Tag Archives: Michigan

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Flint Sees Record-Breaking Voter Turnout, Polls to Run Out of Ballots

City officials point to the Flint water crisis as reason for the massive increase in voter turnout for last Tuesday night's primary

On Tuesday night, Flint residents came out in droves to cast their votes for the…

By Hailey Wallace

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Young, Gifted and Black: High IQ 6-Year-Old Suspended Twice

There's more to giftedness than just being smart

The fourth in the Young, Gifted and Black series, this article tells the story of…

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In the News: Flint, Michigan

Here are 3 major updates surrounding the water crisis

Here is an update from Black Enterprise on the most recent news about the Flint…

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President Obama Gives $80 Million to Flint Water Crisis

Obama calls the crisis an "inexcusable" situation

The federal government gives $80 million to Michigan to help with the Flint water crisis.

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5 Ways You Can Help the Water Crisis in Flint, Michigan

Resources for volunteering and donating to Flint

Resources for Flint, Michigan residents and outside citizens who want to help solve the cities…

By Courtney Connley

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Does Powerball Really Fund Education?

Where does the money go when you buy a lottery ticket?

Many states claim that their Powerball revenues are used to fund education budgets, but experts…

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Buy off campus. Nearly all school supplies sold in on-campus book stores are more expensive than in stores located in town. “If possible, especially when you are making bulk purchases, make the trip off campus to buy school supplies,” recommends Jesse Ryan, managing director at Accounting Principals. “Sometimes local vendors even sell campus spirit wear for nearly half the price,” he adds.

Are Turnaround Districts the Answer for America’s Worst Schools?

State-run school districts get mixed results

Turnaround school districts in Tennessee, Pennsylvania, and Louisiana are meeting head-on the difficult work of…

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Renisha McBride Case: Top Twitter Highlights

Theodore Wafer on trial after shooting woman who needed help

Witness on the stand during manslaughter trial discusses the shotgun used to kill 19-year-old Renisha…

By Kevin L. Clark (@KevitoClark)

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Yeatise Gaines

High School Helps Dying Teen’s Biggest Dream Become a Reality

Michigan teen gets high school graduation dream

Kalamazoo Central High School in Michigan granted terminally ill student Yeatise Gaines with dream graduation

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Michigan’s Affirmative Action Ban Upheld by The Supreme Court

Judges vote 8-7 in historic ruling

Proving, once again, the bi-partisan mindset in government today

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Chrysler Group Hosts Michigan Matchmaking Event to Cultivate Growth in Small Businesses

More than 2,500 applications were submitted for participation by Michigan businesses

Chrysler Group opened its doors to host an event matching its own business needs and…

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Flavor Flav’s Chicken And Ribs Restaurant Facing Eviction

Landlord states that the reality TV star hasn't made any payments since November

Flavor claims he will take care of the mess

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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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MI Unions

Michigan On Cusp of Decision in Labor Dispute

Could this move be the death knell to unions nationwide?

Labor union power in Michigan may be limited — permanently.

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Michigan to Give Money to Early High School Graduates

Will new strategy energize students to perform?

A new approach to rewarding students is in bloom in Michigan.

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Court Strike’s Down Michigan’s Ban on Using Race in College Admissions

Justices said the ban violated the rights of minority applicants

A Michigan appeals court invalidated a ballot measure that prohibited colleges and universities there from…

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In the News: NBA Decertification Threat Looms; Groupon, the Highest Tech Valuation Since Google 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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Obama Criticizes Capitol Hill Partisanship

The president asks voters to tell Congress they’ve had it with the infighting.

In a speech delivered at a Michigan battery plant Thursday afternoon, President Obama said he…

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McCain Cedes Michigan

Sen. John McCain is giving up on Michigan.

Republican officials with knowledge of the strategy said…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Judge Orders Detroit Mayor to Jail

Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick was ordered to jail.

A Detroit judge ordered Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick to jail today for violating the terms of…

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