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President Joe Biden as Keynote Speaker of the Detroit Branch NAACP 69th Annual Fight for Freedom Fund Dinner

"Preserving Sweet Liberty, Defeating Bitter Tyranny" was the theme for the Detroit Branch NAACP 69th Annual Freedom Fund Dinner. Known as a historic chapter. It continues to remain the largest branch...

 

Wayne County Deploys Air Quality Monitoring Network in Southwest Detroit and Other Downriver Communities

Americans continue to be harmed by the air quality that surrounds them, each and every time they step outside of their homes, etc. About 1 in 4 Americans and close to 120 million people live in areas...

 

Detroit NFL Draft 2024 Kick-Off: Event 24 Charity Gala, The Legacy of Mel Farr "Our Superstar"

What a way to honor a father's legacy. Event 24, Charity Gala, Fashion and Comedy Show ignited the hearts of Detroiters and NFL enthusiasts alike. On Wednesday, April 24, 2024, it was a night of enter...

 

Detroit NFL Draft 2024, Community Focused USAA, Comcast share with the Detroit Community

The Detroit NFL Draft 2024, was an experience that many Detroiters and Michiganders will never experience again. If you missed it, well you missed out on making memories of a life time! Trying to get...

 

Community Spotlight – Deputy City Clerk of Romulus D'SJONAUN HOCKENHULL

Welcome to the Community Spotlight Column, where we share some of the most awesome people in our communities. The purpose of spotlighting the profiles that will be shared is to explore what they do...

 

A Change in Traveling to DTW Has Come to Wayne County and Southeast Michigan

It's 2024 and traveling these days can be more of a headache than expected with flight delays, rerouting of trains and if driving, you have to deal with never-ending construction. When it comes to...

 

Colorectal cancer Known As the Silent Killer, Know How to Reduce Your Chances of Death

Extremely prevalent in the United States, did you know that 1 in 20 Americans will be diagnosed with colon cancer in their lifetime? It's unfortunate but the truth remains, this type of cancer,...

 

Detroit Business Owner Receives Congressional Record for Her Contributions to The Detroit Community

It's not average that business owners are celebrated by receiving an award from Congress. After 10 long years of hard work, time and effort spent, that's exactly what happened for Detroit's own,...

 

Celebrating Black Business During Black History Month, Pillar + Pride Continues the Effort of Supporting the Black Community

Black-owned businesses aren't just a thing of the past, there's tangible evidence that the history spans over a century. It is known that from about 1900 to the 1930s, the era was considered the...

 

Quiet Quitting Also Known as Silent Quitting, The Truth Behind It

That's it! You can't take it anymore, you're done! However, you can't possibly imagine just walking out the door or quitting on spot! So, you must come up with a strategy to end your employment with...

 

Stomach Cancer Is Rising in America

Stomach cancer is expected to reach more than 27,000 new cases this year. More than 10,000 deaths are expected, as a result of the disease. Do you know what to expect? Do you know the warning signs...

 

It's a New Era for 15 Local Downriver Businesses After Receiving Transformative Help

Downriver has become a small community of great impact. There is a level of community support that expands beyond just residents but even to commerce. A small area but, it's rich in resources and...

 

City's New Administration Leads to Inkster Citizens with a New Sense of Pride

There was standing room only in the Booker T. Dozier Recreation Center as residents of the city of Inkster filled the meeting space to capacity. Those who arrived late were in a bit of a shock, as...

 

Are Naps Beneficial?

Oftentimes you will hear a person or a group of people say, that they need a trip or that they just need to relax. Well, my response to them is, when's the last time that you've had a nap during the d...

 

The Emergency Room vs Urgent Care, Where to Go When You Are Sick?

It's that time of year when people are not feeling their best! They are dealing with colds, viruses, COVID, and other illnesses of the season. Once you realize that the medicine you have been taking...

 

It's Primary Season All Across the USA:

It's the beginning of 2024 United States primary election season. Already, campaigning throughout the country has begun. Some primaries will start on February 3rd, like in the state of South Carolina...

 

The Honolulu Blues: The Fans and The History of What It Means to Be a Detroit Lion

The Detroit Lions! Winners or Losers? That’s your call to make. At the end of the day, the fact remains that the Detroit Lions did some amazing work this season. Making it to the NFC Championship g...

 

How Long is Too Long for Our Pets to Be in The Frigid Elements

Pets, pets how do we adore our pets! We love them for the love they bring us and for many of us, we cherish having them for being our companions. While others love them for the job that they provide,...

 

The Color Purple (2023)

Have you seen the movie that many have been waiting for? It's here and has been in theatres for two weeks now! The Color Purple (2023) takes the classic film and masterfully combines the Broadway...

 

Perry Outreach Center Host Youth Music Program With Support from Marathon Petroleum Corporation

Community outreach isn't a new concept or model that has recently taken place. As a matter of fact, take a look at history! From there, you can infer that it has been around for quite some time....

 

Detroit Police Officers Bring Holiday Cheer to Their Own

The Holiday Season has arrived here in Metro Detroit and it's the time of year, when many organizations rally together to spread season's greetings. Showing love and support towards one another in...

 

Local Sickle Cell Warriors Joined Forces with Doctors at the 2023 Sickle Cell Symposium

The 2023 Sickle Cell Symposium took place recently in the city of Detroit at the UM Detroit Center, located at 3663 Woodward Avenue. Members of the sickle cell community included SCD warriors,...

 

Sickle Cell Awareness Must Continue Beyond September 30th

Sickle Cell Awareness Month ends each year on September 30th but, it shouldn't stop there. Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) deserves to be talked about all year-long from warriors, parents, caregivers,...

 

North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) Highlights Mobility for The Family

The Detroit Auto Show is one of the most influential annual automotive events in the world and its where emerging technologies are showcased. If you grew up attending the North American International...

 

September is Suicide Prevention Month

Suicide is one of the nation's many health problems. Currently ranking as the second leading cause of death for ages 10-44, suicide can be prevented. In fact, September is National Suicide Prevention...

 

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