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Articles from the May 28, 2020 edition

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  • Old, Sick and Incarcerated

    Julianne Malveaux, NNPA Contributor|May 28, 2020

    There were 4623 incarcerated people over 65 in federal prisons during the first week of May.Until May 12, Paul Manafort, Mr. Trump's one-time campaign manager, was one of them.The 71-year-old petitioned the court for release to home confinement because of his age, heart condition, and "fear of coronavirus."Yet the federal correctional institution that housed Manafort had no coronavirus cases, and Manafort had served fewer than two years of his more than seven-year sentence.Recently developed fed... Full story

  • Westwood Community School District Adjusts to Meet the Needs of Its Families

    Renee Summers, Telegram Newspaper|May 28, 2020

    It's no secret that schools are closed in Michigan. But that doesn't have to mean the learning has to stop. Schools in Michigan are required to submit a Continuity of Learning and COVID-19 Response Plan in order to continue to receive state aid. Principles guiding such plans include keeping students and their needs as the focus, making learning materials accessible to all, and keeping families engaged. In the Westwood Community Schools District, Superintendent Dr. Stiles Simmons says the... Full story

  • All Michigan voters will receive applications to vote by mail

    May 28, 2020

    Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson announced today that all registered voters in Michigan will receive an application to vote by mail in the August and November elections. "By mailing applications, we have ensured that no Michigander has to choose between their health and their right to vote," said Benson. "Voting by mail is easy, convenient, safe, and secure, and every voter in Michigan has the right to do it." Of the 7.7 million registered voters in the state, about 1.3 million are on the... Full story

  • NAACP says We Are Done Dying

    May 28, 2020

    As the world faces unprecedented times and new realities during this global pandemic, and incidents of hate and domestic terrorism are perpetuated leading to routine brutalization of African-Americans, the health and safety of our people are at an unparalleled risk. Senseless hate crimes and incidence of COVID-19 cases and deaths spreading throughout the Black community display the continuance of systematic racism and privilege granted to white people in America. Our communities are... Full story

  • The Legacy of Brown v. Board of Education

    Jesse Jackson, Founder of Operation PUSH|May 28, 2020

    Sunday, May 17, marked the 66th anniversary of the landmark 1954 Supreme Court decision, Brown vs. the Board of Education. The Brown decision addressed consolidated issues from four different cases - in Kansas, South Carolina, Delaware and Virginia - involving racial segregation. The unanimous opinion of the Court was written by Earl Warren, Republican President Dwight Eisenhower's newly appointed chief justice. The Court declared that forced segregation of children in public schools violated... Full story

  • Coronavirus deaths in US top 100,000

    May 28, 2020

    Health officials say the actual death toll is likely far higher than the recorded count The US has passed 100,000 deaths in the coronavirus outbreak in less than four months. It has seen more fatalities than any other country, while its 1.69 million confirmed infections account for about 30% of the worldwide total. The first US infection was reported in Washington state on 21 January. Globally there have been 5.6 million people recorded as infected and 354,983 deaths since the virus emerged in... Full story


    May 28, 2020

    etermine Your Eligibility for Unemployment Benefits People who lose their job through no fault of their own and have worked a certain number of hours may be eligible to receive unemployment; eligibility requirements differ by state. Visit unemployment-benefits.aspx to look up eligibility requirements in your state. While unemployment benefits will be significantly less than what your salary was, they still will help you get by until you land... Full story

  • Tear gas flies as Minneapolis rioters protest death of George Floyd in police custody By: Chris Juhn

    Chris Juhn, Zenger Newswire|May 28, 2020

    MINNEAPOLIS-Protests turned violent on Tuesday as anti-police activists smashed windows and vandalized police cars in response to the death of an African American man at the hands of four law enforcement officers. George Floyd died Monday after his arrest outside Cup Foods, a Minneapolis restaurant that reported a customer who paid for a meal with a counterfeit $20 bill. Widely circulated videos of the incident show a handcuffed Floyd on the ground with a white officer's knee on the back of his... Full story

  • Gleaners Community Food Bank Distributes Hope and Help

    Renee Summers, Telegram Reporter|May 28, 2020

    ounded in 1977, Gleaners Community Food Bank has been helping to feed the hungry in metro Detroit. Gleaners accomplishes this by soliciting surplus food from grocers, local gardens, and manufacturers, then by sorting and storing it, and finally, distributing it to 534 partner agencies such as soup kitchens, shelters, and food pantries in five southeast Michigan counties. The organization believes hunger can be solved. Since the COVID-19 outbreak and subsequent statewide stay home order and job... Full story

  • Parker Johnson says her baby needs a mask

    Gina Wilson Steward|May 28, 2020

    Even Parker Johnson at three (3) years old, knows it is important to wear a mask. She wanted to take her baby doll (Sarah) with her outside. But she said Sarah needs a mask. Her mom, LaTasha Johnson, went to work to make a mask for her grandbaby - Sarah. If a three year old knows it is important to wear a mask, you should to. Follow her lead We are in this together! STOP THE SPREAD, WEAR A MASK!... Full story

  • 11th Annual Happy Soles 5K Run & Walk is a "virtual race"

    May 28, 2020

    TAYLOR – Registration is under way for the 11th annual Happy Soles 5K Run and Walk,which is a virtual event this year in the wake of the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic. The 5K is a key supporting event for the Fish & Loaves Community Food Pantry, a faith-based, nonprofit, volunteer-operated, client-choice pantry based in Taylor. The pantry is committed to ensuring that no one goes hungry or without adequate nutrition in Taylor and six surrounding communities: Allen Park, Brownstown Township, D... Full story

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