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The U.S. Auto Industry’s Unfinished Business

To boost employment as well as entrepreneurial opportunities for African Americans, automotive manufacturers and the…

By Earl Graves, Sr.

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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

By Makkada B. Selah

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Mayor Bing, budget, Black Enterprise

Could Emergency Financial Management in Detroit Hurt Blacks?

Is Detroit doomed?

The state of Michigan is threatening to take over Detroit

By Makkada B. Selah

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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

By Sandra Evangelina Garcia

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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

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Jazz Trumpeter Donald Byrd Dies At 80

Famed jazz musician has passed away

Did you listen to Byrd’s music?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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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?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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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

By Makkada B. Selah

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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…

By Demetria Irwin

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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…

By Darren Sands

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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.

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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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.

By Demetria Irwin

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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

By Demetria Irwin

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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

By Demetria Irwin

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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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‘I See You’: The Power and Beauty of Building Multiple Tribes of Professional Women

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