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Articles from the April 22, 2021 edition

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 By Stacy M. Brown    News    April 22, 2021

Obama, NNPA, NAACP, Urban League Applaud Chauvin Verdict, Call it a 'First Step'

Former President Barack Obama joined the National Newspaper Publishers Association, the NAACP, the National Urban League, and others to applaud the guilty verdicts in the Derek Chauvin case. For...

 
 By Gail Monds    News    April 22, 2021

Washtenaw County's New Prosecutor, Eli Savit

Washtenaw County Prosecutor Eli Savit has signed several policy directives designed to reduce inequities and promote public safety. Savit's 4-year term serving Washtenaw County citizens began January...

 

WAYNE COUNTY ACCEPTS WALK-UPS AT ALL COVID-19 VACCINE CLINICS

WAYNE COUNTY - The Wayne County Health Department is adding two new COVID-19 vaccination clinics, one in Belleville and another in Flat Rock. The expansion will increase the County's weekly capacity...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    April 22, 2021

Mike Londeau Draws on Inspiration from the Past to Help Lead Westland in the Present

Westland City Council member Mike Londeau credits his late mother, who held a position with a local newspaper, with instilling in him the importance of civic engagement. As a young man, Londeau...

 

It's Time to Talk About the Violence in our Communities/ Police and Community Relationships

I am an avid news watcher but only after the first 15 minutes of the news broadcast. You know why, because in the first 15 minutes its all about the violence in our communities. Somebody got shot, som...

 

Seedlings Bringing Braille Books to Children for 36 Years

Seedlings Braille Books for Children was founded in 1984 when Debra Bonde discovered that braille reading materials for children were scarce. Bonde was a shy woman and decided that addressing the...

 

This week we focus on the City of Garden City

Often family, work, education and social obligations are obstacles to setting time aside for exercise. Gradually increasing movement is beneficial for everyone, regardless of age or current physical...

 

River Rouge Officers involved in Excessive Force Arrest of a minor still working

RIVER ROUGE – During a Press conference on Saturday, April 17, the Western Wayne County NAACP and the Michigan NAACP Youth and College Division joined with local community members and clergy to dema...

 

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