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  • Secretary of State Benson calls for enactment of Michigan Voting Rights Act

    Michigan News|Aug 3, 2023

    DETROIT, MI. – Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson announced the introduction of the Michigan Voting Rights Act to mirror and expand upon the federal Voting Rights Act, which has been weakened in recent years. The announcement was part of remarks presented by Secretary Benson at a ceremony celebrating the unveiling of the Martin Luther King Jr. statue at Hart Plaza in Detroit. This weekend is the 60th anniversary of the Detroit March to Freedom led by Dr. King and local leaders in 1963. The statue...

  • Child Labor Crisis in America

    Tynnetta Harris|Aug 3, 2023

    The United States has a child labor problem and it’s increasingly growing. Recent reports show that there has been an increase in child labor violations, it’s growing at an alarming rate in Michigan and other parts of the country. Many people in the state of Michigan and across the United States are unaware of this. However, there are plenty of those who are fully aware of this issue and are allowing it to happen. Companies are complicit in this practice. Children are being exploited in fac...

  • Wayne County to Offer Free Lead Filters and Blood Lead Testing for Qualifying City of Wayne Residents

    Kimberly Harry, Wayne County News|Aug 3, 2023

    WAYNE, MI – A Lead Action Level Exceedance (ALE) was declared last week in the City of Wayne after more than 1 in 10 routine water samples from homes in the city tested higher than 15 parts per billion for lead. An ALE does not mean that all homes in the City of Wayne are affected. However, the Wayne County Health Division and Michigan Department of Health and Human Services recommends that children under 18 and those who are pregnant only consume tap water that is run through a lead-reducing w...

  • Henrietta Lacks' Family Settles Lawsuit with Biotech Company, Paving the Way for More Claims, Says Attorney Ben Crump

    Stacy M. Brown, NNPA National Correspondent|Aug 3, 2023

    Living relatives of Henrietta Lacks have reached a confidential settlement with Thermo Fisher Scientific, the multi-billion-dollar biotechnology company that has used regenerative cells taken from Lacks decades ago without her consent. The settlement sets a precedent, potentially leading to complaints seeking compensation and control of Lacks' cells, famously known as "HeLa" cells, the world's first cells capable of replicating outside the human body. Represented jointly by attorney Ben Crump,...

  • 15th Annual 'Jazz on the Ave' customer appreciation block party scheduled for Aug. 5

    Ryan Bidges|Aug 3, 2023

    DETROIT – Mike's Market and University Commonwealth announced today that they will host the 15th Annual 'Jazz on the Ave' customer appreciation event will be held along the historic Livernois Avenue of Fashion on Saturday, Aug. 5. "We are excited to celebrate the 15th year of Jazz on the Ave block party on the Historic Livernois Avenue of Fashion," said Lolita Haley, Executive Director of University Commonwealth. "Jazz on the Ave started as a small customer appreciation event, and it has grown i...


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  • Michigan AG Dana Nessel Warns About Deceptive Door to Door Sales Representatives

    Renee Summers, Telegram News|Aug 3, 2023

    Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel wants Michigan residents to be aware of a scam being perpetrated by individuals claiming to be home or business security sales representatives. There have been reports made of individuals showing up at homes and claiming to work for ADT, a contractor hired by ADT, or a company that allegedly purchased ADT. ADT is an American company that provides residential and business electronic security, fire protection, and other related alarm monitoring services....


    Telegram Staff|Aug 3, 2023

    If you are at least 17.5 years old, a U.S. citizen, a Michigan resident, and are not currently serving a sentence in jail or prison, you can register to vote in Michigan. As a registered Michigan voter, you cannot cast a ballot in an election until you are at least 18 years old. If you are eligible and of-age, you will be automatically registered to vote anytime you complete a Michigan license or ID transaction with the Secretary of State, unless you opt-out. You can also register to vote...

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