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Articles from the August 23, 2018 edition

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  • South Carolina Rep. Jim Clyburn Says that Democrats that Want to Win in November Must Advertise in the Black Press

    Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Contributor|Aug 23, 2018

    While there's at least a perceived growing number of Democrats who say they want to replace California Rep. Nancy Pelosi as the Democratic leader in the House of Representatives, South Carolina Rep. Jim Clyburn has emerged as a favorite among his peers to become the first African American to hold that position. In an exclusive interview with the NNPA Newswire, the 25-year congressman said that, while he's ready for the challenge, Democrats currently have much bigger fish to fry. "The first... Full story

  • Michigan Department of Civil Rights to Rep. Bettie Scott:

    Aug 23, 2018

    Lansing, MI–Today, the Michigan Department of Civil Rights urged Rep. Bettie Cook Scott and her staff to undertake training in cultural competency, discriminatory harassment, racial equity and unconscious bias, as well as guidance in basic civil rights law. MDCR issued this recommendation in response to widespread reports of Rep. Scott using racial slurs to describe Rep. Stephanie Chang, her opponent in the Aug. 7 primary, and individuals working on Rep. Chang's campaign. "Rep. Scott's a... Full story

  • Prophet Cedric Banks Interviews Mother Addie Green

    Aug 23, 2018

    Prophet Cedric Banks: We have a dynamite show for you today. We have a young lady here that is 98 years old. Mother Green welcome to The Community Shall Be Restored TV Program. Mother Green: Thank you, it is GOD that keep me I can't keep myself. Prophet Cedric Banks: Mother Green so how are you feeling today? Mother Green: I feel great. I will be 99 years old on December 1, 2018, and I only take one prescription. I take my vitamins everyday and I eat my meals. I hear people say old folks don't... Full story

  • The McGhee House Holds a Special Place in Legal History

    Steven Malik Shelton, Telegram Reporter|Aug 23, 2018

    During the Great Depression of the 1930's a Black couple, Orsel and Minnie McGhee, rented a home in a White neighborhood at 4626 Seabaldt street on Detroit's west side. Their move would result in litigation that would be appealed all the way to the United States Supreme Court. During many decades in the nation's history White communities across America established racial covenants in housing deeds. These racial and religious restrictions primarily targeted Blacks and Jews to be excluded from... Full story

  • Are some Democrats trading a possible November win for their warped sense reality?

    James Abeare, Columnist|Aug 23, 2018

    Do certain Democrats really want to win their elections in November? Not by what some have been saying. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo had the biggest recent gaffe, last week, when he said that America will never be great again, because it has never been great. That was met by a roomful of gasps, by even his supporters. Governor Cuomo tried to walk it back a bit, but it hasn’t really taken. This ranks up there former first daughter, Chelsea Clinton implying that abortions were actually good f... Full story

  • Though Trump Continues to Distort the Messages of NFL Players:

    Rev. Jessie Jackson, NNPA Newswire Contributor|Aug 23, 2018

    As teams gear up for the NFL season, President Trump is reviving his destructive and diversionary attacks aimed at turning fans against players. The league office stepped in it, by unilaterally declaring that players who do not wish to stand during the national anthem, should stay in the locker room. The NFL players association had little choice but to force negotiations over that insult. Jerry Jones, the owner of the Dallas Cowboys, is a decent guy. But he stuck his foot in it as well, when he... Full story

  • Michigan Comic Con 2018

    Xavier Jones, Telegram Media Specialist|Aug 23, 2018

    Thanks to the Michigan Comic Con, downtown Detroit looked like the set of a superhero movie. Fans of animation and comic books gathered at Cobo Hall for a weekend of fun. Each day brought a new experience to the Motor City. Comic books and cosplay served as the tip of the iceberg. Before or after entering the showroom. Fans had the option to visit a board game library, enjoy a lesson of medieval weaponry presented by the Detroit Fight Club, or visit a panel discussion from their favorite celebri... Full story

  • Wayne Organization Supports Residents and Is Looking for Volunteers

    Renee Summers, Telegram Reporter|Aug 23, 2018

    Under ideal circumstances, neighbors look out for one another. It is with this principle in mind that the residents of Wayne, through a local organization, lend a hand to one of their own each year. The 2018 Wayne FRIENDS/ People Helping People project is about to get under way. FRIENDS coordinator Albert Damitio is seeking volunteers who are enthusiastic about helping others. Volunteers will be painting the exterior of a selected resident's home within the city. The City of Wayne FRIENDS is a c... Full story