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Charles H. Wright Museum Celebrates Jazzy:

Jazz music in Detroit, is oftentimes overlooked and overshadowed by New York, New Orleans and Chicago, but it does have a deep-rooted connection to this city. Now until February, the Charles H....


An Evening With Dr. Banks and WGPR

"We want this to be the third most important cultural center in Detroit," says Kenneth Hollowell. He is speaking of The William V. Banks Broadcast Museum and Media Center, located in WGPR-TV studio,...


Jay Z and Beyoncé Continue Adding to Their Legacy of Giving Back

Popular music's most powerful couple continue to make power moves. And, even when their good deeds are a year old, the significance never fades. Twitter and other social media users are again gushing...


Detroit Filmmaker Awards Honors Best In City Movies

The Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, the place that housed this year’s Academy Awards, is a beautiful, venerable venue. But on Sunday night, the Dolby didn’t hold a candle to Detroit’s own Charles...


Black History, Black Music and Black Excellence

Black History Month is a cause of great celebration and remembrance of Black Excellence. However, you cannot do so, without diving into the world of Black Music. In the twentieth and twenty-first...


FILM REVIEW: The Best Films of 2021

In 2021, the box-office did not disappoint with outstanding films on the big screen and streaming apps like Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu and Apple TV +. Films like Jane Campion's The Power of the Dog,...


Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Honors Pioneers in Music

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 2021 Inductees recently celebrated the most diverse list of inductees in the history of the organization. Among those honored included Tina Turner, LL Cool J, Billy...



LOS ANGELES – Grammy-award-winning recording artist and activist Lecrae is providing the blueprint for building a financial legacy through his new web-series, The Experience, powered by Experian....


Detroit Jazz Festival Presented by Rocket Mortgage Pivots to Virtual

DETROIT – The Detroit Jazz Festival presented by Rocket Mortgage, the world's largest (and best) free jazz festival in the world, today announced a pivot to a virtual format that will be streamed...


The Detroit Institute of Arts Seeks Community Participants For 2022 Inside|Out Installation

he Detroit Institute of Arts' (DIA) popular Inside|Out program is searching for communities, downtown development authorities and arts organizations in Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties interested...


Westland Blues, Brews & BBQ Features Some of Michigan's Finest Craft Beers

Westland, MI - Michigan ranks 6th in the country for the number of breweries, micro-breweries and brew pubs. The industry, which consists of more than 200 brewing factories, contributes nearly $7...


Exhibit Showcasing Jim Henson's Life's Work on Display at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn

The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited is currently on display at The Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn through September 6, 2021. The traveling exhibit has been making the rounds across the...


Detroit Native Rio Souma Speaks about His Journey and How It Feels Being on Season 19 of NBC The Voice

In recent years, on television, there are many different types of singing competitions. Some, have left the fate of the contestant solely in the hands of celebrity judges, while others, have the audie...


Long-awaited Tenet Finally Opens in Michigan Theaters Today

After weeks of playing in movie theaters in other parts of the country, Tenet has finally opened in Michigan. Was the long wait worth it, or is this highly-anticipated movie just a case of too much...


Tamar Braxton Breaks Silence On Alleged Suicide Attempt:

Two weeks after she attempted to take her own life, Tamar Braxton is speaking out, thanking fans, God and more for the support as she walks through this difficult journey with mental illness and...


Russell Simmons Leads Hip-Hop Elite in Praising New Police Reform Legislation

In the wake of the police killing of George Floyd, the hip-hop community has rallied behind proposed new legislation to reform American policing. Def Jam Founder Russell Simmons has led a coalition... Full story


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


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