Commentary: Mean Pictures

Commentary: Mean Pictures

By Mr. Joe Walker Tribune Writer I applaud Muskegon’s Tamar Porter. Sr., known popularly as entertainer Mr. 1204, for showcasing that community support is reciprocal. An event host, Hip Hop recording artist, promotor and marketer, and manager, Porter has garnered several incredibly admirable achievements. His hunger to succeed brought him success on a national level, […]

MDHHS Partnering with Wayne State University, Wayne Health to Provide Mobile COVID-19 Testing and Other Services

MDHHS Partnering with Wayne State University, Wayne Health to Provide Mobile COVID-19 Testing and Other Services

In an effort to reach more Michiganders in need of COVID-19 testing and other public health services, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is partnering with Wayne State University (WSU) and Wayne Health (WH) to provide mobile COVID-19 testing. MDHHS is also seeking to expand this program to four other communities in […]

Governor Whitmer To Let State Contact Sports Resume

Governor Whitmer To Let State Contact Sports Resume

Governor Gretchen Whitmer will announce today that the state is allowing contact sports to resume, with some safeguards, following one of the more intense waves of opposition her administration has seen in response to its efforts to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Contact sports have been banned since November 18 and are one of […]

Fans react to Detroit Lions 7th straight home loss

Fans react to Detroit Lions 7th straight home loss

By Mr. Joe Walker The Detroit Lions 41 – 21 Week 8 loss to the Indianapolis Colts is more significant than the double-digit point differential. On Sunday November 1, 2020, the Lions suffered their 7th consecutive home defeat. They have not won a game at Ford Field in Detroit since October 27, 2019, a 31-26 […]

Hospital Medical Officers: COVID-19 Hospitalizations Up 80%

Hospital Medical Officers: COVID-19 Hospitalizations Up 80%

The chief medical officers for 110 of Michigan’s 137 hospitals issued an extraordinary joint statement today warning that the number of patients hospitalized with COVID-19 has surged 80 percent in recent weeks and that dire consequences will result if the trend continues. “This concerning jump puts our entire health care system at risk of another […]

Black Wall Street Muskegon’s 1st annual Trunk or Treat, October 31st

Black Wall Street Muskegon’s 1st annual Trunk or Treat, October 31st

By Mr. Joe Walker Social media group Black Wall Street Muskegon is hosting their 1st Annual Trunk or Treat on Halloween day, Saturday October 31st. The group’s founder Lashae Simmons says motivation behind their trick-or-treating alternative was “to provide positive experiences for children in urban areas everywhere.” The free event will offer food, games, prizes […]

Editorial: Face Covering

Editorial: Face Covering

By Mr. Joe Walker My youngest son loves Halloween. He talks about buying candy, costumes, and decorations all year around. The conversations and shopping lists get longer as we get closer to October 31st. This year he surprised me with an unexpected question. He asked me when he will be old enough to watch Michael […]

McDonald’s, MCC Partnership to Aid Students in Paying for College

McDonald’s, MCC Partnership to Aid Students in Paying for College

McDonald’s restaurants and Muskegon Community College announced a partnership Tuesday aimed at making college more affordable and accessible for thousands of students. Through McDonald’s Archways to Opportunity education program, restaurant employees who work a minimum of 15 hours a week for 90 days will be eligible to receive $3,000 in upfront college tuition assistance each […]

Susan Corbin named Acting Director, Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity

Susan Corbin named Acting Director, Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity

Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced a leadership change at the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity. Jeff Donofrio, who has led LEO since it was established via executive order in June of 2019, is resigning as department director for a new leadership position in the business community, which  is expected to be announced later today and which he will begin later this year. Susan […]

Discover Your Career Pathway at MCC in November and December

Discover Your Career Pathway at MCC in November and December

Students can learn more about the different career pathways that Muskegon Community College offers during weekly presentations from Nov. 5 to Dec. 10. Participants can join the six virtual events, each beginning at 4 p.m., on Zoom at https://muskegoncc-edu.zoom.us/j/91671771430 or on Facebook Live. Each session covers a different career pathway and will have counselors and faculty available […]

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