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  • Vice President Kamala Harris Makes History in Senate with 32nd Tie-Breaking Vote

    Stacy M. Brown, NNPA|Dec 7, 2023

    On Tuesday, Dec. 5, Vice President Kamala Harris broke the previous record set by John C. Calhoun in the 19th century for the most tie-breaking votes cast in the U.S. Senate. Harris has now cast 32 tie-breaking votes, eclipsing Calhoun's record of 31 during his tenure as vice president from 1825 to 1832. The latest tiebreaker occurred during the confirmation of Loren Alikhan as a U.S. District Judge for the District of Columbia. As vice president, Harris serves as the president of the Senate,...

  • Gov. Whitmer Re-Appoints Portia Roberson and Zenna Elhasan to the Michigan Civil Rights Commission

    Vicki Levengood, Michigan Dept of Civil Rights|Dec 7, 2023

    Lansing, MI--Portia Roberson, of Detroit, and Zenna Faraj Elhasan, of Dearborn, have been reappointed by Governor Whitmer to serve second four-year terms on the Michigan Civil Rights Commission. Both Roberson and Elhasan were originally appointed to the Commission in December of 2019, with their first terms ending on December 31, 2023. Their re-appointments are subject to the advice and consent of the Senate. Portia Roberson is the CEO of Focus: HOPE, a 55-year-old organization with a focus on w...

  • Elected Officials work together to assist residents with housing concerns Chang, McKinney, Sheffield and Rogensues C

    Ellen Heinitz|Dec 7, 2023

    LANSING, Mich. (December 4, 2023) - Sen. Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit), Rep. Donavan McKinney (D-Detroit), Detroit City Council President Mary Sheffield and Warren City Council President Angela Rogensues are advocating for residents of the Landmark Estates mobile home community in Warren and the Jeffersonian apartment building in Detroit. In October, Sen. Chang sent letters expressing concerns to the respective property management companies after receiving multiple complaints from tenants...

  • Bank of America announces paid summer internships

    Naomi R. Patton|Dec 7, 2023

    DETROIT - Bank of America is accepting applications for the 2024 Student Leaders® program through January 17, 2024. This paid summer internship is an opportunity for metro Detroit students who have a passion for community engagement to connect with the tools and resources to make a positive difference. Each year, the program connects more than 300 high school juniors and seniors from nearly 100 communities across the United States to employment, skills development and service. Students...