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Friday, June 23, 2017

Detroit's Hush House shows why 'black history' is American history

Posted By on Fri, Jun 23, 2017 at 12:02 PM

On a side street in Detroit is a little museum that tells a big story. It's called Hush House, but it also carries a mouthful of a subtitle: The Black World Community Museum and Leadership Training Institute for Human Rights. Hush House is run by two educators, the Rev....

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Why you need to watch TV show 'Playing House' featuring Detroit's Keegan-Michael Key

Posted By on Fri, Jun 23, 2017 at 11:48 AM

Sweet friends, if you haven't watched the USA network's hilarious comedy Playing House then what are you even doing with you life?? We will give you a free pass since the show is highly underrated, but the third season premieres tonight and it's shaping up to be the best...

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Children who visit the Wright Museum this weekend will receive a free doll

Posted By on Fri, Jun 23, 2017 at 7:15 AM

The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History will give away a free doll to every child between the ages of 3 and 12 years old who visits the museum this Saturday morning as part of their I See Me: Reflections in Black Dolls exhibit. The exhibit, which amasses...

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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Dan Gilbert named richest person in all of Michigan, because of course he is

Posted By on Thu, Jun 22, 2017 at 2:58 PM

Tell us something we don't know, Forbes. The business publication released a list today of the richest person in every one of our fine states. As a surprise to no one (maybe besides Rich DeVos) the Daddy Warbucks of Detroit (yes, I am implying that Detroit is a orange-haired...

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Royal Oak teacher will compete on 'Jeopardy!' next week to win the big bucks

Posted By on Wed, Jun 21, 2017 at 3:01 PM

"America's Favorite Quiz Show" will once again star a local teacher. Nathan Flynn, a Royal Oak English teacher, will have the chance to answer a variety of popular culture, literature, history, and geography questions on JEOPARDY! on Wednesday, June 28. His appearance will come six weeks after Susannah Nichols,...

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

A Harry Potter bar crawl is coming to Royal Oak

Posted By on Tue, Jun 20, 2017 at 10:34 AM

With last month's "Pottercon" that went down at the Masonic Temple and a Harry Potter-themed Escape Room headed to Novi, we weren't too surprised to see that a Harry Potter bar crawl is happening in Royal Oak. Friends, it's time to grab your wands and prepare to drink because...

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Friday, June 16, 2017

Michigan residents use this emoji more than any other

Posted By on Fri, Jun 16, 2017 at 10:21 AM

The President of the United States is under federal investigation, there is a very real possibility that Russians influenced the U.S. election, and each week it seems there is some new terrorist attack. I mean, the world's not exactly on fire, but it's getting close. So, when things get heavy,...

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Thursday, June 15, 2017

Detroit poets seek to saturate the world in verse, host open mic night

Posted By on Thu, Jun 15, 2017 at 3:24 PM

Sheezy Bo Beezy is a lot of things. Among them, he is the co-founder of the Detroit Poetry Society, but his artistry extends far beyond the written word. “I'm a musician first,” he says. “Before I was anything, I was a musician. But, I’m a dancer, I’m a community builder,...

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Your chance to audition for 'Survivor' is today in Auburn Hills

Posted By on Thu, Jun 15, 2017 at 2:29 PM

Full disclosure: this writer used to be so obsessed with the reality TV show Survivor back in the day that his parents got him an authentic buff from the show so he could wear it while watching the show. Unfortunately, I don't have the will power to audition myself,...

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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Did Steve Harvey really tell a Flint resident to 'enjoy your nice brown glass of water?'

Posted By on Wed, Jun 14, 2017 at 4:47 PM

According to MLive, yes. Yes he did. Even just logging on to Twitter and doing a quick search of Harvey's name will show you that many, many people are not happy with the TV personality. Harvey was discussing the NBA Finals on his morning radio show when one caller told...

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