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  • Freep Film Festival Features 'Rouge'

    Telegram Staff|Apr 11, 2024

    "Rouge," a full-length documentary by filmmaker Hamoody Jaafar, a Downriver native who tells not only the story of the 2020 team working toward the school's 15th state championship but also the history of River Rouge basketball and the lasting threads in the modern era. Highlights of the film - In the 1950s, legendary high school basketball coach Lofton Greene led the recently racially integrated River Rouge High School Panthers to a record number of state championships in a league of otherwise...

  • Restored Kiwanis Club in Wayne Will Make a Spring Debut

    Renee Summers, Telegram News Reporter|Apr 11, 2024

    The city of Wayne is seeking to introduce a newly revived Kiwanis Club and wants to make it known that they are actively looking for anyone interested in becoming a member. Kiwanis Clubs are community-based service organizations that search out opportunities to give back to their communities. The city of Wayne did have a Kiwanis Club in operation nearly a decade ago but the club floundered and eventually ceased to exist. Then earlier this year, city leaders were approached by Kiwanis of Michigan...

  • Healthy Fueling Station Established at John Glenn High School

    Renee Summers, Telegram News Reporter|Apr 11, 2024

    A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held on April 3 at John Glenn High School to launch a brand new fueling station to benefit the school's student athletes. Called the Rocket Fuel Station, the station provides means of refueling for student athletes with a focus on dairy, mainly chocolate milk, which is an excellent choice for students to refuel. Students can also choose such items as granola bars, fruit, and bottled water. Resembling a mini kitchen, the station is located inside the school's weight...

  • Plans for Reactivation of the Highland Park NAACP are Underway

    Dominique Madden|Apr 11, 2024

    The NAACP Michigan State Conference has been actively working to reactivate the NAACP Highland Park Branch. The Organizing Committee has been meeting at different locations and virtually throughout Highland Park since November 2023 to reach community members throughout Highland Park. The reactivation of the NAACP Highland Park Branch is vital to the community. The NAACP is the oldest civil rights organization in the world. For 115 years the members have been advocating for laws and policies to...

  • Sen. Geiss and Colleagues Introduce MI Momnibus and Resolution to Commemorate Black Maternal Health Week

    Bryan Merlos, Michigan Senate|Apr 11, 2024

    LANSING, Mich. (April 10, 2024)-Today, Sen. Erika Geiss (D-Taylor) and colleagues Sens. Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit), Sarah Anthony (D-Lansing), Mary Cavanagh (D-Redford Twp.), and Sylvia Santana (D-Detroit) introduced a bill package to improve equity and accountability for those providing maternal healthcare services in Michigan. The "MI Momnibus" legislation, Senate Bills 818-827, is a multi-faceted approach to build on the existing community-driven programs, care solutions, improvements in...