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MLK Volunteering With The Chip Bag Project

Every third Monday of January Martin Luther King Jr day is celebrated. Although the nation first recognized it as a holiday in 1986, opinions, and practices have always varied on the holiday....

 

Welcome To The Neighborhood: Yoshi Hibachi

Downriver is in the process of upgrading its infrastructure. Small business are emerging every month. Each one serves the community in its own unique purpose. Yoshi Hibachi is bringing the experience...

 

Rookie Of the Year: Coach Pettway Tackles First Year as Head Coach

With a man as physically big as Coach Eric Pettway, it would be impossible to say he lived in anyone's shadow. Coach Pettway is an accomplished man of his own merits. He had proved himself on the...

 

Brittany Chriswell is Trailblazing the Silver Screen

Those who attended school with Brittany Chriswell would remember her as a relatively quiet young lady. She stuck to herself, and stayed close to her friend group. Brittany wasn't a loud student, nor...

 

Janine Folks Introduces Books & Bling Pop-Up Shop

Janine Folks has spent her career helping people when they need it most. Her spirit has comforted families at funerals, in hospitals, even weddings and churches. At the same time Janine has built a...

 
 By Xaiver Jones    News    October 13, 2022

Meet The Candidates Forum held in River Rouge

River Rouge is undergoing a major political change. There will inevitably be new people in mayoral, treasurer, city council, and school board positions. The race is on. The polls will be opening on...

 

H.A.G Presents: A Detroit Blerd Bash

Times are changing. New spaces constantly arise that include lifestyles not prevalent to popular culture ten, or twenty years ago. Simply put, more people have been given opportunities. These...

 
 By Xaiver Jones    Sports    August 4, 2022

Zaniya King Is Racing To Be River Rouge's First World Champion

Zaniya King walked across the stage of River Rouge High School in June. She has been running across the country for quite some time now. In the 6th grade, King joined the track team. The coaches...

 

Sierra Latrice Brings Life To Fashion With Rejuvination Shoes

Fashion is a subject that can be recognized throughout all corners of the Earth. Every group in some way, has their own unique idea of fashion; which could be accepted or denied all the same by...

 
 By Xaiver Jones    Sports    June 30, 2022

GA Is Here To Stay

Ecorse High School is going through a culture of change. From academics, to athletics, even down to the student culture. This is not the same land Red Raiders walked on fifty, twenty, or even five...

 
 By Xaiver Jones    Sports    June 2, 2022

College Football Fair At River Rouge

"It was great, everything ran smoove, that boys came out and did what they were supposed to do. Which was to show up and work hard. Today it was just done in front of an important audience." Proclaims...

 

Colleen Ivana Jones: The Power Of Space

Are there any specific personality traits that come to mind when you envision an entrepreneur? Talent? Intelligence? Charisma? Colleen Ivana Jones. Simply known as Ivana, or Vonnie possess these quali...

 

Books In The Hood Reviews: Malanie, The Perfectly Unique Swan!

I'Esha Mitchell is the newest writer to be welcomed to Downrivers' club of authors. Mitchell has already sold out of her first title, "Malanie, The Perfectly Unique Swan!", and is waiting patiently...

 
 By Xaiver Jones    Sports    August 26, 2021

Panthers Prepare for 2021: Hometown Heros Lead The Way

The 2020 season was a very unique one for every high school in the country. Games were canceled, seasons cut short, and extended at the same time. Some games leaked into the new year. The pandemic...

 
 By Xaiver Jones    Business    June 24, 2021

Shotcallerz and Dream Chasers Kezell's Grand Opening Coming This July!

Shotcallerz barber shop has had a reputation of making their customers crispy. You come in one way, and you're guaranteed to leave out looking and feeling different. Markeisha Ezell is keeping the...

 
 By Xaiver Jones    Business    June 17, 2021

Bakers Bible and BookStore - The Endurance of God's Will

Specialist Bakers Bible & Bookstore has been a valuable resource for communities, across the community of Detroit. The white building on Grand River Ave., and the corner of Woodside has been in...

 

Jameel Davis - Completely Naked

f you asked me the name of the book I'm reading, and I answered, "Completely Naked", you'll be fair to assume I'm indulging in a piece of erotic fiction. Especially if you've done your research, you...

 
 By Xaiver Jones    Education    May 13, 2021

The Man, The Marine, The Gunny

n the year 1977 there was a young man who had a dream. A motive outside of his hometown of Des Moine Iowa. This young man had lost his father as a child, and lived under the leadership of his mother...

 

Legislative Update With State Representative Tyrone Carter

2020 was more than a year in time. 2020 was a thing that happened to the world. 2020 happened and most of the world didn't see it coming. Individuals like Tyrone Carter didn't have time to see it...

 
 By Xaiver Jones    News    February 25, 2021

Russell Hughes: A Black Engineer, Father & Football Coach

Rome wasn’t built in a day, and the men and women who built it did not learn the skills overnight. These people centuries ago belonged to a special, underrecognized, but omnipotent group of...

 

The Golden Grip Of Doctor Ingrid Wilson-Johnson

In 2021 I will be twenty-eight years old. I've had my driver's license since I was seventeen years old. I wrote my first article for the Telegram Newspaper ten years ago. There are sixteen years of...

 

Covid Bowl 2021 - Clash Of The Panthers

Everything about last year, and the upcoming years ahead will be called nothing short of historical. The year, 2019 ended with River Rouge earning its first State Title against the Muskegon Big Reds....

 

Tarence Wheeler Closes The Gap Food is Vital for Success

There are a plethora of gaps that exist among the people in America. The wealth gap is what's spoken of on the front line, but it's only the tip of the iceberg; or just another block in the stack....

 

T'Kay's Terrific Twos

There is a box of treasure hidden under River Rouge. Hordes of people travel for sports, food, and entertainment in the city has skyrocketed over recent years. The fact that has taken the region by...

 

Dancing Monkeys In My Soup

Due to the fact that I don't have any children of my own, it's always a holiday or rare occasion in which I can read a children's book. The last time I got to read a children's book was for a series...

 

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