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  • 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...

  • Black History Month at the Detroit Institute of Arts

    Ryan Bidges|Jan 25, 2024

    The Detroit Institute of Arts is honored to offer a deep, wide-ranging set of programs in February in recognition of Black History Month. From special speakers and visiting artists to educator workshops, incredible Friday Night Live! performers, live music and dance, children's film and storytelling selections, as well as the topics and activities within our usual family arts offerings, nearly everything happening at the DIA in February will highlight and draw attention to the incredible...

  • PHOTO OF THE WEEK

    NAACP, Western Wayne County|Jan 25, 2024

    The Health Committee of the Western Wayne County NAACP kicks off the Mental Health Focus for 2024 by drawing attention to National Hug Day. Hug someone today!!...

  • MLK Jr.'s fight for fair pay resonates with MI service workers

    Farah Siddiqi, Michigan News Connection|Jan 18, 2024

    Michigan food service workers are commemorating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. today, bringing to mind their own, more recent battle for fair wages and benefits. They are among the low-wage workers who got their day in court in December. They are asking for a controversial legal provision known as "adopt and amend" to be ruled unconstitutional, which would allow the state's minimum wage to increase to about $14 an hour. Roquesha O'Neal, a former restaurant worker and member of Restaurant...

  • City of River Rouge Offers Water Bill Amnesty Program

    City of River Rouge|Jan 18, 2024

    The Mayor and City Council will again offer the Past-Due Water Bill Penalty Amnesty Program. Anyone that has a past due water bill from 2023 or before that pays the amount In Full after receiving their letter so that it doesn't transfer to their taxes will have the penalties that were added thru the year forgiven and removed from the account. The past due amount HAS to be paid in full completely for the penalty forgiveness. They need to bring in the letter that they received in the mail to show...

  • Meaningful ways to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day at any age

    Grateful|Jan 11, 2024

    Every year on the third Monday in January, the nation celebrates the birthday (January 15) of civil rights leader and activist Martin Luther King Jr., as well as his heroic contributions toward racial equality in this country through non-violence. In recent years, many folks have vowed to make Martin Luther King Jr. Day a day of service and not just another day off. Though most schools, offices and businesses are closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, there are a still number of...

  • January 15th is a Day of Service to honor Dr. King

    Telegram Staff|Jan 11, 2024

    The National Day of Service is a federal holiday in the United States that is observed on the third Monday of January each year. It was established to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., an American Baptist minister and activist who played a key role in the American civil rights movement. The day is intended to encourage Americans to engage in community service and volunteer work in order to help address social issues and promote equality and justice in their communities . The day...

  • Getting Healthier in 2024 Starts With Your Feet

    StatePoint|Jan 11, 2024

    (StatePoint) Good foot and ankle health is critical for good overall health, so no matter what your wellness goals are for 2024, be sure to start from the ground up. "Feet and ankle issues can be signs of overarching health problems like diabetes, arthritis and cardiovascular disease, so paying attention to them is vital for early diagnosis and treatment says Michael Coyer, DPM, FACFAS, a foot and ankle surgeon and Fellow Member of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS)....

  • Nominations sought for Hometown Health Hero awards

    Chelsea Wuth, Michigan News|Jan 11, 2024

    The Michigan Public Health Week Partnership, a collaboration of 12 organizations working to increase the visibility of significant accomplishments in public health, is seeking nominations of individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to preserve and improve their community's health for its annual Hometown Health Hero awards. Hometown Health Hero awards are presented every spring as part of Michigan Public Health Week, April 8-14. Award recipients will be honored at a...

  • Remembering Those We Lost in 2023

    Renee Summers, Telegram Newspaper|Jan 4, 2024

    Each New Year 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 January 1 2023, the music world lost the talents of Fred White at the age of 67. White, drummer with the R&B group Earth, Wind, and Fire, lent his talents to such remarkable hits as "Boogie Wonderland," "Shining Star," and "September." He was born in Chicago and began playing the drums at age nine,...

  • Doctors: Nation's health care system can only be improved through voting

    Farah Siddiqi, Michigan News Connection|Jan 4, 2024

    Voting is not only good for democracy, it is also good for your health, according to one of the nation's largest medical associations. The American College of Physicians said voting empowers people to engage with their community, while ballot initiatives and elected officials determine just how well the health care system works. Dr. Omar Atiq, president of the American College of Physicians, said voters ultimately determine peoples' access to health care services and physicians' ability to...

  • Study examines climate advocacy for seniors

    Farah Siddiqi, Michigan News Connection|Jan 4, 2024

    While scientists say extreme climate changes are happening more frequently, a new study aims to link aging adults to it's risks and their potential to advocate for solutions. Academic leaders at Cornell University have developed the Aging and Climate Change Clearinghouse in an effort to understand this unique intersection, and work together toward solutions. The University's Hazel E. Reed Professor of Psychology and Professor of Gerontology at Weill Cornell Medicine, Karl Pillemer, directs the...

  • Perry Outreach Center Host Youth Music Program With Support from Marathon Petroleum Corporation

    Clifton R Kirkman II, Telegram News Reporter|Dec 28, 2023

    Community outreach isn't a new concept or model that has recently taken place. As a matter of fact, take a look at history! From there, you can infer that it has been around for quite some time. There's been some sort of concept around community service, ever since communities have existed. Yet still some may wonder, what exactly is community outreach and what is it about? Well, it's the work that can impact many different segments of life. One being population and how individual's lives can be...

  • Kwanzaa is a way to celebrate heritage

    Gina Wilson Steward, CEO Publisher|Dec 28, 2023

    Do you know the seven prinicples of Kwanzaa? Kwanzaa celebrates what its founder called the seven principles of Kwanzaa, or Nguzo Saba (originally Nguzu Saba – the seven principles of African Heritage). They were developed in 1965, a year before Kwanzaa itself. These seven principles are all Swahili words, and together comprise the Kawaida or "common" philosophy, a synthesis of nationalist, pan-Africanist, and socialist values. Each of the seven days of Kwanzaa is dedicated to one of the p...

  • Kwanzaa Manifesting Collective Cultural Values

    Bakari Sanyu|Dec 21, 2023

    Since the 1960s, a countless number of families and communities across the USA have continued to present Kwanzaa as a vehicle to collectively invigorate and strengthen our African identity and cultural interconnections. How do African Americans express their heritage in a multi-cultural world? Since the 1960s, a countless number of families and communities across the USA have continued to present Kwanzaa as a vehicle to collectively invigorate and strengthen our African identity and cultural...

  • Practice Basic Food Safety This Holiday Season

    Renee Summers, Telegram Reporter|Dec 21, 2023

    Nobody wants to be informed that their scrumptious holiday spread was the cause of food poisoning for their guests. Yet the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says 48 million or 1 in 6 people are sickened from a foodborne illness every year. In addition, the CDC says 3,000 people die each year as a result of foodborne illness. With those facts in mind, let's review some basic kitchen and food safety tips we can all put into practice this holiday season and beyond. The experts at...

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