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  Andre Johnson is president and CEO of the Detroit Recovery Project, a nonprofit agency that facilitates recovery for those struggling with addiction. The trials of his early life set the stage for his passionate involvement in such an endeavor. “I was born and raised on the lower Eastside of Detroit,” Johnson recalls. “I would…

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It s been a slow climb but with advancements in technology, Michael Dennis, filmmaker and founder of Reelblack TV, is confident that he s trekking up the right ladder. When he started Reelblack in December 2003, his goal was to simply “promote good movies about and by black folks,” like Exit Strategy and Pariah. “We…

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It s quite obvious that banking executive Irvin Ashford isn t content with mediocrity or resting on his laurels. His promotion to senior vice president of public affairs at Comerica Bank didn t surprise anyone. Since joining Comerica in 2000, Ashford has built quite the reputation. He has received Comerica s Volunteer of the Year…

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A music industry veteran and former executive for powerhouse labels Arista, Columbia, Universal Motown and Sony Urban Music, Shanti Das has returned from the Big Apple to her hometown, Atlanta. It didn’t take long for her to plant her stilettos into the Georgia red clay before she launched her new business, Press Reset Entertainment. “I…

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