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Michigan Law Review names Megan Brown its 1st African-American editor
Jan30

Michigan Law Review names Megan Brown its 1st African-American editor

Megan Brown claimed both Atlanta and Detroit as places she grew up. “When I’m in Michigan, I say I’m from Atlanta; when I’m in Atlanta, I say I’m from Michigan,’’ said Brown. “I don’t think I’m a full Michigander and I don’t think I’m a full Georgian.” But now she’s a full-time editor. Brown, 25, was named editor-in-chief of the University of Michigan Law Review, which is run by students. By all accounts, she is the...

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The Detroit News: “910 AM suspends Rev. Rideout’s show”
Dec12

The Detroit News: “910 AM suspends Rev. Rideout’s show”

Detroit church pastor W.J. Rideout III’s radio show on WFDF-AM (910) has been suspended indefinitely, officials said Tuesday. Denise “Dody” Johnson, the Southfield-based station’s manager, said in a statement Rideout’s show, which airs at 7 p.m. Saturdays, has been suspended. Later in the day, WXYZ officials said they put Maddox on administrative leave and are investigating the allegations. Officials said...

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Off the Air: WXYZ Benches Anchor Malcom Maddox During Sex Harassment Inquiry
Dec07

Off the Air: WXYZ Benches Anchor Malcom Maddox During Sex Harassment Inquiry

The nationwide outing of accused sexual harassers reaches Detroit media. WXYZ anchor Malcom Maddox is on administrative leave while the station investigates a newly public accusation by an unnamed woman at the ABC affiliate. The announcement comes right after a half-hour press conference Wednesday morning in which Rev. W.J. Rideout III, pastor of Our God’s People Church in Detroit, claimed that Vice President and General Manager...

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Watch: Sterling Heights mayor to Twitter troll: ‘Go to hell … You’re an a——‘
Oct05

Watch: Sterling Heights mayor to Twitter troll: ‘Go to hell … You’re an a——‘

The last generation called them instigators or rabble rousers, but this generation calls them trolls because they troll social media looking to start trouble. Sterling Heights Mayor Michael Taylor said that’s exactly what he encountered on Twitter recently, and he used vulgarity that some people were disappointed to see from an elected official. The argument started over a brand new skate park that hasn’t opened to the...

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WATCH: Two Can Play That Game (The Play)
Sep25

WATCH: Two Can Play That Game (The Play)

DON’T MISS THIS EPIC EVENT!  ...

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New Life for Detroit’s Dexter Avenue?
Sep13

New Life for Detroit’s Dexter Avenue?

Every once in awhile, I think about the corned beef sandwiches from Dexter Esquire. The old sandwich shop that used to be on Dexter Avenue in Russell Woods, next to the Arbor Drugs that eventually became a CVS, is no more. As a matter of fact, there’s a lot of things on Dexter that are no more. I grew up in Russell Woods, and I remember Na’im — his last name escapes me — owning a lot of property on the Ave. (He also fixed...

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