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Date registered: October 3, 2013

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  1. Detroit Public Schools Teacher Responds to Emergency Manager Comments — January 9, 2016
  2. A History of Labor Day — September 7, 2015
  3. Keith Owens Named Sr. Editor of the Michigan Chronicle — August 5, 2015
  4. EM Orr: Punitive Policies AGAIN — April 14, 2014
  5. Happy #313DLove Day, #Detroit! — March 13, 2014

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  3. I am NOT Disappointed in President Obama — 2 comments
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Oct 03

October 3rd, 2000: Fred Anderson


On this day in 2000, Fred Anderson, better known as “Fast Freddy,” has been featured in the September issue of “GQ” magazine, according to Michigan Chroniclecolumnist Steve Holsey. Known for his impeccable sense of fashion, Freddy was a regular on “The Scene” dance show on WGPR-TV 62 and is a dance fitness instructor. Thank you to …

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Oct 03

October 3rd, 1953: Vanessa Bell (Armstrong)


On this day in 1953, Vanessa Bell (Armstrong) is born in Detroit. She will become an award-winning gospel music recording artist. Thank you to Ken Coleman on Facebook

Oct 02

October 2nd, 1954: Rev. Carlyle Fielding Stewart


On this day in 1954, the Rev. Carlyle Fielding Stewart has bolted from St. Paul A.M.E. Church and formed People’s Community Church, an “interracial and interdenominational” home of worship, according to the Michigan Chronicle. Thank you to Ken Coleman on Facebook

Oct 02

October 2nd, 1961: William C. Matney, Jr.


On this day in 1961, William C. Matney, Jr., managing editor of the Michigan Chronicle, becomes the first African-American journalist to join The Detroit News. He has been named assistant city editor. Thank you to Ken Coleman on Facebook

Oct 01

October 1st, 1997: Recorder’s Court


On this day in 1997, Recorder’s Court is officially abolished and its elected judges and administrative operation is merged with the state’s Third Circuit Court. The move, which some believe is racially motivated, was carried out by Lansing lawmakers.  Established in 1824, the court in recent years has been led by black judges elected by …

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Oct 01

October 1st, 1960: Lottie “The Body” Graves


On this day in 1960, Lottie “The Body” Graves, the vivacious, sensual and soulful dancer, performs at the 20 Grand Driftwood Lounge, located at 5020 14th Street and West Warren Avenue.   Thank you to Ken Coleman on Facebook

Sep 30

September 30th, 1992: Superintendent John Henry Sheard


On this day in 1992, Superintendent John Henry Sheard is selected to serve as Jurisdictional Bishop of Southwest No. 1 in the Church of God in Christ religious organization. Thank you to Ken Coleman on Facebook

Sep 30

September 30th, 2012: Clara Stanton Jones


  On this day in 2012, Clara Stanton Jones joins the ancestors. She was 99. Jones was the first woman and first African-American to serve as director of the Detroit Public Library (DPL) as well as the first African-American president of the American Library Association. Jones’ career at DPL spanned decades, including a stint as …

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Sep 30

September 30th, 1963: George W. Harge


On this day in 1963, George W. Harge makes history by becoming the city’s first African-American inspector for the Detroit Police Department. The 42-year-old has been assigned to the police community relations bureau as director of the Police Parking Enforcement Bureau.  Harge joined the force in 1946. He is shown in the center of the photo …

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Sep 27

September 27th, 1986: Detroit Pistons All-Star


On this day in 1986, Detroit Pistons All-Star point guard Isiah Thomas and the City of Detroit team up to urge criminals to take a day off. “No Crime Day” includes a march and rally downtown and a $100-a-plate banquet to raise funds for crime-fighting programs. Residents are asked to turn on outside lights at …

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