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November is National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month and National Family Caregivers Month. Alzheimer’s advocate Brandon Burke has firsthand experience with the devastating effects of Alzheimer’s disease through the diagnoses of his grandmother and his father, Gary. In his first book, Rediscovering Dad & Discovering Myself: A Journey Through the Impact of Alzheimer’s, Burke, who is his…

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The Black, Gifted & Whole Foundation, is a Black, queer-led organization that supports Black queer students. Black, Gifted & Whole’s mission is to ensure the inclusivity of Black queer representation in the conversations of higher education at HBCUs and beyond. The organization provides financial assistance and resources to Black students and the Black queer community.…

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General Motors African Ancestry Network hosted their 14th annual Black History Month celebration on Friday, Feb. 7, 2020, at the Detroit Marriott. The evening’s theme was “Driven By Culture, Defined By Innovation,” and recognized African Americans’ love of culture and innovation. GMAAN highlighted the historical achievements of African Americans in science, technology and design, while…

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Real R&B lives, and newcomer Drew Peckat delivers it with his debut single, “Get It From You.” Coming from Species Entertainment and producer Dre Butterz, who has worked closely with Big Sean and Monica, it’s a mid-tempo jam reminiscent of ’90s R&B with rhythmic claps and head-bopping bass. Peckat, a 27-year-old Detroit-based singer-songwriter, describes his…

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Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated is proud to announce that for the second consecutive year, the sorority has successfully raised $1 million for the benefit of historically Black colleges and universities, as part of its HBCU Impact Day initiative.  Local chapters, private donors and corporate matching dollars from across the globe helped the 111-year old…

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Salon Plaza, the nation’s leading salon suite franchise for independent cosmetologists, recently secured a multi-unit deal with five-time NBA All-Star Chauncey “Mr. Big Shot” Billups. Launching the flagship store in Detroit’s nearby suburb of Southfield is apropos because the city is a renowned hair capital. The oasis of beauty offers private, spacious suites for independent…

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Hungry and prepared are two words which best describe multihyphenate, Tray Chaney. Currently, the actor and voice-over artist appearing on Bounce TV’s hit drama, “Saints & Sinners,” is also a hip-hop artist, entrepreneur, and author. The Washington D.C. native who resides in Atlanta is unafraid to grind while seeking opportunities at all levels. Chaney’s first-ever…

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