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  • Stacey Abrams, Black Lives Matter are Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

    Lauren Victoria Burke, NNPA Correspondent|Feb 11, 2021

    Both Stacey Abrams and the Black Lives Matter movement have been nominated to win the Nobel Peace Prize. The nominations represent an opportunity for either Abrams or Black Lives matter to win over even more support around the globe should they win. The Nobel Prizes have been given out since 1901 and were started by Swedish industrialist and inventor Alfred Nobel. Prizes are given out for distinguished work in Chemistry, Physics, Physiology or Medicine, and Literature. There have been many...

  • Gov. Whitmer and Lt. Gov. Gilchrist Recognize Black History Month

    Feb 11, 2021

    LANSING - Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist II released a joint video today to kick off Black History Month and reflect upon the contributions of Black Americans who have shaped history. The governor also proclaimed February 2021 as Black History Month in Michigan. "It is important that we take this time every year to celebrate and remember the contributions of Black Americans throughout history," Whitmer said. "Black Americans have been vital in contributing to the American...

  • The Golden Grip Of Doctor Ingrid Wilson-Johnson

    Xaiver Jones, Telegram Media Specialist|Feb 11, 2021

    In 2021 I will be twenty-eight years old. I've had my driver's license since I was seventeen years old. I wrote my first article for the Telegram Newspaper ten years ago. There are sixteen years of formal, and accredited education under my belt. My experiences are grains in the bottom of an hourglass compared to Dr. Ingrid Wilson-Johnson. Dr. Wilson-Johnson's life started in River Rouge, in an era many say the city will never get back. Dr. Wilson-Johnson had a long journey to become a doctor....

  • Westland Police Seeking Qualified Candidates for Officer Positions

    Renee Summers, Telegram Reporter|Feb 11, 2021

    The Westland Police Department is establishing a New Hire Eligibility List from which the names of qualified candidates for police officers are selected for the interview process. The process of adding names to the eligibility list has already begun and will continue through February. "That list is supposed to be good for two years," says Brian Miller, Deputy Chief of Police for the city of Westland. "Once the list is established, any openings that happen while that list is still good, will be...

  • Three Tips To Increase Your Laptop Battery Life

    Willie Brake, Computer Expert|Feb 11, 2021

    Nobody wants to make a dash to a power outlet to rescue their laptop battery. That's no fun, especially with everyone working and learning from home these days in various corners of the house that may not have a convenient outlet nearby. Luckily, modern laptops are much more efficient than their predecessors. Nowadays, even inexpensive desktop-replacement laptops can last for more than eight hours on a single charge. Most people don't realize that the battery in your laptop won't last as long...

  • How MLB & Clubs Are Observing Black History Month

    Feb 11, 2021

    Major League Baseball, its Clubs, and media entities (MLB Network and will observe Black History Month 2021 in a variety of ways, across our sport, with the following goals in mind: To meaningfully engage and support African American people, institutions, and communities across the Nation To celebrate and recognize the rich history of African Americans in baseball; and To showcase the voices of African American youth, professional players & coaches, historians, and others connected to...


    Feb 11, 2021

    DETROIT, MI - One of the most respected figures in Detroit's art community, Charles McGee, has passed away at the age of 96. McGee, who grew up in poverty in South Carolina, moved to Detroit at the age of 10. After serving in the United States Marine Corp, McGee studied art for one year in Barcelona, which he's always called one of the highlights of his life. Upon his return to Detroit, jobs in auto plants enabled him to continue his studies at the venerable Society of Arts and Crafts (now the...


    Judge Denise Langford Morris|Feb 11, 2021

    Today we celebrate Black History month following the historic inauguration of Senator Kamala Harris as the first woman, first Asian American and the first Black Vice President of the United States of America. People from around the world watched as Vice President Harris raised her hand to take the oath and placed her other hand onto two bibles, one belonging to a close family friend and the second, to the great, first Black Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall. The first Hispanic Supreme Cour...

  • Democratic legislators Sen. Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit), Sen. Rosemary Bayer (D-Beverly Hills), and Sen. Erika Geiss (D-Taylor) introduce bills to address dangerous dock collapses

    Feb 11, 2021

    LANSING - Today, Sen. Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit), Sen. Rosemary Bayer (D-Beverly Hills), and Sen. Erika Geiss (D-Taylor) re-introduced legislation to protect major waterways and public health by enhancing accountability of private dock owners. The legislation comes, in part, as a response to a Detroit property contaminated with uranium and other dangerous chemicals that partially collapsed into the Detroit River - which many Metro Detroit communities use as a source for water - in November...