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  • IN MEMORIAM: Lakers' Legend Kobe Bryant Killed in Helicopter Crash

    Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Correspondent|Jan 30, 2020

    Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant and his daughter, Gianna Maria Onore, were among nine people killed in a helicopter crash on Sunday, January 26, 2020. Bryant was 41, and his daughter, affectionately known as GiGi, was 13. "The death of Kobe Bryant is both shocking and sad not only for Laker fans, but really for all of the world," stated Danny J. Bakewell, Sr., the chairman and executive publisher of NNPA member newspaper, the Los Angeles Sentinel. "This tragic death is a reminder of just h...


    Jan 30, 2020

    CELEBRATING DR. CARTER G. WOODSON LECTURE, BOOK SIGNING, Q&A Saturday, February 1, 2020 | 2:00 PM Presented in partnership with ASALH Detroit, this event is free and open to the public, and will be hosted from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM. "Celebrating Dr. Carter G. Woodson, The Father of Black History Month & Black Self-Determination" is the title of the address that will be delivered by Daryl Michael Scott, PhD. Dr. Scott is a professor and former chair of US History at Howard University, former...

  • Therapy Dogs Help Children to Be Better Readers

    Renee Summers, Telegram Reporter|Jan 30, 2020

    The Caroline Kennedy Library in Dearborn Heights hosted an informational presentation on Reading Education Assistance Dogs (READ) on January 16. READ founder Sandi Martin says the program uses certified therapy dogs to help children improve their reading ability. Martin recalls an event which occurred early in her career as a critical care nurse while working inthe intensive care unit at a downriver hospital. A patient in her care was not cooperating in her recovery and was essentially giving up...

  • Local League of Women Voters to Hold Town Hall in Partnership with Local NAACP Branch.

    Dominique Madden, Contributing Writer|Jan 30, 2020

    The League of Women Voters of Dearborn-Dearborn Heights will hold their Making Democracy Work Town Hall style meeting on Saturday, February 15, from 1 pm – 3 pm at the Caroline Kennedy Public Library (24590 George). Presenters will cover Michigan's new voting rights (resulting from passage of Proposal 3) the Citizens Redistricting Commission (created by Proposal 2 to end gerrymandering), and the 2020 Census. The event is partnering with the Western Wayne County NAACP. "The League of Women V...

  • Ecorse partners with MEDC to ready Mill Street property for redevelopment

    Jan 30, 2020

    The City of Ecorse, like many downriver communities, has witnessed the boom and bust of the industrial era. But while the city has endured its share of struggles as heavy industry waned in the region, Ecorse is on the cusp of a new identity for the post-industrial era. Today, the city is re-envisioning itself as "the place to be on the Detroit River", a hub for light industrial and logistics, quality neighborhoods, thriving commercial districts and riverfront recreation as its leaders partner wi...

  • KOBE

    James Abeare, Contributing Columnist|Jan 30, 2020

    With all the lunacy going on in Washington the last week with the impeachment trial of President Trump, we were reminded last weekend of what is important. Nine people, including Kobe Bryant and his 13 year old daughter, died in a helicopter crash outside of Los Angeles. Not being much of a basketball fan, I found out about it during the NFL Pro Bowl. The game was almost secondary in thought as news kept coming in. My thought has been mostly toward Kobe’s wife, Vanessa, an his remaining c...

  • Detroit Hit Hard by Mismanagement and Exploitation

    Steven Malik Shelton, Contributing Columnist|Jan 30, 2020

    n 2010, the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) (also known as the Hardest Hit Fund) was established to provide help to families in areas of the nation adversely affected by the economic tsunami ignited by wild, predatory speculators in the housing and financial markets. The Hardest Hit program initially focused on five states (Michigan being one of them) with the most distressed homeowners and a funded initiative of 9.6 billion dollars that included 18 states along with the District of Columbi...