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 By Renee Summers    News    November 26, 2020 

Buffalo Soldiers' Legacy Alive and Well in Detroit

The Buffalo Soldiers contribution to the history of the United States is often overlooked when reviewing the westward expansion of the nation in the 19th century. In 1866, Congress enacted...

 

THE REPUBLICAN ELECTION PANDEMIC OF 2020

DETROIT – 2020 will not only be the year noted for the attack of the coronavirus throughout the nation, but the Republican election pandemic spreading around the nation. If it were not so tragic,...

 

MDHHS issues a 3 week pause to prevent the spread of COVID-19

LANSING -- The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) issued a new emergency order that enacts a three-week pause targeting indoor social gatherings and other group activities in an...

 

Let's include Native American History in our lives

November is National Native American Heritage Month. It's a time to recognize the many sacrifices, contributions and achievements of Native American people, as well as celebrate their rich and vibrant...

 

DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, MOST CITY GOVERNMENT OFFICES HAVE VARIOUS CLOSURES

WESTLAND Westland, MI (November 17, 2020) - Mayor William R. Wild announced in an effort to help decrease the spread of COVID-19, the City of Westland Administrative Offices will close to the public...

 

America Declares to Trump: 'You're Fired'

After days of post-Election Day counting, Democrat Joe Biden has defeated President Donald Trump to become the nation's 46th commander-in-chief. With all eyes on Pennsylvania, Georgia, Nevada, and Ari...

 

Detroit Chapter of Tuskegee Airmen shared history during Veterans Day Program

The Detroit Chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen held their Veterans Day Ceremony on November 11th at the Coleman A. Young Airport. Members of the community came out pay their respect to the people that...

 

Presidency Hinges On Tight Races in Battleground States Michigan, Wisconsin & Pennsylvania

WASHINGTON (AP) - The fate of the United States presidency hung in the balance Wednesday as President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden battled for three familiar battleground states -...

 

Statements from Governor Gretchen Whitmer and Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist II on the Michigan Election

On behalf of the people of Michigan, I want to congratulate Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, Senator Gary Peters, Chief Justice Bridget Mary McCormack, and Justice-Elect Elizabeth Welch on their victories....

 

COALITION OF CIVIL RIGHTS LEADERS DEMAND ALL BALLOTS BE COUNTED

Voting is the cornerstone of democracy in this country. It is through casting a ballot that Americans determine our future, protect our rights, seek equal treatment in economic and social life ...

 

Why the 2020 Vote Matters More than Ever to African Americans

Her father survived Jim Crow and saw the evolution of the vote in America, so Lex Scott speaks from a unique perspective when she champions African Americans' historical significance casting their bal...

 

MAYOR MIKE DUGGAN AND COUNCIL HAS PLAN TO HELP OVER TAX ASSESSED DETROITERS

Mayor Mike Duggan has joined five co-sponsoring members of City Council to announce a comprehensive plan to recognize and prioritize Detroit homeowners negatively impacted by property tax over-assessments from 2010-2013. Today, a resolution...

 

Michigan judge sides with open-carry of firearms at polling stations

(Reuters) - A Michigan judge sided with gun-rights advocates on Tuesday in allowing the open carrying of firearms at Election Day polling sites, blocking enforcement of an order by state authorities...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    October 22, 2020

Police Department Accreditation Benefits Community says Dearborn Police Chief

When schools, colleges, and health care agencies are accredited, it lets the client or consumer know they are putting their trust in an institution with professional qualifications. The same is true...

 

Governor Whitmer Signs "Clean Slate" Criminal Justice Reform Bills Expanding Opportunities for Expungement

Hundreds of thousands of Michiganders could be eligible to have their records expunged after governor signs bills DETROIT -- Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed bipartisan House Bills 4980-4985...

 

Michelle Obama and, LeBron James Team To Help Boost Early Voting

WASHINGTON (AP) - A voter initiative led by Michelle Obama is partnering with a similar group founded by NBA star LeBron James and other prominent Black athletes and entertainers to sponsor events in...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    October 15, 2020

Investigators Seek New Tips in Year Old Murder Case

A cash reward of up to $2,500 is being offered by Crime Stoppers for information leading to the arrest of the person responsible for the shooting death of Anthony "Nicky" Jones on Saturday, August...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    October 8, 2020

River Rouge's Roberto Cruz Rooted in Community

River Rouge's Director of Public Safety Roberto Cruz was born and raised in River Rouge. He began as a firefighter with the city in 1993 after receiving job offers from the Los Angeles Police...

 
 By Jemele Hill    News    October 8, 2020

Kamala Harris Claims Her Power

Before last night's vice-presidential debate, the hype, at least among Democrats, was that Kamala Harris was going to knock Mike Pence out. You might have thought it was 1988 again, and the debate...

 
 By Jocelyn Benson    News    October 8, 2020

New Polling Centers, and Drop Boxes Open In Detroit

As Election Day draws closer voters in Detroit have new options to cast their ballots early. The Covid-19 pandemic is shaping changes at the ballot box and making them more accessible than ever...

 

Michigan House of Representatives Honors Rep. Isaac Robinson

LANSING - Today, the Michigan House of Representatives took up House Resolution 316, a bipartisan memorial resolution honoring the late Rep. Isaac Robinson (D-Detroit) with his father, Roger Robinson...

 

Detroit City Council Greenlights $200,000 Facial Recognition Contract

The Detroit City Council on Tuesday approved a contract supporting facial recognition in Detroit, even after a vast majority of public comments were in opposition to the measure. The measure, approved...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    October 1, 2020

New Veterans Memorial Salutes Veterans in Wayne

On September 30, Wayne City officials held a ribbon-cutting and flag raising ceremony at the new Wayne Veterans Memorial. Attending the event were community members, city officials, donors to the...

 

White Man Seeks Forgiveness In Attack On Black Family's Home

WARREN, Mich. (AP) - A white man accused of firing shots into the home of a Black suburban Detroit family who put a Black Lives Matter sign in their front window asked for forgiveness during a court...

 

Inkster Police have Implicit Bias Training

Inkster Police Chief William Riley knows the importance of having training to keep his staff and the community safe. Over a two day period, the entire department went through Implicit Bias training....

 

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