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US Congresspersons Tlaib, Watson Coleman and Takano Introduce Legislation to End Discrimination in Automobile Insurance Rates

Washington, D.C. – Today, Representatives Rashida Tlaib (MI-13), Bonnie Watson Coleman (NJ-12), and Mark Takano (CA-41) reintroduced a bill to ensure insurance companies use only driving-related...

 

NAACP FILES FEDERAL LAWSUIT ACCUSING TRUMP AND GIULIANI OF INCITING U.S. CAPITOL RIOT

WASHINGTON D.C-Mississippi Congressman Bennie Thompson filed a federal lawsuit today accusing Donald J. Trump, Rudy Giuliani, the Proud Boys and Oath Keepers of conspiring to incite a violent riot at...

 

Stacey Abrams, Black Lives Matter are Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

Both Stacey Abrams and the Black Lives Matter movement have been nominated to win the Nobel Peace Prize. The nominations represent an opportunity for either Abrams or Black Lives matter to win over ev...

 

Gov. Whitmer and Lt. Gov. Gilchrist Recognize Black History Month

LANSING - Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist II released a joint video today to kick off Black History Month and reflect upon the contributions of Black Americans who have shaped...

 

Westland Police Seeking Qualified Candidates for Officer Positions

The Westland Police Department is establishing a New Hire Eligibility List from which the names of qualified candidates for police officers are selected for the interview process. The process of...

 

Democratic legislators Sen. Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit), Sen. Rosemary Bayer (D-Beverly Hills), and Sen. Erika Geiss (D-Taylor) introduce bills to address dangerous dock collapses

LANSING - Today, Sen. Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit), Sen. Rosemary Bayer (D-Beverly Hills), and Sen. Erika Geiss (D-Taylor) re-introduced legislation to protect major waterways and public health by...

 

Mayor Duggan expands vaccination eligibility

Starting today, any food service employee living or working in Detroit, regardless of age, can call to schedule an appointment to receive the COVID-19 vaccine at the TCF Center, Mayor Mike Duggan...

 

MI House Democrats unveil pandemic recovery plan, call for vote

LANSING - Michigan House Democrats today unveiled a plan that would immediately unleash $5 billion in federal dollars to help Michigan workers, small businesses, families and schools impacted most by...

 
 By Gail Monds    News    February 4, 2021

Partnership for Progress Listening Tour

Detroit area civilian community members, police chiefs and various city and township government officials presented their viewpoints on police interactions with the public, online on January 14,...

 

City of Westland and Wayne County partners to protect residents from COVID-19

The City of Westland and Wayne County has partnered on two additional programs. The programs are designed to help keep the residents of Westland safe as it relates to surviving the Covid-19 Virus....

 

WAYNE COUNTY TO RECEIVE 8,375 FIRST DOSES OF COVID-19 VACCINE

WAYNE COUNTY - The State of Michigan on Friday informed Wayne County it will receive 8,375 first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine next week, an increase from the 4,350 doses Wayne County received this...

 

Gov. Whitmer and Lt Gov. Gilchrist Address President Biden's Vaccine and Equality

LANSING. -- Governor Gretchen Whitmer released the following statement after President Biden announced his plan to purchase an additional 200 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine to ensure that every...

 

Effort to put Tubman on $20 bill restarted under President Biden

WASHINGTON (AP) - With a change of administrations, it looks like Harriet Tubman is once again headed to the front of the $20 bill. Biden press secretary Jen Psaki said Monday that the Treasury Depart...

 

Hero Capitol Officer Eugene Goodman Hails from Washington, DC

NNPA NEWSWIRE - Lawmakers are seeking to honor Officer Goodman for his actions that may have saved the lives of many people, including members of Congress, during the deadly insurrectionist attack at...

 

Time Served!

Kwame Kilpatrick is out of prison. Donald Trump has commuted the prison sentence of former Detroit mayor Kwame Malik Kilpatrick, freeing him 20 years early from his jail time for corruption crimes....

 

A NEW AMERICA DAWNS

Absent the routine large crowds and with snow flurries helping to push the tens of thousands of American flags that blanketed the National Mall in the District, President Joe Biden and Vice President...

 

Senator Stephanie Chang says Majority Leader Mike Shirkey's Remarks are Racist

LANSING - Sen. Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit) has issued the following statement in response to recent remarks made by Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey (R-Clarklake) in which he referred to the...

 

Kamala Harris Takes Her Place in U.S. History Shatters the 'Ceiling' for Nation's Women, Blacks and Asians

Vice President Kamala Harris will be the most influential vice president of the 49 that we have had, declared a proud Howard University President Dr. Wayne A.I. Frederick. With 50 Democrats and 50...

 

WANTED - PERSONS THAT KILLED A MOTHER AND SHOT HER SON IN SOUTHWEST DETROIT

DETROIT – On Tuesday afternoon a 44-year-old woman was fatally shot while in a vehicle with her 10-year-old son who was injured and survived. Rekeya Corbin and her son were shot in Southwest...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    January 14, 2021

Newly Elected 34th District Judge Maintains a Community Focus

Attorney Lisa Martin brought with her more than 20 years' experience in the legal field when she decided to run for a seat on the 34th District Court. A resident of Van Buren Township, Martin had...

 

How did Martin Luther King Jr. Day become a federal holiday?

On the third Monday of January every year, the federal government closes up shop for a day to honor civil rights hero Martin Luther King, Jr. - who was assassinated in Memphis on April 4, 1968. But...

 

More Vaccines are on the way to Michigan

LANSING. -- Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that they will grant Governor Whitmer and eight other governors' request and release the millions of doses of the...

 

Open carry firearms ban doesn't go far enough, Michigan House Democratic leaders say

LANSING - The Michigan State Capitol Commission has not done enough to protect lawmakers, school kids, tour groups and others inside the state's Capitol, House Democratic leaders said Monday. After...

 
 By Stacy M. Brown    News    January 7, 2021

'We Took the Capitol'

Thousands of President Donald Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday as Vice President Mike Pence presided over the Electoral College vote. Carrying Trump banners and American flags an...

 

Project Blue Light helps deter crime in Ecorse and Highland Park

A partnership between Ecorse and Highland Park is working together to reduce the amount of crime in their cities. A pilot program funded in part by the State of Michigan's Financially Distressed Citie...

 

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