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  • Officers in Breonna Taylor Case Escape Indictment

    Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Senior Correspondent|Sep 24, 2020

    After 194 days, months of protests, and a $12 million civil settlement, the family of Breonna Taylor did not receive the justice they have desperately sought. On Wednesday, Sept. 23, a Grand Jury failed to indict the officers for killing Taylor, while one officer was charged with shooting into an apartment – not Taylor's. "They didn't want to charge anyone with the murder of Breonna Taylor," said Steve Romines, the attorney for Taylor's boyfriend, Kenneth Walker. Officer Brett Hankinson was i...

  • Westland Police Department Launches New Transparency Dashboard

    Renee Summers|Sep 24, 2020

    On Tuesday, September 8, Westland Police Chief Jeff Jedrusik announced a partnership with Altovista Technology to provide the department with a new intelligence risk management software program designed to help prevent policing problems from occurring. The partnership is the latest move by Westland Police to promote law enforcement transparency and build community trust and confidence. The software program, named Arx Alert, allows for two configurable user dashboards; an internal dashboard will...


    Sep 24, 2020

    This is your opportunity to get to know the people that will be on the November ballot. During the month of September, the Telegram News provided candidates that are on the November ballot an opportunity to inform the residents who they are. Here are two more candidates. LISA MARTIN CANDIDATE FOR 34TH DISTRICT COURT JUDGE 1. WHY DID YOU DECIDE TO RUN FOR THIS POSITION? I decided to run for 34th District Court Judge because the people who appear in the court are entitled to have their case heard...

  • As the US surpasses 200,000 Covid-19 deaths, survivors have a message: This is not a hoax

    Sep 24, 2020

    (CNN)Even as the nation surpasses 200,000 Covid-19 deaths, there are still people who think the coronavirus is a hoax. Survivors of the disease and members of victims' families beg to differ and are sharing their very real experiences with the deadly disease. Ann and Marvin Robinson, a married couple in Casper, Wyoming, got the virus almost three months ago. Marvin, 73, still has shortness of breath, and both are battling fatigue. "We have friends who still believe it's a hoax. They think that i...

  • AARP Polls Reveal Top Concerns for Voters 50 and Older

    Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Correspondent|Sep 24, 2020

    More than half of voters 50-years and older in crucial battleground states are worried about contracting the novel coronavirus. At the same time, African Americans are particularly opposed to how President Donald Trump has handled the pandemic, according to extensive polling commissioned by AARP. In Arizona, Florida, Michigan, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin, Benenson Strategy Group and GS Strategy Group surveyed 1,200 to 1,600 likely voters from Aug. 30 to Sept. 8 by landline and...

  • Apply for a Job- Gain a Career

    Renee Summers, Telegram Reporter|Sep 24, 2020

    When Art Van furniture stores closed across the region earlier this year, putting thousands out of work, all hope seemed lost. But into that vacancy stepped Loves Furniture and Mattresses, a furniture chain owned by Dallas-based U.S. Assets. Loves Furniture acquired 18 former Art Van locations in Michigan and will be hiring roughly 1,000 employees to run those stores. Available positions include sales and store operations, which will encompass housekeeping, porters, hostess and clerical...

  • Rest In Peace R.B.G.

    James Abeare, Contributing Columnist|Sep 24, 2020

    Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the liberal lioness of the Supreme Court, died last week. She was 87. She was nominated to the Court by President Bill Clinton in 1993, and stayed on until death. She became part of the liberal wing of the court as it shifted to the right. But ideology did not seem to define her as one of her closest friends became the late conservative Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. President Trump has a short list of replacements for Ginsburg, mostly women, but would like to...


    Gina Wilson Steward, Publisher CEO|Sep 24, 2020

    As Black Reading Month comes to a close, I want to inspire you to continue reading. These thirty days have gone by so fast. I only read one book, "I Tried to Change So You Don't Have To" by Loni Love. I also read four different newspapers and two magazines. It was hard to fit that much extra reading in between my normal reading. I have been a reader since my 4th grade teacher, Mrs. Moore, at Northrup elementary school. We had a weekly competition on who could read the most books. Since I like...