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Governor Gretchen Whitmer said it's a State of Emergency NOW WHAT??

Congresswomen Rashida Tlaib reaches out to the community with some information. This past Saturday, Governor Gretchen Whitmer declared a state of emergency in Wayne County to help address threats to...

 
 By Dominique Madden    News    July 1, 2021

Michigan Nonprofit Association Announces CEO Transition

The Michigan Nonprofit Association (MNA) today announced the resignation of CEO Donna Murray-Brown, whose departure is prompted by a spousal job change that will take her family out of state....

 

Councilwoman La'Gina Washington Working to Bring Opportunities to Inkster Residents

As a young woman, La'Gina Washington became caregiver to her elderly grandparents. The role nurtured the characteristics of compassion and patience within her, she says. It also taught her a bit...

 

Not Jumping for Juneteenth

NNPA NEWSWIRE – President Biden gets credit for signing this legislation, just as he gets credit for going to Tulsa at the hundredth commemoration of the destruction of Black Wall Street. While both these things are primarily symbolic, these are...

 

Two Detroit Men Charged in Fatal Shooting of Toddler on I-75

Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Darius Evonte Lanier, 19, (DOB: 10/21/2001) and Eugene Meredith Hubbard, 21, (DOB: 06/01/2000), of Detroit, in connection with the fatal shooting of two year-old Brison Christian, and the non-fatal shooting of his...

 

KICKING IT BACK TO BLACK HISTORY

Juneteenth (officially a federal holiday [17 June 2021] in the United States and known as Jubilee Day, Freedom Day and Black Independence Day) is the date June 19th commemorating the emancipation of...

 

Detroiters select priorities for American Rescue Plan Funds

City of Detroit officials asked for residents’ input on how to spend funds through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), and Detroiters have spoken. Under ARPA, Detroit will receive $826 million, with $400 million designated for COVID-19 relief...

 
 By Stacy M. Brown    News    July 1, 2021

Cosby Conviction Overturned!

NNPA NEWSWIRE - The state Supreme Court ruled that Cosby's deal with former prosecutor Bruce Castor should have been honored. In a phone call with Cosby attorney Jennifer Bonjean, she states, "I am...

 

Planting for Pollinators Event Held at Fort Street Bridge Park

On Wednesday morning, June 23, a collection of non-profit and community organizations, along with industrial partners, volunteers, and community members descended on the Fort Street Bridge Park in...

 

Let America Be America Again Langston Hughes - 1902-1967

Let America be America again. Let it be the dream it used to be. Let it be the pioneer on the plain Seeking a home where he himself is free. (America never was America to me.) Let America be the dream the dreamers dreamed— Let it be that great...

 

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