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Articles from the December 10, 2020 edition

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  • Michigan State Rep. Cynthia Johnson receiving racist, lynching threats

    Gina Wilson Steward|Dec 10, 2020

    "You should be swinging from a f------ rope, you Democrat," one woman said in a voice mail laced with racial slurs, according to Johnson's Facebook post linking to a recording of the message. This is just one of the voicemails that State Representative Cynthia Johnson, who represents Detroit, have been receiving for over a week now. It all began as she participated in the Michigan House Oversight Committee hearing when President Trump's personal attorney, Rudolph W. Giuliani, attended on...

  • Governor Whitmer Declares Persons With Disabilities Day

    Renee Summers, Telegram Reporter|Dec 10, 2020

    Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed a proclamation declaring December 3 as Day of Persons With Disabilities in Michigan. In 1992, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed an International Day of Persons with Disabilities. The governor's proclamation is intended to emphasize the importance of acknowledging the challenges often faced by those with disabilities in our own state. In Michigan, 27 percent of residents have some sort of disability and face hardship in securing employment, health...


    Gina Wilson Steward|Dec 10, 2020

    This week's BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT is COOP'S CASUAL WEAR. The store is located in Lincoln Park at 1125 SOUTHFIELD RD. (just S. of Fort St.). Coops Casual Wear carries an assortment of stylish casual wear for men and women. Joggings Sets for men size small to 6X; Jogging Sets for Women size small to 2X. Winter boots and shoes for men and women. Tshirts 3 for $12 up to 6X, Black History & Black Lives Matter shirts You can accessorize with purses, hats and scarfs perfume & cologne available Christmas...

  • Detroit Goodfellows Delivering Holiday Cheer for More Than 100 Years

    Renee Summers, Telegram Reporter|Dec 10, 2020

    In 1914, a worker with the Internal Revenue Service in Detroit named James J. Brady happened to get a glance of a cartoon featuring a sad child who had been overlooked at Christmastime. Knowing that families were struggling and the holidays were just around the corner, Brady was motivated to do something to help. "So this gentleman was very inspired by that cartoon and gathered some of his friends and co-workers, who had actually delivered newspapers when they were kids, old newsboys," explains...

  • The gift of positive information Give a subscription to the Telegram Newspaper

    Gina Wilson Steward, Publisher|Dec 10, 2020

    Where do you get your news from? I’m not talking about news outlets that only tell stories about people in your community when they commit a crime. I’m talking about news outlets that tell stories about positive news going on in your community. Aley Haley, writer of the acclaimed book, ‘Roots’, lived by six words, "Find the good and praise it." Each week, the Telegram Newspaper strives to share information about what good people are doing while reporting on positive stories that are happeni...