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POISONING THE POOR - Part Four

The city of Flint has the highest levels of lead in children in Michigan, according to a 2016 Data Report from Michigan's Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program. High levels of lead were also...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    June 21, 2018 

City of Wayne Host Outdoor Game Nights

The organization Wayne Main Street is welcoming summer with an activity for everyone, especially for families. Outdoor Game Nights are being held each Wednesday through July 11 this summer. The...

 
 News    June 21, 2018 

Inkster Men's Group Will Host Event to Mentor Young Men

INKSTER – Flipping gender roles on their head, the men of Inkster are partnering in their annualSeeds2Feed Foundation picnic Sunday, June 24. In its 18th year, the all men’s nonprofit helps bring the community together by reaching out to youth...

 

SECRETARY CARSON KICKS OFF ENVISION CENTER DEMONSTRATION

DETROIT – U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson traveled to his hometown of Detroit today to announce the first round of 'EnVision Center' designations in 17 communities...

 

Celebrate Father's Day with something personal

June 17 is a special day for many of us. It is the day that we celebrate those men that make us feel special, protect us and provide for us. That's right... It is Father's day. History of Father's...

 

Michigan Child Protective Services and the Abuse of Power

Detroit resident Debbie Williams will always remember that day 26 years ago. It shadows her every movement and it burns her with the unfathomable anguish of a mother that has her children...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    June 14, 2018

Annual Funfest Open to Wayne County Seniors

Senior citizens who reside in Wayne County can once again make plans to enjoy a day of their own at the Nankin Mills Picnic Area in Hines Park. The Wayne County Senior Funfest will be held on...

 

Detroit Residency Requirements Need to be Reexamined

In the wake of high unemployment, unresponsive city services, and an urban fog of crime and vice, Detroit residency requirements need to be reexamined. According to statistics, between 60 to 80...

 

Inkster Recognizes Centenarian Residents

Local history is alive and well in the city of Inkster. At a recent city council meeting, the organization, Inkster Citizens Who Care, presented the city with a photograph display honoring Inkster...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    May 31, 2018

Westland Boxing Gym Provides Life Lessons

A boxer needs more than just a quick jab or a strong left hook. Erskine Wade knows this from personal experience. He has seen many fighters who had no plan for life when the boxing career came to an e...

 

River Rouge Police Chief Deborah Hayes-Price dies

Chief Deborah Hayes-Price at her swearing in River Rouge. She was the first African American women to serve as Chief of Police. Chief Price was 66 years old and has been with the police department...

 
 By Sheldon Neeley    News    May 31, 2018

FLINT REPRESENTATIVE SHELDON NEELEY CONDEMNS CONTINUED INACTION

FLINT – Yesterday, the Genesee County Health Department notified the residents of Flint that the city remains under a public health emergency declaration and asks residents to continue taking...

 

Coleman Young: Legacy of a Black Mayor

When Coleman Alexander Young campaigned for mayor of Detroit in 1973 and was elected in 1974, there was a strong sense of anticipation, pride and destiny among the city's Black population. Many older...

 

ARMED SERVICES

U.S. Air Force Airman Tonato J. Tutt Jr. graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that inclu...

 

Prince Harry and American Actress Meghan Markle Exchange Vows in Blackest Royal Wedding Ceremony

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle exchange vows at a ceremony at St. George's Chapel in the Windsor Castle. The royal wedding featured, the head of the Episcopal Church in the U.S., a Black choir and a...

 
 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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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