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April is Arab American Heritage Month

The Greater Detroit area is home to one of the largest, oldest and most diverse Arab American communities in the United States. Why Did They Come to Michigan? The first Arab Americans to immigrate to...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    April 11, 2019

Westland Mayor Helps Create Progress in the City

Mayor William Wild of Westland has been actively involved in public service for 20 years. Wild began serving on the city's Planning Commission in 1999 and after two years, he was elected to City...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    April 11, 2019

Family-Friendly Alcohol Awareness Event Held in Garden City

On April 4, the Family Resource Center (FRC) hosted a community event called Stand Up, Stand Out, and Stay Sober. The free event was held at the Maplewood Community Center in Garden City. The event...

 

FORMER GOVENOR RICK SNYDER REINSTATED AS DEFENDANT IN FLINT RESIDENTS' CLASS ACTION SUIT

FLINT – Former Michigan Governor Rick Snyder was reinstated today as a defendant in the class action lawsuit brought by victims of the Flint Water Crisis. Gov. Snyder, as well as other government...

 
 By Stacy M. Brown    News    April 4, 2019

Bias and non-attention given to Black Girls who "disappear"

Have you heard of Andreen Nicole McDonald of Texas? She's young, just 29 years old, pretty, married to a military husband and missing. Like thousands of other black females who've gone missing, there...

 

DETROIT NAACP ANNOUNCES 2019 FIGHT FOR FREEDOM FUND DINNER SPEAKER AND AWARDEES!

DETROIT -- The Detroit Branch NAACP has once again arrived at a historic moment. We are now on the eve of our 64th Annual Fight For Freedom Fund Dinner. The dinner is scheduled for Sunday, May 5, at...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    March 28, 2019

Residents, City Leaders Converge at Town Hall Meeting in Hamtramck

Since General Motors announced the idling of five of its assembly plants late last year, residents, workers, and government officials have been crying, 'Foul!' In addition to plants in Ohio,...

 

The Other Drug Dealer

In early March, the Northwest Activity Center gave a symposium to promote awareness of the opioid substance abuse epidemic that is devastating southeast Michigan and the nation. The forum consisted...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    March 28, 2019

Detroit Kid City Comes to Dearborn

In this 21st century world, even children as young as four spend a good amount of time each day glued to a video screen. Technology is everywhere, and while digital devices have made life easier,...

 

Women should look into Construction jobs

LANSING, Mich.- To drive home Gov. Whitmer's call to lower the gender parity and skills gap, the Talent and Economic Development (Ted) Department of Michigan teamed up with National Association of...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    March 21, 2019

Detroit Church's Community Tutoring Program Encourages Young Scholars Broadstreet Presbyterian Church is filling a need

An old African proverb says that it takes a village to raise a child. The congregation of Broadstreet Presbyterian Church may have had that proverb in mind when they noticed a need concerning the...

 

Attorney General Dana Nessel Officially Launches New Hate Crimes Unit

LANSING – Attorney General Dana Nessel has officially launched her new Hate Crimes Unit within the Criminal Division of the Department of Attorney General that is charged with investigating and prosecuting hate crimes. Assistant Attorney General Su...

 

Minimum Wage Increase for Michigan Employees Takes Effect March 29

Effective March 29, 2019, Michigan’s minimum wage will increase from $9.25 to $9.45 per hour. A copy of the Improved Workforce Opportunity Wage Act (Public Act 337 of 2018) and related resources – including the required poster – can be found...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    March 14, 2019

Citywide Night for Peace to be Held in Ecorse

The stated Mission of The United Communities of America (UCOA) is to reduce crime and violence through the promotion of peace and positive change. UCOA's Vision is to create a new consciousness to com...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    March 14, 2019

Westland Winter Jamboree Chases Away the Winter Doldrums

The 2019 Winter Jamboree hosted by the Norwayne Community Citizens Council was held last month. On Saturday, February 23, local families were treated to a free event held at the Jefferson Barnes Commu...

 

AHRC says stop hazardous waste storage and dumping of radioactive waste in Wayne County

AHRC calls on Attorney General Dana Nessel to investigate the over-concentration of hazardous waste storage and dumping of radioactive waste in Wayne County: The American Human Rights Council...

 

Policing the Police

DETROIT - The recent firing of a White Detroit police officer after he posted a racist snapchat video of a Black woman forced to walk home in freezing temperature has stirred controversy about the...

 
 By Xavier Jones    News    March 7, 2019

Coffee Hour With Senator Stephanie Chang

State Senator Stephanie Chang had an appointment at the Telegram to have coffee, and discuss issues with the people of the community. Chang visits so she can put her ear right on the problems and...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    March 7, 2019

City of Inkster Welcomes New Animal Control Officer

The city of Inkster is pleased to announce the arrival of D'Shawn Williams as the city's new Animal Control Officer. The city has been without an animal control officer since the retirement of...

 

NAACP Celebrates 110th Anniversary of Freedom Fighting

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People – NAACP – was founded 110 years ago after a deadly race riot rocked the city of Springfield, Illinois. "Because of the riots in...

 

Two Programs in Westland Aimed at Parents and Teenagers Address Sexuality and Its Consequences

By the end of today, almost 50 young Americans will contract HIV, and 2,500 will have become pregnant. In fact, three out of ten teenage girls will become pregnant by the time they reach the age of...

 

Michael Cohen Goes For Trump's 'Racist' Jugular

The president's former personal attorney and so-called "handler" was expected to testify Wednesday before Congress to in part confirm what most of America already thinks of Donald Trump: that he is...

 

Governor Whitmer Encourages Young Women to Participate in Innovative Cybersecurity Competition

LANSING. -- Governor Gretchen Whitmer today encouraged young women in Michigan high schools to take advantage of an opportunity to explore their aptitude for cybersecurity and computer science by...

 

Rev. Jesse Jackson's 22nd Annual Rainbow PUSH Wall Street Project Economic Summit

New York, NY– The Rainbow PUSH Coalition and Citizenship Education Fund will host its 22nd Annual Wall Street Project Economic Summit, February 20 – February 22, 2019 at The Sheraton New York...

 

Our Black Women and Girls Have Gone Missing but Few Seem to Care

Victoria Shaw, a Black girl approximately 15 years old, went missing Monday, Feb. 11, in West Hartford, Connecticut. Teandah Slater, Black and also only 15 years old, was reported missing on...

 

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