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 By Gina Steward    Opinion    June 27, 2019

We are going home to Ecorse as we celebrate another year of success

Thank you so much for your support of the Telegram Newspaper. June 1, 2019, marked my 13th year as CEO/Publisher of this awesome community newspaper. I couldn't have done it without the support of...

 
 By Gina Steward    Lifestyles    May 9, 2019

Next class of River Rouge High School student leaders complete program

The River Rouge Leadership Program celebrated its sixth year of building new leaders. On Saturday, April 27, 2019 this year's program ended with the much anticipated Cotillion and Beautillion Ball....

 
 By Gina Steward    Opinion    May 9, 2019

It's time to get engaged in your community

I have realized that one of the most important things that is missing is ‘community engagement’. Some of the major issues that are affecting our homes, community, state and the nation can be resol...

 
 By Gina Steward    Opinion    May 2, 2019

What happened to saying 'Thank You'?

The utterance of two words can make the difference in a person’s day…..”Thank You”. I always say Thank You. It’s a way of showing gratitude. For example, when I’m going through the...

 

My mom's legacy lives on

Wow! It has been 18 years since my mom left us. March 15, 2001 was a different type of day. I wasn't sad because my mom had fought a good fight. She was like 1 in every 8 women who have breast...

 

The gift of positive information

Where do you get your news from? I'm not talking about news outlets that only tell stories about people in your community when they commit a crime. I'm talking about news outlets that tell stories...

 

The power of 100+ Black Owned Businesses

Black Americans make up just 13 percent of the U.S. population, and yet, we're on trend to have a buying power of $1.4 trillion in 2019. The average Black-owned business grosses only about $72,000...

 
 By Gina Steward    Faith    January 31, 2019

Rev. Dr. John E. Duckworth

As we continue with our interviews of local pastors, this week I sat down with Rev. Dr. John E. Duckworth who is the Pastor of Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Church located at 29066 Eton in Westland....

 
 By Gina Steward    Faith    January 17, 2019

PASTOR PROFILE REV. MARK ZOCKHEEM

This week's Pastor Profile is on Rev. Mark Zockheem. He is the pastor of United Church of Faith Methodist located at 6064 Fourth St in Romulus. This is his first Pastorship and he has been a pastor fo...

 

Are you ready for 2019

As this year comes to an end and we begin to celebrate KWANZAA and New Year’s, its time for reflection over 2018. In most cases, this is a time to socialize with family and friends. We will eat,...

 

Family time will help children improve their reading skills

The ability to read is one method that determines how successful you will be in life. What is amazing is that each family can play a huge role determining the success level of each family member. If...

 
 By Gina Steward    News    November 22, 2018

The PuLSE Institute host forum on Race, Illiteracy and Poverty

The state of the Detroit Public School Community District is currently at a level where there is only one way to go and that is up. The PuLSE Institute's latest forum Race, Illiteracy and Poverty -...

 
 By Gina Steward    News    November 1, 2018

Kemeny Center has Grand Re-Opening

The Kemeny Recreation Center in Southwest Detroit was re-opened during a festive ceremony on Saturday, October 27, 2018. The Center reopened thanks to a $9.5 million renovation by the City of...

 

Your Vote is Your Voice

Our vote matters because Our LIVES matter, Our Health matters and Our Voice matters! Did you vote in the last election? Do you know the people that you voted for? In the United States of America, we...

 
 By Gina Steward    News    October 13, 2018

NAACP – WESTERN WAYNE COUNTY BRANCH WELCOMES JUDGE GREG MATHIS AS KEYNOTE SPEAKER FOR 21ST ANNUAL FREEDOM FUND DINNER

Inkster, MI: – Renowned Judge Greg Mathis is the keynote speaker for the 21st Annual Freedom Fund Dinner of the NAACP – Western Wayne County Branch. The Woodlands of Van Buren will host the event...

 
 By Gina Steward    News    October 4, 2018

Judge Greg Mathis partners with groups for Water Caravan to Flint

Sock it to them! Those were the words that Judge Greg Mathis said The Queen of Soul – Aretha Franklin told him about the Flint Water Crisis. Plans are underway for that to happen. On Monday,...

 

THE GUIDANCE CENTER CELEBRATES IT'S 60TH ANNIVERSARY

The Guidance Center (TGC) celebrated six decades of service to the Downriver communities and all of Wayne County on Saturday, September 22nd at the Henry in Dearborn. The event brought out...

 

55th Anniversary Commemoration: 1963 Birmingham Church Bombing and the Historic Children's March

DETROIT, MI- The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History marked the 55th anniversary of the horrific church bombing that claimed the lives of four little African American girls and...

 
 By Gina Steward    News    July 12, 2018

Freedom, Freedom, Freedom

DETROIT -- James Robinson, an enslaved veteran, preacher and author, was honored at an Independence Day memorial service at his gravesite at historic Elmwood Cemetery. Under the auspices of the...

 
 By Gina Steward    News    July 12, 2018

City Paint has Grand Opening

There is a new business in town! City Paint & Supply opened at 3920 W. Jefferson in Ecorse in April of this year. The owner, Jackie Brown, has had the entrepreneur bug for years. Her dream came...

 

The senseless killings must stop

Over the last five years, you can’t turn on the news without hearing about someone being killed. Not that they died of some health condition, but that they died at the hands of another and in most...

 

Our new website has launched www.telegramnews.net

The Telegram Newspaper is a unique Newspaper that is continuously reinventing itself. In 2008, we launched our first website. As things change and most importantly the way that people get their news...

 
 By Gina Steward    News    May 17, 2018

Annual 'Maroon & White Luncheon award scholarships

Last month the Inkster Community Foundation hosted their Annual 'Maroon & White" Scholarship Luncheon. The event titled 'Beyond the Horizon was an opportunity to award scholarships to graduating...

 

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