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 By Gina Steward    News    May 17, 2018 

Annual 'Maroon & White Luncheon award scholarships

Last month the Inkster Community Foundation hosted their Annual 'Maroon & White" Scholarship Luncheon. The event titled 'Beyond the Horizon was an opportunity to award scholarships to graduating...

 
 By Dominique Madden    News    May 17, 2018 

City of Westland to pay $3.75 Million Settlement for death of William Marshall

The family of William Marshall lost their family member last year after he was stopped by the Westland Police Department. He died while in police custody within hours of being arrested. They will not...

 
 By Steven Malik Shelton    News    May 17, 2018 

The Threads of Violence

Violence in Detroit (as in the rest of the nation and the world) has many threads. And we do ourselves a disservice when we are so thunderstruck by the volcanic eruptions of violence that we fail to...

 

Asian Pacific Americans in Michigan Celebrate Legislative Day at Capitol

The Michigan Asian Pacific American Affairs Commission (MAPAAC), Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) and Asian & Pacific Islander American Vote (APIAVote) – Michigan,...

 

Detroit Offers Program To Help Detroiters Eliminate Responsibility Fees

Detroiters who complete 10 hours of workforce training can waive responsibility fees and get license back before October 1st fee forgiveness date Workforce training available online or in person...

 

RE-DEDICATION OF LINCOLN PARK WORLD WAR MEMORIAL

On May 30, 1938, the people of Lincoln Park dedicated the city's World War Memorial to honor those Americans who served or lost their lives in what was soon to be known as the First World War,...

 
 News    May 3, 2018

River Rouge selected as one of the cities to host the Detroit Institute of Art

The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) announced the communities participating in its 2018 Inside|Out program, which brings high-quality reproductions of masterpieces from the DIA's collection to...

 

Punishing the Poverty Stricken Part Two:

In April of 2005, Black motorist Walter Scott was pulled over by a South Carolina policeman for a broken taillight. As he waited for officer Michael Slater to run a warrant check on him, Scott likely fearing that he had a failure to pay child...

 

Punishing the Poverty Stricken

The Eighth Amendment of the United States Constitution prohibits the state to inflict cruel and unusual punishment, and the courts from setting excessive bail and fines. This is necessary because the...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    April 19, 2018

Legislative Breakfast Comes to Melvindale

The Downriver Delta Community Development Corporation (DDCDC) held its annual Legislative Breakfast on March 23, 2018. The event was held at the Melvindale Civic Center and included breakfast and an...

 

Nestle Foods and Human Rights

Nestle food conglomerate is the largest food company in the world, with over 450 manufacturing centers in 80 countries. Headquartered in Switzerland its facilities span six continents. Nestle has also...

 

Starbucks to Close All Stores Nationwide for Racial-Bias Education on May 29

Training will occur at all Starbucks company-owned stores and will apply to nearly 175,000 U.S. partners (employees) Curriculum to be designed by nationally recognized experts and will be available...

 

Senator Cory Booker to keynote at Detroit NAACP Fight for Freedom Dinner

The Detroit Branch of the NAACP is honored to announce that U. S. Senator Cory Booker will be the keynote speaker at this year's Fight for Freedom Dinner. Booker is the first African American Senator...

 

Beaumont donates nearly $150,000 to local fire departments for lifesaving equipment

Fire Departments in the cities of Ecorse, Romulus and Wayne can provide better emergency care and service to residents, thanks to grants from Beaumont Hospitals in Wayne and Dearborn. With funds from...

 
 By Christian Young    News    April 12, 2018

Inkster Chamber of Commerce Mixer boosts city

There is strength in numbers. The Inkster Chamber of Commerce knows this first hand. "You're far better off doing a little bit as a group than you are off by yourself," said Martha Theis, chamber...

 

The Tragedy and Horror of Wrongful Convictions

It is ironic that the two branches of the system that have the power to ensnare the innocent - police agencies and the judicial system - are also some of the most secretive, imperious, and hostile to...

 
 By Stacy M. Brown    News    April 5, 2018

Civil Rights Leaders Remember Martin Luther King Jr. on April 4

On April 3, 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his prophetic but inspirational "I've Been to the Mountaintop," speech at the historic Masonic Temple in Memphis, Tennessee. One day later, the...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    April 5, 2018

Local college student participates in 'Never Again' March

University of Michigan-Dearborn (UMD) student, Alexann Zahara, spent time in Florida during spring break, like many college students do. Zahara was there for a respite from the hectic demand of...

 

No Criminal Charges for Officers Involved in the Shooting Death of Alton Sterling

BATON ROUGE-Following a 10-month investigation into the extrajudicial killing of Alton Sterling, Louisiana's Attorney General Jeff Landry announced, during a press conference, that his office would no...

 
 By Dale Rich    News    March 29, 2018

NATIONAL WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH FOUR WOMEN

In honor of Women's History Month, noted researcher and photographer features shots of four prominent African-American heroines, including Gloria House, Michelle Obama, Coretta Scott King and Winnie...

 

Detroit Man Fights Unjust Child Support System

Courts are required to meet two types of jurisdiction when filing a case; jurisdiction over the subject matter involved in the case, and jurisdiction over the defendant. Some 22 years ago, Carnell Ale...

 

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