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Articles from the April 30, 2020 edition

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  • Governor Whitmer Announces "Futures for Frontliners," a G.I. Bill Program for Essential Workers

    Apr 30, 2020

    Program Will Provide Tuition-Free Postsecondary Education Opportunities for Essential Workers; Governor Announces Other Initiatives to Protect Workers and Their Families During the Ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic LANSING, MI - Governor Gretchen Whitmer today announced a series of initiatives to help Michigan workers and their families during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, including the "Futures for Frontliners" program to provide a tuition-free pathway to college or a technical certificate to... Full story

  • Census Data Can Help in Genealogical Search

    Renee Summers, Telegram Reporter|Apr 30, 2020

    here are no shortages of public service announcements urging participation in the 2020 Census-and with good reason. The data is used to determine federal funding and congressional representation. In addition, your personal census data may create a connection to some distant time in the future. Dale Rich, photographer, researcher, historian, and genealogist, says census data can be a source of information for anyone searching their ancestry. A lifelong Detroiter, Rich began researching his own... Full story

  • Black-Owned Newspapers and Media Companies Are Small Businesses Too!

    Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Correspondent|Apr 30, 2020

    Publishers of Black-owned community newspapers, including Janis Ware of the Atlanta Voice, Cheryl Smith of Texas Metro News, Chris Bennett of the Seattle Medium, Denise Rolark Barnes of the Washington Informer, and Brenda Andrews of the New Journal & Guide in Virginia, are desperately trying to avoid shuttering operations. On Wednesday, April 29, Rolark Barnes, Andrews, Bennett, and Ware will participate in a special livestream broadcast to discuss how their publications are enduring as the... Full story


    Apr 30, 2020

    The May 5th Garden City Schools Bond Millage Election is Absentee/Mail Only. In accordance with Governor Whitmer's Executive Order #2020-27, the Tuesday, May 5, 2020 Garden City Public Schools Election will be conducted only by mail. An application for a ballot has been sent to your home, by the State of Michigan, if you are a registered voter. If you would like to vote in the election, return the postage paid application and a ballot will be prepared and sent to your home. Fill out the ballot,... Full story

  • AHRC urges President Trump to bail out the US Postal Service:

    Imad Hamad, American Human Rights Council Executive Director|Apr 30, 2020

    The American Human Rights Council (AHRC-USA) urges President Trump and Congress to provide all the necessary assistance to the US Postal service (USPS). The US Postal service is as essential. All postal service personnel and carriers have been providing a vital service to the country. Like first responders such as health-care workers and law enforcement, they are at the front line bravely serving the American public, providing services at reasonable price. They deserve all the support they need... Full story

  • I'm tired of being in the house, But I must stay in

    Gina Steward, Telegram News Publisher|Apr 30, 2020

    Oh how I would love for things to be back to normal; or just a little less confined. It has been about five weeks of being in the house and I seem to be having 'cabin fever'. I have watched some good movies on Netflix, BET+ and Roku. I have cleaned cabinets, recycled paper, cleaned windows, put up winter outfits and other little projects. I realize that those projects were going to have to be done at some point, however I have had enough. Now it is ZOOM calls, conference calls and email... Full story

  • Was the Draft a lesson in futility?

    James Abeare, Contributing Columnist|Apr 30, 2020

    The National Football League conducted their annual draft last weekend, and the Lions’ results where pretty much mmh. Nothing spectacular, nothing too bad. No surprises. They filled some needs. Some of the needs were self inflicted, like trading away one of the best corner backs in the league in Darius Slay only to draft a new corner back. Put the main question I have is, was the draft a draft in futility? I am not talking about the Lions, because I doubt they will make the playoffs this y... Full story

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