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Articles from the November 8, 2018 edition


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  • GOP, Democrats splitting governor's races in key states

    Defender News Service|Nov 8, 2018

    Democrats tried Tuesday to fight their way back to power in state capitols across the country by reclaiming governor's seats in key Midwest states, major steps in their nationwide strategy to reverse years of Republican gains in state capitols. Still, their early victories in Kansas, Illinois and Michigan were balanced by Republicans holding on to one of the top prizes, Florida, and the governor's offices in Ohio and Arizona. All three states will figure prominently in the presidential map in... Full story

  • Westland Police Department Welcomes New Body Cameras for Officers

    Renee Summers, Telegram Reporter|Nov 8, 2018

    Last month the Westland Police Department acquired a new tool to aid in police work: body cameras. Westland Police Chief Jeff Jedrusik hosted a media event to announce the major investment the city has made in the purchase of 81 body cameras for its uniformed police officers. On hand for the event were Westland Mayor William Wild, Westland City Council President James Godbout, along with other city officials and representatives of the local judicial system. Jedrusik also welcomed community membe... Full story

  • Ceremonial swearing-in ceremony for newly elected Senator Adam Hollier

    Nov 8, 2018

    HIGHLAND PARK, - Adam Hollier, the newly elected state senator for Michigan's 2nd Senate District, will be ceremoniously sworn in to begin serving his partial term at 3 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 10, at the Highland Park Fire Station. The Honorable Cynthia Diane Stephens, judge of the Michigan Court of Appeals, will administer the oath of office. An RSVP is preferred and can be sent to [email protected]. On Tuesday, Nov. 7, Sen.-elect Hollier won a seat left vacant by Democratic Sen. Bert John... Full story

  • Milk, the official beverage of the Ku Klux Klan? Really....

    James Abeare|Nov 8, 2018

    Idiocy has reached a new level. The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has declared cow's milk racist. Is this what we have become? Declaring everything racist? And it isn't for what you may think. It isn't because milk is white. No. PETA says it is the way the dairy industry treats the cows. Comparing the dairy industry to white supremacists. PETA came out with and article called "Why Cow's Milk Is the Perfect Drink for Supremacists". A quote from the article says: " As when...

  • OP-ED: The Chisholm Legacy

    Nov 8, 2018

    November 5th marked the historic 50th Anniversary of the first African American woman elected to the U.S. Congress, Rep. Shirley Chisholm. This important milestone marks a watershed moment in American politics for black women, to emerge and take their rightful seats at the table of elected Democratic leadership. As the representative from the state of New York, Rep. Chisholm still serves as a trailblazer, inspiring a generation of women elected officials. Her career and that of many black women... Full story

  • Community Turkey Dinner Benefits Charitable Causes

    Renee Summers|Nov 8, 2018

    Thanksgiving is two weeks away but the Presbyterian Women Annual Holiday Bazaar will feature an all- you-can-eat Turkey Dinner on Friday, November 9, 2018. The event will be held at Garden City Presbyterian Church, located at 1841 Middlebelt Road. The dinner will be held in conjunction with the church's annual Holiday Craft Bazaar, which be held both Friday and Saturday. The hot turkey dinner will be held on Friday and will include all the trimmings: stuffing, gravy, mashed potatoes, sweet... Full story

  • VETERANS DAY TRIBUTE TO GEORGE DeBAPTISTE:

    Dale Rich|Nov 8, 2018

    DETROIT - Active member of the Underground Railroad, recruiter of Michigan's Colored Infantry, entrepreneur and one of Detroit's most impassioned and important black leaders, George DeBaptiste will be honored Nov. 12, 2018 at a brief Veterans Day memorial service at his gravesite -- Section C, Lot 24 -- at 12:30 p.m. at historic Elmwood Cemetery. Under the auspices of the Detroit Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH - Detroit), the service will include a wreath... Full story

  • Detroit Caucus Members Select Leadership for 2019-20 Session

    Nov 8, 2018

    DETROIT - Tonight, the recently-elected members of the Detroit Caucus, who will serve during Michigan's 100th Legislature, met to elect their caucus leadership for the 2019-20 session. The leadership election was facilitated by 13thDistrict Democratic Congressional Chairman Jonathan Kinloch. State Rep. Sherry Gay-Dagnogo was elected to serve as chair of the Caucus, continuing her leadership for a second term, with state Rep-elect Tyrone Carter serving as Vice Chair, state Rep-elect Joe Tate... Full story

  • Wayne Westland Community School Proudly Welcomes Three New Administrators to The District

    Nov 8, 2018

    Wayne –As we continue the 2018-19 school year, Wayne-Westland Community Schools is proud to welcome three new administrators to the district. "We are excited for the additional perspectives, knowledge and experiences that our new administrators are bringing to WWCS," said Dr. Shelly Holt, Superintendent. "I look forward to collaborating with each of them as we continue to educate the students in our community." Please join us in welcoming the following administrators to WWCS and their new roles:... Full story

  • Hip Hop Legend YoYo & R&B Songstress Dondria To Headline Eden Park Community Project

    Nov 8, 2018

    River Rouge, MI) November 7, 2018 – The Eden Park Community Project, a green space initiative in the most polluted city in the state of Michigan, announces benefit concert featuring Hip Hop Legend YoYo and R&B songstress Dondria hosted by comedian COCO with sounds by DJ Yeezy on November 20th. For decades, plants such as Marathon, DTE, AK Steel and US Steel have been operating within the 48217, 48218 and 48229 zip codes producing severe toxins harmful to its residents. This area, Boynton, is a...

  • Cash Bail Reform is needed

    Steven Malik Shelton|Nov 8, 2018

    The Eighth Amendment to the United States Constitution states that "excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishment inflicted" and the Declaration of Independence declares that people are entitled by the Creator to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. The American judicial system with its imposition of money bail on the marginalized, the and the destitute, and depriving them of their freedom simply because they are poor is working... Full story

  • 2018 Veterans Day Free Meals, Discounts, Sales and Deals

    Nov 8, 2018

    As Veterans Day approaches, we want to list Veteran's Day specials to thank you for your service. Veterans Day 2018 will be on Sunday, November 11th, 2018 and designated as a Federal Holiday on Monday, November 12th, 2018. Sunday AND Monday November 11-12, 2018 Biggby Coffee On November 11th and 12th BIGGBY COFFEE will be offering free brewed coffee to active and retired military members. The Chop House On Sun., Nov. 11th and Mon, Nov. 12th veterans with military ID or in uniform get 50% off... Full story

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