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Jan 13

Monday Milestone: Mary Barra Named GM CEO

Mary Barra, 1st Female CEO of General Motors Corporation--2014

Mary Barra, a native of Waterford, Michigan, who now resides in Novi, Michigan with her husband and two children, has been named as the first-ever female CEO of General Motors, or any other major automotive company. Ms. Barra, 51, whose father worked in a GM Pontiac plant, started working at GM herself at age 18 …

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Nov 19

#SmallBusinessSaturday: Shrine of the Black Madonna

Shrine of the Black Madonna™ Cultural Center & Bookstore (“The Shrine™”) is one of the nation’s largest and oldest black-owned bookstores, with locations in Detroit, Atlanta and Houston. The Shrine™ Bookstore is a non-profit institution that opened in 1970 with the goal of showcasing the creative talents of artists & authors of African descent and empowering …

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Nov 18

#Savetheday: Small Business Saturday

First there was Black Friday, then Cyber Monday. November 27, 2010 was the first ever Small Business Saturday. Saturday, November 30, 2013 is Small Business Saturday® – a day to celebrate and support small businesses and all they do for their communities. Here at The DSpot, we support SBS because of one (of many) important …

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Mar 27

On this day…

…in 1950, Maria Ewing is born in Detroit. She will become a celebrated opera singer who will debut at the Metropolitan Opera in 1976 in Mozart’s “The Marriage of Figaro.” A soprano, Ewing will actively perform throughout the 1980s and ’90s both state side and in European. Her work will include performances in “Carmen,” “Salome,” …

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Mar 27

On this day…

…Detroit Mayor Dennis Archer authority to appoint a @detroitk12 school board. Thank you to Ken Coleman on Facebook

Mar 26

On this day…

…in 1967, an 18-foot mural painted by Detroit artist Glanton Dowdell is unveiled and dedicated on Easter at the Shrine of the Black Madonna by the Rev. Albert B. Cleage, Jr. The mural, which represents the Black Madonna and Child, is believed to be the first of its type in Detroit. Thank you to Ken …

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Mar 26

On this day…

…in 1944, Diane (Diana) Ross is born in Detroit. She will grow up in the city’s North End and on the lower east side in the Brewster-Douglass Homes, attend Cass Technical High School, and later join a vocal group called the Primettes. They will soon be signed by Motown Records in 1961 and change their …

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Mar 26

On this day…

…in 1988, powered by herculean Detroit voter turnout, the Rev. Jesse L. Jackson Sr. wins the Michigan Caucus. Jackson, a fiery and inspirational Democrat, scores 55 percent of the state-wide vote and significantly boosts his long shot chance of being his party’s nominee for the office of President of the United States. In fact, Jackson is …

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Mar 25

On this day…

…in 1965, northwest Detroit resident Viola Liuzzo is murdered by men who will later be described as Ku Klux Klan members as she drives on an interstate highway in Lowndes County, Alabama. She was there to participate in the historic Selma to Montgomery civil rights march. A car with four Klan members pulled up alongside …

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Mar 25

On this day…

…in 1995, Mary L. Bell, former president and chairwoman of Bell Broadcasting joins the ancestors. She was 94. Bell and her late husband, Haley, co-owned WCHB and WCHD/WJZZ radio stations. Detroiters Who Miss WJZZ 105.9 FMAM 1200 WCHB Thank you Ken Coleman on Facebook

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