April 18, 2021
  • April 18, 2021

Virtual Town Hall Meeting: Discussing the Impact of the Coronavirus on State and Local Governments

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Virtual Town Hall Meeting: Discussing the Impact of the Coronavirus on State and Local Governments COVID-19 will have a dramatic impact on business and municipalities for several years. When people stop working and curtail the buying of goods and services, it translates into a precipitous decline in sales tax revenues for state and local...

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Story Behind the Photos

by on February 27, 2020 0

Story Behind the Photos By Monica Morgan The first time that I’d photographed Winnie Mandela was as a pool photographer when I was selected to ride in the motorcade with her and her husband, Nelson Mandela. It was definitely an exciting time; however, it was not as exciting as was spending time with her...

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Prepare for an Awakening

by on February 27, 2020 0

Prepare for an Awakening By Pastor Keith P Hudson It is interesting to note that the word awakening in English is defined in Webster’s Dictionary as an act of waking from sleep or an act or moment of becoming suddenly aware of something.  Another meaning provides a more revelatory definition, and that is being...

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A Healthy Love for the Heart

by on February 27, 2020 0

A Healthy Love for the Heart By Regina Reid The human heart beats approximately 60 – 100 beats per minute (bpm) in a healthy adult. A heart stressed by emotions or anxiety, walking or running, dehydration, insufficient nutrition, insufficient sleep, recent illness, or medication may fluctuate from its regular heartbeat or pulse. These fluctuations...

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African American inventors from Michigan

by on February 27, 2020 0

Robert Pelham: Born in January 1859 in Petersburg, Virginia, but raised in Detroit, Robert Pelham invented and patented two devices that made the Census collection process easier and quicker – the tabulation device (1905) and tallying machine (1903). Elijah McCoy: Elijah McCoy was born in May 1844 to fugitive slaves who escaped to Ontario, Canada...

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BLACK BOTTOM NEIGHBORHOOD

by on February 27, 2020 0

Black Bottom was a predominantly black neighborhood in Detroit, Michigan demolished for redevelopment in the early 1960s and replaced with the Lafayette Park. It was located on Detroit’s Near East Side and was bounded by Gratiot Avenue, Brush Street, Vernor Highway, and the Grand Trunk railroad tracks. Its main commercial strips were on Hastings...

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BELLE ISLE PARK

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BELLE ISLE PARK Belle Isle is a recreational island park located in the Detroit River between Detroit, Michigan and Canada. The island was originally settled by French explorers in the 1700s, who referred to the area as Hog Island. More recently, the island is a product of Parisian inspiration, born out of the late...

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