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Articles from the October 5, 2023 edition

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  • It's Pizza Time with the Weslyn A. Bennett Foundation

    A Garrett|Oct 5, 2023

    INKSTER - The Weslyn A. Bennett Foundation held its second annual Kids and Cooking event on Saturday September 16th, 2023, at the Leanna Hicks Public Library in Inkster MI. The children were excited as they were able to be fitted with special custom made Weslyn A. Bennett Foundation chefs' hats. They got aprons and received raffle prizes. In addition, they received pizza tattoos and decorated pizza ornaments so you can figure out they made pizza! Kids were welcomed and entertained by the Pizza M...

  • 'Show Us Your Pink'

    Jasmine Brown, Karmanos Cancer Institute|Oct 5, 2023

    DETROIT-The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute is joining 105.1 The Bounce, Detroit's Throwback Hip Hop and R&B station, for "Show Us Your Pink." This breast cancer awareness campaign will run through October and highlight breast cancer survivors while teaching listeners about the disease and the breast cancer screenings they should receive. The festivities will surround Wednesday, Oct. 11, Shannon Renee's five-year breast cancer survivorship anniversary. "As a triple-negative breast cancer...

  • President Biden Announces $127 Billion in Student Debt Relief for 3.6 million Americans

    Stacy M. Brown, NNPA National Correspondent|Oct 5, 2023

    President Joe Biden's longstanding push that college "should be a pathway to the middle class rather than a financial burden on families" took a significant step forward this week. The Biden Administration approved an additional 125,000 Americans for $9 billion in debt relief. These measures, achieved through enhancements to income-driven repayment (IDR) and Public Service Loan Forgiveness, along with debt cancellations for those with permanent disabilities, bring the total approved debt relief...

  • The Clean Energy Transition Must Be a Just Transition

    Ben Jealous, Sierra Club|Oct 5, 2023

    When General Motors, Chrysler, and Ford – the "Big Three" American automakers – were close to extinction 15 years ago, their workers and the American people stepped in to save them. The United Auto Workers (UAW) gave back wages and benefits they had every right to get under a contract they had negotiated just a year before. Now, rather than being paid back, union workers face getting left out of the future of the car business. And the rest of the country is being told we have Hobson's cho...

  • Senate Democrats Deliver on First Big Fall Priority to Curb High Drug Costs, Protect Residents' Health

    Oct 5, 2023

    LANSING, Mich. (Oct. 04, 2023) - Today, the Michigan Senate passed Senate Bills 483-485. The bills, sponsored by Sens. Darrin Camilleri (D-Trenton), Kristen McDonald Rivet (D-Bay City) and Veronica Klinefelt (D-Eastpointe), will create an independent Prescription Drug Affordability Board (PDAB) in Michigan - as well as ensure medical service providers, insurance companies and Medicaid comply with the new legislation - to help lower prescription drug costs for all consumers. "Too many people in...

  • Wayne County Announces "Fall in Love with Wayne County" Photo Contest, Chance to Watch The Detroit Lions Defend the Den

    Oct 5, 2023

    WAYNE COUNTY, MI – Are you ready to Fall in Love with Wayne County? Wayne County Executive Warren C. Evans has announced the kickoff of a photo contest designed to highlight the autumn season and celebrate the change of colors. Beginning today, residents are encouraged to submit photos capturing the fall colors emerging across Wayne County for a chance to win one of several prizes including Detroit Lions suite ticket or tickets to a stage play at the Fisher Theatre. "One thing I truly love about...

  • Director of the Michigan Department of Civil Rights Issues Statement on Passage of Voting Rights Bills

    John Johnson|Oct 5, 2023

    Lansing, MI-John E. Johnson Jr., Executive Director of the Michigan Department of Civil Rights, has issued the following statement on the passage today in the State House of four bills on voting rights. "Today the Michigan legislature took a big step toward ensuring that everyone in Michigan who has the right to vote, will have a way to vote. Whether it is giving distant service members the right to cast a ballot electronically, or allowing for transportation to the polls, helping seniors,...

  • Prosecutors Charge Nevada Man for the Murder of Tupac Shakur

    Stacy M. Brown, NNPA National News Correspondent|Oct 5, 2023

    Authorities in Nevada have announced that they have indicted Duane Keith Davis on one count of murder with the use of a deadly weapon and with intent to promote, further or assist a criminal gang in the shooting death more than 25 years ago of hip hop icon Tupac Shakur. Davis, whom prosecutors said described himself as a shotcaller, allegedly ordered the rap legend's murder and the attempted murder of Death Row Records mogul Marion "Suge" Knight, who was riding with Shakur along Las Vegas...