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Articles from the May 7, 2020 edition

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 News    May 7, 2020

25th District Court Announce AMNESTY Program

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... Full story

 News    May 7, 2020

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

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 ord... Full story

 By Stacy M. Brown    News    May 7, 2020

Joe Biden's Plan for Empowering Black America

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... Full story



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... Full story


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

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.... Full story


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

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... Full story


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

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... Full story


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

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... Full story



Can you name the people in this collage? Send in your answers to our Facebook page @telegramnews or our website - Full story

 By Dale Rich    Lifestyles    May 7, 2020

I met my Great Great Grandfather

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... Full story


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