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Articles from the November 23, 2023 edition

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  • Inkster Police Department host Senior Safety Summit

    Gina Wilson Steward, Telegram Staff|Nov 23, 2023

    The Inkster Police Department wants all of their residents to be safe, especially their senior citizens. They held a Senior Crime Prevention Summit on Wednesday, November 15th at the Booker Dozier Recreation Center where residents of Inkster could come out and get some tips on how to be safe. There were tips on avoiding phone scams, being safe at home and Chief William Ratliff stressed that he wants to make sure that all of the seniors are protected. Retired Detective Robert Lee spoke about how...

  • T.I. and Tiny Open Affordable Housing Complex in Atlanta

    Stacy M. Brown, NNPA National News Correspondent|Nov 23, 2023

    Hip-hop power couple T.I. and Tiny celebrated the grand opening of their long-awaited affordable housing complex, The Intrada Westside, during a ribbon-cutting ceremony in Atlanta. The complex is in the northwest of the city. According to, it shows how committed the couple is to community development, and it has personal meaning for T.I. because it was once a grocery store where her grandmother shopped. The Intrada Westside boasts 143 apartments and 25 unique units to house...

  • New Housing Project Named for Rev. Dr. Holley

    Detroit Staff|Nov 23, 2023

    Mayor Mike Duggan, City Council President Mary Sheffield, state and city officials and community partners joined the Reverend Jim Holley and MHT Housing Inc. today to celebrate the grand opening of an $18 million affordable housing project located across from Rev. Holley's Historic Little Rock Baptist Church. The development replaces a building that long sat vacant along Woodward Avenue in the Piety Hill neighborhood. The Rev. Dr. Jim Holley Residences brings 60 one-bedroom units designated as s...

  • Thank you supporters of the Telegram

    Gina Wilson Steward, Telegram CEO|Nov 23, 2023

    It’s time to celebrate the 79th Anniversary of the Telegram Newspaper. We consider us to be the Biggest Little Paper in town. There comes a time when you look back over your past and you just say Thank You. I know I do that daily. I thank God for good health, vision, good family, loyal readers and supporters of the Telegram. We have come a long way and my heart just expands when someone calls and tells me that they enjoy reading the articles within the pages of the Telegram. (Yes, some people r...


    Telegram Staff|Nov 23, 2023

    I am thankful for me and my Husband Rod's good health and our marriage. I am also thankful all for the Blessings and lessons that God provides for me each and every day. Martha Bassett My life is a life of gratitude all the time. Although I have a testimony, I am extremely grateful because of God's grace and love for me, that is why I am blessed. I am so grateful for all my loving family, church and friends who care for me and treat me kind. I am thankful to be able to eat food every day and...

  • Smith Chapel puts a twist on family Board Game Inksteropoly - fun and learning about Inkster

    Dominique Madden|Nov 23, 2023

    Well the wait is over! The Inksteropoly board game is here. The members of Smith Chapel AME Church have put together a great commemorative tribute to the City of Inkster. It is just like the Monopoly game, but it contains historical landmarks and Inkster businesses that you know. Get your game today. The game will be a walk down memory lane for Inkster natives, and provided businesses and organizations to still be relevant today and into the future. Purchase a game now and play it with your...

  • Incarcerated Students Make History, Earn Northwestern Bachelor's Degrees

    Chicago Defender|Nov 23, 2023

    Incarcerated students earned their bachelor's degree from a top 10 university for the first time in U.S. history. Through Northwestern University's Northwestern Prison Education Program, 16 students from the Stateville Correctional Center were conferred degrees in front of nearly 300 attendees, including friends and family, Northwestern faculty and fellow Northwestern Prison Education Program students last week. Everyone in attendance witnessed these students participate in the age-old ritual...

  • Don't miss an opportunity to apply for college scholarships

    Telegram Staff|Nov 23, 2023

    There are many scholarships that are available to high school students and college students. Apply for more chances to get money for coll Ahmadi Family Scholarship Eligibility: Any first-generation high school or undergraduate student who has financial need and is the child of immigrant parents may apply for this scholarship. Amount: $2,000 Winners: 4 winners, $500 each Application Deadline: Nov 15, 2023 Scholarship link: Bulchand and...

  • 'United we stand' – but do we?

    Masha Smahliuk, MPA Intern|Nov 23, 2023

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Under the white dome of the Capitol, legislative process is thrown into chaos. As Congresspeople argue about the budget planning, leadership, international intervention, support and so much more, polarization and extremism make it harder and harder to find compromise and hold the center. What does compromise mean? United States Rep. John Moolenaar (R-2nd) said the idea of a center means different things to different people. "I think in a situation where we have a divided...

  • Combatting Diabetes: A Multifaceted Approach to Community Well-Being

    Kimberly Harris, Blue Cross Blue Shield|Nov 23, 2023

    Diabetes is a pervasive health issue in the U.S., affecting nearly 1 in 10 Americans, with an additional 88 million adults at risk of developing the disease. The economic ramifications are staggering, contributing significantly to healthcare costs to the tune of $327 billion annually through both direct medical costs and the toll of reduced productivity. Beyond the financial burden, diabetes often leads to other chronic conditions, including heart disease and kidney problems, compounding challenges for people as they try to manage their...

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