Category: Black Newspaper

2017 International Fuller Woman Expo brings 10 years of body positivity, plus size fashion to Detroit

Cassandra Jones-McBryde, founder of the International Fuller Women Expo

Festival Features Project Runway’s Monique Robinson, Andre Belue of Comedy Central’s “Detroiters” and Coco from “Mason & Coco in the Morning”

Wolverine Human Services creates the Den, one of Detroit’s First non-profit development accelerators

Wolverine Human Services (WHS) today announced the creation of The Den, one of Detroit’s first non-profit development accelerators – a collaborative, shared workspace for non-profit startups. The Den will be located within WHS’ John S. Vitale Community Center, located at 2629 Lenox, on Detroit’s Eastside.

Great Expressions Dental Centers empowers Detroit students through partnership with Purpose Prep


(DETROIT – September 18, 2017) As part of an ongoing commitment to the communities they serve, Great Expressions Dental Centers (GEDC), a leading dental support organization, has teamed up with Purpose Prep, an online education resource transforming the student learning experience through innovative and engaging solutions for K-12 districts and schools. Together, GEDC and Purpose Prep will empower teen Detroit students at Cornerstone Health and Technology High School to reach their full potential and pursue a bright future.

“Atlanta” Wins Big for Acting and Directing at the Emmy’s

Donald Glover, who plays Earnest “Earn” Marks in the FX hit Atlanta, won the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for acting, his second Emmy win of the night. He was also nominated for outstanding writing, and won a second trophy for Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series for his work on an experimental episode of Atlanta. His wins make him the first black director to win an Emmy for work on a comedy series, and the first black man since 1985 to win an Emmy for lead acting in a comedy series. In Atlanta, Glover plays a dad and a college dropout whose cousin becomes a famous rapper.

“Atlanta” Wins Big for Acting and Directing at the Emmy’s

Donald Glover, who plays Earnest “Earn” Marks in the FX hit Atlanta, won the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for acting, his second Emmy win of the night. He was also nominated for outstanding writing, and won a second trophy for Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series for his work on an experimental episode of Atlanta. His wins make him the first black director to win an Emmy for work on a comedy series, and the first black man since 1985 to win an Emmy for lead acting in a comedy series. In Atlanta, Glover plays a dad and a college dropout whose cousin becomes a famous rapper.

Michigan ranks No. 1 in discretionary income, Detroit No. 5

Trove Technologies, Inc. has released the first annual Trove Discretionary Income Study showing that the state of Michigan ranks #1 among all states for discretionary income, while the city of Detroit ranks #5 among major cities nationwide. Michigan also places five small cities among the top 10 nationally. The Trove Discretionary Income Study is the first of its kind to incorporate data that reflect regional differences in salaries, cost of living, and taxes to most accurately reveal the take home pay of American workers across 778 occupations. While there are many “cost-of-living” calculators that highlight general income differences across cities, there are no others that take into account the effect of taxes on the cost of living or identify the significant differences by occupation.

DDOT bus drivers share in more than $250K in bonuses

The City of Detroit’s 500 bus drivers are sharing more than $250,000 in bonuses distributed on their payday, according to DDOT Director Dan Dirks. The across-the-board bonuses are a result of a fare box incentive program the Department of Transportation launched in 2016.

Juvenile Justice Reform Gets A Shot In The Arm With New Act

Cook County legislators recently held a press conference to recognize the passage of the Youth Opportunity and Fairness Act, which aims to increase the protections surrounding sealed juvenile records.

Photo: WBEZ/Bill Healy

Tips to Make Math Your Child’s Favorite Subject

(StatePoint) For many students, math can seem like a chore. Not only are the concepts sometimes tough at first, but teachers are required to keep their lessons moving at a particular pace, making it easy for any student to get lost in the classroom shuffle.

With Darkness came love

We have seen the beauty of the human spirit when adversity arrives to shake us and deliver us from evil.
Often it takes a personal tragedy or in this instance a hurricane to awaken the human spirit.
We see it, as we reach out to embrace others in need.
And in these moments, I feel the most alive, and in brotherhood with mankind`s spirit of love.
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This Weekend: Nick Cave, Jeanne Gang and Kahil El’Zabar “Here Hear Chicago”

This weekend in Chicago, there is a wonderful line-up of activities taking place throughout various communities. Following a successful debut performance of Here Hear Chicago on Wednesday, Navy Pier looks forward to continuing to showcase the works of world-renowned contemporary artist Nick Cave and international architect and MacArthur Fellow Jeanne Gang this weekend. The two creative powerhouses have come together for the first time to present Here Hear Chicago, a new site-specific project series that incorporates art, design and performance. This collaboration is an extension of the free public programming for the Chicago Architecture Biennial and EXPO CHICAGO.