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Treasury Offers Help To Taxpayers Who Missed Tax Filing Deadline

Did You Know... 04/25/2017 0 Comments

State Income Tax Refunds Must Be Claimed Within Four Years   LANSING, Mich. – Michigan taxpayers who missed the Tuesday, April 18, state individual income tax filing deadline have options for filing a late return, according to the Michigan Department of Treasury (Treasury). “Late filers should file all income tax returns that are due,” said Deputy Treasurer Glenn White, head…

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NAAAP Detroit Celebrates Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with DIA

Events 04/22/2017 0 Comments

This May, National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP) Detroit Chapter is proud to collaborate with the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) Friends of Asian Arts and cultures (FAAC) to celebrate the Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.  Brought to our community by NAAAP Detroit and DIA FAAC, the Formosa Circus Art (FOCA) group, hailing from Taiwan, will put on a…

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DTE Energy again lowers natural gas costs to customers – a 9% reduction

Business News 04/20/2017 0 Comments

Natural gas bills down 27% from 10 years ago DETROIT, April 13, 2017 / DTEEnergy customers will see the cost of natural gas drop in their April gas bills nearly 9 percent, due to the downward trend of natural gas prices.  The company passes any savings it realizes on natural gas costs directly to its customers. DTE Energy lowered the gas rate…

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North American Students in Solidarity with the Victims of Japanese Military Sexual Slavery

Asian News 04/18/2017 0 Comments

On December 28th, 2015, the South Korean and Japanese governments announced a “final and irreversible resolution” of the issue of former ‘Comfort Women,’ a euphemism for survivors of Japanese military sexual slavery roughly during the Second World War. An estimated 200,000-400,000 women – many in their teens – were forced, abducted, and coerced into sexual slavery by the Japanese Imperial…

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Nam Center Undergraduate Fellows Lecture | Social Changes You See When Working in North Korea

Events 04/11/2017 0 Comments

Andray Abrahamian, Associate Director of Research at Choson Exchange Co-sponsored by the Center for Social Impact. This talk will describe what it is like to set up a non-profit that works in the DPRK, North Korea. It will also discuss the kinds of social and economic changes that were and are visible in the process of running Choson Exchange, a…

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10 tech issues that will impact social justice in 2017

Did You Know... 01/16/2017 0 Comments

In our increasingly complex and interconnected world, innovations in technology and data are inching us closer to a reality driven by automation, prediction, personalization, surveillance, and the merging of our physical and digital lives. This is taking place at the same time that the world is experiencing transformative cultural, demographic, economic, and political shifts. In the face of so much…

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What’s in a Name

Did You Know... 12/15/2016 0 Comments

Despite the nation’s growing racial and ethnic diversity, the five most frequent American surnames in 2010 remained the same as in 2000 and were mainly reported by whites and blacks. Smith, Johnson, Williams, Brown and Jones were the most common last names, according to a Census Bureau analysis of the 2010 Census. However, the growing Hispanic population has pushed surnames…

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Protect DREAMers At Risk of Deportations: NAKASEC Welcomes the BRIDGE Act, Alarmed By the SAFE Act

Asian News 12/15/2016 0 Comments

LOS ANGELES, CA – In response to growing concerns about protections for DREAMers, Senators Richard Durbin (D-IL), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Jeff Flake (R-AZ), and Chuck Schumer (D-NY) introduced the Bar Removal of Individuals Who Dream and Grow the Economy (BRIDGE) Act, S.3542.  If passed, this law would provide an estimated 750,000 DREAMers who had been…

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World HIV/AIDS Day

Did You Know... 12/01/2016 0 Comments

People living with HIV/AIDS are susceptible to many types of infections and illnesses. But thanks to better treatments, individuals with HIV/AIDS are now living longer than ever before, making it more important for them to make choices that keep them healthy. In honor of World HIV/AIDS Day, observed December 1st, here are food safety recommendations for individuals with HIV/AIDS and…

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