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  • Detroiters Want More Influence at Wright African American Museum

    Steven Malik Shelton|Dec 20, 2018

    A Detroit coalition of community groups has demanded that trustees of the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History cancel an exhibit showcasing Thomas Jefferson's Virginia slave plantation, Monticello. A spokesperson for the Black Legacy Coalition is questioning the museum's direction after the resignation of former CEO, Juanita Moore, who retired on July 1st after serving nearly 12 years at the helm of the museum. The Coalition is also calling for increased community representation...

  • Top 10 Reasons Why Jesus is the Reason for the Season

    Dec 20, 2018

    Every Christmas time we see and hear the phrase, "Jesus is the reason for the season". But who is the author of this quote? I've looked high and low and cannot find who first said: "Jesus is the reason for the season". – Anonymous So, if anyone has any insight on when this first appeared in pop culture please share. Nevertheless, let's go onto today's post – The Top Ten Reasons Jesus Christ is the Reason for the Season. 10) The word "Christmas" includes Jesus' last name. – Matthew 1:1 9) We ge...

  • Gretchen Whitmer to be Sworn-in as Michigan's 49th Governor

    Dec 20, 2018

    LANSING – Governor-elect Gretchen Whitmer will be sworn in as Michigan's 49th governor on January 1, 2019. The ceremony, including the oath of office, will take place outside of the Capitol building in Lansing starting at 10:30 a.m. The theme for the inaugural celebration is "Building Bridges Together," underscoring the Governor-elect's commitment to working with a diverse group of stakeholders on the issues most important to Michigan citizens. Lieutenant Governor-elect Garlin Gilchrist II, S...

  • Political Correctness running wild, defies science

    James Abeare|Dec 20, 2018

    The politically correct crowd are starting to loose it. This time a school in England will start teaching children that all genders have periods. Yes, even the boys. Science is now standing on it’s head. The Brighton and Hove city council approved the controversial move to battle the stigma over menstruation. According to the Telegraph Newspaper out of the United Kingdom, this was hailed as a victory for the transgender movement. I didn’t know that menstruation had a stigma. I also didn’t know...

  • Fort Street Presbyterian's Open Door Ministry Supports Homelessness in Detroit

    Renee Summers|Dec 20, 2018

    was a chilly December morning in Detroit. Lashawna Forest just wanted to be someplace warm where the people were friendly. She opened the side door of Fort Street Presbyterian Church and found what she was looking for. Wednesdays are Soup and Sharing Day at the church's ministry program, The Open Door. Established in the mid-1960s, the ministry aims to support the homeless and financially insecure in the downtown area. A small group had already gathered around the large table and Forest joined...

  • Lincoln Park Penny DROP 2019

    Dec 20, 2018

    City of Lincoln Park invites you to their annual New Year's Eve Celebration on Monday, Dec. 31st. The Hands of the City- Lincoln Park: hosts Downriver's New Years Eve event: The 4th Annual Lincoln Penny DROP The event is sponsored by: Hands of the City: Lincoln Park VFW post 552 We invite all of Downriver to come ring in the New Year, with our Lincoln Penny DROP. There will be Two Penny DROPS: Family Time: 8pm (bring the kids) The BIG Drop: Midnight The Fun starts at 7:30pm and the main event...

  • Local Minister Uses His Passion for Music to Reach Others for Christ

    Renee Summers, Telegram Reporter|Dec 20, 2018

    Rev. Willie Cooper can recall as a child that his father would take him on a morning drive in the family car through Inkster. As they traveled through what was then countryside, Cooper remembers looking out the window of the car when his father pointed out the building which housed radio station WCHB, which was at the time the Detroit area's first radio stations directed at an African-American audience. Cooper remembers telling himself as a child, "I'm going to work there one day." His...

  • 'HAPPY 95TH BIRTHDAY HELEN FAIRNOT'

    KB|Dec 20, 2018

    Helen was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan at 7845 Russell St. She has 100 Grandchildren, family and friends from the neighborhood. Helen says that what she want readers of the Telegram to know that she loves people. She most always never meet strangers. She loves to talk on the telephone, can say her ABC's backwards and she loves to listen to records and she have a great collection. She watches Steve Harvey everyday and if he were single..... He would be her third husband. Her employment...

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