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Articles from the June 18, 2020 edition

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  • Prayer Walk for Peace and Equality Extends Through Four Communities

    Renee Summers, Telegram Reporter|Jun 18, 2020

    Burning Bush International Ministries of Westland hosted a peaceful protest and prayer walk on Sunday, June 14. The walk was held in honor of George Floyd, who was killed on May 25 by a Minneapolis police officer, and attracted roughly 200 participants from all walks of life and all ages. From 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., walkers followed a route through four communities, Westland, Inkster, Romulus, and Wayne, covering nearly three miles. "This prayer walk is a walk for peace, for justice, racial... Full story

  • Michigan emerged as national leader' in COVID-19 mitigation

    Jun 18, 2020

    Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer said Michigan is standing out in its aggressive measures to fight COVID-19. In a press conference Wednesday, Whitmer said the aggressive actions protected families from the spread of COVID-19 and lowered cases and deaths. She said that before the public health measures were in place, the average Michigander spread the virus to three other people.This number then decreased to 2.5 people, then 1.25 people, then 0.8. Whitmer said that only Michigan and New York... Full story

  • A new group of activist is here

    Gina Wilson Steward, Publisher|Jun 18, 2020

    I have been watching a lot of TV over the last three weeks and I have noticed something. A new group of activists has arisen. I have seen the passion, as they spoke so eloquently about things that are bothering them and things that they want to change. Some of them have been young teenagers and some have been young adults. They have found their voice. Not only have they found their voice, they have found their organizational and leadership skills. I am impressed and excited. I used to have my do... Full story

  • Faith and Common-Sense, Ways to Fight Coronavirus "I was Just Thinking"

    Norma Adams-Wade, Columnist|Jun 18, 2020

    Fannie Mae Miles Bradford, at 89, has experienced more in her lifetime than many of the government officials who are advising us about our lives today. So, Mrs. Bradford is approaching the coronavirus scare with similar stamina that has seen her through many nerve shattering eras. Born December 15, 1930, the Dallas native lived through World War II, the Korean War, Viet Nam War, Civil Rights conflicts, news of various assassinations including President John Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr.,...

  • SENIOR STAR Roosevelt Williams

    Renee Summers, Telegram Reporter|Jun 18, 2020

    Romulus resident Roosevelt Williams is this week's Senior Star. Mr. Williams, 79, was born in Tallulah, Louisiana. His parents were both from the south and moved the family to Ecorse when he was around three years old. William's father worked at Great Lakes Steel and his mother worked at Ford Motor Company. Williams attended Ecorse High School and was known by friends as "Fluckey." He was an active participant in track and field, football and basketball, and was friends with Archie Clark, who... Full story

  • Western Wayne County NAACP, CWW Leaders Announce Partnerships for Progress Listening Tour

    Jun 18, 2020

    Westland – The 18 Conference of Western Wayne (CWW) Mayors and Supervisors, Western Wayne County Police Chiefs and Western Wayne County NAACP today announced the "Partnerships for Progress Listening Tour", a new collaborative effort to bring open conversation and active listening to the Western Wayne County region in light of ongoing protests around S.E. Michigan seeking new discussions and reform in our communities. On Tuesday, June 16 at 11:00 a.m. in Westland City Hall, the new Partnership f... Full story

  • Russell Simmons Leads Hip-Hop Elite in Praising New Police Reform Legislation

    Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Correspondent|Jun 18, 2020

    In the wake of the police killing of George Floyd, the hip-hop community has rallied behind proposed new legislation to reform American policing. Def Jam Founder Russell Simmons has led a coalition of others in the rap world in praising a proposal released on Monday, June 8, by Congressional and Senate Democrats, while also pushing their own agenda. "We must have police accountability," Simmons stated. "I have been fighting police brutality for 30 plus years since 'F the police,' and it's the... Full story