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 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....

 
 By Dominique Madden    News    February 7, 2019 

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Birmingham Seeks to Restore Previously Rescinded Honor to Angela Davis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...

 

Detroit Caucus members speak out in support of GM workers

DETROIT - Members of the Detroit Caucus attended the opening press conference yesterday for the 2019 North American Auto Show, celebrating the technological partnerships that have allowed Michigan to...

 

The State of the Children

Last month, on December 8th a summit was held at the main branch of the Detroit Public Library to bring awareness of the plight of the nation's children. Speakers included Reverend Frederick D. Shaw J...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    January 10, 2019

Efforts to Battle the Opioid Crisis Come to Downriver

Anthony Harrison became an eyewitness to how easy it is to succumb to addiction when a friend suffered a knee injury. The friend was an athlete, and following a necessary surgery, was prescribed...

 

Congresswoman RashidaTlaib: We Must Put a Human Face on Gov't Shutdown and End it Now

DETROIT – On Tuesday, Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib was joined by community members and advocates to talk about the impact of the ongoing government on the 13th Congressional District, Michigan, and...

 

Western Wayne County NAACP named 2018 Michigan Branch of the Year

NAACP Michigan State Conference President - Yvonne White presents Western Wayne County Branch president Gina Wilson Steward with the Branch of the Year Award The Western Wayne County NAACP was named...

 

"HELLO" from New Paradigm College Prep

The students and staff from New Paradigm College Prep in Southwest Detroit gave a warm "Hello" to the seniors at the Ecorse Manor at 4560 Ninth Street in Ecorse, Mi. The students from Pre-K through...

 

Tyrone Carter sworn in as Representative for 6th House District

LANSING - State Rep. Tyrone Carter (D-Detroit) was sworn in officially today as representative for the 6th House District for the 2019-2020 legislative session. The swearing-in ceremony marked the...

 

Senator Betty Alexander plans for opportunity, reform in 100th Legislature

LANSING - Sen. Betty Jean Alexander (D–Detroit) took the oath of office today to serve the citizens of Michigan's 5th Senate District. "It's an honor to serve the people of Michigan's 5th Senate...

 

Isaac Robinson sworn in as representative for 4th House District

LANSING - State Rep. Isaac Robinson (D-Detroit) was sworn in officially today as representative for the 4th House District for the 2019-2020 legislative session. The swearing-in ceremony marked the...

 

Legalized Marijuana Part Two What it does to your body

Marijuana is a green, strong-smelling plant that grows around the world. The leaves of the plant contain the chemical substance THC which medical researchers are finding more ways and means in treatin...

 

Gov. Whitmer Signs First Executive Directive to Protect Public Health, Safety and Welfare

LANSING -- Today Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed the first Executive Directive of her administration, Executive Directive 2019-1, to ensure any imminent threat to public health, safety or welfare is...

 

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