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Articles from the April 29, 2021 edition

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  • President Biden Announces Executive Orders to Curb Gun Violence

    Stacy M. Brown|Apr 29, 2021

    Determining that "enough is enough," President Joe Biden announced a series of executive actions to reduce gun violence. Vice President Kamala Harris joined the commander-in-chief in calling on Congress to pass more extensive gun-control legislation. "This is an epidemic, for God's sake, and it has to stop," President Biden remarked outside of the White House in the Rose Garden. Vice President Harris said she had seen gun violence up close. "I have looked at autopsy photographs. I have seen...

  • Romulus Schools Superintendent Brings Vision and Enthusiasm to the District

    Renee Summers, Telegram News Reporter|Apr 29, 2021

    When Benjamin Edmondson arrived in Michigan 1999, he was merely here for a holiday visit with family. By a curious twist of fate however, the New Jersey native ended up staying and ultimately earning his Doctorate of Education at Eastern Michigan University in 2006, having previously attended the University of Virginia and earned his Master of Education at Ohio State University. In his time in Michigan, Edmondson has brought his experience to administrative roles in the Wayne-Westland School...

  • Governor Whitmer Unveils Plan to Get 'MI Vacc to Normal'

    Apr 29, 2021

    LANSING. - Governor Gretchen Whitmer today set the state of Michigan on a pathway to return to normal by unveiling the 'MI Vacc to Normal' plan as the state continues to push toward its goal of vaccinating 70% of Michiganders ages 16 years or older. To facilitate this goal, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) will base future epidemic order actions on four vaccination-based milestones that, once achieved, will enable Michigan to take a step toward normalcy. "The MI Vacc...

  • Time is Overdue for Real Solutions to Gun Violence, Effective Limits on Police use of Deadly Force:

    Imad Hamad, Executive Director of|Apr 29, 2021

    Gun violence is an American national problem. Police usage of unnecessary deadly force is another one. Both kill innocent people. It is a problem that calls for a solution. The recent shootings by police and by citizens are not the first and, if the status quo is not changed, will surely not be the last. Gun violence makes us all feel insecure. Violence seems random. This sense of randomness makes the average citizen feel that this violence is a risk to themselves and to their loved ones. It’s a sad state of endless cycle of gun violence as w...


    Telegram Staff|Apr 29, 2021

    BARBARA J. JACKSON JUL. 24, 1937 – FEB. 12, 2021 Barbara J. Jackson, 83 of San Diego, CA was born to the union of Tom and Lovie Lee. She was educated in the River Rouge school district. She was the loving mother of two children, Thomas Lovelle Moss, who preceded her in death and Leona Dossie Turner who cared for her mother until the end. She was the beloved wife to the love of her, Samuel L. Jackson, who remained by her side until she took her last breath. Barbara dedicated her life to J...

  • EBONY 75th Anniversary Book Chronicles Black American Excellence and History

    Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Senior Correspondent|Apr 29, 2021

    Since 1945, Ebony has chronicled Black life and the multitude of contributions of generations of African American icons, trailblazers, changemakers, and the unsung. As the pandemic continues and keeps some essential milestones off the front pages, Ebony quietly changed ownership while finally receiving overdue recognition for more than 75 years of Black excellence. "As a child, I can remember vividly the stack of Ebony magazines that adorned our family's coffee table," recalled Congresswoman...

  • Bees in the D Creating a Buzz in Metro Detroit

    Renee Summers|Apr 29, 2021

    Detroit resident Brian Peterson-Roest says he has always been a nature enthusiast. 13 years ago, when the Women's Garden Club of Rochester announced an opportunity to send a teacher on an all-expense paid trip to northern Michigan's Beaver Island to learn about beekeeping, he jumped on it. Peterson-Roest, a fifth grade science teacher in Rochester Community Schools, says he enjoyed the experience and fell in love with beekeeping. As a hobbyist beekeeper since 2010, Peterson-Roest says he found...

  • 2021 Diabetes Prevention Program Information Session Dates released

    Joyce Williams, National Kidney Foundation|Apr 29, 2021

    DETROIT – The National Kidney Foundation of Michigan (NKFM) is offering no-cost information sessions on the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) live online in May 2021. If you have prediabetes or concerns about developing type 2 diabetes, this nationally-recognized, CDC-certified lifestyle change program can help reduce the risk, delay the onset, or even prevent diabetes. In online DPP, as part of a small, supportive group online, you can attend the program from the comfort of your own home or whe...