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 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...

 

Proposal 2 passes, slays gerrymandering in Michigan

Michiganders voted to end partisan gerrymandering in Michigan by establishing an Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission that takes the power of redistricting away from politicians and...

 

The Salvation Army of Metro Detroit to Offer Christmas Assistance Metro Detroit families and senior citizens can apply

SOUTHFIELD – The Salvation Army of Metro Detroit is currently accepting applications for Christmas assistance from residents of Wayne, Oakland and Macomb Counties at all metro Detroit Salvation Army corps community centers. Families with children...

 

Romulus voters approve millage to support public safety

ROMULUS – City administrators, firefighters and police officers are thanking Romulus voters for supporting a 4-mill proposal that will support public safety for the next five years. The November 6...

 

3 Ways Military Families and Veterans Can Stretch Their Budget

(StatePoint) “How can we make our money go further?” The eternal question being asked by families everywhere, every day. While military families are no strangers to the same budgeting dilemmas as everyone else, the good news is that there are...

 

GOP, Democrats splitting governor's races in key states

Democrats tried Tuesday to fight their way back to power in state capitols across the country by reclaiming governor's seats in key Midwest states, major steps in their nationwide strategy to reverse...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    November 8, 2018

Westland Police Department Welcomes New Body Cameras for Officers

Last month the Westland Police Department acquired a new tool to aid in police work: body cameras. Westland Police Chief Jeff Jedrusik hosted a media event to announce the major investment the city ha...

 

OP-ED: The Chisholm Legacy

November 5th marked the historic 50th Anniversary of the first African American woman elected to the U.S. Congress, Rep. Shirley Chisholm. This important milestone marks a watershed moment in...

 
 By Dale Rich    News    November 8, 2018

VETERANS DAY TRIBUTE TO GEORGE DeBAPTISTE:

DETROIT - Active member of the Underground Railroad, recruiter of Michigan's Colored Infantry, entrepreneur and one of Detroit's most impassioned and important black leaders, George DeBaptiste will...

 

Detroit Caucus Members Select Leadership for 2019-20 Session

DETROIT - Tonight, the recently-elected members of the Detroit Caucus, who will serve during Michigan's 100th Legislature, met to elect their caucus leadership for the 2019-20 session. The leadership...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    November 1, 2018

Ecorse Tackles the Problem of Blight with New Development

Ecorse Mayor Lamar Tidwell grew up in Ecorse. He remembers when the city was an attractive place to live and do business. Tidwell remembers from his younger days that when homes were put up for sale,...

 
 By Gina Steward    News    November 1, 2018

Kemeny Center has Grand Re-Opening

The Kemeny Recreation Center in Southwest Detroit was re-opened during a festive ceremony on Saturday, October 27, 2018. The Center reopened thanks to a $9.5 million renovation by the City of...

 

Rainbow PUSH and General Motors Award Twenty-One Scholarships

DETROIT – During the 19th Annual Rainbow PUSH/CEF Global Automotive Summit's Business and Education Awards Luncheon, 21 deserving Michigan students, with a majority attending college in Michigan,...

 

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