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  • Clowns Around Redford Give Back to the Community

    Renee Summers, Telegram Reporter|Aug 30, 2018

    All the world loves a clown," said American songwriter, Cole Porter. But what does the clown think about it? Nancy Opatich, aka "Bubbles" the Clown, may have the answer. Opatich currently serves as president of Clowns Around Redford, a club for those interested in the performance art of clowning. A retired state employee, Opatich has been clowning for more than 30 years. She uses her talent in her community, performing at charitable events, nursing homes and hospitals. In addition, Opatich is... Full story

  • Jay Z, Beyoncé Awarding $1M in Scholarships to 'Exceptional' High School Students

    Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Columnist|Aug 30, 2018

    Popular music's most powerful couple continue to make power moves. Hip-hop superstar Jay Z and his wife, Beyoncé, have announced a new scholarship program that will award 10 scholarships worth $100,000 each to "exceptional" high school seniors who demonstrate financial needs. The award will serve as a dedicated university-based fund for each selected student throughout the duration of the student's enrollment, according to a news release. "This back to school season, students in the On The Run... Full story

  • Episcopalooza Event Gets Inkster's Students Ready for School

    Renee Summers, Telegram Reporter|Aug 30, 2018

    nkster students preparing to return to school in a few weeks got a bit of help with school supplies from an annual community event called Episcopalooza. The event was billed as a back-to-school carnival and was held Saturday, August 18. Episcopalooza is a ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Michigan and was brought to the Inkster community through the efforts of the Rev. Ellis Clifton of St. Clements Episcopal Church in Inkster. The diocese sponsors the event, rotating the location each year.... Full story

  • The Last Rock Show

    Estefania Arellano, Contributing Reporter|Aug 30, 2018

    For fans in the punk scene, November's announcement that this would be the last Warped Tour hit home hard and with it came the trending hashtag #ForeverWarped. For those that aren't familiar with Warped Tour, it is a summer punk festival featuring a handful of stages and a large gathering of music lovers. Warped Tour, though mostly a festival of rock music, has featured artists like The Black Eyed Peas (1999) and Katy Perry (2008). It has also featured contributions to those in need, wherein 3 cans of food or a $5 donation goes to the... Full story


    Aug 30, 2018

    This week marks the 55th anniversary of the pivotal March on Washington. Visit to see pictures and more about the march and enjoy all the links below: History: The March on Washington Originally conceived by renowned labor leader A. Phillip Randolph and Roy Wilkins, Executive Secretary of the NAACP, the historic March on Washington evolved into a collaborative effort amongst major civil rights leaders of the day—drawing about quarter-million people together. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered the exalted “I Hav... Full story

  • Treating Students as if They are Criminals in America's Schools

    Steven Malik Shelton, Telegram Columnist|Aug 30, 2018

    Several years ago, police raided a Detroit high school. 49 students were arrested for loitering and detained at the police station. And in an incident that made international news, a Black five-year-old girl in Florida was handcuffed by police in her kindergarten class, placed in the back of a squad car and driven to the station because she reportedly had a temper tantrum. In Detroit, as well as in many urban centers across America, the sight of police, guards, metal detectors, surveillance... Full story

  • World Health Organization declares bacon as bad for you as smoking

    James Abeare, Telegram Columnist|Aug 30, 2018

    It was all over the internet last week. The World Health Organization came out with it’s final declaration that bacon causes cancer, just as much as smoking. Only the final study came out in the spring and just made the headlines. It probably would have gotten more play, but the main sream media was busy giving Trump negative coverage for anything he did at that time. This finding, probably made the food police quite happy. They have been wanting to get rid of bacon and other processed meats s... Full story

  • Carmeuse Helps Rouge Lay Down The Foundation

    Xavier Jones|Aug 30, 2018

    The City of River Rouge is famous for its industrial influence. This famous influence has made the city what it is today. Steel, iron and other goods have kept Rouge going strong. The city's industrial partners do more than work and go home. Last week Carmeuse Lime and Stone paid their duty to the community and to the students of River Rouge High School. Thanks to the Mineral and Stone Powerhouse the River Rouge Mayor's office was available to collect over a hundred book bags and water bottles.... Full story

  • Tigers #3 Retired Forever

    Butch Davis|Aug 30, 2018

    Alan Trammell, the Detroit Tigers' legendary shortstop, was immortalized in Detroit as the Tigers forever retired his No. 3. The club unveiled his name and number in a pregame ceremony on Sunday, which are now painted on the left-center field wall alongside his teammate Jack Morris and other Tigers who have had their numbers retired. Several of Trammell's former Detroit teammates were on hand for the ceremony, including Lou Whitaker. When Whitaker was called to speak, the fans suddenly shouted... Full story

  • Youth gain access to the technology industry through Summer Associates Program

    Telegram Staff|Aug 30, 2018

    All About Technology has concluded another successful year of its Summer Associates Program which has been in operation for the past 11 years. This program helps youths through internships and job shadows gain meaningful work experience in the technology industry, serving as a foothold for their future careers. For six weeks this summer, five local teenagers, hosted in collaboration with the federally funded City of Detroit's Grow Detroit Young Talent Program, worked on the front lines... Full story

  • Tributes to Aretha

    Dale Rich|Aug 30, 2018

    Photos by Dale Rich - Photo Journalist... Full story

  • It Takes A Village Youth Festival

    Xavier Jones|Aug 30, 2018

    Ebony Elmore took this weekend to host her 5th annual It Takes A Village Community youth event. Families from all over gathered at Memorial Park for art, food, and a school supply giveaway. It Takes A Village serves multiple purposes. It brought the oldest members of the community together to fellowship with their young counterparts. The community gets to operate with vendors who work in literature, health care and culinary arts. Finally it's a day that guarantees happiness and unity.... Full story