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 By Renee Summers    News    July 9, 2020 

Auto Insurance Reform Comes to Michigan

This month, Michigan drivers, who have paid the highest auto insurance rates in the country, will be able to cut their auto insurance costs. On May 30, 2019, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed...

 
 By J. C. Watts    News    July 9, 2020 

Let's Not Put Our Health at Risk

Washington, D.C., city attorney George Valentine was Black, brilliant, and fit. But after contracting COVID-19, he became so weak, he had trouble moving and even speaking. When it got to the point...

 
 By Gretchen Whitmer    News    July 9, 2020 

Gov. Whitmer prevents Michigan water shut offs through end of the year

LANSING -- Michigan residents will be safe from water shutoffs through December 31, 2020. Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed an executive order on Wednesday that extended a prior order requiring that wa...

 
 News    July 9, 2020 

Online Voter Registration Open for Two More Weeks

1.4 million voters with ballots encouraged to sign the envelope and return them Michiganders have through July 20 to register to vote online for the Aug. 4 state primary elections. Once registered at...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    July 2, 2020

Ecorse Readies a New Tool to Use as the City Seeks Revival

When it comes to developing and promoting your downtown area, one very useful item for any city to have in the toolkit is a downtown development authority. A downtown development authority, or DDA,...

 

Gov. Whitmer Signs Bill Extending Expiration of Driver's Licenses, State ID Cards, etc to Sept. 30

LANSING - Governor Whitmer signed Senate Bills 876-878, which codify her previous Executive Orders , further extending the renewal dates for driver's licenses, CDLs, state ID cards and vehicle...

 

"What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?"

The U.S. celebrates this Independence Day amid nationwide protests and calls for systemic reforms. In this short film, five young descendants of Frederick Douglass read and respond to excerpts of his...

 

Income Tax Deadline is July 15

The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service are providing special tax filing and payment relief to individuals and businesses in response to the COVID-19 Outbreak. The filing deadline...

 

Detroit and Ecorse come together to help feed the community

The International Gospel Center (IGC) and its special guest the Honorable Brenda Jones distributed 1,700 food boxes to families from the community on Friday, June 12, 2020 at International Gospel...

 
 By Xaiver Jones    News    June 25, 2020

Juneteenth In The Hood

America has been locked in a constant state of transition and decay, since the first ship docked on the ports of Virginia in 1619. English and Spanish empires had their game plans locked down. The...

 

League of Women Voters of Dearborn-Dearborn Heights urges voters to prepare for elections using VOTE411.org

The League of Women Voters of Dearborn-Dearborn Heights is urging voters to prepare for the upcoming Aug. 4 primary election and the Nov. 3 general election by visiting VOTE411.org. The website,...

 

Wayne County establishes $50 million fund for small-business grants

Wayne County plans to use $50 million in federal funds to provide grants of up to $10,000 in an effort to help struggling small businesses. The new Wayne County Back to Work Small Business Grant fund...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    June 18, 2020

Prayer Walk for Peace and Equality Extends Through Four Communities

Burning Bush International Ministries of Westland hosted a peaceful protest and prayer walk on Sunday, June 14. The walk was held in honor of George Floyd, who was killed on May 25 by a Minneapolis...

 

Western Wayne County NAACP, CWW Leaders Announce Partnerships for Progress Listening Tour

Westland – The 18 Conference of Western Wayne (CWW) Mayors and Supervisors, Western Wayne County Police Chiefs and Western Wayne County NAACP today announced the "Partnerships for Progress...

 
 By Dominique Madden    News    June 11, 2020

Western Wayne County NAACP begins Listening Tour

For too long, law enforcement and the criminal justice system at large has racially profiled, arrested, convicted, and sentenced African Americans more harshly than the rest of America. The worldwide...

 

What Is Juneteenth?

Juneteenth (short for "June Nineteenth") is a holiday commemorating this day, which marked the effective end of slavery in the United States. The Emancipation Proclamation On June 19, 1865-two and a...

 
 By Stacy M. Brown    News    June 4, 2020

Obama's Popularity Continues to Rise Amid Trump's Rhetoric

With unrestrained vitriol and the stunning lack of leadership emanating from the White House on an almost daily basis, the ever-rising popularity of former President Barack Obama is unmistakable. The...

 
 By Bill Chappell    News    June 4, 2020

Chauvin And 3 Former Officers Face New Charges Over George Floyd's Death

All four former Minneapolis police officers connected with George Floyd's death now face criminal charges. Attorney Ben Crump (left) escorts Floyd's son, Quincy Mason Floyd (second from left), on...

 
 By Julianne Malveaux    News    May 28, 2020

Old, Sick and Incarcerated

There were 4623 incarcerated people over 65 in federal prisons during the first week of May.Until May 12, Paul Manafort, Mr. Trump's one-time campaign manager, was one of them.The 71-year-old petition...

 

NAACP says We Are Done Dying

As the world faces unprecedented times and new realities during this global pandemic, and incidents of hate and domestic terrorism are perpetuated leading to routine brutalization of...

 

Coronavirus deaths in US top 100,000

Health officials say the actual death toll is likely far higher than the recorded count The US has passed 100,000 deaths in the coronavirus outbreak in less than four months. It has seen more...

 

I LOST MY JOB.... NOW WHAT?

etermine Your Eligibility for Unemployment Benefits People who lose their job through no fault of their own and have worked a certain number of hours may be eligible to receive unemployment;...

 
 By Chris Juhn    News    May 28, 2020

Tear gas flies as Minneapolis rioters protest death of George Floyd in police custody By: Chris Juhn

MINNEAPOLIS-Protests turned violent on Tuesday as anti-police activists smashed windows and vandalized police cars in response to the death of an African American man at the hands of four law...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    May 28, 2020

Gleaners Community Food Bank Distributes Hope and Help

ounded in 1977, Gleaners Community Food Bank has been helping to feed the hungry in metro Detroit. Gleaners accomplishes this by soliciting surplus food from grocers, local gardens, and...

 

Parker Johnson says her baby needs a mask

Even Parker Johnson at three (3) years old, knows it is important to wear a mask. She wanted to take her baby doll (Sarah) with her outside. But she said Sarah needs a mask. Her mom, LaTasha Johnson,...

 

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