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 By Stacy M. Brown    News    July 15, 2021 

14-Year-old Becomes First African American to Win Scripps National Spelling Bee

NNPA NEWSWIRE - After spelling the word "Murraya," a genus of tropical Asiatic and Australian trees, Zaila Avant-garde became the first African American to win the Scripps National Spelling Bee. The...

 
 News    July 15, 2021 

MI Shot to Win Sweepstakes Launched to Encourage COVID-19 Vaccinations

On July 1, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced the creation of the MI Shot to Win Sweepstakes, a lottery-style raffle aimed at providing an incentive for hesitant Michiganders to receive...

 
 News    July 15, 2021 

President Biden Approves Major Disaster Declaration for Michigan

WASHINGTON -- FEMA announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of Michigan to supplement state, tribal and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    July 15, 2021 

Scams and Scammers Never Take a Day Off

Most any circumstance in life whether good or bad can draw the attention of fraudsters looking to gain at your expense. Read on to view a short list of some of the ways scammers are trying to get you...

 
 By Stacy M. Brown    News    July 15, 2021 

White House Releases Gun Reduction Strategy

NNPA NEWSWIRE - The core of the President's plan is a partnership with cities and states, equipping local leaders with historic levels of federal funding and a range of tools to address the...

 

NAACP 112th National Convention Focuses on Diverse Political, Economic, and Social Agenda Set for the Future

BALTIMORE - The NAACP will host its 112th national convention from July 6 to July 14, 2021. For 2 weeks the nation's most prominent advocacy and social justice organization will bring together...

 

Five Steps to Help Manage Recovery from 'Long COVID'

(StatePoint) More than a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, it's becoming clear that some patients who recover may take longer to feel like themselves than others. A new analysis of Cigna claims data...

 

Who's on the August 3rd Ballot in Wayne County?

he Primary Election is less than a month away. Do you know who is on the ballot? Have you already made up your mind. Don't forget to vote. MAYOR - CITY OF DEARBORN - 4 YEAR TERM (1) POSITION Hussein B...

 

Governor Gretchen Whitmer said it's a State of Emergency NOW WHAT??

Congresswomen Rashida Tlaib reaches out to the community with some information. This past Saturday, Governor Gretchen Whitmer declared a state of emergency in Wayne County to help address threats to...

 
 By Dominique Madden    News    July 1, 2021

Michigan Nonprofit Association Announces CEO Transition

The Michigan Nonprofit Association (MNA) today announced the resignation of CEO Donna Murray-Brown, whose departure is prompted by a spousal job change that will take her family out of state....

 

Two Detroit Men Charged in Fatal Shooting of Toddler on I-75

Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Darius Evonte Lanier, 19, (DOB: 10/21/2001) and Eugene Meredith Hubbard, 21, (DOB: 06/01/2000), of Detroit, in connection with the fatal shooting of two year-old Brison Christian, and the non-fatal shooting of his...

 

Detroiters select priorities for American Rescue Plan Funds

City of Detroit officials asked for residents’ input on how to spend funds through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), and Detroiters have spoken. Under ARPA, Detroit will receive $826 million, with $400 million designated for COVID-19 relief...

 
 By Stacy M. Brown    News    July 1, 2021

Cosby Conviction Overturned!

NNPA NEWSWIRE - The state Supreme Court ruled that Cosby's deal with former prosecutor Bruce Castor should have been honored. In a phone call with Cosby attorney Jennifer Bonjean, she states, "I am...

 

House Democrats Propose Comprehensive Solution to Michigan Teacher Shortage

LANSING- Citing the need for decisive action to remedy Michigan's ongoing teacher shortage crisis, state Rep. Darrin Camilleri (D-Trenton) and thirteen other Democratic representatives in the House to...

 

Falsely Accused Brothers Awarded $75M After 30 Years in Prison

Brothers Henry McCollum and Leon Brown spent 30 years in prison for a crime they didn't commit. The two brothers were convicted at 19 and 15 and were sentenced to be executed. The two had been...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    June 24, 2021

Ticks in Michigan: What You Should Know

Scientists and researchers are saying Michigan is seeing an explosion of its tick population. When one thinks of ticks, you usually think they are only found up north or in wooded areas. That may...

 
 By Stacy M. Brown    News    June 17, 2021

Senate Passes Bill to Make Juneteenth a Federal Holiday

Texas Democratic Congressman Al Green began recognizing Juneteenth as a paid holiday in his office last year, so when the Senate passed legislation this week to make the date that commemorates freedom...

 

Juneteenth Matters

This weekend, people from all across the United States will celebrate the oldest commemorative event called Juneteenth.Juneteenth marks our country's second Independence Day.Observed on June 19th,...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    June 10, 2021

Inkster EnVision Center Celebrates Grand Re-Opening

On Thursday, June 3, the Inkster Housing Commission welcomed residents and city officials to a Community Open House celebrating the Grand Re-opening of the city's EnVision Center located on Hickory...

 

Five Facts About the Tulsa Race Massacre

In 1921, a White mob entered the Greenwood District and destroyed Tulsa's Black community. During Memorial Day weekend, the centennial remembrance of the Tulsa Race Massacre was commemorated. The...

 
 By Lily Bohlke    News    June 10, 2021

Independent MI Redistricting Commission Makes Hearings More Accessible

DEARBORN, Mich. -- The independent commission charged with drawing Michigan's new voting district maps for the next decade is seeking public comments from residents across the state, including those...

 
 By Stacy M. Brown    News    June 10, 2021

Dr. Fauci Addresses Getting "Shots at the 'Shop'" During Black Press Appearance

Dr. Anthony Fauci said he wholeheartedly supports President Joe Biden's initiative with Black-owned barbershops and beauty salons to get more African Americans vaccinated. The National Institute of...

 
 By Stacy M. Brown    News    June 3, 2021

Biden-Harris Administration Steps up Efforts to Narrow Racial Wealth Gap

President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris are stepping up their efforts to narrow the racial wealth gap. Following the President's visit to Oklahoma, where he observed the centennial of...

 
 By Stacy M. Brown    News    May 27, 2021

Kristen Clarke Becomes First Black Women Confirmed by Senate to Head DOJ's Civil Rights Division

The Senate voted 51-48 on Tuesday, May 25, to confirm civil rights attorney Kristen Clarke to lead the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division. The confirmation makes Clarke the first Black woman...

 

Treasury Offers Help To Taxpayers Who Missed Tax Filing Deadline

LANSING – Michigan taxpayers who missed the May 17 state individual income tax filing deadline have options for filing a late return, according to the Michigan Department of Treasury. "Taxpayers...

 

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