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Nick Marsh: Megatron Migrates to Michigan State

For the past four years it has been easy to hear the name Nick Marsh. It was first heard on Detroit's east side and nurtured in the City of River Rouge. Where he spent his time as a student, and...

 
 By Xaiver Jones    News    October 19, 2023

Community came out to support the Western Wayne County NAACP's Annual Freedom Fund Dinner

The month of October brings certain inevitabilities into the world. Halloween, leaves will change colors, breast cancer awareness, and the Western Wayne County NAACP Freedom Fund Dinner. Months of...

 

2023 Auto Show

The North American International Auto Show is upon Detroit once again. For different reasons the Auto Show has always been a part of the Motor City's legacy. The event shows how Detroit got its name,...

 

A Weekend In The Rouge!

The past weekends in River Rouge were a hard one to miss. There was so much going on! From Friday to Sunday the city has been lit up like the Vegas strip. Friday the annual River Rouge Days carnival...

 

What's Wrong with Reparations?

Google defines Reparations as the making of amends for a wrong done, by paying money to or otherwise helping those who have wronged. Reparations are not a new concept in modern history and can be...

 

No Child Left Behind: The Community Celebrates A New School Year

The Summer season is coming to an end. Graduating seniors of 2023 are making their transitions to adulthood, while current students are rising through the ranks themselves. After a safe Summer filled...

 
 By Xaiver Jones    News    July 20, 2023

Telegram Goes to Tennessee - Tales From the NNPA Conference

The NNPA is a nation wide network of black owned newspaper publishers. For over a hundred years, the black press has been instrumental in telling the stories of black people. Fighting the good fight...

 
 By Xaiver Jones    Education    June 1, 2023

Garrick Smith - Taking Steps to Work for NASA

Detroit has a reputation of spitting out people who can achieve just about anything. Musicians, athletes, and business gurus only make up a small number of the city's prodigies. These people go on to...

 

Books In The Hood Review - Poetically In Motion

Growth and development are vital steps to the human experience. No individual can control what outside forces may affect their lives, but there is one thing we can control. How we cope, react, and...

 

Downriver Bar and Grill Extends Its Hours Now Open From 12 PM to 2 AM

When a neighborhood possesses business real estate, the possibilities are endless. There are more things to do, less trouble for residents to get into, and more opportunities for camaraderie in the...

 

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...

 

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