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Articles from the April 21, 2022 edition

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  • Across America, Students Must Learn All History

    Ben Jealous, President of People for the American Way|Apr 21, 2022

    Black history is American history. That shouldn't be a controversial statement. But thanks to politicians like Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin, teaching honestly about history is getting downright dangerous. Youngkin got elected in part by embracing a dishonest campaign launched by far-right activists to make parents fear that teaching about racism represents some kind of sinister plot to shame and indoctrinate children. Once he took office, the very first official action he took as governor was...

  • Advocates Say FBI Missing Children Data Misleading; Does Disservice to Black Juveniles

    Stacy M. Brown, NNPA National News Correspondent|Apr 21, 2022

    Missing white children receive far more media coverage than missing Black and Brown children. A fact advocates often point to when explaining the disparity in attention provided to individuals of color. But another unsettling fact has emerged with the release of the FBI's latest statistics on missing children. The federal agency noted about 346,000 children went missing in the United States in 2020, identifying 125,727 Black juveniles. In addition, the agency said 197,381 white kids went...

  • Lt. Governor Gilchrist ll Distributes Eyeglasses to Lansing Elementary Students

    Apr 21, 2022

    LANSING – Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist II today joined Vision To Learn at Averill New Tech Elementary in Lansing to distribute eyeglasses to 35 students. Vision To Learn is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing free eye exams and glasses to students for success in school and life. "School-based health services like Vision To Learn are a powerful tool to get students the resources they need," said Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist II. "By addressing common health issues like visio...

  • White House Unveils Steps to Advance Equity in America

    Stacy M. Brown, NNPA National Correspondent|Apr 21, 2022

    The Department of Health and Human Services said its increasing outreach to communities of color to encourage enrollment in free and low-cost health care, and the agency will address the maternal mortality crisis that disproportionately impacts Black and Native families, including by working with states to extend postpartum coverage in Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program. Additionally, the Department of Homeland Security said its working to ensure that underserved communities ar...

  • Detroit Institute of Arts Presents 85th Annual Detroit Public Schools Community District Student Exhibition

    Dominique Madden, Contributing Reporter|Apr 21, 2022

    DETROIT - Hundreds of imaginative works created by Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD) students will be on display in the 85th annual Detroit Public Schools Community District Student Exhibition, presented by the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA). The exhibition, on view April 23 through May 29, is free and will be held on the first floor in the Wayne and Joan Webber Education Wing. The partnership between the DIA and the Detroit public schools is the longest standing continuous...

  • Wayne County Parks Are Waiting for You

    Renee Summers, Telegram Reporter|Apr 21, 2022

    Spring has arrived and after two years of sheltering at home, almost everyone is ready to get out and participate in outdoor activities. The 43 communities of Wayne County are served by 5,600 acres of parkland which includes playgrounds, athletic facilities, hiking and biking trails, a golf course, a marina, and the Wayne County Family Aquatic Center. Read on for more details on all that Wayne County Parks have to offer as you make plans for getting outdoors this season. Most familiar to many...

  • Malcolm X - Inkster Connection to be Highlighted

    Dominique Madden, Contributing Reporter|Apr 21, 2022

    INKSTER - Through the efforts of the Malcolm X Project in Inkster, the home where Malcolm X spent time plotting the path of his future life as a vocal advocate for Black empowerment and promotion of Islam is now designated as a national treasure. The efforts of a small group of dedicated Inkster residents led by Aaron Sims and former Inkster resident and Inkster Historian Robert Turley resulted in the designation of the home as important to the life of Malcolm X, a leader of the Black Muslim...

  • What's New at the Detroit River International Refuge?

    Burt Urbani, GINLC IWRA|Apr 21, 2022

    How about a new Refuge Manager? Dan Kennedy started his new job on Feb 28, so on his Day One of Week Two I took the opportunity to have a ZOOM meeting with him to welcome him to the area and ask a few questions. Dan brings a 25-year career in wildlife management, with nearly 19 years with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources in the areas of wildlife and endangered and threatened species. He was inspired to apply for the job as Refuge Manager because of the US Fish & Wildlife Service's...

  • Lawmakers unveil legislation to provide relief to customers during power outages, hold utility companies accountable

    Apr 21, 2022

    LANSING - Representatives Abraham Aiyash (D-Hamtramck) and Yousef Rabhi (D-Ann Arbor) today announced legislation that would provide relief to customers who lose power during outages and increase accountability over utility companies’ poor performance. Supporters from the League of Conservation Voters and We the People Action Fund spoke at the event in favor of the legislation. The five bills would provide a number of protections for utility customers, including automatic bill credits when the power goes out repeatedly, escalating credits b...

  • 5 Tips to Make a Great First Impression

    Apr 21, 2022

    (StatePoint) Interviewing for your dream job? Going on a promising first date? Meeting your girlfriend's parents? Here's how to make a great first impression during all the most important moments: 1. Be on time: To arrive at your destination calm, collected and without breaking a sweat, give yourself more than enough time for travel. Take into account such unforeseen circumstances as traffic, road closures and parking snafus. If you're in an unfamiliar area, consider mapping your route the day...

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