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Articles from the May 12, 2022 edition

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  • Teachers Appreciation Day Recognizes Teachers in Ecorse

    Renee Summers, Telegram Reporter|May 12, 2022

    On Friday, May 6, the Ecorse School District took time out to show appreciation to its hard-working staff of educators. The theme for the afternoon of activities was The Ecorse Arcade and featured favorite arcade games, foosball, air hockey, pool tables, and table games including card games and dominoes. The event was organized by Superintendent Dr. Josha Talison, members of the Ecorse School Board, and staff members from the districts' administration department. "Just a small token from the boa...

  • Job Corps Launches Recruitment Drive in Michigan

    May 12, 2022

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor's Job Corps program has launched a recruitment drive in Michigan, offering immediate openings and free career training for low-income students ages 16–24 in the nation's leading industries. "This is a great opportunity for young Michiganders who are trying to leverage strong job market," said National Director of Job Corps Rachel Torres. "We are a gateway to skills, credentials and opportunity. Our students need Job Corps, and the workforce needs our stu...

  • Remembering Congressman John Conyers, Jr. on his birthday

    May 12, 2022

    John James Conyers Jr. (May 16, 1929 – October 27, 2019) was an American politician of the Democratic Party who served as a U.S. representative for Michigan from 1965 to 2017. The districts he represented always included part of western Detroit. During his final three terms, his district included many of Detroit's western suburbs, as well as a large portion of the Downriver area. Conyers served more than fifty years in Congress, becoming the sixth-longest serving member of Congress in U.S. h...

  • Black Men Die of Prostate Cancer at Double the Rate of All Other Races

    May 12, 2022

    Benjamin J. Lambert IV, a member of one of the most prominent Black families in Virginia's public service history, lost his battle to prostate cancer on Monday, June 3, 2019. He was only 52. His father, Virginia Senator Benjamin J. Lambert III, his grandfather, and four uncles also all died of prostate cancer, according to Lambert family members. The Lamberts are just seven examples of the thousands of Black men per year – from every socio-economic walk of life and every part of the U. S. – who...

  • Westland Police Target Mental Health With New Social Worker

    May 12, 2022

    Westland - To ensure that Westland residents are adequately connected to needed mental health resources, the Westland Police Department has partnered Hegira Health to launch a mental health initiative led by a full time licensed master's level social worker operating out of the Department. The initiative will free up some officers to get back out on the streets to protect life and property, thus leaving in the hands of a well-trained and licensed behavioral health professional the equally...