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Ground is Broken on the Fort Street Bridge Interpretive Park

It was a bright sunny morning in early October, anda group of people gathered on the shore to hear Autumn Yancey of Lifeline Church Detroit perform a stirring rendition of "Wade in the Water." This...

 

Is Mayor Duggan's 250M Bond Proposal Resting on Shaky Ground?

Mayor Mike Duggan is soliciting political and community support to place a $250 million-dollar municipal bond proposal on the ballot in March 2020.Yet, a recent report released by Detroit Auditor...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    November 21, 2019 

Open House Held in River Rouge to Address Brownfield Area Wide Plan

A Public Open House was held on Thursday, October 17, to address the status of the River Rouge and Southwest Detroit Brownfield Redevelopment Area-Wide Plan (AWP). The open house was held in the city...

 

Fr. Cornelius Okeke to Pastor three Catholic Churches in Downriver Area

Fall 2019 marks a new beginning for the Catholic Church in SW Detroit, Ecorse, and Melvindale. Fr Cornelius Okeke of St Andre Bessette in Ecorse has been named Pastor of Ss Andrew & Benedict in...

 

The Salvation Army of Metro Detroit to Offer Christmas Assistance

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...

 

NAACP Hosted Tele-Town Hall on Comcast Attack on Civil Rights

BALTIMORE - The NAACP hosted a special tele-town hall with Senator Cory Booker and Senator Kamala Harris, along with Derrick Johnson, NAACP President and CEO, and Bradford M. Berry, NAACP General...

 

Jesse Jackson Holds 20th Automotive Summit in Detroit

On November 1, Reverend Jesse Jackson spearheaded the 20th Global Automotive Summit at the Motor City Casino conference room in Detroit. This year's theme is entitled, "Expanding the African American...

 

Congresswoman Tlaib Asks House Committees for Investigation on Opportunity Zones Influence

DETROIT – Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (MI-13) sent a letter to the chairmen of the House Committee on Ways and Means, Committee on Oversight and Reform Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy,...

 

MILLION WOMAN MARCH SET FOR 2020

SAVE THE DATE - 23RD ANNUAL MILLION WOMAN'S MARCH - OCT. 25, 2020 - PHILADELPHIA Sharon Carpenter, North Westside Cood, Basiymah Muhammad Bey, Philadelphia MWM National Coord., LaShonda...

 

How to Honor Native Veterans this Native American Heritage Month

(StatePoint) November is Native American Heritage Month, a great time to honor the legacy and service of Native American veterans of the U.S. military. Here are a few ways to do so this month and...

 

Black Teen Suicide Reaches Historic Highs

African American teenagers in the United States historically have had lower suicide rates than their white counterparts – until now. A new study analyzing suicide among American teens by a team led...

 

Ramone Jackson and Detroit's Resources

41 year-old Black man, Ramone Jackson, has spent most of his life living in Detroit and he is intense when discussing how city government has failed the people it is supposed to represent. Jackson is...

 

Former Congressman John Conyers dies at 90 years old

Former U.S. Congressman John Conyers, whose 15-year fight to pass legislation that would make Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday a federal holiday, has died. He was 90. The longtime Michigan...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    October 24, 2019

Ecorse's Deputy Public Safety Director Serves With Compassion

“Hey, Cop!” the boy would call. Ecorse Deputy Public Safety Director Narda Bruno recalls the young boy she had befriended years ago while making rounds in her patrol car. “Every time I rode past...

 

Deal reached to end GM strike

New York (CNN Business)Negotiators from General Motors and the United Auto Workers union have reached a tentative deal to end a 31-day strike by nearly 50,000 workers. Details of the agreement were...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    October 17, 2019

Garden City Fire and Police Departments Welcome Residents at Open Houses

On Saturday, October 12, the Garden City Fire and Police Departments each hosted an Open House for the community. The free family event ran from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and gave the public a chance to tour...

 

Congresswomen Debbie Dingell and Rashida Tlaib Kayak Rouge River to Highlight Environmental Clean Up of River

MELVINDALE, MI – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) and Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (MI-13) kayaked the Rouge River to highlight environmental cleanup of the river since it first caught...

 

In Michigan, Felons can vote

During an election, many wonder what rights a convicted felon has, especially when it comes to voting. In a heated election, each vote makes a difference, and understanding the rights that a...

 

Western Wayne County NAACP to honor community heros

ALLEN PARK, MI – The NAACP Western Wayne County Branch will host their 2019 NAACP Freedom Fund Dinner on Sunday, October 20, 2019 from 5:00pm – 7:00 p.m. (Seating will begin at 4:30 p.m.) The dinn...

 

Community Activist Files 1,570 Signatures to Create Community Advisory Council

Detroit, MI – District Four will be the second of Detroit's seven districts to establish a Community Advisory Council (CAC). This is thanks to the effort of community college professor and local...

 
 By Gina Steward    News    October 3, 2019

Water Warriors use their voice for Environmental Justice

DETROIT - Members of the Democracy Defense League drove down from Flint, Michigan because they say this environmental justice thing is critical. They call themselves the Water Worriers of Flint. They...

 

How Redlining Produced Poverty in Detroit

DETROIT - Detroit is known as one of the most poverty stricken large urban areas in the United States. And according to the 2000 U.S. Census, Detroit has the highest percentage of Black people in citi...

 

United States Congressional Field Hearing Held in Detroit

U.S. Rep. Harley Rouda (CA), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Environment, along with U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib (MI), Vice Chair of the Subcommittee on Environment, convened a field hearing in Detroit on...

 

Wayne County Commission adopts $1.63 billion operating budget for 2019-20 fiscal year

Wayne County Commissioners on Thursday adopted a $1.63 billion county operating budget for the 2019-20 fiscal year. The new budget represents a decrease from the current year's $1.66 billion amended b...

 

Rep. Maxine Waters Statement on the Formal Impeachment Inquiry of Donald J. Trump

WASHINGTON – Rep. Maxine Waters (CA-43) issued the following statement on the formal impeachment inquiry of Donald J. Trump: "I am supportive of the leadership of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi who has...

 

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