Congressman John Conyers honored for 50 years - DC News FOX 5 DC WTTG

Congressman John Conyers honored amid possible government shutdown

Posted: Updated:
DETROIT (WJBK) -

One of our Michigan lawmakers involved in the government shutdown showdown was honored Sunday for 50 years of service. A big event was held to honor Congressman John Conyers at Greater Grace Temple in Detroit and another face in the crowd drew a lot of attention.

Click on the video player to watch Randy Wimbley's report.

He's the second longest serving incumbent in Congress and the longest serving African American. John Conyers is a fixture in Washington and a champion for Civil Rights. It was a packed house and a star studded affair as people gathered to honor him.

Sheriff Benny Napoleon, who's running for mayor, and Detroit Mayor Dave Bing were just a few of the familiar faces in the crowd. Others included the Four Tops and Louis Farrakhan and former Detroit City Council member Monica Conyers, who came to support her husband. It was her first public appearance since she was released from prison in May following a bribery conviction in 2010.

Known for his commitment to Civil Rights, Conyers is also a supporter of Obamacare - a big part of the controversial law takes effect Tuesday with the launch of health care changes.

"October 1st is the start and not the finish," Conyers said. "We have our staff working hard to get everybody registered."

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Attorney wants investigation of city clerk over Arab-American voter suppression

    Attorney wants investigation of city clerk over Arab-American voter suppression

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 11:43 PM EDT2014-07-30 03:43:20 GMT
    It is the tale of two cities. one paints a picture of a meticulous Dearborn Heights city clerk, following the law and fighting for a fair election. The other a story of abuse of power, mishandled ballots and voter suppression.Fatima Abdrabboh is an attorney and Michigan's director of the Arab-American Anti-Discrimination Committee the largest chapter in the country. She is calling for a full-scale investigation into claims that Walter Prusiewicz mishandled ballots from Arab-American voters fo...
    It is the tale of two cities. one paints a picture of a meticulous Dearborn Heights city clerk, following the law and fighting for a fair election. The other a story of abuse of power, mishandled ballots and voter suppression.Fatima Abdrabboh is an attorney and Michigan's director of the Arab-American Anti-Discrimination Committee the largest chapter in the country. She is calling for a full-scale investigation into claims that Walter Prusiewicz mishandled ballots from Arab-American voters fo...
  • Warren grandparents upset after grandchildren see racist graffiti at park

    Warren grandparents upset after grandchildren see racist graffiti at park

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 11:15 PM EDT2014-07-30 03:15:40 GMT
    Tuesday afternoon Bruce and Lubertha Callaway took their grandchildren to Shaw Park in Warren when they saw something they couldn't believe.
    Tuesday afternoon Bruce and Lubertha Callaway took their grandchildren to Shaw Park in Warren when they saw something they couldn't believe.
  • 3-year-old shocked, downed power lines electrify fence

    3-year-old shocked, downed power lines electrify fence

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 10:51 PM EDT2014-07-30 02:51:19 GMT
    A 3-year-old boy is in the hospital after getting shocked by an electrical charge.
    A 3-year-old boy is in the hospital after getting shocked by an electrical charge.
Powered by WorldNow

WTTG FOX 5 & myfoxdc
5151 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20016
Main Number: (202) 244-5151
Newsroom: (202) 895-3000
fox5tips@wttg.com

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices