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 By Renee Summers    News    January 10, 2019 

Efforts to Battle the Opioid Crisis Come to Downriver

Anthony Harrison became an eyewitness to how easy it is to succumb to addiction when a friend suffered a knee injury. The friend was an athlete, and following a necessary surgery, was prescribed...

 

Congresswoman RashidaTlaib: We Must Put a Human Face on Gov't Shutdown and End it Now

DETROIT – On Tuesday, Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib was joined by community members and advocates to talk about the impact of the ongoing government on the 13th Congressional District, Michigan, and...

 
 By Dominique Madden    News    January 10, 2019 

Western Wayne County NAACP named 2018 Michigan Branch of the Year

NAACP Michigan State Conference President - Yvonne White presents Western Wayne County Branch president Gina Wilson Steward with the Branch of the Year Award The Western Wayne County NAACP was named...

 

"HELLO" from New Paradigm College Prep

The students and staff from New Paradigm College Prep in Southwest Detroit gave a warm "Hello" to the seniors at the Ecorse Manor at 4560 Ninth Street in Ecorse, Mi. The students from Pre-K through...

 

Tyrone Carter sworn in as Representative for 6th House District

LANSING - State Rep. Tyrone Carter (D-Detroit) was sworn in officially today as representative for the 6th House District for the 2019-2020 legislative session. The swearing-in ceremony marked the...

 

Senator Betty Alexander plans for opportunity, reform in 100th Legislature

LANSING - Sen. Betty Jean Alexander (D–Detroit) took the oath of office today to serve the citizens of Michigan's 5th Senate District. "It's an honor to serve the people of Michigan's 5th Senate...

 

Isaac Robinson sworn in as representative for 4th House District

LANSING - State Rep. Isaac Robinson (D-Detroit) was sworn in officially today as representative for the 4th House District for the 2019-2020 legislative session. The swearing-in ceremony marked the...

 

Legalized Marijuana Part Two What it does to your body

Marijuana is a green, strong-smelling plant that grows around the world. The leaves of the plant contain the chemical substance THC which medical researchers are finding more ways and means in treatin...

 

Gov. Whitmer Signs First Executive Directive to Protect Public Health, Safety and Welfare

LANSING -- Today Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed the first Executive Directive of her administration, Executive Directive 2019-1, to ensure any imminent threat to public health, safety or welfare is...

 

A Lot Accomplished in a Very Short Amount of Time

On November 29, 2018, I was sworn-in as the 18th person to represent the constituents in Michigan's 13th Congressional District and complete the term vacated by John Conyers, Jr. Residents in the...

 
 By Xavier Jones    News    January 3, 2019

Community members voice concerns about Fracking In Michigan

Climate change is not just a theory, it's as real as the air we breathe. Even though twenty percent of America's freshwater belongs to Michigan, the state's water emergencies aren't treated with the...

 

Plan to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. this month

Martin Luther King Day is a celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. It recognizes his efforts towards social equality and civil rights. Martin Luther King Jr was an advocate of equality, and recognized...

 

Starfish's Parenthood Program Guides Teen Parents to a Positive Future

Being a parent is a full-time job. It's not an easy one, and these days there are many who simply walk away from the responsibility. But take heart; there are those who are up to the challenge. Just...

 

Latest Attack to Michigan's Water

Hamtramck, MI - This Thursday morning at 11 am, leaders will gather, at the Piast Institute in Hamtramck, to speak out against legislation that would allow for the increased dumping of fracking waste...

 

State Representative Sherry Gay-Dagnogo responds to gutting of public school funding

LANSING - This morning, during a marathon final session that lasted nearly 22 hours, the Michigan House rushed through legislation that will divert more than $141 million dollars away from the school...

 

President Trump and Republicans Shut Down U.S. Government Forcing Hundreds of Thousands of Workers to Go Without Pay During the Holidays

WASHINGTON – Early this morning, the U.S. federal government partially shut down following President Trump and his fellow Republican's failure to pass a budget. Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05) is...

 

African American Senators Push First Federal Lynching Bill Through U.S. Senate

On December 19th, the U.S. Senate finally passed the first anti-lynching bill in history. The bill, entitled the Justice for Victims of Lynching Act of 2018, was passed by a voice vote. Should it...

 

Detroiters Want More Influence at Wright African American Museum

A Detroit coalition of community groups has demanded that trustees of the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History cancel an exhibit showcasing Thomas Jefferson's Virginia slave...

 

Gretchen Whitmer to be Sworn-in as Michigan's 49th Governor

LANSING – Governor-elect Gretchen Whitmer will be sworn in as Michigan's 49th governor on January 1, 2019. The ceremony, including the oath of office, will take place outside of the Capitol...

 

ROGUE STATE LEGISLATORS AND THE THEFT OF DEMOCRACY!

One has to wonder whether or not we actually had midterm elections in 2018. The recent actions by Republican led state legislatures in Michigan and Wisconsin, and election controversy in North...

 

Holiday Fire Safety and Prevention Ought to be Everyone's Concern

Holiday time means holiday lights, pretty candles and more activity in the kitchen than usual. These can also mean greater risk for fire. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) says that one...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    December 6, 2018

National Action Network Calls End to Tax Abatements

The president of the Michigan Chapter of the National Action Network (NAN), the Rev. Charles Williams II, held a press conference on Monday, December 3, to address concerns about the practice of...

 

Legalized Marijuana:

On November 6, Michigan voters passed Proposal 1 which legalized recreational marijuana in the state. When the law goes into effect on December 6, Marijuana will be regulated like tobacco products...

 

There are over 2 million Black-Owned Businesses in the U.S.

According to the United States Census Bureau, there are more than 2 million businesses in the country that are owned by African Americans. That statistic dispels a lot of rumors that African...

 

African Americans from Electeds to Journalists Remember President George H.W. Bush

The death of former President George H.W. Bush on November 30 was the impetus of much comment and debate on his legacy. Many kept their tributes to a focus on his incredible military service in World...

 

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