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Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Judge strikes Michigan GOP's straight-ticket ban, says it discriminates against black people

Posted By on Wed, Aug 1, 2018 at 1:31 PM

Once again, Michigan's Republican Party appears to have been caught crafting policy intended to strengthen its power, constitution be damned. A federal judge appointed by former President Barack Obama put an end to Michigan's Republican-led ban on straight-ticket voting on Wednesday, ruling that the law "intentionally discriminated against African-Americans."...

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Monday, July 9, 2018

Detroit's semi-pro soccer club will host a First Division team tomorrow night

Posted By on Mon, Jul 9, 2018 at 11:52 AM

The rowdy rouge and gold will host a top-tier team for the first time when Mexico’s Club Necaxa makes stops at Keyworth Stadium in Hamtramck tomorrow for a friendly. It’ll be Detroit City Football Club’s second-ever international game. The nearly century-old Club Necaxa is part of Liga, MX,...

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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Online catalog will pinpoint more than 1,000 Detroit murals

Posted By on Wed, Apr 18, 2018 at 12:10 PM

Viranel Clerard divides his time between working at Trader Joe's in Ann Arbor and chauffeuring people for Uber. In what limited spare time he does have, the Detroit resident has taken on the monumental challenge of cataloguing every mural within the city's 140 square miles. “I see the city of...

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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

State lawyers say El-Sayed eligibility controversy 'creation of media and the Michigan Democratic Party'

Posted By on Tue, Apr 17, 2018 at 6:04 PM

Attorneys for the state of Michigan are asking a judge to dismiss a request by gubernatorial candidate Abdul El-Sayed for a decision on whether he's eligible for the ballot. In a court filing submitted Tuesday, attorneys representing Secretary of State Ruth Johnson said El-Sayed's request for judgment was "premature"...

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Thursday, April 12, 2018

Get your spring fashion fix sustainably at this weekend's vintage event in Ferndale

Posted By on Thu, Apr 12, 2018 at 2:45 PM

More than a dozen vintage sellers from across the state will gather under one big roof in Ferndale tonight for a shopping extravaganza to last four days. The Ferndale Vintage Fashion Market, now in its ninth iteration, takes over the Rust Belt Market every six months with wares from online and...

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Thursday, April 5, 2018

Beverly Fishman's abstract art to color downtown Detroit with new, 170-foot mural

Posted By on Thu, Apr 5, 2018 at 10:35 AM

The abstract colorful shapes of artist and educator Beverly Fishman will soon be on full display in downtown Detroit, where they'll brighten a brutalist building as part of a massive mural. Fishman, a longtime Cranbrook artist-in-residence who also heads the school's painting department, has designed a 170-by-60-foot mural set for...

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Wednesday, March 28, 2018

VIDEO: Detroit Lions wide receiver Golden Tate heroically catches beer in Canada

Posted By on Wed, Mar 28, 2018 at 10:30 AM

Detroit Lions Golden Tate went into "hero mode" during a recent trip to a ski resort in Canada. The wide receiver posted a video of himself — decked out in an American flag-themed snowsuit — catching a beer tossed from a fellow skiier over the heads of onlookers. Tate,...

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Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Students organize to elect a corgi as U-M student government president

Posted By on Wed, Mar 21, 2018 at 11:02 AM

Will a corgi be elected the next president of the University of Michigan's student government? One group of students has launched an online Facebook group in support of electing a campus therapy dog, who is affectionately known as Reggie Bee, to campus student government. With his carefree spirit and...

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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Science of Grief invites Detroiters to share their pain during 14-hour performance at DIA

Posted By on Tue, Mar 20, 2018 at 6:19 AM

Natasha T. Miller had been lamenting the death of her brother for four years when the idea for the Science of Grief came to her. Miller, a local and nationally renowned poet, says the overnight event is for anyone who needs to express their grief. The 14-hour speaking event will...

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Friday, March 16, 2018

Detroit's 'Lion Gate Estate' is for sale and oh boy is it insane

Posted By on Fri, Mar 16, 2018 at 8:53 AM

Come with me and you'll be in a world of pure imagination — rather a world of lush and lavish interior decoration. And lions — lots of lions. Welcome to Lion Gate Estate — the most curiously designed and decorated home in Detroit. Built in 1951, the 1,886 square-foot home...

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