News Spotlight: Gov. Whitmer Announces Expansion of Access to Birth Control, Pharmacists Can Partner with Doctors to Directly Prescribe Hormonal Birth Control

LANSING, Mich. — Today Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced that pharmacists in the State of Michigan are eligible to prescribe hormonal birth control in partnership with doctors. This action from the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) offers women easier access to birth control and provides them greater freedom to plan their families.

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News Spotlight: ROUND TWO: FAMU and JSU meet in Miami for Orange Blossom Classic

Photo of Deion Sanders

Deion Sanders

Photo: The Dallas Morning News

By Edward Hill

Texas Metro News

When former Dallas Cowboy Deion Sanders was hired as head coach at Jackson State University,

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August 24 launch to showcase Black press and BHN community partners, and BHN news anchors

Black News Link

Viewers can watch the launch of Black Headline News live online or thru a later television broadcast

By BHN

As the official launch of Black Headline News commences Wednesday morning,

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News Spotlight – I See You Awards

   

By Kristina Walker

Detroit, MI – The original Black Tie, Blue Carpet event recognizing talented independent filmmakers is back! They are celebrating the 6th year of this Hollywood style award show dedicated to the talented teams behind many high quality,

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Midlothian’s “Batwoman” a Victim of Racial Profiling: Daily Walk turns into police warning

Batwoman

By Asia Nicole Alcorn
Texas Metro News

For the past four months, a Midlothian resident who identifies as a Black female, mid-40s and single mother, has been walking through her neighborhood as a form of exercise.

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News Spotlight: Voters should return absentee ballot in person, via drop box

With two weeks remaining until the statewide primary election on Tuesday, Aug. 2, Michigan voters who have received but not yet returned their absentee ballot are encouraged to hand deliver it to a local drop box or their clerk’s office to avoid postal delays.

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News Spotlight UPDATE: Deputies Respond to Fatal Accident at the US127 / I96 Interchange in Delhi Twp.

**** UPDATE**** The 20 year old Mason woman that died as a result of injuries from the crash has been identified as Leocadia Lynn Marie Lovelace.

On Wednesday,

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News Spotlight: Opal Lee Continues Fight For Freedom a Year After Juneteenth Becomes National Holiday

Editor’s note:  Opal Lee, the “Grandmother of Juneteenth” visited Lansing, MI on May 5, 2022, and May 6, 2022.  The 95-year-old Fort Worth, Texas, speaker and activist has been nominated for the 2022 Nobel Peace Prize.

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News Spotlight: A Michigan Historical Site – Unveiling of the Little Family Homesite and Malcolm X (Little) Marker

photo of Malcolm X marker

By Dr. Willie Davis

LANSING, MI – In 1975, the original Malcolm X Homesite Historical Marker was erected at its current site in front of the Regency Townhouse apartments located on Vincent Court.

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News Spotlight – “Ain’t Too Proud” Broadway Show Opens to a Packed House

EAST LANSING, MI – The Wharton Center for Performing Arts on the campus of Michigan State University is presenting “Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of The Temptations” through Sunday,

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