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Articles from the October 18, 2018 edition

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  • Westwood School District's New Superintendent Aims High for Student Achievement

    Renee Summers|Oct 18, 2018

    The Westwood Community School District welcomed Dr. Stiles Simmons as its new superintendent on July 1, 2018. Simmons replaced the retiring Dr. Sue Carnell. Simmons brings with him to Westwood a bounty of experience in the educational field. He began his career as an educator in the Detroit Public Schools District as an elementary school teacher. While in his position there, he became involved with Cub Scouts, serving as a leader and mentor to young boys. While in Detroit, he also served for two... Full story

  • Western Wayne County NAACP 21st Annual Freedom Fund Dinner brought the community together

    Xavier Jones, Telegram Media Specialist|Oct 18, 2018

    The NAACP's Western Wayne County Branch proved its mission of bringing citizens, government officials, community leaders and youth together for an elegant evening with a purpose. The theme for the event was criminal justice in the 21st century. The Woodlands of Van Buren Golf Course on a beautiful day in October was a perfect place for this event. There are many goals that the branch seeks to accomplish. Ticket sales fund expenses and scholarships for students in the Western Wayne County area.... Full story

  • Both sides protest, we just have to quit the violence

    James Abeare, Telegram Columnist|Oct 18, 2018

    Mob: noun 1.a disorderly or riotous crowd of people. 2.a crowd bent on or engaged in lawless violence. 3.any group or collection of persons or things. Why start my column with a definition of the word mob. Because there seems to be trouble, especially in the main stream media on what a mob actually is. A group of people might technically be a mob but most are actually peaceful protesters. People marching through a street, holding signs, holding up traffic, might be aggravating, but are also... Full story

  • Top Ladies of Distinction Chapter Opens Membership Michigan Metro Chapter looking to grow

    Oct 18, 2018

    The Michigan Metro Chapter of Top Ladies of Distinction Inc., is seeking women ages 18 and up who would be interested in joining an organization whose purpose is to give service to the communities in Western Wayne County. The Membership Drive begins on October 15th and is ongoing. The organization wishes to interest and involve women in community service projects that uplift women, children and men in our communities. The Michigan Metro Chapter has been serving the community since 1983. The... Full story

  • Ending Domestic Violence is Everyone's Business

    Shareia N. Carter, Contributing Columnist|Oct 18, 2018

    Often the purple ribbon gets lost in a sea of pink, but it does not diminish the importance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. It is not a glamourous topic, but one that impacts us all. So with that, we will give it a voice. Often what follows in the domestic violence conversation is victim blaming, for example, "why doesn't she just leave or why does she allow it?" Really? The question that should follow is, "why does he abuse her?" It is important to understand that just leaving is not an o... Full story

  • Nationally Published Author, Jennifer Imediegwu, Returns Home

    Oct 18, 2018

    Jennifer Imediegwu, nee Webb, Southwest Detroit native and daughter of June and Crawford Webb is the author of the new book, Letters to Her: Becoming a Woman of Purity, Purpose, and Proverbs 31 Virtue.Jennifer is a 2005 Valedictorian Graduate of Renaissance High School. She continued her education at University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, and received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Public Policy in 2009. Jennifer graduated from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville College of Law in 2013 and is currently a practicing Attorney in Milwaukee,... Full story