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 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 sta...

 

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 c...

 
 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 the...

 

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 l...

 

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 j...

 

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...

 

Wayne County Announces "Fall in Love with Wayne County" Photo Contest, Chance to Watch The Detroit Lions Defend the Den

WAYNE COUNTY, MI – Are you ready to Fall in Love with Wayne County? Wayne County Executive Warren C. Evans has announced the kickoff of a photo contest designed to highlight the autumn season and cele...

 
 By Stacy M. Brown    News    October 5, 2023

Prosecutors Charge Nevada Man for the Murder of Tupac Shakur

Authorities in Nevada have announced that they have indicted Duane Keith Davis on one count of murder with the use of a deadly weapon and with intent to promote, further or assist a criminal gang in...

 

26th Freedom Fund Dinner event on October 15 celebrates legacy of Western Wayne County NAACP

Westland, Mich., September 23, 2023 –The Western Wayne County NAACP will hold its 26th Annual Freedom Fund Dinner on Sunday, October 15, 2023, at the SoHo Grand Banquet and Event Center at 34615 W...

 

Something Old, Something New, Something Electric and Mobile too!

North American International Auto Show has returned to Detroit. Automobile enthusiasts and technology geeks look here. Also, those looking into the industry as stakeholders or workforce labor, pay...

 

Kristen Welker Set to Become First Black 'Meet the Press' Host

Chuck Todd hosted his final episode of "Meet the Press" on NBC, handing the reigns over to White House Correspondent Kristen Welker, who will make history as the first Black person to host the iconic...

 

Tuesday was National Voter Registration Day

Michiganders have many locations where they can register to vote, such as community colleges, universities, shelters, food banks, libraries, fairs and even on the web. Paula Bowman, co-president of...

 

MDARD Issues Advisory Regarding Unsolicited Seed Packages from China

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) issued a warning on September 13 to residents who may have received unsolicited packages of seeds from China in the mail. Similar...

 

A Gala for 40 Years of Black Journalists' Achievement and Advocacy

DETROIT, MI – The Detroit Chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists (Detroit NABJ) will celebrate turning 40 with a formal and some fun on September 24, 2023. The 5 p.m. event at M...

 

Chevrolet's 'Discover the Unexpected' Scholarships and Stipends Top $750,000 as it Closes 2023 HBCU Fellowship Program

DETROIT – Chevrolet and the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) have concluded the seventh year of Discover the Unexpected (DTU), a 10-week immersive internship and scholarship program f...

 

Poll Accessibility Could Mean 60 Million More Voters

In Michigan and across the country, nearly 25% of the population encounters challenges in voting and accessing the polls. The Carter Center and Detroit Disability Power audited 261 polling locations i...

 

Clarence Thomas Finally Discloses Harlan Crow Financed Trips

Conservative Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas has acknowledged previously undisclosed travel expenses paid for by billionaire associate Harlan Crow. Thomas's most recent annual financial...

 

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