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  • Governor Whitmer Signs "Clean Slate" Criminal Justice Reform Bills Expanding Opportunities for Expungement

    Oct 15, 2020

    Hundreds of thousands of Michiganders could be eligible to have their records expunged after governor signs bills DETROIT -- Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed bipartisan House Bills 4980-4985 and 5120 reforming Michigan's criminal expungement laws making it easier for people who have committed certain felonies and misdemeanors to have their record expunged. Changes in the bills include allowing a person to set aside one or more marijuana offenses if the offense would not have been a crime...

  • Michelle Obama and, LeBron James Team To Help Boost Early Voting

    DARLENE SUPERVILLE, Associated Press|Oct 15, 2020

    WASHINGTON (AP) - A voter initiative led by Michelle Obama is partnering with a similar group founded by NBA star LeBron James and other prominent Black athletes and entertainers to sponsor events in major U.S. cities starting next week to generate excitement about voting early for the Nov. 3 election. Mrs. Obama's When We All Vote and James' More Than A Vote are teaming to provide information, transportation, food, music, personal protective equipment and other support at early voting sites...

  • Why are the youth deciding to be activists?

    Gina Wilson Steward, Publisher|Oct 15, 2020

    I watched a group of young people over the last few months and I began to ponder the question, why are they activist? Were they born with the Activist gene or did they become activist because of the associations that they have had. After thinking about it for a while, I decided that it is probably a combination of both. I watched these young people stand and speak so eloquently about things that they want to change in their communities and in the colleges and schools that they attend. They...


    Rev. Wendell Anthony, President Detroit NAACP|Oct 15, 2020

    DETROIT – "Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people but the silence over that by the good people. This comes at a time when silence is betrayal," Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The recent takedown of the thirteen members of this band of domestic terrorists who threatened to kidnap, place on trial, and carry out a sentence on the life of Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer should be a call t...

  • Investigators Seek New Tips in Year Old Murder Case

    Renee Summers, Telegram Reporter|Oct 15, 2020

    A cash reward of up to $2,500 is being offered by Crime Stoppers for information leading to the arrest of the person responsible for the shooting death of Anthony "Nicky" Jones on Saturday, August 31, 2019. Jones was in the area of Lehigh and Princess Streets in Inkster when he was approached by an unknown man and shot to death. The shooting took place at 12:45 in the afternoon. According to one witness and police reports, Jones was with a cousin when the pair were scouting out properties for...

  • Ten (10) Steps to Start A Business In Michigan

    Oct 15, 2020

    Follow the given steps to legally start a business in Michigan. Step 1. Choose a Business Idea The very first step towards starting a business in Michigan is to select a proper business idea. If you are a beginner with low budget, check out the above small business opportunities that need almost no money. Step 2. Planning Your Business Start with a detailed plan for your new business. The business plan will help you to stay ahead of your competition. Jot down the goals, targets, and how to wish...

  • Potential Employers are Looking for You

    Renee Summers, Telegram Newspaper Reporter|Oct 15, 2020

    Carrabba's Italian Grill is hiring at all five of its metro Detroit locations. Part-time positions are available in Troy, Sterling Heights, Novi, Canton, and Southgate, and include server, dishwasher, bartender, host, and prep cook. Benefits include flexible scheduling, tuition discounts, and medical/dental insurance. Apply online at Prospect Airport Services at Detroit Metropolitan Airport needs aircraft cabin cleaners for all shifts. No prior experience is...

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