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Articles from the January 31, 2019 edition

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  • Inaugural Best In Downriver Community Awards is a Success

    Xavier Jones, Telegram Media Specialist|Jan 31, 2019

    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 hardly a fortnight into 2019, but the spirit of a fresh start is already rampant through the Downriver area. River Rouge native, Jaylia Washington is the founder of the Blossoming Ladies Mentoring Program. Washington and her organization hosted the Best In Downriver Community Awards. Categories from... Full story

  • Detroit Charter Commission Hosts Third Community Meeting

    Steven Malik Shelton, Telegram Columnist|Jan 31, 2019

    DETROIT - On Saturday January 26th, the newly elected Detroit Charter Revision Commissioners held their third community meeting at the Samaritan Center on the city's east side. Detroiters voted last August to impanel a commission to revise the city's 2012 charter. If the vote had not passed, the opportunity wouldn't have come again for 16 years. The Charter Commission is in a very important and critical period because it is involved in the process of making changes in the city's charter, a... Full story

  • Andrew Gillum Addresses Future, Importance of Black Press

    Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent|Jan 31, 2019

    Former Tallahassee Mayor and Florida Gubernatorial Candidate, Andrew Gillum, didn't break the kind of news that many publishers, editors and journalists may have wanted at the National Newspaper Publishers Association's (NNPA) annual Midwinter Training Conference in Orlando, but the HBCU graduate did provide the Black Press of America some newsworthy tidbits about what he's doing now and what the future might hold. "Beginning in about two weeks I will be teaching a fellowship at Harvard... Full story

  • Attorney General Dana Nessel and Better Business Bureau Put Michigan Rental Car Company on Notice

    Jan 31, 2019

    LANSING — The Michigan Department of Attorney General and the Better Business Bureau (serving Detroit and Eastern Michigan) have received more than 400 complaints against a rental car company headquartered in Michigan. Executive Car Rental has a total of 12 locations in Michigan and four in Florida. The Department of the Attorney General and the BBB have received complaints from 44 states, one APO, one Canadian province and one from Germany. On Friday, Jan. 25, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel issued a notice of intended action and a cease... Full story

  • The next Superman?

    James Abeare, Telegram Columnist|Jan 31, 2019

    One of the hottest rumors circling around Hollywood these days is, Creed and Black Panther star, Michael B. Jordan might be the next Superman. Though Warner Bros. said the next Superman movie won't be for the next few years. Warner Bros. want to concentrate on the Supergirl movie and Birds of Prey. And before all the haters come out and say "How dare they make Superman black!" Well, there have been, at my count, four black Supermans published through DC Comics. Some better known than others,... Full story

  • Rev. Dr. John E. Duckworth

    Gina Steward, Telegram|Jan 31, 2019

    As we continue with our interviews of local pastors, this week I sat down with Rev. Dr. John E. Duckworth who is the Pastor of Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Church located at 29066 Eton in Westland. How long have you been the Pastor? I have been the Pastor at Gethsemane MBC for 16+ years. Is this your first pastorship? This is my first role as Senior Pastor. I served as Executive Pastor under Pastor Starghill at my home church - Samaritan Baptist before I came to Gethsemane. Was your plan for... Full story

  • Allstate Agency Owners Help Detroit-area Domestic Violence Survivors with Supply Drive

    Jan 31, 2019

    DETROIT – Detroit-area Allstate agency owners recently joined Allstate volunteers across 15 states to secure Allstate Foundation Helping Hands® grants to benefit 35 nonprofit organizations, including a $5,000 grant for Sisters Acquiring Financial Empowerment. The nonprofit serving domestic violence survivors will use the funding to help equip survivors with the financial tools and resources needed to enable women to leave or recover from the economic portion of domestic violence. Allstate v... Full story

  • Raynard Jackson has been nominated for the prestigious Pulitzer Prize Award for 2019 under the category for "Commen

    Jan 31, 2019

    Team Raynard Jackson & Associates, LLC is happy to announce that its founder, Raynard Jackson, was nominated last week for the prestigious Pulitzer Prize Award under the category for "Commentary." The Pulitzer Prize is considered one of the highest honors for anyone involved in the news industry. According to Jackson, "I am not a journalist. I am a columnist but I am thrilled that the New Pittsburgh Courier newspaper deems my writings worthy of consideration for the Pulitzer Prize." The column... Full story

  • State Rep. Isaac Robinson Hosts Senegalese Delegation

    Dominique Madden|Jan 31, 2019

    LANSING - Over the weekend, an envoy of officials from Senegal were hosted by state Rep. Isaac Robinson (D-Detroit) to tour the city of Detroit and meet with local officials including Mayor Mike Duggan and Wayne County Commissioner Jewel Ware. They also met with Chancellor Curtis L. Ivory's team from Wayne County Community College District to discuss student exchange and study aboard programs. The envoy then joined Rep. Robinson at the Capitol today. "I was honored to have Vice President Aly Lo... Full story

  • Birmingham Seeks to Restore Previously Rescinded Honor to Angela Davis

    Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent|Jan 31, 2019

    Human and Civil Rights Activist Angela Davis turned 75 on Saturday, Jan. 26, and family, fans, and supporters took to social media and other platforms to salute the freedom fighter and Birmingham, Alabama native. "Today is Angela Davis' birthday and we salute our freedom-fighting sister leader for her genius, wisdom and courage in America and throughout the world," said National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) President and CEO Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, himself a well-known and lifelong... Full story


    Jan 31, 2019

    DETROIT, (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) Continuing its nearly two-decade tradition of bringing internationally-renowned authors and scholars to its campus, Marygrove College's Institute for Detroit Studies (IDS) will welcome Herb Boyd at its 44th Defining Detroit event on February 11, 2019. Boyd will present Leadership and Self-Determination in Early Twentieth-Century Black Detroit and sign copies of his latest book, Black Detroit: A People's History of Self-Determination. The presentation begins at 7 p.m.... Full story

  • Coming to America Again: Eddie Murphy to Star Again in Blockbuster Hit

    Lauren Victoria Burke|Jan 31, 2019

    Eddie Murphy will once again play crown prince Akeem Joffer in a sequel to the 1988 hit movie, Coming to America. The film's plot centered around a Prince who travels to New York to find an independent woman who loves him in spite of his royal title. The sequel will have Prince Joffer returning to America after he finds out he has a long-lost son who is heir to his throne. The screenplay will be written by Kenya Barish, who is the creator of the ABC show "Black-ish." Craig Brewer, who produced... Full story

  • Wayne County offers Federal Workers extension to pay Delinquent Property Taxes

    Jan 31, 2019

    DETROIT, Michigan - Wayne County Treasurer Eric R. Sabree will allow federal workers affected by the government shutdown who live in Wayne County additional time to pay their delinquent property taxes, it was announced today."Given that the federal government shutdown is having an economic impact on workers located in our area, we thought it to be only fair and prudent to offer options to extend their payments," said Treasurer Sabree. Sabree noted that since the December 22, 2018 shutdown of... Full story

  • Quick Tips to Beat Smelly Feet

    Jan 31, 2019

    (StatePoint) It's an issue that can affect anyone, but one that not everyone likes to talk about: smelly feet. Caused when sweat accumulates on the skin and fuels the growth of odor-causing bacteria, it's an embarrassing situation that can afflict anyone, from professionals who spend all day in dress socks to weekend warriors on the hiking trail to gym rats. But you don't have to live with feet stink. Consider these tips for fresher smelling feet: • Wash and Dry: Don't neglect to scrub your f... Full story

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