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Articles from the May 23, 2024 edition

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  • President Joe Biden as Keynote Speaker of the Detroit Branch NAACP 69th Annual Fight for Freedom Fund Dinner

    Clifton R Kirkman II, Telegram News Reporter|May 23, 2024

    "Preserving Sweet Liberty, Defeating Bitter Tyranny" was the theme for the Detroit Branch NAACP 69th Annual Freedom Fund Dinner. Known as a historic chapter. It continues to remain the largest branch of the NAACP since its inception, in 1912. From courtrooms to boardrooms, picket lines to boycotts, the Detroit Branch has demanded, required and acquired justice and civil rights for more than a half century. As the chapters legacy has it, the Detroit Branch NAACP, seeks to obtain a deeper form of...

  • More than 77,000 Sign Petition for Justices Alito and Thomas to Recuse in Capitol Attack Cases

    Stacy M. Brown, NNPA - National Correspondent|May 23, 2024

    A petition calling for conservative Supreme Court Justices and noted Donald Trump supporters Samuel Alito and Clarence Thomas to recuse themselves from major cases related to the January 6, 2021, Capitol attack has amassed 77,000 signatures as of 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 21. Following a report from The New York Times that highlighted potential conflicts of interest for the conservative justices, MoveOn launched the petition. The Times reported that an upside-down American flag, a symbol associated...

  • Memorial Day Observances and Events 2024

    Renee Summers, Telegram Reporter|May 23, 2024

    Events commemorating Memorial Day are happening all over our community. If you plan to stay at home, the Disabled American Veterans encourage everyone to pay tribute to the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country by spending a moment of silence at 3 p.m. EST on Monday, May 27. Read on for some observances which may be happening near you. In River Rouge, a Memorial Day Celebration and flag-raising will take place on Saturday, May 25 at noon at the Memorial Park flagpole....

  • Federal Judge Names DTE a Defendant in SW Detroit Pollution Case Residents impacted by EES Coke's illegal emissions celebrate the ruling

    Timna Axel, Earthjustice|May 23, 2024

    DETROIT, MI – In a major win for overburdened communities of color in southwest Detroit, a judge has granted the EPA's request to add multibillion-dollar energy company DTE Energy as a defendant in a federal lawsuit brought against the company's subsidiary, EES Coke. The lawsuit alleges that EES Coke's coke oven facility on Zug Island in River Rouge unlawfully releases thousands of tons of sulfur dioxide, an air pollutant known to cause respiratory problems, heart attacks, and premature d...

  • Anthony Stanco: The Language and Representation of Jazz

    Xaiver Jones, Telegram Media Specialist|May 23, 2024

    When Anthony Stanco leaves home in the morning he represents himself, and the family he created. He represents the Sicilian family who started in this country as produce farmers. Stanco represents the city of Frazier Michigan, and the country of America as a whole. Ultimately, Jazz is the driving force that Anthony Stanco represents. The genre and his trumpet have allowed him to feed his family and travel the world. Anthony's music career started like many. As a child in music class striving to...

  • Ecorse Senior Center Hosts Mother's Day Brunch

    Renee Summers, Telegram News Reporter|May 23, 2024

    Nearly three dozen mothers were treated to a Mother's Day celebration at the Ethel Stevenson Senior and Community Center in Ecorse last Tuesday, May 14. Ecorse Parks and Recreation Staff Member Veronica Jackson explains, "We do it every year and this year we have something new-they're going to be making candles. We catered the food and we just have fun. They just sit and socialize and get out of the house, and they exchange phone numbers of people they meet here and keep in contact." In...