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Kwame Kilpatrick's request for bond release denied

Kwame Kilpatrick is pulling out all the stops to get out of jail, at least temporarily. His latest attempt, however has failed.

The ex-mayor's request for release on bond until sentencing has been denied by a federal court judge. U.S. District Judge Nancy Edmunds made the decision, citing Kilpatrick's criminal record and a

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  • Written by The Michigan Chronicle
  • Category: Detroit

Who's Who in Black Detroit: Legal Aid CEO believes that all people should have access to legal ...

(Photo: Deierdre L. Weir, president and chief executive office, Legal Aid Defender Association.)

For close to three decades, Deierdre L. Weir, president and chief executive officer of Legal Aid and Defender Association (LAD), Inc., has successfully headed Michigan’s oldest and largest non-profit public interest law firm. Her s

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  • Written by The Michigan Chronicle
  • Category: Detroit

Restoring Detroit's historic beauty: Alden Park Towers renovation now underway

One of Detroit’s longest standing riverfront residences is getting a major upgrade.

Colorado-based Triton Properties just recently announced plans to renovate Alden Park Towers. Soon to be changed to simply “Alden Towers”, the property will get much more than a new name.

Since purchasing the buildings in August 2012,

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  • Written by The Michigan Chronicle
  • Category: Detroit

Hair down to there

If there is a category in the Guinness Book of World Records for longest dreadlocks, the acknowledgement would likely go to Damian Marley, son of the late, legendary — and still king of reggae — Bob Marley. His hair comes within a few inches of touching the ground!

It is easy to understand why Marley would quip, “We grow our h

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  • Written by The Michigan Chronicle
  • Category: Detroit