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 By Renee Summers    News    August 29, 2019 

Wayne United Host Census Celebration in Inkster

Wayne United hosted a street festival and concert in Inkster on Saturday August 17, taking over a portion of Inkster Road from Michigan Avenue to Avondale. The purpose of the event was twofold: to...

 

Lawmakers commemorated the 56th anniversary of civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech.

Lawmakers commemorated the 56th anniversary of civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech. In commemorating the speech - one of the major historic moments of the civil rights...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    August 29, 2019 

Michigan Legislator - Robert Wittenberg, Working at the State Level to Stop Gun Violence

When news of a mass shooting breaks, Americans, glued to their televisions, shake their heads and wring their hands, asking, "What can be done?" According to National Public Radio (NPR), 17 states...

 

US Steel plans to temporarily lay off up to 200 workers in Michigan

United States Steel will temporarily lay off workers at its Great Lakes facility in Michigan in coming weeks, according to a filing the steelmaker made with the State of Michigan. In a Worker...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    August 22, 2019

State Representative Alex Garza Remains In Touch with Voters

In 2013, Taylor resident Alex Garza knocked on over 15,000 doors, encouraging residents to vote for him in his bid for a seat on city council. At age 19, Garza won election, becoming the youngest...

 

After Five Years, NY Police Officer Who Chokes Eric Garner to Death on Video is Finally Fired

On August 19, New York City Police Commissioner James O'Neill announced the firing of Officer Daniel Pantaleo. Pantaleo. Pantaleo choked Eric Garner, 43, to death on a sidewalk in Staten Island New...

 

Jamestown to Jamestown: Commemorating 400 Years of the African Diaspora Experience

History commonly and most often points to late August in the year 1619 when some "20 and odd Negroes" originating from Angola arrived in the British colony of Jamestown, Virginia as the first documented enslaved Africans to land in what is now the...

 
 By Xavier Jones    News    August 15, 2019

Health Is Wealth: Sumpter Medical Clinic To Open In September

Throughout history, Visger Road has been a lot of things. In a time years before my own Visger was a booming black metropolis. Both sides of the street teeming with business and productivity. 2019...

 

Lt. Governor Gilcrest to keynote Western Wayne County NAACP Freedom Fund Dinner

It is with great honor that we invite you to attend the 22nd Annual NAACP Freedom Fund Dinner, on Sunday, October 20, 2019 from 5:00pm – 8:00 p.m. (Seating will begin at 4:30 p.m.) at Prestige...

 

Michigan police crackdown on drunk driving

Police around Michigan will be cracking down on drunk driving during the upcoming Labor Day holiday weekend. Here's the info from Michigan State Police: During the 2019 Labor Day holiday weekend, poli...

 
 By Sarah Cwiek    News    August 8, 2019

Members of Congress hear about impacts of "lost decade" of housing in Detroit

11 years after the start of the recession and housing crash, the ripple effects are still felt acutely across Detroit and Wayne County, members of a U.S. House subcommittee heard at a field hearing...

 

NAACP Issues Statement on Mass Shooting in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio

BALTIMORE - The NAACP released the following statement in the aftermath of the fatal shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio, which took the lives of 29 people in total. "We extend our deepest...

 

Congresswoman Maxine Waters Statement on Capital One Data Breach

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, issued the following statement on a data breach which exposed account information of...

 
 By Abayomi Azikiwe    News    August 8, 2019

400 years (1619-2019) after the beginning of African enslavement in the British colony of Virginia

In late August of 1619, approximately 20 Africans were brought to the shore of Jamestown Settlement in Virginia. All along the West and East coasts of the continent into the interior there was the...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    August 8, 2019

Vietnam Moving Wall will Visit Livonia

The Vietnam War ended more than 40 years ago. Nearly 59,000 Americans gave their lives in the struggle, which was controversial and unpopular. For those families who lost a loved one, even for those...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    August 1, 2019

City of Inkster Hosts Ground Breaking Ceremony for New Library

Residents and elected officials gathered outside the future location of the Leanna Hicks Public Library at 2500 Hamlin Street in Inkster this past Saturday for a ground-breaking ceremony. Attendees...

 
 By Abayomi Azikiwe    News    August 1, 2019

400 years (1619-2019) after the beginning of African enslavement in the British colony of Virginia

In late August of 1619, approximately 20 Africans were brought to the shore of Jamestown Settlement in Virginia, then a colony of Britain, having been captured by Portuguese colonisers in the Ndongo...

 

Communities Coming Together:

The Cities of Ecorse and Lincoln Park, along with their public, private, and non-profit partners, including the Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge (Refuge) would like to sincerely thank all...

 

Wayne-Westland Schools' Superintendent Has Filed $2 Million Lawsuit

Wayne- Wayne Westland Superintendent Dr. Shelly Holt has filed a $2 million lawsuit against the Wayne Westland Community School District. The foundation of her complaint stems from the School...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    July 25, 2019

Democracy Now Town Hall Held in Dearborn Heights

Michigan's 13th Congressional District held a town hall to inform residents about changes in the state's election process and how those changes affect voters and their communities. The town hall was...

 
 By Mahalia Thomas    News    July 18, 2019

THEE SISTA COLLECTIVE

ECORSE - Someone once said “time is of the essence” to emphasize the importance of taking action and following through with completion using the moments we are given. On Tuesday, June 4th 2019, Thee Sista Collective, an entrepreneurial minded...

 

Trump Levels Racist Attack on Congresswomen of Color in Latest Social Media Screed

President Donald Trump went on a racist screed on Twitter and attacked Democratic congresswomen of color and their ancestry. The 45th President, who succeeded the first African American President of t...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    July 11, 2019

Hamtramck Mayor Karen Majewski Embraces the City's Diversity

The city of Hamtramck shares its history with the city of Detroit. Hamtramck Mayor Karen Majewski says that at one time, the city stretched from Eight Mile Road, all the way to the Detroit River....

 

Charles H. Wright Museum Hosts Inspiring Memorial for Kwame Kenyatta

On Saturday June 23, the Charles H. Wright African Museum hosted a celebration honoring the life and legacy of former Detroit councilman and African-centered activist, Kwame Kenyatta. Kenyatta passed...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    June 27, 2019

Melvindale Mayor Stacy Bazman Looks Back on Her Time as Mayor

The downriver city of Melvindale is smaller than three square miles in area. "I think that it's a tight, close-knit, safe community," says Mayor Stacy Bazman. "I think that everyone works really hard...

 

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