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 By Renee Summers    News    July 30, 2020

Youth Against Racism Marches Through Dearborn Heights and Inkster

On Friday, July 24, youth from Detroit and several downriver communities participated in Youth Against Racism. The event was promoted as a peaceful protest for youth, providing a safe space for them...

 
 By Stacy M. Brown    News    July 30, 2020

Is the Postal Service Slowing Mail Delivery?

Already frustrated with late, delayed or lost mail? Residents who depend on the U.S. Postal Service can expect even more frustration. As first reported by the Associated Press, mail deliveries could b...

 
 By Dominique Madden    News    July 30, 2020

Inkster Police Department to hold Annual Memorial Service

On Friday, August 7 2020 at 11:30am the Inkster Police Department invites you to join them for otheir annual memorial service as they honor the four officers who paid the ultimate sacrifice while...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    July 23, 2020

Ecorse Schools Celebrates Grand Re-Opening of Jim Bibbs Track Facility

Ecorse High School was the site of the district's grand re-opening of its outdoor track facility on Saturday, July 11. The track had been resurfaced as part of the district's commitment to...

 
 By Emma Lockridge    News    July 23, 2020

Tri-Cities United Needs You

In my introductory column a few weeks back I described the amazing experience of growing up on the Southwest Side. What I did not emphasize was how the families of River Rouge, Ecorse and Detroit...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    July 16, 2020

Cruise for the Count Raises 2020 Census Awareness in Inkster

The Census Committee for the city of Inkster hosted a Cruise for the Count event on July 3. Curtisene Barge, Census Coordinator for the city of Inkster, says the goal of the event was to raise...

 
 By Xaiver Jones    News    July 16, 2020

Kippriol's Fair Trial

On the outside looking in; The United States justice system seems to be the farthest thing from a "system of justice. Every American. Directly or indirectly has, or will have their experiences with...

 
 By Dominique Madden    News    July 16, 2020

Western Wayne County NAACP and the Conference of Western Wayne partners for next Listening Tour REGISTER TODAY

Western Wayne County NAACP, local police and elected leaders invite your participation in an initial discussion among members of the Western Wayne community. Using a "fishbowl" discussion format, an...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    July 16, 2020

Governor Says Face Masks Required in all Indoor Public Spaces

On Friday, July 10, in response to rising COVID-19 cases in Michigan, Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued an executive order requiring individuals to wear a face covering whenever they are in an indoor...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    July 9, 2020

Auto Insurance Reform Comes to Michigan

This month, Michigan drivers, who have paid the highest auto insurance rates in the country, will be able to cut their auto insurance costs. On May 30, 2019, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed...

 
 By J. C. Watts    News    July 9, 2020

Let's Not Put Our Health at Risk

Washington, D.C., city attorney George Valentine was Black, brilliant, and fit. But after contracting COVID-19, he became so weak, he had trouble moving and even speaking. When it got to the point...

 
 By Gretchen Whitmer    News    July 9, 2020

Gov. Whitmer prevents Michigan water shut offs through end of the year

LANSING -- Michigan residents will be safe from water shutoffs through December 31, 2020. Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed an executive order on Wednesday that extended a prior order requiring that wa...

 

Online Voter Registration Open for Two More Weeks

1.4 million voters with ballots encouraged to sign the envelope and return them Michiganders have through July 20 to register to vote online for the Aug. 4 state primary elections. Once registered at...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    July 2, 2020

Ecorse Readies a New Tool to Use as the City Seeks Revival

When it comes to developing and promoting your downtown area, one very useful item for any city to have in the toolkit is a downtown development authority. A downtown development authority, or DDA,...

 

Gov. Whitmer Signs Bill Extending Expiration of Driver's Licenses, State ID Cards, etc to Sept. 30

LANSING - Governor Whitmer signed Senate Bills 876-878, which codify her previous Executive Orders , further extending the renewal dates for driver's licenses, CDLs, state ID cards and vehicle...

 

"What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?"

The U.S. celebrates this Independence Day amid nationwide protests and calls for systemic reforms. In this short film, five young descendants of Frederick Douglass read and respond to excerpts of his...

 

Income Tax Deadline is July 15

The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service are providing special tax filing and payment relief to individuals and businesses in response to the COVID-19 Outbreak. The filing deadline...

 

Detroit and Ecorse come together to help feed the community

The International Gospel Center (IGC) and its special guest the Honorable Brenda Jones distributed 1,700 food boxes to families from the community on Friday, June 12, 2020 at International Gospel...

 
 By Xaiver Jones    News    June 25, 2020

Juneteenth In The Hood

America has been locked in a constant state of transition and decay, since the first ship docked on the ports of Virginia in 1619. English and Spanish empires had their game plans locked down. The...

 

League of Women Voters of Dearborn-Dearborn Heights urges voters to prepare for elections using VOTE411.org

The League of Women Voters of Dearborn-Dearborn Heights is urging voters to prepare for the upcoming Aug. 4 primary election and the Nov. 3 general election by visiting VOTE411.org. The website,...

 

Wayne County establishes $50 million fund for small-business grants

Wayne County plans to use $50 million in federal funds to provide grants of up to $10,000 in an effort to help struggling small businesses. The new Wayne County Back to Work Small Business Grant fund...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    June 18, 2020

Prayer Walk for Peace and Equality Extends Through Four Communities

Burning Bush International Ministries of Westland hosted a peaceful protest and prayer walk on Sunday, June 14. The walk was held in honor of George Floyd, who was killed on May 25 by a Minneapolis...

 

Western Wayne County NAACP, CWW Leaders Announce Partnerships for Progress Listening Tour

Westland – The 18 Conference of Western Wayne (CWW) Mayors and Supervisors, Western Wayne County Police Chiefs and Western Wayne County NAACP today announced the "Partnerships for Progress...

 
 By Dominique Madden    News    June 11, 2020

Western Wayne County NAACP begins Listening Tour

For too long, law enforcement and the criminal justice system at large has racially profiled, arrested, convicted, and sentenced African Americans more harshly than the rest of America. The worldwide...

 

What Is Juneteenth?

Juneteenth (short for "June Nineteenth") is a holiday commemorating this day, which marked the effective end of slavery in the United States. The Emancipation Proclamation On June 19, 1865-two and a...

 

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