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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...

 

In Tribute to Rep. John Dingell

For nearly 60 years, he was on the frontline of social change, fighting the good fight for the causes he believed in, popular or not. He will be long remembered. We are all saddened to hear of the...

 

Senator Stabenow Introduces Medicare at 50 Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) today introduced the Medicare at 50 Act (S.470) to give people between the ages of 50 and 64 years old the option of buying into Medicare. Mill...

 

Harris, Stabenow, Peters, Lawrence Introduce Legislation to Award Aretha Franklin with Congressional Gold Medal

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Kamala Harris (D-CA), Debbie Stabenow, Gary Peters, and Representative Brenda Lawrence (all D-MI) introduced bicameral legislation to posthumously award the...

 

Early Head Start Program Helps Families Succeed

When it comes to success, the earlier you get started at it, the more likely you are to attain it. Starfish Family Services, established in 1963, appears to embrace that idea. The organization's...

 

Inkster Police Department rename Bake Sale

The Inkster Police Department and Inkster Commission will host the Dorothy Gardner Memorial bake sale from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, February 27 to support Inkster community outreach. The event...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    February 7, 2019

Residents and Elected Officials Rally for Accountability from Marathon's Detroit Refinery

Michigan State Representative Cynthia A. Johnson lives nearly 10 miles from Marathon Petroleum's Detroit Refinery, but told a crowd of listeners at a rally on Monday that she was awakened by what she...

 

Jewell Jones, Michigan's Youngest State Representative to be Sworn in

INKSTER - Jewell Jones, the youngest State Representative in Michigan's history, will be sworn in by Garlin Gilchrist, Michigan's first black Lieutenant Governor, on February 8, 2019. The swearing-in...

 

DETROIT BRANCH NAACP ANNOUNCES KAMILIA LANDRUM ITS NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

DETROIT – Rev. Dr. Wendell Anthony, President, Detroit Branch NAACP, announced at his recent installation, beginning a historic 14th term, the appointment of the Branch's new Executive Director....

 

Western Wayne County NAACP to meet in Dearborn Heights

The Western Wayne County Branch of the NAACP is inviting you to attend their next General Membership meeting. The meeting will be held at the Caroline Kennedy Library in Dearborn Heights on Monday,...

 

Detroit Charter Commission Hosts Third Community Meeting

DETROIT - On Saturday January 26th, the newly elected Detroit Charter Revision Commissioners held their third community meeting at the Samaritan Center on the city's east side. Detroiters voted last...

 

Andrew Gillum Addresses Future, Importance of Black Press

Former Tallahassee Mayor and Florida Gubernatorial Candidate, Andrew Gillum, didn't break the kind of news that many publishers, editors and journalists may have wanted at the National Newspaper...

 

Birmingham Seeks to Restore Previously Rescinded Honor to Angela Davis

Human and Civil Rights Activist Angela Davis turned 75 on Saturday, Jan. 26, and family, fans, and supporters took to social media and other platforms to salute the freedom fighter and Birmingham,...

 

Wayne County offers Federal Workers extension to pay Delinquent Property Taxes

DETROIT, Michigan - Wayne County Treasurer Eric R. Sabree will allow federal workers affected by the government shutdown who live in Wayne County additional time to pay their delinquent property...

 

D.C. Women's March

THE AFRO - Thousands gathered Saturday to observe the third annual Women's March in D.C. The group was diverse, representing many demographics, ages and nationalities. The march started around 11...

 

Flying High:

Although she acknowledges setting "big goals," Sherrexcia "Rexy" Rolle said the magic really happens in the small steps it takes to reach those ambitions. "That's where the victories are won, in your...

 

WORKERS SPEAK OUT: 'We're Being Held Hostage'

The Trump Shutdown is in its 33rd day, and hundreds of thousands of workers still don't know when their next paycheck will come. Trump's temper tantrum has forced workers to take on second jobs just t...

 
 By Xavier Jones    News    January 24, 2019

Status And Condition Of America's Vietnam Veterans

The Vietnam war spanned years of global conflict. Each party viewed the war, and other parties involved with different lenses. But most veterans, historians, and civilians claim the war ended with no...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    January 17, 2019

Inkster Police Chief William T. Riley Optimistic About 2019

In the city of Inkster, the rallying cry is "all hands on deck!" For decades the city had gotten a bad rap, and was often perceived as a place full of crime and poverty. Then, in 2015, came the...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    January 17, 2019

MLK Day Observances Abound in Metro Detroit This January

As far as federal holidays go, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day brings about its own distinctive types of festivities. Memorial Day ushers in the season of summer. Independence Day is a day for...

 

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