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  • Hummingbird Bean Soup is Both Flavorful and Convenient

    Renee Summers, Telegram Reporter|Mar 28, 2024

    More than 15 years ago, one of our local Detroit newspaper's food section ran a piece on an easy to make, chili-like soup called Hummingbird Bean Soup. I saved the clipping, tried out the recipe, and Hummingbird Bean Soup has been a household favorite ever since. The recipe originates from a cookbook titled "Truly Unusual Soups" by Lu Lockwood. Never fear, dear reader, for although the soup is filled with plenty of kidney beans, not a single hummingbird is harmed in the making of this delicious...

  • City of Wayne's DDA Egg-Cellent Adventure is Underway

    Renee Summers, Telegram Reporter|Mar 21, 2024

    The city of Wayne Downtown Development Authority (DDA) is preparing some warm weather fun in the city. From March 18 through March 30, Wayne's Egg-Cellent Adventure will take place. "Each week we hide several Golden Eggs around the downtown, outside of businesses," explains Lisa Kubany, Wayne DDA Director of Marketing and Events. "Some eggs have candy but 45 lucky eggs hold a lucky number inside and that number leads them to the Downtown W Market to collect a prize. Prizes can include gift cards...

  • Evaluate Your Diet and Exercise Habits During National Nutrition Month

    Renee Summers, Telegram News Reporter|Mar 21, 2024

    In March, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program is joining with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics to encourage Michiganders to focus on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits during National Nutrition Month. "National Nutrition Month is a time to celebrate the fact that what we eat matters and good nutrition is important for one's entire lifetime," says Tara...

  • National Kidney Month message: Stay healthy, stay covered

    Joyce Williams, National Kidney Foundation - Michigan|Mar 14, 2024

    DETROIT, MICH. – (March 1, 2024) – March is National Kidney Month. The National Kidney Foundation of Michigan (NKFM) encourages everyone to find out their risk for kidney disease and make sure their health insurance coverage is up to date. Are you one of the 33% (one in three) adults in Michigan who are at risk for kidney disease? Right now, you or someone you love could be at risk for kidney disease and not even know it! Take the quiz and find out. Depending on your answers, you'll get ema...

  • Get Your Credit Report in Spanish and Get Empowered

    StatePoint|Mar 7, 2024

    (StatePoint) Knowledge is power, particularly when it comes to understanding your personal credit history. A survey from Experian finds that 25% of U.S. Hispanic-Latinos want to know what information on a credit report means, 45% are interested in learning how to build credit and 50% want to know how to keep their credit score high. New Resources Now, new efforts are being made to support the financial wellness of this growing community. Experian, one of the nation's credit bureaus, has made...

  • It's Election Season, Get to know the Candidates by Reading

    Gina Wilson Steward, Publisher|Mar 7, 2024

    Over the next six months, everyone who is at least 18 years of age will have a chance to use their voice. It's Election season in Michigan. The Primary election will be held in August. However with Early Voting and No Reason Absentee Voting, you can actually cast your vote as early as in the month of June. That is only four months away. During this time period I hope that Democracy will win. As March kicks off Reading Month it is time to start reading about the candidates that will be vying for...

  • Biden Administration Takes Step to Curb Credit Card Fees, Bridge Racial Disparities

    Stacy M. Brown, NNPA National News Correspondent|Mar 7, 2024

    In a move to confront racial disparities in credit terms, the Biden administration has unveiled a proposal to cap credit card late fees at $8, challenging the longstanding issue of "junk fees" that disproportionately affect people of color and minorities. The ambitious plan, announced on Tuesday, March 5, aims not only to alleviate immediate financial burdens for consumers but also addresses the systemic inequities faced by those residing in predominantly Black or African American and Hispanic o...

  • Black History Month holds personal significance for activities supervisor at Beaumont Commons, Dearborn

    Margaret Blohm APR, Marcia Filek Beaumont Commons|Feb 29, 2024

    Dearborn, Mich., February 26, 2024 – Shavon Baker is well known for planning and promoting a vast number of activities year-round for residents on and off the campus of Beaumont Commons, Dearborn – including speakers and programs about Black History month in February. What few residents and staff may know is that Black history holds special significance for Baker, the community's activities supervisor. She is a direct descendant of Frederick Douglass, a leader of the abolitionist movement to...

  • The Secret is Out!! Mascots Revealed at Bowling Green University

    Dominique Madden|Feb 29, 2024

    The Awesome Reveal - The new class of Freddie & Frieda Mascots at Bowling Green University j...

  • Mother Hattie White turns 102 Years Old

    Children of Mother Hattie White|Feb 22, 2024

    "Well, Hello My Child!" is the greeting you receive when you call her on the phone. Mother Hattie (Cross) White of Detroit has been blessed by God to see another year. Our matriarch will turn 102 on Friday, February 23, 2024 Mother White has been such an inspiration to so many. She has a way that makes one feel as if they are the most important person to her. Her love of God exudes through her words, through her generosity, through her care and compassion for all people, and her gentle nature...

  • Maria Gokey turns 98 years old - Spends decades serving the Ecorse Community

    Dominique Madden, Contributing Columnist|Feb 22, 2024

    Maria Gokey may be small in stature, but her words come across huge. She is loved by her family, friends and neighbors and uses her words to encourage them whenever she has a chance. One thing that stands out about Maria is that she has been a servant to the community of Ecorse for decades. She worked at O'Briens grocery store when it was located in Wyandotte and continued at O'Briens when they moved to the City of Ecorse. When she said that she worked in the Meat Department, her daughter,...

  • Stomach Cancer Is Rising in America

    Clifton R Kirkman II, Telegram Reporter|Feb 22, 2024

    Stomach cancer is expected to reach more than 27,000 new cases this year. More than 10,000 deaths are expected, as a result of the disease. Do you know what to expect? Do you know the warning signs and symptoms? Who does the diagnosis affect more? Stomach cancer also known as Gastrointestinal Cancer. According to the National Institute of Health, it also includes liver, esophageal, pancreatic and colorectal cancers. As they continue to remain prevalent, doctors are seeing a continuous increase...

  • Gun Violence Prevention Advocates Urge Lawmakers to Address Root Causes

    Denzel McCampbell, Campaign For A Safer Michigan|Feb 15, 2024

    LANSING, Mich. –– On the anniversary of the tragic Michigan State University shooting and the very day that legislation prompted by the shooting in East Lansing and Oxford came into effect, advocates gathered in Lansing to urge lawmakers to continue their sweeping work to address root causes of gun violence. Members and volunteers with the Campaign for a Safer Michigan visited the offices of members of the Michigan Legislature to uplift the Root Cause Platform, a policy platform that add...

  • The community celebrates Mrs. Claudia's 109th Birthday

    Gina Wilson Steward, Publisher|Feb 15, 2024

    What a joy it was to see Mrs. Claudia Williams last week. On February 7, 2024, she celebrated her 109th birthday. Ms. Claudia, or Granny as she is called by most of the River Rouge and Tri City community really enjoyed her day. She was dressed in pink and was sporting a shimmery crown on her head that was fit for a queen. When we received the text message from Russell about three weeks before her birthday, we knew that we had to clear our schedule for that day. Between Russell and Vicki Dobbins...

  • PHOTO OF THE WEEK

    Feb 15, 2024

    The Western Wayne County NAACP held their February General Membership meeting at the Canton Public Library on Monday, February 12th. Over fifty people from throughout the Western Wayne County area were in attendance....

  • Operation Refuge serving the residents in Inkster and beyond

    Dominique Madden|Feb 8, 2024

    The Telegram News has continued on our DOING THE WORK SERIES. The series will spotlight non-profits in Metropolitan Detroit that are serving the community. This week we set down with Pastor Velma Jean Overman who is the Executive Director for Operation Refuge in Inkster. 1. Provide a brief overview of your organization. Operation Refuge was established in 2008 in the city of Inkster through our church, Christ Temple City of Refuge. This was a time when the housing market turned upside down and...

  • Are Naps Beneficial?

    Clifton R Kirkman II, Telegram Reporter|Feb 8, 2024

    Oftentimes you will hear a person or a group of people say, that they need a trip or that they just need to relax. Well, my response to them is, when's the last time that you've had a nap during the day? I find it to be interesting that if you take a look at nature, many species of animals take naps and several of them during the day. If you can remember, as a child, you took naps and time was carved out during the day specifically, so naps could be taken. Yet, somewhere after kindergarten, it c...

  • The Emergency Room vs Urgent Care, Where to Go When You Are Sick?

    Clifton R Kirkman II|Feb 8, 2024

    It's that time of year when people are not feeling their best! They are dealing with colds, viruses, COVID, and other illnesses of the season. Once you realize that the medicine you have been taking or the vitamins aren't working, do you know where you seek medical treatment? In the distant past, there was only one place to head to and that was the Emergency Room. Today, that is not the only option, there are now Urgent Care Centers in your community. They seem like they are popping up...

  • Glorified Pork Chops Make a Simple Weeknight Dinner

    Renee Summers, Telegram Reporter|Feb 8, 2024

    From the time I was a young wife and mother I have always enjoyed trying something new for dinner. This recipe for Glorified Chops was given to me by a co-worker more than 20 years ago. The recipe itself is basic and I have tinkered with it over the years and offer now what is to me a fairly simple main dish that can appeal to novice cooks or teenagers if you are attempting cooking lessons with them in the kitchen. It uses something many of us keep as a staple in our cupboards-condensed soup....

  • Climate Change Impacts in Detroit "Rain Gardens to the Rescue"

    Erma Leaphart Gouch|Feb 8, 2024

    I'm willing to bet that most people reading this article have noticed that we are experiencing more rain that comes down with greater intensity. In other words, it's raining cats and dogs, causing street flooding, basement backups, and combined sewer overflows. These intense storms are a result of a warming climate. Greenhouse gasses (GHG) trap water moisture in the lower atmosphere, causing clouds to contain much more moisture, returning to Earth as rain or snow. As we continue to pump more...

  • It's Primary Season All Across the USA:

    Clifton R Kirkman II, Telegram Reporter|Feb 1, 2024

    It's the beginning of 2024 United States primary election season. Already, campaigning throughout the country has begun. Some primaries will start on February 3rd, like in the state of South Carolina whereas, some have started by the time you will have read this article. Michigan residents will now vote in the presidential primary on Feb 27th. Make sure to mark it in your calendars. No changes will occur for the cities of River Rouge, Ecorse and Lincoln Park, 25th District Court. The 25th...

  • HAPPY 109TH BIRTHDAY MS. CLAUDIA WILLIAMS

    Clarice Chambers, Contributing Columnist|Feb 1, 2024

    How many people can boast and say that they have a family history of longevity, and that the matriarch of their family is a Centenarian and close to becoming a Supercentenarian. Claudia Patrick Williams is our family matriarch, and she has been able to tell us our family history all the way back to 1865 which we have documented. Also, she is a proud graduate of one of Georgia's HBCU, Albana State University in 1937, that was 87 years ago. On behalf of the Patrick family, I would just like to...

  • Sextortion: A Growing Threat Targeting Minors

    Gabrielle Szlenkier, Detroit FBI|Jan 25, 2024

    Detroit Field Office – The FBI wants to warn parents, educators, caregivers, and children about the dangers of online activity that may lead to the solicitation and enticement of a minor to engage in sexual acts. Sextortion involves an offender coercing a minor to create and send sexually explicit images or video. An offender gets sexually explicit material from the child, then threatens to release that compromising material unless the victim produces more. These offenders are seeking sexual g...

  • MDHHS Reminds Residents to be Aware of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

    Renee Summers, Telegram News Reporter|Jan 25, 2024

    With the arrival of colder weather and the increased reliance on heaters and fireplaces, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) urges Michigan residents to prevent carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning by installing CO detectors and making sure fuel-burning appliances are properly working. Most CO poisonings take place in homes where heat producing appliances are not properly installed, maintained, or vented, including furnaces, water heaters, generators, gas grills, dryers, lante...

  • Tips for Love and Finance in 2024

    Ten Williams, OneUnited Bank President|Jan 25, 2024

    The new year brings new beginnings, which is a great time to focus on love and finances. Whether it's self-love, romantic love or the love of our children, love has an impact on our money. Better to be intentional about the mixture of the two, rather than put our head in the sand and pretend as though they are completely separate. In fact, if our love and finances are not aligned, it could be disastrous! In 2024, here are some tips on how to have a more successful year: Self-Love and Finances...

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