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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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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.

The post Judge Greg Mathis heads to Flint, Michigan to try to fix the water crisis once and for all appeared first on theGrio.

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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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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.

The post Michigan lawmaker proposes renaming part of highway after Aretha Franklin appeared first on theGrio.

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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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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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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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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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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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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 […]

The post The Download | June 5th: President Trump uninvites Super Bowl champs + Stanley family looking for answers from Detroit officials + Issa Rae host CFDA appeared first on theGrio.

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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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In 2002, Ryan Montgomery — who you know better as Royce da 5’9” — unapologetically rapped, If you hate me, you hate the D on track two of his debut. He meant that. “Rock City,” which also featured his best friend and frequent collaborator Eminem, was a Detroit battle cry. It was an anthem for […]

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Detroit, Golf, Midnight Golf Program -

The 2018 Masters Tournament has a new champion, and his name isn’t Tiger Woods. But young black golfers, like the participants in Detroit’s Midnight Golf Program, are still excited about the game and their place in the sport. The Midnight Golf Program, affectionately known as “MGP,” is a selective, golf-centered program that was founded by […]

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Laz Alonso has never been one to hold his tongue and he had plenty to say while walking the red carpet at the ninth annual AAFCA Awards in Los Angeles on Wednesday evening.

The post EXCLUSIVE: Laz Alonso on Amara La Negra’s ‘afro-latina’ issues, Janet Jackson & more appeared first on theGrio.

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#BlackWomenLead, #MeToo, Activism, Carmen Perez, Detroit, Donald Trump, Flint, Hillary Clinton, Linda Sarsour, Midterms, NAACP, News, Opinion, Politics, Tarana Burke, Women's March, Women’s Convention -

When Democrat Doug Jones won the Alabama senate race in December, Black women were proclaimed saviors. A whopping 98 percent of Black women voted for Jones, putting the one-time long shot ahead of accused pedophile, Judge Roy Moore. While the Twitter memes and congratulatory hashtags went viral, the reality is that Black women have a […]

The post What will the Women’s March do for Black Women in 2018? There’s still plenty to fight for. appeared first on theGrio.

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25 Days of Sweetness, Detroit, Figure Skating, Geneva Williams, Kendyll Martin -

Asked recently which event she was more excited about — the 2018 Winter Olympics or the recently released Tonya Harding biopic I, Tonya — 13-year-old figure skater Kendyll Martin quickly said the Olympics. After all, she hadn’t even been born when Nancy Kerrigan was assaulted at Cobo Arena and wasn’t familiar with arguably the most […]

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The United States is vast and diverse with so many travel destinations to choose from...

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Ben Wallace, Detroit, Detroit Pistons, Detroit Red Wings, Detroit Riots, Hockey, Jay-Z, NBA, Rick Mahorn, Tiger Stadium -

Digital images of perhaps the world’s most famous rapper flash across giant screens. The screens rise toward the ceiling of Little Caesars Arena, the most recent of three new sports venues to emerge in downtown Detroit. It’s where the Pistons play. Near one side of Jay-Z’s 360-degree stage, LeBron James, perhaps the world’s most famous […]

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Black Women, Detroit, Events, Feminism, Natasha Alford, News, Politics, TheGrio Originals, True Story, Video, Women's March, Womens Rights, Women’s Convention -

When Congresswoman Maxine Waters went viral for “reclaiming” her time during a committee meeting this summer, black women collectively sighed with her. Beyond the rambling testimony Rep. Waters was shutting down, many women of all backgrounds saw a real-life testimony of taking power back in her statement. For black women who’ve endured the exhausting realities of […]

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Aisha Sabatini Sloan, Arts, Books, Crowdsourcing, Detroit, Kima Jones, Muhammad Ali -

Aisha Sabatini Sloan’s new book will knock you to your knees. In Dreaming of Ramadi in Detroit (1913 Press), she meditates on the United States’ tumultuous existence since 2013 and uses art (conceptual, theatrical, traditional) as well as her own recollections to make sense of it all — and to heal. Sloan’s memories weave through […]

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Detroit, Get Lifted, Michigan Wolverines, NFL, Tamika D. Mallory, Women's March -

The revolution was televised. On Jan. 21, networks tuned in to watch 2.6 million people across the world come together for an iconic moment. A five-hour rally known as the Women’s March took place. The event highlighted topics dealing with criminal justice reform, social justice, racial discrimination, domestic violence and women’s rights, and it implored […]

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