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  • 25th District Court Announce AMNESTY Program

    May 7, 2020

    The 25th District Court is currently offering an amnesty program for eligible defendants. The program will allow defendants to pay fine associated with unpaid parking tickets and civil infraction that were issued from Jan 1st 2015 to April 20th 2020. Any default fees, showcause fees, bench warrant fees, late fees and/or penalties will be waived during the amnesty period. The program will be available from May 1st 2020 to June 30th 2020 and comes in response to the economic hardships brought on... Full story

  • Governor Whitmer Signs Executive Order to Re-Open Construction & Real Estate

    May 7, 2020

    LANSING. -- Today, at a press conference with leaders in health care, business, and labor, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-70 as part of her MI Safe Start plan. The executive order will allow the May 7 resumption of some types of work that present a very low risk of infection, including construction, real-estate activities, and work that is traditionally and primarily performed outdoors. "The vast majority of Michiganders are still doing their part to protect themselves and... Full story

  • Joe Biden's Plan for Empowering Black America

    Stacy M. Brown, NNPA News Correspondent|May 7, 2020

    When former Vice President Joe Biden sat for an exclusive live stream interview with National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) President and CEO, Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. in February, the now presumptive Democratic presidential nominee said it was crucial to secure the Black vote if he is to unseat President Donald Trump in November 2020. Now, the two-time former second-in-command to President Barack Obama has laid out a comprehensive plan for African Americans. Biden said the plan... Full story


    Gina Wilson Steward, WWC NAACP President|May 7, 2020

    Have you completed your 2020 Census? No! Please take about ten minutes to be counted this year. It is very important for your family, kids and community to complete the Census. The Constitution says that every 10 years, every person is to be counted. Unfortunately, many people do not take the Census seriously. I don't understand why, but that is their truth. But we must change their mindset. The Western Wayne County NAACP has been partnering with several organizations and numerous Complete... Full story

  • OP-ED: The Role of the Black Church During a Pandemic

    Pastor Jamal Bryant, New Birth Missionary Baptist Church|May 7, 2020

    I recently came across an article on that highlighted a furor on several social media platforms regarding whether wealthy pastors are contributing enough to COVID-19 relief efforts. Admittedly, some of the social media memes and tropes were amusing and of course, some were outright meanspirited, sophomoric and disrespectful but that's the complex mosaic of the social media space and if you're the public square at all, you have to be able to stomach the bitter and the sweet. As I... Full story

  • Western Wayne Family Health Center host Drive Through COVID-19 Testing in Inkster

    May 7, 2020

    The Western Wayne Family Health Center is now doing COVID 19 testing with drive through access by appointment at our Inkster location. Anyone 12 and older can access testing by first making an appointment for a tele-medicine visit to get a test order from one of our providers. The Inkster location is at 2700 Hamblin Rd, between Inkster Rd and Michigan Ave. All appointments and questions from patients and potential patients should be directed to our main line at 313-561-5100 There are other... Full story

  • Images of Resilience 2020 will be an online photography exhibit with a virtual gallery!

    May 7, 2020

    We are looking for images to reflect your understanding of resilience, most especially during these times. COVID-19 has thrown our communities into action as we pivot into a new normal and look for ways to process the changes happening in almost every facet of our lives. There have been and continue to be moments of challenge and moments of encouragement. We want to feature your images of resilience as we look to share the spirit of community in the face of adversity. With that said, we will be... Full story

  • Local Food Pantries Available to Fill Needs in a Time of Crisis

    Renee Summers, Telegram Reporter|May 7, 2020

    Times of crisis and shortages come and go throughout history. It is in those times that hope shines in the form of caring people who reach out to their communities, providing resources and inspiration. As a service to our readers, the Telegram is providing contact information to some of those who are sharing their resources at this most difficult time we all find ourselves in. In Garden City, the First United Methodist Church is operating its food pantry on Mondays and Wednesdays each week from... Full story


    May 7, 2020

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  • I met my Great Great Grandfather

    Dale Rich|May 7, 2020

    My great-great-grandfather was enslaved. His name was George Ward, the son of a "negro" mother and a Chickasaw Native American father. He told his story to an interviewer nearly a century ago as part of the Federal Writer's Project of the Works Progress Administration for the State of Mississippi. Ward was born on the Ledbetter plantation near Tupelo, Miss., and was later owned by the father of Dr. Edward Givhan. That plantation was 10 miles south of Pontotoc, Miss., and was where Ward labored... Full story