Metro Detroit: Newsmakers May 4, 2007

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Detroit Free Press:

Two things happened recently that remind us why relations between different races and the haves and have-nots in America -- and in Michigan -- are so poor: First: Oakland County Prosecutor David Gorcyca asked a judge to forgive a bank robber's transgression because he was desperate and faced homelessness ... Second: Two weeks after shock jock Don Imus was fired, shock jock Rush Limbaugh began playing a little ditty on his radio program called "Barack, the Magic Negro." Think "Puff, the Magic Dragon." Now, Barack Obama is no female college basketball player, so Limbaugh, unlike Imus, did pick on someone his own size. (Actually, he picked on someone bigger, smarter and more relevant than he is.) And Obama, when asked about it on WJR's Paul W. Smith show Wednesday morning, said he wasn't bothered. He's right. If elected, he won't have time to answer every kook who calls him a name. But that doesn't mean black folks shouldn't be bothered... The insulting unfairness should offend all (Fri, 5/4)



Toledo Blade:

Music has been a big part of Carolyn Stone's life. She played the tuba in the band while growing up in the Detroit suburb of Romeo. She sang in the church choir and at weddings. She would often scribble the lyrics to songs on the back of a napkin or on a piece of paper. Not all that long ago, Stone was the lead singer for the group Ghetto Puppet. She played at most of the key music venues in the Motor City while working part-time at a radio station... Music brought Carolyn Stone to radio career (Fri, 5/4)

 

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