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Articles from the March 29, 2018 edition


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  • Pastor Williams Continues Legacy of Historic Detroit Church

    Steven Malik Shelton|Mar 29, 2018

    The King Solomon Missionary Baptist Church is in a depressed and desolate area on Detroit's west side. It is fitting that it is so, for the healthy have no need of a physician; it is the infirmed in body and spirit that are in need. Pastor Charles Williams II is the leader of King Solomon Baptist Church, and he is dedicated to meeting those needs. Williams was born in Detroit and raised in Birmingham Alabama, and though he can live just about anywhere he wants, he has chosen Detroit because he... Full story

  • No Criminal Charges for Officers Involved in the Shooting Death of Alton Sterling

    Michele McCalope, NNPA Member The Drum|Mar 29, 2018

    BATON ROUGE-Following a 10-month investigation into the extrajudicial killing of Alton Sterling, Louisiana's Attorney General Jeff Landry announced, during a press conference, that his office would not pursue criminal charges against the officers involved. Sterling, a 37-year-old Black man, was shot six times by a White Baton Rouge police officer on July 5, 2016, in front of a Triple S convenience store. The officers, Howie Lake II and Blane Salamoni were responding to a call about a man with a... Full story

  • #youngregistered&ready

    Dominique Madden|Mar 29, 2018

    Youth from around Wayne County Michigan have been learning about the importance of civic engagement. The Youth Engagement Committee of the Western Wayne County Branch of the NAACP have been registering students to as they turn 18 years old. The committee has registered students to vote at four local school districts that has resulted in new voters in eleven cities. The students have shown a level of excitement that wasn't expected, but was welcomed. Along with registering to vote, they are also... Full story

  • Westwood Community School District Board Members Honored by Michigan Association of School Boards

    Mar 29, 2018

    Westwood Board Members Cheryl Bell-Everett and Donald Willis recently earned awards from the Michigan Association of School Boards (MASB) for their efforts to improve their leadership skills, while demonstrating their commitment to student achievement. They achieved the Master Board Member level for classes completed in MASB's leadership training program, as well as for conference attendance, years of service and leadership activities. Master Board Members have completed three levels of training... Full story

  • 4th Annual Robichaud Athletic Hall of Fame

    Jason Malloy|Mar 29, 2018

    The Robichaud High School Athletic Hall of Fame is intended to honor the rich heritage and tradition of the great teams, individuals, and contributors to Robichaud Athletics throughout the years. It is with great pleasure to announce the new RHS Hall of Fame Inductees for the Class of 2018. Alex White '93-Football · A giant of a man, who dominated 1989-1993 (6ft 11in-380 lbs) . Lettered 4 Years (4) Football, (4) Basketball, (3) Track and Field. · Member of the 1990 Class B State Champion F... Full story

  • Dale Rich: Photographer with the Black Eye

    Steven Malik Shelton|Mar 29, 2018

    Photography can be an elusive profession to describe. Part art form and part science, a picture has the power to convey much more than an image. It can elicit both a thought and a mood, and can be simultaneously artistic as well as political in its sentiment and expression. One can surmise that photography is a merging of painting, science, and literature. Dale Rich has accomplished this synthesis, producing images through what he describes as his "Black eye" for over 40 years. It is a... Full story

  • NATIONAL WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH FOUR WOMEN

    Dale Rich|Mar 29, 2018

    In honor of Women's History Month, noted researcher and photographer features shots of four prominent African-American heroines, including Gloria House, Michelle Obama, Coretta Scott King and Winnie Mandela. Rich, a noted photographer and researcher, photographed all four women over several years. Gloria House may not be as well known as the other three women, but she is no less important in terms of her contribution to civil rights. In fact, she nearly lost her life fighting for the cause. Dr.... Full story

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