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Local Detroit heroes are answering the call to fight COVID-19. Karen Buscemi, owner of Detroit Sewn; Fly Koolade, founder of Accent Your Vibe Premium Lifestyle Apparel; and Bravo Events founder John Bravo are among the Detroit business owners equipping essential workers and citizens with much-needed facial masks, gloves and other personal protective equipment (PPE). These…

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Ford pledges to produce 50,000 ventilators over the next 100 days in an attempt to slow the devastating effects of COVID-19 in Michigan. The “Big Three” automakers’ collaboration with medical equipment company GE Healthcare to develop ventilators licensed by Airon Corp. comes on the heels of a drastically rising death toll and more than 6,000…

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Lulu’s Holistics promotes beauty that is truly skin-deep with its line of handcrafted natural skin and hair products made from certified organic ingredients and essential oils. The North Lauderdale, Florida based beauty company founded by Jahnet Frederick and her daughter, Deannee Santiago, has carved out a thriving niche in the billion-dollar natural skin care industry…

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The fatal shooting incident involving Detroit rapper Tee Grizzley has fans drawing comparisons to rapper and activist Nipsey Hussle’s death. Fans have been speculating whether the bullets that tragically claimed the life of Grizzley’s aunt and manager Jobina “JB” Brown were meant for the “No Effort” artist instead. Since releasing his breakout hit “First Day…

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Detroiters flocked to Cadillac Square Park in downtown Detroit this week to pay homage to fallen rapper, entrepreneur and community activist Nipsey Hussle. Vigils have popped up in various cities across the country since the Grammy nominee’s fatal shooting outside his Marathon Clothing store in Los Angeles sparked outrage and tributes across social media. Less than…

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Loretta Forbes is “girl advocate” on a mission to empower young girls and encourage women to be their own kind of beautiful. As the owner of Purposed Party bus, she blends etiquette training and leadership development workshops with girly themed parties with a purpose. How did the Purposed Party mobile concept come about?  Most of…

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The African American Leadership Awards celebrated six years of recognizing Black excellence at the prestigious Charles H. Wright Museum of African American history in Detroit. The momentous occasion, held Friday, Feb. 22, 2019, began as a way to pull together African American community leaders, business leaders and elected officials from around the state of Michigan…

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Wu-Tang Clan’s GZA and Ghostface Killlah stopped in Detroit on Wednesday, Sept. 12 to raise the consciousness of Motor City meat lovers and White Castle fans during the launch of the Impossible Slider. The innovative, plant-based addition to White Castle’s slider line-up is changing the fast-food game. White Castle partner, Impossible Foods enlisted the rap…

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The Jalen Rose Leadership Academy red carpet gala kicked off a celebration of excellence in education on Sunday, Aug. 26. The event was set against the backdrop of MGM Grand Detroit’s elegant ballroom and included a who’s who of the Detroit sports world and local Detroit celebrities. The star-studded evening, hosted by founder Jalen Rose, a…

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LaTavia Roberson is living her best life post-Destiny’s Child by balancing motherhood and a budding fashion career while hoping to inspire others with a yet-to-be-released docu-series and memoir titled I Am LaTavia, which she says will chronicle her battle with depression and alcohol abuse. The talented singer-songwriter is best known for her contributions on the chart-topping Destiny’s…

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Aretha Franklin was a brilliant mind with an outspoken voice, as internationally known for her unmatched musical talents as her unapologetic Blackness and bold fashion statements. On Thursday, Aug. 16, the world lost a musical icon, but Detroit celebrated the rich legacy of one of its own. Auntie Ree-Ree, as some Detroiters affectionately called her,…

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Jemele Hill isn’t your average talking head. The ex-ESPN “SportsCenter” co-anchor blends the lines of sports and politics with ease, is a culture creator, and a successful sports journalist who isn’t afraid to speak out against social injustice. Since hosting an Emmy Award-winning town hall with former President Obama, Hill has been living her best life…

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Big Sean’s D.O.N. Weekend (Detroit On Now) aims to celebrate all the neighborhoods that make Detroit great while paying tribute to the teachers, activists, business owners, community leaders and citizens who make it happen in the city. The five-day extravaganza will kick off on Thursday, June 21 with the Puma and Charles H. Wright Museum-sponsored Fashion…

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Project: L.E.A.D., a metro Detroit-based nonprofit focused on shaping tomorrow’s leaders, recently gathered select high school students with a passion for the film/theater arts to engage in a film immersion day inspired by the global impact and success of Marvel’s Black Panther. The youth-driven organization held an exclusive screening of the groundbreaking blockbuster in February…

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Kwame Patterson is no stranger to the small screen. Currently, the “The Oath” star sizzles as the cutthroat kingpin Neckbone in the dark, riveting drama centered around a cop gang inside the LAPD. From climbing up the ranks of the grimy Baltimore streets as Monk Metcalf in HBO’s hit, gritty street drama “The Wire,” to holding…

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Final Four 2018 has arguably two Cinderellas looking for their happily ever after — Michigan, a 3rd seed hoping their glass slipper fits enough for an NCAA Championship this time around and Loyola-Chicago, a sleeper 11th seed that hasn’t been invited to the ball since 1963. When the dust settles in San Antonio, who will come…

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