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 By Nettie Riddick    News    September 15, 2022 

The Heart Condition Hiding in Plain Sight

The health of a community is often about connecting. Connecting with our neighbors, friends, and family to recharge our souls. Connecting with information that empowers us to make positive change....

 

WESTERN WAYNE COUNTY NAACP HOST FREEDOM FUND DINNER

The announcement of the 2022 Western Wayne County NAACP Freedom Fund Dinner has been made. The speakers for the dinner will be Byron Brooks – Activist and Founder of "From The Hood for The Hood"...

 

Gov. Whitmer Launches Operation to Crack Down on Gun Crime

The First week of action led to 37 arrests and recovered 25 illegal guns as well as drugs and ammunition. LANSING – Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer unveiled a statewide crack down on crime called...

 

First 2022 detections of West Nile Virus in Wayne County residents

Wayne County residents urged to take proper precautions to prevent mosquito bites September 2, 2022. West Nile Virus (WNV) has been detected in three (3) Wayne County residents. Wayne County...

 

Detroit NABJ Celebrates 40th Anniversary

The Detroit Chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists (Detroit NABJ) is gearing up to celebrate their 40th year Anniversary. Founded on Dec 1, 1982, the chapter will recognize and...

 

Assistant Police Chief Finds Purpose on the Job in Inkster

Assistant Chief of Police Constance Slappey has been on the job with the Inkster Police Department less than four months, but already the new assistant chief is finding the contributions she brings...

 

Bank of America Offers Zero Down-Payment Mortgages to Black, Latino Borrowers

Bank of America announced a new zero down payment, zero closing cost mortgage solution for first-time homebuyers, which will be available in designated markets, including certain African American and...

 
 By Keith Owens    News    August 25, 2022

Assad I.Turfe named as Deputy Wayne County Executive Tiffani C. Jackson becomes Communications Director

Assad I. Turfe, formerly the Wayne County Chief of Staff for Executive Warren C. Evans, has been named as the new Deputy Wayne County Executive. His new position and relevant duties become effective...

 
 By Stacy M. Brown    News    August 18, 2022

Biden Administration Declares Public Health Emergency Over Monkeypox Outbreak

The Biden-Harris administration has declared monkeypox a public health emergency, a move they said would free emergency funding and improve the distribution of vaccines and treatments. "We are...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    August 11, 2022

National Night Out Hosted by Inkster Police Department

The Inkster Police Department held the 2022 National Night Out event in the department's parking lot on the evening of Tuesday, August 2. National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign...

 

Help is available for homeowners having difficulty making payments

(LANSING - The Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services (DIFS) is reminding consumers of options that may be available to support homeowners who are having difficulty making payments....

 
 By Stacy M. Brown    News    August 4, 2022

Rocket Mortgage 'Changing the Course' for Black Detroit Residents During PGA TOUR Event

Even as Tony Finau, Taylor Pendrit, Cameron Champ, and others stormed atop the leaderboard, officials were again making sure that the PGA TOUR's Rocket Mortgage Classic continued its four-year-old...

 

Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib Wins Re-Election Overwhelmingly in New 12th Congressional District

DETROIT - On Wednesday, Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) released the following statement following her resounding victory in the Democratic primary election for the newly-created 12th...

 

Gov. Whitmer Signs Executive Directive to Reduce Crime, Gun Violence

KALAMAZOO, - Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed an executive directive instructing Michigan state departments and law enforcement agencies to utilize federal resources from the recently passed...

 
 By Stacy M. Brown    News    July 21, 2022

Vice President Harris Addresses NAACP Convention; Urges Black Voter Participation

Vice President Kamala Harris appeared at the NAACP convention in Atlantic City on Monday, July 18, declaring that freedom, liberty, and democracy are on the ballot in the upcoming midterm elections....

 

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...

 

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...

 

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