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Articles from the March 4, 2021 edition

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  • Why We Celebrate Women's History Month

    Jone Johnson Lewis|Mar 4, 2021

    Women's History Month is a legally declared international celebration honoring the contributions of women to history, culture, and society. Since 1987, it has been observed annually in March in the United States. As declared annually by a presidential proclamation, Women's History Month in the United States is dedicated to reflecting on the numerous but often-overlooked contributions of women such as Abigail Adams, Susan B. Anthony, Sojourner Truth, and Rosa Parks to American history from...

  • Gary Hunter - Publisher of The Shot News

    Dominique Madden, Telegram Contributing Reporter|Mar 4, 2021

    Gary Hunter grew up at Bassett and Visger in Southwest Detroit and have traveled around the world. He has shown us the world through the lens of his camera. He is a graduate of Western High School in Detroit, earned a Bachelors Degree from Shaw College in Alabama and he has taken classes at Wayne County Community College and Wayne State University. TELEGRAM -How did you begin taking photos? I was going to school for law and I needed an elective. Photography was a 3 – 4 hour credit class that I c...

  • Inkster's Mayor Pro Tem, Kim Howard

    Renee Summers, Telegram Reporter|Mar 4, 2021

    INKSTER - Kim Howard is in her third term serving on Inkster's City Council. The Inkster grandmother says she initially became involved in politics more than a decade ago when she began to perceive that some local political figures were actually not interested in directing policy to benefit the city and its residents, but rather themselves or others with influence. "I'm an independent thinker; once I took my oath, I take that very seriously. I took an oath for the city of Inkster, not an oath...

  • Reading is a must skill...Pass it on.

    Gina Wilson Steward, Telegram Publisher|Mar 4, 2021

    How much time do your children spend reading in a week? Do they see you reading? I have always been a reader. My parents made sure we read books, mostly Black History books or stories, however we always were reading. I remember my teacher at Northrup Elementary school, Ms. Moore, challenging us to read a book a week. We also had competitions to see who could read the most books and since I love to win... I always kept a book in my hand. Guess what, my kids grew up reading and winning too. My...

  • 23rd Women's History Month Celebration Honoring "The Most Influential African American Women in Metropolitan Detroit"

    Mar 4, 2021

    Women's Informal Network (WIN) has been empowering African American women in metropolitan Detroit since 1992. WIN will host its 23rd Women's History Month Celebration honoring "The Most Influential African American Women in Metropolitan Detroit." These inspirational women are being honored for their exemplary success in their chosen professions, leadership qualities, and community involvement. The theme is "Valiant Women of the Vote: Refusing to Be Silenced", and the Keynote Speaker is Rhonda...

  • Elevating the Alpha Spirit through Partnership

    Dominique Madden, Telegram Contributing Reporter|Mar 4, 2021

    On March 14, 2021, the Brothers of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Sigma Delta Lambda Chapter, Key 930 located in Southfield Michigan, with a generous donation from Bro. Willie E. Brake, founder of All About Technology, a certified minority supplier of computers and consumer electronics,will roll out their #MaskUpMichigan campaign to distribute personal protection equipment to local area schools, churches, long-term care facilities and first responders. The distribution will take place at the f...

  • Westland Fire Department Assists in Vaccination Distribution

    Mar 4, 2021

    WESTLAND, On Monday, March 1 and Wednesday, March 3, Westland Fire Personnel worked side by side with the Michigan National Guard to administer COVID-19 vaccinations at the Wayne County Point of Distribution located at the VistaTech Center at Schoolcraft College. Over the course of the two-day event, 2,000 Westland seniors age 65+ received their first dose of the Moderna vaccine. The Wayne County Health Department distribution site was staffed with over 38 volunteers who averaged 250...