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 By Renee Summers    News    February 7, 2019

Residents and Elected Officials Rally for Accountability from Marathon's Detroit Refinery

Michigan State Representative Cynthia A. Johnson lives nearly 10 miles from Marathon Petroleum's Detroit Refinery, but told a crowd of listeners at a rally on Monday that she was awakened by what she...

 

Jewell Jones, Michigan's Youngest State Representative to be Sworn in

INKSTER - Jewell Jones, the youngest State Representative in Michigan's history, will be sworn in by Garlin Gilchrist, Michigan's first black Lieutenant Governor, on February 8, 2019. The swearing-in...

 

The Polar Plunge Returns to Belleville This Weekend

Winter has arrived and that means that it's time to raise some money for a good cause. Special Olympics Michigan has been cheering on athletes since the late 1960s. The organization, Law Enforcement...

 

The power of 100+ Black Owned Businesses

Black Americans make up just 13 percent of the U.S. population, and yet, we're on trend to have a buying power of $1.4 trillion in 2019. The average Black-owned business grosses only about $72,000...

 

DETROIT BRANCH NAACP ANNOUNCES KAMILIA LANDRUM ITS NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

DETROIT – Rev. Dr. Wendell Anthony, President, Detroit Branch NAACP, announced at his recent installation, beginning a historic 14th term, the appointment of the Branch's new Executive Director....

 

My Turn

I opened my Facebook page this morning to find posts from a friend who calls himself an Evangelical Christian calling the Democratic Party pure evil, and one meme saying smugly, “I have PTSD: Pretty Tired of Stupid Democrats.” Another post says,...

 

PASTOR PROFILE Pastor Gerald Overall

As we continue with our interviews of local pastors, this week I sat down with Pastor Gerald Overall who is the Pastor of Runner for Christ Ministries located at 27085 Outer Drive in Ecorse. How long...

 
 By News One    Sports    February 7, 2019

The Super Bowl Had The Worst Ratings In A Decade

The Super Bowl was packed with controversy due to its treatment of Colin Kaepernick. Although many people dismissed the idea of a "boycott," it may have been effective because the show had the worst...

 

The Truths We Hold - Kamala Harris

We've seen... [the Trump] administration align itself with white supremacists at home and cozy up to dictators abroad; rip babies from their mothers' arms in grotesque violation of their human...

 

ANDERSON YOUNG 1ST AFRICAN AMERICAN POLICE CHIEF IN INKSTER

INKSTER - Anderson Crutcher Young, the 1st African American Police Chief in the City of Inkster, passed away December 12, 2017 at the age of 97. Young, born in Nashville, Tennessee, moved to Inkster,...

 

Western Wayne County NAACP to meet in Dearborn Heights

The Western Wayne County Branch of the NAACP is inviting you to attend their next General Membership meeting. The meeting will be held at the Caroline Kennedy Library in Dearborn Heights on Monday,...

 

Hattie McDaniel First African American Oscar Winner

Long before Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and the Internet, Hattie McDaniel knew what it meant to "clap back" against her haters. Upon hearing backlash for film roles where she portrayed a servant ...

 

The Carr Center Presents A Percussion Conversation featuring Savion Glover, Dee Dee Bridgewater and Terri Lyne Carrington

DETROIT - The Carr Center is bringing three powerhouse entertainers together for the ultimate improvisation performance. Savion Glover will dance to the beat of Terri Lyne Carrington's drum and the...

 

PHOTO OF THE WEEK

Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, Clapping-Back at the 2019 State of the Union...

 

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