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Articles from the April 18, 2019 edition

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  • Success From The Mind Of Albert Harper

    Xaiver Jones, Telegram Media Specialst|Apr 18, 2019

    If you ask ten people their definitions of success, you might get ten different responses. Google defines success as "The accomplishment of an aim or purpose." World record holder, Albert "The Exercise Bandit" Harper describes success as motivation, a factor that drives his life in the positive direction. The sixty six year old man has been breaking world records for over thirty years. His world records include forty five push ups on top of a brick with one finger, fifty push ups on top of a pot... Full story


    Apr 18, 2019

    The resurrection of Jesus Christ is the foundation of the Christian faith. Without the resurrection, the belief in God's saving grace through Jesus is destroyed. When Jesus rose from the dead, he confirmed his identity as the Son of God and his work of atonement, redemption, reconciliation, and salvation. The resurrection was a real, literal, physical raising of Jesus' body from the dead. Jesus was arrested, tried and found guilty of claiming to be a king. His body was hung on a cross between... Full story

  • After Historic and Emotional Win, Tiger Woods to be Awarded Medal of Freedom

    Lauren Victoria Burke, NNPA Newswire Contributor|Apr 18, 2019

    On April 15, President Trump announced he will award championship golfer Tiger Woods with the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Woods and Trump have golfed together in Florida over the years. Woods won his fifth Masters title and 15th major title overall on April 14. He is now only three major titles away from the record set by golf legend Jack Nicklaus, the sole remaining major golf record left unbroken by Woods. "I felt for a long time he was going to win again. And, you know, the next two... Full story

  • Good Things Are on the Horizon for the City of Wayne

    Renee Summers, Telegram Reporter|Apr 18, 2019

    A mayor's job can be a demanding one. John Rhaesa knows this firsthand. Rhaesa was sworn in as mayor of Wayne in November of 2018. Previously a member of Wayne's City Council for seven years, Rhaesa says the more involved you become in your job, the more demanding it becomes. While serving on city council, Rhaesa was instrumental in getting the Wayne Main Street program up and running as an instrument to boost development in the city's downtown region. As mayor, Rhaesa's biggest challenge was... Full story

  • Commissioners Protest 'Illegal' Detroit Charter Meeting

    Steven Malik Shelton, Telegram Reporter|Apr 18, 2019

    On March 30th tempers flared and several Detroit Charter Commission members walked out of what they described as a meeting that was not scheduled according to Robert's Rule of Order (which the commission agreed to adopt) and which violated provisions in the Open Meetings Act of Michigan. Commissioner Richard Mack made a motion on February 3rd to change the Committee of the Whole meeting from March 23rd to March 30th. The motion was voted down by the commission 7 to 2. Despite this the meeting... Full story

  • Not in my backyard

    James Abeare, Telegram Columnist|Apr 18, 2019

    For years, Sanctuary Cities across the country have been saying how open and welcoming they are to undocumented (illegal) immigrants. The mayor of Oakland, California, last year, warned undocumented immigrants that ICE was going to come through the city. An the mayor of Philadelphia was dancing the Happy Dance (literally) when the city council voted to make it a sanctuary city. So to help with the overcrowding of immigrants in border towns, like San Diego and El Paso, President Trump came up wit... Full story

  • Maxine Waters at Hearing with Megabank CEOs:

    Maxine Waters, U. S Congresswoman|Apr 18, 2019

    WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, gave the following opening statement at the hearing entitled, "Holding Megabanks Accountable: A Review of Global Systemically Important Banks 10 years after the Financial Crisis." "Today, this Committee convenes for a hearing on the U.S. Global Systemically Important Banks (GSIBs). Before us today as witnesses we have the chief executives from Bank of America, Bank of New York Mellon, C... Full story

  • NAN slams Whitmer on gas tax & DAPCEP cuts "hurts Blacks/working poor"

    Apr 18, 2019

    Detroit – The Michigan National Action Network says that Governor Gretchen Whitmer is engaging in racist class warfare with her proposal to increase the gas tax and is fundamentally racist with proposed budget cuts that would limit opportunities for Black students to gain a toehold in engineering careers if funding cuts to DAPCEP (Detroit Area Pre-College Engineering Program) are enacted. "How many times must Black Michigan take a back seat to a phony liberal Whitmer agenda?" asks the R... Full story

  • Resident Artist Opening Reception at Red Bull Arts Detroit

    Xaiver Jones, Telegram Media Specialist|Apr 18, 2019

    On April 12th Detroit came out in a wide artistic lump to support the Artist Residents of Red Bull Detroit. The Artist Residency program is vital to Red Bull Arts Detroit's commitment to the needs of emerging and established artists. Artists are given the space, time, and resources necessary accomplish their art goals. The time has finally come for Miatta Kawinzi, Tiff Massey, and Patrick Quarm to display to the masses what they've spent their time on. Each artist differ in background, culture,... Full story

  • State Rep. Isaac Robinson on Historic Henry Ford Health Systems and the West Grand Boulevard Collaborative Community Benefits Agreement

    Apr 18, 2019

    DETROIT - Today, at the Irwin House Gallery, State Rep. Isaac Robinson (D-Detroit) joined West Grand Boulevard Collaborative (WGBC) President Mildred Robbins, former City Council Member JoAnn Watson, Sam Butler, Jeffery Jones and Adrienne D. Warren of Doing Development Differently in Metro Detroit, and Attorneys John Philo and Tonya Phillips of the Sugar Law Center to sign a Letter of Understanding with Henry Ford Health Systems. The letter details a number of community benefits negotiated in... Full story

  • Norwayne Community Garden Needs More Help from Local Residents

    Renee Summers, Telegram Reporter|Apr 18, 2019

    Community gardens have been popping up all over America, especially in urban neighborhoods, in an effort to alleviate food scarcity. Often, such neighborhoods are considered "food deserts," where residents are mainly low-income and lacking in access to nutritious, fresh produce, relying instead on either fast food or highly processed food from convenience stores. In Westland's Norwayne Subdivision, a community garden has been quietly providing for neighbors at the corner of Dorsey and Newago Str... Full story

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