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  • Legalized Marijuana Part Two What it does to your body

    Steven Malik Shelton, Telegram Contributor|Jan 3, 2019

    Marijuana is a green, strong-smelling plant that grows around the world. The leaves of the plant contain the chemical substance THC which medical researchers are finding more ways and means in treating a variety of illnesses and alleviating acute pain. Although marijuana is generally believed to be far less harmful than most drugs, it is not harmless. There are many studies that indicate that marijuana can do both physical and mental damage. There is also historical documentation that marijuana...

  • Gov. Whitmer Signs First Executive Directive to Protect Public Health, Safety and Welfare

    Jan 3, 2019

    LANSING -- Today Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed the first Executive Directive of her administration, Executive Directive 2019-1, to ensure any imminent threat to public health, safety or welfare is immediately reported, assessed, and investigated by department employees, department directors, and agency heads. Gov. Whitmer signing Executive Directive 2019-01"As governor, one of my principal duties is to protect the health, safety, and welfare of all Michigan residents," said Whitmer. "I am... Full story

  • A Lot Accomplished in a Very Short Amount of Time

    Jan 3, 2019

    On November 29, 2018, I was sworn-in as the 18th person to represent the constituents in Michigan's 13th Congressional District and complete the term vacated by John Conyers, Jr. Residents in the District had not been represented in our nation's Capital for almost one year (359 days to be exact) due to former Michigan Governor Rick Snyder's decision to avoid a special election. In addition, many Detroit residents, business, spiritual, labor and community leaders were concerned the term would... Full story


    Jan 3, 2019

    This week's Pastor Profile features Rev. Everett Thomas. He is the Pastor of Mercy House located at 15 E. Charlotte in Ecorse. He has been the pastor there for six years. Although this is his first time serving as Pastor, he served as First Assistant to Pastor Joseph B. Barlow, Jr. at Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church until he passed away. Rev. Thomas delivered his first trial sermon at Mt. Zion in 1977. He grew up in the church and has served as usher and choir member at Mt. Zion. During his... Full story

  • Community members voice concerns about Fracking In Michigan

    Xavier Jones, Telegram Reporter|Jan 3, 2019

    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 delicacy it deserves. Can we ever forget Flint, and how it's been suffering a legendary water crisis for about five years? Of course not, there are people still suffering today. The next climate challenge Michigan is facing is fracking. Fracking is defined by Google as the process of injecting... Full story

  • The Basketball Legends of Inkster completed a great week of giving.

    Jan 3, 2019

    They began on Tuesday at the Sheraton Hotel where we had the Big Raffle drawing .It was a huge success. This is how we pay for the Xmas giveaway. On Friday State representative Jewell Jones and friends did the toy shopping at Meijer. On Saturday we vegan at the Inkster Uhaul who donated the truck and storage for the event.Then we met at Kroger on Merriman and Cherryhill where they did the food shopping for 100 families. I gave them a shopping list and they had boxes and large bags donated by Tex... Full story

  • How To Buy Your Next Television A Handy Guide To Take With You When Shopping

    Willie Brake, Technology Columnist|Jan 3, 2019

    It's a new year and I predict in 2019, a big technology shift will finally begin. Let's start with the television set. If you don't have a flat screen or are looking for another one, the week or so before the Super Bowl can be a great time to upgrade your television, as you can find the type of deals that you may have passed over during the holidays. Buying a new television can be an intimidating endeavor. You need to figure out your budget, the right screen size and which manufacturer to... Full story

  • Plan to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. this month

    Jan 3, 2019

    Martin Luther King Day is a celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. It recognizes his efforts towards social equality and civil rights. Martin Luther King Jr was an advocate of equality, and recognized as a civil rights leader. There may be ceremonies and festivals in certain parts of the United States. The best way to offer tribute to Martin Luther King Jr is by donating time to local community centers or participating in equal rights movements. It is also beneficial to teach any children you may... Full story