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Aretha Franklin, Detroit, Money, Music, News, Real Estate, Top Stories -

The last property owned in Detroit by late singing legend Aretha Franklin, a 5,600-square-foot mansion, has been sold for less than half a million dollars.

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Brennan Walker, Detroit, Jeffrey Zeigler, News, Top Stories -

Jeffrey Zeigler was sentenced to up to 10 years on an attempted murder conviction for shooting Brennan Walker, who was 14 at the time of the incident.

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Lem Barney, who spent 10 Hall of Fame seasons with the Detroit Lions and is an icon in Detroit sports, is suing a local pizza chain, claiming he and his wife were discriminated against and told to go to a location in a majority Black area. According to the Detroit News, the lawsuit was filed […]

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As Judge Greg Mathis continues to serve justice on our television screens, few know that he is also fighting for justice when he's off the bench.

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A Detroit man has been vindicated by the courts after three racist white women phoned authorities to report him for what his lawyer has dubbed “gardening while black.”

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For more than a year, three white women made Marc Peeples’ life hell—all for the sin of building a community garden in their Detroit neighborhood.


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Detroit, Funeral Home, infant bodies, News, remains infant bodies, Top Stories -

The gruesome discovery of 11 infant bodies inside a shut-down funeral home in Detroit has police scrambling to identify the babies and left one mother wondering if her child is among the deceased. The Cantrell Funeral Home was closed down back in April after inspectors cited a number of unsanitary violations, the Detroit News reports. But last […]

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Jeffrey Zeigler, the White, suburban Detroit homeowner who shot at a lost Black teenager, was convicted Friday after being found guilty by a jury in Oakland County Circuit Court of assault with intent to commit great bodily harm.

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Cell Phones, Comedy, Concerts, Detroit, Entertainment, Kevin Hart, Video -

  In 2018, the age of cell phone videos, selfies, and live streams during shows, some performers are pretty particular about cell phones coming out at their shows. Comedians such as Chris Rock and Dave Chappelle even have policies where fans will lock their cell phones in pouches during the show. But if you’re going to a Kevin Hart show, he […]

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Aretha Franklin, Detroit, Entertainment, Lodge Freeway, News, Queen of Soul, Video -

Detroit just can’t get enough of showing its love for legendary “Queen of Soul” Aretha Franklin, who died in August at age 76 from pancreatic cancer.

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#BlackOnBlue, Black on Blue, Detroit, News, Police Brutality, Racial Profiling, Racism -

TheGrio has launched a special series called #BlackonBlue to examine the relationship between law enforcement and African-Americans. Our reporters and videographers will investigate police brutality and corruption while also exploring local and national efforts to improve policing in our communities. Join the conversation, or share your own story, using the hashtag #BlackonBlue. The Detroit police chief has fired a rookie white police officer who used his Instagram account to make […]

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Detroit, Featured, Murder, News, School -

An apparent fight over a boy led to the stabbing death of a promising 16-year-old girl on Wednesday at a high school just outside of Detroit and sent shockwaves through the community. The school district identified 16-year-old Danyna Gibson as the victim, who was reportedly stabbed twice in the chest with a steak knife at […]

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Brownstone, Detroit, Entertainment, News, Nicci Gilbert, Short Film -

Nicci Gilbert, Grammy-nominated lead singer of Brownstone, is taking on the big screen in her new short film Social Conflict.

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1. At 3:30 p.m. Friday afternoon—a time which was already 30 minutes past the very optimistic target ending time on the agenda for Aretha Franklin’s homegoing—my wife and I left the house during Rev. Jesse Jackson’s speech to buy a mattress for a bed delivered to us the day before.


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An Appreciation, Aretha Franklin, Detroit, Music, Rest In Peace -

DETROIT — Respectfully, the work that Aretha Franklin has done — those foundations that her friends, contemporaries, family members and heads of states marveled about during her nearly 11-hour viewing and funeral service — isn’t enough. Not now. And not moving forward. On Friday, in her hometown of Detroit, thousands of parishioners, many of them […]

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They gon’ lay Aretha Franklin’s burdens down in Detroit on Friday, Aug. 31. And it’s going to happen in tremendous fashion. Her body has already seen outfit changes fit for a woman whose fashion stylings were as much a part of her charm as her take-no-prisoners attitude about the industry.


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Aretha Franklin, Detroit, Funeral, News, Queen of Soul, Video -

Here are a few ways that you can catch every moment of Aretha Franklin's star-studded home-going services online and on television.

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Tuesday morning marks the first day the public can pay tribute to legendary singer Aretha Franklin in Detroit, Michigan. Starting today at 9 a.m. and running through Wednesday at 9 p.m., Franklin’s body will lie in honor at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African-American History in a gold casket.


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Aretha Franklin, Detroit, Faith Hill, Jennifer Hudson, News, Stevie Wonder, Video -

  Even as the city of Detroit mourns the loss of the legendary Aretha Franklin, one of the more anticipated announcements has been who would be tapped to perform at the Queen of Soul’s funeral next week. The wait is over as the Associated Press is reporting that an all-star lineup, led by Stevie Wonder, will perform at Aretha’s […]

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Maybe the fourth time will be the charm. At least that’s what 63-year-old singer-songwriter Jermaine Jackson hopes when he heads back down the aisle with his new lady love who happens to be three years older than his niece, Paris. According to a RadarOnline, the music icon and Jackson Five legend is set to wed […]

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When mourners arrive at Detroit’s Greater Grace Temple on Friday, August 31 to pay tribute to Aretha Franklin, they will be greeted with a sea of pink—pink Cadillacs, that is.


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Family, fans, and visitors gathered with members of Detroit’s New Bethel Baptist Church to remember Aretha Franklin during a special Sunday service just days after her death. The Queen of Soul died Thursday of pancreatic cancer at age 76. READ MORE: Click here to see all of theGrio’s coverage of the wake of Aretha Franklin’s […]

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To the rest of the world, she was the "Queen of Soul" but to residents in her hometown of Detroit who followed her more than 50-year career, she was simply "Aretha."

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Aretha Franklin, Bo Jackson, Detroit, Detroit Lions, Detroit Pistons, MLB, Muhammad Ali, Music, NFL, Obituary, Olympics, Rest In Peace, Wrestlemania -

When the death of Aretha Franklin was announced to the world, the somber news was met with the kind of reverence usually reserved for political dignitaries or royalty. And what else would you expect for the Queen of Soul, the most celebrated voice of not just her generation but perhaps of all time? There are […]

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Aretha Franklin, Black History, Detroit, Music, Obituary, Rest In Peace -

And now, it’s time to pay the Queen our utmost respect. After a largely private battle with pancreatic cancer, musical icon Aretha Louise Franklin has died at the age of 76. The woman who gave women a voice — the woman who is one of the best-selling musicians of all time, with a litany of […]

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Business, Carhartt, Detroit, Detroit Mercantile Co., Featured, Ibrahim Mission, Racism, Robert Stanzler -

Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged 50-year-old Robert Stanzler, owner of Detroit Mercantile Co., with misdemeanor assault and battery for spitting on security guard Ibrahim Mission.

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Losing a child can be quite tough for a parent to accept and one grieving mother of Detroit wasn't exactly ready to move forward. 

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Clemency, Commutation, Detroit, Jesus, Kwame Kilpatrick, News, Politics, Trump, Video -

In a lengthy Facebook post, former Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick laid out all the reasons why Donald Trump should commute his 28-year prison sentence.

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Black History, Detroit, Events, Featured, News, Thank You, weekend celebrations, William "Doc" Pickard -

Beginning Friday, June 22 through Sunday, June 24, William "Doc" Pickard has scheduled a weekend of “Thank You, Detroit” events for friends, co-workers and the city.

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CFDA Awards, Detroit, Entertainment, Issa Rae, Kanye West, Top Stories, Video -

Today on #TheDownload… NFL Super Bowl Champs, The Philadelphia Eagles, will not be attending a ceremony at the White House because the president uninvited them. According to a statement released by Donald Trump: “They disagree with their president because he insists that they proudly stand for the national anthem.” A family in Detroit is demanding […]

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Derek Roberts Shooting, detroit, gun violence, National, News, Race, Racial tensions, Rami Ali Jaber, Reverend David Bullock -

A Detroit community is still reeling from the death of a 34-year-old Black man fatally shot by a gas station clerk last Sunday. A group of activists gathered Saturday, May 19, outside the Citgo gas station where Derek Roberts was gunned down by clerk Rami Ali Jaber during a dispute over a purchase...

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