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Martin Luther King was a Millennial when he made history

During this week, the United States of America pauses to celebrate the life of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. When I speak about him, I always remind people that he was only 39 years old when he...

 

MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY

On January 17, 2022, the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday will mark the 27th anniversary of the national day of service. This day was established to honor the life and legacy of Dr. King, and to...

 

To Be A Part of His Dream

After surviving slavery, African-Americans had a new found sense of hope. They were optimistic for their future, they'd yearned so long to be free in the "land of the free". With that independence,...

 

Governor Whitmer Urges Michiganders to Get Health Coverage Before Jan. 15 Open Enrollment Deadline

LANSING,. - Governor Gretchen Whitmer and Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services (DIFS) Director Anita Fox are reminding Michiganders to log on to the Health Insurance Marketplace...

 

What Civil Rights Mean

Civil Rights are manners and behaviors best suited for civilization. These rights grant equal social and political treatment. Civil is relating to citizen and their concerns. Rights have a...

 

The Year is 2022 and African Americans are Still in War Fighting for Their Civil Rights

Growing up having a father and grandparents who were born in Alabama, I would hear stories about life in the South. It was always surprising to me, that none of them ever wanted to return to Alabama t...

 

Demand Voting Rights

I’m writing to you from Atlanta, where moments ago I met with President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris. The topic at hand was voting rights, and NAACP’s demand was quite straight forward: We need to see outcomes. For the sake of our...

 

Dr. King's Life, the Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act

Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968) was the nation's most prominent leader in the 20th century struggle for civil rights. He was born in the segregated south of Atlanta, Georgia and after graduating f...

 

Legendary Actor, Sidney Poitier, 94, Has Died

Legendary actor Sidney Poitier, who broke barriers and stood for justice and Black lives during the most tumultuous times of the civil rights movement, has died. Poitier, whose iconic 71-year career,...

 

WAYNE-WESTLAND COMMUNITY SCHOOLS HONORS SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS FOR ANNUAL RECOGNITION

Wayne-Westland Community Schools is joining 537 local and 56 intermediate school districts across Michigan to celebrate January as School Board Recognition Month. "In another year full of challenges...

 

Motown Soup is Good for the Community

Sometimes all it takes is one good idea to inspire a vigorous campaign in favor of a good cause. In 2004, Dan Karlin was Director of Social Ministries at Trinity Lutheran Church in Utica and came up...

 

MLK Family Asks for No Celebration Until Lawmakers Pass Voting Rights Legislation

Prayer breakfasts, marches, parades, and an uptick in volunteer efforts to support the annual Day of Service have remained staples of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. But the late civil rights icon family...

 

DIFS Warns Consumers of Possible Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association Refund Scams

LANSING - The Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services (DIFS) is encouraging consumers to be on the lookout for scammers who may try to exploit the recent announcement that Michigan...

 

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