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Articles from the September 20, 2018 edition

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  • Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month

    Sep 20, 2018

    "Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. The observation started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period starting on September 15 and ending on October 15. It was enacted into... Full story

  • Twenty Five Years Of Soul

    Xavier Jones, Telegram Media Specialist|Sep 20, 2018

    Detroit's reputation is a long one. The city is known for electrifying events and festivals. The festivities celebrate cultures and lifestyles seldomly seen in the motor city. When the UniverSoul Circus comes to town the state of Michigan rejoices. Most folks recall the UniverSoul Circus as a monument to their childhood. They remember how it brought their families together for a night that will never escape memory. It's 2018 and the mojo hasn't shifted. The old souls who enjoyed UniverSoul as ch... Full story

  • THRIVE Works Toward a Healthy Garden City

    Renee Summers, Telegram Reporter|Sep 20, 2018

    In Garden City last year, 46 percent of 7th graders believed that regular marijuana use posed little or no health risk. THRIVE, a division of the Garden City Community Coalition, cites this statistic to lend credibility to the suggestion that substance use increases as perception of the harm from use decreases. The Garden City Community Coalition (GCCC) is motivated by various sectors within the community, including the city the police department, hospitals, schools, churches and local... Full story

  • Our Detroit

    Steven Malik Shelton, Telegram Columnist|Sep 20, 2018

    Detroit has historically been a Mecca for Black business. The city is also renowned for great writers, ministers, artists, athletes, musicians, scholars and, of course fighters. And no other record company has approached the vibrancy, popularity and genius of Detroit's legendary Motown. There are few cities that can approach the legacy of industrialization, achievement and ingenuity that remains a part of Detroit. In the 1800's it served as a beacon of freedom and hope for countless enslaved... Full story

  • Grants available for scrap tire cleanups, market development, law enforcement activities

    Sep 20, 2018

    LANSING - . The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) is reminding potential grantees that the department is still accepting applications for grants that promote and support the cleanup and reuse of scrap tires in Michigan. Scrap tires pose a fire risk and a human health risk as mosquito breeding grounds. Through grants, scrap tires can be processed and used in paving products for roads, manufactured products and energy production. The Scrap Tire Cleanup Grant is available for... Full story


    Sep 20, 2018

    In the 242 years of this country's history, we have only seen four African-Americans hold the seat of Governor. Pinckney Benton Stewart Pinchback was the first African American to become governor of a U.S. state. He won election to the Louisiana State Senate in 1868 and became the president pro tempore of the state senate. In 1871, he became the acting Lieutenant Governor of Louisiana upon the death of Oscar Dunn. In the following year of 1872, Pinchback was Governor of Louisiana for 35 days... Full story

  • Wayne County Parks Workers Dedicated to Their Jobs

    Renee Summers, Telegram Reporter|Sep 20, 2018

    Chances are good you've spent some time in Wayne County Parks this summer. Perhaps you attended the Saturdays in the Park in Hines Park, spent time on the Inkster Valley Golf Course, or attended Jazz on the River at Elizabeth Park. Whatever your destination, the time you spent enjoying the outdoors was made possible in part due to the tireless work of a "ghost crew" who keep the county's parks clean and well-maintained. The Wayne County Parks System is comprised of 37 separate parks, including... Full story