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Ecorse Schools Plan Transition to a One-to-One Computer District This Fall

Governor Whitmer's Executive Order closed all schools for the remainder of the school year, causing challenges for school districts across the state. In Ecorse, however, the closing has expedited an...

 
 By Dominique Madden    News    May 14, 2020

Detroit now testing seniors 60 years of age and up for COVID-19

During Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan Wednesday regular briefing, he said 78 Detroiters have died of COVID-19 since May 1. Of those only two people were younger than 50. Because of that, the mayor said the...

 

Michigan settles suit after landmark Right to Read ruling

LANSING, Mi(AP) - The state of Michigan early Thursday announced a settlement in a lawsuit over poor reading skills that was filed on behalf of Detroit schoolchildren, weeks after a federal appeals...

 

Brenda Jones Defeats Complaint Brought by Christina Guzman of Dearborn Heights, Michigan

DETROIT – Detroit City Council President and Former Congresswoman Brenda Jones beat back a complaint brought by Christina Elizabeth Guzman of Dearborn Heights, Michigan – a complaint to...

 

IN MEMORIAM: Little Richard, One of the Most Influential Founding Fathers of Rock n' Roll, Dies at 87

Richard Wayne Penniman, better known as Little Richard, was one of the most influential singer songwriters in popular music. He was one of the founders of Rock n' Roll in the 1950s and one of the most...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    May 14, 2020

U. S. Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib Holds 13th Congressional Coronavirus Virtual Town Hall

On Tuesday, May 5, US House Representative, Rashida Tlaib (13th district) hosted another virtual town hall to inform residents of resources available to them during the COVID-19 pandemic. Residents we...

 
 By Imad Hamad    Opinion    May 14, 2020

AHRC is concerned over the rise in number of coronavirus- infected inmates, urges immediate action:

The American Human Rights Council (AHRC-USA) reiterates its call on Governor Whitmer, Michigan Department of Corrections (MDOC) and the federal prison authorities to address the Covid 19 pandemic and...

 
 By James Abeare    Opinion    May 14, 2020

Sports starting up this week

I will admit when I am wrong and it looks like I am wrong in this. But, it looks like sports, especially professional sports, will start again this week. NASCAR is first up this weekend at...

 
 By Stacy M. Brown    News    May 14, 2020

Georgia Man Ahmaud Arbery, Shot and Killed - Jogging While Black

Add jogging while Black to the ever-growing list of reasons African Americans continue to be shot down senselessly by armed White men, supposedly under the color of law. Twenty-five-year-old Georgia...

 

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