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AARP Polls Reveal Top Concerns for Voters 50 and Older

More than half of voters 50-years and older in crucial battleground states are worried about contracting the novel coronavirus. At the same time, African Americans are particularly opposed to how...

 

Apply for a Job- Gain a Career

When Art Van furniture stores closed across the region earlier this year, putting thousands out of work, all hope seemed lost. But into that vacancy stepped Loves Furniture and Mattresses, a...

 

Black Households Earned 61 Cents for Every Dollar of White Median Incomes

The August 23 police shooting of an unarmed Black man in Kenosha, WI, triggered yet another round of community protests and national news coverage of a Black man. A series of multiple gunshots fired...

 

NOW HIRING!!

Most of us are familiar with Telegraph Road, or US 24. In Michigan, it extends from the Ohio border to points north in Oakland County and beyond. The route lends mobility to the region and is...

 

September is National Sickle Cell Awareness Month, Bringing Attention and Focus to Research and Treatment

September is National Sickle Cell Awareness Month. In 1983, Congress designated the month of September to help bring attention and focus to Sickle Cell research and treatment. The theme for this...

 

Automotive Suppliers and Animals Need You

If you have reliable transportation, the city of Warren has five job openings: rental code enforcement officer, general laborer II for building maintenance and sanitation, and wastewater treatment...

 

IN MEMORIAM: Chadwick Boseman

The world is reeling from the loss of iconic actor Chadwick Boseman, who died Friday, August 28, after losing a private battle to colon cancer. Boseman died at home surrounded by his family. A...

 

COMMUNITY GROUP BROUGHT COVID-19 to TRI-CITIES

When the Coronavirus began ravaging our communities of Detroit 48217, River Rouge and Ecorse there was no conveniently located testing site for our citizens. A newly formed group of community members...

 

Mary Greenwood, Founder of Mother's Pantry

This week's Senior Star is Inkster resident Mary Greenwood. Greenwood was born in Vicksburg, Mississippi, but her family moved to Inkster when she was very young. She had three siblings; one sister...

 

Central City Health Clinic Strives For a Healthy Community

DETROIT - In 1971, Detroit Central City Health Centerwas first incorporated to provide health care services to urban Detroit neighborhoods. Now nearly 50 years later, Central City Integrated Health (C...

 

Community groups bring COVID-19 Testing to Romulus

The number of people with the corona virus changes on a daily basis. Luckily the number of cases in the State of Michigan has been holding steady. A group of community organizations came together...

 

PHOTO OF THE WEEK

Happy Birthday in Heaven to former State Representative Isaac Robinson. He was presenting an award to members of the Contours and other Motown groups. Isaac showed his heart for recognizing people...

 

Byron Brooks Finds Purpose in Activism

Byron Brooks is not one to sit around, recounting injustices and wait for someone else to do something about it. The 25-year old Ferris State University student is more than willing to be a catalyst...

 

New Bicycle Trails Signal Downriver Revitalization

As part of the implementation of the West Jefferson Corridor Plan, which calls for revitalization of Jefferson Avenue as it runs through the cities of River Rouge and Ecorse, bicycle lanes are being i...

 

Rosemary Burgess

Our current Senior Star is Detroit resident Rosemary Burgess. Ms. Burgess was born in Detroit in 1939 and was raised in River Rouge. She is one of eight children. Of her seven siblings, four remain al...

 

Census Cuts All Counting Efforts Short By A Month

U.S. Census Bureau worker Jennifer Pope wears a face covering at a walk-up counting site in Greenville, Texas, on July 31. The bureau is ending all counting efforts for the 2020 census on Sept. 30, a...

 

Connect 4 Care Helps Families Find Affordable Childcare By Renee Summers Telegram Reporter

The United Way of Southeast Michigan has introduced a tool for families called Connect 4 Care to help them find free and low-cost childcare programs they may be eligible for in Detroit. Jeff Miles,...

 

Malik Boynton: Process of a Legacy

Small towns have their reputations. Some good, some bad, some false, some true. A small town's biggest fable is that it breeds once in a lifetime talents. Some individuals are destined to outgrow the...

 

SENIOR STAR Wardell Montgomery, Jr.

This week's Senior Star is Mr. Wardell Montgomery, Jr. The Detroit resident was born in 1940 to Rose and Wardell Montgomery, Sr. Throughout his life he has made his home in Los Angeles, New York...

 

NNPA Teams with Magic Johnson to Fund Over $100 Million in PPP Loans for Minority and Women-Owned Businesses

Washington, DC) - Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr., President and CEO of the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) announced today that he and the NNPA have agreed to assist the efforts of Earvi...

 

FOUR REASONS WE NEED YOUNG VOTERS MORE THAN EVER

Young voters notoriously neglect the importance of voting, but their voice is an important one on both sides of the aisle. Key issues in every election increasingly relate to the concerns of students and professionals between the ages of 18 and 29,...

 

Jobs Are Out There

In Michigan, over 2 million people have applied for unemployment since March 15. Many in the state are still waiting for their claims to be resolved and benefits received. If you or someone you know...

 

Gerber Names Magnolia Earl 2020 Spokesbaby

This melanated chocolate drop is the first adopted infant to win this coveted prize. Just look at her little turban and precious smile!!! According to TODAY.com, the baby brand revealed that Magnolia...

 

SENIOR STAR: Rosa Lee Bow

This week's Senior Star is River Rouge resident Rosa Lee Bow. Ms. Bow was born at Sumby Hospital in 1940 and has spent her entire life in River Rouge. She was the only girl of five children; three of...

 

8 minutes and 46 seconds

Over the past weeks across the nation, united demonstrations have made the message clear: People have had enough of the ongoing struggle for equality and equity, of the battle against systemic injusti...

 

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