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 By Renee Summers    News    November 1, 2018

Voter Education Forum Held in Inkster

The League of Women Voters of Northwest Wayne County held a voter education forum focusing on three ballot proposals appearing on the November 2018 voter ballot in Michigan. The event was hosted by...

 

No straight ticket voting on this Election Day

 Straight ticket voting will not be an option in this November election.  This phrase describes when voters can fill in a single option on a ballot to vote for every candidate in one political...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    October 25, 2018

New Animal Adoption Center Open in Dearborn

The Friends for Animals of Metro Detroit (FAMD), is pleased to announce their new adoption facility is now up and running. The Mary Ann Wright Animal Adoption and Education Center celebrated its...

 
 By Xavier Jones    News    October 18, 2018

Western Wayne County NAACP 21st Annual Freedom Fund Dinner brought the community together

The NAACP's Western Wayne County Branch proved its mission of bringing citizens, government officials, community leaders and youth together for an elegant evening with a purpose. The theme for the...

 
 By Gina Steward    News    October 13, 2018

NAACP – WESTERN WAYNE COUNTY BRANCH WELCOMES JUDGE GREG MATHIS AS KEYNOTE SPEAKER FOR 21ST ANNUAL FREEDOM FUND DINNER

Inkster, MI: – Renowned Judge Greg Mathis is the keynote speaker for the 21st Annual Freedom Fund Dinner of the NAACP – Western Wayne County Branch. The Woodlands of Van Buren will host the event...

 

Inkster Veteran Receives New Roof Installed by Tittle Brothers Construction

Inkster – Owens Corning Platinum Contractors are working with Habitat for Humanity Western Wayne County to provide new roofs to veterans in need and their families as part of the Owens Corning Roof...

 

Former President Barack Obama endorsed Gretchen Whitmer for Governor

DETROIT -- Today former President Barack Obama endorsed Gretchen Whitmer for Governor of Michigan. "I'm proud to endorse Gretchen Whitmer because Michigan's middle-class families need a governor who...

 
 By Gina Steward    News    October 4, 2018

Judge Greg Mathis partners with groups for Water Caravan to Flint

Sock it to them! Those were the words that Judge Greg Mathis said The Queen of Soul – Aretha Franklin told him about the Flint Water Crisis. Plans are underway for that to happen. On Monday,...

 

Detroiters Voice Concerns at Environmental Meeting

On September 26th, Detroit Council Pro Tem, Mary Sheffield, hosted an environmental forum at Sacred Heart Church on Detroit's east side. Sheffield organized the event to give residents the...

 

Charges filed for death of man in Westland Jail

A police officer and two paramedics are facing felony charges in the death of an Inkster man who suffered convulsions in jail but wasn't taken to a hospital. William Marshall, who had been arrested...

 

Detroit's Water Problem and the Scourge of Lead

Amid concerns of high levels of lead and copper found in many area schools, the Detroit Public School Community District (DPSCD) has ordered water to be turned off at all its schools. The district...

 

NAACP uses Power of 5 Campaign Translating Personal Networks into Votes during Midterm Elections

BALTIMORE – NAACP, the nation's foremost civil rights organization, is looking to mobilize personal networks, activists and supporters to energize its base ahead of the 2018 midterm elections on...

 

THRIVE Works Toward a Healthy Garden City

In Garden City last year, 46 percent of 7th graders believed that regular marijuana use posed little or no health risk. THRIVE, a division of the Garden City Community Coalition, cites this statistic...

 

Grants available for scrap tire cleanups, market development, law enforcement activities

LANSING - . The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) is reminding potential grantees that the department is still accepting applications for grants that promote and support the cleanup...

 

LEGISLATIVELY SPEAKING

In the 242 years of this country's history, we have only seen four African-Americans hold the seat of Governor. Pinckney Benton Stewart Pinchback was the first African American to become governor of...

 

Wayne County Parks Workers Dedicated to Their Jobs

Chances are good you've spent some time in Wayne County Parks this summer. Perhaps you attended the Saturdays in the Park in Hines Park, spent time on the Inkster Valley Golf Course, or attended Jazz...

 

Experts Say, 'Throw out Cosby Conviction

Doctored or lost tapes and an apparent and open conspiracy has led multiple legal experts to conclude that Bill Cosby's upcoming sentencing on assault charges should be postponed – if not thrown...

 

NAACP – WESTERN WAYNE COUNTY BRANCH WELCOMES JUDGE GREG MATHIS AS KEYNOTE SPEAKER FOR 21ST ANNUAL FREEDOM FUND DINNER

Inkster, MI: – Renowned Judge Greg Mathis is the keynote speaker for the 21st Annual Freedom Fund Dinner of the NAACP – Western Wayne County Branch. The Woodlands of Van Buren will host the event...

 

Prisoners Protest to Demand Better Conditions

A prisoner strike began on August 21 to commemorate the legendary prisoner and Black Panther Party leader George L. Jackson who was killed by prison guards on that date in 1971, and is scheduled to...

 

55th Anniversary Commemoration: 1963 Birmingham Church Bombing and the Historic Children's March

DETROIT, MI- The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History marked the 55th anniversary of the horrific church bombing that claimed the lives of four little African American girls and...

 

Let there be light on Ecorse football field

Ecorse Community High School kicked off its football season with a win against Delta Prep Academy. Not only did they win the game, the school district scored big with the new lights at Jim Bibbs...

 

Romulus Rotary Club's 2018 Parade of Lights kicks off City of Romulus Pumpkin Festival

ROMULUS – The 20th annual Parade of Lights kicks off the City of Romulus Pumpkin Festival at 8 p.m. Friday, September 21. Dozens of lighted vehicles, floats, people and even animals will parade in f...

 

Difficult, But Essential Conversations: Talking with Kids about Suicide

According to national statistics, we lose more than 2,000 children and teens per year to suicide. Experts say parents who check in regularly with their child could have a life-saving conversation. Acc...

 

Fall Brings Outdoor Garden Chores and Dreams of Next Year

This is the first week of September. For many, thoughts will soon be turning toward apple cider and warm sweaters. Eventually, rakes and leaf blowers will appear in each neighborhood. If you’ve been...

 

Newseum Honors First African American Woman to Cover White House

On Friday, Sept. 21, a new sculpture of Alice Allison Dunnigan, the first African American woman to receive press credentials to cover the White House and Congress, is scheduled to go on display at...

 

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