My Testimony As A Black Man

Saturday, June 27, 2020 || LETTERS || @maywoodnews  In 1988, I moved from my hometown of Maywood to the small town of Big Rapids, Michigan to attend Ferris State University on a wrestling scholarship. I had a mixture of emotions — from excitement to fear. I was both afraid and excited about leaving my hometown after two years of wrestling […]

In Maywood, Young Voices Lead Rally Against Racism

Saturday, June 27, 2020 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews  Around 200 people, virtually all of them in masks, gathered in the parking lot of Proviso Baptist Church, 1116 S. 5th Ave. in Maywood, on Saturday afternoon, the hot, blazing sun baking their backs. During the June 27 event — billed as a “call to action” by Proviso Leyden for […]

Applications Open For $60M In Grants For Businesses Affected By COVID-19

Saturday, June 27, 2020 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews  The Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) has launched the first round of Business Interruption Grants (BIG). The BIG program will offer a total of $60 million to up to 3,500 businesses that have experienced losses or business interruption due to the COVID-19 stay-home order, DCEO explained on its […]