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Signs of hope emerge in Russia-Ukraine peace talks

Signs of hope for an end to the Russia-Ukraine war emerged on Tuesday, March 29, morning when a Russian official said Moscow would "reduce military action" in the north of Ukraine near Kyiv and Cherni...

 

Treasury: Adult-Use Marijuana Payments to be Distributed to Michigan Municipalities, Counties

LANSING – The Michigan Department of Treasury today announced that more than $42.2 million will be distributed among 163 municipalities and counties as a part of the Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Act. Next week, 62 cities, 15...

 
 By Derrick Johnson    News    March 31, 2022

NAACP Urges Senate Judiciary Committee to Strongly Support Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson

Today, the NAACP sent a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee, strongly urging support for Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson as Associate Justice on the Supreme Court of the United States. After a...

 
 By Stacy M. Brown    News    March 24, 2022

Black Women, Civil Rights Groups Join Rallies for Judge Jackson Confirmation

Several women-led groups held a rally in front of the Supreme Court on Monday to bolster support for Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson ahead of her Senate confirmation hearings. Black women led...

 

Hair Discrimination Leads to the Creation of The Crown Act

Black hair is considered an expression of identity and culture. Throughout history, it has carried a deep emotional significance that extends far beyond the Americas. Historically, Black hair has...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    March 24, 2022

No Veteran Left Behind Offers a Helping Hand to Local Veterans

According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), for the 2018 fiscal year, 1.7 million veterans received treatment in a VA mental health specialty program. 2020 Census date reveals that 18...

 

Gov. Whitmer Announces $8M Investment to Support Construction Careers for Historically Underserved Michiganders

LANSING - Governor Gretchen Whitmer and the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity (LEO) awarded an $8 million grant to the Michigan State AFL-CIO Workforce Development Institute to...

 
 By Joseph Reagan    News    March 10, 2022

The 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion

During the first World War Ralph Lindsey, my great grandfather, kept a journal of his service on the front. He wrote about the front, his travels, his wounds, but the thing that came up most often...

 

House Democrats Call for Action on Ethics, Transparency Legislation

LANSING - At a press conference this morning, members of the House Democratic Caucus gathered to urge the legislative majority to take action on bills that would bring more transparency and...

 

Property Tax Help Available on Saturdays

Wayne County Treasurer Eric R. Sabree announced Monday that The Wayne County Treasurer's Office will be open on Saturdays through the month of March to host more appointments for taxpayers to make...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    March 10, 2022

Where to Find a Good Fish Dinner During Lent

It's Lent once again, a time many Christians pay special attention to personal spiritual discipline. It's also a time to enjoy a delicious fish dinner each Friday. Restaurants in metro Detroit and...

 
 By Jamila Bey    News    March 10, 2022

Senate Unanimously Passes Emmett Till Anti-Lynching Act

The Senate unanimously passed the Emmett Till Anti-Lynching Act of 2022 to make lynching a federal hate crime. The act will go to President Joe Biden to be signed into law. The House approved the...

 

Governor Whitmer Announces Auto Insurance Checks to Hit Mailboxes Starting This Week

ANSING. - Governor Gretchen Whitmer and Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services (DIFS) Director Anita Fox today announced that the Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association (MCCA) will...

 
 By Stacy M. Brown    News    March 3, 2022

Black Press Salutes President Biden's Supreme Court Nominee Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson

Three times the Senate has confirmed Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson – twice unanimously. Now, an evenly divided Senate will face the task of confirming Judge Jackson to the highest court in America...

 

Governor Whitmer Signs Executive Directive to Speed Up Pothole Repairs

LANSING -- Governor Whitmer today announced she signed Executive Directive 2022-2 to direct the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) to speed up pothole repairs on state trunkline highways. Th...

 

Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib Delivers Response to President Biden's State of the Union Address

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Tonight, Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib delivered a response to President Biden's State of the Union address on behalf of the Working Families Party. Congresswoman Tlaib uplifted the P...

 

Treasurer Sabree offers ways to avoid foreclosure, but residents should act soon

WAYNE COUNTY, MI – Wayne County Treasurer Eric R. Sabree on Thursday urged residents who owe property taxes for 2019 or prior years to get into payment plans by March 14 or pay their property tax bi...

 

Melissa Sampey the Newest Face on Westland City Council

When Melissa Sampey decided to run for Westland City Council, she felt being an advocate for residents would be a natural fit for her passion to give back to her community and the people around her. S...

 

A New Generation of Caring Charli Rose is New Director at Andrews Funeral Home

Losing a loved one can be one of the most challenging experiences in life. There is no way to physically or emotionally prepare for that day and time. It is an experience that many of us will have to...

 

Why is Black History celebrated in February

Every February, the U.S. honors the contributions and sacrifices of African Americans who have helped shape the nation. Black History Month celebrates the rich cultural heritage, triumphs and...

 

Senate Democrats Call for History Lessons Spanning Ethnicities, Identities

LANSING - Sens. Erika Geiss (D-Taylor), Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit), Adam Hollier (D-Detroit), and Paul Wojno (D-Warren) have introduced legislation that would require public schools to include...

 

Twitter Finally Shuts Down Account of Racist Congresswoman from Georgia

After a third violation regarding COVID-19 misinformation, officials at the social media platform Twitter have banned Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) from their platform. Her suspended account was...

 

FROM COLD FEET, TO A COLD CASE

Although you are more poor than you've ever been, responsible for yourself for the first time, flooded with essays and stuffed with ramen noodles, for most, college is a fun time. Whilst in college...

 
 By Kellee Jordan    News    January 20, 2022

5G network increase may require some mobile users to upgrade their mobile device

New Year, New Phone! While5G, the fifth-generation mobile network increase coverage, it may be time for an upgraded phone. 5G is a fast, strong, and reliable higher multi-Gbps peak data speed...

 

Vice President Kamala Harris Speaks to the Black Press of America

Vice President Kamala Harris provided a message of hope while striking an encouraging tone during an exclusive interview with the Black Press of America. The Vice President, who cut her teeth as a...

 

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