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 By Gina Steward    Lifestyles    March 26, 2020 

My aunties pass down a Legacy of Love

As the celebration of Woman's History Month comes to an end, I want to shout out a group of ladies that have had an immense affect on my life. I normally write a column about my mom during this month...

 

HONORING LOCAL WOMEN

I would like to honor my sister Latricia Wright, Corporate Wellness Coach, Nutritionist and founder of Olive Seed for her notable service to mankind and dedication to our community. Latricia is...

 

Occupy Your Time While Hiding at Home from the Coronavirus

The next several weeks are promising to be a challenge for all Americans. If you are one of those who are either working from home, sent home because your workplace is no longer open, or just home...

 

STATEMENT BY WAYNE COUNTY TREASURER ERIC SABREE

The Wayne County Treasurer's Office is closed to the public beginning today through April 3rd due to the coronavirus COVID-19 crises and our concerns for the health of our employees and taxpayers who...

 

Korean War Veteran Receives High School Diploma in Wayne

In 1953, at the age of 17, Avery Hall left his home in Wayne, dropping out of high school to enlist in the U.S. Army and serve in the Korean War. He never had the opportunity to walk across the stage...

 

Habitat for Humanity Volunteers Repurposes Inkster Home for Needy Veteran

The chilly March breeze didn't deter the volunteers working to repurpose a home in Inkster on Wednesday, March 4. The volunteers were part of Habitat for Humanity's International Women Build Week...

 

PHOTO OF THE WEEK

James Robert Lawrence, Jr. and Marloshawn Franklin receive the Staff Leader Award from Tashawana Gill and Al Williams during the 7th Annual African American Leadership Awards...

 

Spotlight on Health: Cardiovascular Health

In our final installment of Spotlight on Health, we will focus on heart health, including hypertension, or high blood pressure. When someone in the family has a heart attack, it's big news. Heart...

 

AmeriCorps Aims to be The Greater Good

Perhaps you've spoken to one at your city hall offices. Maybe one helped you find your way at a state or county park. Or perhaps one offered you assistance at a local community non-profit...

 

The Youth Branch of the Western Wayne County NAACP host a Founder's Day Trivia Competition

ROMULUS – On Saturday, February 8, 2020 the Youth Branch of the Western Wayne County NAACP hosted a Founder's Day Trivia Competition. This was the first event for the re-established youth branch...

 

Spotlight on Health: Obesity

It is no secret that obesity is an epidemic in America. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), nearly 40 percent of American adults were obese for the years 2015-2016. For...

 

Trump Administration Cuts Food Stamps for at Least 700,000 Americans

The Trump Administration has finalized implementation of new work requirement rules that would cut food stamp benefits for 700,000 Americans. The average food stamp payout is $36 per month. Though...

 

Spotlight on Health: Asthma

Chances are very likely that you know someone with asthma. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that more than 25 million Americans-or 1 in 13-- struggle to manage the chronic...

 

SPOTLIGHT ON HEALTH

When it comes to chronic diseases in the United States, diabetes is one of the most prevalent. In fact, one out of every 10 people in the country has been diagnosed with the disease and one out of...

 

Detroit Institute of Arts Millage Up for Renewal in March

On March 10, the Art Institute Authorities of Macomb, Oakland, and Wayne Counties are seeking a millage renewal to ensure the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) can continue offering residents across...

 

The150th Anniversary of the Fifthteenth Amendment

Dale Rich in partnership with the Association for the Study of African-American Life and History (ASALH) Detroit, presented a 150 year celebration of the 15th Amendment. " "The right of citizens of...

 

Everyone must be counted

It's never been more important for everyone living in Michigan to be counted in the U.S. census. The census impacts everyone from seniors to students, kids and parents and our local businesses and...

 

PHOTO OF THE WEEK

HAPPY 105TH BIRTHDAY CLAUDIA WILLIAMS...

 

House Passes Bill to Remove Credit Barriers for Consumers

On January 29, the United States House of Representatives passed a bill introduced by Rep. Rashida Tlaib. The bill, known as The Restoring Unfairly Impaired Credit & Protecting Consumers Act...

 

WESTERN WAYNE FAMILY HEALTH CENTERS OPENS NEW LOCATION IN DEARBORN

Western Wayne Family Health Centers (WWFHC) is now offering primary care services in the Dearborn Town Center building at 4700 Schaefer (at Michigan Ave.). Services offered include Adult medicine,...

 

Spotlight on Health: The African American Community

According to the United States Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health (OMH), in 2017, 41.4 million people in the U.S. were African American, making that group the second lar...

 

BLACK HISTORY EVENTS AT THE WRIGHT MUSEUM

CELEBRATING DR. CARTER G. WOODSON LECTURE, BOOK SIGNING, Q&A Saturday, February 1, 2020 | 2:00 PM Presented in partnership with ASALH Detroit, this event is free and open to the public, and will be...

 

The Art of Storytelling is Alive and Well in Detroit

To be a person is to have a story to tell," said the Danish author, Isak Dinesen, also known as Karen Blixen. Satori Shakoor knows this firsthand. The playwright, stand-up comedian, singer, and author...

 

Do Soldiers Really Want To Fight Trump's War?

The reality that America is at yet another foreign war set in as Iran launched missiles at American targets in Iraq on Tuesday night in retaliation to President Donald Trump authorizing the...

 

COMMENTARY: Looking to 2020 - Put Your Vote to WORK!

If you work for a living but are somewhat up in the air about who to vote for in 2020 or for that matter, if you should even bother getting to that crowded polling place, I'd like to ask that you...

 

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