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Articles from the May 21, 2020 edition

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  • Dealing with Stress and Isolation During the State Shut Down

    Renee Summers, Telegram Reporter|May 21, 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic and the ensuing stay at home order issued by Michigan Governor Whitmer have resulted in anxiety and uncertainty for the state's residents. As a society, we are used to being on the go, interacting with friends, relatives, and clubs or organizations. However, all that has come to a halt and in many cases has been replaced with virtual meetings via computer. For many, even work is being done remotely from home. Unfortunately, feelings of isolation and loneliness can creep in... Full story

  • In America the Choice – Death, Coronavirus or the Economy

    Roger Caldwell|May 21, 2020

    Under the direction and management of President Donald Trump and his coronavirus pandemic task force, there has been mass death. With over 56,000 deaths, and over one million cases of the virus, there are still no masks, limited ventilators, limited gowns, limited tests-kits and massive corruption. Instead of President Trump's weekly briefing solidifying and bringing the country together to fight a common enemy, the nation is more divided and broken. President Trump's briefings have become a com... Full story

  • Where Is Your Mask?

    Gina Wilson Steward, Publisher|May 21, 2020

    It is so important that we wear a mask or face covering when we go outside. The US Surgeon General said that we can protect others from getting the Coronavirus when we wear a mask. It has been reported that many people don't show any symptons of COVID-19, but they have it. (It is called being asymptomatic.) The way that we can beat the virus is to stop spreading it. We must wear a mask and keep at least a six-foot distance between you and the next person. I didn't think that was hard to do.... Full story

  • Living it Up on the Southwest Side

    Emma Lockridge, Contributing Columnist|May 21, 2020

    What's up Detroit 48217! Let's take a stroll back down memory lane. Southwest Detroit is a place many of us call home. By Southwest, I'm referring to the southern section of the city that's near River Rouge and Ecorse. Growing up in this area was a unique Detroit experience for us because this area was detached from the rest of the city. Many Detroiters did not know we existed until they built the I-75 expressway adjacent to our community. The isolation was good in many ways. We developed a... Full story

  • Things are slowly, slowly, starting to come back

    James Abeare, Contributing Columnist|May 21, 2020

    Things are starting to come back. NASCAR restarted last Sunday with a race at Darlington, South Carolina. Golf had a small charity event also last weekend. Both without fans. With the nicer weather, more people are venturing outside. There is more traffic on the roads. Beaches are opening in South Carolina and Florida. Even here in the People’s Republic things are starting to slowly come back. Auto plants are reopening. I picked up my father in law at Metro Airport and there was people a... Full story

  • Question: Pastor O., why is it wrong when White people march and protest but it's okay when Black people do it?

    Pastor Overall, Contributing Columnist|May 21, 2020

    Answer: A White person wants to know the difference between Black people marching and protesting versus White people's protests and marches. First, White people march and protest for rights that they only perceive have been taken away from them but not really. I have never seen in my 64 years here in America White protesting against getting murdered and nothing being done about it. Black people protest and march against Black men being unjustly murdered and how nothing ever gets done about it.... Full story

  • Forgotten Harvest Assists With Food Insecurity

    Renee Summers, Telegram Reporter|May 21, 2020

    For 30 years, Forgotten Harvest has been acting out its mission to relieve hunger while preventing food waste. The organization does this by rescuing surplus food from markets, restaurants, and caterers. The organization also takes donations and all that food is distributed to food providers in metro Detroit. Each year, Forgotten Harvest distributes more than 31,300,000 meals to people struggling with hunger in Macomb, Oakland, and Wayne Counties. Since the COVID-19 crisis, the organization has... Full story

  • Gallery Sets Up Art Display along Deserted Main Street

    May 21, 2020

    The Streets of downtown Wyandotte are quiet, most businesses are closed due to covid-19. Wyandotte is the home of small businesses, usually proprietor run. The hardest hit businesses during these times. Yet, it has one of the most beautiful downtown districts situated on the Detroit River with two parks and a golf course with open views of the river where it connects to Lake Erie. It also has a long art history with the second largest art fair in Michigan. It will be cancelled this year for the... Full story

  • The Video Vault: A Look at the Classics

    Renee Summers, Telegram Reporter|May 21, 2020

    If classic films are your preference and if you have cable or satellite TV, you may already be familiar with Turner Classic Movies (TCM) channel. If not, don't fret. TCM's classic film collection offers hundreds of DVD and Blue-Ray titles available for purchase at Choose from drama, action, westerns, or horror, to name only a few. This week, the Telegram will highlight a few we think may be worth your time. TCM offers over a dozen Sidney Poitier films for purchase, but one of... Full story