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Articles from the August 29, 2019 edition

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  • Wayne United Host Census Celebration in Inkster

    Renee Summers, Telegram Reporter|Aug 29, 2019

    Wayne United hosted a street festival and concert in Inkster on Saturday August 17, taking over a portion of Inkster Road from Michigan Avenue to Avondale. The purpose of the event was twofold: to bring awareness of the upcoming 2020 Census, and to celebrate the transition from summer to back-to-school season, with The Inkster Task Force distributing free backpacks. Wayne United is an initiative of the Wayne County Executive's Office to promote diversity and inclusion throughout the county.... Full story

  • Lawmakers commemorated the 56th anniversary of civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech.

    Aug 29, 2019

    Lawmakers commemorated the 56th anniversary of civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech. In commemorating the speech - one of the major historic moments of the civil rights movement - lawmakers said the anniversary of King's remarks underline the need to rectify racial inequities and work to make political rhetoric more civil. "In 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his 'I Have a Dream' speech at the #MarchOnWashington to nearly a quarter-million people. 56 years... Full story

  • Michigan Legislator - Robert Wittenberg, Working at the State Level to Stop Gun Violence

    Renee Summers|Aug 29, 2019

    When news of a mass shooting breaks, Americans, glued to their televisions, shake their heads and wring their hands, asking, "What can be done?" According to National Public Radio (NPR), 17 states currently have Extreme Risk Protection Orders (ERPO), also known as red flag laws in place, which allow for family members or law enforcement to petition a judge to remove firearms from the possession of someone deemed to be a risk to themselves or others, effectively preventing such tragedies. In... Full story

  • Annual Community Prayer Walk hits the streets of River Rouge

    LaShanna Stinson, Contributing Columnist|Aug 29, 2019

    The streets of River Rouge city was flowing with love and appreciation on this past Saturday as they continue to come together and believing that things will get better. When you have people approaching you for prayer with tears running down their faces and trusting that you can get a prayer through for them it speaks volume. There were young men and women touching and agreeing, praying for the people as well as 9 year old LaDreme Stinson seeing her friends on the street and began to pray with... Full story

  • Curtis Williams, Reverend, Doctor, Businessman

    Xavier Jones, Telegram Media Specialist|Aug 29, 2019

    Curtis Williams is a simple man of God, but his character and credentials helps to understand him on a deeper level. Curtis Williams is an experienced business owner who earned the title of Reverend, Pastor, and Doctor. The native Detroiter finished his high school education at Highland Park in 1975. His marriage to Ecorse native Joyce Turner (Williams) is what brought him Downriver. Reverend Williams was called to ministry at the age of seventeen. His gift granted him access to preach in other... Full story

  • It's time to get active in your community

    Gina Steward, CEO|Aug 29, 2019

    Well, summer is coming to an end. It is time for the youth to go back to school. Some are going to college and some are going to elementary. That will free up some time for most parents to take some time for themselves. I encourage each parent to take some ME Time. You may ask what is ME Time. That is when you focus on yourself. I know that is hard to do. However if you don’t take some time for yourself your body has a way of letting you know that you should have. (It will shut down on you) W... Full story