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A Lot Accomplished in a Very Short Amount of Time

On November 29, 2018, I was sworn-in as the 18th person to represent the constituents in Michigan's 13th Congressional District and complete the term vacated by John Conyers, Jr. Residents in the...

 
 By Xavier Jones    News    January 3, 2019

Community members voice concerns about Fracking In Michigan

Climate change is not just a theory, it's as real as the air we breathe. Even though twenty percent of America's freshwater belongs to Michigan, the state's water emergencies aren't treated with the...

 

Plan to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. this month

Martin Luther King Day is a celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. It recognizes his efforts towards social equality and civil rights. Martin Luther King Jr was an advocate of equality, and recognized...

 

Starfish's Parenthood Program Guides Teen Parents to a Positive Future

Being a parent is a full-time job. It's not an easy one, and these days there are many who simply walk away from the responsibility. But take heart; there are those who are up to the challenge. Just...

 

Latest Attack to Michigan's Water

Hamtramck, MI - This Thursday morning at 11 am, leaders will gather, at the Piast Institute in Hamtramck, to speak out against legislation that would allow for the increased dumping of fracking waste...

 

State Representative Sherry Gay-Dagnogo responds to gutting of public school funding

LANSING - This morning, during a marathon final session that lasted nearly 22 hours, the Michigan House rushed through legislation that will divert more than $141 million dollars away from the school...

 

President Trump and Republicans Shut Down U.S. Government Forcing Hundreds of Thousands of Workers to Go Without Pay During the Holidays

WASHINGTON – Early this morning, the U.S. federal government partially shut down following President Trump and his fellow Republican's failure to pass a budget. Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05) is...

 

African American Senators Push First Federal Lynching Bill Through U.S. Senate

On December 19th, the U.S. Senate finally passed the first anti-lynching bill in history. The bill, entitled the Justice for Victims of Lynching Act of 2018, was passed by a voice vote. Should it...

 

Detroiters Want More Influence at Wright African American Museum

A Detroit coalition of community groups has demanded that trustees of the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History cancel an exhibit showcasing Thomas Jefferson's Virginia slave...

 

Gretchen Whitmer to be Sworn-in as Michigan's 49th Governor

LANSING – Governor-elect Gretchen Whitmer will be sworn in as Michigan's 49th governor on January 1, 2019. The ceremony, including the oath of office, will take place outside of the Capitol...

 

ROGUE STATE LEGISLATORS AND THE THEFT OF DEMOCRACY!

One has to wonder whether or not we actually had midterm elections in 2018. The recent actions by Republican led state legislatures in Michigan and Wisconsin, and election controversy in North...

 

Holiday Fire Safety and Prevention Ought to be Everyone's Concern

Holiday time means holiday lights, pretty candles and more activity in the kitchen than usual. These can also mean greater risk for fire. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) says that one...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    December 6, 2018

National Action Network Calls End to Tax Abatements

The president of the Michigan Chapter of the National Action Network (NAN), the Rev. Charles Williams II, held a press conference on Monday, December 3, to address concerns about the practice of...

 

Legalized Marijuana:

On November 6, Michigan voters passed Proposal 1 which legalized recreational marijuana in the state. When the law goes into effect on December 6, Marijuana will be regulated like tobacco products...

 

There are over 2 million Black-Owned Businesses in the U.S.

According to the United States Census Bureau, there are more than 2 million businesses in the country that are owned by African Americans. That statistic dispels a lot of rumors that African...

 

African Americans from Electeds to Journalists Remember President George H.W. Bush

The death of former President George H.W. Bush on November 30 was the impetus of much comment and debate on his legacy. Many kept their tributes to a focus on his incredible military service in World...

 

Welcome to the Neighborhood

Style Detroit located at 18431 W. McNichols Rd. had its official Grand Opening this past weekend. The upscale store carries various array of men and women accessories. Some of their products include;...

 

Is the FBI Under-reporting the Surge in Hate Crimes?

The FBI has released it's 2017 hate crimes statistics which revealed a 17 percent increase in incidents since 2016. In 2017 there were 8,493 victims and 6,307 known offenders. By comparison there...

 

Livonia Goodfellows Part of the Greater Good in the Region

Siblings Tulsi and Mukumd appeared apprehensive on a recent Saturday morning. The brother and sister were with their parents at the Livonia Senior Citizens Center, where initial interviews for...

 
 By Gina Steward    News    November 22, 2018

The PuLSE Institute host forum on Race, Illiteracy and Poverty

The state of the Detroit Public School Community District is currently at a level where there is only one way to go and that is up. The PuLSE Institute's latest forum Race, Illiteracy and Poverty -...

 

Inkster Police Department Deliver Thanksgiving Turkeys to Deserving Families

INKSTER - Throughout the afternoon of November 20, 2018 Inkster police officers delivered Thanksgiving turkeys to several deserving families throughout Inkster. This is another example of how the...

 

Santaland Parade a Holiday Tradition in Garden City

The 58th Annual Garden City Santaland Parade will be held on Saturday, November 24 at 10 a.m. The parade has been a tradition in Garden City since 1961. Parade spokesperson Dan York has been with the...

 

Michelle Obama Book Tour Features Oprah and Other Celebrity Moderators

As the Nov. 13 release date fast approaches, it's become ever more obvious that former First Lady Michelle Obama's book tour is more than just another event. In each city, beginning with Chicago – t...

 

State Representative Sylvia Santana Calls for Release of Nonviolent Marijuana Offenders

LANSING - State Rep. Sylvia Santana, Democratic vice chair of the House Appropriations Corrections Subcommittee, introduced a plan to require the Michigan Parole Board to release individuals who are...

 

Mississippi Campaign Heats Up After 'Lynching' Remark

It's a campaign that flew quietly under the radar – though the outcome could not only make history but change the dynamics in the United States Senate. Down in the Delta – where the public...

 

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