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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...

 
 By Xaiver Jones    News    August 13, 2020

Telegram Celebrates It's 76th Anniversary

Black people, in America have been fighting for the rights and resources to own business since the day our chains were taken off. Black businesses are important to the communities they are meant to...

 

Malik Boynton: Process of a Legacy

Small towns have their reputations. Some good, some bad, some false, some true. A small town's biggest fable is that it breeds once in a lifetime talents. Some individuals are destined to outgrow the...

 
 By Xaiver Jones    News    July 16, 2020

Kippriol's Fair Trial

On the outside looking in; The United States justice system seems to be the farthest thing from a "system of justice. Every American. Directly or indirectly has, or will have their experiences with...

 
 By Xaiver Jones    News    June 25, 2020

Juneteenth In The Hood

America has been locked in a constant state of transition and decay, since the first ship docked on the ports of Virginia in 1619. English and Spanish empires had their game plans locked down. The...

 

So Fraiche and So Clean

What do you get when you combine fresh food, good recipes, great service, and a comfortable environment? Drop this location in the heart of River Rouge; and you got the Soo Fraiche Grill. Owned and...

 

River Rouge Panthers are State Champions

Everything led up to The MHSAA Division 3 state finals. The slot scheduled to be the last football game of 2019 belonged to Muskegon's undefeated Big Reds. The Big Reds were ranked number one by...

 
 By Xaiver Jones    News    November 28, 2019

We're Going To Ford Field!

2019 has given the state of Michigan some of the best football its ever seen. Smiles, tears, heartbreak, and upsets all dealt by the hands of high school boys. As Thanksgiving approaches, the MHSAA fo...

 

Downriver's Secret Weapon: Jaylia Washington

f you're just now tuning into the life of Jaylia Washington, you'll see a composed, multi faceted business women. The first thing you would notice about Jaylia, is her drive and tenacity. If you met...

 

River Rouge Head Football Coach- Corey Parker: A Ten Year Review

Football is a vital piece in the puzzle that's Corey Parker's life. It served as an outlet for him at St. Martin Deporres High School; where playing the safety position kept his mind and intentions...

 

Albert Harper Sets Record At Courageous Health & Fitness Expo

Health is a journey that comes with its own trials and tribulations. The dedication to pick yourself up and exercise comes at different times for different people. As vital as physical health may be,...

 

Mrs. Smith Celebrates Forty Years Of Feeding Famlies

For a school district to run properly, all parts must function in synchronicity. The district can be a constant cycle of change. Policies change, teachers retire, administrators find new jobs. One...

 

Downriver Wild 'N Out was full of jokes

ECORSE - Nick Cannon's Wild 'N Out has been a television jewel since its premiere in 2005. A platform was created where our favorite up and coming comedians came together and started their careers....

 

The DBT Experience

The D Town Bucking Tigerrettes is a hip hop majorette Dance team, led and coached by Amber Lynn Hunter. The D Town Bucking Tigerrettes have been practicing, working, and bonding all Summer. Coach...

 
 By Xaiver Jones    Sports    August 22, 2019

River Rouge Football Prepares For The Fall

There is never a time where Coach Corey Parker, his company of dedicated coaches, and his proficient team of football players aren't striving for greatness. The ten year mark of Parker's tenure is slo...

 

Generation "Why" Part One

No matter the time period, young people are known for two things; being upset at authority and having fun. There has never been a time where the world's youth were not at a state of constant unrest. A...

 

NABJ Black Male Media Project focus on Mental Health

The National Association of Black Journalists have teamed up with Detroit PAL for a breakthrough event. The Black Male Media Project came to Detroit. The NABJ hosts these forums across the country...

 

Red Bull Arts Detroit Viewfinder series:

Detroit has a reputation for talent and history. Detroit's culture of art, style and music will all always thrive. But voices outside the arts have shifted the narrative. Chunks of the lineage has bee...

 

2019 Motor City Comic Con

To the pop culture fans of Metro Detroit, an event bigger than the super bowl, or NBA Finals has made an appearance in Novi. 2019 Motor City Comic Con expected to rise to the grandiose shenanigans of...

 

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