Articles from the December 6, 2018 edition

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 By Renee Summers    News    December 6, 2018

National Action Network Calls End to Tax Abatements

The president of the Michigan Chapter of the National Action Network (NAN), the Rev. Charles Williams II, held a press conference on Monday, December 3, to address concerns about the practice of...

 

Legalized Marijuana:

On November 6, Michigan voters passed Proposal 1 which legalized recreational marijuana in the state. When the law goes into effect on December 6, Marijuana will be regulated like tobacco products...

 

Michigan Bus Drivers, Parents, Teachers and Students Encouraged to Report School Bus Bullying

LANSING – Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette reminds all Michigan residents of the importance of school bus safety. Bullying and suicide remain top tip categories for OK2SAY – and school...

 

Students for Peace Program Hopes to Make Lasting Impact

Crime statistics for the city of Detroit are grim. According to the FBI's database, the number of violent crimes which occurred in the city for the year 2016 was 13, 705, up 15.7 percent from 2015....

 

There are over 2 million Black-Owned Businesses in the U.S.

According to the United States Census Bureau, there are more than 2 million businesses in the country that are owned by African Americans. That statistic dispels a lot of rumors that African...

 

Family time will help children improve their reading skills

The ability to read is one method that determines how successful you will be in life. What is amazing is that each family can play a huge role determining the success level of each family member. If...

 

What was he thinking?

Last week Kid Rock was in Nashville to be the Grand Marshall of the city’s Christmas parade. That Friday morning he was interviewed by Steve Doocy on FOX & Friends. The interview went very well exce...

 

Pastor adopts four children this holiday season

The holiday season is upon us, and On the Scene is totally in the spirit. Like so many across the nation, in between family time, feasting, and shopping, I am reflective and considering all that we mu...

 

African Americans from Electeds to Journalists Remember President George H.W. Bush

The death of former President George H.W. Bush on November 30 was the impetus of much comment and debate on his legacy. Many kept their tributes to a focus on his incredible military service in World...

 

Viola Davis to Portray Shirley Chisholm in Film by Amazon Studios

Oscar-winning actress Viola Davis will portray legendary politician Shirley Chisholm in a feature film for Amazon Studios. Chisholm was the first African American woman in U.S. history to be elected...

 

Home Winter Ready Tips with Blain's Farm & Fleet

Winterizing your home can save you cash and make your winter considerably more comfortable and relaxing. Make sure your home is ready for another Midwest winter with these Fall Home Maintenance Tips...

 

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