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 News    July 14, 2022 

Black, Latino, and Native American organizations form a consortium to address alcohol-related harm in the U.S.

ASHINGTON, DC – The Multicultural Consortium for Responsible Drinking (MCRD), a working group focused on increasing awareness on the risks of alcohol-related harm and providing education in diverse...

 
 By Stacy M. Brown    News    July 14, 2022 

Biden Celebrates Historic Gun Legislation Bill at White House Ceremony

President Joe Biden on Monday touted "historic progress" on actions to reduce gun violence. He said his administration has taken more executive action to reduce gun violence than any other president...

 
 News    July 14, 2022 

MDHHS announces FREE COVID-19 tests available for at-risk communities

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is announcing an expanded partnership with the Rockefeller Foundation through Project Act to provide 300,000 COVID-19 tests to 60,000...

 
 By Aaron Cooper    News    July 14, 2022 

Inkster Housing Commission Expands Economic Opportunities through Section 3 Program

Inkster, 2022- Inkster Housing Commission is expanding economic opportunities through the Section 3 program. According to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Section 3 is a...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    July 14, 2022 

Be On the Lookout for Gas Gift Card Scam

Perhaps you've seen it on social media; a post that claims to be giving away gift cards from popular gas stations. One such post which made the rounds on Facebook in June uses the Shell gasoline logo...

 
 By Jocelyn Benson    News    July 7, 2022

Less than four weeks remain until statewide primary election

Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson reminds voters that just under four weeks remain until Michigan's statewide primary elections on Tuesday, Aug. 2. Voters can already cast their ballot from home or...

 
 By Derrick Johnson    News    July 7, 2022

NAACP Take Steps to Root Out Gun Violence

This Independence Day, just as the nation was processing our horror of the vicious murder of Jayland Walker by Akron police, our hearts were dealt more devastating news as those in Highland Park were...

 
 By Suzanne Potter    News    July 7, 2022

Opening Statements Today in Appeal to Protect DACA

The fate of more than 600,000 so-called "dreamers" hangs in the balance as opening statements are heard today in a case that could make or break the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)...

 
 By Stacy M. Brown    News    June 30, 2022

NNPA and Transformative Justice Coalition Announce National GOTV Campaign Targeting 10 Million More Black Voters

Ahead of the all-important 2022 midterm elections, reports show that more than 55 million Americans remain unregistered to vote – and about 10 million are African Americans who are eligible to vote...

 
 By Stacy M. Brown    News    June 23, 2022

Vice President Kamala Harris Talks Voting Rights, Racism With Black Press Publishers

Vice President Kamala Harris held an exclusive discussion with publishers from the National Newspaper Publishers Association, which represents the Black Press of America, to discuss various issues fro...

 

Governor Whitmer Announces Record-Breaking $1.419 Billion Investment in Michigan Schools from Michigan Lottery Funding

Governor Whitmer has announced the Michigan Lottery contributed a record-breaking $1.419 billion to the School Aid Fund in fiscal year 2021, shattering its previous record set last year by nearly...

 

Biden-Harris Administration Announces the First Session of the White House Internship Program;

President Biden and Vice President Harris have announced the launch of the White House Internship Program and that, for the first time in history, White House interns will be paid. The first session...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    June 16, 2022

Westland Police Offer Traffic Safety Event for Teen Drivers

On Saturday, June 11, the Westland Police Department hosted an event for teen drivers called "Understanding Basics of Traffic Safety." The event gave newly licensed teen drivers the opportunity to...

 

Whitmer and Gilchrist Focus on Supporting Small Businesses Across Michigan

LANSING . – Today, Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist II joined the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) at the Governor's State of Small Business Summit, which brought together business su...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    June 9, 2022

River Rouge Schools Hosts Mental Health Forum for Outgoing Seniors

River Rouge Public Schools hosted a program focused on interactions with law enforcement for its nearly 250 upcoming graduates. Titled "Before You L.E.A.P.", the program was presented as an...

 
 By Hazel Trice Edney    News    June 2, 2022

Rail Merger Would Weigh Heavily on Poor and Black Communities

(TriceEdneyWire.com) - People of color are no stranger to shouldering more than their fair share of the burdens of modern society. It's historically been the case. And the last two years – marked by...

 
 By Kellee Jordan    News    May 19, 2022

The Pantheon of Black Banking

According to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation almost 17% of African Americans do not have a bank account. Most Black neighborhoods do not have banks for two to three miles, but ATMs are never...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    May 19, 2022

Transformation Taking Place in Ecorse

Improvements and development aimed at making the city of Ecorse a desirable place to work, live, and play are advancing steadily along says Ecorse Mayor Lamar Tidwell. In addition to new businesses...

 

Coal Plants Retiring with Millions of Dollars Flowing to Environmental Justice Communities from Sierra Club and DTE Energy Agreement

Detroit, MI-As the result of a settlement agreement secured by the Sierra Club and Earthjustice in a Clean Air Act enforcement case, DTE Energy is giving a combined $2.7 million to ten...

 

Gov. Whitmer Awards $3 Million to Michigan Cities

LANSING – Today, during Economic Development Week, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced a total of $3 million is being awarded to fund infrastructure and public safety enhancements in 11...

 

Westland Police Target Mental Health With New Social Worker

Westland - To ensure that Westland residents are adequately connected to needed mental health resources, the Westland Police Department has partnered Hegira Health to launch a mental health...

 
 By Lily Bohlke    News    May 5, 2022

MI Groups Sound "Trigger" Law Alarm if SCOTUS Overturns Roe

Michigan lawmakers and pro-choice advocates were among those gathering Tuesday at courthouses, calling on the U.S. Supreme Court to protect a person's right to an abortion. Politico obtained and...

 
 News    May 5, 2022

Republicans Strike Down Democratic Police Budget Amendments

LANSING, Mich., April 28, 2022 — Yesterday, during the Michigan House Appropriations Committee, Democrats offered several amendments that were subsequently voted down by Republicans. The amendments would have provided funding for police bias and...

 

President Biden Issues First Pardons, Including First Black to Serve on a Presidential Detail

On April 26, President Biden used his pardon powers as President for the first time. The White House announced three pardons and the commuted sentences of 75 nonviolent drug offenders. The move by...

 
 News    May 5, 2022

Democrats Demand Vote to Codify Abortion Law

This is as urgent and real as it gets," Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) announced his intentions to vote on legislation to codify the right to abortion law on Tuesday. Schumer said a vote...

 

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