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Articles from the November 7, 2019 edition

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  • River Rouge Head Football Coach- Corey Parker: A Ten Year Review

    Xaiver Jones, Telegram Media Specialist|Nov 7, 2019

    Football is a vital piece in the puzzle that's Corey Parker's life. It served as an outlet for him at St. Martin Deporres High School; where playing the safety position kept his mind and intentions clear. After high school, football gave Parker the opportunity to further his education at Eastern Michigan University. During his time in Ypsilanti; he was able to learn the game, travel the country, and develop skills that he didn't know will carry him to the future. River Rouge was a city known... Full story

  • Western Wayne County NAACP Branch Host 22nd Annual Freedom Fund Dinner

    Dominique Madden, Telegram Contributing Reporter|Nov 7, 2019

    Fund Dinner is in the books. Keynote Speaker, Michigan Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist II gave the attendees the charge to get involved and let their voices be heard. On Sunday, Nov. 20th, the Prestige Banquet Hall in Allen Park, Michigan was filled with people of all ages from the youngest members Gabrielle Overman (2 years old) and Parker Johnson (3 years old) to 98 year old Roy Wilson, the Lifetime Achievement Honoree. What was also encouraging was the number of Millennials that were in... Full story

  • Governor Whitmer Signs Bipartisan Bills to Raise the Age for Juvenile Offenders

    Nov 7, 2019

    LANSING. – Today Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed 18 bills as part of the "Raise the Age" legislative package, which passed with overwhelming bipartisan support, to raise the age of who is considered an adult under the criminal justice system from 17 to 18 years old. "I'm proud that Michigan has joined 46 other states in ending the unjust practice of charging and punishing our children as adults when they make mistakes," Whitmer said. "These bills will strengthen the integrity of our justice sys... Full story

  • Black Teen Suicide Reaches Historic Highs

    Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Correspondent|Nov 7, 2019

    African American teenagers in the United States historically have had lower suicide rates than their white counterparts – until now. A new study analyzing suicide among American teens by a team led by researchers at the McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research at New York University have uncovered several troubling trends from 1991 to 2017, among Black high school students in particular. Researchers discovered that between 1991 and 2017, there has been an increase in the number of A... Full story

  • Everything To Know About Byron Allen's $20 Billion Racial Discrimination Lawsuit Against Comcast

    News One|Nov 7, 2019

    Media mogul Byron Allen is currently in a major fight against Comcast and Charter Communications with a $20 billion lawsuit. The CEO of Entertainment Studios is suing the entities for not distributing his networks, claiming racial discrimination as a factor. Allen - who now owns networks like The Weather Channel and has recently acquired 11 local TV stations affiliated with CBS, NBC and ABC - is currently going on shows like The Breakfast Club to support his cause. Allen's fight against Comcast...

  • Series Feature: My Journey Towards Fitness Part 2 By Renee Summers Telegram Reporter

    Renee Summers, Telegram Reporter|Nov 7, 2019

    I have officially been working out at Westfit Fitness and Nutrition Center for one month. I am following the eating plan set up for my by Westfit Owner Mike Toler. I am in the gym three days each week, using the exercise machines, and get out on my own at least once a week for a brisk 45-minute walk. What I am doing now is working. At my last weigh-in on October 25, I had lost 10 pounds, along with two and a half inches from my hips. My face and neck are visibly thinner. When I first began... Full story

  • Ramone Jackson and Detroit's Resources

    Steven Malik Shelton, Telegram|Nov 7, 2019

    5 year-old Black man, Ramone Jackson, has spent most of his life living in Detroit and he is intense when discussing how city government has failed the people it is supposed to represent. Jackson is convinced that, given the nearly $825 million dollars Detroiters contribute to the budget every year[1] along with hundreds of millions of dollars in federal grants the city has received during mayor Duggan's administration[2], its residents should not be living in such destitution and squalor. Jack... Full story

  • High school coach gets suspended for winning

    James Abeare, Telegram Columnist|Nov 7, 2019

    A Long Island, New York, high school football coach was suspended for winning-and winning big time. The final score was 61-13. Now if you are a follower of American college football a score like that happens frequently. In fact it may be encouraged to move up in the polls to make the college football playoffs. But to suspend a coach for a game for doing what he is supposed to do, WIN, seems somewhat unamerican. People haven’t been this upset over a win since the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team bea... Full story