Vice President Kamala Harris returns to alma mater for Honorary Coin Toss

WASHINGTON D.C. — Vice President Kamala Harris returned to her alma mater Howard University on Saturday at Audi Field for the honorary coin toss before the “Truth and Service Classic,” and their 96th meeting with Hampton University. Harris, a member of Howard University Class of 1986, is the first graduate of an HBCU to be elected…

Gov. Whitmer, Ford Announce 450 Jobs & $250 Million Investment for F-150 Lightning Production

DEARBORN, Michigan  —  Michigan  Governor Gretchen Whitmer joined Ford leadership, Director of UAW Region 1A Laura Dickerson, and Congresswoman Debbie Dingell and Congressman Dan Kildee at Ford’s Rouge Electric Vehicle Center in Dearborn, on Friday to announce that Ford’s electric vehicle facility is complete, and the first F-150 Lightning pre-production trucks are leaving the factory for real-world testing. Ford also announced plans to invest an…

Rhonda Walker to Moderate A Conversation with Stacy Abrams at Detroit Opera House

DETROIT, Michigan  — Co-anchor of the weekday morning newscast at WDIV-Local 4 News, Rhonda Walker will moderate a conversation with political leader, voting rights activist, entrepreneur, and NYTimes bestselling author, Stacey Abram at the Detroit Opera House as part of her 12 city North American speaking tour on September 23. The tour will launch in San Antonio at The Tobin Center’s H-E-B…

President Biden nominates Ghanian American Maame Ewusi-Mensah Frimpong

WASHINGTON D.C. —  President Joe Biden announced Ghanian born  American Judge Maame Ewusi-Mensah Frimpong as one of the eight new candidates for the federal bench on Wednesday. His choices continue to fulfill the President’s promise to ensure that the nation’s courts reflect the diversity that is one of our greatest assets as a country — both in…

Ken Salazar Officially Sworn In as Ambassador to Mexico by VP Harris

MEXICO CITY, Mexico — Ken Salazar, a former U.S. Senator and Interior Secretary from Colorado, was officially sworn in as the American Ambassador to Mexico by Vice President Kamala Harris on Thursday. “I had the privilege of swearing in Ken Salazar as our new Ambassador to Mexico,” said Vice President Kamala Harris on Thursday.”He has dedicated…

U.S. Senate passes Biden Administration’s $1 trillion infrastructure Bill

WASHINGTON D.C. — U.S. Senators voted 69-30 on Tuesday to advance a bipartisan infrastructure bill designed to invest $1 trillion in roads, bridges, public transport and improved internet access across the next five years. “This bill shows that we can work together,” President Joe Biden said. “I know compromise is hard for both sides. But it’s important. It’s…

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Kenyan President meet for bilateral talks

LONDON, England  —  British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta met for bilateral talks at the UK prime minister’s Chequers residence in London on Thursday. “This visit has presented a unique opportunity to reaffirm our commitments to the long-standing bilateral relations between Kenya and the UK, that are founded on shared values…

Haiti Appoints Ariel Henry, a 71 year-old neurosurgeon as Prime Minister

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Haiti swore in Ariel Henry, a 71 year-old neurosurgeon as Prime Minister to replace interim Prime Minister Claude Joseph who had temporarily assumed leadership after the July 7 assassination of President Jovenel Moise. In the new government, Joseph, who agreed to stand down and cede the role to Henry, returned to his…

Gov. Whitmer Makes Largest Investment in PreK-12 Schools in State History 

LANSING, Michigan— Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed the School Aid budget into law in the presence of students, educators, and school administrators at Kentwood Public Schools. The signing of House Bill 4411 marks a historical moment for the state by reaching the goal of eliminating the funding gap between districts at the minimum and maximum foundation allowances, as set forth by Proposal…

Senate Confirms Jen Easterly as Head of U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)

WASHINGTON D.C. –  U.S. Senator Gary Peters (D-MI), Chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, led the Senate in unanimously confirming Jen Easterly to be the Director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). In remarks on the Senate floor, Peters highlighted the important role CISA plays in safeguarding cybersecurity and federal…