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Articles from the August 24, 2023 edition

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  • Six Decades after King's Historic Speech, Black Economic Equality is 'Still a Dream'

    Stacy M. Brown, NNPA National Correspondent|Aug 24, 2023

    Sixty years after Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his iconic "I Have a Dream" speech during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, a groundbreaking new report has laid bare the stark truth of ongoing black economic inequality in the United States. Titled "STILL A DREAM: Over 500 Years to Black Economic Equality," the report, co-authored by prominent experts Dedrick Asante-Muhammad, Chuck Collins, Omar Ocampo, and Sally Sim, and published by the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) and...

  • Michigan's Black mayors uniting to solve common challenges

    William P. Muhammad, Final Call Newspaper|Aug 24, 2023

    Describing unique sets of challenges within their various municipalities, Black mayors formally organized across the state of Michigan to collaborate and leverage their combined interests to garner the resources necessary to address and solve what they said were common issues in their majority Black cities. Under the name Black Mayors of Michigan, the executive heads of 14 cities launched their new organization on May 16. They represent a collective body of approximately 328,370 people,...

  • March on Washington There comes a time when you just have to go

    Gina Wilson Steward|Aug 24, 2023

    I remember it was the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington. I had a feeling that I couldn't shake. I felt like I had to be there. So I went. I was a new member of the Western Wayne County NAACP but we weren't providing a bus to go to Washington DC. So after a little research, I connected with the NAACP branch out of the Southfield area and made my plans to go DC. I didn't know anyone in the branch, just a name, a phone number and a location to meet. So on the day to leave, Keith dropped...

  • Trump and 18 Co-Conspirators Indicted on Racketeering Charges in Georgia; Arrest Warrant Issued

    Stacy M. Brown, NNPA National Correspondent|Aug 24, 2023

    A grand jury in Fulton County, Georgia, indicted former President Donald Trump and more than a dozen associates for election fraud, racketeering, and other charges related to alleged efforts to overturn the 2020 election. Trump, the first former president in U.S. history to face criminal charges, has been indicted four times this year for crimes tied to his presidency, perhaps the most divisive four years in American history. Earlier this year, a civil jury found the twice-impeached former...

  • Pope Francis Center Receives New Vehicle Donation

    Renee Summers, Telegram Newspaper|Aug 24, 2023

    On August 8, the Pope Francis Center in Detroit took delivery of a new Ford E-Transit Van, customized by Livonia-based MobilityTRANS, to provide safe transportation for guests requiring additional assistance. MobilityTRANS is a division of Forest River Bus, North America's largest shuttle bus and van manufacturer. MobilityTRANS installed a flexible seating system, wheelchair lift, security mechanisms, passenger assist steps, grab bars, and climate control system. The company also provided a...

  • Detroit River-Western Lake Erie Cooperative Weed Management Area Welcomes New Invasive Species Coordinator

    Jessica Fletcher, USFWS|Aug 24, 2023

    TRENTON, MI – The Detroit River-Western Lake Erie Cooperative Weed Management Area (DR-WLE CWMA) is excited to welcome Jess Davenport as the new Invasive Species Coordinator. Jess graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Stout with a Master of Science in Conservation Biology in 2021 after which she worked for the U.S. Forest Service as a lead intern and biological consultant. During that time, her team crafted a comprehensive first-step marketing plan for the reintroduction of Red Wolves b...

  • Report Cites 'Flawed' Voter Purges as Unfair

    Farah Siddiqi, Michigan News Connection|Aug 24, 2023

    There are many good reasons for states to update their voter rolls in preparation for elections, but a new report contended many are too zealous about it, jeopardizing some people's right to vote. When people die or move out-of-state, their names may be removed from voter rolls. However, the report from the democracy and economy think tank Dēmos found more than 19 million voters were "purged" from the rolls between the 2020 and 2022 general elections, and said more than one-quarter were...

  • In the market for a new car?

    JP Morgan Chase Bank|Aug 24, 2023

    For decades, most people followed a simple formula when they were ready to purchase a new vehicle. Visit a dealership in person, negotiate a price, complete the purchase and drive the car off the lot. Today, there's a myriad of car buying options available, and whether you're a first-time or a veteran car buyer, the ever-evolving landscape of the auto industry can leave consumers with a lot of questions. Renée Horne, Chief Marketing and Customer Experience Officer at Chase Auto, offers five...

  • It's Tea Time!

    Aug 24, 2023

    The first Tea Party for 6-year old Kailee Hollis hosted by her grandmother Katrina Hollis. Check out the gloves!...