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  • National HIV Testing Day, June 27, 2024

    Lisa Rutledge, Western Wayne Family Health Center|Jun 27, 2024

    For this year's National HIV Testing Day, think about your exposure to HIV. Although the rate of HIV has been going down for many groups of people, it is still impacting people of color at much too high rate. Getting tested can open up a conversation to help prevent getting infected or getting connected to care if the test is reactive. According to the Office of Minority Health: Although Black/African Americans represent almost 13 percent of the U.S. population, they account for 42.1 percent of...

  • Why Men Should Talk About Their Health

    StatePoint|Jun 27, 2024

    StatePoint) American men may be neglecting their health and wellness, particularly when it comes to their urological health. But an open line of communication between men and their healthcare providers, and among family members, can lead to better care. A Cleveland Clinic survey found that only 3 out of 5 men get annual physicals and 55% do not get regular health screenings. What's more, many men shy away from the subject of their health, with 77% reporting that they don't know their complete...

  • 3rd Annual Wayne County High School Art Exhibition Open Until July 21, 2024

    Wayne County News|Jun 27, 2024

    DETROIT, MI-On June 21, The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) unveiled the 3rd Annual Wayne County High School Art Exhibition, a unique showcase of high school students' artistic talent from across Wayne County. The exhibition is open until July 21, 2024. It features a diverse collection of over 80 artworks, including paintings, mixed media, and photography, each one a testament to the creativity and skill of our young artists. "We are thrilled to continue this tradition and provide a platform...

  • OP-ED: The Good News In 2024: Poor People Are the New Swing Vote

    Rev William Barber II|Jun 27, 2024

    If you're an ordinary American who goes to work to pay the bills or takes care of a loved one most days, it's easy to feel down when you see the headlines about the 2024 election. Donald J. Trump has been convicted of 34 felonies for falsifying business records to cover up hush money he paid to bury an alleged affair with a porn star during the 2016 campaign, and the Republican Party continues to think he's their best candidate. At the same time, President Biden is struggling to hold together...

  • Inkster Senior Residents honored at Juneteenth Celebration

    A Garrett, Contributing Columnist|Jun 27, 2024

    Inkster, MI The Weslyn A. Bennett Foundation held its 3rd Annual Juneteenth Celebration on June 15, 2024 on the grounds of the Leanna Hicks Public Library in Inkster with more than 275 people in attendance. 97-year-old Inkster residents O.B. Thomas and Sarah D. Young were named Grand Marshals and honored at the Juneteenth Parade as Mr. Juneteenth and Mrs. Juneteenth. They were highlighted as they rode on the special Juneteenth float designed by The Parade Company. Children that have...

  • How Black Journalists in Detroit and Canada Have Passed their Pens Along the River

    Saarthak Johri and Courtney DuChene, University of Michigan|Jun 27, 2024

    On any given day, it wouldn't be surprising to see Orlando Bailey knocking on people's doors as he navigates Detroit's neighborhoods. As the former director of engagement for BridgeDetroit - a digital, nonprofit news site - he was conversing with Detroiters about what they want to see covered in the media. It's an approach that was born partly out of exasperation: BridgeDetroit's founders desired media coverage that reflected the city's demographics and residents' priorities. So, they built a...

  • Juneteenth celebrations reiterate Freedom in Metro Detroit

    Kellee Jordan, Telegram Reporter|Jun 27, 2024

    Juneteenth Independence Day, Freedom Day, Emancipation Day, Black Independence Day, Jubilee Day, or simply Juneteenth, June 19th is a day to honor. The fairly new nationwide holiday celebration is rapidly rising. A holiday observing the emancipation of those who were enslaved in the United States. This specific day marks the day the message arrived in Galveston, Texas in 1865 ensuring the last group of slaves were informed they were free. Freedom Day is the oldest known celebration...

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