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Articles from the June 17, 2021 edition

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  • Ecorse High Graduate Headed to Ivy League University

    Renee Summers, Telegram Reporter|Jun 17, 2021

    Graduating Ecorse High Senior Dominic Woods says he is just a normal, average teen. Woods has had a distinguished academic career in Ecorse Public Schools and throughout his four years at Ecorse High School, he has managed to maintain straight A's in all his courses. It is his dedication to his studies which has earned him a 4.06 GPA and entry this fall to the University of Pennsylvania, an Ivy League research university in Philadelphia. For Woods, work comes first, but there is always time for...

  • Senate Passes Bill to Make Juneteenth a Federal Holiday

    Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Correspondent|Jun 17, 2021

    Texas Democratic Congressman Al Green began recognizing Juneteenth as a paid holiday in his office last year, so when the Senate passed legislation this week to make the date that commemorates freedom a national holiday, the congressman was among the first to cheer. "What began as a grassroots movement to commemorate Texas history is now set to become our nation's 12th federal holiday," Congressman Green stated. "In honor of the late Al Edwards – the father of the Juneteenth holiday in Texas – a...

  • Bakers Bible and BookStore - The Endurance of God's Will

    Xaiver Jones|Jun 17, 2021

    Specialist Bakers Bible & Bookstore has been a valuable resource for communities, across the community of Detroit. The white building on Grand River Ave., and the corner of Woodside has been in service since November of 1993. The history of the man who keeps it running stretches longer than that. Mr. Baker was born in Alabama in 1932*. There he lived through the normal prosecution blacks faced in those times. His family migrated north, to Detroit where he learned the ways of the city. Baker...

  • Westland Police starts Neighborhood Safety Program

    Gail Monds, Contributing Reporter|Jun 17, 2021

    he Westland Police Department kicked off the inaugural Neighborhood Safety Program at Rotary Park on Saturday, June 5, 2021. The purpose of the meeting was to address neighborhood concerns including, traffic neighbor disputes, vandalism, thefts, potential drug activity and safety and for neighbors to meet one another. This meeting was directed toward businesses and homes between Marquette/Cherry Hill Roads and Wayne/Radcliff. The Westland Community Police team was there to listen to resident's c...

  • Father's Day 2021 – Defined by Fatherhood

    Clifton R Kirkman II|Jun 17, 2021

    As we celebrate Father's Day all across America, did you know that it first began on the 3rd Sunday of June, in 1972. At first, a day being dedicated to them was not easily accepted. Now the day is spent celebrating fathers, grandfathers, uncles and father figures that are in our lives with gift giving and food. It's been told, that nothing compares to the day when a man becomes a father. He finally experiences a love that he didn't know existed. Some fathers credit that having a child, helped t...

  • Juneteenth Matters

    Clifton R Kirkman II|Jun 17, 2021

    This weekend, people from all across the United States will celebrate the oldest commemorative event called Juneteenth.Juneteenth marks our country's second Independence Day.Observed on June 19th, celebrations can range from a day to the entire month of June depending on the region where people live. You may be saying to yourself, I've never heard of this day of celebration, where did it come from? This is why celebrating Juneteenth matters. Written as an official document, the Emancipation...

  • Expiring COVID-19 Forbearance Relief for FHA Borrowers

    Rashida Tlaib Congresswoman|Jun 17, 2021

    Hardships from the COVID-19 pandemic continue to be felt across our communities as well as our economy. Currently, there are well over 300,000 Federal Housing Administration (FHA) borrowers who are at least 90-days delinquent on their mortgage and in danger of losing their home to foreclosure. To assist FHA borrowers with keeping their homes in 13th District Strong, the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and I are kindly asking for your help: please join in...