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 By Renee Summers    News    September 9, 2021 

New Westland Community Health Center to Offer Wide Range of Healthcare Services

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held on September 1 to celebrate the opening of the new Westland Community Health Center, located at 35700 Warren Road. Governor Gretchen Whitmer was on hand to congratul...

 
 By Stacy M. Brown    News    September 9, 2021 

Hiding in Plain Sight, a 30-Year-Old Hijacking Mystery Solved on 9/11

A breezy and seasonally satisfying Tuesday, September 11, 2001, began with the promise that beat reporters crave – the knowledge that my story would appear on the front page. Riding high from the...

 

Wayne County Commission Adopts Executive Evans' $1.46 billion 2021-2022 Budget, Providing for Needs While Protecting Taxpayers

WAYNE COUNTY – The Wayne County Commission today unanimously approved Executive Warren C. Evans' $1.46 billion 2021-2022 budget which provides for essential county services, including the creation...

 

Inkster Housing Commission Opens First WiFi-Connected Comcast "Lift Zone" in Inkster

Lift Zones provide safe spaces to help students and families access the Internet for online school and digital skills building. INKSTER– Comcast announced today the future opening of its first WiFi-...

 

Man To Stand Trial for Death Threat Against State Representative Cynthia Johnson

LANSING - Michael Varrone, 49, who called the state House of Representatives six times on Dec. 12, 2020, using one of those calls to threaten the life of state Rep. Cynthia A. Johnson (D-Detroit) and...

 

March on Washington 2021 Focuses on Voting Rights

On the 58th anniversary of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have A Dream" speech and the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, marchers focused on voting rights. Voting rights have reemerged...

 

PHOTO OF THE WEEK

The Annual Community Prayer/Unity Walk hosted by LaShanna Mitchell-Stinson was held on Saturday, August 21, 2021 in River Rouge. 'Even if a unity of faith is not possible, a unity of love is. We are...

 
 By Stacy M. Brown    News    August 26, 2021

Rev. Jesse Jackson Speaks About His and Wife's Covid Diagnosis

While he and his wife remain hospitalized in a Chicago hospital after positive Covid tests, the Rev. Jesse Jackson told the Black Press that he remains vigilant in fighting for freedom, justice, and...

 

Governor Whitmer Proclaims August 26 as Women's Equality Day

LANSING -- Governor Whitmer today proclaimed August 26 as Women's Equality Day. August 26, 2021 commemorates the 101st anniversary of the addition of the 19th amendment to the United States...

 

FEMA Disaster Relief Deadline is Approaching

Dear Neighbor, I'm writing to remind you that time is running out to apply for FEMA disaster relief for the floods that ravaged our communities. The deadline is Monday, Sept. 13, 2021-less than three...

 

Historic "March On For Voting Rights," To Take Place On 58th Anniversary Of MLK's March On Washington

ATLANTA - PRNewswire/ -- On Saturday, August 28, Americans who believe in the power of democracy and free elections will embark on a historic "March On for Voting Rights" to demand that legislatures a...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    August 19, 2021

National Night Out in Inkster a Fun Evening for All

On Tuesday, August 3, the Inkster Police Department hosted National Night Out in the department parking lot for the community to come out and mingle with the officers. The event lasted from 5 to 9...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    August 12, 2021

Specialty Court in Lincoln Park Serves Those Struggling with Substance Abuse

A judge in his courtroom is something most people ordinarily try to avoid. What many are not aware of, however, is that a courthouse can be a remarkable resource for those dealing with substance...

 

American democracy's infrastructure is crumbling

(CNN)With the relentless wave of voter suppression bills crashing over America, it is deeply disturbing that voting rights are still not regarded by some as a foundational pillar of our nation's infra...

 

WAYNE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE WARNS CITIZENS OF MONEY SCAM THREATENING ARREST

Wayne County - The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office advises anyone who receives a call threatening them with arrest if they don’t pay up to “Hang Up!” That’s according to Undersheriff Mike Jaafar. Recently callers have been badgering worried c...

 

Gov. Whitmer announces transportation grants to villages and small cities for road repair

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced Wednesday $3.7 million in road funding grants will be awarded to 25 villages and cities across the state with populations less than 10,000 through the Transportation...

 

The Primary Election sets the stage for November 3rd

The 2021 Primary Election is in the record books. As usual the turnout was low. Here are the results for the elections that were held in Wayne County. Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan* Anthony Adams Detroit...

 
 By Stacy M. Brown    News    August 5, 2021

Biden Administration Extends Eviction Moratorium, Potentially Rescuing Millions From Losing Housing

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has taken new measures to protect renters from evictions. Over the past two months, the new prohibition on evictions will apply to communities with high...

 
 By Jocelyn Benson    News    July 29, 2021

Local elections in many jurisdictions are less than one week away

With elections in 54 Michigan counties less than a week away, Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson is reminding voters that they have options to cast their ballot for the primary election. "Our...

 
 By Stacy M. Brown    News    July 29, 2021

National Civil Rights and Personal Injury Attorneys Ben Crump and Bob Hilliard Uncovering Widespread Racism in Banking

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Nationally renowned civil rights and personal injury attorneys Ben Crump of Ben Crump Law and Bob Hilliard of Hilliard Martinez Gonzales announced today that they are reviewing a...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    July 22, 2021

Wayne County Treasurer's Office Aims to Keep Residents in Their Homes

Benjamin Franklin said in 1789, "In this world, nothing can be said to be certain except death and taxes." Nearly a year and a half into a pandemic, most have had enough talk of death and illness so...

 

SBA Offers Disaster Assistance to Businesses and Residents of Southeast Michigan

WASHINGTON – Low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration are available to businesses and residents in Michigan following the announcement of a Presidential disaster declaration due to severe storms, flooding, and...

 
 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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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