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Articles from the May 4, 2023 edition


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  • DTE Recruiting Students for 2023 Tree Trim Academy

    Renee Summers, Telegram Reporter|May 4, 2023

    In 2021, DTE Energy and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 17 partnered with the office of Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan, Focus: HOPE, and Detroit at Work to launch a first-of-its-kind Tree Trim Academy to create high-paying jobs for metro Detroiters. Over the past two years, the program has graduated more than 100 tree trimmers and a majority of those graduates have continued with IBEW's Line Clearance Tree Trimming (LCTT) Apprenticeship Program, a roughly...

  • A Tribute to my Mom

    Gina Wilson Steward, Telegram CEO|May 4, 2023

    "Your mother really raised you guys right." Those were the words spoken from my new doctor as we finished talking during my annual mammogram appointment. Wow, I said as I began to reflect on the sentence and my mother at the same time. Those words came from a stranger, my new doctor of fifteen minutes. I thought about what she said as I walked to my car from the beautiful Karmones Cancer Institute in Downtown Detroit. I immediately called my sister, Ingrid, to talk about how that statement was...

  • President Biden Calls Black Press 'Heroes' White House Correspondents Dinner

    Stacy M. Brown, NNPA National Correspondent|May 4, 2023

    President Joe Biden proved likely as funny and prescient in his White House Correspondents Dinner remarks as hired comedian and Daily Show correspondent Roy Wood Jr. But the commander in chief struck a rather serious and forceful tone during his 22-minute speech when he declared how vital the Black Press remains after 196 years of speaking truth to power. After hilariously railing on everyone from Fox News, Tucker Carlson, Donald Trump and Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, the president...

  • Carolyn Bryant Donham, Emmett Till's False Accuser, Dies at 88

    Stacy M. Brown, NNPA National Correspondent|May 4, 2023

    The white woman who testified that a Black teenager named Emmett Till had made inappropriate approaches toward her, which led to his lynching and murder in Mississippi in 1955, has died. According to a coroner's report, Carolyn Bryant Donham, 88, died while receiving hospice care in Louisiana. A death record issued on Thursday, April 27, in the Calcasieu Parish Coroner's Office noted that Donham died in Westlake, Louisiana, two nights earlier. Donham's false claims against Emmett Till set off a...

  • AAA Applauds the Michigan House for Passage of New Distracted Driving Legislation The Auto Club Group urges the Senate to pass this life saving legislation

    Adrienne Woodland, AAA|May 4, 2023

    DEARBORN, MI., (May 2, 2023) - AAA applauds House lawmakers for passing three bills that would modernize Michigan's distracted driving laws. The package of bills (HBs 4250, 4251 and 4252), which now head to the Michigan Senate, would address a variety of issues, including banning the use of handheld devices beyond just texting and driving to include the use of social media, video streaming and sending or receiving calls. "AAA – The Auto Club Group is so grateful that House lawmakers set the w...

  • Wayne-Westland Community Schools to Host Hands-On Career Day for 8th grade Students

    Wayne Westland News|May 4, 2023

    Wayne-Westland Community Schools is pleased to announce the College and Career Readiness Department will host a hands-on career day for 8th grade students on Thursday, May 18, 2023 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. This exciting event will take place at Hype Athletics, 4635 Howe Rd., Wayne and is aimed at giving students the opportunity to explore different career options and get a taste of what life is like in various professions. "The mission of Wayne-Westland's College and Career Readiness Department is...

  • Soil Samples taken at three locations in River Rouge have higher than normal lead levels

    Gina Wilson Steward, Telegram News Publisher|May 4, 2023

    According to the City of River Rouge, soil samples were taken at three locations on the east side of the City last summer. The locations were Belanger Park, John Jakubowski Park, and the Great Lakes Athletic Fields. The findings were that each location had levels of lead that were above the 400 ppm level. According to the information from River Rouge, it stated, "Several of the samples, however, exceeded The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy's (EGLE) most restrictive res...

  • 1st Inaugural Downriver Motorcity Jazz Series 2023

    Clifton R Kirkman II, Telegram Reporter|May 4, 2023

    Michiganders have been waiting on the arrival of the Spring and Summer season for months now. Concert schedules are dropping and that means music lovers are getting a glimpse of which artists will be in town to perform. Michigan is special, when it comes to the concert season. There are a variety of venues, from the Fox Theatre to the Areatha Franklin Amphitheater, formerly known as Chene Park to several parks that will have local artist performing all throughout Metro Detroit. This year,the Joh...

  • Livonia Coffee Shop Hosts 2nd Annual Classic Car Show

    Renee Summers, Telegram Reporter|May 4, 2023

    Anastasia and Katie's Coffee Shop in Livonia will host its' Second Annual Good &Strong Classic Car Show on Saturday, May 20 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. . Classic car enthusiasts are invited to bring their classic cars-and not so classic cars-to show off while giving back to an organization working to increase employment opportunities for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. A $20 donation is requested for those wishing to show their cars. All funds raised will benefit Anastasia...

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