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The Democratic-led U.S. House on Thursday approved a resolution written by U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin, D-Holly, that calls for President Donald Trump to get congressional approval before engaging in any long-term military actions against Iran. The vote was 224-194 with most Democrats in support and most Republicans in opposition.
Rainbow PUSH founder and legendary civil rights leader, Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr., will host MLK national holiday at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, January 20, 2020 at historic Fox Theater in Detroit. The prestigious Let Freedom Ring Awards will be bestowed on four remarkable individuals whose work has promoted and protected freedom, opportunity, fairness and dignity, thus furthering the legacy of Dr.
The Wayne County Treasurer’s Office hosted the third annual Veteran’s Resource Fair on Thursday, November 21 at Bellagio Banquet & Conference Center, providing veterans, spouses and family members help and information on healthcare, employment, housing, utility assistance and much more.
Three swing-state House members backed Joe Biden’s presidential campaign over the weekend, lifting his number of congressional endorsements to 31, more than double the amount of any 2020 rival. But with just four weeks to go until the Iowa caucuses, most of their Democratic colleagues are choosing to stay on the sidelines.
The Consulate General of the Republic of Iraq in Detroit announced that it will be open for condolences for Iranian Major General Qassem Soleimani, who was killed in a U.S. airstrike in Baghdad on Friday.
In a “Dear colleague” letter to Democrats dated Sunday, U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) slammed President Trump’s “provocative and disproportionate military airstrike targeting high-level Iranian military officials” and announced a vote this week on a War Powers Resolution to limit his military actions in Iran. Among those killed was Iran’s top general, Qasem Soleimani.
Tensions between the United States and Iran escalated after a US airstrike killed top Iranian general Qasem Soleimani Friday. Iran has vowed “harsh retaliation” against the United States in response to the killing, which has struck fear of war with the Islamic republic among Americans. Gen. Qassem Soleimani was killed Friday at Baghdad International Airport during the airstrike.
Michigan lawmakers are divided over President Donald Trump's authorization of a drone strike that took out a top Iranian leader, sparking widespread fear that it could pull the U.S. into another protracted war in the Middle East. Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI-13) said on Twitter that Congress must say "no to war with Iran" shortly after news of the death of Qassem Suleimani broke Thursday.
On a cold night in December, 170 members of the Metropolitan Detroit Black and Jewish communities joined to celebrate the spirit of the season at the Coalition for Black and Jewish Unity’s annual holiday party. The Coalition is an initiative of the Jewish Community Relations Council/AJC and Council of Baptist Pastors of Detroit and Vicinity.
On December 30, The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. (CBCF) shared the following statement from the Congressional Caucus on Black-Jewish Relations.