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  • Biden-Harris Administration Celebrates Juneteenth with Concert and New Initiatives to Honor Black History

    Stacy M. Brown, NNPA National Correspondent|Jun 13, 2024

    Biden-Harris Administration Celebrates Juneteenth with Concert and New Initiatives to Honor Black History...

  • Michigan Fashion Week

    Xaiver Jones, Telegram News Media Specialist|Jun 13, 2024

    Michigan Fashion Week is a four day event that brings the best out of Michigan's fashion community. Veteran, active, and student designers showcase their work for experts and consumers. For twelve consecutive years, Loren Hicks has worked to bring us Michigan Fashion Week. Michigan Fashion Week is designed to provide the bridge between fashion designers, models, photographers, model agencies, make-up and hair stylists, and entrepreneurs in the beauty, and fashion industry to consumers and...

  • America's Music Fabric has been Influenced by Black Music, June is Black Music Month

    Clifton R Kirkman II, Telegram News Reporter|Jun 6, 2024

    The month of June, in America celebrates not only Juneteenth but Black Music Month too. Dating back to 1979, out of the White House, President Jimmy Carter gave recognition of Black musical influences, that have been essential to our nation's musical archives and cultural heritage. From that point until now, the legacy continues and annually, by presidential proclamation, it serves as a reminder to all. Blacks in America have created, fostered and over time, have given inspiration to various...

  • City of Ecorse Hosts Second Annual Downriver MotorCity Jazz Series at John Dingell Riverfront Park

    Dichondra Johnson, City of Ecorse|May 30, 2024

    Ecorse, MI – May 21, 2024 –- The City of Ecorse is excited to announce the return of the highly anticipated second annual Downriver MotorCity Jazz Series, taking place every Saturday from June 1st to July 6th at the beautiful John Dingell Riverfront Park, 4459 West Jefferson. This free community event promises an exceptional fusion of world-class music, local culture, and summer fun along the scenic Detroit River. The Downriver MotorCity Jazz Series is a key element of the city's efforts to boo...

  • The 34th Grand Prix will take over the Streets of Downtown Detroit

    Telegram Staff|May 30, 2024

    The 34th Grand Prix event in the City's history will return to the 1.7-mile, nine-turn Streets of Downtown Detroit circuit that runs along the award-winning Detroit Riverwalk, May 31-June 2, 2024. With new viewing options and entertainment packages, fans can purchase tickets at www.DetroitGP.com/Tickets or through the event's Ticket Hotline at 866-464-PRIX (7749). Building off the momentum of a tremendously successful return to the Streets of Downtown Detroit last summer, the Chevrolet Detroit...

  • Anthony Stanco: The Language and Representation of Jazz

    Xaiver Jones, Telegram Media Specialist|May 23, 2024

    When Anthony Stanco leaves home in the morning he represents himself, and the family he created. He represents the Sicilian family who started in this country as produce farmers. Stanco represents the city of Frazier Michigan, and the country of America as a whole. Ultimately, Jazz is the driving force that Anthony Stanco represents. The genre and his trumpet have allowed him to feed his family and travel the world. Anthony's music career started like many. As a child in music class striving to...

  • Detroit NFL Draft 2024 Kick-Off: Event 24 Charity Gala, The Legacy of Mel Farr "Our Superstar"

    Clifton R Kirkman II, Telegram Reporter|May 2, 2024

    What a way to honor a father's legacy. Event 24, Charity Gala, Fashion and Comedy Show ignited the hearts of Detroiters and NFL enthusiasts alike. On Wednesday, April 24, 2024, it was a night of entertainment and tribute to sports legend and Detroit businessman, Mel Farr Sr. Mel Farr Sr.'s Adult Children honored their father's presence, on the field and throughout the city of Detroit. Held at the newly renovated One Mike Detroit venue, guest arrived in Detroit's best dressed. Fashion for the eve...

  • Films In The Hood: A Telegram Film Review: "Rouge"

    Xaiver Jones, Telegram News Media Specialist|Apr 18, 2024

    The Freep Film Festival is a film festival produced by the Detroit Free Press. The event is worked in tandem with Michigan.com the papers business and events branch. The documentary film festival showed from April 10th through 14th throughout different venues in the Detroit area. The film, Rouge. Kicked off the pageant of cinema on its opening night at the Detroit Institute of Arts. Rouge is produced and directed by Mohamed "Hamoody" Jaafar. Jaafar is a native of Downriver, a historian, and an e...

  • Andre Batts: Detroit's Black Comic Book Pioneer

    Xaiver Jones, Telegram Media Specialist|Feb 29, 2024

    Media representation has plagued the black community since before the invention of the television and movie camera. The community has been depicted as lazy, ugly, violent, and all around degenerates. This has been executed for propaganda and entertainment for entities who never tried to understand the experiences of African Americans. Over the years, artists from the community have tried their best to even the playing field. For decades, Andre Batts has cultivated his own field. The 1980s were...

  • The Color Purple (2023)

    Clifton R Kirkman II, Telegram News Reporter|Jan 4, 2024

    Have you seen the movie that many have been waiting for? It's here and has been in theatres for two weeks now! The Color Purple (2023) takes the classic film and masterfully combines the Broadway musical with the legendary book, by author Alice Walker. The film tells the tale of love and resilience of one woman's journey to independence, that spans over a decade long in the rural South, during the 1900s. The new film is an American coming-to-age period of drama film directed by Blitz Bazawule...

  • 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 HipHopDX.com, 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...

  • Hollywood Stars and Executives Unite in Plea for Hostage Release Amid Israel–Hamas Conflict

    Stacy M. Brown, NNPA National Correspondent|Oct 26, 2023

    A coalition of prominent Hollywood figures, including Chris Rock, Diddy, and Tiffany Haddish, have penned an impassioned letter to President Joe Biden, expressing gratitude for his leadership during the Israel-Hamas conflict. The group of Hollywood power players connected to the recently launched website "No Hostage Left Behind" also urged continued attention to the hostages in Gaza in the letter. The letter opened with a note of relief at the recent release of American and Israeli hostages. It...

  • It's Pizza Time with the Weslyn A. Bennett Foundation

    A Garrett|Oct 5, 2023

    INKSTER - The Weslyn A. Bennett Foundation held its second annual Kids and Cooking event on Saturday September 16th, 2023, at the Leanna Hicks Public Library in Inkster MI. The children were excited as they were able to be fitted with special custom made Weslyn A. Bennett Foundation chefs' hats. They got aprons and received raffle prizes. In addition, they received pizza tattoos and decorated pizza ornaments so you can figure out they made pizza! Kids were welcomed and entertained by the Pizza M...

  • Ally Celebrates 5th Year of 'Moguls in the Making' Pitch Competition

    Sep 14, 2023

    For the fifth year, Ally and the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, the largest organization exclusively representing the Black College community, are hosting Moguls in the Making, a pitch competition offering 60 students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities the opportunity to learn vital business skills, while competing for valuable scholarships and paid internships. "This is our fifth year celebrating the innovation and entrepreneurship of over 200 HBCU students, whose successes...

  • McDonald's Inspiration Celebration Gospel Tour Coming to Historic Fox Theatre

    Sep 7, 2023

    DETROIT, MI. – (Sept. 6, 2023) – McDonald's of Michigan is proud to announce the Inspiration Celebration Gospel Tour is making its triumphant return to Detroit. This year's tour, proudly presented by McDonald's Black & Positively Golden initiative, promises to be an uplifting and soul-stirring experience that will leave hearts and spirits soaring. The event will take place at the iconic Fox Theatre in Detroit on Saturday, September 16 at 7pm. The McDonald's Inspiration Celebration Gospel Tour is...

  • Tory Lanez Receives 10 Year Prison Sentence for Shooting Megan Thee Stallion

    Stacy M. Brown, NNPA National News Correspondent|Aug 17, 2023

    After a series of delays, legal maneuvers, and tumultuous proceedings that have stirred controversy within and beyond hip-hop, a California judge has sentenced rapper Tory Lanez to 10 years in prison for shooting Megan Thee Stallion. The sentencing comes after a Los Angeles jury, in December, found Lanez guilty of all three charges linked to the July 2020 shooting in Hollywood Hills. Lanez, who pleaded not guilty, was convicted of assault with a semi-automatic firearm, possession of a loaded...

  • WORDSEARCH

    Telegram Staff|Aug 3, 2023

    https://mywordsearch.com/769759/TELEGRAM-NEWSPAPER-CITIES... Full story

  • Shakespeare in Detroit, Sponsored by The Gilbert Family Foundation, Presents Techno Tempest

    Jul 27, 2023

    DETROIT, July 25, 2023 –The trailblazing Shakespeare in Detroit, a local non-profit organization bringing open-air plays to the city, today announced it will debut a Techno music-inspired version of William Shakespeare's The Tempest in downtown Detroit this August 11, 12, 13, 18, 19 & 20. The shows will begin at 7:30 p.m. and will be held in Campus Martius Park. The event offers free admission for all, thanks to the Gilbert Family Foundation, who is leading the efforts to bring this e...

  • Inkster Summer Music Festival

    Clifton R Kirkman II, Telegram Reporter|Jul 20, 2023

    The stage was set all weekend long for the anticipated Inkster Summer Music Festival. Located on Inkster Rd, north of Michigan Ave, the festival featured a lineup of local and renowned artists from various genres. Altogether, the lineup and the entire festival was curated to ensure that all festival goers would have an electrifying experience, including children. Upon entering the festival,there was an area dedicated to the Kids Zone. It was an area where games, rock climbing, inflatable activit...

  • Huron-Clinton Metroparks Are Yours to Enjoy

    Renee Summers, Telegram Reporter|Jul 20, 2023

    The Huron-Clinton Metroparks consists of 13 individual parks spread out over five counties in southeast Michigan. The Huron-Clinton Metropolitan Authority which administers the Metropark system was approved by the Michigan State Legislature in 1939 and Metroparks began popping up throughout Livingston, Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw, and Wayne Counties. The parks currently offer nearly 25,000 acres of woods, water, and recreational facilities for residents to enjoy and receive roughly 7 million...

  • GREAT LAKES INSPIRED EVENT SET FOR JULY 27 AT THE DETROIT RIVER INTERNATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE

    STEPHANIE PRECHTER|Jul 13, 2023

    Great Lakes Inspired is an informal partnership of Great Lakes artists, managers and advocates seeking to strengthen and promote links between Great Lakes arts and science as a way of inspiring Great Lakes stewardship. We seek to educate the public on the science behind the healing properties of water, particularly the Great Lakes, using art as a vehicle. Our speaker series is now based at the Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge. Join us for our first in-person event on Thursday, July...

  • The Aretha Franklin Amphitheatre Spotlighted During African American Appreciation Music Month

    Clifton R Kirkman II, Telegram Reporter|Jun 29, 2023

    Detroit has some of the most iconic and legendary people, buildings and venues in the world. Seated right off the shore of the Detroit River, lies a majestic 6,000 person waterfront venue, called the Aretha Franklin Amphitheatre. A cultural jewel, it is a destination of choice for many recording artists and entertainment superstars from around the world, said, The Aretha. For many years, it was known as Chene Park Amphitheatre, until the death of Detroit's own, Queen of Soul, the late, Aretha Fr...

  • Detroit Showed Out for Detroit Gospel Journey's 5th Anniversary and Live Recording

    Clifton R Kirkman II|Jun 22, 2023

    Detroit Gospel Music lovers and fans had a Holy Ghost good timeat the Detroit Gospel Journey's5th Anniversary Celebration and Live Recording, under the direction ofMarcel West. Hosted by Minister Kurt Carr of the Kurt Carr Singers and Detroit's own Evangelist Staffy Blakely, held at Greater Grace Temple the City of David, under the visionary and leadership of Bishop Charles H. Ellis, III. The celebrationhad around 1000 attendees from Detroit and other surrounding areas. DGJ's live recording was...

  • June is African-American Music Appreciation Month, Let's Celebrate

    Clifton R Kirkman II, Telegram Reporter|Jun 15, 2023

    It's time to celebrate African-American Music Month, the history behind it and the contribution that it continues to give to our nation and world. Started in June 1979 as Black Music Month by President Jimmy Carter, every year since then, the month pays homage to our legends, our sound and our creativeness in our music. Where does that come from you might ask?Well, it is all rooted in African rhythms that have been passed down by our ancestors from Africa. You often hear from other cultures,...

  • Legendary Hip-Hop Icons Run-DMC to Headline Star-Studded Concert Celebrating 50th Anniversary of the Genre at Yankee Stadium

    Stacy M. Brown, NNPA National News Correspondent|Jun 8, 2023

    In a historic event that will pay homage to the roots of hip-hop, the legendary Yankee Stadium in the Bronx will host a star-studded concert commemorating the 50th anniversary of the genre. Live Nation, the prominent entertainment company, has announced that the much-anticipated celebration, aptly named "Hip-Hop 50 Live," will take place on August 11, symbolizing the day that hip-hop culture was born. The concert holds even greater significance than initially anticipated. It could be the final...

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