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  • Boys2Men Summer Camp Aims to Teach Life Skills to All Youth

    Clifton R Kirkman II, Telegram Reporter|Jul 11, 2024

    INKSTER - Year after year, parents and children take advantage of summer camps all around Michigan and throughout the Metro Detroit Area. Summer camps offer children an array of benefits that helps foster growth, independency, a sense of community and leadership development. Truly transformative to those who participate, summer camps can be a vital component in summer enrichment. Locally in Western Wayne County, there is, Boys2Men Summer Camp for children and teenagers from ages 9-18. Located...

  • City of Wayne welcomes you to the US12 Cruise Wayne News

    Wayne News|Jul 11, 2024

    The City of Wayne is inviting you to stop by the City this weekend for the US12 Cruise. This is a family friendly event that will take place from 10AM to 10PM on July 13 in the City of Wayne. There will, of course, be a cruise of classic and unique automobiles and motorcycles along Michigan Avenue. Along with this you will have the opportunity to visit a close-knit, safe, fun and interesting community that will welcome you and appreciate your company. Restaurants, games, shops – like Flowers i...

  • National HIV Testing Day, June 27, 2024

    Lisa Rutledge, Western Wayne Family Health Center|Jun 27, 2024

    For this year's National HIV Testing Day, think about your exposure to HIV. Although the rate of HIV has been going down for many groups of people, it is still impacting people of color at much too high rate. Getting tested can open up a conversation to help prevent getting infected or getting connected to care if the test is reactive. According to the Office of Minority Health: Although Black/African Americans represent almost 13 percent of the U.S. population, they account for 42.1 percent of...

  • Why Men Should Talk About Their Health

    StatePoint|Jun 27, 2024

    StatePoint) American men may be neglecting their health and wellness, particularly when it comes to their urological health. But an open line of communication between men and their healthcare providers, and among family members, can lead to better care. A Cleveland Clinic survey found that only 3 out of 5 men get annual physicals and 55% do not get regular health screenings. What's more, many men shy away from the subject of their health, with 77% reporting that they don't know their complete...

  • Inkster Senior Residents honored at Juneteenth Celebration

    A Garrett, Contributing Columnist|Jun 27, 2024

    Inkster, MI The Weslyn A. Bennett Foundation held its 3rd Annual Juneteenth Celebration on June 15, 2024 on the grounds of the Leanna Hicks Public Library in Inkster with more than 275 people in attendance. 97-year-old Inkster residents O.B. Thomas and Sarah D. Young were named Grand Marshals and honored at the Juneteenth Parade as Mr. Juneteenth and Mrs. Juneteenth. They were highlighted as they rode on the special Juneteenth float designed by The Parade Company. Children that have...

  • WAYNE COUNTY WARNS OF EXCESSIVE HEAT AND OFFERS TIPS FOR STAYING SAFE

    Keith Owens, Wayne County|Jun 20, 2024

    DETROIT, MI - This week is shaping up to be a hot one across Wayne County. Temperatures are expected to hit the high 90s today through Friday. "Extreme heat poses a substantial health risk, especially for our most vulnerable populations, including older adults, children, and pregnant women," said Wayne County Executive Warren C. Evans. "We're committed to providing information and other resources – like cooling centers for people who live, work or may be visiting Wayne County to stay safe." D...

  • MI voting group fights disinformation

    Chrystal Blair, Michigan Information News Connection|Jun 20, 2024

    As the 2024 presidential elections approach, the nonpartisan Michigan League of Women Voters is intensifying its efforts to combat disinformation through its Democracy Truth Project. The initiative aims to equip people with tools needed to evaluate media content. The League has teamed up with the Detroit Public Library to disseminate educational resources across various platforms, including social media. Paula Bowman, co-president of the Michigan League of Women Voters, said the group wants peop...

  • OP-ED: Will EPA's New Regulations Enhance Sustainable Development?

    Dr. Benjamin Chavis Jr, President CEO NNPA|Jun 20, 2024

    By responding to concerns the African American community has expressed about proposed regulatory and administrative policies, the Biden-Harris Administration has proven to be a responsive champion of minority voices and interests. Take for example the administration's recent reversal of its proposal to ban menthol cigarettes, which are disproportionately used by Black and Hispanic adult smokers, following concerns about unjust racial profiling and targeting. Through the Affordable Connectivity...

  • Michigan dad imprisoned for 17 years, celebrates Father's Day with son

    Chrystal Blair|Jun 20, 2024

    Last weekend, Father's Day was tough for children with a dad in jail or prison. More than 200,000 kids in Michigan have had an incarcerated parent at some point in their lives. Statistics show an overwhelming percentage of those parents are fathers. Tore Price, 48, was released from a Michigan prison last February after serving 17 years for armed robbery, a crime he said was fueled by a struggle with drug addiction. At the time, his son was only 2. Behind bars, Price explained he connected with...

  • What to Know About the Giant Joro Spider Spotted in Michigan

    Renee Summers, Telegram News Reporter|Jun 20, 2024

    Perhaps you've come across wild stories on the internet about giant, flying spiders arriving in the United States and crawling their way across the nation. Relax, the spiders are here but they are not in any hurry to see America. They are called Joro spiders and they seem to be moving up our East Coast, according to Scientific American Magazine writer Stephanie Pappas. The spiders are native to East Asia and likely came here by hitching a ride on a shipping container. They were first spotted it...

  • Active Shooter Preparedness Training Held in Wayne

    Renee Summers, Telegram Reporter|Jun 13, 2024

    The city of Wayne held an Active Shooter Attack Prevention and Preparedness Training for Seniors event on Friday, June 7 at the HYPE Athletics Center. The training event was presented as a cooperative effort by the Wayne Police Department, the Wayne Commission on Aging, and HYPE Athletics. The presentation gave seniors vital information on how to be prepared and prevent harm in the event of an active shooter incident. Acting Lieutenant Stephan Perez of the Wayne Police Department, who led the...

  • Speak to Your Kids About Drugs, It's a Fatherly Duty

    Nickolaus Hayes, Addicted.org|Jun 13, 2024

    Being a father is not easy; it takes sacrifice, which means playing an essential role in a child's life by being there for them and loving them unconditionally. Every father knows they need to provide abundant love and support. A father is always there for their children, offering guidance, support, and education. The greatest joy for any father is seeing their children thrive, do well in life, and be healthy. Yet things happen in life, and kids and teens experiment with risks while testing thei...

  • Michigan's Ultimate Style Experience: Michigan Fashion Week

    Clifton R Kirkman II, Telegram Reporter|Jun 13, 2024

    Leading the way in Fashion and Style, Detroit has the designers, the models and the concepts to be at the cutting edge of fashion. Michigan Fashion Week is a four-day event that brought together a one-of-a-kind fashion experience to Michigan. Formed in 2012, Loren Hicks, President & Founder had a desire to shine the spotlight on the growing industry of designers, artists, and models in Michigan and the Midwest. Now 12 years later, Michigan Fashion Week continues to grow and it aims to showcase...

  • Soulardarity to host How to Power a City - Spotlight on Highland Park, Michigan

    Max Boyd|Jun 6, 2024

    DETROIT - Soulardarity will be hosting a screening of the documentary "How To Power A City" by director Melanie La Rosa at the Detroit School of Arts Ford Theater on Sunday, June 9 from 1 to 5 PM. Ticket proceeds will be going directly to Soulardarity to fund its ongoing work. Soulardarity is a membership-based 501c3 non-profit located in Highland Park and works in the Detroit Metro Area. They were started in 2011 after DTE repossessed all of the residential street lights in Highland Park with...

  • SENIOR STAR PASTOR YVONNE HAWKINS - BELL

    Oriane Flint, Telegram Intern U of M Dearborn|May 30, 2024

    SENIOR STAR PASTOR YVONNE HAWKINS' BELL Pastor Yvonne Hawkins' Bell was born on July 9th, 1939, in Wheeling, West Virginia, but currently lives in the city of Dearborn. Her mother, Elsie Hawkins, worked as a housekeeper. Her father was tragically killed in a coal mine when Bell was just a baby. One part of Yvonne's childhood was dealing with the social issues of the time. The fight for racial equality was underway. "Well, you know in Wheeling, the schools were segregated in West Virginia. But...

  • Inkster Farmers' Market Returns for Another Year

    Renee Summers, Telegram News Reporter|May 30, 2024

    The 2024 Inkster Farmer's Market will open on Wednesday, June 5 at a new location: the old city hall and amphitheater located at 27301 South River Park Drive, near the northeast corner of Michigan Avenue and Inkster Road. The farmer's market will operate every Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. through September 4. The Inkster Farmer's Market has been growing steadily since its first operations began in 2021, says Joyce Phillips, Certified Market Manager for the City of Inkster. "It came to fruition by...

  • May is Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month

    Telegram Staff|May 30, 2024

    This entire month is dedicated to raising public awareness about asthma and allergies, their impact on people and their families, and to promote understanding the importance of diagnosis, treatment, and management. Here are ways you can join Allergy & Asthma Network in celebrating Asthma and Allergy Awareness month! Advocate with us on May 8 by sending letters or emails to members of Congress on Key Issues and federal campaigns, such as, the Healthy at Home Act or the Elijah E. Cummings Family...

  • President Joe Biden as Keynote Speaker of the Detroit Branch NAACP 69th Annual Fight for Freedom Fund Dinner

    Clifton R Kirkman II, Telegram News Reporter|May 23, 2024

    "Preserving Sweet Liberty, Defeating Bitter Tyranny" was the theme for the Detroit Branch NAACP 69th Annual Freedom Fund Dinner. Known as a historic chapter. It continues to remain the largest branch of the NAACP since its inception, in 1912. From courtrooms to boardrooms, picket lines to boycotts, the Detroit Branch has demanded, required and acquired justice and civil rights for more than a half century. As the chapters legacy has it, the Detroit Branch NAACP, seeks to obtain a deeper form of...

  • Memorial Day Observances and Events 2024

    Renee Summers, Telegram Reporter|May 23, 2024

    Events commemorating Memorial Day are happening all over our community. If you plan to stay at home, the Disabled American Veterans encourage everyone to pay tribute to the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country by spending a moment of silence at 3 p.m. EST on Monday, May 27. Read on for some observances which may be happening near you. In River Rouge, a Memorial Day Celebration and flag-raising will take place on Saturday, May 25 at noon at the Memorial Park flagpole....

  • Ecorse Senior Center Hosts Mother's Day Brunch

    Renee Summers, Telegram News Reporter|May 23, 2024

    Nearly three dozen mothers were treated to a Mother's Day celebration at the Ethel Stevenson Senior and Community Center in Ecorse last Tuesday, May 14. Ecorse Parks and Recreation Staff Member Veronica Jackson explains, "We do it every year and this year we have something new-they're going to be making candles. We catered the food and we just have fun. They just sit and socialize and get out of the house, and they exchange phone numbers of people they meet here and keep in contact." In...

  • New Wayne City Manager Works to Improve City Services

    Renee Summers, Telegram Reporter|May 16, 2024

    WAYNE - Wayne City Manager Diane Webb took on her new role on January 23 of this year, after being selected for the job by Wayne City Council on December 19. Former city manager Lisa Nocerini resigned the position in August 2023 and Wayne Police Chief Ryan Strong had been serving as interim city manager in the months since. A native of Garden City, Webb brings with her a wealth of skills and experience having begun her work life with Michigan Bell (now AT&T) where she began as a field...

  • Community Spotlight – Deputy City Clerk of Romulus D'SJONAUN HOCKENHULL

    Clifton R Kirkman II, Telegram News Reporter|Apr 25, 2024

    Welcome to the Community Spotlight Column, where we share some of the most awesome people in our communities. The purpose of spotlighting the profiles that will be shared is to explore what they do and why. Also, what motivates them to do what they do for the community. Today the Telegram Newspaper is shining the community spotlight on the Deputy City Clerk of Romulus. This young man had been working for a position like this for quite some time. It didn't just happen for him overnight but his...

  • DIA announces Wayne County locations for 2024 Inside|Out activation

    Ryan Bidges|Apr 25, 2024

    DETROIT- The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) recently announced the Wayne County communities that will participate in the 2024 Inside|Out program. Inside|Out brings high-quality reproductions of DIA's collection to outdoor venues throughout Metro Detroit to increase engagement between the museum and its diverse audiences in Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties. "We're delighted to celebrate the 15th year of this popular program in collaboration with our 2024 Wayne County community partners," said...

  • New US race, ethnicity standards include Middle Eastern, North African

    Farah Siddiqi, Michigan News Connection|Apr 18, 2024

    Until recently, many Americans of Middle Eastern or North African descent were categorized as "white" in government surveys, making it challenging to accurately quantify this population and assess its unique needs. But that is changing. According to the Office of Management and Budget, the new category of "Middle Eastern and North African" or MENA aims to improve the quality of federal data on race and ethnicity. Dearborn Mayor Abdullah Hammoud said it will be crucial for better understanding...

  • DENIM DAY 2024 4-24-24 Support Sexual Assault Survivors

    Gina Wilson Steward|Apr 18, 2024

    We're wearing denim on Wednesday, April 24, 2024, to take a stand against sexual violence. Denim Day is a campaign that takes place every year to raise awareness about sexual violence and to support survivors. It originated in Italy in the 1990s in response to a case where a young woman was raped by her driving instructor. The Italian Supreme Court overturned the conviction, stating that because the victim was wearing tight jeans, she must have helped her attacker remove them implying consent....

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