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    Special to the Telegram|Aug 19, 2021

    Wyandotte-August 13, 2021 It's been over a year since the Downriver Delta Community Development Corporation has been able to host their annual bicycle ride which brings a large group of cyclists to and through a collection of Downriver destinations. The Roll Along the River was a 17.5 mile meandering, slow-roll bicycle cruise that began and ended at the Fort Street Bridge Park, one of the City of Detroit's newest parks that's recently been adopted by the Downriver Delta organization. "Hosting...

  • Historic "March On For Voting Rights," To Take Place On 58th Anniversary Of MLK's March On Washington

    Aug 19, 2021

    ATLANTA - PRNewswire/ -- On Saturday, August 28, Americans who believe in the power of democracy and free elections will embark on a historic "March On for Voting Rights" to demand that legislatures across the country end their push for restrictive voting laws and that Congress pass the For the People Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Restoration Act, which will ensure free, fair access to the ballot for every American voter. Marches will be held in Atlanta, Houston, Miami and Phoenix, where...

  • Western Wayne Family Health Center opens new Dearborn location Announce 2021 Health Champions

    Aug 19, 2021

    Western Wayne Family Health Centers (WWFHC) held a delayed-by-pandemic grand opening of their Dearborn health center location this week. Among those in attendance were Congresswomen Debbie Dingell and Rashida Tlaib, County Commissioner Sam Baydoun and representatives of WWFHCs partner agencies. The center, located at 4700 Schaefer, offers primary care for newborns to seniors, OB/GYN and medically assisted treatment of opiate addiction. It officially was open for business in January 2020, and has...

  • A Life Filled With Abundance in Memory of Phyllis Temple Lewis Ponders

    Lyndia Grant, Contributing Writer|Aug 19, 2021

    One thing to consider is that we enter this world alone and we leave this world alone. Yes, family is usually around for births and deaths, but at birth you begin to breathe on your own then upon your death we stop breathing. What we do with our lives in between those two dates is what matters most. We lost yet another gem, Dr. Phyllis Temple Lewis Ponders. She made the most of her ninety-seven years of life; she experienced as much of the world as she could, beginning at an early age when her...

  • The Detroit Institute of Arts Seeks Community Participants For 2022 Inside|Out Installation

    Aug 19, 2021

    he Detroit Institute of Arts' (DIA) popular Inside|Out program is searching for communities, downtown development authorities and arts organizations in Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties interested in hosting the DIA's Inside|Out Program in 2022. Participating communities will enjoy a May through October installation of six to ten reproductions of DIA masterpieces, typically clustered within walking or bike-riding distance of each other. Entering into its 13th year, Inside|Out shares the...

  • National Night Out in Inkster a Fun Evening for All

    Renee Summers, Telegram Reporter|Aug 19, 2021

    On Tuesday, August 3, the Inkster Police Department hosted National Night Out in the department parking lot for the community to come out and mingle with the officers. The event lasted from 5 to 9 p.m. and included nearly two dozen community businesses and organizations that set up booths to provide information and giveaways to attendees. Free food, including popcorn, hot dogs, and ice cream were part of the fun and police vehicles were available for kids to climb in and check out as well....

  • Cruisin' Hines Classic Car Cruise Celebrates 10 Years

    Renee Summers, Telegram Reporter|Aug 19, 2021

    Classic car cruises are a regular event in metro Detroit each summer. One of the largest classic car cruises has been Cruisin’ Hines, which takes place through scenic Hines Park. This year, the cruise’s 10th anniversary event will take place on Sunday, August 29, starting at 9 a.m. and running all day until 4 p.m. The cruise takes over seven and a half miles of Hines Drive, from Ford Road all the way to Ann Arbor Trail. No other traffic is allowed through the park so there are only classic veh...

  • NBA Foundation Sends Millions in Grants to Black-owned Businesses

    Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Correspondent|Aug 19, 2021

    The NBA Foundation today announced 22 new grants totaling $6 million to help create employment opportunities, further career advancement and drive greater economic empowerment for Black youth. The grant recipients were named as part of the NBA Foundation's third grant round on the one-year anniversary of its incorporation on Aug. 6, 2020. In its first year, the NBA Foundation has awarded 40 grants, inclusive of those announced today, totaling $11 million to nonprofit organizations. The grants he...