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Articles from the September 14, 2023 edition


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  • A Gala for 40 Years of Black Journalists' Achievement and Advocacy

    Contributing Columnist|Sep 14, 2023

    DETROIT, MI – The Detroit Chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists (Detroit NABJ) will celebrate turning 40 with a formal and some fun on September 24, 2023. The 5 p.m. event at Motor City Casino, 2901 Grand River Avenue in Detroit, includes a strolling buffet, dancing, a tribute to Black journalists' legacy in the industry, and a roast of longtime journalist Chuck Stokes. General Motors is the event's presenting sponsor. Other sponsors include Michigan.com, Bridge Michigan, a...

  • Coco Gauff Makes History: Youngest U.S. Open Champion Since Serena Williams in 1999

    Stacy M. Brown, NNPA National Correspondent|Sep 14, 2023

    Coco Gauff has etched her name in tennis history as she clinched the U.S. Open singles title, becoming the youngest player since Serena Williams’ historic victory in 1999 when she was just 17 years old. Gauff’s remarkable triumph came after an intense three-set battle against Aryna Sabalenka, with a final score of 2-6, 6-3, 6-2. Amidst the crowd’s roar and the flashbulbs of countless cameras, Gauff stood on the iconic Arthur Ashe Stadium, her trophy shining brightly, and her victory speec...

  • Chevrolet's 'Discover the Unexpected' Scholarships and Stipends Top $750,000 as it Closes 2023 HBCU Fellowship Program

    Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Correspondent|Sep 14, 2023

    DETROIT – Chevrolet and the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) have concluded the seventh year of Discover the Unexpected (DTU), a 10-week immersive internship and scholarship program for 10 HBCU students to explore marketing roles focused on Chevrolet's innovative vehicles and community-based journalism with the NNPA. "Chevrolet is proud to continue our collaboration with the NNPA for DTU, providing HBCU students an opportunity to develop career skills while gaining valuable o...

  • September is Suicide Prevention Month

    Clifton R Kirkman II|Sep 14, 2023

    Suicide is one of the nation's many health problems. Currently ranking as the second leading cause of death for ages 10-44, suicide can be prevented. In fact, September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month and September 10th is World Prevention Day. Individuals and organizations throughout the country, will have plans to highlight the problem of suicide and advocate for prevention. Locally, the National Center for Health Statistics reports that in 2021, the number of deaths caused by...

  • This Fall, Older Adults Should Protect Their Health

    StatePoint|Sep 14, 2023

    (StatePoint) With cold and flu season upon us, it's time to protect yourself, not only from those seasonal threats, but also from other health risks. "During the holidays, our lives get very busy with family and friends," said Dr. J.B. Sobel, chief medical officer for Cigna Healthcare's Medicare business. "Before then, please take time to ensure you get the preventive care you need to stay healthy." Preventive care is critical for everybody, but particularly for older adults, and especially in...

  • New Jerusalem Church Presents Annual Community Fest

    Clifton R Kirkman II|Sep 14, 2023

    School is now in session! For some families, it's an exciting time of the year. However, it can feel like a burden for others, similarly to the holiday season. Around this each year, community leaders and organizations will often sponsor a back-to-school drive or giveaway and that is exactly what took place in the city of Inkster. New Jerusalem Baptist Church presented their annual community fest this year, sponsored by the women's ministry. The event aims to bring together residents of all...

  • Poll Accessibility Could Mean 60 Million More Voters

    Farah Siddiqi, Michigan News Connection|Sep 14, 2023

    In Michigan and across the country, nearly 25% of the population encounters challenges in voting and accessing the polls. The Carter Center and Detroit Disability Power audited 261 polling locations in metro Detroit last election, and found just 16% of them fully accessible. Dessa Cosma, executive director of the group Detroit Disability Power, said many polling locations do not have accessible parking, a ramp, clear signage, accessible doors or a direct travel path even just to enter the buildi...

  • Ally Celebrates 5th Year of 'Moguls in the Making' Pitch Competition

    Sep 14, 2023

    For the fifth year, Ally and the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, the largest organization exclusively representing the Black College community, are hosting Moguls in the Making, a pitch competition offering 60 students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities the opportunity to learn vital business skills, while competing for valuable scholarships and paid internships. "This is our fifth year celebrating the innovation and entrepreneurship of over 200 HBCU students, whose successes...

  • Michigan Apple Growers Expected to Harvest 32 Million Bushels in 2023

    Renee Summers, Telegram Reporter|Sep 14, 2023

    Michigan's official crop estimate of 32 million bushels (1.344 billion lbs.) of apples was announced on August 18 as part of the USApple Outlook meeting held annually in Chicago. The 2023 estimate is above average for the Michigan apple industry. "This fall brings the second large Michigan Apple crop in a row for our industry," said Diane Smith, executive director of the Michigan Apple Committee. "As growers continue to plant high-density orchards and adopt other innovative growing practices,...

  • Although it is Black Reading Month, it should be Everybody is Reading Month

    Gina Wilson Steward, CEO|Sep 14, 2023

    I republished this because the timing is right to talk about reading. Reading is a must skill...Pass it on. How much time do your children spend reading in a week? Do they see you reading? I have always been a reader. My parents made sure we read books, mostly Black History books or stories, however we always were reading. I remember my teacher at Northrup Elementary school, Ms. Moore, challenging us to read a book a week. We also had competitions to see who could read the most books and since I...

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