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Lt. Governor Gilchrist to keynote Western Wayne County NAACP Freedom Fund Dinner

It is with great honor that we invite you to attend the 22nd Annual NAACP Freedom Fund Dinner, on Sunday, October 20, 2019 from 5:00pm – 8:00 p.m. (Seating will begin at 4:30 p.m.) at Prestige Banqu...

 

Michigan police crackdown on drunk driving

Police around Michigan will be cracking down on drunk driving during the upcoming Labor Day holiday weekend. Here's the info from Michigan State Police: During the 2019 Labor Day holiday weekend, poli...

 
 By Sarah Cwiek    News    August 8, 2019

Members of Congress hear about impacts of "lost decade" of housing in Detroit

11 years after the start of the recession and housing crash, the ripple effects are still felt acutely across Detroit and Wayne County, members of a U.S. House subcommittee heard at a field hearing...

 

NAACP Issues Statement on Mass Shooting in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio

BALTIMORE - The NAACP released the following statement in the aftermath of the fatal shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio, which took the lives of 29 people in total. "We extend our deepest...

 

Congresswoman Maxine Waters Statement on Capital One Data Breach

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, issued the following statement on a data breach which exposed account information of...

 
 By Abayomi Azikiwe    News    August 8, 2019

400 years (1619-2019) after the beginning of African enslavement in the British colony of Virginia

In late August of 1619, approximately 20 Africans were brought to the shore of Jamestown Settlement in Virginia. All along the West and East coasts of the continent into the interior there was the...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    August 8, 2019

Vietnam Moving Wall will Visit Livonia

The Vietnam War ended more than 40 years ago. Nearly 59,000 Americans gave their lives in the struggle, which was controversial and unpopular. For those families who lost a loved one, even for those...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    August 1, 2019

City of Inkster Hosts Ground Breaking Ceremony for New Library

Residents and elected officials gathered outside the future location of the Leanna Hicks Public Library at 2500 Hamlin Street in Inkster this past Saturday for a ground-breaking ceremony. Attendees...

 
 By Abayomi Azikiwe    News    August 1, 2019

400 years (1619-2019) after the beginning of African enslavement in the British colony of Virginia

In late August of 1619, approximately 20 Africans were brought to the shore of Jamestown Settlement in Virginia, then a colony of Britain, having been captured by Portuguese colonisers in the Ndongo...

 

Communities Coming Together:

The Cities of Ecorse and Lincoln Park, along with their public, private, and non-profit partners, including the Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge (Refuge) would like to sincerely thank all...

 

Wayne-Westland Schools' Superintendent Has Filed $2 Million Lawsuit

Wayne- Wayne Westland Superintendent Dr. Shelly Holt has filed a $2 million lawsuit against the Wayne Westland Community School District. The foundation of her complaint stems from the School...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    July 25, 2019

Democracy Now Town Hall Held in Dearborn Heights

Michigan's 13th Congressional District held a town hall to inform residents about changes in the state's election process and how those changes affect voters and their communities. The town hall was...

 
 By Mahalia Thomas    News    July 18, 2019

THEE SISTA COLLECTIVE

ECORSE - Someone once said “time is of the essence” to emphasize the importance of taking action and following through with completion using the moments we are given. On Tuesday, June 4th 2019, Thee Sista Collective, an entrepreneurial minded...

 

Trump Levels Racist Attack on Congresswomen of Color in Latest Social Media Screed

President Donald Trump went on a racist screed on Twitter and attacked Democratic congresswomen of color and their ancestry. The 45th President, who succeeded the first African American President of t...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    July 11, 2019

Hamtramck Mayor Karen Majewski Embraces the City's Diversity

The city of Hamtramck shares its history with the city of Detroit. Hamtramck Mayor Karen Majewski says that at one time, the city stretched from Eight Mile Road, all the way to the Detroit River....

 

Charles H. Wright Museum Hosts Inspiring Memorial for Kwame Kenyatta

On Saturday June 23, the Charles H. Wright African Museum hosted a celebration honoring the life and legacy of former Detroit councilman and African-centered activist, Kwame Kenyatta. Kenyatta passed...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    June 27, 2019

Melvindale Mayor Stacy Bazman Looks Back on Her Time as Mayor

The downriver city of Melvindale is smaller than three square miles in area. "I think that it's a tight, close-knit, safe community," says Mayor Stacy Bazman. "I think that everyone works really hard...

 

Gordie Howe Bridge Community Benefits Reach Downriver

The industrial suburb of River Rouge is celebrating its inclusion in a Community Benefits Plan announced earlier this month in Windsor by the Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority and Bridging North Americ...

 

PHOTO OF THE WEEK

During the Mayoral Candidate Forum at the Booker Dozier Recreation center the three candidates for Mayor of the City of Inkster took questions from the community. Pictured from Right to Left; Mayor...

 
 By Stacy M. Brown    News    June 27, 2019

Bank of America Launches $5 Billion Home Loan Assistance Program

Bank of America officials have spent the past few months asking their customers and clients a simple question – what would you like to have the power to do? "For many, the goal is to own a home and...

 

African-American Revolutionary War hero's legacy of diversity honored at Detroit gravestone dedication

DETROIT – A three-volley rifle salute, the playing of taps, and the presentation of an American flag to the next-of-kin or family representative: these rituals are customarily performed at the...

 

Detroiters Concerned about Expanding Surveillance

In his State of the City speech last March, Mayor Mike Duggan promised to install more surveillance cameras throughout Detroit. This is in conjunction with the city's controversial Green Light...

 

PHOTO OF THE WEEK

The Men of The PEN at Pentecost MBC honored three men in the 80's Club on Father's Day. Pictured is Associate Pastor Rev. Taylor, Honoree Brother Wilson, Pastor Willis,. Honoree Brother Lee, Honoree...

 

State Rep. Isaac Robinson on Gov. Whitmer's collaboration with Benton Harbor School District:

LANSING - Yesterday, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer sent a letter to members of the Benton Harbor Board of Education to announce her intention to collaborate with them as they develop a new proposal to address the academic shortfalls of the school district....

 
 By Renee Summers    News    June 20, 2019

Inaugural Eid Festival Held in Dearborn

The weather has turned and it has become time for summer festivals in Michigan. Organizers and volunteers pulled together what promises to be the first annual Eid Festival in Dearborn this past June 6...

 

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