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Articles from the June 4, 2020 edition

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  • It's hard to celebrate in times like these

    Gina Steward, CEO|Jun 4, 2020

    This week marks my 15th Anniversary as owner of the Telegram Newspaper. What an accomplishment for me and my family! Last year, I had this grand plan of celebrating my 15th Anniversary and the 75th Anniversary of the Telegram Newspaper. But the world had different plans. First there was COVID-19 affecting the entire world by shutting down the world and then there was the worldwide protest for justice for George Floyd who was killed by four police officers. I had a private celebration on Monday,... Full story

  • Obama's Popularity Continues to Rise Amid Trump's Rhetoric

    Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Correspondent|Jun 4, 2020

    With unrestrained vitriol and the stunning lack of leadership emanating from the White House on an almost daily basis, the ever-rising popularity of former President Barack Obama is unmistakable. The media and most of the American public hang on every word and watch every move Obama makes – many openly pining for the 44th president to "do something," "do anything," to provide some sense of normalcy and a renewed dignity to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. "Overall, most liberals I know loved P... Full story

  • Chauvin And 3 Former Officers Face New Charges Over George Floyd's Death

    Bill Chappell|Jun 4, 2020

    All four former Minneapolis police officers connected with George Floyd's death now face criminal charges. Attorney Ben Crump (left) escorts Floyd's son, Quincy Mason Floyd (second from left), on Wednesday during a visit to the memorial at the site where George Floyd was arrested in Minneapolis. Derek Chauvin now faces a charge of second-degree murder in addition to earlier charges, and three other former Minneapolis police officers who were involved in George Floyd's death face charges of aiding and abetting murder, according to new court... Full story

  • "A Tale of Two Pandemic Viruses: COVID-19 & Racism '20"

    Rev. Dr. Steve Bland Jr|Jun 4, 2020

    Like most decent people, I was shocked but not surprised by seeing the videos coming out of Minneapolis, Minnesota showing George Floyd, 46, an unarmed and non-resistant African American man lying on the ground, facedown, and handcuffed with his hands behind his back. On top of him was a white police officer casually positioning hisknee across the neck of George Floyd for about eight ornine minutes.Other released videos now show that two other officers held down his legs and torso while another... Full story


    Pastor Overall, Contributing Writer|Jun 4, 2020

    Husbands & wives are spending lots of time together. Boyfriends & girlfriends are spending much-talking phone time together or should be as they prepare for what could be. People engaged to be married now have more time to prepare for that great day coming when the two shall become one. Parents have more time to spend with their children now. Parents are once again in charge of 99% of their children's Christian & secular education. Parents have more time now for home Bible study classes and... Full story

  • And just like that, people stopped talking about Covid-19

    James Abeare, Contributing Columnist|Jun 4, 2020

    Let’s look at the riots of the last week. The cops have pretty much stood down and have taken a defensive posture. The protestors, though aggravating, have been fairly peaceful. The trouble comes from the professional agitators that come in and do the looting and burning. People such as Antifa and probably white racists. Both hell bent on using the protests to cause trouble. They have burned churches, banks and police stations and looted Target stores. Police superiors have told the police to s... Full story

  • Rep. Jewell Jones Participates in Grocery Giveaway in Detroit

    Renee Summers, Telegram Reporter|Jun 4, 2020

    On May 20, State Representative Jewell Jones partnered with local community organizations to distribute more than $30,000 worth of groceries, children's items,and protective equipment to some of Detroit's impoverished and high-risk communities. Although not part of Jones' District 11, which includes Dearborn Heights and Inkster, he partnered with Enjoy Detroit, the Detroit Phoenix Center, and Manifest Billions to bring some relief to Detroiters, saying, "Of course, my district is outside the... Full story

  • Wayne Westland Schools' Bond Construction Groundbreaking Ceremony

    Jun 4, 2020

    Monday, May 11, 2020, was the groundbreaking ceremony on the District's first Bond construction project. The William D. Ford Career-Technical Center will be under construction through fall 2020. There will be a new front entrance that includes a main office addition with secure entry. An expansion to the Culinary Arts area includes a total kitchen remodel and banquet center. In addition, there will be updates throughout the entire building. Voters in Wayne-Westland passed a $158 million bond in... Full story

  • Lincoln Park Students Receive Meals Despite School Closure

    Renee Summers, Telegram Reporter|Jun 4, 2020

    Every Tuesday, Lincoln Park Public Schools (LPPS) is distributing 28,000 breakfasts and lunches at no cost as part of its commitment to ensuring students have access to nutritious meals during the statewide school closure. LPPS is operating a Meet Up and Eat Up site at Lincoln Park High School where parents can pick up the meals from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. each Tuesday. The program, made possible through the USDA, is open to students in the district 18 and younger and those young adults up to age... Full story