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Lemony Snicket Author Says He’s Sorry for Making Racist Jokes

Daniel Handler known for his uber popular book Lemony Snicket, is trying to make amends for the racist joke he offered to the audience at the National Book Awards on ...

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Shanesha Taylor Fights For The Right To Spend Her Money

Arizona mom Shanesha Taylor has dominated the headlines as prosecutors work to bring her to justice for misusing monetary donations she received from public supporters. They claim the single mother ...

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Principal Supports Powderpuff Team in Blackface

Nothing good can come from a bunch of white girls with slathered black paint all over their faces. The image evoked all sorts of historical references that make any of ...

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Released Video Exposes Police Dishonesty in the Killing of Michael Brown

A new video released by Daily Kos proves that the Ferguson police were not accurate in their assessment of the distance between Darren Wilson’s SUV and the area where Michael ...

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Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson May Resign

Darren Wilson, the police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown, the unarmed teenager whose death has sparred a climate of unrest in Ferguson, MO. is contemplating leaving Ferguson PD ...

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A Rapper May Receive A Life Sentence Because He Released An Album

Brandon Duncan – who uses Tiny Doo as his stage name is a rapper whose album – No Safety might quite possibly land him in jail for life. The San Diego ...

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Detroit’s Bankruptcy Trial Postponed Till Next Week, Hopes to Settle Debt

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The city where Berry Gordy Jr. shaped Motown’s most powerful musical lineup is now bankrupt. Last year, Judge Steven Rhodes stated Detroit met the criteria to file for Chapter 9 bankruptcy. It became the first largest municipality city ever to enter bankruptcy. However, on Wednesday...

You Can Help Detroit Residents Turn on Their Water

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A crowdfunding campaign is currently underway to help Detroit residents who are behind on their bill payments and face having their water shut off.  Turn on Detroit’s Water was created by Tiffani Ashley Bell and Kristy Tillman as an effort to help more than 80,000 of the city’s residents who are overdue on...

Good News: Detroit Father Transforms His Block Into A Play Area For Kids & Adults

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Now this man deserves a “Father of the Decade” award! Dan Davis has transformed his block on Washburn in Detroit into a play area for both kids and adults.  From the homemade movie screen, a bonfire pit, to the swing set and bbq grill, Davis...

Water Shutoffs Suspended In Detroit For 15 Days

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Yesterday began th Detroit Water and Sewerage Department’s suspension of their controversial shutoffs for 15 days in order to give residents another chance to prove they are unable to pay their bills. “In case we have missed someone who has legitimate affordability problems this will allow...

Black Businesses Help Refuel Motor City, But Are Hardly Mentioned in Recent Detroit Success Stories

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The news coming out of Detroit lately hasn’t been all that great: widespread poverty, reproductive health gaps, water shut-offs, and now the first anniversary of its bankruptcy filing. But what about city improvements and small business that are helping to rebuild and revitalize the city?...