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ANOTHER WIN FOR VOTERS

A "complex and punitive regulatory scheme." These are the words a federal judge used this past week when she issued an injunction to stop implementation of a Tennessee law that would have made voter r...

 

Westland Councilwoman Proposes Districted Council Seats

When Tasha Green was elected to Westland City Council in 2017, she vowed never to vote against the interests of constituents and to always bring their voices with her to city hall before making a deci...

 

September 24 is National Voter Registration Day 2019

WAYNE COUNTY– On September 24, 2019, Americans will celebrate National Voter Registration Day with a massive 50-state effort to register voters before Election Day this November. With local...

 

Despite U.S. Open Loss, Serena Williams is still the Greatest of All Time

Serena Williams lost her bid for what would have been her sixth U.S. Open Singles title. It was the second straight year that Williams lost in the finals. But, with 23 Grand Slam tournament titles...

 

New Splash Pad opens in River Rouge

Today was the day the city has been waiting for. The Splash Park is officially open. Over a year and a half ago, Wayne County awarded River Rouge a $300,000 grant as part of its Community Development...

 

Americans remember 9/11

Sept. 11 anniversary Alexandra Hamatie, whose cousin, Robert Horohoe, was killed on September 11, pauses at the National September 11 Memorial on September 11, 2019 in New People who were too young...

 

Michigan becomes first state to ban flavored nicotine vaping products

LANSING -- Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer took aggressive action to protect Michigan kids from the harmful effects of vaping. These actions include making Michigan the first state in the nation to...

 

National Congress of Black Women to Honor Shirley Chisholm at Annual Brunch

On Sunday, September 15, the National Congress of Black Women will celebrate its 35th annual brunch in the Thurgood Marshall Room of the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington D.C. The non-profit...

 

Elder Abuse Town Hall Opens the Lines of Communications

State Representative Jewell Jones, along with along with Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel, Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib, and State Senator Betty Jean Alexander met with residents at a town hall in...

 

400 Years in Virginia. 500 Years in Slavery.

The National Newspaper Publishers Association began a series on the transatlantic slave trade. The series started in conjunction with the annual United Nations International Day of Remembrance. With...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    August 29, 2019

Wayne United Host Census Celebration in Inkster

Wayne United hosted a street festival and concert in Inkster on Saturday August 17, taking over a portion of Inkster Road from Michigan Avenue to Avondale. The purpose of the event was twofold: to...

 

Lawmakers commemorated the 56th anniversary of civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech.

Lawmakers commemorated the 56th anniversary of civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech. In commemorating the speech - one of the major historic moments of the civil rights...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    August 29, 2019

Michigan Legislator - Robert Wittenberg, Working at the State Level to Stop Gun Violence

When news of a mass shooting breaks, Americans, glued to their televisions, shake their heads and wring their hands, asking, "What can be done?" According to National Public Radio (NPR), 17 states...

 

US Steel plans to temporarily lay off up to 200 workers in Michigan

United States Steel will temporarily lay off workers at its Great Lakes facility in Michigan in coming weeks, according to a filing the steelmaker made with the State of Michigan. In a Worker...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    August 22, 2019

State Representative Alex Garza Remains In Touch with Voters

In 2013, Taylor resident Alex Garza knocked on over 15,000 doors, encouraging residents to vote for him in his bid for a seat on city council. At age 19, Garza won election, becoming the youngest...

 

After Five Years, NY Police Officer Who Chokes Eric Garner to Death on Video is Finally Fired

On August 19, New York City Police Commissioner James O'Neill announced the firing of Officer Daniel Pantaleo. Pantaleo. Pantaleo choked Eric Garner, 43, to death on a sidewalk in Staten Island New...

 

Jamestown to Jamestown: Commemorating 400 Years of the African Diaspora Experience

History commonly and most often points to late August in the year 1619 when some "20 and odd Negroes" originating from Angola arrived in the British colony of Jamestown, Virginia as the first documented enslaved Africans to land in what is now the...

 
 By Xavier Jones    News    August 15, 2019

Health Is Wealth: Sumpter Medical Clinic To Open In September

Throughout history, Visger Road has been a lot of things. In a time years before my own Visger was a booming black metropolis. Both sides of the street teeming with business and productivity. 2019...

 

Lt. Governor Gilchrist to keynote Western Wayne County NAACP Freedom Fund Dinner

It is with great honor that we invite you to attend the 22nd Annual NAACP Freedom Fund Dinner, on Sunday, October 20, 2019 from 5:00pm – 8:00 p.m. (Seating will begin at 4:30 p.m.) at Prestige Banqu...

 

Michigan police crackdown on drunk driving

Police around Michigan will be cracking down on drunk driving during the upcoming Labor Day holiday weekend. Here's the info from Michigan State Police: During the 2019 Labor Day holiday weekend, poli...

 
 By Sarah Cwiek    News    August 8, 2019

Members of Congress hear about impacts of "lost decade" of housing in Detroit

11 years after the start of the recession and housing crash, the ripple effects are still felt acutely across Detroit and Wayne County, members of a U.S. House subcommittee heard at a field hearing...

 

NAACP Issues Statement on Mass Shooting in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio

BALTIMORE - The NAACP released the following statement in the aftermath of the fatal shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio, which took the lives of 29 people in total. "We extend our deepest...

 

Congresswoman Maxine Waters Statement on Capital One Data Breach

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, issued the following statement on a data breach which exposed account information of...

 
 By Abayomi Azikiwe    News    August 8, 2019

400 years (1619-2019) after the beginning of African enslavement in the British colony of Virginia

In late August of 1619, approximately 20 Africans were brought to the shore of Jamestown Settlement in Virginia. All along the West and East coasts of the continent into the interior there was the...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    August 8, 2019

Vietnam Moving Wall will Visit Livonia

The Vietnam War ended more than 40 years ago. Nearly 59,000 Americans gave their lives in the struggle, which was controversial and unpopular. For those families who lost a loved one, even for those...

 

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