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  • INDYCar Racing Takes Over Downtown Detroit

    Clifton R Kirkman II, Telegram Reporter|Jun 6, 2024

    Loud engines roaring and lightning-fast speeding cars were spotted on the streets of Downtown Detroit for this year's, The Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix. All weekend long local, national and even international car enthusiasts traveled from across the globe, just to visit the Motor City for the INDYCAR Races. This weekend and last year's racing that led to returning to the streets of Detroit, has history dating back to the early 1980s. So, the Grand Prix this year was more like a homecoming and...

  • It's time to celebrate. Happy Anniversary to me!

    Gina Wilson Steward|Jun 6, 2024

    This week marks my 18th Anniversary as owner of the Telegram Newspaper. What an accomplishment for me and my family! On Monday, June 1st as I thanked God for his continued Favor as I stepped out on being an entrepreneur 18 years ago. As any small business owner knows, if you don't work... you don't eat. I have never looked back. (Well not really. I did look back once early on when my finances was negative and I remembered those guaranteed $2,000/week checks that I used to get in Corporate...

  • Soulardarity to host How to Power a City - Spotlight on Highland Park, Michigan

    Max Boyd|Jun 6, 2024

    DETROIT - Soulardarity will be hosting a screening of the documentary "How To Power A City" by director Melanie La Rosa at the Detroit School of Arts Ford Theater on Sunday, June 9 from 1 to 5 PM. Ticket proceeds will be going directly to Soulardarity to fund its ongoing work. Soulardarity is a membership-based 501c3 non-profit located in Highland Park and works in the Detroit Metro Area. They were started in 2011 after DTE repossessed all of the residential street lights in Highland Park with...

  • Star International Academy Student Sets National Record with Nearly $10 Million in College Scholarships

    Ryan Bridges|Jun 6, 2024

    Dearborn Heights, MI - Star International Academy (SIA) announced today that Ahmed Jawad, a graduating senior, has earned an extraordinary $9,926,344 in scholarships, setting a new national record. This unprecedented achievement underscores Star International Academy's commitment to fostering academic excellence and nurturing exceptional talent. "We are incredibly proud to announce that Ahmed Jawad, a distinguished senior at Star International Academy, has achieved an extraordinary milestone by...

  • Ecorse Raider, Chris Woods selected to play in MHSBCA All Star Game

    Dominique Madden, Telegram Contributing Reporter|Jun 6, 2024

    Chris Woods has been selected to play in the Michigan High School Baseball Coaches Association (MHSBCA) All Star Game on June 18th at Comerica Park. He has been training for this moment his entire life. This is the East vs. West All Star Game of the top players in the state of Michigan. This honor has been bestowed upon only a select few and he has made the cut. Chris is a Senior at Ecorse High School and he played on the Varsity Ecorse Raiders baseball team for four years. He started playing...

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    Jun 6, 2024

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  • Community Events Calendar

    Renee Summers, Telegram Reporter|Jun 6, 2024

    [email protected]?subject=Events Calendar submission & body=PLEASE PROVIDE US WITH AT LEAST THESE DETAILS: Event / Date and Time / Address of Event / PhoneSubmit an Event Allen Park The Downtown Allen Park Farmers and Makers Market is in full swing through October 25 at the corner of Park and Harrison Avenues. The Market runs each Friday from 3 to 7 p.m. and features fresh produce, plants, herbs, baked goods, and handcrafted items. The Free Music in the Streets Concert Series will kick off o... Full story


    Oriane Flint, Telegram Intern U of M Dearborn|May 30, 2024

    SENIOR STAR PASTOR YVONNE HAWKINS' BELL Pastor Yvonne Hawkins' Bell was born on July 9th, 1939, in Wheeling, West Virginia, but currently lives in the city of Dearborn. Her mother, Elsie Hawkins, worked as a housekeeper. Her father was tragically killed in a coal mine when Bell was just a baby. One part of Yvonne's childhood was dealing with the social issues of the time. The fight for racial equality was underway. "Well, you know in Wheeling, the schools were segregated in West Virginia. But...

  • Inkster Farmers' Market Returns for Another Year

    Renee Summers, Telegram News Reporter|May 30, 2024

    The 2024 Inkster Farmer's Market will open on Wednesday, June 5 at a new location: the old city hall and amphitheater located at 27301 South River Park Drive, near the northeast corner of Michigan Avenue and Inkster Road. The farmer's market will operate every Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. through September 4. The Inkster Farmer's Market has been growing steadily since its first operations began in 2021, says Joyce Phillips, Certified Market Manager for the City of Inkster. "It came to fruition by...

  • May is Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month

    Telegram Staff|May 30, 2024

    This entire month is dedicated to raising public awareness about asthma and allergies, their impact on people and their families, and to promote understanding the importance of diagnosis, treatment, and management. Here are ways you can join Allergy & Asthma Network in celebrating Asthma and Allergy Awareness month! Advocate with us on May 8 by sending letters or emails to members of Congress on Key Issues and federal campaigns, such as, the Healthy at Home Act or the Elijah E. Cummings Family...

  • Biden, Harris Invited to NNPA Convention as Black Press Celebrates 197 Years, Addresses Voter Turnout and Empowering Black Communities

    Stacy M. Brown|May 30, 2024

    The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) will host its annual national convention from June 19 to 22 at the Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore. The NNPA is the trade association of the more than 250 African American-owned newspapers and media companies that comprise the Black Press of America. This year's event, themed "Empowering Black Press, Communities, Families, and Voter Turnout," marks the Black Press's 197th anniversary, just three years shy of its bicentennial. The Black Press was...

  • Proposal would make MI State Capitol a 'gun-free zone'

    Chrystal Blair, Michigan Information News Connection|May 30, 2024

    If two Michigan lawmakers have their way, there will be fewer locations in the state where people are allowed to carry firearms. State Sen. Dayna Polehanki, D-Livonia, and state Sen. Rosemary Bayer, D-Beverly Hills, have introduced bills that would expand gun-free zones within the State Capitol complex. Both have advocated for stricter gun laws in Michigan. Senate Bills 857 and 858 would make it illegal to carry a firearm in the State Capitol building, the Binsfeld Senate Office Building, and th...

  • AAA: The 100 Deadliest Days for Teen Drivers Have Begun

    Adrienne Woodland, AAA|May 30, 2024

    DEARBORN, Mich., (May 29, 2024) - Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer and a period known as the "100 Deadliest Days for Teen Drivers," which runs through Labor Day weekend. This is a time when there is an increase in the number of fatal crashes involving teen drivers. "The risk gets higher during the summer for teen drivers and everyone else they share the road with," said Adrienne Woodland, spokeswoman for AAA – The Auto Club Group. "With the end of the school year upon us, t...

  • City of Ecorse Hosts Second Annual Downriver MotorCity Jazz Series at John Dingell Riverfront Park

    Dichondra Johnson, City of Ecorse|May 30, 2024

    Ecorse, MI – May 21, 2024 –- The City of Ecorse is excited to announce the return of the highly anticipated second annual Downriver MotorCity Jazz Series, taking place every Saturday from June 1st to July 6th at the beautiful John Dingell Riverfront Park, 4459 West Jefferson. This free community event promises an exceptional fusion of world-class music, local culture, and summer fun along the scenic Detroit River. The Downriver MotorCity Jazz Series is a key element of the city's efforts to boo...

  • The 34th Grand Prix will take over the Streets of Downtown Detroit

    Telegram Staff|May 30, 2024

    The 34th Grand Prix event in the City's history will return to the 1.7-mile, nine-turn Streets of Downtown Detroit circuit that runs along the award-winning Detroit Riverwalk, May 31-June 2, 2024. With new viewing options and entertainment packages, fans can purchase tickets at or through the event's Ticket Hotline at 866-464-PRIX (7749). Building off the momentum of a tremendously successful return to the Streets of Downtown Detroit last summer, the Chevrolet Detroit...

  • President Joe Biden as Keynote Speaker of the Detroit Branch NAACP 69th Annual Fight for Freedom Fund Dinner

    Clifton R Kirkman II, Telegram News Reporter|May 23, 2024

    "Preserving Sweet Liberty, Defeating Bitter Tyranny" was the theme for the Detroit Branch NAACP 69th Annual Freedom Fund Dinner. Known as a historic chapter. It continues to remain the largest branch of the NAACP since its inception, in 1912. From courtrooms to boardrooms, picket lines to boycotts, the Detroit Branch has demanded, required and acquired justice and civil rights for more than a half century. As the chapters legacy has it, the Detroit Branch NAACP, seeks to obtain a deeper form of...

  • More than 77,000 Sign Petition for Justices Alito and Thomas to Recuse in Capitol Attack Cases

    Stacy M. Brown, NNPA - National Correspondent|May 23, 2024

    A petition calling for conservative Supreme Court Justices and noted Donald Trump supporters Samuel Alito and Clarence Thomas to recuse themselves from major cases related to the January 6, 2021, Capitol attack has amassed 77,000 signatures as of 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 21. Following a report from The New York Times that highlighted potential conflicts of interest for the conservative justices, MoveOn launched the petition. The Times reported that an upside-down American flag, a symbol associated...

  • Memorial Day Observances and Events 2024

    Renee Summers, Telegram Reporter|May 23, 2024

    Events commemorating Memorial Day are happening all over our community. If you plan to stay at home, the Disabled American Veterans encourage everyone to pay tribute to the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country by spending a moment of silence at 3 p.m. EST on Monday, May 27. Read on for some observances which may be happening near you. In River Rouge, a Memorial Day Celebration and flag-raising will take place on Saturday, May 25 at noon at the Memorial Park flagpole....

  • Federal Judge Names DTE a Defendant in SW Detroit Pollution Case Residents impacted by EES Coke's illegal emissions celebrate the ruling

    Timna Axel, Earthjustice|May 23, 2024

    DETROIT, MI – In a major win for overburdened communities of color in southwest Detroit, a judge has granted the EPA's request to add multibillion-dollar energy company DTE Energy as a defendant in a federal lawsuit brought against the company's subsidiary, EES Coke. The lawsuit alleges that EES Coke's coke oven facility on Zug Island in River Rouge unlawfully releases thousands of tons of sulfur dioxide, an air pollutant known to cause respiratory problems, heart attacks, and premature d...

  • Anthony Stanco: The Language and Representation of Jazz

    Xaiver Jones, Telegram Media Specialist|May 23, 2024

    When Anthony Stanco leaves home in the morning he represents himself, and the family he created. He represents the Sicilian family who started in this country as produce farmers. Stanco represents the city of Frazier Michigan, and the country of America as a whole. Ultimately, Jazz is the driving force that Anthony Stanco represents. The genre and his trumpet have allowed him to feed his family and travel the world. Anthony's music career started like many. As a child in music class striving to...

  • Ecorse Senior Center Hosts Mother's Day Brunch

    Renee Summers, Telegram News Reporter|May 23, 2024

    Nearly three dozen mothers were treated to a Mother's Day celebration at the Ethel Stevenson Senior and Community Center in Ecorse last Tuesday, May 14. Ecorse Parks and Recreation Staff Member Veronica Jackson explains, "We do it every year and this year we have something new-they're going to be making candles. We catered the food and we just have fun. They just sit and socialize and get out of the house, and they exchange phone numbers of people they meet here and keep in contact." In...

  • Wayne County Deploys Air Quality Monitoring Network in Southwest Detroit and Other Downriver Communities

    Clifton R Kirkman II, Telegram Reporter|May 16, 2024

    Americans continue to be harmed by the air quality that surrounds them, each and every time they step outside of their homes, etc. About 1 in 4 Americans and close to 120 million people live in areas where, the quality of air creates health issues and the end result leads to death. Unfortunately, those who are most disproportionately affected are people of color, according to the American Lung Association. Research shows that, "African Americans tend to live where there is greater exposure to...

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