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Expunging marijuana convictions would be easy under new Michigan bill

Nearly a year after Michigan voters approved the legalization of recreational marijuana, residents with pot-related convictions still have no recourse to clear their criminal records. That would...

 

Latino Caucus Hosts First Michigan Latino Legislative Day

The Inaugural event welcomes members of the Latino community from across the state to engage in the policy-making process LANSING - State Reps. Alex Garza (D-Taylor), Darrin Camilleri (D-Brownstown),...

 

Series Feature: My Journey Toward Fitness

As a young girl, my mother's nickname for me was Spider, in reference to my long, skinny legs. Heck, all of me was long and skinny in those days. When I entered young adulthood, it was a busy time of...

 

Albert Harper Sets Record At Courageous Health & Fitness Expo

Health is a journey that comes with its own trials and tribulations. The dedication to pick yourself up and exercise comes at different times for different people. As vital as physical health may be,...

 

Human Trafficking Awareness Seminar Held in Detroit

A bra and panties lay on the sidewalk near Fort Street Presbyterian Church. To any passerby, it would likely not have significant meaning other than to cause one to look the other direction. But to a...

 

Mrs. Smith Celebrates Forty Years Of Feeding Famlies

For a school district to run properly, all parts must function in synchronicity. The district can be a constant cycle of change. Policies change, teachers retire, administrators find new jobs. One...

 

Foursome wins Fish & Loaves golf outing for Downriver area food pantry

TAYLOR, – A tie-breaker determined the championship of the 11th annual Par for the Course fundraising golf outing at Taylor Meadows Golf Club. The foursome of Brian Whitley, Michael Johnson, Matt Ko...

 

Representative Carter and Senator Chang Bills Ban Smoking on Public Beaches

LANSING - State Rep. Tyrone Carter (D-Detroit) and state Sen. Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit) introduced legislation today to protect Michigan's beaches and beachgoers by expanding the state's current...

 

Back Pack Giveaway Combined with Health Fair in Dearborn Heights

The non-profit organization EduCare4all combined a back to school backpack giveaway with a mini health fair in Dearborn Heights on Saturday, September 7. The free outdoor event was held at Med Rite...

 

The DBT Experience

The D Town Bucking Tigerrettes is a hip hop majorette Dance team, led and coached by Amber Lynn Hunter. The D Town Bucking Tigerrettes have been practicing, working, and bonding all Summer. Coach...

 

Splash Bash Free Water Fun Comes to Westland

Summer is beginning to wind down and Back to School sales are everywhere, but that doesn't mean all the fun is over yet. The city of Westland is hosting an outdoor family-friendly event which...

 

Westland Considers Marijuana Opt In; Encourages Public Input

Westland, - The City of Westland is currently considering local ordinances to be in alignment with State law as it relates to allowing medical and recreational marijuana use, grow, retail, transport,...

 

Cruisin' Hines One of the Biggest Classic Car Shows in the Area

Classic car cruises have become a mainstay of summertime in Metro Detroit. After all, this is the motor city, and cars are indeed part of the culture here. One of the largest classic car cruises has...

 

Downtown Days Returns to Wayne with Summer Family Fun

The Third Annual Downtown Days is coming to a new location at Veteran's Plaza, located in the heart of downtown Wayne. This year the event will commemorate the city's 150th birthday. Festivities will...

 

Belleville Teen Earns Girl Scouts Highest Award

When you purchased a box to two of Girl Scout Cookies this past spring, did you ever stop to think about what happens with the money the Girl Scouts earn? One Girl Scout from Belleville put her...

 

It's time for the Blessing of the Bikes and Carnival

New Greater Bethlehem Temple Community Apostolic Church in Ecorse is planning for an exciting community event We greet you in the precious name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Well, it's here...

 

Generation "Why" Part One

No matter the time period, young people are known for two things; being upset at authority and having fun. There has never been a time where the world's youth were not at a state of constant unrest. A...

 

Nothing but the Truth:

Montgomery, Alabama, exists as a paradox. It is here that slavers sold other human beings at market, and where a young Rosa Parks set off a campaign that eventually desegregated a nation. In...

 

Community Mental Health Forum Held in Inkster

Thanks to a cooperative effort between the Detroit Wayne Mental Health Authority (DWMHA), and the city of Inkster, a community forum on mental health issues, substance abuse and disability issues was...

 

State Rep. Carter on budgets that fail to fix roads, schools:

LANSING - Yesterday, the House of Representatives finished passing the collection of bills comprising the Fiscal Year 2019-2020 budget, including general government. Despite House Democrats...

 

Lincoln Park Boutique Puts the Emphasis on Customer Satisfaction

As a child, Marshell Long says she wanted to be a fashion designer. As an adult, Long has always held jobs within the retail industry, where she learned a thing or two about running a business. About...

 

NABJ Black Male Media Project focus on Mental Health

The National Association of Black Journalists have teamed up with Detroit PAL for a breakthrough event. The Black Male Media Project came to Detroit. The NABJ hosts these forums across the country...

 

PHOTO OF THE WEEK

Congratulations Larry & Shala Johnson who were married June 1, 2019...

 

Rev. Horace Sheffield, Dabo and the Struggle for Social Justice

The Detroit Association of Black Organizations (Dabo) is a consortium of organizations and community groups that work together and provide resources and services for the overlooked and the underserved...

 

PHOTO OF THE WEEK

THROWBACK PHOTO - Congressmen John Conyers, Jr. and John Dingell join Ethel Stevenson (center) in the celebration of the naming of the Ethel Stevenson Ecorse Senior Center in her honor in November...

 

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