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  • Meaningful ways to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day at any age

    Grateful|Jan 11, 2024

    Every year on the third Monday in January, the nation celebrates the birthday (January 15) of civil rights leader and activist Martin Luther King Jr., as well as his heroic contributions toward racial equality in this country through non-violence. In recent years, many folks have vowed to make Martin Luther King Jr. Day a day of service and not just another day off. Though most schools, offices and businesses are closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, there are a still number of...

  • AG Nessel Cautions Detroit Lions Fans About Ticket Scams

    Michigan News|Jan 11, 2024

    LANSING – The Detroit Lions are returning to the playoffs as the NFC North Champions, and as fans are excited and eager to cheer on our team from the stands for the first-ever playoff game at Ford Field, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel encourages ticket-seekers to know what precautions to take to avoid scams in online sales. To encourage caution and safe practices, Nessel recommends those in the market for tickets to Sunday's game be familiar with the risks associated with online ticket p...

  • Harvard President Claudine Gay Resigns Amidst Scandals and Plagiarism Allegations

    Stacy M. Brown, NNPA National Correspondent|Jan 11, 2024

    Harvard President Claudine Gay has resigned, making her tenure the shortest in the university's history. The decision comes after just six months and two days in office, amidst mounting allegations of plagiarism and criticism over her handling of antisemitism issues on campus. Harvard University spokesperson Jonathan L. Swain declined to comment on Gay's decision, but Harvard's official student newspaper confirmed the move. The first Black president in the storied university's nearly 400-year...

  • January 15th is a Day of Service to honor Dr. King

    Telegram Staff|Jan 11, 2024

    The National Day of Service is a federal holiday in the United States that is observed on the third Monday of January each year. It was established to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., an American Baptist minister and activist who played a key role in the American civil rights movement. The day is intended to encourage Americans to engage in community service and volunteer work in order to help address social issues and promote equality and justice in their communities . The day...

  • Three Years After January 6th Attack on Capitol:

    Stacy M. Brown, NNPA National Correspondent|Jan 11, 2024

    The United States Attorney's Office is marking the third anniversary of the unprecedented attack on the U.S. Capitol, which shook the nation and much of the world when supporters of the twice-impeached and now four-times indicted former President Donald Trump stormed the building and disrupted a joint session of Congress where members were attempting to affirm the results of the 2020 presidential election. "In the wake of this historic event, the U.S. government has been tirelessly working to in...

  • Getting Healthier in 2024 Starts With Your Feet

    StatePoint|Jan 11, 2024

    (StatePoint) Good foot and ankle health is critical for good overall health, so no matter what your wellness goals are for 2024, be sure to start from the ground up. "Feet and ankle issues can be signs of overarching health problems like diabetes, arthritis and cardiovascular disease, so paying attention to them is vital for early diagnosis and treatment says Michael Coyer, DPM, FACFAS, a foot and ankle surgeon and Fellow Member of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS)....

  • Assistant Chief of Police Promoting Community in Inkster

    Renee Summers|Jan 11, 2024

    Officer Tamika Jenkins arrived at the Inkster Police Department as Commander in April 2023. By the time fall arrived she was promoted to the rank of assistant chief, becoming the second African American woman to fulfill the role of assistant chief of police in Inkster. Jenkins, whose career in law enforcement spans 23 years, came to Inkster following her retirement from the Detroit Public Schools Police Department. She began her career with the city of Pontiac Police Department and is not...

  • Nominations sought for Hometown Health Hero awards

    Chelsea Wuth, Michigan News|Jan 11, 2024

    The Michigan Public Health Week Partnership, a collaboration of 12 organizations working to increase the visibility of significant accomplishments in public health, is seeking nominations of individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to preserve and improve their community's health for its annual Hometown Health Hero awards. Hometown Health Hero awards are presented every spring as part of Michigan Public Health Week, April 8-14. Award recipients will be honored at a...

  • Shop Smarter in the New Year With These Tips

    StatePoint|Jan 11, 2024

    (StatePoint) For many people, the start of a new year is an opportunity to revamp their routine and make game-changing resolutions. That's why industry experts are offering smart shopping tips that will have you saving time, money and hassle in 2024. According to Christa Anz, director of Sensormatic Solutions North America Marketing, the global retail solutions portfolio of Johnson Controls, it all starts in January. "Outside of the holiday season, there isn't a better time to shop than the star...