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  • Detroit City Council Greenlights $200,000 Facial Recognition Contract

    Scott McClallen, The Washington Examiner|Oct 1, 2020

    The Detroit City Council on Tuesday approved a contract supporting facial recognition in Detroit, even after a vast majority of public comments were in opposition to the measure. The measure, approved by a 6-3 vote, approves spending $219,984 to cover costs associated with upgrades and maintenance. The council's vote was preceded by a morning protest and an hour of public comment from residents opposing facial recognition, arguing the technology is "racist." The contract with Dataworks Plus LLC...

  • New Veterans Memorial Salutes Veterans in Wayne

    Renee Summers, Telegram Reporter|Oct 1, 2020

    On September 30, Wayne City officials held a ribbon-cutting and flag raising ceremony at the new Wayne Veterans Memorial. Attending the event were community members, city officials, donors to the project, and veterans, some of whom are employed by the city of Wayne's Department of Public Works. Plans for the new memorial came into existence in 2016 when discussion was raised on refurbishing the city's Peace Memorial located next to the Wayne Library. Area veterans indicated they wanted a...

  • Rouge residents must speak out

    Gina Wilson Steward, Publisher CEO|Oct 1, 2020

    RIVER ROUGE – A public hearing is when the citizens of a city are able to voice their comments on a certain issue that will affect the city. A public hearing must be published in a newspaper two weeks before the hearing date. Most notices for River Rouge are published in the Telegram Newspaper. However, this one was not. I would like to inform the citizens of River Rouge that a public hearing will be held on Monday, October 5th at 4:00pm in the City Council Chambers. The purpose of the Public He...

  • White Man Seeks Forgiveness In Attack On Black Family's Home

    Associated Press|Oct 1, 2020

    WARREN, Mich. (AP) - A white man accused of firing shots into the home of a Black suburban Detroit family who put a Black Lives Matter sign in their front window asked for forgiveness during a court hearing Thursday. Michael Frederick Jr., 24, made the remarks after being given a moment to speak about bond. He was appearing by video in Warren District Court for arraignment on charges including ethnic intimidation. Frederick told Judge Michael Chupa that he wanted Eddie and Candace Hall to...

  • "Losers"???!!!

    Bill Fletcher, NNPA Columnist|Oct 1, 2020

    Anyone who has followed the career of Donald Trump can only be but so surprised by the allegations that he has demeaned military veterans and fallen fighting men and women. The allegations, which included the identification of fallen soldiers as losers and suckers, follows a pattern of disrespect for those who have made personal sacrifices. In fact, it corresponds to the entire transactional nature of Trump’s relationship with nearly everyone. When I first heard the story, on the Rachel Maddow Show (MSNBC), my mouth dropped. I could not believe...

  • Westland Bakery Celebrates Grand Opening

    Renee Summers, Telegram Reporter|Oct 1, 2020

    Last week, Governor Gretchen Whitmer declared September 20th to 26th to be Michigan Small Business Week. In Michigan, small businesses comprise over 98% of all businesses, and employ roughly half of the state's workers. In Westland, the small business model is alive and kicking as the city celebrated a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony at Homestead Kitchen on Tuesday, September 22. The owner of Westland's newest baked goods shop, Catrina Staats, says she got her start in the baking busin...

  • September is National Sickle Cell Awareness Month,

    Clifton R Kirkman II, Telegram Reporter|Oct 1, 2020

    It's not every day that a child born into this world grows up with the reality, knowing that they may not live past the age of 40. Imagine being a parent and being told by doctors, that your child's lifespan will be shorten because they were born with a genetic illness called, Sickle Cell Anemia. A heartbreaking reality, it is, at that very moment. How will you guide your child through life? How will you treat them? Will they make it to their 18th birthday? Will they experience graduating...

  • Inkster Police have Implicit Bias Training

    Dominique Madden|Oct 1, 2020

    Inkster Police Chief William Riley knows the importance of having training to keep his staff and the community safe. Over a two day period, the entire department went through Implicit Bias training. The training was conducted by Omar Neal, whose has trained over 100, 000 people. He knows first hand what is required as he is a former police officer and mayor of Tuskegee Alabama. "The focus of the class is to get the officer to understand how their unconscious bias may animate their activities...

  • Find a Job or Reinvent Yourself with a New Career

    Renee Summers, Telegram Newspaper Reporter|Oct 1, 2020

    If you are searching for a new career and have reliable transportation, the Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (JATC) for the Pipefitting Industry and Pipefitters, Steamfitters, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Service Local Union 636 will be accepting applications for their apprenticeship program from October 5 through October 16, 2020. Applications will be accepted from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday; from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday; from 9 to 11 a.m....