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  • City of Inkster to Host Expungement Clinic and Community Resource Fair

    Renee Summers, Telegram Reporter|Jun 23, 2022

    An Expungement Clinic and Community Resource Fair will be held on Saturday, June 25 in Inkster from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event is being hosted by Inkster Mayor Patrick Wimberly, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel, and the Inkster Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. The free event is open to the public and will be held at the Booker Dozier Recreation Complex, located at 2025 Middlebelt. The Expungement Clinic will provide the opportunity for individuals seeking to clear eligible...

  • Community BBQ & Health Circuit - Celebrating Fathers

    Clifton R Kirkman II|Jun 23, 2022

    Detroit knows how to celebrate fathers on Father's Day Weekend. From Friday to Sunday, many families honored the men in their lives with dinner, gifts, and some decided to attend church service together. Across the city, there were brunches, parties, mixers and BBQs dedicated to the amazing men we call fathers, uncles, nephews and grandfathers. One organization in Southeast Michigan, held its Inaugural Father's Day BBQ and Health Circuit. It was a free event that included games, a bounce house...

  • DDOT bus drivers an earn up to $4,000 per year in bonuses

    Jun 23, 2022

    Drivers can earn $1,000 per quarter if they meet minimum job attendance milestones Proposal to be considered this week by City Council for approval Bus driver incentives also was strongly supported in recent community engagement meetings DETROIT – All Department of Transportation bus drivers would be eligible to earn up to $4,000 per year in bonuses if they meet minimum attendance requirements under a proposal announced today by Mayor Mike Duggan, DDOT leadership and the head of the bus d...

  • Garza Bill to Combat Drug Trafficking Signed Into Law

    Jun 23, 2022

    LANSING- Today, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed House Bills 4631 and 4632, now Public Acts 86 and 87 of 2022, into law. The bipartisan package will help Michigan crack down on major drug trafficking coming through Michigan airports. After the bill signing, state Rep. Alex Garza (D-Taylor), sponsor of HB 4632, issued the following statement: "Michigan is a safer place to live today thanks to Gov. Whitmer signing my bill. Drug traffickers will now think twice before trying to profit off the lives of...

  • Despite Apathy, Activists and Strategists Urge Black Voters Not to Sit out 2022 Midterms

    Jun 23, 2022

    The failure of Congress to pass legislation like the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act and the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act have frustrated African Americans. With new voter suppression laws, the leaked Roe V. Wade opinion, and the assault on many other rights, some question whether the voting bloc that allowed Democrats to take the White House and control both houses of Congress will abandon the polls during the midterm elections. "Black voters are understandably frustrated with...

  • 6 Things to Know About COVID-19 Vaccines for Children Under 5

    Jun 23, 2022

    (StatePoint) COVID-19 vaccines are now available for children under 5 years old, and the American Medical Association (AMA) is urging parents to get their children vaccinated. "The wait for this moment has been excruciating for parents who were ready on day one for their children to receive a vaccination to prevent severe COVID," says Jack Resneck, Jr., M.D., president of the AMA. "While there is overwhelming scientific evidence showing the COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective, we know many...

  • Vice President Kamala Harris Talks Voting Rights, Racism With Black Press Publishers

    Stacy M. Brown, NNPA National Correspondent|Jun 23, 2022

    Vice President Kamala Harris held an exclusive discussion with publishers from the National Newspaper Publishers Association, which represents the Black Press of America, to discuss various issues from voting rights to Roe v. Wade and racism in the United States. "The Black Press has been very special," Harris told the publishers in a 30-minute conversation moderated by NNPA President and CEO Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. "[The administration] doesn't expect special treatment, just fair treatment...

  • Governor Whitmer Announces Record-Breaking $1.419 Billion Investment in Michigan Schools from Michigan Lottery Funding

    Jun 23, 2022

    Governor Whitmer has announced the Michigan Lottery contributed a record-breaking $1.419 billion to the School Aid Fund in fiscal year 2021, shattering its previous record set last year by nearly $240 million. This is the third consecutive year the Lottery has contributed more than $1 billion to the fund, and the Lottery's seventh consecutive record contribution. "When Michiganders play to win, our students and schools win too," said Governor Gretchen Whitmer. "The Michigan Lottery's record...

  • Benson encourages Michigan high school students to engage young voters as MI Vote Matters Team Captains

    Jun 23, 2022

    Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson today announced Michigan high school students can now apply to serve as a MI Vote Matters Team Captain for the Fall 2022 semester. The Michigan Department of State (MDOS) will accept applications for this nonpartisan program to improve youth voter registration and engagement from students, as well as educators and administrators, through July 17. "It is more important than ever for students to understand their civic rights and set a course to be lifelong...