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 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...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    July 15, 2021

Scams and Scammers Never Take a Day Off

Most any circumstance in life whether good or bad can draw the attention of fraudsters looking to gain at your expense. Read on to view a short list of some of the ways scammers are trying to get you...

 
 By Stacy M. Brown    News    July 15, 2021

White House Releases Gun Reduction Strategy

NNPA NEWSWIRE - The core of the President's plan is a partnership with cities and states, equipping local leaders with historic levels of federal funding and a range of tools to address the...

 

NAACP 112th National Convention Focuses on Diverse Political, Economic, and Social Agenda Set for the Future

BALTIMORE - The NAACP will host its 112th national convention from July 6 to July 14, 2021. For 2 weeks the nation's most prominent advocacy and social justice organization will bring together...

 

Five Steps to Help Manage Recovery from 'Long COVID'

(StatePoint) More than a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, it's becoming clear that some patients who recover may take longer to feel like themselves than others. A new analysis of Cigna claims data...

 

Who's on the August 3rd Ballot in Wayne County?

he Primary Election is less than a month away. Do you know who is on the ballot? Have you already made up your mind. Don't forget to vote. MAYOR - CITY OF DEARBORN - 4 YEAR TERM (1) POSITION Hussein B...

 

Governor Gretchen Whitmer said it's a State of Emergency NOW WHAT??

Congresswomen Rashida Tlaib reaches out to the community with some information. This past Saturday, Governor Gretchen Whitmer declared a state of emergency in Wayne County to help address threats to...

 
 By Dominique Madden    News    July 1, 2021

Michigan Nonprofit Association Announces CEO Transition

The Michigan Nonprofit Association (MNA) today announced the resignation of CEO Donna Murray-Brown, whose departure is prompted by a spousal job change that will take her family out of state....

 

Two Detroit Men Charged in Fatal Shooting of Toddler on I-75

Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged Darius Evonte Lanier, 19, (DOB: 10/21/2001) and Eugene Meredith Hubbard, 21, (DOB: 06/01/2000), of Detroit, in connection with the fatal shooting of two year-old Brison Christian, and the non-fatal shooting of his...

 

Detroiters select priorities for American Rescue Plan Funds

City of Detroit officials asked for residents’ input on how to spend funds through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), and Detroiters have spoken. Under ARPA, Detroit will receive $826 million, with $400 million designated for COVID-19 relief...

 
 By Stacy M. Brown    News    July 1, 2021

Cosby Conviction Overturned!

NNPA NEWSWIRE - The state Supreme Court ruled that Cosby's deal with former prosecutor Bruce Castor should have been honored. In a phone call with Cosby attorney Jennifer Bonjean, she states, "I am...

 

House Democrats Propose Comprehensive Solution to Michigan Teacher Shortage

LANSING- Citing the need for decisive action to remedy Michigan's ongoing teacher shortage crisis, state Rep. Darrin Camilleri (D-Trenton) and thirteen other Democratic representatives in the House to...

 

Falsely Accused Brothers Awarded $75M After 30 Years in Prison

Brothers Henry McCollum and Leon Brown spent 30 years in prison for a crime they didn't commit. The two brothers were convicted at 19 and 15 and were sentenced to be executed. The two had been...

 

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