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Articles from the March 7, 2024 edition

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  • AHRC and ICD Co-Host a "Community Conversation" Against Hate:

    Imad Hamad, AHRC Executive Director|Mar 7, 2024

    Consistent with their active constructive engagement with law enforcement agencies and other government agencies, the American Human Rights Council (AHRC-USA) and the Islamic Center of Detroit (ICD) held their first of year 2024 "Meet, Greet and Open Conversation" on Wednesday, February 21st in Detroit. The session hosted over eighty members of diverse groups that included invited community members, civic, religious, activities, educators, lawyers, members of the bench, and representatives of la...

  • Vice President Kamala Harris Joins Annual Selma Bridge Crossing Jubilee, Honors Legacy of Bloody Sunday

    Stacy M. Brown, NNPA National News Correspondent|Mar 7, 2024

    To help commemorate the 59th anniversary of Bloody Sunday, Vice President Kamala Harris stood alongside activists and community leaders on the iconic Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, where she used the occasion to mark history and to call for a ceasefire in the Middle East. "People in Gaza are starving. The conditions are inhumane, and our common humanity compels us to act," the vice president declared to cheers. "The Israeli government must do more to significantly increase the flow of a...

  • Get Your Credit Report in Spanish and Get Empowered

    StatePoint|Mar 7, 2024

    (StatePoint) Knowledge is power, particularly when it comes to understanding your personal credit history. A survey from Experian finds that 25% of U.S. Hispanic-Latinos want to know what information on a credit report means, 45% are interested in learning how to build credit and 50% want to know how to keep their credit score high. New Resources Now, new efforts are being made to support the financial wellness of this growing community. Experian, one of the nation's credit bureaus, has made...

  • It's Election Season, Get to know the Candidates by Reading

    Gina Wilson Steward, Publisher|Mar 7, 2024

    Over the next six months, everyone who is at least 18 years of age will have a chance to use their voice. It's Election season in Michigan. The Primary election will be held in August. However with Early Voting and No Reason Absentee Voting, you can actually cast your vote as early as in the month of June. That is only four months away. During this time period I hope that Democracy will win. As March kicks off Reading Month it is time to start reading about the candidates that will be vying for...

  • Biden Administration Takes Step to Curb Credit Card Fees, Bridge Racial Disparities

    Stacy M. Brown, NNPA National News Correspondent|Mar 7, 2024

    In a move to confront racial disparities in credit terms, the Biden administration has unveiled a proposal to cap credit card late fees at $8, challenging the longstanding issue of "junk fees" that disproportionately affect people of color and minorities. The ambitious plan, announced on Tuesday, March 5, aims not only to alleviate immediate financial burdens for consumers but also addresses the systemic inequities faced by those residing in predominantly Black or African American and Hispanic o...