Monthly Archives: July 2018

Detroit Gears Up For the NABJ Convention, Thousands of Journalists Are Expected « Detroit News Watch

(Detroit News Watch) The National Association of Black Journalists Conference (NABJ) will be held Aug 1-5 in Detroit with over 3,000 journalists and well known media celebrities like Tyler Perry, ET’s Kevin Frazier, ESPN’s Jemele Hill and others expected. The region has been preparing for the event as the Metro Detroit Convention and Visitors Bureau created a welcoming video for ...

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‘No, I Don’t Sleep or Shower with the Hijab on,’ Ammara Ansari Explains –  Deadline Detroit

Ammara Ansari of Canton, a second-year masters student at the University of Michigan, knows first-hand that some of us should think before speaking ignorantly and insensitively to a Muslim woman with a hijab. Actually, some may understate those who can benefit from her new list of “ridiculous conversations” to avoid, posted at Eclectablog. She became a regular ...

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Disneyland Agrees to Pay Its Workers $15 An Hour « Detroit News Watch

(CNN Money) –– Disneyland workers in California are getting a pay raise. Unions representing nearly 10,000 Disneyland workers accepted Disney’s three-year contract to raise starting hourly wages to $15 an hour beginning next year. The agreement ends a lengthy labor battle over pay at Disney’s Anaheim resort. Minimum wage employees at Disneyland made $11 an hour. The deal immediately raises ...

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Coke is Raising Prices Because of Aluminum Tariffs « Detroit News Watch

(CNN Money) — America’s favorite soda is the latest victim of the Trump administration’s tariffs. Coca-Cola has hiked prices on its carbonated drinks because the recently enacted 10% tariff on imported aluminum has made Coke cans more expensive to produce. CEO James Quincey admitted on the company’s earnings call Wednesday that the hike was “disruptive” but necessary. “Obviously, while [customers] ...

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MSU Halts Nassar Victims’ Payments Amid Fraud Worries « Detroit News Watch

EAST LANSING (AP) — Michigan State University has halted payments from a $10 million fund it set up for counseling services for victims of now-imprisoned former sports doctor Larry Nassar amid concerns about possible fraudulent claims. The Lansing State Journal reports the school stopped making payments Wednesday after the Healing Assistance Fund administrator’s flagged the issue. MSU spokeswoman Emily Guerrant ...

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‘White Boy Rick’ Film with Matthew McConaughey to Debut at Toronto Festival  –  Deadline Detroit

The film “White Boy Rick,” starring Matthew McConaughey as Richard Wershe Jr.’s dad,  will have its world premiere at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival, which runs from Sept. 6-16. The festival is known as a generator of award season buzz and a potential indicator of Oscar contenders, writes Julie Hinds of the Detroit Free Press. The ...

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