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EXCLUSIVE: Dr. Benjamin Chavis Jr. Visits With a "Strong Bill Cosby"

On the first anniversary of his imprisonment, Bill Cosby received a visit from Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr., the renown civil rights leader and lead-member of the famed political prisoner group known...

 

PHOTO OF THE WEEK

Members of the Adult and Youth Branchs of the Michigan NAACP showed ther support for the members of the UAW that are currently on strike.. The participates took time from their 83rd Annual Michigan...

 

Detroit Youth Choir wins the heart of America

The Detroit Youth Choir left it all on the stage on Tuesday, September 17. That was their final performance on their journey to be named the 2019 America's Got Talent winners. The 52-member choir...

 

Downriver Wild 'N Out was full of jokes

ECORSE - Nick Cannon's Wild 'N Out has been a television jewel since its premiere in 2005. A platform was created where our favorite up and coming comedians came together and started their careers....

 

NNPA Observes Black Music Month, National Homeownership and Juneteenth

In June, the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) joins with millions of other Americans in celebration of Black Music Month and National Homeownership Month. As the trade association...

 

Red Bull Arts Detroit Viewfinder series:

Detroit has a reputation for talent and history. Detroit's culture of art, style and music will all always thrive. But voices outside the arts have shifted the narrative. Chunks of the lineage has bee...

 

2019 Motor City Comic Con

To the pop culture fans of Metro Detroit, an event bigger than the super bowl, or NBA Finals has made an appearance in Novi. 2019 Motor City Comic Con expected to rise to the grandiose shenanigans of...

 

Dearborn Heights Library Puppet Show Fun for All Ages

The world of make-believe is a land of vast possibilities. Jim Moyer, Youth Services Librarian for the city of Dearborn Heights, knows that make-believe and education can sometimes go hand in hand. Mo...

 

FILM REVIEW: By Dwight Brown

Little is a guilty pleasure. The guilt comes as you watch a 14-year-old actress (Marsai Martin, Black-ish) behaving like a lustful 38-year-old female who flirts with a middle school teacher.It's...

 

Resident Artist Opening Reception at Red Bull Arts Detroit

On April 12th Detroit came out in a wide artistic lump to support the Artist Residents of Red Bull Detroit. The Artist Residency program is vital to Red Bull Arts Detroit's commitment to the needs of...

 

Red Bull Arts Detroit:

The Slideshow Series is a program Red Bull Arts Detroit has adapted from it's New York counterpart. The series invites artists, and professionals of all forms to present an area of interest or...

 

Tyler Perry's A Madea Family Funeral By Dwight Brown NNPA, Newswire Film Critic

Madea's loyal fans have two choices. They can say goodbye to their eccentric Aunty by attending her touring play or wish her adieu at a movie theater. Judging by what's on screen in this anemic...

 

Red Bull Arts Detroit Hosts Inaugural "Viewfinder" Discussion Series

Three times a year, Red Bull Arts Detroit host an art residency. In which three different artists inhabit the same space to create work for a larger showcase. The Viewfinder Series puts the artists...

 

2019 Oscars: Black Filmmakers Win Big

The 2019 Academy Awards have come to an end and #BlackGirlMagic and #BlackBoyJoy were in full effect as some of our favorites walked away with gold statuettes, some after a 30-year uphill climb....

 

Black Millennials Embrace the Struggle and Message of Rapper 21 Savage

Becoming a well-known hip-hop rapper involves displaying creative genius and talent on the stage and in recording studios. Unfortunately, for some young aspiring hip-hop artists, unjust...

 

In the Battle for Peace, Ecorse High School Wins the Latest Round

The battle for peace is continuing in two downriver school districts. Since October 22, 2108, Ecorse High School in the Ecorse Community School District and Robichaud High School in the Westwood...

 

Hattie McDaniel First African American Oscar Winner

Long before Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and the Internet, Hattie McDaniel knew what it meant to "clap back" against her haters. Upon hearing backlash for film roles where she portrayed a servant ...

 

The Carr Center Presents A Percussion Conversation featuring Savion Glover, Dee Dee Bridgewater and Terri Lyne Carrington

DETROIT - The Carr Center is bringing three powerhouse entertainers together for the ultimate improvisation performance. Savion Glover will dance to the beat of Terri Lyne Carrington's drum and the...

 

Coming to America Again: Eddie Murphy to Star Again in Blockbuster Hit

Eddie Murphy will once again play crown prince Akeem Joffer in a sequel to the 1988 hit movie, Coming to America. The film's plot centered around a Prince who travels to New York to find an...

 

THE VOTES ARE IN

The Blossoming Ladies Mentor Program has been doing some awesome things in the community. They held a Summer Leadership Program for boys and girls, they held a youth beauty pageant and they are...

 

Lincoln Park Penny DROP 2019

City of Lincoln Park invites you to their annual New Year's Eve Celebration on Monday, Dec. 31st. The Hands of the City- Lincoln Park: hosts Downriver's New Years Eve event: The 4th Annual Lincoln...

 

"There Are No Black Women In His Life"

One of hip hop's living legends and now gospel artist Snoop Dogg appeared on Power 105.1's "The Breakfast Club" over a week ago to promote his game show on TBS called "The Joker's Wild." While there,...

 

Viola Davis to Portray Shirley Chisholm in Film by Amazon Studios

Oscar-winning actress Viola Davis will portray legendary politician Shirley Chisholm in a feature film for Amazon Studios. Chisholm was the first African American woman in U.S. history to be elected...

 

CREED II

This follow up to the very popular boxing film Creed (worldwide gross $174M) throws a lot of left hooks, right jabs and uppercuts, but only a few connect and none land a knockout punch. Count on the...

 

Hip Hop Legend YoYo & R&B Songstress Dondria To Headline Eden Park Community Project

River Rouge, MI) November 7, 2018 – The Eden Park Community Project, a green space initiative in the most polluted city in the state of Michigan, announces benefit concert featuring Hip Hop Legend...

 

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