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Articles from the July 4, 2024 edition


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  • Belanger Park is getting a Facelift

    Xaiver Jones|Jul 4, 2024

    River Rouge - The EPA has been working diligently for approximately four months to eliminate the contaminated soil from some areas of Belanger Park. There were many steps that had to be taken to get to this point. The Just Transition Team – MI has been engaged in learning the process as it directly ties into their efforts to educate the community and fight for Environmental Justice issues. To keep the community informed on the process of elimating the contamination at the park, Mayor William C...

  • 60th Anniversary of Civil Rights Act: Reflecting on Progress and Persistent Challenges

    Stacy M. Brown, NNPA National Correspondent|Jul 4, 2024

    As the United States commemorates the 60th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the nation reflects on a transformative law that reshaped American society by prohibiting discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. The landmark legislation emerged from a period of intense struggle and demand for the fulfillment of the 14th Amendment's promise of "equal protection of the laws." Due to widespread opposition to desegregation and the assassination of civil rights a...

  • Downriver MotorCity Jazz Series Finale will end with a BOOM!

    Dominique Madden, Contributing Reporter|Jul 4, 2024

    Ecorse, MI – The City of Ecorse is preparing for the exciting finale of the Downriver MotorCity Jazz Series at John Dingell Riverfront Park, culminating with a spectacular fireworks display. The month long Downriver MotorCity Jazz Series has brought many visitors and friends to the Ecorse waterfront. On Saturday July 6, the organizing committee has pulled out of the stops to ensure the community will have a day to remember. There will be something for everyone. Event Schedule: Activities and p...

  • Vinyl Records Are Making a Comeback in this Revival Era

    Clifton R Kirkman II, Telegram Reporter|Jul 4, 2024

    Vinyl records used to be the thing of the past! Now they are making a comeback and today, we are living in the vinyl revival era. People of all generations are on the hunt to find vinyl records all over the place from attics, to thrift stores to the used section in record shops. Annually, record sales have seen a rise since 2006. It was the Golden Era of Vinyl, when the record industry boomed as sales peaked at $2.5 billion dollars. The music industry saw total revenue sales from recorded...

  • Lincoln Park Schools Celebrates First Graduates of Workplace Training Program

    Jul 4, 2024

    In June, the Lincoln Park Public Schools District celebrated the graduation of the first group of students enrolled in Project SEARCH, a nationwide employment training program which serves young people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Project SEARCH offers students the opportunity to learn real-world skills in areas such as food service, sales, custodial services and more that can be applied to a variety of workplace fields. Four students took part in a partnership with...

  • Detroiters voice their concerns about waterfront park closures during Ford's annual fireworks

    Kellee Jordan, Telegram Reporter|Jul 4, 2024

    Detroit- This year the closure of eleven parks and the riverwalk on Fireworks Day stood out too many people. The message was first sent out in the mayor's update to the resident on Friday. The update's main topic was the plans for the fireworks. Explaining places and times like street closures, parking, safety procedures, best views and places citizens viewers couldn't go...the local parks. The city is practicing crowd safety strategies. The fireworks press release stated that the city and... Full story

  • THE John Shippen Men's Invitational: Presented by Rocket Mortgage

    Xaiver Jones, Telegram Media Specialist|Jul 4, 2024

    The sun was privileged to shine over Detroit Golf Club as it hosted the John Shippen Men's Invitational, Presented by Rocket Mortgage. The John Shippen was designed to showcase Black amateur and professional golfers, named after John Shippen Jr., A man born a slave and freed through the Civil War. John received a bachelor's degree from Howard University. He later on found a career across golf courses at different positions. John Shippen Jr is known for his tenure as the Head Pro at the Shady...