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Articles from the February 15, 2024 edition

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  • It's a New Era for 15 Local Downriver Businesses After Receiving Transformative Help

    Clifton R Kirkman II, Telegram Reporter|Feb 15, 2024

    Downriver has become a small community of great impact. There is a level of community support that expands beyond just residents but even to commerce. A small area but, it's rich in resources and opportunities. Opportunities are what led to the Small Business Technical Assistance Matching Grant Program and its Luncheon. Spearheaded by the Economic Growth Institute by the University of Michigan. This was a partnership with the Downriver Community Conference. Held at the Arnaldo's Banquet Center...

  • Historic White House Gathering Celebrates Descendants of Civil Rights Icons

    Stacy M. Brown, NNPA National Correspondent|Feb 15, 2024

    In a Black History Month event at the White House on Tuesday, Feb. 13, Vice President Kamala Harris addressed the descendants of some of the most influential civil rights leaders from the 1950s and '60s, along with other foundational historical figures. The gathering marked the first time many of those families convened in the same room. Prominent figures such as Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman, Booker T. Washington, Ida B. Wells, Malcolm X, Rosa Parks, Emmett Till, Thomas Jefferson, and Sall...

  • City's New Administration Leads to Inkster Citizens with a New Sense of Pride

    Clifton R Kirkman II, Telegram Reporter|Feb 15, 2024

    There was standing room only in the Booker T. Dozier Recreation Center as residents of the city of Inkster filled the meeting space to capacity. Those who arrived late were in a bit of a shock, as they witnessed fellow residents and others, sitting and chatting with each other. A true sense of community filled the space, as people seemed to be neighbors, friends and/or family. Prior to the mayor's address, residents and those who were in the meeting space were met with a brief program beginning...

  • Gun Violence Prevention Advocates Urge Lawmakers to Address Root Causes

    Denzel McCampbell, Campaign For A Safer Michigan|Feb 15, 2024

    LANSING, Mich. –– On the anniversary of the tragic Michigan State University shooting and the very day that legislation prompted by the shooting in East Lansing and Oxford came into effect, advocates gathered in Lansing to urge lawmakers to continue their sweeping work to address root causes of gun violence. Members and volunteers with the Campaign for a Safer Michigan visited the offices of members of the Michigan Legislature to uplift the Root Cause Platform, a policy platform that add...

  • Kamala Harris can be the President

    Donald Lozon|Feb 15, 2024

    I have been online debating about President Biden's age. One person in the chat came back at me that you don't want Kamala Harris as President somehow she is not capable to hold the office. I said yes I do want Kamala Harris as President. First it could happen. Any Vice President can be President it's in the constitution. She is second in line for the office and the Speaker of the House is third in line. She will be the first female President in the history of our nation. In 2010 Harris was...

  • The community celebrates Mrs. Claudia's 109th Birthday

    Gina Wilson Steward, Publisher|Feb 15, 2024

    What a joy it was to see Mrs. Claudia Williams last week. On February 7, 2024, she celebrated her 109th birthday. Ms. Claudia, or Granny as she is called by most of the River Rouge and Tri City community really enjoyed her day. She was dressed in pink and was sporting a shimmery crown on her head that was fit for a queen. When we received the text message from Russell about three weeks before her birthday, we knew that we had to clear our schedule for that day. Between Russell and Vicki Dobbins...


    Feb 15, 2024

    The Western Wayne County NAACP held their February General Membership meeting at the Canton Public Library on Monday, February 12th. Over fifty people from throughout the Western Wayne County area were in attendance....

  • The Book Exchange: Books to Help You Grow Your Business!

    Feb 15, 2024

    The Book Exchange: Books to Help You Grow Your Business! Did you know that reading is one of the most common traits of successful people? According to one study, 88% of wealthy people devote 30 minutes or more a day to self-improvement reading! This month's workshop is designed to encourage you to read and will provide the opportunity to walk away with a book that may just make the difference to your future success! All you have to do is bring at least one new or gently-used book (business or personal development) and, if you are willing, share...