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In honor of National Recovery Month, Detroit Recovery Project Inc. is hosting the Black Men’s Healing Conference: Solutions to the Opioid Epidemic on Friday, Sept. 14, in Detroit. “We’re just trying to have a real conversation and increase awareness with the brothers. Everything starts and ends with your health and taking care of your health,” said Andre Johnson, president…

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Father and community advocate Robert Shakhan is a recovery coach for the Detroit Recovery Project Inc. His passion is bringing healing to people who have experienced trauma or severe life stressors due to drug addiction. As a certified drug and alcohol counselor, Shakhan is trained in treatment, recovery support and relapse prevention. He will be one…

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Sam Simmons has more than  28 years of experience as an alcohol and drug counselor and behavioral consultant in Minneapolis, who specializes in practical, culturally sensitive and trauma-informed work with African American males and their families. He is scheduled to deliver the keynote address during the Black Men’s Healing Conference: Solutions to the Opioid Epidemic” organized…

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Kevin Johnson holds a Ph.D. in medical sociology, a master’s degree in family sociology and a bachelor of science degree in public affairs. He is a licensed social worker and certified peer support specialist and has practiced and served as a director, therapist, case manager and behavioral specialist in the health and human services arena for…

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Lawrence Kenyatta has dedicated his life to working in the field of substance abuse prevention, treatment and recovery. Having witnessed the devastation that drug abuse has caused his community, he advocates and educates individuals across the state of Michigan about the consequences of substance abuse. He is executive producer of two documentaries, Fratricide I and Fratricide…

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The mysterious R&B artist H.E.R. made an appearance on Saturday, Sept. 8, on the first night of One Music Festival in Atlanta. Fans anxiously waited for the music sensation to grace the stage. Closer to time for her performance, the crowd’s anticipation grew for the artist famous for disguising herself and obscuring her face. Fans were thrilled at…

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Singer-songwriter Miguel was one of the main headliners at the ONE MusicFest on Saturday night. Known for his songs “Sure Thing,” “All I Want Is You,” among many others, this R&B crooner merges soul and hip-hop with a mellow tone and harmonic rhythm that is rare among today’s artists.  Miguel is an artist who has…

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Rolling out music is now introducing something new to the culture! In case you missed the “tea” in music during the week, no worries — rolling out music now has you covered. Each week, rolling out music will be highlighting some of the hottest artists, events and new music. For our first week, we will be discussing one…

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Broadcast Music Incorporated (BMI) hosted its 2018 R&B/Hip-Hop Awards ceremony on Thursday, Aug. 30, at Atlanta Symphony Hall inside the Woodruff Arts Center in Midtown. Scores of celebrities and notable public figures from across the nation came out to honor music legend Janet Jackson, who was being honored with the BMI Icon award and celebrated…

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The West Coast merged with the East Coast at Atlanta’s Lakewood Amphitheatre when two well-known artists, Kyle and Logic, blessed the stage. Rapper and songwriter Kyle has worked with many of your favorites such as Kehlani, Chance the Rapper, Miguel, and others. The California native is best known for his single, “iSpy” featuring Lil Yachty. Kyle…

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