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Friday, May 3, 2019

Michael Jackman reps Metro Times at the Society of Professional Journalists Awards

Posted By on Fri, May 3, 2019 at 9:46 AM

The Detroit Society of Professional Journalists held its annual awards ceremony at the San Marino Club in Troy on Thursday, and once again longtime Metro Times contributor Michael Jackman was recognized for his great work. Jackman earned praise for three 2018 cover stories. He won second place, print, Class A:...

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Thursday, April 18, 2019

'Time' names Detroit filmmaker behind 'Surviving R. Kelly' one of its 100 most influential people

Posted By on Thu, Apr 18, 2019 at 10:02 AM

Since the airing six-part documentary Surviving R. Kelly earlier this year, three cities have launched investigations against the "Pied Piper of R&B," including Detroit. The lengthy, brutal doc expertly laid out the case against Kelly, following decades' worth of allegations of underage sexual misconduct and child pornography. It seems...

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Monday, April 8, 2019

Why there weren’t any hip-hop or metal acts celebrating the sweet leaf at this year’s Monroe Street Fair

Posted By on Mon, Apr 8, 2019 at 10:18 AM

Marijuana has long been celebrated in music, especially in genres like hip-hop and heavy metal. Neither genre, however, was represented at this year’s Monroe Street Fair on Saturday, the music festival that coincides with Ann Arbor’s long-standing annual pro-marijuana Hash Bash — and the first one held since Michigan...

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Tuesday, March 5, 2019

The story of how a black activist took over a Detroit neo-Nazi group should be made into a Spike Lee movie

Posted By on Tue, Mar 5, 2019 at 11:42 AM

By now you may have heard about the curious case of Rev. James Hart Stern, the black civil rights activist who infiltrated the Detroit-based neo-Nazi group the National Socialist Movement with the goal of destroying it. The revelations were made last week when court documents filed in Virginia revealed...

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Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Get your float on — America's Thanksgiving Parade turns 92

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Posted By on Wed, Nov 21, 2018 at 7:00 AM

Before you stuff yourself with turkey and get into an argument with your Trump-voting family (Aunt Becky, we see you!) America’s Thanksgiving Day Parade returns for its 92nd year to deliver pure, unadulterated joy. Six new floats will make their debut alongside crowd favorites, all leading up to an...

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Friday, September 21, 2018

Kayne West runs Yeezy ad on front page of Detroit newspapers

Posted By on Fri, Sep 21, 2018 at 12:31 PM

If you stopped at your local bodega, gas station, or coffee shop this morning expecting to get your daily dose of news via the appropriately named newspapers, you may have noticed the words "We Love" written in 11 different languages. A powerful political statement? A call for unity...

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Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Hamtramck to get massive Detroit City Football Club mural

Posted By on Wed, Sep 5, 2018 at 12:34 PM

Detroit City Football Club fans heading to Keyworth Stadium for matches next season will have their path brightened by a new mural honoring the team. Muralist Kyle Danley began working on a DCFC and Spirit of Detroit-themed mural today and plans to complete it within a week. It's located...

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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

TEDxDetroit reveals speaker lineup for 10-year anniversary

Posted By on Tue, Aug 14, 2018 at 11:37 AM

TEDxDetroit is celebrating its 10-year anniversary this September with a select panel of Detroit speakers. TEDx — an off-shoot of the original Technology, Entertainment, Design (TED) conferences — brings speakers to the stage to engage in deep discussions on a variety of topics. And this year, TEDxDetroit will be...

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Monday, August 6, 2018

'Vacant Not Blighted' event aims to showcase potential of Detroit neighborhoods

Posted By on Mon, Aug 6, 2018 at 11:31 AM

Detroit neighborhoods have seen some rough times over the years, but that doesn't mean that there isn't hope for the future. That's what Vacant Not Blighted hopes to educate people about, anyway. The event hosted by The Michigan Historic Preservation Network and Detroit Land Bank Authority is a guided tour...

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Monday, July 23, 2018

The Detroit Lions are very close to being the least valuable team in the NFL

Posted By on Mon, Jul 23, 2018 at 2:08 PM

The Detroit Lions can’t even be the best at being the worst. The team has placed 31st in a Forbes' latest ranking of the most valuable NFL franchises, meaning it is the second-least valuable, eclipsed only by fellow friends-in-failure, the Buffalo Bills. Forbes reports the Lions are valued at $1.7...

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