid to do international gigs. (Image: Stephens)

Cool Jobs: Photographer Makes Living Capturing Beauty of City Life

Entrepreneur enjoys freedom of independent career while doing what he loves

Photographer and entrepreneur pushes against stereotypes to showcase diversity of Detroit and the world at…

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On Set With ‘Sparkle’ Costume Supervisor Devon Patterson-Wilson

The Detroit native explains how what she looks for in employees and how Sparkle helped her hometown's economy

Veteran costume supervisor Devon Patterson-Wilson shares how her career evolved from earning $50 a day…

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Digital Renaissance: 3 Signs Detroit Is the Next Tech Hub

The former automotive center is quickly becoming a go-to tech destination

Detroit is shaking things up a bit, taking its creative roots and recreating a space…

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Jalen Rose Dedicates Himself to Educating Detroit’s Children

The former NBA player partners with Jeep to provide a safe haven for Detroit's next generation

Through a partnership with Jeep, former NBA player Jalen Rose gives back to the children…

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A White rapper had the hottest Super Bowl commercial, a Black tech startup accelerator changes the Web tech startup space and a homeless man gets his dream job because a YouTube video went viral. The year 2011 was epic in terms of showing how much impact technology has on our culture and has changed the way we communicate, launch businesses, and become informed about current events. As the final days on this year count down, I decided to take a look back on some of the great (and not-so-great) moments in technology for 2011. —Hajj Flemings

2011: The Year in Review Through Technology

A look back at technology's impact on the year that was

From the man with the golden voice to Occupy Wall Street, the 2011 year in…

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In the News: Conrad Murray Accuses MJ of Lying; Wall Street Rebounds and More

A few noteworthy headlines around the Web

See what’s going on in the world with today’s compilation of news around the Web

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Saying Goodbye to Barden

In the wake of Don Barden's passing, we remember the casino tycoon at his best and share his lasting words of wisdom

Casino tycoon and millionaire Don Barden passes away from cancer. Black Enterprise editor Alan Hughes…

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Changing Lanes: French Teacher Opens Detroit’s First Creperie

Following her dreams, Torya Blanchard turned her passion for French cuisine into a flourishing business

Following her dreams, Torya Blanchard turned her passion for French cuisine into a flourishing business

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Half of Detroit Public Schools In Danger of Closing

Politics and a massive deficit have left Motor City in financial turmoil. Will our children be forced to forfeit their education?

Detroit's school system is getting a failing grade (Thinkstock)
Detroit is in trouble—again. The city’s public…

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JULY 24, 2008: Detective Brian White and Joanne Kinney, an investigator from Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy's office, attempted to serve Bobby Ferguson with a subpoena while he was at the home of Kilpatrick's sister, Ayanna. Kilpatrick was there at the time and, along with his bodyguards, stopped the officers from entering the residence, which led to Kilpatrick allegedly pushing one of the sheriff's deputies. Kilpatrick later pled no contest to one felony count of assaulting and obstructing a police officer in exchange for a second assault charge being dropped. As part of the deal, he also agreed to resign from office and serve 120 days in jail.

Kwame Kilpatrick’s 14 Most Scandalous Moments

The disgraced Detroit Mayor has a long list of political missteps that have tarnished what could have been a great legacy

Believe it or not, former <strong>Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick</strong> is in hot water—again. Last week…

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Our World with Black Enterprise Host Ed Gordon gets warmed up for his one-on-one interview with Spike Lee.

Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference + Expo

To get an idea of the networking at the nation's largest annual gathering of black entrepreneurs, check out these images of the 2009 B.E. Entrepreneurs Conference.

The 2010 Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference & Expo will be held in Atlanta, May 16-19.…

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Can Detroit Be Saved?

The Motor City struggles to rise from the ashes of economic depression and reinvent itself as a center for entrepreneurship and industry

Detroit is known by many names: The D, Motor City, and Motown, among others. But…

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Automakers Optimistic About Constant Progression

Detroit's largest industry getting gears turning after fallout

The woes of the auto industry have dominated business headlines all year – which has…

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Aerotropolis Is Expected to Help Revive Detroit’s Economy

Travel can help boost commerce in rebounding region

In the November 2009 issue of Black Enterprise, Can Detroit be Saved? highlights the industries…

By Alan Hughes

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Tourism Industry Holds Prime Opportunities

How Detroit can capture a booming segment

The tourism industry is big business. The Detroit metro area alone took in about $5…

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Detroit to The World: Don’t Count Us Out

Motown welcomes the B.E. Entrepreneurs Conference with grit, enthusiasm and faith in its own future

Battered by a crisis of faith in local government triggered by the scandal surrounding former…

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Dave Bing Elected Detroit Mayor

BE 100s businessman will complete Kilpatricks term

In what Detroit newspapers called “a stunning victory” local businessman Dave Bing was elected mayor…

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Detroit Mayoral Candidates Bump Heads in Debate

Generating jobs and revenue remain focus

Detroit Mayor Ken Cockrel and businessman Dave Bing agreed on very little at their second…

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Detroit Mayoral Race Heats Up Amid City Council Lawsuit

Cockrel, Bing slam each other on integrity, relatability

The collapse of the auto industry isn’t the only thing making headlines in Detroit. The…

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Unemployment Rate Hits 8.5%

Companies shed 663,000 jobs in March

The nation’s unemployment rate soared to 8.5% in March, according to the Bureau of Labor…

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Detroit Mayor to Resign, Do Jail Time

Kilpatrick pleads guilty in case, must pay $1 million in restitution

Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick has pleaded guilty to two felony counts of obstruction of justice…

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Detroit’s Battles

Civic and political leaders react to mayor's indictment

The indictment of Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick is causing a firestorm and mixed reactions from…

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Detroit Mayor Will Fight Indictment Charges

Kwame Kilpatrick refuses to step down from office

Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick refuses to resign and vows to fight several charges brought against…

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