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Hump Day in Detroit: Eminem to be inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Ashanti Seabron

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(DETROIT, Mich.) Hello and welcome to this Wednesday's edition of the Detroit Daily Round-Up. Happy Hump Day — let's finish out the last half of this week!

Today is Wednesday, May 4, let's check out Metro Detroit's biggest stories of the day.

Detroit's own Eminem to be inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

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In his first year of eligibility, Detroit rapper Eminem is set to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Eminem was one of 17 artists who were nominated for this year's Hall of Fame, and received 684,237 fan votes.

The following is a list of all the musical artists nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this year:

  • Beck
  • Pat Benatar
  • Kate Bush
  • DEVO
  • Duran Duran
  • Eminem
  • Eurythmics
  • Judas Priest
  • Fela Kuti
  • MC5
  • New York Dolls
  • Dolly Parton
  • Rage Against The Machine
  • Lionel Richie
  • Carly Simon
  • A Tribe Called Quest
  • Dionne Warwick

Mass rally takes place in Detroit to advocate for abortion rights

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Over a hundred people rallied outside the Federal Courthouse in Detroit on Tuesday to protest against a rumored ban on abortion.

Detroit Congressperson Rashida Tlaib was present at Tuesday’s demonstration, and called the leaked Supreme Court draft decision unfair and unjust.

She is looking to unite fellow members of Congress to vote on a bill that would make Roe v. Wade law.

Office vacancy in Detroit sits at 23%

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According to real estate brokerage firm JLL, the office vacancy rate in Detroit currently sits at 23%.

The current rate is a far cry from JLL's September report, which showed a 10% vacancy rate in a total of 21 buildings from the center of downtown Detroit to the new city area totaling over 10 million square feet.

Detroit homeowners to benefit from $20 million home repair program

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According to the Gilbert Family Foundation, over 1,000 Detroit homeowners are set to benefit from a $20 million grant program to pay for home repairs.

As discussed by Jennifer Gilbert, co-founder of the Gilbert Family Foundation, at a press conference on Tuesday, the grants are aimed at helping Detroit homeowners who are on the verge of losing the economic stability of their homes or living in unsafe conditions.

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Your go-to news source for everything happening in Detroit. Ashanti Lee Seabron is a lifelong Michigander who's worked as a writer since 2013. He's committed to detailed and pertinent news for Metro Detroit.

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