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Pistons to announce Tuesday they’re moving downtown

The Pistons will announce Tuesday at 3 p.m. that they will move to Little Caesars Arena in downtown Detroit starting with the 2017-18 season, a source told The Detroit News on Monday. The source requested anonymity because an official announcement has not yet taken place. The announcement will follow a 2:30 p.m. meeting of the city’s Downtown Development Authority board at Detroit Cass Tech High School. The meeting is open to the public. The DDA votes on whether to support private investments and business growth within Detroit’s central business district with loans, sponsorships and grants, infrastructure improvements and other...

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WDIV reporter Lauren Podell resigns amidst n-word scandal

  WDIV reporter Lauren Podell resigned from her position at the station today, WDIV Vice President and General Manager Marla Drutz says in a company-wide email obtained by BLAC. The email included a message from Podell, who began at WDIV in 2007 as a traffic reporter after winning a contest at a local shopping mall, to her coworkers: “During my time at WDIV I have created many friendships that I will continue to cherish.” This week, word got out that a WDIV reporter used the word “nigger” in a conversation with another coworker, and gained momentum when Sam Riddle,...

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West Virginia official has been removed after writing a racist Facebook post referring to first lady Michelle Obama as an “ape in heels.”

  The director of a state and federal-funded nonprofit in West Virginia has been removed after writing a racist Facebook post referring to first lady Michelle Obama as an “ape in heels.” Clay County Development Corp. director Pamela Ramsey Taylor wrote the offensive post after Donald Trump was elected president in an exchange that also embroiled the mayor of Clay, a small town near Charleston. “It will be refreshing to have a classy, beautiful, dignified First Lady in the White House. I’m tired of seeing a Ape in heels,” she wrote. Clay Mayor Beverly Whaling replied to the comment,...

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