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Articles from the July 20, 2023 edition

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  • Telegram Goes to Tennessee - Tales From the NNPA Conference

    Xaiver Jones, Telegram Media Specialist|Jul 20, 2023

    The NNPA is a nation wide network of black owned newspaper publishers. For over a hundred years, the black press has been instrumental in telling the stories of black people. Fighting the good fight with a pen not a pistol. Every year the NNPA hosts a conference to allow publishers to share information that will better their papers, and their organizations as a whole. The Nashville JW Marriott was packed to the brim with publishers, writers, politicians, and media connoisseurs to exchange...

  • Rev. Dr. Frederick D. Haynes III Succeeds Rev. Jesse L. Jackson Sr. as President and CEO of Rainbow PUSH Coalition

    Stacy M. Brown, NNPA National Correspondent|Jul 20, 2023

    Tributes have continued to pour in for the Rev. Jesse Jackson, who announced on July 14 his retirement as President and CEO of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, the influential civil rights organization he started decades ago to carry on the struggle for equality and justice that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. fought heroically. The organization said Rev. Dr. Frederick D. Haynes III will succeed Jackson. "The promise of America is that we are all created equal in the image of God and deserve to be...

  • Inkster Alumnae Chapter: Elevating, Enhancing and Empowering

    Charmese Armstrong|Jul 20, 2023

    For nearly 64 years, the Inkster Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated has had the esteemed honor and pleasure of serving Western Wayne County, delivering on the sorority's Five-Point Programmatic Thrust of Economic Development, Educational Development, International Awareness and Involvement, Physical and Mental Health and Political Awareness and Involvement. This sorority year, the chapter's programming and community efforts were centered around the biennium theme of...

  • Inkster Summer Music Festival

    Clifton R Kirkman II, Telegram Reporter|Jul 20, 2023

    The stage was set all weekend long for the anticipated Inkster Summer Music Festival. Located on Inkster Rd, north of Michigan Ave, the festival featured a lineup of local and renowned artists from various genres. Altogether, the lineup and the entire festival was curated to ensure that all festival goers would have an electrifying experience, including children. Upon entering the festival,there was an area dedicated to the Kids Zone. It was an area where games, rock climbing, inflatable activit...

  • Huron-Clinton Metroparks Are Yours to Enjoy

    Renee Summers, Telegram Reporter|Jul 20, 2023

    The Huron-Clinton Metroparks consists of 13 individual parks spread out over five counties in southeast Michigan. The Huron-Clinton Metropolitan Authority which administers the Metropark system was approved by the Michigan State Legislature in 1939 and Metroparks began popping up throughout Livingston, Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw, and Wayne Counties. The parks currently offer nearly 25,000 acres of woods, water, and recreational facilities for residents to enjoy and receive roughly 7 million...

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