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Articles from the August 15, 2019 edition


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  • Health Is Wealth: Sumpter Medical Clinic To Open In September

    Xavier Jones, Telegram Media Specialist|Aug 15, 2019

    Throughout history, Visger Road has been a lot of things. In a time years before my own Visger was a booming black metropolis. Both sides of the street teeming with business and productivity. 2019 has shown us a different narrative. Few businesses have stood times test. There is a building that sits between Frazier and Beechwood. The ominous, strong standing structure has been in tact for over twenty years. A ghost of the medical center it was in the past. Thanks to Yolanda King and her... Full story

  • Westland Considers Marijuana Opt In; Encourages Public Input

    Aug 15, 2019

    Westland, - The City of Westland is currently considering local ordinances to be in alignment with State law as it relates to allowing medical and recreational marijuana use, grow, retail, transport, and processing operations within Westland city limits. In November of 2018, Michigan voters passed Proposal 1, which allowed individuals 21 and older to purchase, posses and use marijuana and marijunana-infused edibles for the purpose of recreational use. The bill also created a state licensing... Full story

  • Lt. Governor Gilchrist to keynote Western Wayne County NAACP Freedom Fund Dinner

    Dominique Madden|Aug 15, 2019

    It is with great honor that we invite you to attend the 22nd Annual NAACP Freedom Fund Dinner, on Sunday, October 20, 2019 from 5:00pm – 8:00 p.m. (Seating will begin at 4:30 p.m.) at Prestige Banquet Hall located at 6600 Allen Rd in Allen Park MI. They are pleased to announce that Michigan Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist II will be the Keynote Speaker. They are looking forward to hosting a spectacular evening, where they will fellowship with friends, recognize outstanding leaders from the communi... Full story

  • A national crisis: Surging hate crimes and white supremacists

    Charlene Crowell|Aug 15, 2019

    A Saturday morning shooting rampage in El Paso, Texas on August 3 took the lives of 22 people, and seriously injured more than two dozen others. Reportedly, the alleged shooter wanted to kill as many Mexicans as he could. Armed with safety glasses, ear coverings and an assault-style rifle, the shooter entered a Walmart store during a back-to-school sale. "Saturday's attack on El Paso was an attack on the Mexican heritage of millions of Americans – and also part of a history of white s... Full story

  • Cruisin' Hines One of the Biggest Classic Car Shows in the Area

    Renee Summers, Telegram Reporter|Aug 15, 2019

    Classic car cruises have become a mainstay of summertime in Metro Detroit. After all, this is the motor city, and cars are indeed part of the culture here. One of the largest classic car cruises has been Cruisin' Hines, which takes place through Hines Park. This year the ninth annual event will take place on Sunday, August 25, starting at 9 a.m. and running all day until 5 p.m. Organizer Don Nicholson says Cruisin' Hines is one of the larges cruises in the area by participation due to the... Full story

  • Michigan police crackdown on drunk driving

    Aug 15, 2019

    Police around Michigan will be cracking down on drunk driving during the upcoming Labor Day holiday weekend. Here's the info from Michigan State Police: During the 2019 Labor Day holiday weekend, police departments, sheriff's offices and the Michigan State Police are encouraging motorists to celebrate the end of summer safely and make smart driving decisions. Law enforcement will continue to show zero tolerance for drunk and drugged driving during the three-week enforcement period August 14-Sept... Full story