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Articles from the March 31, 2022 edition

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 By Stacy M. Brown    News    March 31, 2022

Antilynching Bill is Signed

With Michelle Duster, the great-granddaughter of Ida B. Wells, by her side, Vice President Kamala Harris admittedly went off-script to praise the Black Press during the bill signing ceremony for the...

 
 By Jenny Manrique    News    March 31, 2022

Asian American Women reflect on how to move beyond hate attacks

Asian American women are experiencing a fresh wave of violent, hate-related attacks. According to the web portal Stop AAPI Hate, since March 2020, there have been over 10,000 attacks, 16% of which...

 

City of Detroit announces $2.5 million in Neighborhood Opportunity Fund grants

Nonprofits and groups get funding to offer residents senior programs, food assistance, summer youth programs, job training, adult education, after-school activities and more The City of Detroit's...

 

AHRC Presents Exemplary Diplomat Leadership Award to Outgoing Mexican Consul Fernando Gonzalez Saiffe

On March 28, 2022, the American Human Rights Council (AHRC-USA) visited the Consulate General of Mexico in Michigan and presented its AHRC Exemplary Diplomat Leadership Award to His Excellency...

 

Signs of hope emerge in Russia-Ukraine peace talks

Signs of hope for an end to the Russia-Ukraine war emerged on Tuesday, March 29, morning when a Russian official said Moscow would "reduce military action" in the north of Ukraine near Kyiv and Cherni...

 

Michigan Works! Association Recognizes Taylor Box, The Armored Group and SEMCA Michigan Works!

Metro Detroit talent development and employment successes were among those celebrated by state leaders at the Michigan Works! Association Impact Awards. Lansing, Mich. – Local lawmakers and...

 

Have a Plan for Severe Weather Events

Severe Weather Awareness Week was March 20-26 but particularly in Michigan, it's a good idea to be aware of the weather outside your window year round. You are likely familiar with the term, "Don't li...

 

Treasury: Adult-Use Marijuana Payments to be Distributed to Michigan Municipalities, Counties

LANSING – The Michigan Department of Treasury today announced that more than $42.2 million will be distributed among 163 municipalities and counties as a part of the Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Act. Next week, 62 cities, 15...

 

Gov. Whitmer Announces $4 Million Investment to Prepare Michigan's Young Adults for Meaningful Career and Educational Opportunities

LANSING —Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced the recipients of grants totaling $4 million to provide young adults with a meaningful introduction to the world of work, including jobs skills, on-site, hybrid, and virtual career exploration and...

 
 By Derrick Johnson    News    March 31, 2022

NAACP Urges Senate Judiciary Committee to Strongly Support Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson

Today, the NAACP sent a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee, strongly urging support for Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson as Associate Justice on the Supreme Court of the United States. After a...

 

5 Tips for Sticking to a Schedule

(StatePoint) Sticking to a schedule is good for health, wellness and productivity. Learn to adhere to a daily routine with the following tips and tricks: • Write it down: The act of writing things...

 

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