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The Presidential Primary Election is days away Don't forget to vote!

Have you voted yet? The Presidential Primary election is on Tuesday, February 27th. With less than one week to go before Election Day, Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson announced on Tuesday that more...

 

The community celebrates Mrs. Claudia's 109th Birthday

What a joy it was to see Mrs. Claudia Williams last week. On February 7, 2024, she celebrated her 109th birthday. Ms. Claudia, or Granny as she is called by most of the River Rouge and Tri City commun...

 

Sharing our history; finding the Pioneers among us

Happy Black History Month! It's no time like the present for you to learn your history. During 2020, the Telegram News had a series entitled, 'Pioneers of African American History' written by Renee...

 

All we need is us

If you know me, then you have heard me say over and over that we must support our local businesses. I say it and I put it in the Telegram each week. The survival of our local businesses starts with...

 

Kwanzaa is a way to celebrate heritage

Do you know the seven prinicples of Kwanzaa? Kwanzaa celebrates what its founder called the seven principles of Kwanzaa, or Nguzo Saba (originally Nguzu Saba – the seven principles of African...

 

Ecorse welcomes Secretary of State Benson and new Election Drop Box

The citizens of Ecorse are one step closer to being completely ready for the 2024 elections. Ecorse Clerk, Dr. Kimberly Whitsett took advantage of a grant program that provided the city one of the...

 

Take this time to plan for your future

Merry Christmas and I pray you have a peaceful and productive Christmas break. This week I want to speak to the students and parents of high school and college students. I know that you will have...

 

Give a subscription to the Telegram Newspaper

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...

 

Unveiling of Commemorative Signage for Inkster Public Schools

On a beautiful day in November, members of the Inkster community, Wayne RESA and other community members gathered to remember and acknowledge the rich history of the City of Inkster and the Inkster...

 

Inkster Police Department host Senior Safety Summit

The Inkster Police Department wants all of their residents to be safe, especially their senior citizens. They held a Senior Crime Prevention Summit on Wednesday, November 15th at the Booker Dozier...

 

Thank you supporters of the Telegram

It’s time to celebrate the 79th Anniversary of the Telegram Newspaper. We consider us to be the Biggest Little Paper in town. There comes a time when you look back over your past and you just say...

 

READING CORPS PROGRAM LEADS TO SUCCESS AT ECORSE SCHOOL

ECORSE, Mich. – (Oct. 20, 2023) – Students at Bunche Elementary are receiving extra in-person academic support this school year as a partnership between Hope Network Michigan Education Corps...

 

It's Election Time

Several cities in Wayne County will have a General Election on Tuesday, November 7th . I know it is not the Presidential election, but it is important that you exercise your right to vote. It is time...

 

I'm back to a fist bump Don't be offended, I'm just trying to be safe

Well, it seems like the number of COVID cases are on the rise. It’s time to begin to take some of the precautions that we took during the 2020-2022 pandemic. The good thing is that we lived through...

 

PHOTO OF THE WEEK

The newly renovated park area at the Beechwood Center was named after former River Rouge Commissioner Hezekiah McDonald Sr.. Wayne County Executive Warren Evans, Commissioner Cara Clemente joined...

 

Although it is Black Reading Month, it should be Everybody is Reading Month

I republished this because the timing is right to talk about reading. Reading is a must skill...Pass it on. How much time do your children spend reading in a week? Do they see you reading? I have alwa...

 

March on Washington There comes a time when you just have to go

I remember it was the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington. I had a feeling that I couldn't shake. I felt like I had to be there. So I went. I was a new member of the Western Wayne County...

 

Lift Every Voice and Sing Do You Know The Words?

For those of you that know me, you know I have a thing about The Black National Anthem' – Lift Every Voice and Sing. Lift Every Voice and Sing was written as a poem by NAACP leader James Weldon John...

 

Give a subscription to the Telegram Newspaper

Aley Haley, writer of the acclaimed book, ‘Roots’, lived by six words, "Find the good and praise it." Each week, the Telegram Newspaper strives to share information about the good people are...

 

It's time to celebrate my father, Robert Wilson on Father's Day

Well, it is Father's Day and many people will take this Sunday to celebrate their Dad. I have the type of father that you don't just want to celebrate on one day. I celebrate with my Dad every chance...

 

It's time to celebrate being an entrepreneur

This week marks my 17th Anniversary as owner of the Telegram Newspaper. Whew!! What an accomplishment for me and my family! I am excited about this milestone. Who would have thought that after...

 

A Tribute to my Mom

"Your mother really raised you guys right." Those were the words spoken from my new doctor as we finished talking during my annual mammogram appointment. Wow, I said as I began to reflect on the...

 

Soil Samples taken at three locations in River Rouge have higher than normal lead levels

According to the City of River Rouge, soil samples were taken at three locations on the east side of the City last summer. The locations were Belanger Park, John Jakubowski Park, and the Great Lakes A...

 

Family improvement starts with a conversation

There has been so much going on in our lives and our communities. Within the pages of the Telegram News, I try to encourage our readers to get involved in their communities. We do a good job at...

 

Belanger Park is open only for fishing

During the River Rouge Council meeting on March 7th, it was announced that Belanger Park will only be open for fishing. The Park area has been closed off and orange safety fencing has been installed...

 

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