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Why is Black History celebrated in February

Every February, the U.S. honors the contributions and sacrifices of African Americans who have helped shape the nation. Black History Month celebrates the rich cultural heritage, triumphs and...

 

Senate Democrats Call for History Lessons Spanning Ethnicities, Identities

LANSING - Sens. Erika Geiss (D-Taylor), Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit), Adam Hollier (D-Detroit), and Paul Wojno (D-Warren) have introduced legislation that would require public schools to include...

 

Twitter Finally Shuts Down Account of Racist Congresswoman from Georgia

After a third violation regarding COVID-19 misinformation, officials at the social media platform Twitter have banned Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) from their platform. Her suspended account was...

 

FROM COLD FEET, TO A COLD CASE

Although you are more poor than you've ever been, responsible for yourself for the first time, flooded with essays and stuffed with ramen noodles, for most, college is a fun time. Whilst in college...

 
 By Kellee Jordan    News    January 20, 2022

5G network increase may require some mobile users to upgrade their mobile device

New Year, New Phone! While5G, the fifth-generation mobile network increase coverage, it may be time for an upgraded phone. 5G is a fast, strong, and reliable higher multi-Gbps peak data speed...

 

Vice President Kamala Harris Speaks to the Black Press of America

Vice President Kamala Harris provided a message of hope while striking an encouraging tone during an exclusive interview with the Black Press of America. The Vice President, who cut her teeth as a...

 

MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY

On January 17, 2022, the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday will mark the 27th anniversary of the national day of service. This day was established to honor the life and legacy of Dr. King, and to...

 

Governor Whitmer Urges Michiganders to Get Health Coverage Before Jan. 15 Open Enrollment Deadline

LANSING,. - Governor Gretchen Whitmer and Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services (DIFS) Director Anita Fox are reminding Michiganders to log on to the Health Insurance Marketplace...

 

Demand Voting Rights

I’m writing to you from Atlanta, where moments ago I met with President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris. The topic at hand was voting rights, and NAACP’s demand was quite straight forward: We need to see outcomes. For the sake of our...

 

Dr. King's Life, the Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act

Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968) was the nation's most prominent leader in the 20th century struggle for civil rights. He was born in the segregated south of Atlanta, Georgia and after graduating f...

 

MLK Family Asks for No Celebration Until Lawmakers Pass Voting Rights Legislation

Prayer breakfasts, marches, parades, and an uptick in volunteer efforts to support the annual Day of Service have remained staples of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. But the late civil rights icon family...

 
 By Stacy M. Brown    News    January 6, 2022

Biden, Harris Blame Trump for Jan. 6 Attacks, Says America Must Move Forward

On the anniversary of the deadly January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, President Joe Biden doubled down on his campaign slogan from the 2020 election. He declared the race against former President...

 

President Biden Proclaims January as National Human Trafficking Prevention Month

Human trafficking – whether in the form of forced labor, sex trafficking, or other offenses – counts as an abhorrent abuse of power and a profoundly immoral crime that strikes at the safety, healt...

 
 By Lyndia Grant    News    January 6, 2022

TRIBUTE TO ARCHBISHOP DESMOND TUTU

It saddens my heart to hear of the death of Archbishop Desmond Tutu today, Sunday, December 26, 2021. Let me give this tribute to the Archbishop who helped end apartheid in South Africa. Nobel Peace...

 

Governor Whitmer Calls for Special Election to Fill Vacant House Seat

LANSING,- Governor Gretchen Whitmer today sent a letter to Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson calling for a special election to fill a vacant seat in the Michigan House of Representatives. The vacancy...

 

Gov. Whitmer Signs Bill to Address Substitute Teacher Shortage, Other Legislation

LANSING - Governor Whitmer signed House Bill 4294 to address the substitute teacher shortage, helping keep schools open and students learning in person. House Bill 4294 would temporarily allow trusted...

 

Senators Marshall Bullock and Adam Hollier: MICRC voter analysis based on misidentification of Black legislators

Senators Adam Hollier and Marshall Bullock join the League of Conservation Voters in asking the commission to draw fair maps based on real data and analysis. MLCV has a history of standing with Black...

 

Voting Rights Battle Ahead in Early 2022

In 2021, 440 bills to restrict voting access were introduced in 49 states. Nineteen states passed 34 new laws making it more difficult to vote. There have been no cases cited demonstrating evidence...

 

Officer Found Guilty in Killing of Daunte Wright in Minnesota

A jury in Minnesota has convicted former Brooklyn Center Police Officer Kim Potter on multiple manslaughter counts for the killing of Daunte Wright. Potter, who said she mistakenly grabbed her...

 

A Look Back at Some Notable Losses of 2021

Each New Year it seems only appropriate to remember the noteworthy lives lost the previous year. At the Telegram, we look back at these exceptional lives and recall the contributions they made....

 
 By Ny Magee    News    December 23, 2021

NAACP reaches settlement with Postal Service over delivery of mail-in ballots

The United States Postal Service has reached an agreement with the NAACP on a lawsuit related to mail-in ballots for the 2020 presidential election. The civil rights organization filed the lawsuit...

 

KWANZAA WITH THE WRIGHT

Each night, the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History will present songs and dances, storytelling, poetry reading, and more to mark the occasion. Be prepared to take in the festive...

 

White House, Dems Furious Over Sen. Manchin's Build Back Better Betrayal

Black Press photojournalist and social media maven Anthony Tilman assessed the death of President Joe Biden's Build Back Better legislation this way: "[Fifty] Republicans in the Senate don't care abou...

 

MICRC Maps Violate the Voting Rights Act, Must be Redrawn

LANSING, MI-Dr. Jerome Reide, Legislative Liaison for the Michigan Department of Civil Rights, has released Department analysis showing the five proposed electoral maps offered by the Michigan...

 

Former Minneapolis Cop Derek Chauvin Pleads Guilty to Violating George Floyd's Civil Rights

Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer who killed George Floyd, would rather spend 25 years in federal prison than 15 in a state penitentiary. The disgraced cop who infamously kneeled...

 

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