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Eminem ensured hospital workers in Detroit were well-fed this week. The “Real Slim Shady” hitmaker has been thanked by Henry Ford Health System Hospital in his home city after donating pots of “Mom’s Spaghetti” for staff working hard amid the coronavirus pandemic on Tuesday, April 21, 2020. A post on the medical facility’s Instagram account read:…

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A 5-year-old girl became the first child to die of COVID-19 in Michigan. On Sunday, April 19, 2020, Skylar Herbert died from a rare complication of the novel disease, according to FOX 2 Detroit.  Herbert, a resident of Detroit, was diagnosed with COVID-19 at Beaumont Hospital-Royal Oak after experiencing a headache for several days. After…

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A 25-year-old college student died after he was denied a COVID-19 test. Several days ago, Bassey Offiong, a student at Western Michigan University, began experiencing shortness of breath, fatigue and a fever, according to The Detroit News.  Offiong attempted to be tested for COVID-19, but he was denied by several hospitals in the Kalamazoo, Michigan,…

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Ferdinand Delavega is a vice president and Community Reinvestment Act compliance manager at Comerica Bank. The metro Detroit resident has a bachelor’s degree in management information systems from Oakland University and a master’s degree in management from Walsh College. With more than 20 years in the financial industry, Delavega’s current role involves gathering data, evaluating…

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Gale Hill is president of AJH Inc. and owner of four McDonald’s franchises in Columbus, Ohio. She is the consummate entrepreneur, having used her extensive experience in driving results through marketing strategies to build her businesses. She oversees all facets of running her businesses and has led her franchises through survival, turnaround and growth modes.…

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Joni Thrower-Davis’ family has owned McDonald’s franchises for more than 30 years. On Nov. 21, 1989, her family opened up their mother ship location on Mack Avenue and the Chrysler Freeway on Detroit’s east side, so she literally grew up in the restaurant and its surrounding community. Thrower-Davis’ dad is former Detroit Lions NFL cornerback…

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From Feb. 20-23, the Nation of Islam held its annual Saviours’ Day convention. Held at the TCF Center in downtown Detroit, the event is the annual Nation of Islam commemoration of the birth of Master Fard Muhammad, who appeared in North America on July 4, 1930. The convention features workshops, town hall meetings, and a keynote…

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