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PHOTO OF THE WEEK

Brotherhood is something that you don't take lightly. These young men have been friends for over 10 years. When one hurts they all hurt. Pray for them, their families and the family of their brother,...

 

It's Election Season Learn who the candidates are

Several cities in Wayne County will have a General Election on Tuesday, November 2nd. I know it is not the Presidential election, but it is important that you exercise your right to vote. It is time...

 

I'm OK with a fist bump

I was so excited when the COVID-19 numbers were going down consistently earlier this year. All I was thinking about was that things were going to back to some type of normal by the time school...

 

GOOD VS EVIL When will the shooting of innocent people end?

What is going on in the world today? There is so much violence in cities throughout the United States. Everyday when I turn on the television there has been another person killed. Most of the...

 

The people have spoken

I love hearing from the readers of the Telegram News. It is pleasing to realize that people enjoy the Telegram and they will take time out to let me know how they feel. So many people call and thank u...

 

Ecorse City Council Appoint New Director of Public Safety

During the May 4, 2021 Ecorse City Council meeting, council made changes to the top cop position in the city. By a majority vote of 5 – 2. Ecorse Council members voted to end the contract of Public... Full story

 

Take the Vaccine and hold my new grandson!

On May 11, 2021, I will receive my second COVID-19 Vaccination shot. Then two weeks later I should be fully vaccinated from COVID-19. That is a huge accomplishment for me. I have always been a...

 

It's Time to Talk About the Violence in our Communities/ Police and Community Relationships

I am an avid news watcher but only after the first 15 minutes of the news broadcast. You know why, because in the first 15 minutes its all about the violence in our communities. Somebody got shot, som...

 

We Still Need to Wear a Mask

The number of cases of people having a positive test for COVID-19 has been increasing. Michigan is the top state with new cases over the last week. Our numbers have now reached the level of cases...

 

Reading month is coming to a close, However, keep reading

As Reading Month comes to a close, I want to inspire you to continue reading. Reading opens the world to you without paying for air fare, rental car and a hotel stay. It is a way to share in the...

 

Elected officials must follow the rules

I attend many City Council meetings; some in person or on ZOOM. There are normally not many people attending. The audience is mostly made up of department heads and under ten loyal residents. Why don'...

 

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 always been a reader. My parents made sure we read books, mostly Black History books or stories, however we...

 

Making changes that will result in a better 2021

The year is off to a busy start and if we get involved, things will continue to move at a fast pace. As you think about what you will spend your time on, I suggest you take about a week to jot down so...

 

Black History is Everybody's History

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...

 

Time Served!

Kwame Kilpatrick is out of prison. Donald Trump has commuted the prison sentence of former Detroit mayor Kwame Malik Kilpatrick, freeing him 20 years early from his jail time for corruption crimes....

 

WANTED - PERSONS THAT KILLED A MOTHER AND SHOT HER SON IN SOUTHWEST DETROIT

DETROIT – On Tuesday afternoon a 44-year-old woman was fatally shot while in a vehicle with her 10-year-old son who was injured and survived. Rekeya Corbin and her son were shot in Southwest... Full story

 

I Am Empowered

I traveled to Washington DC with a bus load of people that I didn't know. I was so excited as we gathered in Southfield for the long journey. I have been to the King Center in Atlanta numerous of...

 

Project Blue Light helps deter crime in Ecorse and Highland Park

A partnership between Ecorse and Highland Park is working together to reduce the amount of crime in their cities. A pilot program funded in part by the State of Michigan's Financially Distressed Citie... Full story

 

Santa makes his yearly visit through Metro Detroit

Each year for over 50 years our local Santa has loaded up his sled with gifts and drove through the streets of Metropolitan Detroit giving out toys. Kids of all ages would stand in amazement when they...

 

Questions still go unanswered from Romulus City leaders

What does it take to get an answer to your questions from the Romulus, Mayor, Council or Clerk? I guess the answer to that question is 'It depends'. During the City Council meeting on December 7th I a...

 

Westland Creates Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Commission

Mayor William R. Wild is proud to announce that he has filled the positions on the newly created Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Commission. The DEI Commission was created as a result of a...

 

UJAMAA - TELEGRAM NEWS SPONSORS SMALL BUSINESS OUTREACH ASSISTANCE

Communities coming together to help each other Have you heard people talk about how they wish things were like it used to be? They would say there were businesses throughout the community, owned by...

 

Holding our Elected Officials Accountable is Hard Work and Risky

Twice a year I publish a column 'We must hold our Elected Officials Accountable". As I rally with the community members and we discuss the issues that are important to them, I see the fire in their... Full story

 

Michigan State Rep. Cynthia Johnson receiving racist, lynching threats

"You should be swinging from a f------ rope, you Democrat," one woman said in a voice mail laced with racial slurs, according to Johnson's Facebook post linking to a recording of the message. This is...

 

SPOTLIGHT ON COOP'S CASUAL

This week's BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT is COOP'S CASUAL WEAR. The store is located in Lincoln Park at 1125 SOUTHFIELD RD. (just S. of Fort St.). Coops Casual Wear carries an assortment of stylish casual wear... Full story

 

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