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Articles from the February 6, 2020 edition

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  • 60 Years Ago: Students Launched Sit-In Movement

    Dr. KeltonEdmonds, Special to The New Journal and Guide|Feb 6, 2020

    February 1, 2020 marks the 60th anniversary of the launch of the historic Sit-in Movement, when four African-American freshmen from North Carolina A&T State College (now University) in Greensboro, NC sparked the non-violent and student-led wave of protests that ultimately resulted in the desegregation of F.W. Woolworth and other racially discriminatory stores. The brave freshmen from NCA&T, who would later be adorned with the iconic label of the "Greensboro Four", consisted of David Richmond,... Full story

  • Everyone must be counted

    Kerry Ebersole Singh, Michigan 2020 Census Executive Director|Feb 6, 2020

    It's never been more important for everyone living in Michigan to be counted in the U.S. census. The census impacts everyone from seniors to students, kids and parents and our local businesses and neighborhoods. Participating in the census is a civic duty as important as voting to our democracy. To help get the word out, the state of Michigan has launched the Be Counted campaign to communicate the importance of completing the census, dispel myths and help ensure every Michigander is counted in... Full story


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  • House Passes Bill to Remove Credit Barriers for Consumers

    Renee Summers, Telegram Reporter|Feb 6, 2020

    On January 29, the United States House of Representatives passed a bill introduced by Rep. Rashida Tlaib. The bill, known as The Restoring Unfairly Impaired Credit & Protecting Consumers Act (H.R. 3622), contains multiple provisions to remove credit barriers facing millions of American consumers. The aim of the bill is to amend the Fair Credit Reporting Act to restore the impaired credit of victims of predatory lending activities and unfair consumer reporting practices. The proposed legislation... Full story

  • Parents, are your children saved?

    Pastor Overall, Pastor - Runner for Christ|Feb 6, 2020

    Have they confessed their sin and accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior? Life here on earth ends and most times without notice. Just because you are saved does not automatically make them saved. Your job from Jesus Christ is to number one, expose them to him at home by being a living witness in front of them in actions and speech. Live the word in front of them. Before and after they accept Christ as Savior take them to church, Sunday School, Bible Class, and have regular home Bible stu... Full story


    Feb 6, 2020

    Western Wayne Family Health Centers (WWFHC) is now offering primary care services in the Dearborn Town Center building at 4700 Schaefer (at Michigan Ave.). Services offered include Adult medicine, Pediatric care, Behavioral Health, Substance use disorder treatment and OB/GYN care. All are welcome and eligible to receive services. Individuals with no health insurance, Medicare, Medicaid and most private insurances like BCBS, Aetna, Total Health Care, Molina, Meridian, etc will be seen. A sliding... Full story

  • Spotlight on Health: The African American Community

    Renee Summers, Telegram Reporter|Feb 6, 2020

    According to the United States Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health (OMH), in 2017, 41.4 million people in the U.S. were African American, making that group the second largest minority population in the nation, following the Hispanic population. That same year, the U.S. Census Bureau reported that 22.9 percent of African Americans were living at the poverty level, compared with 9.6 percent of the white population. The unemployment rate for the African American popula... Full story

  • DivDat Kiosk Network welcomes the City of Ecorse

    Feb 6, 2020

    DETROIT – The DivDat Kiosk Network is pleased to welcome the City of Ecorse to its multi-biller payment network. Effective January 31, 2020, residents are able to pay their water and property taxes more conveniently through DivDat`s "No-Fee" Kiosk, Mobile app, and web pay services. "We applaud CFO Tim Sadowski, Treasurer Marilyn Oliver and her team for embracing this proven technology to enhance customer service, saving both time and money while also increasing the propensity to pay," said D... Full story