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  • Efforts to increase the number of African American Swimmers start with 'Detroit 100'

    Kellee Jordan, Telegram Reporter|Mar 14, 2024

    Detroit Masters Swim Club, this year affectionately known as "Detroit 100" is a newly formed adult swim team, striding to increase minority involvement. Detroit and the surrounding areas have a long legacy of participating in the sport. In the late 1990's and early 2000's Detroit Public Schools hosted a program teaching elementary students swim lessons through volunteerism from the high school swim teams. Programs like that kept communities involved. Detroit 100 is focusing on bringing that...

  • Senate Leaders and Civil Rights Advocates Unite to Reinforce Voting Protections

    Stacy M. Brown, NNPA National Correspondent|Mar 14, 2024

    In a press briefing on Thursday, February 29, Senate leaders, alongside civil rights advocates, announced the reintroduction of S.4, the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, aimed at safeguarding voting rights and fortifying the nation's democratic foundations. According to U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), the Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on March 12 to discuss the growing threats to voting rights and the need for federal voting safeguards. Leaders said as...

  • Wayne County Executive Warren C. Evans Delivers Annual State of the County Address

    Kimberly Harry, Wayne County News Staff|Mar 14, 2024

    Dearborn, MI – On Tuesday, March 12, Wayne County Executive Warren C. Evans delivered his annual State of the County Address at the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center in Dearborn, Michigan, to a packed house of state, city, regional, and county officials, as well as friends and family. He spoke about the milestones and many achievements of Wayne County over the past year, as well as his vision for the future. "We recently passed our ninth balanced budget, a $2.2 billion budget that invest...

  • AHRC Wishes All Muslims a Blessed Ramadan, Calls for an Immediate Ceasefire in Gaza:

    Imad Hamad, AHRC Executive Director|Mar 14, 2024

    The American Human Rights Council (AHRC-USA) wishes all Muslims in the world a peaceful and blessed Ramadan. Ramadan is the holiest month for people of Muslim faith. It started today, March 11, 2023. Ramadan is the Islamic month of fasting, worship, reflection, sharing and caring. This Ramadan falls amidst the ongoing genocidal war against the occupied Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank. Palestinians in Gaza have been subject to an ongoing Israeli campaign of ruthless bombing and...

  • National Kidney Month message: Stay healthy, stay covered

    Joyce Williams, National Kidney Foundation - Michigan|Mar 14, 2024

    DETROIT, MICH. – (March 1, 2024) – March is National Kidney Month. The National Kidney Foundation of Michigan (NKFM) encourages everyone to find out their risk for kidney disease and make sure their health insurance coverage is up to date. Are you one of the 33% (one in three) adults in Michigan who are at risk for kidney disease? Right now, you or someone you love could be at risk for kidney disease and not even know it! Take the quiz and find out. Depending on your answers, you'll get ema...

  • Gen Z Getting a Bad Reputation with Employers

    Michael Burns|Mar 14, 2024

    March 11, 2024 If you have not heard, Gen Z (also referred to as Zoomers), those people born between 1997 and 2013 have been using their "ghosting" powers to not show up for interviews with employers or even going through the interview process, getting the job, and then not showing up for their new job without the courtesy of even a phone call – not cool. This behavior is predominantly attributed to Gen Z but has also been picked up by their next generation elders too – the Millennials. Millenni...

  • Prostate Cancer screening saves lives - OP-ED: A Silent Killer No More

    Hamil R. Harris, NNPA Contributing Writer|Mar 14, 2024

    Political provocateurs are determined to stir up controversy over Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin's failure to tell President Biden about his treatment for prostate cancer. Yet, his desire to keep the matter private-and out of the public eye-is in line with what many men, particularly men of color, have done for decades. The reticence to share details of a medical condition is understandable, but prostate cancer is a silent killer in the Black community and the time has come to give it a voice....

  • An Opportunity To Stop The Hate: Lent and Ramadan

    John Warren, The San Diego Voice and Viewpoint|Mar 14, 2024

    We, the citizens of the United States of America, as well as our fellow citizens of the world, are living in a period of unprecedented conflict. While the word "hatred" is rarely used or mentioned, it is the source of the worst among us toward others. In this country, founded upon the melting pot idea that there is room for everyone, we find people continuing to be attacked based on their race, color, religion, nationality and appearance. It is timely that two of the world's greatest religions w...