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Romulus Chamber Names New Executive Director

ROMULUS – The Greater Romulus Chamber of Commerce named their new Executive Director, Jazmine Danci, on May 24, 2021. The Chamber had previously been without an Executive Director since last summer....

 
 By Stacy M. Brown    News    May 20, 2021

Black, Latino and Female Officers Use Less Force than Whites

African American police officers made more than 15 fewer stops, about two fewer arrests on average than their White counterparts , ScienceNews.org found in a new study. The study revealed that...

 
 By Suzanne Potter    News    May 20, 2021

Bills Would Allow Driver's License, ID Cards for the Undocumented

LANSING. -- Undocumented people in Michigan would regain the right to apply for a driver's license or ID card, if two bills introduced Tuesday in the state Senate were to pass. They're called the...

 
 By Stacy M. Brown    News    May 20, 2021

Black Civil War Regiment Honored in Detroit

Officials in Detroit have unveiled the 102nd United States Colored Troop Memorial Highway, honoring the heroic African American Infantry Regiment formed during the Civil War in 1863. The dedication...

 

Click It or Ticket

Seat belts save lives. During a vehicle crash, being buckled up helps keep you safe and secure inside your vehicle and reduces the risk of fatal injury to front-seat passenger car occupants by 45...

 
 By Stacy M. Brown    News    May 13, 2021

Biden-Harris Administration Delivers Funds to Support Older Americans' Health

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Community Living has released $1.4 billion in funding from the American Rescue Plan for Older Americans Act programs, including...

 

Ecorse City Council Appoint New Director of Public Safety

During the May 4, 2021 Ecorse City Council meeting, council made changes to the top cop position in the city. By a majority vote of 5 – 2. Ecorse Council members voted to end the contract of Public...

 
 By Stacy M. Brown    News    May 6, 2021

DOJ Seeks to Clean up Police Departments Around the Country

When U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland announced that the Department of Justice had opened a civil investigation to determine whether police in Minneapolis engage in a pattern or practice of...

 
 News    May 6, 2021

Community policing initiative makes pilot grants in five local cities

The Detroit Police Department is among five local entities receiving grants to address inequities in policing and public safety. A new effort aimed at addressing systemic inequities in policing and...

 
 By Stacy M. Brown    News    April 29, 2021

President Biden Announces Executive Orders to Curb Gun Violence

Determining that "enough is enough," President Joe Biden announced a series of executive actions to reduce gun violence. Vice President Kamala Harris joined the commander-in-chief in calling on...

 

Governor Whitmer Unveils Plan to Get 'MI Vacc to Normal'

LANSING. - Governor Gretchen Whitmer today set the state of Michigan on a pathway to return to normal by unveiling the 'MI Vacc to Normal' plan as the state continues to push toward its goal of...

 
 By Stacy M. Brown    News    April 22, 2021

Obama, NNPA, NAACP, Urban League Applaud Chauvin Verdict, Call it a 'First Step'

Former President Barack Obama joined the National Newspaper Publishers Association, the NAACP, the National Urban League, and others to applaud the guilty verdicts in the Derek Chauvin case. For...

 
 By Gail Monds    News    April 22, 2021

Washtenaw County's New Prosecutor, Eli Savit

Washtenaw County Prosecutor Eli Savit has signed several policy directives designed to reduce inequities and promote public safety. Savit's 4-year term serving Washtenaw County citizens began January...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    April 22, 2021

Mike Londeau Draws on Inspiration from the Past to Help Lead Westland in the Present

Westland City Council member Mike Londeau credits his late mother, who held a position with a local newspaper, with instilling in him the importance of civic engagement. As a young man, Londeau...

 

River Rouge Officers involved in Excessive Force Arrest of a minor still working

RIVER ROUGE – During a Press conference on Saturday, April 17, the Western Wayne County NAACP and the Michigan NAACP Youth and College Division joined with local community members and clergy to dema...

 

MICHIGAN CLEAN SLATE ACT IN EFFECT TO HELP RETURNING CITIZENS ELIGIBLE FOR EXPUNGEMENT

LANSING - Over the coming months, returning citizens can get help with expunging eligible convictions from their criminal record to aid them in their pursuit of full-time, self-sufficient employment...

 

Benson, leaders: Attack on voting rights is un-American

Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson and a diverse group of state leaders declared today in a joint press conference that the dozens of Republican bills introduced in the state Legislature constitute an...

 

President Biden Nominates Three Black Women for Federal Court of Appeals

Remember these names: Ketanji Brown Jackson, Tiffany Cunningham, and Candace Jackson-Akiwumi. These are President Joseph Biden's first three nominations for the federal Court of Appeals. In 2020, Bide...

 

Representative Rashida Tlaib Announces Funeral Assistance for Michiganders Who've Lost Loved Ones to COVID-19

DETROIT – Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (MI-13) announced today that FEMA has begun accepting applications for funeral assistance for Michiganders who’ve lost loved ones to COVID-19. Congresswoman Tlaib helped pass the funeral assistance program as...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    April 15, 2021

State Legislators Respond to Coordinated Attacks on Voting Rights

On Wednesday, April 7, state representatives from four states responded to Republican attacks on voting rights via a press conference call. Michigan State Rep. Darrin Camilleri (D-23rd Dist.) joined S...

 
 By Stacy M. Brown    News    April 8, 2021

53 Years After MLK's Assassination

Fifty-three years after the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s death, the slain civil rights icon's legacy is easily seen in how his daughter has continued to fight for many of the same causes....

 

Why Are The Case Numbers Climbing?

Michigan hit a 2021 high of COVID-19 cases numbers with 8,202 new cases Wednesday, according to numbers released by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. The new cases reported...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    April 8, 2021

Ecorse's Darcel Brown Says Challenges and Successes are Part of the Job

This past November, Ecorse resident Darcel Brown was sworn in as the Mayor Pro Tempore for the Ecorse City Council. The swearing-in was done via Zoom due to the pandemic, but it did not diminish the...

 

Councilmember Raquel Castañeda-López - "Rethink, Redirect, Reinvest in our Communities"

For too long, police have been seen as the solution for too many of Detroit's problems. The Police Department's (DPD) $327M budget consumes nearly 30% of the general fund monies and over the last four...

 
 By Dominique Madden    News    April 8, 2021

Partnership for Progress address Implicit Bias during Listening Tour

The Partnership for Progress with the Western Wayne County NAACP and the Conference of Western Wayne has continued to hold their Listening Tours amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The fourth session was...

 

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