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President Jimmy Carter started Black Music Month June 1979

Though Carter declared June Black Music Month with the event in 1979, and black music institutions celebrated every June thereafter, Black Music Month didn't become an official observation until... Full story


Gallery Sets Up Art Display along Deserted Main Street

The Streets of downtown Wyandotte are quiet, most businesses are closed due to covid-19. Wyandotte is the home of small businesses, usually proprietor run. The hardest hit businesses during these... Full story


The Video Vault: A Look at the Classics

If classic films are your preference and if you have cable or satellite TV, you may already be familiar with Turner Classic Movies (TCM) channel. If not, don't fret. TCM's classic film collection... Full story


Images of Resilience 2020 will be an online photography exhibit with a virtual gallery!

We are looking for images to reflect your understanding of resilience, most especially during these times. COVID-19 has thrown our communities into action as we pivot into a new normal and look for... Full story


Remembering Those We Lost in 2019

Each January it seems only appropriate to remember the noteworthy lives lost the previous year. At the Telegram, we look back at these exceptional lives and recall the contributions they made. On... Full story



PHOTO OF THE WEEK National Christians In Action selected Pastor John Duckworth of Gethsemane Baptist Church in Westland as 2020 Pastor of the Year. Pictured from L to R - Rev. George Williams Pastor... Full story


Local Motown Legends Honored in Hamtramck

In honor of Motown's 60th Anniversary, State Representative Isaac Robinson hosted five legendary Motown artists to receive special honors on Monday, December 30 at The Film Lab Cinema and Cocktail Lou...


Downriver's Secret Weapon: Jaylia Washington

f you're just now tuning into the life of Jaylia Washington, you'll see a composed, multi faceted business women. The first thing you would notice about Jaylia, is her drive and tenacity. If you met... Full story


EXCLUSIVE: Dr. Benjamin Chavis Jr. Visits With a "Strong Bill Cosby"

On the first anniversary of his imprisonment, Bill Cosby received a visit from Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr., the renown civil rights leader and lead-member of the famed political prisoner group known... Full story



Members of the Adult and Youth Branchs of the Michigan NAACP showed ther support for the members of the UAW that are currently on strike.. The participates took time from their 83rd Annual Michigan... Full story


Detroit Youth Choir wins the heart of America

The Detroit Youth Choir left it all on the stage on Tuesday, September 17. That was their final performance on their journey to be named the 2019 America's Got Talent winners. The 52-member choir... Full story


Downriver Wild 'N Out was full of jokes

ECORSE - Nick Cannon's Wild 'N Out has been a television jewel since its premiere in 2005. A platform was created where our favorite up and coming comedians came together and started their careers.... Full story


NNPA Observes Black Music Month, National Homeownership and Juneteenth

In June, the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) joins with millions of other Americans in celebration of Black Music Month and National Homeownership Month. As the trade association... Full story


Red Bull Arts Detroit Viewfinder series:

Detroit has a reputation for talent and history. Detroit's culture of art, style and music will all always thrive. But voices outside the arts have shifted the narrative. Chunks of the lineage has bee... Full story


2019 Motor City Comic Con

To the pop culture fans of Metro Detroit, an event bigger than the super bowl, or NBA Finals has made an appearance in Novi. 2019 Motor City Comic Con expected to rise to the grandiose shenanigans of... Full story


Dearborn Heights Library Puppet Show Fun for All Ages

The world of make-believe is a land of vast possibilities. Jim Moyer, Youth Services Librarian for the city of Dearborn Heights, knows that make-believe and education can sometimes go hand in hand. Mo... Full story


FILM REVIEW: By Dwight Brown

Little is a guilty pleasure. The guilt comes as you watch a 14-year-old actress (Marsai Martin, Black-ish) behaving like a lustful 38-year-old female who flirts with a middle school teacher.It's... Full story


Resident Artist Opening Reception at Red Bull Arts Detroit

On April 12th Detroit came out in a wide artistic lump to support the Artist Residents of Red Bull Detroit. The Artist Residency program is vital to Red Bull Arts Detroit's commitment to the needs of... Full story


Red Bull Arts Detroit:

The Slideshow Series is a program Red Bull Arts Detroit has adapted from it's New York counterpart. The series invites artists, and professionals of all forms to present an area of interest or... Full story


Tyler Perry's A Madea Family Funeral By Dwight Brown NNPA, Newswire Film Critic

Madea's loyal fans have two choices. They can say goodbye to their eccentric Aunty by attending her touring play or wish her adieu at a movie theater. Judging by what's on screen in this anemic... Full story


Red Bull Arts Detroit Hosts Inaugural "Viewfinder" Discussion Series

Three times a year, Red Bull Arts Detroit host an art residency. In which three different artists inhabit the same space to create work for a larger showcase. The Viewfinder Series puts the artists... Full story


2019 Oscars: Black Filmmakers Win Big

The 2019 Academy Awards have come to an end and #BlackGirlMagic and #BlackBoyJoy were in full effect as some of our favorites walked away with gold statuettes, some after a 30-year uphill climb.... Full story


Black Millennials Embrace the Struggle and Message of Rapper 21 Savage

Becoming a well-known hip-hop rapper involves displaying creative genius and talent on the stage and in recording studios. Unfortunately, for some young aspiring hip-hop artists, unjust confrontations with law enforcement appear to be inevitable.... Full story


In the Battle for Peace, Ecorse High School Wins the Latest Round

The battle for peace is continuing in two downriver school districts. Since October 22, 2108, Ecorse High School in the Ecorse Community School District and Robichaud High School in the Westwood... Full story


Hattie McDaniel First African American Oscar Winner

Long before Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and the Internet, Hattie McDaniel knew what it meant to "clap back" against her haters. Upon hearing backlash for film roles where she portrayed a servant ... Full story


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