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Salavation Army brings meals to Detroit's poorest neighborhood

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Salavation Army brings meals to Detroit's poorest neighborhood


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ESPN: 'Inappropriate' for Jemele Hill to call Donald Trump a white supremacist

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ESPN: 'Inappropriate' for Jemele Hill to call Donald Trump a white supremacist


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Kid Rock defends himself about racism charges

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Women’s colleges more welcoming to transgender students

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Teenager charged with killing his mother in Farmington Hills

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Teenager charged with killing his mother in Farmington Hills


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Take cloak of anonymity from racists so people can see who they really are

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Take cloak of anonymity from racists so people can see who they really are


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Kathryn Bigelow wants Detroit to help end racial profiling

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Okla. City man killed by police was deaf, captain says
Oklahoma City — Oklahoma City police officers who opened fire on a man who was approaching them holding a metal pipe apparently didn’t hear witnesses yelling that the man was deaf, the department said Wednesday. Police Capt. Bo Mathews said 35-year-old Magdiel Sanchez wasn’t obeying the officers’ commands before one shot him with a gun and the other with a Taser on Tuesday night   Read More ...
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Fight sparks fatal shooting on Detroit's west side
Detroit Police are investigating a Wednesday morning shooting that claimed the life of a 54-year-old man on the city's west side. Dontae Freeman, the Detroit Police Department's social media manager, said the incident happened at about 6:35 a.m. in the 8300 block of Roselawn near Joy Road and Wyoming Avenue. He said the victim was shot in the head and pronounced dead at the scene   Read More ...
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Man killed in Calhoun Co. officer-involved shooting identified
One person is dead after an officer-involved shooting, Calhoun County authorities confirm. Authorities have identified the victim as 31-year-old Jesse VanSipe from Michigan. The shooting happened near Piedmont and involved a Calhoun County deputy and VanSipe, who may have been mentally ill.Sheriff Matthew Wade says a deputy answered a call on Helen Drive in a remote section of Piedmont of a suspicious person outside a residence   Read More ...
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Michigan State: White supremacist group denial was over safety, not squelching free speech
The National Policy Institute, led by white supremacist Richard Spencer, has asked for space in September on Michigan State University's campus David Jesse, Detroit Free Press. For about a month, Michigan State University engaged in conversations with a white supremacist group about renting space on campus to the group for a speech. Then came Charlottesville, and MSU was done talking   Read More ...
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3 arrested after protest for slain Georgia Tech student
Atlanta — Three people were arrested during a protest that followed a vigil for a Georgia Tech student who was fatally shot by campus police, a university spokesman said. Police shot and killed Scout Schultz late Saturday night after the 21-year-old student called 911 to report an armed and possibly intoxicated suspicious person, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation has said. Georgia Tech issued alerts urging students to shelter indoors Monday night because of violent protests   Read More ...
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More protests set after quiet night in St. Louis
St. Louis — Protesters gathered outside the jail in downtown St. Louis to show solidarity with those who remain behind bars, but there was no repeat of the vandalism that occurred over the weekend. More demonstrations are expected Tuesday, four days after a judge found ex-officer Jason Stockley not guilty in the 2011 shooting death of 24-year-old Anthony Lamar Smith. Organizers did not give any details about Tuesday’s protests   Read More ...
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Man shot, injured outside of Detroit gas station
A 29-year-old man was shot and wounded Sunday night outside of a gas station on Eight Mile near Schoenherr on Detroit's east side. Detroit Police Department spokeswoman Jennifer Watson said the shooting happened at 11:10 p.m. in the 14000 block of E. Eight Mile. The motive for the shooting isn't clear, police said. Watson said the victim was walking into the gas station when he was approached by the suspect who was armed with a handgun   Read More ...
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1 dead, 3 wounded in Detroit drive-by shooting
A 27-year-old African-American man has died and three others were injured in a drive-by shooting Sunday on Detroit's west side, police said. The shooting happened at about 8:50 p.m. Sunday in the 5000 block of Stanton Street near Grand River Avenue and West Warren Avenue, Detroit Police Department spokeswoman Jennifer Watson said. The four victims were standing in front of a building when a vehicle approached them and someone inside it opened fire on the group, she said   Read More ...
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Dozens arrested as St. Louis readies for more protests
St. Louis — Hundreds of police officers in riot gear mobilized in downtown St. Louis after another day of peaceful protests over an ex-police officer’s acquittal in the death of a black man, making dozens of arrests amid reports of property damage and vandalism in the streets. Authorities made the arrests shortly before midnight, saying people had ignored orders to disperse after the peaceful protests   Read More ...
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Trump’s childhood home becomes showcase for refugees
New York — President Donald Trump’s childhood home in New York had some new occupants over the weekend — refugees who shared their stories as a way to draw attention to the refugee crisis as the United Nations General Assembly convenes this week with Trump in attendance. The three-story Tudor-style home in Queens that Trump’s father, Fred, built in 1940 is now a rental available on Airbnb that anyone can stay in for $725 a night   Read More ...
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St. Louis area sees 3rd day of protest
St. Louis — Several hundred protesters were marching in downtown St. Louis near the city’s police headquarters Sunday evening, and later through the St. Louis University campus, continuing demonstrations over the acquittal of a white former police officer charged in the shooting death of a black man. Heading into a third night of protests, organizers said they were frustrated that a few people who have caused trouble at night could make it harder to spread their nonviolent message   Read More ...
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St. Louis cop’s acquittal triggers 2nd day of protests
St. Louis — Noisy demonstrators marched through an upscale shopping mall Saturday to protest the acquittal of a white former St. Louis police officer in the fatal shooting of a black man, pickup up after a night of mostly peaceful demonstrations that escalated into scattered acts of vandalism and violence. A few hundred people walked through West County Center in Des Peres loudly chanting slogans such as “black lives matter” and “it is our duty to fight for our freedom” to decry the judge’s verdict Friday clearing ex-St   Read More ...
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Cambodian leader, angry with US, wants Peace Corps out
Phnom Penh, Cambodia — Cambodia’s leader has escalated his feud with the United States, calling Friday for U.S. Peace Corps volunteers doing development work to be withdrawn. Prime Minister Hun Sen’s demand was part of an anti-American tirade in a speech to garment workers on the outskirts of the capital, Phnom Penh. It came a day after he told a pro-government newspaper that he will order the withdrawal of U   Read More ...
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Trump says London attack by ‘loser terrorist’
Washington — President Donald Trump is calling a fire at a London subway station another attack “by a loser terrorist” and suggesting police there may have missed an opportunity to prevent it. He also says the government should cut off Internet access to extremist groups. rump tweeted Friday: “Another attack in London by a loser terrorist. These are sick and demented people who were in the sights of Scotland Yard   Read More ...
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Trump renews talk of ‘bad dudes’ opposing white supremacists
Washington — President Donald Trump repeated Thursday that he thought there were “bad dudes” among the people who assembled to oppose a white nationalist protest in Virginia, a day after the Senate’s lone black Republican spoke with him about blaming “many sides” for the violence and death around a Confederate statue. Trump met with Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina on Wednesday at the White House, where he explained his comment, and why he said there were “very fine people” among the nationalists and neo-Nazis protesting the possible removal of a Confederate statue in Charlottesville, Virginia, last month   Read More ...
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Police: Family violence leads to shed fire, arrest in Pontiac
A 27-year-old Pontiac woman is under arrest after allegedly setting a shed containing her brother's clothes ablaze, after the 15-year-old boy allegedly assaulted her. The fire required four children under the age of six, including two 1-year-olds, to evacuate the home while firefighters worked to tame the blaze. Trouble started about 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, police say, on the 700 block of Pensacola in Pontiac   Read More ...
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Follow the truck that feeds detroit's poorest neighborhoods
The Salvation Army's Bed and Bread truck brings free meals to the hungry and the poor, right in the neighborhoods where they live.   Read More ...
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ESPN's Jemele Hill addresses her Donald Trump comments: I 'expressed my personal beliefs'
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders described as 'outrageous,' comments made by ESPN anchor Jemele Hill after she tweeted that President Donald Trump was 'a white supremacist' and 'a bigot.' (Sept. 13) The ESPN SportsCenter anchor caught fire on Twitter earlier this week for calling President Donald Trump a white supremacist Jemele Hill has addressed "the elephant in the room   Read More ...
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Sketch released of suspect in Detroit fatal shooting
Detroit police on Wednesday released a composite sketch of a suspect connected to a fatal shooting reported last month on the city’s east side. Investigators said a 53-year-old man was shot after opening his door for a woman who knocked at about 5:50 a.m. Aug. 13 in the 5500 block of Neff. The woman is described as an African-American in her 20s or early 30s, 5-foot-5, 135-140 pounds, medium complexion, with light brown eyes and reddish brown shoulder-length hair   Read More ...
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Doc: Doctors screen for domestic violence
Dear Dr. Roach: Having recently changed doctors I filled out a new-patient intake. It had this question: ‘’Do you feel safe in your home?’’ It seemed like a question that might evoke a response for a lot of possible issues that could make a person feel unsafe. I’m pleased to know that my new doctor cares about the safety of her patients, but what if a patient is not ready to divulge an unsafe situation? Dear G   Read More ...
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UN urges end Myanmar to end violence against Rohingya
Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh — With Myanmar drawing condemnation for violence that has driven nearly 380,000 Rohingya Muslims to flee the country, the government said Wednesday its leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, will skip this month’s U.N. General Assembly meetings. Suu Kyi will miss the assembly’s ministerial session, which opens Sept. 19 and runs through Sept. 25, in order to address domestic security issues, according to presidential office spokesman Zaw Htay   Read More ...
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1 dead, 3 hurt in Washington state high school shooting
Rockford, Wash. — A shooter opened fire at a high school in Washington state Wednesday, killing one person and injuring at least three others, authorities said. Brian Schaeffer of the Spokane Fire Department told reporters that one person died at Freeman High School in the tiny town of Rockford, south of Spokane, and three injured victims were taken to a hospital   Read More ...
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Salavation Army brings meals to Detroit's poorest neighborhood
Children who live at the Sojourner Truth Housing Project reach toward the Bed and Bread program food truck as Lannell Smith, 43, of Detroit, hands out Lunchables on March 2, 2017. You ought to see the look on their faces when they get those bags, said driver Gregory Taylor of the kids. Its like Christmas. That makes my day, the looks on those faces   Read More ...
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ESPN: 'Inappropriate' for Jemele Hill to call Donald Trump a white supremacist
Jemele Hill, a SportsCenter anchor, tweeted that Donald Trump 'is a white supremacist who has largely surrounded himself w/ other white supremacists' ESPN has distanced itself from a string of Jemele Hill tweets that called President Donald Trump a white supremacist "who has largely surrounded himself w/ other white supremacists." Hill - a SportsCenter anchor, Michigan native and former Detroit Free Press sports writer - went on a Twitter tirade Monday about Trump, calling him "the most ignorant, offensive president of my lifetime   Read More ...
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Justices allow Trump admin ban on most refugees
The justices on Tuesday agreed to an administration request to block a lower court ruling that would have eased the refugee ban and allowed up to 24,000 refugees to enter the country before the end of October. The order was not the court’s last word on the travel policy that President Donald Trump first rolled out in January. The justices are scheduled to hear arguments on Oct   Read More ...
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Protesters march outside LCA to protest Kid Rock
Buy Photo. Detroit — A group of 200 people gathered Tuesday in Grand Circus Park, chanting “No justice, no pizza” as they marched along Woodward Avenue toward the new Little Caesars Arena to protest Kid Rock’s appearance for the venue’s grand opening. The Michigan chapter of the National Action Network organized the demonstration, which was to head to the front entrance of the arena   Read More ...
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Protesters march before Kid Rock show at Little Caesars Arena
National Action Network Detroit chapter president William Davis speaks to protesters gathered at Grand Circus Park in Detroit before a protest against Kid Rock’s performance at the Little Caesars Arena in Detroit on Tuesday Sept. 12, 2017.   Read More ...
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Riley: Protesting Kid Rock wrong use of valuable civil rights energy, time
I can understand the frustration of feeling like the city is rising without taking some of its staunchest, most loyal residents with it. I can understand not liking that Olympia Entertainment chose to christen its hockey arena with a performer who has aligned himself with a white nationalist president. I get it. But here’s the thing: Is this the hill to die on? This is not the battle that Fannie Lou Hamer took to Congress or Dr   Read More ...
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Westland man charged in roommate's fatal stabbing
A 22-year-old Westland man is facing first-degree murder charges in the stabbing death of his roommate. Jovia Nikoloski was arraigned on the charge in 18th District Court in Westland Tuesday, officials said. If convicted, he faces life in prison. A judge ordered Nikoloski to be held at the Wayne County Jail without bond, police said in a statement. He also scheduled his next court appearance for Sept   Read More ...
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Man shot after attempted robbery at bus stop
A 33-year-old man exited a bus on Detroit's east side early Tuesday morning, was approached by a man who tried to rob him, and shot when the robbery was unsuccessful, police said. The attempted robbery-turned-shooting took place about 12:15 a.m. in the area of McNichols and Runyon, which is west of Hoover. Detroit police spokesman Dontae Freeman says the victim had just exited a bus on McNichols and was headed toward Runyon, in an alley   Read More ...
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Kid Rock defends himself about racism charges
Musician Kid Rock on Monday defended himself against charges of racism from a Detroit-based civil rights group, claiming he wouldn’t be facing such attacks were he not considering a run for the U.S. Senate. A Detroit-based affiliate of the National Action Network said last week it would protest Kid Rock’s six-show run opening the new Little Caesars Arena in Detroit this week, aiming to get the concerts canceled   Read More ...
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Police: Woman fatally stabbed, suspect arrested
A 41-year-old Detroit woman was found slain in her home Monday morning, the victim, police believe, of a fatal stabbing. The man suspected of taking her life has been arrested. The woman's body was discovered about 5:15 a.m. in her home on the 19700 block of Sorrento, which is north of West Outer Drive and west of Meyers on Detroit's west side   Read More ...
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Police: Man, woman fatally shot in vehicle on west side
A man and a woman, both unidentified at this point, were found fatally shot inside a vehicle on Detroit's west side last weekend, police said. It was 5:56 a.m. Saturday when the victims, a John and Jane Doe, were discovered "slumped over" in the front seats of a dark blue 2010 Chevy Malibu, said Jennifer Watson, a Detroit Police Department spokeswoman   Read More ...
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At least 8 dead after shooting in North Texas
Plano, Texas — At least eight people are dead, including the suspect, after a shooting at a home in Plano, Texas, authorities in North Texas said. The shooting occurred around 8 p.m. Sunday in the city less than 20 miles northeast of Dallas. Plano police spokesman David Tilley said police initially responded to a report of shots fired. When the first officer arrived and went inside the home, the officer confronted the suspected shooter   Read More ...
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Myanmar accused of laying mines after refugee injuries
Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh — Myanmar’s military has been accused of planting land mines in the path of Rohingya Muslims fleeing violence in its western Rakhine state, with Amnesty International reporting two people wounded Sunday. Refugee accounts of the latest spasm of violence in Rakhine have typically described shootings by soldiers and arson attacks on villages. But there are at least several cases that point to anti-personnel land mines or other explosives as the cause of injuries on the border with Bangladesh, where 300,000 Rohingya have fled in the past two weeks   Read More ...
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Women’s colleges more welcoming to transgender students
Wellesley, Mass. — Until last year, Ninotska Love would have been barred from attending Wellesley College. She’s an accomplished student who has persevered through hardship, but under longstanding rules, the college would have rejected her. Now the rules have changed. This week, Love became one of the first transgender women to attend Wellesley in the school’s 147-year history. “For me to be accepted to one of the best colleges for women in the nation, it is a big validation of the person that I have become   Read More ...
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Protesters demand charges ‘swiftly’ in teen’s ATV death
Buy Photo. About 30 protesters Friday urged the Wayne County prosecutor to “swiftly” issue charges in the case of a teenage ATV rider who crashed after being chased and Tased by a Michigan State Police trooper. People marched outside Frank Murphy Hall of Justice chanting “Justice Now,” urging Prosecutor Kym Worthy to bring criminal charges against the trooper, identified by a police source as Mark Bessner   Read More ...
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Michigan man pleads guilty to smuggling drugs in New Mexico
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The second of three Michigan men arrested on drug trafficking charges at a New Mexico bus terminal last year has pleaded guilty in federal court. The U.S. attorney's office in New Mexico says 28-year-old Southfield, Michigan, resident Lewayne Deray Jennings pleaded guilty to a methamphetamine trafficking charge Wednesday. A co-defendant, 22-year-old Detroit resident Marcus Bernard Harris Jr   Read More ...
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Lions’ Don Carey sets out to help victims of violence
Allen Park — During the past week, Houston Texans defensive lineman J.J. Watt has shown the power of his platform. After setting an initial goal of raising $200,000 to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey, he’s gone on to generate $27 million, and counting, in donations. Detroit Lions safety Don Carey, the team’s Walter Payton Man of the Year nominee last season for his charitable works with Detroit schools, has his sights set on a smaller, but equally meaningful goal   Read More ...
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Kalamazoo shooting victim Abbie Kopf returns to school 1½ years later
About 400 people gathered for a memorial service Feb. 20, a year after a mass shooting took the lives of five people and wounded two. Public officials, family members and others spoke before a memorial park plan was revealed. andy fitzpatrick. BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — The youngest survivor of an Uber driver's alleged shooting rampage in Kalamazoo, Michigan, is returning to school part time   Read More ...
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