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Judge Awards Aretha Franklin's Property to Her Sons

A Michigan judge has allocated properties owned by the late legendary soul singer Aretha Franklin to her sons based on a 2014 handwritten will discovered between couch cushions. The decision came...

 

Vice President Harris Announces Commitments Exceeding $900 Million for the Women in the Sustainable Economy Initiative

Vice President Kamala Harris on Thursday announced the Women in the Sustainable Economy (WISE) Initiative, which the White House says supports the 2023 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) theme o...

 

'United we stand' – but do we?

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Under the white dome of the Capitol, legislative process is thrown into chaos. As Congresspeople argue about the budget planning, leadership, international intervention, support...

 

Gov. Whitmer Signs Bipartisan Bills to Support Crime Victims, Provide Services and Strengthen Privacy

LANSING, Mich. - Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed bipartisan legislation aimed at supporting the victims of crimes by boosting access to support services for survivors of domestic and sexual...

 

Censured Michigan congresswoman says she will not be silenced

Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib, the sole Palestinian-American voice in Congress, was officially reprimanded last Tuesday, but many of her colleagues say she will not stop fighting for peace. A 234 to...

 

Wayne County Commissioners approve additional American Recovery Plan Act projects

Wayne County Commissioners today unanimously authorized a total of nearly $21.5 million in additional American Recovery Plan Act of 2021 projects to benefit students and seniors. Approved recipients...

 

Honorable Discharges for 110 Buffalo Soldiers Convicted in Aftermath of 1917 Houston Riots

Army Secretary Christine Wormuth formally gave the greenlight to overturn the court-martial convictions of 110 Black soldiers from the 3rd Battalion, 24th Infantry Regiment, popularly known as the...

 

Wayne County Votes For New Leadership

Voters in several cities in Wayne County have spoken. Many of the polls had a constant flow of voters, but many chose to vote by Absentee Ballot. What was clear is that people wanted to see change. So...

 
 By Kyle Davidson    News    November 2, 2023

As Biden pushes for environmental justice, advocates call for stronger air quality rules

Detroit residents and environmental justice advocates on Monday hosted a roundtable, calling on the state and federal government to set stronger clean air standards and address health impacts in...

 

Elections held in Wayne County on Tuesday, November 7th Who is on the ballot?

Do you know if your city is having an election on November 7th? The names on the ballot are listed. ALLEN PARK MAYOR Felice Tony Lalli Gail McLeod CITY CLERK Michael I. Mizzi TREASURER Frank Liberati...

 

Vice President Kamala Harris Takes Responsible AI Message Abroad

Vice President Kamala Harris, as part of her official visit to the United Kingdom on Wednesday, Nov. 1, announced a series of groundbreaking US initiatives aimed at promoting the safe and responsible...

 
 By Detroit Staff    News    November 2, 2023

City, state officials join community in celebrating the completion of Joe Louis Greenway's stunning new West Warren Gateway

Today, Mayor Mike Duggan joined with city and state officials and a large crowd of excited residents to celebrate the completion of the Warren Gateway stretch of the Joe Louis Greenway (JLG). The $6...

 

Senator Laphonza Butler Vows Unwavering Support for the Black Press and Black Communities

The Black Press has gained a powerful ally in the U.S. Senate, promising unwavering support for the historic voice of the African American community. Sen. Laphonza Butler (D-CA), appointed by Gov....

 

Secretary Benson statement on Senate passage of voting rights bills

Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson today made the following statement regarding Senate passage of HB 4568, lifting Michigan’s ban on hiring transportation for rides to the polls: “Every Michigander deserves equal access to the ballot. The...

 

Peters Calls for Increase in Funding to Protect Houses of Worship and Other Nonprofits Against Threats Amid Historic Levels of Hate Crimes

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Amid a historic rise in hate crimes in the U.S., U.S. Senator Gary Peters (MI) is calling for additional funding to protect synagogues, mosques, gurdwaras, African-American...

 
 By Xaiver Jones    News    October 19, 2023

Community came out to support the Western Wayne County NAACP's Annual Freedom Fund Dinner

The month of October brings certain inevitabilities into the world. Halloween, leaves will change colors, breast cancer awareness, and the Western Wayne County NAACP Freedom Fund Dinner. Months of...

 
 By Megan Kirk    News    October 19, 2023

Wayne County Commission Approves Executive Evans' Ninth Consecutive Balanced Budget

WAYNE COUNTY, MI – The Wayne County Commission has approved Executive Warren C. Evans' $2.02 billion budget for the 2023-2024 fiscal year – Wayne County's ninth consecutive balanced budget under...

 

INTERNATIONAL Black and Jewish members of Congress speak out on brutal Israel- Hamas war

, - AFRO International Writer, Members of the Congressional Caucus on Black-Jewish Relations (CCBJR) are weighing in on the latest deadly conflict overseas. Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared that the nation is "at war" on Oct. 7 as...

 

AG Nessel Applauds Committee Vote on Guardianship Bills Several aim to prevent elder abuse

LANSING – Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel applauds the passage of House Bills (HB) 4909, 4910, 4911, 4912, and 5047 out of the House Judiciary Committee. HB 4909-12 would institute...

 

Justice Department Issues Report to Improve Police Hiring Nationwide

Law enforcement faces a challenge as more officers resign or retire, and fewer qualified applicants are interested in becoming police officers. A new report from the Justice Department suggests that...

 
 By Andy Henion    News    October 12, 2023

State of Michigan initiative opens up thousands of job opportunities for veterans

LANSING, Mich. – In a unique initiative that will open up thousands of job opportunities for military veterans, the State of Michigan is waiving its requirement of a bachelor's degree for many state...

 

Latest Stats Show America's Continued Love Affair with Mass Incarceration

Preliminary data released by the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) revealed a notable increase in the number of individuals held in local jails nationwide. As of midyear 2022, the incarcerated...

 
 By Stacy M. Brown    News    October 5, 2023

President Biden Announces $127 Billion in Student Debt Relief for 3.6 million Americans

President Joe Biden's longstanding push that college "should be a pathway to the middle class rather than a financial burden on families" took a significant step forward this week. The Biden...

 

Senate Democrats Deliver on First Big Fall Priority to Curb High Drug Costs, Protect Residents' Health

LANSING, Mich. (Oct. 04, 2023) - Today, the Michigan Senate passed Senate Bills 483-485. The bills, sponsored by Sens. Darrin Camilleri (D-Trenton), Kristen McDonald Rivet (D-Bay City) and Veronica...

 

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