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Articles from the May 11, 2023 edition

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  • Wayne Police Chief Leading the Effort to Address Addiction in the Community

    Renee Summers, Telegram Reporter|May 11, 2023

    On Monday, May 8, Families Against Narcotics (FAN), hosted its monthly Public Forum at the HYPE Recreation Center in Wayne. The evening's topic of discussion was "Law Enforcement's Changing Perception of Addiction" and featured Wayne Police Chief Ryan Strong, who also sits on the organization's board of directors. FAN is a community-based organization that supports individuals and fam, it's not just 'lock 'em up,'" said Strong. Strong, who started his career in law enforcement with the Wayne...

  • AG Dana Nessel Announce $141 Million Settlement

    State of Michigan News|May 11, 2023

    LANSING – Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel announced that consumers who were tricked by TurboTax's owner Intuit into paying for free tax services will begin receiving checks from a $141 million multistate settlement announced in May 2022. Approximately 4.4 million consumers nationwide will receive checks in the mail from the multistate settlement. Michigan will receive more than $3.5 million for more than 122,000 customers who were tricked into paying to file their federal tax return. E...

  • No jail time for women who drove car into BLM protesters

    Tynnetta Harris, Telegram Reporter|May 11, 2023

    A woman who drove her car into Black Lives Matter protesters in New York City over two years ago will not be facing jail time after agreeing to a plea deal with prosecutors. Kathleen Casillo was driving between 39th Street and Third Avenue in Midtown Manhattan when she drove her black BMW sedan through a group of Black Lives Matter protesters with her 29-year-old daughter in the passenger seat on December 11, 2020. Leaving six people injured from the incident. Despite such a violent offense...

  • OP-ED: The Obesity Crisis Is Not a Hopeless Fight for Black America

    Dr. Benjamin Chavis, NNPA News Wire|May 11, 2023

    From less access to quality healthcare, to the exclusion of anti-obesity medications from Medicare, and most Medicaid and general insurance coverage, our healthcare systems under-prioritizes the well-being of Black Americans. And we've learned from history that until we make our voices heard, this crisis will continue to be brushed aside. Whether we accept it or not, obesity continues to be a complex, chronic disease that kills thousands of Black Americans every year. Indeed, nearly half of...

  • Senator Gary Peters Reintroduces Bipartisan Legislation to Reauthorize Project Safe Neighborhoods Program to Reduce Violent Crime

    Sean Sibley|May 11, 2023

    WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senators Gary Peters (D-MI) and John Cornyn (R-TX) led reintroduction of the bipartisan Project Safe Neighborhoods Grant Program Authorization Act of 2023 to reauthorize a nationwide law enforcement program that uses evidence-based and data-driven approaches to reduce violent crime. Peters and Cornyn previously authored legislation into law to authorize the Project Safe Neighborhoods program. "For over two decades, Project Safe Neighborhoods has been effective and improved...

  • Remembering Congressman John Conyers, Jr. on his birthday - May 16, 1929

    Dominique Madden, Contributing Reporter|May 11, 2023

    John James Conyers Jr.(May 16, 1929 – October 27, 2019) was an American politician of the Democratic Party who served as a U.S. representative for Michigan from 1965 to 2017. The districts he represented always included part of western Detroit. During his final three terms, his district included many of Detroit's western suburbs, as well as a large portion of the Downriver area. Conyers served more than fifty years in Congress, becoming the sixth-longest serving member of Congress in U.S. h...

  • Task Force Recommends Breast Cancer Screening Should Begin at Age 40

    Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Senior Correspondent|May 11, 2023

    It is a change from the 2016 recommendation, in which the task force recommended that biennial mammograms (breast x-rays) begin at age 50 and that the decision for women to screen in their 40s "should be an individual one." According to a new draft recommendation statement, the US Preventive Services Task Force proposes that women with an average risk for breast cancer begin screening at age 40 to reduce their risk of death. It is a change from the 2016 recommendation, in which the task force re...

  • Wayne-Westland Veterans Memorial Day Parade

    Wayne Westland News|May 11, 2023

    Join us as we celebrate and remember the men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom, while we continue to honor the many veterans who have courageously served our country. We gather to support and applaud their service to our nation and community. Thank-You-Vets Event Information Date: May 28, 2023 Parade Start Time: 1:00 PM Parade Route: The parade will start at John Glenn High School in Westland; go west on Marquette Rd. to Carlson; it heads north on Carlson to the...