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 By Stacy M. Brown    News    July 15, 2021

14-Year-old Becomes First African American to Win Scripps National Spelling Bee

NNPA NEWSWIRE - After spelling the word "Murraya," a genus of tropical Asiatic and Australian trees, Zaila Avant-garde became the first African American to win the Scripps National Spelling Bee. The...

 

MI Shot to Win Sweepstakes Launched to Encourage COVID-19 Vaccinations

On July 1, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced the creation of the MI Shot to Win Sweepstakes, a lottery-style raffle aimed at providing an incentive for hesitant Michiganders to receive...

 
 By Imad Hamad    Opinion    July 15, 2021

Mayor O'Reilly, Thank you:

Once one becomes part of public life, he lives in the public eye and under the microscope. There is praise sometimes, criticism other times. Some of it is fair, some unfair. It comes with the...

 

President Biden Approves Major Disaster Declaration for Michigan

WASHINGTON -- FEMA announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of Michigan to supplement state, tribal and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    July 15, 2021

Scams and Scammers Never Take a Day Off

Most any circumstance in life whether good or bad can draw the attention of fraudsters looking to gain at your expense. Read on to view a short list of some of the ways scammers are trying to get you...

 

Treasury: Fostering Futures Scholarship Application Deadline Now Aug.1

oung adults who have experienced foster care on or after their 13th birthday now have more time to apply for a scholarship from the Fostering Futures Scholarship Trust Fund, according to the Michigan...

 

How to Protect Your Family from the Delta Variant

(StatePoint) Despite significant gains in vaccinations and fighting COVID-19, the rise of the more transmissible Delta variant poses a significant risk for unvaccinated people. "We are at a critical...

 

Minority Mental Health Awareness Month

July is National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month and the month offers organizations of all types and sizes a wonderful opportunity to create mental health awareness in diverse communities. The...

 
 By Stacy M. Brown    News    July 15, 2021

White House Releases Gun Reduction Strategy

NNPA NEWSWIRE - The core of the President's plan is a partnership with cities and states, equipping local leaders with historic levels of federal funding and a range of tools to address the...

 

Precautions Of Driving Under The Influence

The most dangerous drivers on the road are users of alcohol and marijuana. When you consume alcohol or marijuana right before driving you engage in a certain type of behavior that's dangerous for...

 

Westland Voters Asked to Approve New Library Millage

On August 3, 2021, residents of Westland have the option of voting to extend the millage which funds the operation of the William P. Faust Public Library, located at 6123 Central City Parkway. The...

 

Leading Causes of Death and Greater COVID-19 Impact on Black Men in the U.S.

As life starts to return to a "new" normal from the COVID-19 pandemic, we are slowly coming to a point where the number of COVID-19 cases are decreasing. More and more individuals are able to receive...

 

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