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  • Inkster Police Chief William T. Riley Optimistic About 2019

    Renee Summers, Telegram Reporter|Jan 17, 2019

    In the city of Inkster, the rallying cry is "all hands on deck!" For decades the city had gotten a bad rap, and was often perceived as a place full of crime and poverty. Then, in 2015, came the beating of motorist Floyd Dent by Inkster police officers following a traffic stop. The incident was caught on police dash camera and tarnished the Inkster Police Department's image. The city's current police chief, William T. Riley is doing his part to turn that image around. Riley arrived in Inkster in... Full story

  • MLK Day Observances Abound in Metro Detroit This January

    Renee Summers|Jan 17, 2019

    As far as federal holidays go, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day brings about its own distinctive types of festivities. Memorial Day ushers in the season of summer. Independence Day is a day for patriotism, parades and fireworks. Labor Day is both the unofficial end of summer and a day to spend at the backyard grill. But Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, (MLK) Day, spurs people to ponder the rights we enjoy in this nation and the dear price some have paid in order to partake of those rights. The day also... Full story

  • Four Ways Graduates Can Use Their First Job As A Framework For Success

    Jan 17, 2019

    While the job market for recent college graduates has improved, a good number of employers don't think they're sufficiently prepared. A recent survey by PayScale found only about 50 percent of managers felt recent grads were ready for full-time work. Among the skills that managers saw graduates lacking most were critical thinking, problem-solving, attention to detail, and leadership. But at the same time, many have been hired with strengths in other areas, and improving weaknesses can happen as... Full story

  • Detroit Caucus members speak out in support of GM workers

    Jan 17, 2019

    DETROIT - Members of the Detroit Caucus attended the opening press conference yesterday for the 2019 North American Auto Show, celebrating the technological partnerships that have allowed Michigan to flourish as an auto maker and innovator. While praising the landmark event, Caucus members also voiced their support for the workers who built the industry, and the families impacted by proposed GM cuts. In response, state Rep. Sherry Gay-Dagnogo (D-Detroit), chair of the Detroit Caucus, issued the... Full story

  • NAACP Slams Trump Administration and Calls for End to Government Shutdown

    Derrick Johnson, NAACP President CEO|Jan 17, 2019

    In a statement released last week the NAACP called on the White House and Congress to work swiftly to bring an end to the current, partial shutdown of the federal government in a way that does not compromise the integrity of the nation. As the NAACP noted, "It's unconscionable that Americans are forced to suffer the brunt and being held as political hostages because of President Trump's unreasonable pursuit for a border wall we simply can't afford and don't need." The organization highlighted... Full story

  • Los Angeles Teachers strike a wakeup call

    Donald Lozon, Telegram Contributor|Jan 17, 2019

    The Teachers in the second largest school district is on strike. The Teachers of Los Angeles have gone on strike but not only pay but lower class sizes that average 40 and more support staff. This strike opens up the issue of for profit private schools that have mixed reviews with student out come. There is nothing wrong with competition yet teachers deserve a living wage and support for the teachers with support staff. Teacher's aids are a huge help for teachers to reach each child especially w... Full story

  • PASTOR PROFILE REV. MARK ZOCKHEEM

    Gina Steward|Jan 17, 2019

    This week's Pastor Profile is on Rev. Mark Zockheem. He is the pastor of United Church of Faith Methodist located at 6064 Fourth St in Romulus. This is his first Pastorship and he has been a pastor for 10 years. He served in the military for over 10 years and worked at Rouge Steel and U.S. Steel before he became a full time Pastor. He started his Home Church with zero members and held bible study. His first member was a teenager and the church has grown by doing outreach and building relations w... Full story

  • The State of the Children

    Steven Malik Shelton, Telegram Columnist|Jan 17, 2019

    Last month, on December 8th a summit was held at the main branch of the Detroit Public Library to bring awareness of the plight of the nation's children. Speakers included Reverend Frederick D. Shaw Jr. of the Citizens Commission of Human Rights; Dr. Stephen K. Baskerville an expert on child custody and the family court system; and Dr Umar Johnson, certified psychologist, former school principal, lecturer and author. The conference covered issues related to child health and well being, such as t... Full story

  • Jim Crow Museum Bus Tour

    Jan 17, 2019

    Join Black Scroll Network History & Tours as we EXPLORE the Jim Crow Museum in Big Rapids, MI on the campus of Ferris State University. Along with that, we will also investigate a few Black historic sites in Detroit. The Jim Crow Museum contains thousands of historic artifacts depicting racist portrayals of Black people. These artifacts and exhibits are used to teach about the history of racism and the pervasiveness of white supremacy in American society. Please join historian, educator & Tour... Full story

  • Westwood Community School District reveals new logo, marketing campaign

    Dominique Madden|Jan 17, 2019

    DEARBORN HEIGHTS– Westwood Community School District Superintendent Dr. Stiles Simmons unveiled a new logo to teachers, staff and school board members as part of the start of a brand identity program for the new year. The new district logo includes the Robichaud high school's long-time Bulldog mascot to accent the district's new slogan – Bulldog Strong: Unleash your potential. The Bulldog will become the mascot for the district's middle and elementary schools as well. The marketing campaign is... Full story

  • Marijuana and Driving: What You Should Know Marijuana 101 - Part 2

    Jan 17, 2019

    Studies show it is not safe to drive while high. You should wait 4 hours after smoking before driving. Driving high is a form of impaired driving. Your ability to drive safely can be significantly affected after using marijuana. Impaired driving is the leading cause of both injury and death in North America. In Canada, there is a drug-impaired driving offence every 3 hours. Many people believe using marijuana or other drugs isn't as bad as driving drunk. But in 2010, almost as many drivers died in road crashes after using drugs (34%) as those... Full story

  • 10 Doctor-Recommended New Year's Resolutions

    Jan 17, 2019

    (StatePoint) With the new year upon us, you may be looking for resolutions that will help to keep you and your loved ones healthy and happy in the year ahead. "This is the perfect time of year to consider your personal goals, and how you can make positive health choices in the coming year," says American Medical Association (AMA) President Barbara L. McAneny, M.D. "Small lifestyle changes today can have a lasting effect in improving your health." To help you start the year off on the right foot,... Full story

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    Jan 17, 2019

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