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Detroit education reform ‘not a bad thing,’ leaders say

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ROY ROBERTS (left), DPS emergency manager, and John Covington, Education Achievement Authority chancellor. — Monica Morgan photo

 

Detroit’s social and economical resurgence hangs in the balance of public education. Poorly performing schools scare off current and potential residents, which in turn shrinks the tax base, spelling hard times for the c

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Spotlight: Usher

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Some people were, in the most literal sense, born to do what they do. For these people, there are no other options. The question is not, “How do I go about doing this?” Rather, it is, “I am going to do this.”

In the field of entertainment, Michael Jackson was a perfect example of that. The same applies to Sammy Davis Jr., Diana Ross, Liza

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Wallace breaking barriers in racing

darrell wallace Since it was race weekend in the Motor City, it is appropriate to recount that an African-American male is breaking barriers in one of the most segregated sports – NASCAR.

The young Black driver is Darrell Wallace Jr. He said he’s gotten a lot of support from the racing community, but he’s also had to deal with some prejudice.

Wallace, 18, said

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With 2012 Olympics near, PBS recalls Owens’ ordeal with America’s segregation policies

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With the 2012 London Olympic Games on the horizon, it seems appropriate to revisit one of the legends of the Olympic Games.

Doing my usual channel surfing, I came up on a PBS documentary, “American Experience: Jesse Owens.”

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Most sports aficionados and history buffs know of the legend of Owens; however, his compete and dehumanizing

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High level judicial panel to tackle jury diversity at WCCCD

judicial panel wcccd The racial and ethnic diversity of juries in the region will be the focus of an upcoming community forum featuring senior members of the Justice System in the Eastern District of Michigan, U.S. Attorney Barbara L. McQuade announced on June 4. 

The forum, titled “Inclusion and the Justice System: Why Jury Diversity Matters,” is open to the public an

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