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Articles from the June 15, 2023 edition

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  • June is African-American Music Appreciation Month, Let's Celebrate

    Clifton R Kirkman II, Telegram Reporter|Jun 15, 2023

    It's time to celebrate African-American Music Month, the history behind it and the contribution that it continues to give to our nation and world. Started in June 1979 as Black Music Month by President Jimmy Carter, every year since then, the month pays homage to our legends, our sound and our creativeness in our music. Where does that come from you might ask?Well, it is all rooted in African rhythms that have been passed down by our ancestors from Africa. You often hear from other cultures,...

  • Detroit Grand River Post Office Now Named "Rosa Louise McCauley Parks Post Office"

    Jun 15, 2023

    DETROIT - Today, Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (MI-12), Senator Gary Peters (D-MI), Rhea McCauley, Niece of Rosa Louise McCauley Parks, the family of Rosa Louise McCauley Parks, the Rosa Parks Family Foundation, and Richard Moreton, USPS District Manager, held a dedication ceremony to rename the Grand River Post Office in Detroit the "Rosa Louise McCauley Parks Post Office." Last year, Congress passed Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib's legislation to designate the Post Office building located at 4744...

  • It's time to celebrate my father, Robert Wilson on Father's Day

    Gina Wilson Steward, Publisher CEO|Jun 15, 2023

    Well, it is Father's Day and many people will take this Sunday to celebrate their Dad. I have the type of father that you don't just want to celebrate on one day. I celebrate with my Dad every chance I get. He is 85 years old and he is in better health than most people who are 20 years his age. Although he had a bout with Prostate Cancer, he has come through with flying colors. He is an example of strength. He has fought back and is back to his 80 year old self. We go everywhere together. I...

  • Dominican Literacy Center Continues to Enrich Adult Lives Through Education

    Renee Summers, Telegram News|Jun 15, 2023

    Since its establishment by two Dominican Sisters in 1989, the Dominican Literacy Center in Detroit has been helping adults better themselves through education. The Dominican Literacy Center (DLC) offers free educational classes in reading, math, basic computer literacy, English as a Second Language (ESL), and GED preparation. Although the DLC is sponsored by the Adrian Dominican Sisters, interested adults looking to take advantage of classes and tutoring need not have any religious affiliation...

  • Senate Passes Cherry Legislation to Require Lead Testing for All Michigan Children

    Jun 15, 2023

    LANSING, MI. (June 14, 2023) – Today, Sen. John Cherry (D-Flint) and the Michigan Senate passed Senate Bill 31, Sen. Cherry's bill that directs physicians to test a child's blood for the presence of lead when they are between 12 and 24 months old and again between the ages of 2 and 6 years old (with parental consent). This will help parents identify early on if exposure to lead has occurred. "We know early childhood exposure to lead has been a major issue in Flint and continues to pose a threat...

  • Michigan Legislative Black Caucus Announces New Executive Director Chris Jackson

    Jun 15, 2023

    The Michigan Legislative Black Caucus (MLBC) would like to announce Mr. Chris Jackson has joined the MLBC as its new Executive Director. "After an extensive search, we are thrilled to bring Mr. Jackson to the MLBC as its new Executive Director," said MLBC Chairperson, State Senator Erika Geiss (D-Taylor). "I am looking forward to working closely with our new Executive Director on furthering the mission and purpose of the MLBC both within the legislature and broadly across our communities," she c...