Top Stories From The Michigan Chronicle

Here are the top stories from the Michigan Chronicle impacting Detroit and nationally for the Week of June 8 – June 14.

Real Times Media Co-Owner, Legendary Businessman and Philanthropist Dr. William ‘Bill’ Pickard Passes Away at Age 83
Born in the modest confines of Georgia, Dr. Pickard’s early life was steeped in the values of hard work and education. His family’s migration to Flint, Michigan, was a pivotal moment that set the stage for his future successes. It was in Flint that Dr. Pickard began to forge his path, starting with an associate’s degree from Mott College in 1962.
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Afro Nation Detroit 2024: The Epic Return to the Heartbeat of Black Culture
Afro Nation Detroit is set to reclaim its spot as the heartbeat of the summer. On August 17-18, 2024, Detroit will come alive as Afro Nation returns to Bedrock’s Douglass Site. This festival is more than just an event; it’s a powerful homecoming for the African Diaspora in one of America’s most iconic Black cities.
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Michigan Fashion Week 2024: Elevating Glamour on the Rooftops of Detroit
The Michigan Black Business Alliance, City of Detroit, NAACP Detroit Branch, Detroit Public Schools Community District, Black Leaders Detroit, Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, and the Eastern Market Development Corporation are excited to announce the Juneteenth Freedom Fest on Sunday, June 16, 2024.
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Mary Waters’ Campaign for Congress Picks Up Steam with Endorsements from Mayor Duggan, UAW, Black Mayors of Michigan
Waters has a distinguished career in public service, marked by her dedication to improving the lives of her constituents. A former State Representative and first African American Female Floor Leader, Waters has consistently championed policies that promote economic development, educational opportunities, and social justice.
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Vanessa Bell Armstrong: Gospel Icon’s Highly Anticipated Album ‘Today’ Set to Drop June 21
Acclaimed American gospel singer and Detroit native Vanessa Bell Armstrong shaped the music landscape by blending traditional gospel with contemporary R&B sounds. Rising from her roots singing in church, Armstrong’s powerful voice and emotive performances have garnered national recognition.
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