The Detroit News Published 9:56 PM EDT May 2, 2019 Detroit News staffers won more than 50 honors Thursday night during the Detroit chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists' annual awards dinner in Troy. News reporters swept the Community/Local News reporting category. Christine Ferretti won first place for “After Detroit bankruptcy.” Mike Martindale was second for “Royal Oak development plans draw concerns.” Louis Aguilar ranked third for “Detroit's changing Cass Corridor neighborhood.” In Education Reporting, Jennifer Chambers won first place for “At some Detroit schools, toxins in water reached excessive levels.” She and Oralandar Brand-Williams were runner-ups for “School security threats spike; districts beef up security.” Brand-Williams also was first in Racial Justice Reporting for “Detroit grapples with 'devastating' impact of black male homicides.” Bankole Thompson won third for … [Read more...] about Detroit News journalists take home awards
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THE Queen Mother came to prominence after her marriage to Prince Albert in 1923 — they would later become King George VI and Queen Elizabeth following King Edward VIII's abdication. Here's everything you need to know about the beloved Queen Mother, Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon. Was the Queen Mother queen? The Queen Mother was born Elizabeth Angela Marguerite Bowes-Lyon on August 4, 1900. She became Queen Elizabeth after her husband Prince Albert's brother King Edward VIII abdicated the throne on December 11, 1936. The wife of a king is known as a Queen consort, and takes the title of Queen — although she doesn’t rule as the monarch. Edward wanted to marry American divorcée Wallis Simpson, but as King he was head of the Church of England, which at that time did not allow divorced people to remarry. Rather than abandon his plans to wed Simpson, he chose to abdicate in favour of Albert, who became King in his place on December 11, 1936, under the name of George … [Read more...] about When did the Queen Mother die, was she ever queen and how old was Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon when she married King George VI?
Julie Hinds Detroit Free Press Published 9:00 AM EST Dec 20, 2018 Fads. Feuds. Foolish celebrities. Feisty comebacks. And one funeral fit for true music royalty. With days left before the big calendar flip to a fresh start, it's time to bid farewell to 2018 by presenting Detroit's biggest pop culture moments. 1. Aretha Franklin's epic homegoing The Queen of Soul's eight-hour funeral in August at Greater Grace Temple was, like the legend being laid to rest, in a class by itself. There were roof-raising performances by Fantasia, Jennifer Hudson, and Stevie Wonder. Rousing tributes from Bill Clinton, Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton. A mini-controversy over a bishop's embrace of Ariana Grande that social media declared handsy. The fleet of pink Cadillacs outside. Cicely Tyson's ginormous hat. We couldn't stop watching, mostly because we didn't want to say goodbye. 2. Madonna's salute to … [Read more...] about Aretha Franklin funeral tops Detroit pop culture in 2018
FORMER US president George Bush Sr knew UFOs were real but took his secrets to the grave because the American people "could not handle the truth", a lobbyist has claimed. The 41st President of the United States, who died last month aged 94, was a former director of the Central Intelligence Agency and was briefed daily by spooks while in the White House. And according to UFO researchers he would have been the "ideal" president to disclose the truth about UFOs as he was so well informed. But he kept all his UFO knowledge a secret right up until he died at his home in Houston, Texas. Steve Bassett, an American UFO lobbyist, told Sun Online Bush knew the truth about extra terrestrial life and could have ended the UFO cover-up. He said: "The consensus among researchers is George H. W. Bush would have been briefed on the extra-terrestrial presence to whatever extent he so desired. "There is no clear evidence George H. W. Bush wanted 'Disclosure'. That said, it is my view the … [Read more...] about George Bush Sr took UFO secrets to the grave – because ‘Americans couldn’t handle the truth’, lobbyist claims
WASHINGTON (AP) — At an Oval Office gathering earlier this year, President Donald Trump began touting his administration's new real estate investment program, which offers massive tax breaks to developers who invest in downtrodden American communities. He then turned to one of the plan's strongest supporters."Ivanka, would you like to say something?" Trump asked his daughter. "You've been pushing this very hard."The Opportunity Zone program promoted by Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner — both senior White House advisers — could also benefit them financially, an Associated Press investigation found.Government watchdogs say the couple's financial interests underscore the ethical minefield they created two years ago when they became two of the closest advisers to the president without divesting from their extensive real estate investments.Trump and Kushner jointly own a big stake in a real estate investment firm, Cadre, that recently announced it is launching a … [Read more...] about Ivanka, Kushner could profit from tax break they pushed