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    Oriane Flint, Telegram Intern U of M Dearborn|May 30, 2024

    SENIOR STAR PASTOR YVONNE HAWKINS' BELL Pastor Yvonne Hawkins' Bell was born on July 9th, 1939, in Wheeling, West Virginia, but currently lives in the city of Dearborn. Her mother, Elsie Hawkins, worked as a housekeeper. Her father was tragically killed in a coal mine when Bell was just a baby. One part of Yvonne's childhood was dealing with the social issues of the time. The fight for racial equality was underway. "Well, you know in Wheeling, the schools were segregated in West Virginia. But...

  • Inkster Farmers' Market Returns for Another Year

    Renee Summers, Telegram News Reporter|May 30, 2024

    The 2024 Inkster Farmer's Market will open on Wednesday, June 5 at a new location: the old city hall and amphitheater located at 27301 South River Park Drive, near the northeast corner of Michigan Avenue and Inkster Road. The farmer's market will operate every Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. through September 4. The Inkster Farmer's Market has been growing steadily since its first operations began in 2021, says Joyce Phillips, Certified Market Manager for the City of Inkster. "It came to fruition by...

  • May is Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month

    Telegram Staff|May 30, 2024

    This entire month is dedicated to raising public awareness about asthma and allergies, their impact on people and their families, and to promote understanding the importance of diagnosis, treatment, and management. Here are ways you can join Allergy & Asthma Network in celebrating Asthma and Allergy Awareness month! Advocate with us on May 8 by sending letters or emails to members of Congress on Key Issues and federal campaigns, such as, the Healthy at Home Act or the Elijah E. Cummings Family...

  • Biden, Harris Invited to NNPA Convention as Black Press Celebrates 197 Years, Addresses Voter Turnout and Empowering Black Communities

    Stacy M. Brown|May 30, 2024

    The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) will host its annual national convention from June 19 to 22 at the Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore. The NNPA is the trade association of the more than 250 African American-owned newspapers and media companies that comprise the Black Press of America. This year's event, themed "Empowering Black Press, Communities, Families, and Voter Turnout," marks the Black Press's 197th anniversary, just three years shy of its bicentennial. The Black Press was...

  • Proposal would make MI State Capitol a 'gun-free zone'

    Chrystal Blair, Michigan Information News Connection|May 30, 2024

    If two Michigan lawmakers have their way, there will be fewer locations in the state where people are allowed to carry firearms. State Sen. Dayna Polehanki, D-Livonia, and state Sen. Rosemary Bayer, D-Beverly Hills, have introduced bills that would expand gun-free zones within the State Capitol complex. Both have advocated for stricter gun laws in Michigan. Senate Bills 857 and 858 would make it illegal to carry a firearm in the State Capitol building, the Binsfeld Senate Office Building, and th...

  • AAA: The 100 Deadliest Days for Teen Drivers Have Begun

    Adrienne Woodland, AAA|May 30, 2024

    DEARBORN, Mich., (May 29, 2024) - Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer and a period known as the "100 Deadliest Days for Teen Drivers," which runs through Labor Day weekend. This is a time when there is an increase in the number of fatal crashes involving teen drivers. "The risk gets higher during the summer for teen drivers and everyone else they share the road with," said Adrienne Woodland, spokeswoman for AAA – The Auto Club Group. "With the end of the school year upon us, t...

  • City of Ecorse Hosts Second Annual Downriver MotorCity Jazz Series at John Dingell Riverfront Park

    Dichondra Johnson, City of Ecorse|May 30, 2024

    Ecorse, MI – May 21, 2024 –- The City of Ecorse is excited to announce the return of the highly anticipated second annual Downriver MotorCity Jazz Series, taking place every Saturday from June 1st to July 6th at the beautiful John Dingell Riverfront Park, 4459 West Jefferson. This free community event promises an exceptional fusion of world-class music, local culture, and summer fun along the scenic Detroit River. The Downriver MotorCity Jazz Series is a key element of the city's efforts to boo...

  • The 34th Grand Prix will take over the Streets of Downtown Detroit

    Telegram Staff|May 30, 2024

    The 34th Grand Prix event in the City's history will return to the 1.7-mile, nine-turn Streets of Downtown Detroit circuit that runs along the award-winning Detroit Riverwalk, May 31-June 2, 2024. With new viewing options and entertainment packages, fans can purchase tickets at or through the event's Ticket Hotline at 866-464-PRIX (7749). Building off the momentum of a tremendously successful return to the Streets of Downtown Detroit last summer, the Chevrolet Detroit...

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