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Articles from the May 9, 2024 edition

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  • Former State Representative Kevin Coleman Becomes Westland's 10th Mayor

    Renee Summers, Telegram News Reporter|May 9, 2024

    Last November, Westland residents elected Kevin Coleman to serve as the city's 10th mayor. Having been sworn into office last November 13, Coleman is finishing out the four-year term won by former Mayor William Wild in 2021, who later resigned as mayor. Coleman replaces Mike Londeau, who was chosen by city council in January 2023 to finish out the role of mayor for that year, following Wild's resignation. Following a primary vote, Londeau and Coleman became the two candidates in November vying...


    Rev. Wendell Anthony|May 9, 2024

    DETROIT – The great philosopher and writer Ralph Waldo Emerson left us a prolific paradigm when he said, "Democracy is not a spectator sport. It is a participatory event. If we don't participate in it, it ceases to be a democracy." This is why the Detroit Branch NAACP continues to call upon all of us to participate in the preservation of our liberty and the protection of our freedom. The 69th Annual Fight For Freedom Fund Dinner is scheduled for Sunday, May 19, at Huntington Place. As we face c...

  • The iconic role and evolution of church mothers

    May 9, 2024

    In some African American churches, the time-honored tradition of "church mothers" is still vibrant. For generations, pastors and congregants have cherished these devout women for their wisdom, faith, and dedication. Church mothers serve in a variety of roles across a broad spectrum. Faithful to the call, they give their time, cooperation, and financial support to the work of the ministry. Often elders before an appointed position, church mothers are competent bible-study teachers, trusted...