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GOP, Democrats splitting governor's races in key states

Democrats tried Tuesday to fight their way back to power in state capitols across the country by reclaiming governor's seats in key Midwest states, major steps in their nationwide strategy to reverse...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    November 8, 2018 

Westland Police Department Welcomes New Body Cameras for Officers

Last month the Westland Police Department acquired a new tool to aid in police work: body cameras. Westland Police Chief Jeff Jedrusik hosted a media event to announce the major investment the city ha...

 

OP-ED: The Chisholm Legacy

November 5th marked the historic 50th Anniversary of the first African American woman elected to the U.S. Congress, Rep. Shirley Chisholm. This important milestone marks a watershed moment in...

 
 By Dale Rich    News    November 8, 2018 

VETERANS DAY TRIBUTE TO GEORGE DeBAPTISTE:

DETROIT - Active member of the Underground Railroad, recruiter of Michigan's Colored Infantry, entrepreneur and one of Detroit's most impassioned and important black leaders, George DeBaptiste will...

 

Detroit Caucus Members Select Leadership for 2019-20 Session

DETROIT - Tonight, the recently-elected members of the Detroit Caucus, who will serve during Michigan's 100th Legislature, met to elect their caucus leadership for the 2019-20 session. The leadership...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    November 1, 2018

Ecorse Tackles the Problem of Blight with New Development

Ecorse Mayor Lamar Tidwell grew up in Ecorse. He remembers when the city was an attractive place to live and do business. Tidwell remembers from his younger days that when homes were put up for sale,...

 
 By Gina Steward    News    November 1, 2018

Kemeny Center has Grand Re-Opening

The Kemeny Recreation Center in Southwest Detroit was re-opened during a festive ceremony on Saturday, October 27, 2018. The Center reopened thanks to a $9.5 million renovation by the City of...

 

Rainbow PUSH and General Motors Award Twenty-One Scholarships

DETROIT – During the 19th Annual Rainbow PUSH/CEF Global Automotive Summit's Business and Education Awards Luncheon, 21 deserving Michigan students, with a majority attending college in Michigan,...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    November 1, 2018

Voter Education Forum Held in Inkster

The League of Women Voters of Northwest Wayne County held a voter education forum focusing on three ballot proposals appearing on the November 2018 voter ballot in Michigan. The event was hosted by...

 

No straight ticket voting on this Election Day

 Straight ticket voting will not be an option in this November election.  This phrase describes when voters can fill in a single option on a ballot to vote for every candidate in one political...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    October 25, 2018

New Animal Adoption Center Open in Dearborn

The Friends for Animals of Metro Detroit (FAMD), is pleased to announce their new adoption facility is now up and running. The Mary Ann Wright Animal Adoption and Education Center celebrated its...

 
 By Xavier Jones    News    October 18, 2018

Western Wayne County NAACP 21st Annual Freedom Fund Dinner brought the community together

The NAACP's Western Wayne County Branch proved its mission of bringing citizens, government officials, community leaders and youth together for an elegant evening with a purpose. The theme for the...

 
 By Gina Steward    News    October 13, 2018

NAACP – WESTERN WAYNE COUNTY BRANCH WELCOMES JUDGE GREG MATHIS AS KEYNOTE SPEAKER FOR 21ST ANNUAL FREEDOM FUND DINNER

Inkster, MI: – Renowned Judge Greg Mathis is the keynote speaker for the 21st Annual Freedom Fund Dinner of the NAACP – Western Wayne County Branch. The Woodlands of Van Buren will host the event...

 

Inkster Veteran Receives New Roof Installed by Tittle Brothers Construction

Inkster – Owens Corning Platinum Contractors are working with Habitat for Humanity Western Wayne County to provide new roofs to veterans in need and their families as part of the Owens Corning Roof...

 

Former President Barack Obama endorsed Gretchen Whitmer for Governor

DETROIT -- Today former President Barack Obama endorsed Gretchen Whitmer for Governor of Michigan. "I'm proud to endorse Gretchen Whitmer because Michigan's middle-class families need a governor who...

 
 By Gina Steward    News    October 4, 2018

Judge Greg Mathis partners with groups for Water Caravan to Flint

Sock it to them! Those were the words that Judge Greg Mathis said The Queen of Soul – Aretha Franklin told him about the Flint Water Crisis. Plans are underway for that to happen. On Monday,...

 

Detroiters Voice Concerns at Environmental Meeting

On September 26th, Detroit Council Pro Tem, Mary Sheffield, hosted an environmental forum at Sacred Heart Church on Detroit's east side. Sheffield organized the event to give residents the...

 

Charges filed for death of man in Westland Jail

A police officer and two paramedics are facing felony charges in the death of an Inkster man who suffered convulsions in jail but wasn't taken to a hospital. William Marshall, who had been arrested...

 

Detroit's Water Problem and the Scourge of Lead

Amid concerns of high levels of lead and copper found in many area schools, the Detroit Public School Community District (DPSCD) has ordered water to be turned off at all its schools. The district...

 

NAACP uses Power of 5 Campaign Translating Personal Networks into Votes during Midterm Elections

BALTIMORE – NAACP, the nation's foremost civil rights organization, is looking to mobilize personal networks, activists and supporters to energize its base ahead of the 2018 midterm elections on...

 

THRIVE Works Toward a Healthy Garden City

In Garden City last year, 46 percent of 7th graders believed that regular marijuana use posed little or no health risk. THRIVE, a division of the Garden City Community Coalition, cites this statistic...

 

Grants available for scrap tire cleanups, market development, law enforcement activities

LANSING - . The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) is reminding potential grantees that the department is still accepting applications for grants that promote and support the cleanup...

 

LEGISLATIVELY SPEAKING

In the 242 years of this country's history, we have only seen four African-Americans hold the seat of Governor. Pinckney Benton Stewart Pinchback was the first African American to become governor of...

 

Wayne County Parks Workers Dedicated to Their Jobs

Chances are good you've spent some time in Wayne County Parks this summer. Perhaps you attended the Saturdays in the Park in Hines Park, spent time on the Inkster Valley Golf Course, or attended Jazz...

 

Experts Say, 'Throw out Cosby Conviction

Doctored or lost tapes and an apparent and open conspiracy has led multiple legal experts to conclude that Bill Cosby's upcoming sentencing on assault charges should be postponed – if not thrown...

 

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