In Celebration of “Jackie Robinson Day”

He’s No Longer Forgotten

Detroit Negro League Star William Binga’s legacy gets a boost

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Headstone Courtesy of the Negro League Baseball Grave Marker Project

Click the photo to check out an Hour Detroit Magazine online article about my Binga ancestor written by Ryan Whirty.  Many thanks to Ryan Whirty for his interest, dedicated research and journalistic contributions on behalf the Negro Leagues.  I’m very grateful to Mr. Whirty and the Negro League Baseball Grave Marker Project for bringing William H. Binga, his talent and accomplishments as an early Negro League baseball player back from obscurity for a bit of well deserved recognition.

Ryan Whirty is an award-winning journalist and researcher who specializes in the Negro Leagues. He is a member of the Society for American Baseball Research. This August, the society will hold its annual Negro Leagues conference in Detroit.

Source | http://www.hourdetroit.com/

Click the image below to see the original newspaper page.

William H. Binga, St. Paul Gophers, 1910

Click the image below to read the article.

Colored Gophers Article Graphic, 1909

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Camilla & Marc Silent Moon Dress

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CAMILLA AND MARC Silent Moon one shoulder dress


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Eddie Borgo Chain Tassel Ring

Spring Bling! Click the link below to check out the whole collection.

Eddie Borgo Chain Tassel Ring


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Gianmarco Lorenzi Perforated Sandals

GIANMARCO LORENZI perforated high heel sandals

 

 

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The Blackstone Launchpad | Wayne State University | Detroit

Blackstone Launchpad – Wayne State University from New Economy Initiative on Vimeo.

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Beyonce | Mrs. Carter Tour Wardrobe Peek

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The Lumen | Reflective Safety Bike

Reflective bike uses cat’s eyes technology to save lives

Lumen is the world’s first commercially available retro-reflective bicycle, offering greater safety at night through a coating that lights up in car headlights.

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This is part of a series of articles that looks at entrepreneurs hoping to get their ideas off the ground through crowdfunding. At the time of writing, each of these innovations is currently seeking funding.

Lumen BicycleCycling in the city can be a dangerous business, regardless of the experience levels of the rider. We recently wrote about Fly6, which has turned rear bike lights into cameras to deter motorists from making bad judgments, and now Lumen is the world’s first commercially available retro-reflective bicycle, offering greater safety at night through a coating that lights up in car headlights.

Currently seeking funding through Kickstarter, the model was created by San Francisco’s Mission Bikes in conjunction with Halo Coatings. In the daytime, the bike is charcoal gray with a slight iridescent sheen, but at nighttime the retro-reflective coating acts like a cat’s eye — sending any light that hits it back in the direction of its source. As well as the entire frame, the wheel trim is also coated in the solution, which wraps the bike in hundreds and thousands of tiny transparent spheres that can reflect light from up to 1,000 feet. The video below shows the bike in action:

The Lumen comes in five sizes and both geared and single-speed versions, enabling even hipsters to stay safe on their fixies. Although the funding campaign has already reached its USD 15,000 target, backers can get their hands on a Lumen frame by pledging as little as USD 499 until 17 April. Although not the first bike to work with Halo Coatings — Josh Zisson’s non-commercial Safest Bike on the Road also experimented with retro-reflective paint — Lumen is the first to be made available to consumers. Are there other ways to ensure cyclists are better illuminated at night?

Kickstarter: www.kck.st/OqXbXe
Website: www.missionbicycle.com
Contact: info@missionbicycle.com

Source | http://www.springwise.com/lumen bicycle

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Detroit Academy Of Arts & Sciences Youth Choir

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Polyvore | Top Fashion Sets | 3/24/14

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Smart Phone App Checks Cosmetics Toxicity

App lets consumers find out if their cosmetics contain toxic chemicals

Think Dirty is aiming to show consumers whether the cosmetic products they use could be harmful to their health.

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Nowadays, there is a plethora of information out there to help consumers make the right choices before buying, but it’s not always easy for them to access. In the past, we’ve seen platforms such as Buycott help users learn which brands share their values, and now a similar app called Think Dirty is aiming to show consumers whether the cosmetic products they use could be harmful to their health.

Prompted by a documentary revealing the extent of toxic chemical use in beauty products, founder and CEO Lily Tse wanted to create a way to help others find out about potential carcinogenic qualities of their shampoo or lipstick. The app works by simply getting consumers to scan the barcode of any cosmetics product. It then reveals a list of the ingredients contained within it, and more importantly if any have been identified by governments and health nonprofits as harmful to humans. Each ingredient is given its own toxicity rating, ranging from 10 for carcinogens to 4-5 for allergens. The video below explains more about how the app works:

We want you to Think Dirty. from Think Dirty on Vimeo.

Environmental health research organization EWG has also developed a similar app called Skin Deep, and perhaps together they could help consumers remain more aware of the potential dangers lying inside the products they use every day. Are there other products that could become more transparent through apps such as these?

Website: www.thinkdirtyapp.com
Contact: questions@thinkdirtyapp.com

Source | http://www.springwise.com/

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