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New Tape Shows Trump Campaign Aides Discussing Possibility Of N-Word Tape « Detroit News Watch

(CNN) — Aides to President Donald Trump questioned him during the 2016 campaign about the existence of an audio tape in which he purportedly said the N-word, a racial epithet, during production of his reality TV show “The Apprentice.” But officials’ divergent accounts, shifting stories, and an overall dearth of credibility have combined to create little clarity on the circumstances ...

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We Hear You Even Though We Don’t Speak Spanish, School Supt. Tells SW Detroit Parents –  Deadline Detroit

Detroit’s public school system can do a lot to better serve Spanish-speaking families, Superintendent Nikolai Vitti acknowledges at a parents’ gathering. A bunch of basics needs, such as hiring more bilingual staff members, aren’t met yet after years of financial crises and oversight by state-appointed emergency managers, he said Monday at a Southwest Detroit school library. “The ...

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Chicago Residents Outraged By ‘Bait’ Arrests « Detroit News Watch

(CNN) — The Chicago Police Department is under fire after a video surfaced showing department officers helping the Norfolk Southern Police in an operation that used “bait trucks,” container trucks filled with goods left to attract potential thieves. The Facebook video, shot last week by community activist Charles McKenzie, shows a white unmarked truck parked in the largely black Englewood ...

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Ailing Aretha Franklin Collects Tributes and Visitors — Including Stevie Wonder  –  Deadline Detroit

As reports on singer Aretha Franklin’s health remain mostly unchanged, she reportedly receives guests at her downtown Detroit apartment in Riverfront Towers, local media say.  Her fellow native Detroiter and music legend Stevie Wonder and political activist Jesse Jackson are among visitors who have stopped by to support the 76-year-old, according to The Detroit News. She’s reportedly ...

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Stevie Wonder, Jesse Jackson Visit Ailing Aretha Franklin « Detroit News Watch

NEW YORK (AP) — Stevie Wonder visited an ailing Aretha Franklin at her home in Detroit on Tuesday. Franklin’s publicist Gwendolyn Quinn told The Associated Press on Tuesday that the Rev. Jesse Jackson and Franklin’s ex-husband, actor Glynn Turman, also visited the Queen of Soul, who is seriously ill. RELATED: Beyonce Honors Aretha Franklin At Detroit Concert A person close to ...

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Off-Duty Officer Struck, Killed By Motorist While Jogging « Detroit News Watch

WESTLAND (AP) — An off-duty Wayne County sheriff’s sergeant who was jogging has died after being struck and dragged by a vehicle whose driver fled. Authorities say the officer was jogging Tuesday morning along Hines Drive in the Detroit suburb of Westland. Police are seeking the driver and vehicle, which they describe as a black SUV. The department hasn’t released ...

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