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 By Stacy M. Brown    News    April 8, 2021

53 Years After MLK's Assassination

Fifty-three years after the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s death, the slain civil rights icon's legacy is easily seen in how his daughter has continued to fight for many of the same causes....

 
 By John Thomas III    Faith    April 8, 2021

The Seven Last Words of George Floyd

The commemoration of Good Friday is a solemn and holy event for Christians. We cannot get to the resurrection of Jesus Christ without traversing through the crucifixion, death, and burial of God's...

 

Why Are The Case Numbers Climbing?

Michigan hit a 2021 high of COVID-19 cases numbers with 8,202 new cases Wednesday, according to numbers released by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. The new cases reported...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    April 8, 2021

Ecorse's Darcel Brown Says Challenges and Successes are Part of the Job

This past November, Ecorse resident Darcel Brown was sworn in as the Mayor Pro Tempore for the Ecorse City Council. The swearing-in was done via Zoom due to the pandemic, but it did not diminish the...

 

We Still Need to Wear a Mask

The number of cases of people having a positive test for COVID-19 has been increasing. Michigan is the top state with new cases over the last week. Our numbers have now reached the level of cases...

 

Councilmember Raquel Castañeda-López - "Rethink, Redirect, Reinvest in our Communities"

For too long, police have been seen as the solution for too many of Detroit's problems. The Police Department's (DPD) $327M budget consumes nearly 30% of the general fund monies and over the last four...

 

Beyond Basics Tackles the Literacy Crisis in Local Schools

For many people, the ability to read and write is something one rarely gives much thought to. But if one struggles to read well, it becomes a source of embarrassment or shame. Children who ultimately...

 

Westland's Mayor William Wild Presents $70 Million Balanced Budget for Fiscal Year 2021-22

Westland - On Monday, April 5, Mayor William R. Wild presented the Westland City Council with a $70 million balanced budget proposal for fiscal year 2021-22. The budget adds approximately $157,000 to...

 
 By Dominique Madden    News    April 8, 2021

Partnership for Progress address Implicit Bias during Listening Tour

The Partnership for Progress with the Western Wayne County NAACP and the Conference of Western Wayne has continued to hold their Listening Tours amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The fourth session was...

 

Dearborn Heights Man Wins $1 Million Powerball Prize Winning Ticket Bought in Inkster

A Dearborn Heights man and his wife "went crazy" after winning $1 million playing Powerball. Boris Cvetkovski, 78, matched the five white balls – 04-19-23-25-49 – in the Jan. 13 drawing to win a...

 

WAYNE COUNTY OPENS COVID-19 VACCINATION CLINICS

WAYNE COUNTY - The Wayne County Health Department is expanding eligibility for the COVID-19 vaccine to all residents of and anyone who works in Ecorse, Inkster, Hamtramck, Highland Park, Melvindale, a...

 

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