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  • Western Wayne County NAACP to hold General Membership Meeting on March 13th

    Dominique Madden|Mar 9, 2023

    Say goodbye to ZOOM meetings for now. The Executive Committee of the Western Wayne County NAACP Branch is inviting the community to their first In-Person General Membership meeting since 2020. The meeting will be held at Christian Faith Ministries located at 27500 Marquette in Garden City. They are looking forward to seeing people from the community and members that they haven't seen in a few years. The meeting will begin at 7:00pm, so come a little early to fellowship before the meeting...

  • Growing Environmental Justice Concerns Surround Proposed Rail Merger

    Hazel Trice Edney,|Mar 9, 2023

    ( - It's an unfortunate truth that over the course of our nation's history, progress has often come at the expense of Black and other racial minority communities. From heavy manufacturing to busy rail lines, too often, communities of color are expected to pay more than their share of the cost of development. The ongoing fallout from last month's derailment of a Norfolk Southern train carrying toxic chemicals in East Palestine, Ohio illustrates in no uncertain terms just how...

  • State Representative Helena Scott Announces Committee Hearing in Response to Massive Power Outages

    State Rep Helena Scott|Mar 9, 2023

    DETROIT, March 7, 2023 - Following severe storm systems that wreaked havoc through Michigan over the past few weeks, hundreds of thousands of Michigan households and businesses lost power. Detroit area utilities DTE and Consumers Energy are among those under criticism over the power outages that occurred at the end of February and start of March. With increases in extreme weather events, many have called on leadership at the service providers to be better prepared to respond quickly. State Rep....

  • The Doctors Order: Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

    Clifton R Kirkman II|Mar 9, 2023

    The doctor's order isn't always taken seriously by patients. Men and women both avoid their yearly appointments, physicals and various tests that can allow doctors to check on your overall health.Oftentimes, those orders can be life changing or even lifesaving. Ask yourself these questions, "Why do I avoid going to the doctor, why do I miss my yearly appointments and why don't I do what the doctor recommends?" Having a discussion with different people, they've expressed their reasonings behind...

  • Local Author Promotes Youth Literacy and Her First Children's Book

    Renee Summers, Telegram Reporter|Mar 9, 2023

    Inkster native Robin Wilson is enjoying the rerelease of her first children's book, "Mama Got Rhythm, Daddy Got Rhyme" which tells the story of young Jasmine, who dislikes the jazz music her parents listen to. When her parents take her to the Jazz Museum to learn about her musical roots, she finds many of the great jazz musicians of the past influenced the music that Jasmine loves listening to today and gains a new appreciation for her parent's music. Originally published in 2009, "Mama Got...

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