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 By Stacy M. Brown    News    August 16, 2018 

Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin Is Gravely ill

Aretha Franklin, arguably the greatest voice in music history, reportedly is gravely ill. Family members and her closest companions have gathered at her bedside for a final round of goodbyes, with...

 

NAACP Commends Florida State Attorney for Indictment of Markeis McGlockton's Killer

The NAACP commends State Attorney Bernie McCabe for charging Michael Drejka with manslaughter in the brutal murder of Markeis McGlockton in Pinellas County Florida. "We commend the State's Attorney...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    August 16, 2018 

Police Officers Connect with Residents in Garden City

For most people, an interaction with a police officer is not necessarily a positive thing. Most folks encounter a police officer in the context of a negative situation, such as an auto accident, a bur...

 
 By Dominique Madden    News    August 16, 2018 

Eddie Eagle comes back to Ecorse

Eddie Eagle is the National Rifle Association (NRA) Pre-K to 4th grade Gun Safety Character and Teacher. He along with Corporal Christoval Trevino have been teaching the children of The Ecorse Public...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    July 26, 2018

34th District Court Has a New Attorney Magistrate

The 34th District Courthouse, located in Romulus, is a busy one. Close to 150,000 people are served by the courthouse each year, as the 34th District handles legal business for Romulus, Belleville,...

 

Emmett Till Murder to Be Reopened and Investigated by the Justice Department

The U.S. Department of Justice has once again reopened the infamous Emmett Till case. The 1955 murder case was a major turning point in the Civil Rights Movement and one of the most notorious murders in United States history. In August 28, 1955,...

 
 By Xaiver Jones    News    July 19, 2018

Slow It Down

Citizens of Southwest Detroit are fed up with the traffic that dangerously speeds up Fort Street everyday. The community gathered on a busy Fort Street to hold host a protest that would build...

 

The World Celebrates Nelson Mandela's Centenary

This year South Africa, as well as many nations around the globe, celebrate the 100th anniversary of the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela, a towering figure of tenacity and dignity who overcame...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    July 19, 2018

Fish & Loaves Food Pantry hosts 10th fundraising golf outing

TAYLOR, MICHIGAN – Fish & Loaves, a Taylor-based community food pantry that helps serve the nutritional needs of seven Southeastern Michigan communities, will hold its 10th annual "Par for the...

 

New Lilly Diabetes Helpline to Assist People Seeking Solutions to Insulin Affordability

INDIANAPOLIS, July 12, 2018 – Starting August 1, a new dedicated helpline called the Lilly Diabetes Solution Center will assist people who need help paying for their insulin – such as those with...

 
 By Gina Steward    News    July 12, 2018

Freedom, Freedom, Freedom

DETROIT -- James Robinson, an enslaved veteran, preacher and author, was honored at an Independence Day memorial service at his gravesite at historic Elmwood Cemetery. Under the auspices of the...

 

NAACP Statement on Nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court

BALTIMORE —NAACP, the nation’s foremost civil rights organization, issued the following statement regarding the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to be Associate Justice of the Supreme Court: Today, our nation celebrates the 150th anniversary of...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    July 12, 2018

Inkster's New Director of the Housing Commission is on the Job

kster's new Interim Director of the Housing Commission has been doing this job all his life. A product of the Great Lakes Region, Paul Bollinger was born and raised in Toledo, Ohio. As a young man,...

 
 By Gina Steward    News    July 12, 2018

City Paint has Grand Opening

There is a new business in town! City Paint & Supply opened at 3920 W. Jefferson in Ecorse in April of this year. The owner, Jackie Brown, has had the entrepreneur bug for years. Her dream came...

 
 By Xaiver Jones    News    July 5, 2018

I Have a Purpose Summer Youth Conference

Jayila Washington walked across the stage of River Rouge High School in 2012. The years have been kind and the work has been harder for Ms. Washington. In 2018 the city girl earned her Bachelor's...

 
 By Xaiver Jones    News    July 5, 2018

City Of Ecorse Bringing Back The Fun

This Summer has been an interesting one to say the least. The freeways are constantly clogged with construction, potholes are still fighting strong, and it's been historically hot. Not to mention...

 

The Tragedy of Mental Illness in Michigan

Although it is commonly believed that Ronald Reagan was behind the push to shut down mental hospitals when he was governor of California, it really was fueled by bipartisan legislation in the...

 

Highland Park School District Released from Receivership

LANSING – State Treasurer Nick Khouri today announced that no Michigan municipality or school district is under state financial oversight through an emergency manager for the first time in nearly...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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