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 By Renee Summers    News    October 8, 2020

River Rouge's Roberto Cruz Rooted in Community

River Rouge's Director of Public Safety Roberto Cruz was born and raised in River Rouge. He began as a firefighter with the city in 1993 after receiving job offers from the Los Angeles Police...

 
 By Jemele Hill    News    October 8, 2020

Kamala Harris Claims Her Power

Before last night's vice-presidential debate, the hype, at least among Democrats, was that Kamala Harris was going to knock Mike Pence out. You might have thought it was 1988 again, and the debate...

 
 By Jocelyn Benson    News    October 8, 2020

New Polling Centers, and Drop Boxes Open In Detroit

As Election Day draws closer voters in Detroit have new options to cast their ballots early. The Covid-19 pandemic is shaping changes at the ballot box and making them more accessible than ever...

 

Michigan House of Representatives Honors Rep. Isaac Robinson

LANSING - Today, the Michigan House of Representatives took up House Resolution 316, a bipartisan memorial resolution honoring the late Rep. Isaac Robinson (D-Detroit) with his father, Roger Robinson...

 

Long-awaited Tenet Finally Opens in Michigan Theaters Today

After weeks of playing in movie theaters in other parts of the country, Tenet has finally opened in Michigan. Was the long wait worth it, or is this highly-anticipated movie just a case of too much...

 

Job Opportunities Assist Economic Recovery

The national economy is still creeping along in wake of COVID-19. According to CBS News, economists had anticipated 800,000 new jobs to be created in September; however 661,000 new jobs were added...

 

More Options Coming for Returning Bottles, Cans

Michiganders seeking their 10-cent deposit on bottles and cans will soon have more options for redeeming their deposits, according to the Michigan Department of Treasury. With the beginning of "Phase...

 

More Than a Vote: King James Leads Plans to Increase Poll Workers

An effort by pro athletes called More Than a Vote is working to increase the number of poll workers in Black electoral districts has amassed 10,000 volunteers since it began. State elections officials in many cities have sounded the alarm regarding...

 

Scarecrows Return to Downtown Wayne for Another Fall Family Event

Since 2011, scarecrows have been appearing in downtown Wayne each fall season. Wayne's Scarecrow Show, organized by Wayne Main Street, is once again in full swing, with more than 50...

 

HUD AWARDS $4 MILLION TO HELP LOW-INCOME VETERANS REHABILITATE THEIR HOMES

WASHINGTON ā€“ The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced $3.9 million in funding through the Veterans Housing...

 
 By TOM BARROW    Opinion    October 8, 2020

DETROIT'S PROPOSAL "N"

Detroit businessman and Citizens for Detroit's Future/Citizen Detroit President, Tom Barrow released the group's position on Proposal ā€˜Nā€™ This controversial proposal will appear only on the city of Detroit ballot and is an initiative to...

 

Trump vs. the Virus

There has only been one thing in the news this past weekend, even as news about an FBI conspiracy against President Trump has started to come out. The President went into Walter Reed Hospital last...

 

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