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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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

The gift of positive information 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...

 

Come On People, Wear a Mask

The number of cases of people having a positive test for COVID-19 has been increasing. Then why are people still not wearing a mask or face covering? Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed an...

 

You Have The Right To VOTE; Now use it!

.It is the year 2020, and the General Election is less than a week away. Are you going to vote in the election. I hope so. This brief history explains what transpired in order for you to have 'the...

 

Why are the youth deciding to be activists?

I watched a group of young people over the last few months and I began to ponder the question, why are they activist? Were they born with the Activist gene or did they become activist because of the...

 

Rouge residents must speak out

RIVER ROUGE – A public hearing is when the citizens of a city are able to voice their comments on a certain issue that will affect the city. A public hearing must be published in a newspaper two wee...

 

SEPTEMBER IS BLACK READING MONTH TAKE TIME 2 READ

As Black Reading Month comes to a close, I want to inspire you to continue reading. These thirty days have gone by so fast. I only read one book, "I Tried to Change So You Don't Have To" by Loni...

 

KNOW YOUR CANDIDATES

. WHY DID YOU DECIDE TO RUN FOR THIS POSITION? I am running for this position because I have witnessed the unfairness of our system of justice and as an officer of the court and a part of the system,...

 

Did you complete your 2020 Census? Deadline is days away.

Time is running out for you to do your part in helping your community. Sept. 30 is the last day for households and census takers, who have been reaching out to those who haven’t responded, to...

 

What's next ? Police brutality is continuing

History is prone to repeat itself. This is a column I wrote in 2018. I wanted to republish it so we could see that we need to work on this vigorously. February 16, 2018 It started in 2016, now it's...

 

Elected officials must be held accountable

I sometimes ponder on the question, what is the responsibility of elected officials? I believe that their main responsibility is to represent the people in the area where they were elected. Whether...

 

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 abo...

 

How do you decide what to focus on?

There has been so much going on in 2020, that it is hard to determine which issue to focus on. Within the pages of the Telegram News, I try to encourage our readers to get involved in their...

 

Much Needed COVID-19 Testing comes to the Tri-Cities

COVID-19 affects African American and the Latino population at a higher rate than White Americans. The demographic study for Wayne County states that the Cities of Inkster, River Rouge and Ecorse...

 

A new group of activist is here

I have been watching a lot of TV over the last three weeks and I have noticed something. A new group of activists has arisen. I have seen the passion, as they spoke so eloquently about things that are...

 

Parker Johnson says her baby needs a mask

Even Parker Johnson at three (3) years old, knows it is important to wear a mask. She wanted to take her baby doll (Sarah) with her outside. But she said Sarah needs a mask. Her mom, LaTasha Johnson,...

 

Where Is Your Mask?

It is so important that we wear a mask or face covering when we go outside. The US Surgeon General said that we can protect others from getting the Coronavirus when we wear a mask. It has been...

 

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