Articles written by Xavier Jones
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Chopping It Up With The Brothers
Since the dawn of time communities have consisted of three main entities; Women, children, and men. Traditionally each comes with a set of rules and roles, all designed to keep the community going....
Josh Baker: A Family Man With A Basketball Plan
he River Rouge boys basketball team has a reputation longer than I75. The team wins games, and sends players to college. Over the years, the Panthers have been fingertips away from a MHSAA finals...
The River Rouge School District announces the hiring of new District Coordinator for Culture, Health, & Wellness Bacari Alexander
The River Rouge School District has identified a phenomenal leader in Mr. Bacari Alexander to serve as the District Coordinator for Culture, Health, & Wellness. The District has adopted, and is...
Health Is Wealth: Sumpter Medical Clinic To Open In September
Throughout history, Visger Road has been a lot of things. In a time years before my own Visger was a booming black metropolis. Both sides of the street teeming with business and productivity. 2019... Full story
Bettie Belle Clark: Story Of A Survivor Written By - Xavier Jones Telegram Media Specialist
January 29th Bettie Belle Clark turned 89 years old. She has lived through every lesson America can teach a black woman. Bettie has seen the presidential scandals and hiccups that made us who we are,... Full story
Inaugural Best In Downriver Community Awards is a Success
RIVER ROUGE -The new year is a time where people are dedicated to turning their lives around. Or fine tuning the details of their previous year to ensure the next one is equally successful. We re... Full story
Status And Condition Of America's Vietnam Veterans
The Vietnam war spanned years of global conflict. Each party viewed the war, and other parties involved with different lenses. But most veterans, historians, and civilians claim the war ended with no... Full story
Community members voice concerns about Fracking In Michigan
Climate change is not just a theory, it's as real as the air we breathe. Even though twenty percent of America's freshwater belongs to Michigan, the state's water emergencies aren't treated with the... Full story
Western Wayne County NAACP 21st Annual Freedom Fund Dinner brought the community together
The NAACP's Western Wayne County Branch proved its mission of bringing citizens, government officials, community leaders and youth together for an elegant evening with a purpose. The theme for the... Full story