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 By Dominique Madden    News    October 10, 2019 

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...

 

ANOTHER WIN FOR VOTERS

A "complex and punitive regulatory scheme." These are the words a federal judge used this past week when she issued an injunction to stop implementation of a Tennessee law that would have made voter r...

 

Westland Councilwoman Proposes Districted Council Seats

When Tasha Green was elected to Westland City Council in 2017, she vowed never to vote against the interests of constituents and to always bring their voices with her to city hall before making a deci...

 

September 24 is National Voter Registration Day 2019

WAYNE COUNTY– On September 24, 2019, Americans will celebrate National Voter Registration Day with a massive 50-state effort to register voters before Election Day this November. With local...

 

Despite U.S. Open Loss, Serena Williams is still the Greatest of All Time

Serena Williams lost her bid for what would have been her sixth U.S. Open Singles title. It was the second straight year that Williams lost in the finals. But, with 23 Grand Slam tournament titles...

 

New Splash Pad opens in River Rouge

Today was the day the city has been waiting for. The Splash Park is officially open. Over a year and a half ago, Wayne County awarded River Rouge a $300,000 grant as part of its Community Development...

 

Americans remember 9/11

Sept. 11 anniversary Alexandra Hamatie, whose cousin, Robert Horohoe, was killed on September 11, pauses at the National September 11 Memorial on September 11, 2019 in New People who were too young...

 

Michigan becomes first state to ban flavored nicotine vaping products

LANSING -- Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer took aggressive action to protect Michigan kids from the harmful effects of vaping. These actions include making Michigan the first state in the nation to...

 

National Congress of Black Women to Honor Shirley Chisholm at Annual Brunch

On Sunday, September 15, the National Congress of Black Women will celebrate its 35th annual brunch in the Thurgood Marshall Room of the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington D.C. The non-profit...

 

Elder Abuse Town Hall Opens the Lines of Communications

State Representative Jewell Jones, along with along with Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel, Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib, and State Senator Betty Jean Alexander met with residents at a town hall in...

 

400 Years in Virginia. 500 Years in Slavery.

The National Newspaper Publishers Association began a series on the transatlantic slave trade. The series started in conjunction with the annual United Nations International Day of Remembrance. With...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    August 29, 2019

Wayne United Host Census Celebration in Inkster

Wayne United hosted a street festival and concert in Inkster on Saturday August 17, taking over a portion of Inkster Road from Michigan Avenue to Avondale. The purpose of the event was twofold: to...

 

Lawmakers commemorated the 56th anniversary of civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech.

Lawmakers commemorated the 56th anniversary of civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech. In commemorating the speech - one of the major historic moments of the civil rights...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    August 29, 2019

Michigan Legislator - Robert Wittenberg, Working at the State Level to Stop Gun Violence

When news of a mass shooting breaks, Americans, glued to their televisions, shake their heads and wring their hands, asking, "What can be done?" According to National Public Radio (NPR), 17 states...

 

US Steel plans to temporarily lay off up to 200 workers in Michigan

United States Steel will temporarily lay off workers at its Great Lakes facility in Michigan in coming weeks, according to a filing the steelmaker made with the State of Michigan. In a Worker...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    August 22, 2019

State Representative Alex Garza Remains In Touch with Voters

In 2013, Taylor resident Alex Garza knocked on over 15,000 doors, encouraging residents to vote for him in his bid for a seat on city council. At age 19, Garza won election, becoming the youngest...

 

After Five Years, NY Police Officer Who Chokes Eric Garner to Death on Video is Finally Fired

On August 19, New York City Police Commissioner James O'Neill announced the firing of Officer Daniel Pantaleo. Pantaleo. Pantaleo choked Eric Garner, 43, to death on a sidewalk in Staten Island New...

 

Jamestown to Jamestown: Commemorating 400 Years of the African Diaspora Experience

History commonly and most often points to late August in the year 1619 when some "20 and odd Negroes" originating from Angola arrived in the British colony of Jamestown, Virginia as the first documented enslaved Africans to land in what is now the...

 
 By Xavier Jones    News    August 15, 2019

Health Is Wealth: Sumpter Medical Clinic To Open In September

Throughout history, Visger Road has been a lot of things. In a time years before my own Visger was a booming black metropolis. Both sides of the street teeming with business and productivity. 2019...

 

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