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 By Detroit Staff    News    February 2, 2023 

White House praises Mayor Duggan's Jump Start Initiative that helps Detroit residents improve their lives

The City of Detroit has partnered with 18 community groups and activist organizations on a new program unlike any other in the U.S. that will help long-term unemployed residents get reengaged in the j...

 

The Michigan Minimun Wage Will Not Increase on Feb. 19

ANSING. - Yesterday, the Michigan Court of Appeals offered an opinion that the Michigan Legislature's previous "adopt and amend" strategy to negate ballot initiatives was constitutional and was used...

 

Downriver Community Conference Expands Economic Development and Small Business Services with Help from Federal Grant

SOUTHGATE - Last August, the Downriver Community Conference (DCC) was awarded a $1.6 million grant from the Economic Development Administration for the Downriver Riverfront Communities Economic Recove...

 

Stabenow, Peters Announce Senate Passage of Bipartisan Legislation to Support MotorCities National Heritage Area

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Gary Peters (D-MI) announced that their bipartisan bill, the National Heritage Area Act, unanimously passed the U.S. Senate. The bill would...

 

Michigan Civil Rights Leaders on the National Day of Racial Healing

The Chair of the Michigan Civil Rights Commission and the Executive Director of the Michigan Department of Civil Rights have issued the following statements in observance of the National Day of...

 

Amid the Chaotic Speakership Debate in the House, A Star is Born

t's possible that after the bitter campaign for House Speaker ended on January 7th, Americans – especially Black Americans – felt a strong sense of déjà vu. New York Democratic Rep. Hakeem...

 
 By Michigan News    News    January 19, 2023

Individual Income Tax Season Begins on Jan. 23 Tax Returns Must Be Received by April 18, 2023

LANSING . – Michigan taxpayers can begin to file state individual income tax returns on Jan. 23, according to the Michigan Department of Treasury. Individuals can file their state income tax return...

 
 By Lisa Vox    News    January 12, 2023

How Martin Luther King Jr. Day Became a Federal Holiday

On Nov. 2, 1983, President Ronald Reagan signed a bill making Martin Luther King Jr. Day a federal holiday effective Jan. 20, 1986. As a result, Americans commemorate Martin Luther King, Jr.'s...

 
 By Kellee Jordan    News    January 12, 2023

Happy Birthday Celebrations for Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Below is a list of current Martin Luther King Jr. Day events Soul Night Jan 15, 8pm at the Garden Theater MLK Day at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History 8am - 5pm MLK Fellowship...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    January 5, 2023

Westland Mayor to Step Down, Says It Was an Honor to Serve His Hometown

This past fall, Westland Mayor William R. Wild announced his intention to step down as mayor and will assume a new role as president and CEO of the Midwest Independent Retailers Association. The new...

 
 By Stacy M. Brown    News    January 5, 2023

House, Senate Pass Legislation to Lower Cost of Inmate Telephone Calls

In 2017, Reesy Floyd-Thompson, who calls herself a "digital wonder woman," said she had to deal with the shame of the incarceration of a significant other. Her husband's incarceration also meant that...

 

A Look 'Black' On 2022 and how Black Excellence Still Prevails

The Black Press of America entered its 195th year in 2022, highly engaged in the continued fight for freedom, justice, equity, and equality. Just one year after the Jan. 6 insurrection not only...

 

Watch Night Christian religious service

Watch Night, also called Freedom's Eve, Christian religious service held on New Year's Eve and associated, in many African American churches, with a celebration and remembrance of the Emancipation...

 

Big U.S. Cities Fail to Provide Data for New FBI Hate Crimes Report

Critics immediately threw cold water on a new FBI 2021 Hate Crime Statistics Act Report released by U.S. Department of Justice officials on Monday, Dec. 12. Margaret Huang, the president, and CEO of t...

 

Capitol Hill Lawmakers Push Bill That Hurts Local and Black-owned Newspapers

On the surface, the Journalism Competition and Preservation Act sounds like a win for news organizations that remain committed to providing vital information for their communities. It also sounds...

 

Help to prevent child abuse and keep children ages 0-3 with their families

LANSING – The State of Michigan is expanding highly successful local programs to keep families with young children together and work to ensure that children under age 4 in the child welfare system...

 

Wayne County Launches Millennial Advisory Board

DETROIT – Wayne County Executive Warren C. Evans announced the launch of the Millennial Advisory Board to provide advice and programming that will enhance the quality of life for young...

 
 By Detroit Staff    News    December 8, 2022

Detroit's Hope property tax exemption program deadline is December 12th

Detroit homeowners struggling to pay their annual property taxes have until December 12 to apply to the City's HOPE program to try and qualify for a full or partial property tax exemption for 2022,...

 

Raphael Warnock Wards Off Herschel Walker, Wins Georgia Senate Runoff

For the second time in as many years, voters in Georgia have delivered a Senate runoff victory for Democrats. Incumbent Raphael Warnock, who won a runoff in January 2021 against Republican Kelly...

 
 By John Johnson    News    December 8, 2022

Director of the Michigan Department of Civil Rights Issues Statement on Passage of Unsolved Lynching Law

Lansing, MI-John E. Johnson, Jr., Executive Director of the Michigan Department of Civil Rights (MDCR), today issued the following statement on the passage and signing of the federal Unsolved...

 
 By NNPA Staff    News    December 8, 2022

Lawsuit-Alleges-US-Government-Discriminated-Against-Black- Veterans-for-Decades

On Monday (November 28), the suit was filed by Yale Law School's Veterans Legal Services Clinic (VLSC) on behalf of Vietnam War veteran Conley Monk Jr, whose applications for education, housing, and...

 
 By Dennis Raymo    News    December 1, 2022

Speed enforcements extended to February

Michigan stepping up speed enforcement to stem troubling rise in speed-related fatalities November 30, 2022 Enforcement period will run through February 2023 Since the COVID-19 pandemic began more tha...

 
 By Jerry Flowers    News    December 1, 2022

Ecorse Police Officers recognized for helping to keep the community safe

Ecorse Police Officers were recognized during the Ecorse City Council meeting for their dedication to keeping the communities safe. On 9/8/2022, Officer Duane Pennyman and Mitchell Heaney @ 10:35 am,...

 

Gov. Whitmer to Announce Historic Selection of Kyra Harris Bolden as Michigan Supreme Court Justice

LANSING - Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer will announce that she's appoint Kyra Harris Bolden to the Michigan Supreme Court in January 2023 to succeed Justice Bridget Mary McCormack. Bolden will be t...

 
 By Timna Axel    News    November 24, 2022

Locals and Environmental Group Win a Seat in EES Coke Lawsuit

DETROIT, MI - A district court ruled today to allow an environmental group and community members to intervene in the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) federal lawsuit against EES Coke. The...

 

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