Articles from the August 8, 2019 edition

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 By Sarah Cwiek    News    August 8, 2019

Members of Congress hear about impacts of "lost decade" of housing in Detroit

11 years after the start of the recession and housing crash, the ripple effects are still felt acutely across Detroit and Wayne County, members of a U.S. House subcommittee heard at a field hearing... Full story


NAACP Issues Statement on Mass Shooting in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio

BALTIMORE - The NAACP released the following statement in the aftermath of the fatal shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio, which took the lives of 29 people in total. "We extend our deepest... Full story


Congresswoman Maxine Waters Statement on Capital One Data Breach

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, issued the following statement on a data breach which exposed account information of... Full story

 By Abayomi Azikiwe    News    August 8, 2019

400 years (1619-2019) after the beginning of African enslavement in the British colony of Virginia

In late August of 1619, approximately 20 Africans were brought to the shore of Jamestown Settlement in Virginia. All along the West and East coasts of the continent into the interior there was the... Full story


Downtown Days Returns to Wayne with Summer Family Fun

The Third Annual Downtown Days is coming to a new location at Veteran's Plaza, located in the heart of downtown Wayne. This year the event will commemorate the city's 150th birthday. Festivities will...


Ecorse's Olaifoye on a mission to give back

Jovan Olaifoye has gone from Ecorse to Grand Rapids, and North Carolina to Canada. Yet he never left home. "Virtually everywhere I've gone, I met some great people that are like family to this day," said the new Ecorse football coach. "They were... Full story

 By Renee Summers    News    August 8, 2019

Vietnam Moving Wall will Visit Livonia

The Vietnam War ended more than 40 years ago. Nearly 59,000 Americans gave their lives in the struggle, which was controversial and unpopular. For those families who lost a loved one, even for those... Full story


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