Week of July 11, 2024

(BPRW) Nearly 90 Percent of Black Homicide Victims Killed With Guns,

Georgia Seltzer, Violence Policy Center

(Black PR Wire) Washington, DC - Guns are by far the most common weapon used to kill Black homicide victims in America according to Black Homicide Victimization in the United States: An Analysis of 2022 Homicide Data, a new study from the Violence Policy Center (VPC). The study shows that in 2022 there were 13,466 Black homicide victims in the United States and that 87.4 percent of these victims were killed with guns. Black Americans represented 13.6 percent of the U.S. population that year yet...

Survey Finds Black Adults Develop Unique Coping Skills for Racism

Stacy M. Brown, NNPA National Correspondent

Black adults in the United States often develop distinctive coping skills by adulthood to handle the chronic stress of racism, according to a new survey by Duke University researchers. The study, as reported by Duke Today, suggests that these coping mechanisms are not typically found in their white counterparts, highlighting the unique resilience cultivated through lived experiences of racial discrimination. The study identifies that social support and religion are among the most common coping...

Secretary Mayorkas Announces Extension and Redesignation of Yemen for Temporary Protected Status

Alejandro N. Mayorkas, Department of Homeland Security

WASHINGTON – Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas today announced the extension and redesignation of Yemen for Temporary Protected Status for 18 months, from September 4, 2024, to March 3, 2026, due to country conditions in Yemen that prevent individuals from safely returning. After consultation with interagency partners, Secretary Mayorkas determined that an 18-month extension and redesignation of Yemen for TPS is warranted because ongoing armed conflict and extraordinary and...

City of Wayne welcomes you to the US12 Cruise Wayne News

Wayne News

The City of Wayne is inviting you to stop by the City this weekend for the US12 Cruise. This is a family friendly event that will take place from 10AM to 10PM on July 13 in the City of Wayne. There will, of course, be a cruise of classic and unique automobiles and motorcycles along Michigan Avenue. Along with this you will have the opportunity to visit a close-knit, safe, fun and interesting community that will welcome you and appreciate your company. Restaurants, games, shops – like Flowers...

Boys2Men Summer Camp Aims to Teach Life Skills to All Youth

Clifton R Kirkman II, Telegram Reporter

INKSTER - Year after year, parents and children take advantage of summer camps all around Michigan and throughout the Metro Detroit Area. Summer camps offer children an array of benefits that helps foster growth, independency, a sense of community and leadership development. Truly transformative to those who participate, summer camps can be a vital component in summer enrichment. Locally in Western Wayne County, there is, Boys2Men Summer Camp for children and teenagers from ages 9-18. Located...

  • Mayor Kevin Coleman Invites You to the City of Westland's Annual Blues, Brews, and Barbecue Festival

    Westland Staff

    Mark your calendars for the City of Westland's Annual Blues, Brews, and Barbecue Festival! This event includes live music, authentic barbecue, and delicious brews. The fun takes place from 4 p.m. - 11 p.m. on Friday, August 2 and 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. on Saturday, August 3. Hosted at Thomas H. Brown Central City Park (1901 N. Carlson) Blues, Brews & Barbecue will host a range of talented musicians. Headliners include Eric Gales and Selwyn Birchwood. Other entertainers featured are Lath Al Saadi,...

  • Gov. Whitmer Secures tuition-free community college for High School graduates

    State of Michigan News

    LANSING,- Today, Governor Whitmer highlighted the new school aid budget, which delivers on the Michigan Guarantee so every high school graduate can earn an associate's degree or skills certificate from an in-district community college tuition-free, saving more than 18,000 students up to $4,800 a year. "I'm proud of our work to lower the cost of higher education and put college or skills training in reach for more working Michigan families," said Governor Whitmer. "This education budget goes...

  • Sailing for Scholarships

    Anchors Aweigh for Sailing for Scholarships! We are back to help raise money for deserving Senior Students at Martin Luther King Jr. Senior High School. Proceeds go to a Senior Student or two for continuing education or a trade school of choice. Come one, come all! Everyone is invited to join us for the most relaxing 2 hours of the summer--cruising down the Detroit River with the ducks!! We will have food and a cash bar. In addition to seeing Detroit and Windsor skylines and Belle Isle by boat,...

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