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Sasha Obama is breaking from the family tradition of Ivy League education. The youngest Obama will not follow her parents to suburban Boston, Massachusetts, or Princeton, New Jersey, or the Upper West Side of Manhattan where the former president and first lady got their four combined degrees from Ivy League institutions. Even eldest daughter Malia…

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Source: Facebook University of Michigan Issa Rae shared her “awkward Black girl” magic during the 31st annual Martin Luther King Jr. symposium at the University of Michigan. Held Jan. 16 at Hill Auditorium, the theme focused on Sounds of Change. Rae joined award-winning journalist and keynote speaker Amy Goodman and candidly spoke about several topics including her desire…

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In a society where it seems that social media and reality stars are able to keep youngsters’ attention more effectively than books or teachers, having positive role models in our community is more important ever. Jessie Hurse of Flint, Michigan, has been exactly that, making a positive impact on local students as well as his community. Jessie…

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On Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, students and faculty at the University of Michigan Ann Arbor gathered for a worthy cause. What started out as a campus campaign rapidly expanded into a 12-hour overnight protest. The United Coalition for Racial Justice at the university hosted a speak out event from 8pm Tuesday evening until 8am Wednesday…

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Even the most casual political observers remember the rabidly racist vice presidential candidate of 2008, Sarah Palin, who slithered out of obscurity like weeds in the cracks of the sidewalk, and obtained international household status. Most recall how she exploited the ingrained prejudices of Obama opponents for her own personal benefit. And, we also remember…

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Check out the events happening in your city.   Donate a coat and take part in the MLK Day of Service 2012. (16301 Ford Rd., Dearborn, Mich., 48228; 18000 Vernier Rd., Eastland Shopping Center, Harper Woods, Mich., 48225, 9321 Telegraph Rd., Redford, Mich., 48239, 28746 Dequindre Rd., Warren, Mich., 48092) Jan. 1 to Jan. 16 Donate…

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Invariably, when the high school drop-out rate is discussed in this country, Detroit’s disturbing graduation rate is the one most often cited in the worst-case-scenario category. At-risk and underprivileged have almost become synonymous with Detroit youth. Throw in the harsh reality that the reduction in government funding to youth programs and nonprofit organizations who address…

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