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Articles from the September 16, 2021 edition

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Whitmer declares September as Hispanic Heritage Month

"Michigan's Hispanic and Latino residents are an essential part of our state's cultural and economic fabric," Whitmer said in a statement. "I am proud to proclaim September as Hispanic Heritage month...

 

Civil Rights Attorney Ben Crump Named to TIME Magazine's 100 Most Influential People

TIME named nationally renowned civil rights and personal injury attorney Ben Crump to the 2021 TIME100, its annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world, making him the only personal...

 

Water Stewardship and Justice: An Interfaith Dialogue

The American Human Rights Council (AHRC-USA) urges active participation in upcoming series of important discussions regarding water rights facilitated and organized by the Michigan Interfaith Power & Light. AHRC along with other partner...

 

Keep Kids in School: Democratic Lawmakers Propose Expulsion Prevention Legislation

LANSING - Sen. Jeff Irwin (D-Ann Arbor), Sen. Adam Hollier (D-Detroit), Sen. Erika Geiss (D-Taylor) and Rep. Felicia Brabec (D-Pittsfield Township) hosted a virtual press conference this morning...

 

When You Love Someone, Be Willing To Let Them Go!

When I was a young girl, butterflies were plentiful where I grew up, down south in Dover, North Carolina. In fact, our home was located on the Hill Farm, owned by my grandfather. During that time,...

 

Romulus Chamber Invites the Public to Meet the Candidate Night

ROMULUS – The Greater Romulus Chamber of Commerce is hosting a “Meet the Candidates Night” event on Thursday, September 30th from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at the Romulus Athletic Center. The public is invited to attend to meet and greet with candidates...

 

SENIOR STAR - SHIRLEY DREW

SHIRLEY J. DREW Age 91 Home: Farmington Hills Shirley was born in Detroit, MI. She has seven beautiful children, 29 grandchildren and a host of great-grandchildren. She worked at the Post Office and...

 

Books In The Hood Reviews: Malanie, The Perfectly Unique Swan!

I'Esha Mitchell is the newest writer to be welcomed to Downrivers' club of authors. Mitchell has already sold out of her first title, "Malanie, The Perfectly Unique Swan!", and is waiting patiently...

 

More than 150 Chaldean doctors sign on to letter urging their community to get the COVID-19 vaccine

DETROIT – More than 150 Chaldean doctors are urging their community to get vaccinated to protect against COVID-19 in an open letter released today in both English and Arabic. The letter, penned by Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, pediatrician and professor...

 

Zaman International Poised to Assist Afghanistan Refugees Arriving in Michigan

In 1996, Zaman International founder and CEO Najah Bazzy was a transcultural clinical nurse specialist, working with a family who had recently immigrated to the United States and whose infant son was...

 

Faith Based Organization Launches Buy Black Challenge

Friendship-West Baptist Church in Dallas is challenging everyone to use Black-owned businesses for their service and product needs for 100 days nationwide. Led by senior pastor and social justice...

 

Additional September emergency food assistance benefits related to pandemic to be issued

LANSING – All Michigan families who are eligible for food assistance benefits are receiving an additional monthly payment in September in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Michigan Department... Full story

 

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