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Teen Charged With Murder Of Bilal Berreni, Detroit Street Artist

AP | Michael McLaughlin | September 4, 2014 | Crime
DETROIT (AP) — A 14-year-old boy was charged Thursday with first-degree murder and armed robbery in the fatal shooting of a French street artist whose body was discovered a year ago near an abandoned Detroit public housing project. The boy was 13 at the time of the killing of 23-year-old...

'$15 Could Change Everything': Hundreds Arrested As Fast-Food Workers Strike Nationwide

Dave Jamieson | September 4, 2014 | Business
CHARLESTON, S.C. -- About two dozen of this city's fast-food workers marched Thursday afternoon to a street corner that's home to a McDonald's, a Wendy's and a KFC. Calling for a living wage of $15, they seated themselves in the middle of a freeway entrance, backing up traffic as far...

These Are The Best Places In America To Raise Girls

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | September 4, 2014 | Parents
Parents with girls take notice: The region where you raise your daughter could have a significant impact on her well-being, according to a new report from the Girl Scout Research Institute. The report, titled "The State Of Girls: Thriving Or Surviving?," outlines the best and worst states...

Of Course Jack White's Latest Performance Was In a Moody French Castle

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | September 4, 2014 | Entertainment
There might not be a more fitting backdrop for Jack White's electrifying blues rock than an ornate French castle. White, a Nashville-based musician hailing from Detroit who also runs a record label, performed a recent song and an old favorite for La Blogothèque's "The Take...

Millennials Are 'Alienated' And Less Trusting Than Generation X Was

AP | Tyler Kingkade | September 4, 2014 | College
CHICAGO (AP) — They're often pegged as the civic-minded, do-gooding generation. But while they're still optimistic about their own personal prospects, a new study finds that today's youth are often more skeptical of the country's institutions than the young generations that preceded them. The Millennials also are as mistrusting of...

The Most Obese State Is...

The Huffington Post | Amanda L. Chan | September 4, 2014 | Healthy Living
The adult obesity rate in two states now exceeds 35 percent, and 20 states now have an obesity rate above 30 percent, according to a new report looking at weight across the United States. The report examining U.S. adult obesity, released today (Sept. 4) from the Trust for...

Most Detroit Families Can't Afford Their Basic Needs: Report

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | September 4, 2014 | Impact
Two-thirds of Detroiters can't afford basic needs like housing and health care, even when family members are employed, according to a new report. On Sunday, the United Way released a study that found 40 percent of Michigan households, and 67 percent of Detroit families, are either under the poverty line...

Why This Week's Fast Food Protests Are 'History In The Making'

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | September 4, 2014 | Business
Fast-food workers are the public face of our part-time, low-wage economy. But when they protest on Thursday for higher wages and better conditions, they'll be joined by another group of workers who toil in obscurity. Thousands of home-care workers -- people who take care of the elderly or disabled --...

Marijuana Legalization Supported By A Growing Majority Of Americans, Survey Shows

Matt Ferner | September 3, 2014 | Politics
A broad new survey shows that a majority of American adults continue to support marijuana legalization in the United States, and that support appears to be growing. The survey, released last week from online polling data company CivicScience, asked more than 450,000 U.S. adults over the last two...

Pilots, Flight Crews May Face Higher Melanoma Risk

Anna Almendrala | September 3, 2014 | Healthy Living
Airplane crew members like pilots and flight attendants face more than twice the risk of developing melanoma compared to the general population, and they also have a 42 percent higher melanoma death rate, according to a new review of available research. While the higher rates of melanoma among pilots...

Colleges Profit By Getting Students Drunk Off Jell-O Shots

Vocativ | Tyler Kingkade | September 3, 2014 | College
By licensing their logos to Jell-O for shot molds—and to Franklin for beer pong balls—American universities are actively endorsing binge drinking to make a buck, in violation of their own strict alcohol policies.

UCSB, University Of Toledo Accused Of Handing Out Flimsy Punishments For Rape

Tyler Kingkade | September 3, 2014 | College
A student at the University of California at Santa Barbara who allegedly drugged and sexually assaulted a female undergraduate was punished by being removed from campus for three months, a federal complaint filed Wednesday claims. Myra Crimmel, a 2014 UCSB graduate, submitted a Title IX complaint to the U.S. Department...

The Daily Show's Jessica Williams Shuts Down News Commentator Who Thinks Catcalling Is Great

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | September 3, 2014 | Women
Even after a plethora of blogs, studies that show women do not actually enjoy being catcalled and general Internet outrage, some people are still confused about whether catcalling is a compliment. Jessica Williams cleared all that confusion up on the Sept. 2...

Theodore Wafer Sentenced To 17 Years In Prison For Killing Renisha McBride On His Porch

AP | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | September 4, 2014 | Black Voices
DETROIT (AP) -- A suburban Detroit man was sentenced Wednesday to at least 17 years in prison for killing an unarmed woman who appeared on his porch before dawn. Theodore Wafer was convicted of second-degree murder in the Nov. 2 death of Renisha McBride, 19. Before getting his sentence, the...

Smokey Robinson Offers His Thoughts On Detroit's Struggling Economy

Brennan Williams | September 3, 2014 | Black Voices
--Legendary singer-songwriter Smokey Robinson urges Detroit developers to increase employment in an effort to save the city. (MOJO Magazine) More Notable/Quotables:

More Evidence Happiness Doesn't Come From Buying New Things

Anna Almendrala | September 3, 2014 | Healthy Living
News stories about Black Friday shopping violence are depressingly similar, and would be beyond belief save the fact that most are accompanied by security camera footage of the stampedes, fist fights, property damage and riots that erupt once shoppers rush into a store. Compelling new research published in...

Study Links Polar Vortex Chills To Melting Sea Ice

James Gerken | September 3, 2014 | Green
WASHINGTON (AP) — Remember the polar vortex, the huge mass of Arctic air that can plunge much of the U.S. into the deep freeze? You might have to get used to it. A new study says that as the world gets warmer, parts of North America, Europe and Asia could...

The NFL Storylines Of 2014 That You Need To Know

Jordan Schultz | September 4, 2014 | Sports
The 2014 NFL season is upon us, which is about the greatest news we can ask for after the dog days of summer. That means the annual speculation about the season has begun. Let's take a look at the best storylines heading into kickoff. RG3 To DeSean Jackson...

Your Friends Affect Your Health A Lot More Than You Think

Anna Almendrala | September 2, 2014 | Healthy Living
A new study asserts that interpersonal dynamics deserve our attention, not only because friendships make us feel good, but because they actually play a large role in our health, well-being and even survival. In addition to being under-appreciated, friendships may be misunderstood, according to the new paper, a summary of...

School Absence Can Set Students Back Between 1 And 2 Years: Report

Joy Resmovits | September 2, 2014 | Politics
As the debate rages about the best way to fix America's public schools -- from heated rhetoric on the role of standardized testing to wonkier discussions about the intricacies of curricula -- a new report is arguing that reformers have overlooked a game-changing solution: addressing absenteeism. While it...
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