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  • Telegram 2024 NFL Draft Update - Spotlight on Detroit, River Rouge Panthers, Coach Parker and the Community

    Xaiver Jones, Telegram Media Specialist|May 2, 2024

    Detroit was chosen by the NFL to host the 2024 Draft. The state of Michigan delivered epically. The city cleaned up well. Attendees would have assumed they were in Las Vegas or Mardi Gras with the traffic. Over 700,000 people were said to have been in attendance at the draft. With the Detroit Lions historic season, and Michigan's National title win the state has been spoiled in regards to football. The draft, its results, and the events surrounding it have intimately redefined Michigan's relatio...

  • NOAA Administrator Meets with Mayors to Discuss Infrastructure Flood Solutions Underway in Southeast Michigan

    Christine Maydossian, Leliken Strategy Advisors|May 2, 2024

    Dearborn Heights, MI, April 25, 2024 – Today, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Administrator Rick Spinrad, Ph.D., met with local mayors to discuss infrastructure flood solutions underway in Southeast Michigan. Mayors in attendance included Mayor Bill Bazzi of Dearborn Heights, Mayor Lamar Tidwell of Ecorse, Mayor Michael Higgins of Lincoln Park, Mayor Gail McLeod of Allen Park, and Mayor Tim Woolley of Taylor. The Cities Initiative received Infrastructure Investment and J...

  • Ecorse Community Schools received a $50,000 grant

    Dr. Charlene Mallory, Ecorse Schools CTE Director|May 2, 2024

    On April 1, 2024, Ecorse Community Schools' Automotive Technology program received a $50,000 grant from the Margaret Dunning Foundation to support the perpetuation of their program. Through Ecorse Career and Technical Education (CTE), secondary school students can begin preparing for college and the workforce early on. You will discover the practical applications of fundamental academic subjects like science, math, and writing in CTE programs. As a CTE student, you can take part in practical...

  • Detroit NFL Draft 2024 Kick-Off: Event 24 Charity Gala, The Legacy of Mel Farr "Our Superstar"

    Clifton R Kirkman II, Telegram Reporter|May 2, 2024

    What a way to honor a father's legacy. Event 24, Charity Gala, Fashion and Comedy Show ignited the hearts of Detroiters and NFL enthusiasts alike. On Wednesday, April 24, 2024, it was a night of entertainment and tribute to sports legend and Detroit businessman, Mel Farr Sr. Mel Farr Sr.'s Adult Children honored their father's presence, on the field and throughout the city of Detroit. Held at the newly renovated One Mike Detroit venue, guest arrived in Detroit's best dressed. Fashion for the eve...

  • Detroit NFL Draft 2024, Community Focused USAA, Comcast share with the Detroit Community

    Clifton R Kirkman II, Telegram Reporter|May 2, 2024

    The Detroit NFL Draft 2024, was an experience that many Detroiters and Michiganders will never experience again. If you missed it, well you missed out on making memories of a life time! Trying to get to the Draft area was a sight to see. Cars and people were everywhere and parking was a challenge. There were so many people downtown during the Draft that people were seen parking as far away as the Midtown area and walking or taking the Q-Line down to Campus Maritus Park. I think honestly the...

  • Vice President Kamala Harris Announces Nationwide Economic Opportunity Tour

    Stacy M. Brown, NNPA National Correspondent|May 2, 2024

    Vice President Kamala Harris has announced a nationwide Economic Opportunity Tour to spotlight the Biden-Harris Administration's efforts to foster economic growth, build wealth, and ensure American prosperity. The tour, which will begin with a moderated conversation in Atlanta on April 29, will see the Vice President visiting several states to emphasize the administration's commitment to creating an economy where every person can thrive. A subsequent event is scheduled for Detroit, with more dat...

  • May Memorials Kick Off to Honor Law Enforcement and their Families in Michigan

    May 2, 2024

    Grand Rapids, MI: Michigan residents are invited to join Law Enforcement, and their families for a special Memorial at the Michigan State Capitol on Monday, May 6, 2024 at 7:00 PM. Details provided in attached handout. Media encouraged to attend. For 30 years, this event has taken place. Police Week Michigan is excited to help elevate and promote this important gathering hosted by MI-C.O.P.S. Citizens, elected leaders, and communities are encouraged to attend. Police Week Michigan Chair Amy...

  • 56 years later, bias case is closed: Hamtramck completes new housing

    Darci McConnell|May 2, 2024

    HAMTRAMCK - The City of Hamtramck is pleased to announce the dismissal of Garrett, et al. v. Hamtramck, et al. U.S. Magistrate Elizabeth A. Stafford issued the order of dismissal on April 23. The case was dismissed because the city fulfilled an obligation to build 350 housing units. The final units were completed in December 2023. The class action case began in 1968 and was perhaps the oldest case in the federal court system. The original action charged that African American homeowners in the...