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  • Vice President Harris Announces Slate of Actions to Help Black and Minority-owned Small Businesses

    Stacy M. Brown, NNPA National Correspondent|Oct 6, 2022

    Vice President Kamala Harris used her time at Freedman's Bank Forum to announce new public and private-sector efforts to advance racial equity. Harris said the administration recognizes the continued difficulty that Black-owned businesses have in finding funding. She acknowledged that they routinely are the first to suffer during an economic downturn. Among a slate of new actions by the Biden-Harris administration, the vice president announced that the Small Business Administration (SBA) would...

  • Better Business Bureau Issues Texting Scam Alert

    Renee Summers, Telegram Reporter|Oct 6, 2022

    On September 30, the Better Business Bureau (BBB) issued a scam alert urging consumers to be aware that scammers are trying to gain your trust and ultimately, your money using text messages with a spoofed caller ID. The BBB says the scam is hard to spot at first glance as the text message appears to be coming from someone you are familiar with. Scammers send you a text message that show up on your phone as "Mom," "Dad," or some other familiar person that most everyone has; scammers are betting...

  • Southern Wayne County Regional Chamber presents the Annual Women of Achievement Awards

    Dominique Madden|Oct 6, 2022

    The Southern Wayne County Regional Chamber will proudly recognize some of the most outstanding women in our region. The event honors women in Downriver business leadership, and inspires our next generation of female leaders. The honorees are; Gina Wilson Steward - "Kyle F. Stack Leadership Award," Jessica Bazner - "Entrepreneur Award," and Lisa Rutledge - "Unsung Heroine Award!" The Chamber will also honor an emerging young professional in our community with the "Distinguished Young Woman...

  • Three Proposals on the November Ballot

    Dominique Madden, Contributing Reporter|Oct 6, 2022

    The Michigan Board of State Canvassers has approved ballot language for three proposals on the Nov. 8 general election ballot. Proposal 22-1: Legislative term limits and financial disclosure A proposal to amend the state constitution to require annual public financial disclosure reports by legislators and other state officers and change state legislator term limit to 12 total years in legislature. This proposed constitutional amendment would: • Require members of legislature, governor, l...

  • American Red Cross of Michigan Deploys Teams of Volunteers to Florida

    Renee Summers, Telegram Reporter|Oct 6, 2022

    In the days before Hurricane Ian blasted the state of Florida with heavy winds and rain, the American Red Cross-Michigan Region was already preparing volunteers to travel to Florida to help with the emergency response. So far, the American Red Cross-Michigan Region has sent more than 30 volunteers and five emergency response vehicles to assist those impacted by the hurricane. "Historically, the Michigan Region of the Red Cross has been a leader in coordinating volunteer deployments where the...

  • 30th Anniversary Gala Celebration Honoring "The Most Influential African American Women in Metroplitan Detroit"

    Telegram Staff|Oct 6, 2022

    This event will be held Saturday, October 22, 2022, 6 pm – 9 pm at St. John's Banquet and Conference Center, 22001 Northwestern Highway, Southfield, Michigan. Tickets are $100 and a table of 10 is $1,000. Ads and sponsorship opportunities are available. For further information, please contact Bobbie Smith at 248-450-9645, [email protected], or Hazel Rivers at 313-218-2216, [email protected]. The theme is Women: Providing Healing, Promoting Hope." The Keynote Speaker is Carolyn Clifford, A...

  • The American Human Rights Council (AHRC-USA) is pleased to announce its 2022 "Spirit of Humanity" Awards & Dinner Gala awardees.

    Imad Hamad, AHRC - Executive Director|Oct 6, 2022

    The awards and recognitions will be presented at the Gala on Friday, October 21, 2022, at 6:00 p.m. at the Fairlane Banquet, located at 700 Town Center Drive across of the Fairlane Mall in Dearborn. AHRC's takes great pride in this year's awardees, individuals whose efforts towards advancing human rights and serving humanity speak volumes about what kind of leaders they are. AHRC is proud to present the following awards and tributes to: Trailblazer in Education Award Proudly presented to Mr....

  • How Mentoring Can Help Women-Led Businesses Thrive

    StatePoint|Oct 6, 2022

    (StatePoint) The financial disparities between male and female entrepreneurs are far-reaching. Women-led businesses receive lower valuations, less capital and fewer conventional small business loans than those led by men. Women entrepreneurs also pay themselves less than men and often take the brunt of balancing their family's needs while growing their business. In spite of these challenges, women-led businesses of all types are thriving across the United States, thanks in part to initiatives of...