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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....

 By Xavier Jones    Sports    August 5, 2021

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 contin...


Curtis Williams, Reverend, Doctor, Businessman

Curtis Williams is a simple man of God, but his character and credentials helps to understand him on a deeper level. Curtis Williams is an experienced business owner who earned the title of Reverend,... Full story

 By Xavier Jones    News    August 15, 2019

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


Kenny Jo McPhaul Jumps Out The Game

Ecorse Michigan has ran its own reputation over the years. From politics, sports, and education, the city is on an improvement tour. Kenny Jo McPhaul is a product of early Ecorse. He remembers it... Full story

 By Xavier Jones    News    March 7, 2019

Coffee Hour With Senator Stephanie Chang

State Senator Stephanie Chang had an appointment at the Telegram to have coffee, and discuss issues with the people of the community. Chang visits so she can put her ear right on the problems and... Full story


Cottage And Lakefront Living Show

Despite record setting snow storms and cold cyclones, we must not forget summer is still a real thing. The Cottage And Lakefront Living Show came to the Suburban Collection Showplace to remind us... 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

 By Xavier Jones    News    January 24, 2019

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

 By Xavier Jones    News    January 3, 2019

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

 By Xavier Jones    News    October 18, 2018

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


Twenty Five Years Of Soul

Detroit's reputation is a long one. The city is known for electrifying events and festivals. The festivities celebrate cultures and lifestyles seldomly seen in the motor city. When the UniverSoul Circ... Full story


Rollercade Does It Again!

The walls of the Rollercade have been packed all Summer. For certain, this is nothing new. For generations the Southwest Detroit skating rink served the community with good, clean, and wholesome fun.... Full story

 By Xavier Jones    News    August 30, 2018

Carmeuse Helps Rouge Lay Down The Foundation

The City of River Rouge is famous for its industrial influence. This famous influence has made the city what it is today. Steel, iron and other goods have kept Rouge going strong. The city's... Full story


It Takes A Village Youth Festival

Ebony Elmore took this weekend to host her 5th annual It Takes A Village Community youth event. Families from all over gathered at Memorial Park for art, food, and a school supply giveaway. It Takes... Full story


Michigan Comic Con 2018

Thanks to the Michigan Comic Con, downtown Detroit looked like the set of a superhero movie. Fans of animation and comic books gathered at Cobo Hall for a weekend of fun. Each day brought a new experi... Full story


Daddy Can You Hear Me?

Daddy Can You Hear Me is collection of poems and prayers targeted to fatherhood, and what a father figure means to the family. Cass Tech and Michigan State alumni Patrice A Lee is the sole... Full story

 By Xavier Jones    Sports    August 16, 2018

Panthers Prep For Cass

It's that time of year again. Football programs across the country have been cooped up in their hiding places devising the best strategies for their teams. With about two weeks left until football... Full story


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