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Articles from the February 28, 2019 edition


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  • NAACP Celebrates 110th Anniversary of Freedom Fighting

    Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Correspondent|Feb 28, 2019

    The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People – NAACP – was founded 110 years ago after a deadly race riot rocked the city of Springfield, Illinois. "Because of the riots in Springfield, that brought about serious conversations and meetings about starting an organization, a national organization, that would try to address racial issues," said Nell Clay, Springfield and central Illinois African American History Museum president. The Springfield race riots took place in Aug... Full story

  • Two Programs in Westland Aimed at Parents and Teenagers Address Sexuality and Its Consequences

    Renee Summers, Telegram Newspaper Reporter|Feb 28, 2019

    By the end of today, almost 50 young Americans will contract HIV, and 2,500 will have become pregnant. In fact, three out of ten teenage girls will become pregnant by the time they reach the age of 20. The Westland Youth Assistance Program, in conjunction with Beaumont Hospital's Taylor Teen Health Center and the organization Parent Action for Healthy Kids, is presenting two programs in March designed to get parents and teens talking about the sensitive-and sometimes embarrassing-subject of... Full story

  • Michael Cohen Goes For Trump's 'Racist' Jugular

    Feb 28, 2019

    The president's former personal attorney and so-called "handler" was expected to testify Wednesday before Congress to in part confirm what most of America already thinks of Donald Trump: that he is racist. Michael Cohen, who once stood loyally by Trump's side for decades - until he didn't - was set to sit down before the House Committee on Oversight and Reform just weeks before he was scheduled to report to federal prison for several financial crimes, including one linked to the president's... Full story

  • COURAGE

    Feb 28, 2019

    After the death of Moses, the servant of the Lord, the Lord said to Joshua, son of Nun, Moses' aide: "Moses my servant is dead, now then, you and all these people, get ready to cross the Jordan River into the land and I am about to give to them–to the Israelites. I will give you every place where you set your foot, as I promised Moses. Your territory will extend from the desert to Lebanon, and from the great river, the Euphrates–all the Hittite country–to the Great Sea on the west. No one will... Full story

  • Nominations Sought for Romulus Hometown Hero Awards

    Feb 28, 2019

    ROMULUS - The City of Romulus Police, Fire & Safety Commission is seeking nominations for the 2019 Hometown Hero Awards. Nominations are being sought in the following categories: Outstanding Educator, Courage, Outstanding Citizen/Group and Veteran. Residents are encouraged to pick up in-person or download and print the forms to nominate someone who fits one of these categories at the following locations: Romulus City Hall, Romulus Chamber of Commerce, Romulus Athletic Center, Romulus Library,... Full story

  • Red Bull Arts Detroit Hosts Inaugural "Viewfinder" Discussion Series

    Xaiver Jones, Telegram Media Specialist|Feb 28, 2019

    Three times a year, Red Bull Arts Detroit host an art residency. In which three different artists inhabit the same space to create work for a larger showcase. The Viewfinder Series puts the artists in a panel discussion to introduce themselves, and how their perspective influences the art. Viewfinder Series talks can cover a horizon of topics; the inaugural talk was moderated by scholar-teacher, Michael Stone-Richards to discuss the relationship between identity and place. The topic at hand, is... Full story

  • How much do you know?

    Sydnie Kelly, Telegram Intern|Feb 28, 2019

    As we come to the end of February 2019, another Black History Month is over. Here is a sample of trivia questions to test your knowledge. 1.Q) What was the name of the first African-American owned and operated television station in the US? 2.Q) Who is the first African-American artist (drawing and painting) to gain international fame? 3.Q) What is the oldest civil rights organization still working and operating today? 4.Q) Who was the first African-American to win the Nobel peace prize? . 5.Q)... Full story

  • 2019 Oscars: Black Filmmakers Win Big

    Nsenga Burton PhD, NNPA Newswire Entertainment and Culture Editor|Feb 28, 2019

    The 2019 Academy Awards have come to an end and #BlackGirlMagic and #BlackBoyJoy were in full effect as some of our favorites walked away with gold statuettes, some after a 30-year uphill climb. Black Panther was a big winner, taking home Oscars for Best Costume Design (Ruth E. Carter) and Best Production Design (Hannah Beachler). Both women making history. Carter, who thanked her 97-year-old mother during her speech, is the first black woman to win the coveted category. Beachler is the first... Full story

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