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  • Wayne County Announces Second Batch of Projects from ARPA Funds

    Tiffani C Jackson, Wayne County Communications|Apr 13, 2023

    DETROIT, MI – Today, Wayne County has announced the development projects from a second batch of funds from the American Rescue Plan Act. Included are eight community submitted projects designed to bring development to several cities across the county. An investment of $339 million in human infrastructure covers development under the categories of public spaces, workforce development, housing/education, health, economic recovery, and infrastructure. Batch 2 Community Submitted ARPA Projects i...

  • HUD Announces $5.5 Million Award for HUBCUs to Conduct Housing and Community Development Research

    Stacy M. Brown, NNPA National Correspondent|Apr 13, 2023

    The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced awards totaling $5.5 million for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to conduct housing and community development research. The announcement came during a Black Media Roundtable hosted by HUD Secretary Marcia Fudge. Adjoa Asamoah, HUD's senior advisor for Racial Equity; Melody Taylor, regional director for the Mid-Atlantic Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity; Alanna McCargo, president of Ginnie Mae; and...

  • Treasury: State Individual Income Tax Deadline in a Week Returns Must Be Filed, Payments Made by Tuesday, April 18, 2023

    Apr 13, 2023

    LANSING. – The Michigan Department of Treasury (Treasury) is reminding taxpayers that state individual income tax returns are due in a week. State individual income tax returns must be submitted electronically or sent through the U.S. Postal Service before midnight on Tuesday, April 18. For the convenience of taxpayers, the state's individual income tax deadline is the same date set by the Internal Revenue Service. "Although this year's individual income tax season is rapidly coming to a c...

  • Senator Erika Geiss Introduces Black Maternal Health Week Resolution

    Brian Merlos, Senate Communications|Apr 13, 2023

    LANSING - . (April 11, 2023) - Today, Sen. Erika Geiss (D-Taylor) introduced Senate Resolution 28 to commemorate April 11-17, 2023, as Black Maternal Health Week in Michigan. This week, now in its sixth annual year, was founded by the Black Mamas Matter Alliance (BMMA). This year's theme is "Our Bodies Belong to Us: Restoring Black Autonomy and Joy!" and is dedicated to awareness, activism, and amplifying the voices of Black mothers to express the concerns and necessary improvements regarding...

  • Family improvement starts with a conversation

    Gina Wilson Steward, Publisher CEO|Apr 13, 2023

    There has been so much going on in our lives and our communities. Within the pages of the Telegram News, I try to encourage our readers to get involved in their communities. We do a good job at keeping you focused on an issue, but now we have to figure out a way to do many things at once. It starts with having a conversation and keeping the lines of communication open. Here is my attempt to prioritize our efforts that will help our families improve. Since it is so much going on, I am suggesting...


    Savannah Tryens-Fernandes|Apr 13, 2023

    Vice President Kamala Harris made a last-minute trip Friday to Tennessee where she called for tougher firearm laws and criticized the Republican- controlled state House, which a day earlier expelled two Black Democratic lawmakers for their role in a protest calling for more gun control following a school shooting in Nashville in which six people were killed. Harris received wild applause and several standing ovations as she told a crowd at Nashville's historically Black Fisk University that the...

  • April is National Financial Capability Month: Three Tips to Protect Your Money in an Emergency

    Telegram Staff|Apr 13, 2023

    CHICAGO – April is National Financial Capability Month: a reminder that everyone should arm themselves with the knowledge and skills to effectively manage their finances every day, but especially in case of an emergency. FEMA is offering three key steps to financially prepare for unexpected disasters. Gather financial and critical personal, household and medical information. Have extra originals or copies of passports, driver's licenses, insurance and medical information, birth and marriage c...

  • Pastor Urges Christians to Follow Christ's Example

    Renee Summers, Telegram Reporter|Apr 13, 2023

    Watch any news channel for any length of time these days and you are bound to see some politician or other noted personality claiming that America must get back to being a "Christian nation."It is an unsound argument to say that America was founded as a Christian nation, when in fact, the original 13 colonies were established by those who were seeking relief from the restraints of the British Empire, whose king presided over an imperial church. According to Erwin Chermerinsky writing for the...

  • Attorney General Dana Nessel Releases Video with Information on New Automatic Expungement Program

    Apr 13, 2023

    ANSING – Today, in accordance with the Clean Slate legislation enacted in 2020, the Michigan State Police are launching a new automatic expungement program, which will search the state's Criminal Historical Record database system daily for eligible convictions to automatically expunge. It is anticipated that over 1 million residents will receive automatic expungements on this, the first day of the program's rollout, and 400,000 residents are expected to end the day completely conviction free. A...

  • 34th District Court Invites Public to Community Day at the Court

    Avery Taylor, 34th District Court|Apr 13, 2023

    ROMULUS, MI, April 10, 2023 - The Judges of the 34th District Court are inviting the public to the second annual "Community Day at the Court" on Friday, May 5, 2023 from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Community Day is open to the public, though is targeted to residents of the five communities serviced by the 34th District Court: Belleville, Huron Township, Romulus, Sumpter Township and Van Buren Township. Chief Judge Brian A. Oakley says, "We are thrilled to showcase our new facility and be able to...

  • 4 Tips to Grow Cash Flow For Your Small Business

    StatePoint|Apr 13, 2023

    (StatePoint) As every small business owner soon learns, growing sources of revenue and cash flow are key to survival, particularly during a venture's first few years. While this is easier said than done, small businesses can focus on attracting new customers, building partnerships and scaling up sustainably to improve cash flow. To get you started, Wells Fargo is sharing actionable tips for entrepreneurs, along with information about how to leverage helpful resources: 1. Create an action plan: D...

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