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Articles from the March 23, 2023 edition

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  • Golden Girls Group: A Safe Space for Black Women

    Kellee Jordan, Telegram Reporter|Mar 23, 2023

    Golden Girl Group, described on their site'where women of color (and our allies) can always shine' started as a podcast, now a non-profit, with 1,700 Golden Girls on Facebook and growing. Golden Girls Group is a safe space for women. A safe space for Black women & allies.The group welcome women and men of all ethnicities. All those open to a space for Black women to operate out loud, bold, jazzy, snazzy, and naturally."Bring your anime, bring you weave, bring your braids, bring your fro, make...

  • Inkster Housing to bring Economic Development to the city

    Aaron Cooper, Executive Director Inkster Housing|Mar 23, 2023

    Dear Valued Community, I am truly excited to share that Inkster Housing Commission (IHC) will be investing over $100 million dollars to stimulate economic growth in the city of Inkster and Wayne County over the next ten years. This investment is part of our mission to enrich lives by building inclusive communities and empowering families for long-term economic success. We are developing a comprehensive plan to improve the quality of life for our residents in the city of Inkster and Wayne...

  • Senior Star - Mary Frances Batie

    KB Steward, Telegram Staff|Mar 23, 2023

    This week's SENIOR STAR is MARY FRANCES BATIE Mary is 88 years old and lives in the City of Detroit. She was born in Greenville, Mississippi and moved to Detroit at the age of 6. She has 7 children, 14 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. She wants readers of the Telegram to put God first in your life. 'Put a bridle on my tongue, first thing in the morning.' I say that to myself and that's what my mother (Mattie Walton) would say. Her dad, Will Walton was a...

  • Detroit group helps another veterans unit aid the wounded

    Telegram Staff|Mar 23, 2023

    An organization dedicated to assisting military veterans facing hardships got a $30,000 boost from a peer agency to help its efforts. Detroit Chapter #9 of the Vietnam Veterans of America donated $30,000 to the Fallen and Wounded Soldier's Fund (FWSF). The donation is to support grants to Vietnam veterans facing hardships. "We appreciate the work being done by FWSF and are grateful that they will support our efforts to assist Vietnam veterans," said Paul Palazzolo, president of VVA Chapter 9....

  • Sailor from Detroit observes Women's History Month

    Rick Burke, Navy Officer of Communications|Mar 23, 2023

    MILLINGTON, TN. - A native of Detroit, Michigan, serving in the United States Navy reflects on the contributions of women in military service during Women's History Month, March 1 - 31. "I would like to honor all the women who have brought us to this point in our life," said Petty Officer 2nd Class Khira Divers. Women's History Month is a celebration of women's contributions to history, culture and society and has been observed annually in the month of March in the United States since 1987. "I w...

  • Wayne County CEO Warren C. Evans calls for a Public Health State of Emergency at Wayne County Juvenile Detention Facility

    Wayne County Staff|Mar 23, 2023

    DETROIT, MI – At his State of the County address this evening, Wayne County CEO Warren C. Evans called for a Public Health State of Emergency at the Wayne County Juvenile Detention Facility. "The situation has become untenable for nearly 140 youths that are currently residing there. Extraordinary action has become necessary. Which is why, today, I am calling for a public health state of emergency," said County Executive Warren C. Evans. "This order, under the powers of the County's health o...

  • Wayne-Westland Community Schools Receives Future Proud Michigan Educator EXPLORE Grant

    Wayne Westland News|Mar 23, 2023

    Westland- Wayne-Westland Community Schools is one of 18 local school districts across the state to receive the Future Proud Michigan Educator EXPLORE Grant from the Michigan Department of Education (MDE). This program will further develop opportunities for students to explore educational careers. The Future Proud Michigan Educator EXPLORE program grants will expand access to future educator programs and inspire students in grades 6-12 to serve their communities as future educators. "EXPLORE...

  • ASPCA Offers Information on Household Items Poisonous to Pets

    Renee Summers, Telegram Reporter|Mar 23, 2023

    If you share your home with a pet, you likely are interested in any information that helps keep your furry family member safe. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) has declared March to be Poison Prevention Awareness Month and offers these tips on keeping your pet safe around commonly used household products. Household bleach is commonly used as a general cleaning and disinfecting solution. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends a diluted solution of on...

  • Researchers Find Obamacare has Significantly Reduced Racial Disparities in Health Care Access

    Stacy M. Brown, NNPA National Correspondent|Mar 23, 2023

    Former President Barack Obama's signature piece of legislation has proved the gift that's kept on giving for Black and Brown communities in America. Since its passage in 2010, the Affordable Care Act – better known as Obamacare – has helped cut the U.S. uninsured rate nearly in half while significantly reducing racial and ethnic disparities in both insurance coverage and access to care – particularly in states that expanded their Medicaid programs, according to a new report issued by the Commo...

  • AHRC Wishes all Muslims a Blessed Ramadan

    Imad Hamad, Executive Director AHRC|Mar 23, 2023

    The American Human Rights Council (AHRC-USA) extends its warm wishes to all Muslims who are observing the holy month of Ramadan in America and across the globe. Ramadan is expected to begin on Thursday, March 23, 2023, and end with the first Muslim festivity of Eid Al-Fitr. Ramadan is not only about abstaining from food and drink. It is a special time to reflect and attain to the core principles of discipline and purity. It is a special month where for thirty days Muslims break their fast daily...

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