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Articles from the February 29, 2024 edition

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  • Pres. Biden Cancels $1.2 Billion in Student Debt

    Lila Brown, California Black Media|Feb 29, 2024

    On Feb. 21, President Joe Biden announced the cancellation of $1.2 billion in student debt for almost 153,000 borrowers enrolled in the Saving on a Valuable Education (SAVE) repayment plan. Biden shared the news during a campaign stop while on a tour of California. From Feb. 20 to Feb. 22, the President visited Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Los Altos Hills. "There were existing programs in the law for fixing and adjusting the programs. We had to change them to make people eligible. And that's...

  • Andre Batts: Detroit's Black Comic Book Pioneer

    Xaiver Jones, Telegram Media Specialist|Feb 29, 2024

    Media representation has plagued the black community since before the invention of the television and movie camera. The community has been depicted as lazy, ugly, violent, and all around degenerates. This has been executed for propaganda and entertainment for entities who never tried to understand the experiences of African Americans. Over the years, artists from the community have tried their best to even the playing field. For decades, Andre Batts has cultivated his own field. The 1980s were...

  • Celebrating Black Business During Black History Month, Pillar + Pride Continues the Effort of Supporting the Black Community

    Clifton R Kirkman II, Telegram News Reporter|Feb 29, 2024

    Black-owned businesses aren't just a thing of the past, there's tangible evidence that the history spans over a century. It is known that from about 1900 to the 1930s, the era was considered the golden age of Black-owned businesses, in the United States. There was Black Wall Street and all sorts of businesses from million-dollar companies to small businesses. Simply because of the laws that were in place at that time. The Jim Crow era, forced Blacks to be separate from whites. Since they were...

  • Black History Month holds personal significance for activities supervisor at Beaumont Commons, Dearborn

    Margaret Blohm APR, Marcia Filek Beaumont Commons|Feb 29, 2024

    Dearborn, Mich., February 26, 2024 – Shavon Baker is well known for planning and promoting a vast number of activities year-round for residents on and off the campus of Beaumont Commons, Dearborn – including speakers and programs about Black History month in February. What few residents and staff may know is that Black history holds special significance for Baker, the community's activities supervisor. She is a direct descendant of Frederick Douglass, a leader of the abolitionist movement to...

  • Quiet Quitting Also Known as Silent Quitting, The Truth Behind It

    Clifton R Kirkman II, Telegram News Reporter|Feb 29, 2024

    That's it! You can't take it anymore, you're done! However, you can't possibly imagine just walking out the door or quitting on spot! So, you must come up with a strategy to end your employment with your current employer. What do you do? How do you go about ending that relationship? Long gone are the days of the past, where people commit their entire working career at one employer. Also, in 2024, giving your all and working effortlessly, after you've made up your decision to leave a job, is...

  • River Rouge High School host Basketball Senior Day

    Xaiver Jones, Telegram News Media Specialist|Feb 29, 2024

    River Rouge High School celebrates it's class of 2024 seniors. The district honors them on their home court, and wish them the best luck on their future success....

  • The Secret is Out!! Mascots Revealed at Bowling Green University

    Dominique Madden|Feb 29, 2024

    The Awesome Reveal - The new class of Freddie & Frieda Mascots at Bowling Green University j...