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Articles from the November 1, 2018 edition

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  • Ecorse Tackles the Problem of Blight with New Development

    Renee Summers, Telegram Reporter|Nov 1, 2018

    Ecorse Mayor Lamar Tidwell grew up in Ecorse. He remembers when the city was an attractive place to live and do business. Tidwell remembers from his younger days that when homes were put up for sale, they always sold quickly. Such homes were well-kept, the lawns were cared for, and the exterior of the property was clean. But Mayor Tidwell says he sees a different Ecorse today. Tidwell says a number of factors play into the state of the city's appearance today. He says homeowners in both Ecorse... Full story

  • Kemeny Center has Grand Re-Opening

    Gina Steward, Telegram Staff|Nov 1, 2018

    The Kemeny Recreation Center in Southwest Detroit was re-opened during a festive ceremony on Saturday, October 27, 2018. The Center reopened thanks to a $9.5 million renovation by the City of Detroit. Located in the Boynton neighborhood, the renovation and expansion includes: * A new gymnasium * New multi-purpose rooms; facilities for sports, fitness and other activities; and a new kitchen * A new parking lot * New electrical, mechanical and roof systems throughout The old building was 20,826... Full story

  • Our parents lied to us: Names do hurt, particularly when used by the political Right

    Bill Fletcher, NNPA Columnist|Nov 1, 2018

    In the immediate aftermath of the discovery of bombs targeted at Democratic political leaders, media outlets and personalities critical of Donald Trump, I found myself thinking about that old rhyme, “…sticks and stones will break your bones, but names will never hurt you…” Well, it turns out that was a lie; names and words do hurt. Trump’s immediate reply to the discovery of the bombs was to call for unity and then, once again, attack the media, as if the media is the source of the growing political tension. Yet what was missing was any ackno... Full story

  • Okay, let's take a collective deep breath

    James Abeare, Telegram Columnist|Nov 1, 2018

    Let us understand this right now. President Trump is not to blame for the synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh or the sending of fake bombs to the Democratic leadership around the country. Any more than Bernie Sanders has to do with last year’s shooting of congressman Steve Scalise at a Republican softball practice. The people that performed these acts are the ones at fault. So quit blaming the President, the news media, whatever and put the blame where it belongs. The perpetrators. The main stream... Full story

  • Shut- Up and Dribble documentary comes to Showtime

    Nov 1, 2018

    Showtime's much anticipated 3-part documentary series "Shut Up and Dribble" gets its debut Saturday night (Nov. 3). Directed by Gotham Chopra, "Shut Up and Dribble" looks at the changing role of NBA athletes in our current cultural and political environment - and it was inspired by the widely reported criticism of an interview in which basketball superstar LeBron James discussed his feelings about President Donald Trump. The criticism started in February, when Fox News talk show host Laura Ingra... Full story

  • Wayne-Westland Community Schools Offers Free Meals to all Students

    Nov 1, 2018

    yne – Wayne-Westland Community Schools (WWCS) has announced that all K-12 students will be able to receive free breakfast and lunch. The Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) allows schools in low-income areas to provide free breakfast and lunch to all students without the burden of collecting free and reduced applications from families. The opportunity for all students to receive free lunch will help diminish the negative stigmas associated with free or reduced lunches. Instead of constantly t... Full story

  • Rainbow PUSH and General Motors Award Twenty-One Scholarships

    Nov 1, 2018

    DETROIT – During the 19th Annual Rainbow PUSH/CEF Global Automotive Summit's Business and Education Awards Luncheon, 21 deserving Michigan students, with a majority attending college in Michigan, will share in scholarships totaling $165,000 for the 2018-2019 school year. Since 2011, General Motors has granted more than $1,000,000 in assistance through Rainbow PUSH-Excel scholarship programs. The luncheon begins at noon on November 2, 2018, at the Motor City Casino Hotel and Conference Center i... Full story

  • Voter Education Forum Held in Inkster

    Renee Summers|Nov 1, 2018

    The League of Women Voters of Northwest Wayne County held a voter education forum focusing on three ballot proposals appearing on the November 2018 voter ballot in Michigan. The event was hosted by the Western Wayne County NAACP and the Inkster Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. The forum was held at Springhill Missionary Baptist Church in Inkster on Tuesday evening, October 23. Paula Bowman, Vice President of the Western Wayne County branch of the League of Women Voters (LWV),... Full story

  • Inkster Police Department host final Movie Night of the season

    Nov 1, 2018

    The Inkster Police Department hosted its final free Movie Night of the season on Friday, Oct. 19. The special event took place in the Inkster Police Department parking lot, located at 26279 Michigan Ave. For the special Halloween edition, residents were encouraged to attend in costume. The movie for the night was the 2006 animated hit Monster House. Free refreshments, including popcorn, hot dogs and snow cones, was provided for attendees. Many children came out dressed in their costumes and had... Full story