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 By Stacy M. Brown    News    June 23, 2022

Vice President Kamala Harris Talks Voting Rights, Racism With Black Press Publishers

Vice President Kamala Harris held an exclusive discussion with publishers from the National Newspaper Publishers Association, which represents the Black Press of America, to discuss various issues fro...

 

Governor Whitmer Announces Record-Breaking $1.419 Billion Investment in Michigan Schools from Michigan Lottery Funding

Governor Whitmer has announced the Michigan Lottery contributed a record-breaking $1.419 billion to the School Aid Fund in fiscal year 2021, shattering its previous record set last year by nearly...

 

Biden-Harris Administration Announces the First Session of the White House Internship Program;

President Biden and Vice President Harris have announced the launch of the White House Internship Program and that, for the first time in history, White House interns will be paid. The first session...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    June 16, 2022

Westland Police Offer Traffic Safety Event for Teen Drivers

On Saturday, June 11, the Westland Police Department hosted an event for teen drivers called "Understanding Basics of Traffic Safety." The event gave newly licensed teen drivers the opportunity to...

 

Whitmer and Gilchrist Focus on Supporting Small Businesses Across Michigan

LANSING . – Today, Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist II joined the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) at the Governor's State of Small Business Summit, which brought together business su...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    June 9, 2022

River Rouge Schools Hosts Mental Health Forum for Outgoing Seniors

River Rouge Public Schools hosted a program focused on interactions with law enforcement for its nearly 250 upcoming graduates. Titled "Before You L.E.A.P.", the program was presented as an...

 
 By Hazel Trice Edney    News    June 2, 2022

Rail Merger Would Weigh Heavily on Poor and Black Communities

(TriceEdneyWire.com) - People of color are no stranger to shouldering more than their fair share of the burdens of modern society. It's historically been the case. And the last two years – marked by...

 
 By Kellee Jordan    News    May 19, 2022

The Pantheon of Black Banking

According to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation almost 17% of African Americans do not have a bank account. Most Black neighborhoods do not have banks for two to three miles, but ATMs are never...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    May 19, 2022

Transformation Taking Place in Ecorse

Improvements and development aimed at making the city of Ecorse a desirable place to work, live, and play are advancing steadily along says Ecorse Mayor Lamar Tidwell. In addition to new businesses...

 

Coal Plants Retiring with Millions of Dollars Flowing to Environmental Justice Communities from Sierra Club and DTE Energy Agreement

Detroit, MI-As the result of a settlement agreement secured by the Sierra Club and Earthjustice in a Clean Air Act enforcement case, DTE Energy is giving a combined $2.7 million to ten...

 

Gov. Whitmer Awards $3 Million to Michigan Cities

LANSING – Today, during Economic Development Week, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced a total of $3 million is being awarded to fund infrastructure and public safety enhancements in 11...

 

Westland Police Target Mental Health With New Social Worker

Westland - To ensure that Westland residents are adequately connected to needed mental health resources, the Westland Police Department has partnered Hegira Health to launch a mental health...

 
 By Lily Bohlke    News    May 5, 2022

MI Groups Sound "Trigger" Law Alarm if SCOTUS Overturns Roe

Michigan lawmakers and pro-choice advocates were among those gathering Tuesday at courthouses, calling on the U.S. Supreme Court to protect a person's right to an abortion. Politico obtained and...

 
 News    May 5, 2022

Republicans Strike Down Democratic Police Budget Amendments

LANSING, Mich., April 28, 2022 — Yesterday, during the Michigan House Appropriations Committee, Democrats offered several amendments that were subsequently voted down by Republicans. The amendments would have provided funding for police bias and...

 

President Biden Issues First Pardons, Including First Black to Serve on a Presidential Detail

On April 26, President Biden used his pardon powers as President for the first time. The White House announced three pardons and the commuted sentences of 75 nonviolent drug offenders. The move by...

 
 News    May 5, 2022

Democrats Demand Vote to Codify Abortion Law

This is as urgent and real as it gets," Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) announced his intentions to vote on legislation to codify the right to abortion law on Tuesday. Schumer said a vote...

 
 By Lily Bohlke    News    May 5, 2022

Petition: Allow Incarcerated Michiganders to Earn Time Off Sentences

A prospective ballot initiative in Michigan would allow people in prison to earn time off their sentences through work training, earning a college degree or participating in anger-management or...

 
 By Stacy M. Brown    News    May 5, 2022

Neighborhoods of Color are Breathing Unhealthier Air Than in the Previous Two Decades Combined

According to a report published this week by the American Lung Association, almost half of Americans – 137 million people – are experiencing more days of "very unhealthy" and "hazardous" air...

 
 By LaToya Henry    News    April 28, 2022

67TH DETROIT BRANCH NAACP FIGHT FOR FREEDOM FUND DINNER & FREEDOM WEEKEND

DETROIT– Good Afternoon. We are pleased to announce plans for the upcoming 67thAnnual Detroit Branch NAACP Fight For Freedom Fund Dinner. I would also like to announce prior to the dinner we will en...

 

FDA - Smoking While Black and Brown in America

Whenever the history of racial discrimination in the United States appears to repeat itself, it produces predictable rhymes and sometimes tragic social consequences. Mark Twain, Ida B. Wells, James...

 
 By Stacy M. Brown    News    April 21, 2022

Advocates Say FBI Missing Children Data Misleading; Does Disservice to Black Juveniles

Missing white children receive far more media coverage than missing Black and Brown children. A fact advocates often point to when explaining the disparity in attention provided to individuals of...

 

Lt. Governor Gilchrist ll Distributes Eyeglasses to Lansing Elementary Students

LANSING – Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist II today joined Vision To Learn at Averill New Tech Elementary in Lansing to distribute eyeglasses to 35 students. Vision To Learn is a non-profit...

 
 By Stacy M. Brown    News    April 21, 2022

White House Unveils Steps to Advance Equity in America

The Department of Health and Human Services said its increasing outreach to communities of color to encourage enrollment in free and low-cost health care, and the agency will address the maternal mort...

 

Malcolm X - Inkster Connection to be Highlighted

INKSTER - Through the efforts of the Malcolm X Project in Inkster, the home where Malcolm X spent time plotting the path of his future life as a vocal advocate for Black empowerment and promotion of...

 

Lawmakers unveil legislation to provide relief to customers during power outages, hold utility companies accountable

LANSING - Representatives Abraham Aiyash (D-Hamtramck) and Yousef Rabhi (D-Ann Arbor) today announced legislation that would provide relief to customers who lose power during outages and increase accountability over utility companies’ poor...

 

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