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  • Clarence Thomas Finally Discloses Harlan Crow Financed Trips

    Stacy M. Brown, NNPA National Correspondent|Sep 7, 2023

    Conservative Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas has acknowledged previously undisclosed travel expenses paid for by billionaire associate Harlan Crow. Thomas's most recent annual financial disclosure report on Thursday included this information. In 2022, Crow facilitated several trips for Thomas, including a May visit to a conservative conference in Dallas. Thomas was a featured speaker at an event held at a venue owned by Crow's real estate firm. Crow also arranged for Thomas' return flight...

  • New COVID-19 Variant, "Pirola," Raises Concerns Amidst Ongoing Crises

    Stacy M. Brown|Sep 7, 2023

    Amidst a news cycle that now routinely features wildfires, former president indictments, and extreme weather events, the world is grappling with the resurgence of COVID-19 as a new and concerning variant, BA.2.86, emerges. This variant, informally dubbed "Pirola," has ignited alarm among public health experts due to its substantial spike protein mutations. Dr. Scott Roberts, an infectious diseases specialist at Yale Medicine, warned that Pirola exhibits over 30 spike protein mutations compared...

  • Urban Journeys - Support September Is Black Reading Month 44 - Septembre est le mois de la lecture noire 2

    David Rambeau, Freelance Contributor|Sep 7, 2023

    We started SIBRM 44 years ago in our quest for Black Literary independence or self determination. When we started we focused on one language: English. Finally, after many delays, we added French, which is now in our second year. Both are languages of power and education around the world, including, if not notably, in Africa. If you watch any of the foreign news items from Africa, you will find the spokespersons speaking English or French. Over 150 million Africans speak French. More Africans...

  • McDonald's Inspiration Celebration Gospel Tour Coming to Historic Fox Theatre

    Sep 7, 2023

    DETROIT, MI. – (Sept. 6, 2023) – McDonald's of Michigan is proud to announce the Inspiration Celebration Gospel Tour is making its triumphant return to Detroit. This year's tour, proudly presented by McDonald's Black & Positively Golden initiative, promises to be an uplifting and soul-stirring experience that will leave hearts and spirits soaring. The event will take place at the iconic Fox Theatre in Detroit on Saturday, September 16 at 7pm. The McDonald's Inspiration Celebration Gospel Tour is...

  • Ecorse Schools Preparing Students for Excellence Following Graduation

    Renee Summers, Telegram Reporter|Sep 7, 2023

    Each person spends roughly 13 years of childhood participating in the process of a formal education. Often the excitement of graduation can end with a thud if a student has not prepared a plan for adulthood, which includes a plan for job or career. The Ecorse Public Schools District is doing all it can to make sure its graduates have a goal for life upon leaving school. Since arriving in 2017, Ecorse Schools Superintendent Dr. Josha Talison has kept the district moving forward by developing and...

  • New Super PAC Aims to Empower Black Voters and Secure House Leadership

    Stacy M. Brown, NNPA National Correspondent|Sep 7, 2023

    To bolster Black voter participation and secure a groundbreaking achievement in House leadership, a prominent ally of the Congressional Black Caucus is launching a super PAC with ambitious plans to spend tens of millions of dollars. The newly formed organization, called the Rolling Sea Action Fund, will focus on mobilizing Black voters and aiding Democrats in flipping the House majority. The ultimate goal is to elect the first Black speaker of the House. Niccara Campbell-Wallace, former...