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Articles from the November 3, 2022 edition


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  • Areva Martin Continues to Advocate for Those with Special Needs and Those Facing Discrimination and Injustice

    Stacy M. Brown, NNPA National Correspondent|Nov 3, 2022

    Areva Martin grew up in North St. Louis, Missouri, and she said she intuitively knew that something was different about her neighborhood. "St. Louis is one of the most segregated cities in the nation," Martin told National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) President and CEO Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. The conversation took place inside the NNPA's state-of-the-art television studio in Washington where Chavis films the PBS-TV show, The ChavisChronicles. "When I saw folks who lived on the...

  • Fraudsters Using Fake Letters in Collections Scam Taxpayers with Past-Due Tax Debts Urged to be Alert

    Nov 3, 2022

    LANSING – Michigan taxpayers with past-due tax debts should be aware of an aggressive scam making the rounds through the U.S. Postal Service, according to the Michigan Department of Treasury (Treasury). In the scheme, taxpayers receive a letter about an overdue tax bill that requests individuals to immediately contact a toll-free number to resolve an outstanding state tax debt. The letter aggressively threatens to seize a taxpayer's property - including bank accounts, wages, business assets, cars, real estate, refunds and cash - if the debt i...

  • The residents have the Power; use it at the ballot box

    Gina Wilson Steward, CEO Publisher|Nov 3, 2022

    I sometimes ponder on the question, what is the responsibility of elected officials? I believe that their main responsibility is to represent the people in the area where they were elected. Whether it is a city council, state representative, governor, etc., they are to represent the people. However, there are times when elected officials seem to vote their own agenda. They may vote to pass legislation that will benefit their friend's company and sometimes they may vote not to support the best...

  • Doctors Tell of Patients' Hardships after Roe is Overturned

    Mark Richardson, Michigan News Connection|Nov 3, 2022

    We had hoped the decision would come down on one of the days we were not doing procedures," Dr. Sanithia Williams said. "We had a waiting room full of people. People were horrified and desperate. There were people crying. There were people begging. Some people offered to pay extra if we could just do the procedure-not fully understanding what was happening. We had to turn all those people away. "To know that you have the skills to provide care at that moment and make such a difference in their...

  • "Books & Bling Pop-Up Shop to highlight local self published authors."

    Janine Folks|Nov 3, 2022

    DETROIT, MI, November 20, 2022 - Rollercade Detroit, 2130 S. Schaefer Hwy, Detroit, MI 48217 from 12pm - 6pm. More than 12 self published books and their authors will be present at a pop-up shop designed to help give local self published authors exposure and a platform. Bringing authors and amazing vendors together for an epic occasion is the goal of BOOKS & BLING! The event encourages literacy, higher thought and the sharing of stories all while being able to shop and support local small...

  • Garden City History Inspires Local Author

    Renee Summers, Telegram Reporter|Nov 3, 2022

    Jessica Kogelmann has spent her entire life in Garden City. Agraduate of Garden City High School, she recalls of her time in school that history was never of much interest to her and always involved learning about wars and memorizing events and dates. A job at Greenfield Village in Dearborn while she attended college changed all that. She recalls the job being a great learning experience and opened a different perspective on the people behind the wars, the events, and the notable dates in histor...

  • Star International Academy, Dearborn Heights Police hold active shooter response training

    Ryan Bidges|Nov 3, 2022

    Dearborn Heights, MI – Star International Academy (SIA)-George announced it recently partnered with the Dearborn Heights Police to host an active shooter response training for its PreK – 2nd-grade students and staff. During the Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate (ALICE) training, students and staff learned how to respond in an active shooter situation – including working with police on lockdown procedures to ensure the building is prepared to handle the threat of an intruder or activ...

  • Affordable Care Act Open Enrollment Begins Nov. 1

    Mark Richardson, Michigan Connection|Nov 3, 2022

    Open-enrollment season for health insurance is upon us, and Michiganders who want to get the right kinds of coverage have a lot to consider. More than 520,000 people in Michigan are uninsured. The health-insurance marketplace open enrollment period begins Tuesday and continues through Jan. 15. That's a busy time for most people, and Michigan residents have up to 12 insurance providers to choose from, depending on the county where they live. Dr. Rhonda Randall, chief medical officer for...

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