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Series Feature: My Journey Toward Fitness

As a young girl, my mother's nickname for me was Spider, in reference to my long, skinny legs. Heck, all of me was long and skinny in those days. When I entered young adulthood, it was a busy time of...

 

Human Trafficking Awareness Seminar Held in Detroit

A bra and panties lay on the sidewalk near Fort Street Presbyterian Church. To any passerby, it would likely not have significant meaning other than to cause one to look the other direction. But to a...

 

United States Congressional Field Hearing Held in Detroit

U.S. Rep. Harley Rouda (CA), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Environment, along with U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib (MI), Vice Chair of the Subcommittee on Environment, convened a field hearing in Detroit on...

 

Suicide Awareness Event to Be Held at University of Michigan's Dearborn Campus

DEARBORN - An inaugural event to raise awareness about suicide will be coming to the University of Michigan's Dearborn Campus on Wednesday, October 2. The event, called "Be the Light: An Evening of...

 

Westland Councilwoman Proposes Districted Council Seats

When Tasha Green was elected to Westland City Council in 2017, she vowed never to vote against the interests of constituents and to always bring their voices with her to city hall before making a deci...

 

Back Pack Giveaway Combined with Health Fair in Dearborn Heights

The non-profit organization EduCare4all combined a back to school backpack giveaway with a mini health fair in Dearborn Heights on Saturday, September 7. The free outdoor event was held at Med Rite...

 

Adult Learners Served for 30 Years at Dominican Literacy Center in Detroit

Sometimes people just need a hand up to help them navigate life a little better. For thirty years, the Dominican Literacy Center in Detroit has been offering a hand up to local adults struggling to re...

 

Elder Abuse Town Hall Opens the Lines of Communications

State Representative Jewell Jones, along with along with Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel, Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib, and State Senator Betty Jean Alexander met with residents at a town hall in...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    August 29, 2019

Wayne United Host Census Celebration in Inkster

Wayne United hosted a street festival and concert in Inkster on Saturday August 17, taking over a portion of Inkster Road from Michigan Avenue to Avondale. The purpose of the event was twofold: to...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    August 29, 2019

Michigan Legislator - Robert Wittenberg, Working at the State Level to Stop Gun Violence

When news of a mass shooting breaks, Americans, glued to their televisions, shake their heads and wring their hands, asking, "What can be done?" According to National Public Radio (NPR), 17 states...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    August 22, 2019

State Representative Alex Garza Remains In Touch with Voters

In 2013, Taylor resident Alex Garza knocked on over 15,000 doors, encouraging residents to vote for him in his bid for a seat on city council. At age 19, Garza won election, becoming the youngest...

 

Splash Bash Free Water Fun Comes to Westland

Summer is beginning to wind down and Back to School sales are everywhere, but that doesn't mean all the fun is over yet. The city of Westland is hosting an outdoor family-friendly event which...

 

Cruisin' Hines One of the Biggest Classic Car Shows in the Area

Classic car cruises have become a mainstay of summertime in Metro Detroit. After all, this is the motor city, and cars are indeed part of the culture here. One of the largest classic car cruises has...

 

Downtown Days Returns to Wayne with Summer Family Fun

The Third Annual Downtown Days is coming to a new location at Veteran's Plaza, located in the heart of downtown Wayne. This year the event will commemorate the city's 150th birthday. Festivities will...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    August 8, 2019

Vietnam Moving Wall will Visit Livonia

The Vietnam War ended more than 40 years ago. Nearly 59,000 Americans gave their lives in the struggle, which was controversial and unpopular. For those families who lost a loved one, even for those...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    August 1, 2019

City of Inkster Hosts Ground Breaking Ceremony for New Library

Residents and elected officials gathered outside the future location of the Leanna Hicks Public Library at 2500 Hamlin Street in Inkster this past Saturday for a ground-breaking ceremony. Attendees...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    July 25, 2019

Democracy Now Town Hall Held in Dearborn Heights

Michigan's 13th Congressional District held a town hall to inform residents about changes in the state's election process and how those changes affect voters and their communities. The town hall was...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    July 11, 2019

Hamtramck Mayor Karen Majewski Embraces the City's Diversity

The city of Hamtramck shares its history with the city of Detroit. Hamtramck Mayor Karen Majewski says that at one time, the city stretched from Eight Mile Road, all the way to the Detroit River....

 

Belleville Teen Earns Girl Scouts Highest Award

When you purchased a box to two of Girl Scout Cookies this past spring, did you ever stop to think about what happens with the money the Girl Scouts earn? One Girl Scout from Belleville put her...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    June 27, 2019

Melvindale Mayor Stacy Bazman Looks Back on Her Time as Mayor

The downriver city of Melvindale is smaller than three square miles in area. "I think that it's a tight, close-knit, safe community," says Mayor Stacy Bazman. "I think that everyone works really hard...

 

Community Mental Health Forum Held in Inkster

Thanks to a cooperative effort between the Detroit Wayne Mental Health Authority (DWMHA), and the city of Inkster, a community forum on mental health issues, substance abuse and disability issues was...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    June 20, 2019

Inaugural Eid Festival Held in Dearborn

The weather has turned and it has become time for summer festivals in Michigan. Organizers and volunteers pulled together what promises to be the first annual Eid Festival in Dearborn this past June 6...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    June 20, 2019

Wayne County Treasurer's Department Wants to Work With Struggling Taxpayers

The Wayne County Treasurer Eric Sabree's Office wants Wayne County residents to be aware of numerous assistance programs available to taxpayers who were struggling to get property taxes paid on time....

 
 By Renee Summers    News    June 13, 2019

'Garden City is a Great Place to Call Home', says Mayor Walker

Garden City is a generational community. Garden City Mayor Randy Walker is himself, a product of the city, having attended its schools and played Little League at its parks. Walker explains that this...

 

Lincoln Park Boutique Puts the Emphasis on Customer Satisfaction

As a child, Marshell Long says she wanted to be a fashion designer. As an adult, Long has always held jobs within the retail industry, where she learned a thing or two about running a business. About...

 

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