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  • Ecorse welcomes Secretary of State Benson and new Election Drop Box

    Gina Wilson Steward, Publisher|Dec 21, 2023

    The citizens of Ecorse are one step closer to being completely ready for the 2024 elections. Ecorse Clerk, Dr. Kimberly Whitsett took advantage of a grant program that provided the city one of the updated Absentee Ballot Drop Boxes. The new drop box comes with security measures and all of the bells and whistles necessary to make using this drop box a secure process. Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson stopped by to participate in the reveal of the box. Before the reveal, Benson,...

  • Celebrate the holidays with a gift for the whole family

    Michigan News|Dec 21, 2023

    LANSING - There's no better time than the holidays for contributing to a Michigan Education Trust plan - especially for grandparents, caregivers or anyone looking for a perfect gift that provides a child a lifetime's worth of value. "By paying for future education at today's costs, MET's 529 prepaid tuition savings program is a special gift for the whole family," said Diane Brewer, executive director of MET, the 529 prepaid tuition savings program administered by the Michigan Department of...

  • Take this time to plan for your future

    Gina Wilson Steward, Publisher|Dec 21, 2023

    Merry Christmas and I pray you have a peaceful and productive Christmas break. This week I want to speak to the students and parents of high school and college students. I know that you will have about two weeks to relax from doing school work and going to class, but this is not the time to do nothing. For those of you that are juniors and seniors in high school, you can use this time to look for scholarships if you plan on going to college. You can also use this time to research the different...

  • Kwanzaa Manifesting Collective Cultural Values

    Bakari Sanyu|Dec 21, 2023

    Since the 1960s, a countless number of families and communities across the USA have continued to present Kwanzaa as a vehicle to collectively invigorate and strengthen our African identity and cultural interconnections. How do African Americans express their heritage in a multi-cultural world? Since the 1960s, a countless number of families and communities across the USA have continued to present Kwanzaa as a vehicle to collectively invigorate and strengthen our African identity and cultural...

  • Practice Basic Food Safety This Holiday Season

    Renee Summers, Telegram Reporter|Dec 21, 2023

    Nobody wants to be informed that their scrumptious holiday spread was the cause of food poisoning for their guests. Yet the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says 48 million or 1 in 6 people are sickened from a foodborne illness every year. In addition, the CDC says 3,000 people die each year as a result of foodborne illness. With those facts in mind, let's review some basic kitchen and food safety tips we can all put into practice this holiday season and beyond. The experts at...

  • President Biden Celebrates Black Small Business Boom, Announces New Investments

    Stacy M. Brown, NNPA National Correspondent|Dec 21, 2023

    During President Biden's visit to the Wisconsin Black Chamber of Commerce today, he showcased the unprecedented growth of Black small business ownership under his administration. In a press call, top White House officials attributed the surge in Black entrepreneurship, the fastest in 30 years, to Bidenomics, which the president pledged would receive further support through new investments targeting underserved communities. Hero Plumbing, a Black-owned business in Milwaukee dedicated to removing...

  • Apply Now! Senator James Abourezk Public Affairs Fellowship

    Dec 21, 2023

    Washington, DC | | December 18, 2023 – The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) is accepting applications for the inaugural Senator James Abourezk Public Affairs Fellowship. Created in tribute to Senator Abourezk's invaluable contributions and extraordinary vision that led to the formation of the ADC, this fellowship seeks to empower the next generation of leaders in the areas of political science and public policy. Arab American students and recent graduates, either a...

  • Detroit Medical Center announces new visitor guidelines in response to flu uptick in Michigan

    Tammy Battaglia|Dec 21, 2023

    Detroit – The Detroit Medical Center today is implementing new visitor guidelines at all DMC facilities, including the Children's Hospital of Michigan, for the health and safety of our patients, their families and the community. The new guidelines, which are now in effect, are: · All patients are allowed up to two visitors at any one time. · Visitors ages 12 and under, including siblings and other relatives, will not be allowed on inpatient hospital floors or in the observation units. · Visi...