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 By Renee Summers    News    January 2, 2020

A Look Back at Some of the Noteworthy News Highlights of 2019

Another year is coming to a close. The Telegram thought we’d review some of the news that made headlines here in our downriver communities. How many continue to stick out in your mind? 2019 began...

 

Big wins for Michigan kids in 2019

LANSING-With a deal reached on the 2020 state budget (albeit an unfinished one) and the Michigan Legislature adjourned for the year, the Michigan League for Public Policy is joining Michigan media,...

 

WESTERN WAYNE COUNTY NAACP PREPARES THE COMMUNITY FOR 2020

The Western Wayne County branch of the NAACP is one of the eight County branches in the State of Michigan. They were named the 2018 Branch of the Year by Michigan State Conference President Yvonne...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    January 2, 2020

Inkster's Steven Chisholm Cherishes Involvement in City He Serves

Sometimes, the more one is immersed in their community, the better they will be at identifying and addressing problems in that community. This appears to be the case with Inkster Councilman Steven...

 

CELEBRATION OF FAMILY, COMMUNITY AND CULTURE KWANZAA at The Wright Museum

The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History will present ceremonies celebrating all seven principles of Kwanzaa, starting Thursday, December 26th through Wednesday, January 1st. In...

 

Mayor Bowdler Oversees Many Accomplishments in River Rouge

When first elected to office in 2005, River Rouge Mayor Michael Bowdler had already gained experience in business as owner of his own t-shirt shop. He knew a thing or two about finances. The city was...

 

The Legacy of Former Ecorse Councilman Robert Hellar Won't Be Soon Forgotten

Robert Hellar was a very young man when he was first elected to serve on the Ecorse City Council in 1995. At 20 years old, Hellar was the youngest city councilmember elected in Michigan at the time....

 

US Steel Announces Mass Layoff

ECORSE - Hundreds of steel workers in Metro Detroit will be laid off next year. U.S. Steel Corporation is planning to shutdown part of its Great Lakes Works operations in River Rouge and Ecorse in...

 
 By Reuters    News    December 19, 2019

U.S. House impeaches Donald Trump

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Donald Trump on Wednesday became the third U.S. president to be impeached as the House of Representatives formally charged him with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress...

 

Mayor Duggan's Make Your Date Initiative Steeped in Cronyism and a Terrible Legacy

Mayor Mike Duggan's controversial 'Make Your Date' sponsorship and program came under renewed fire recently when Detroit Inspector General, Ellen Ha, released a report citing possible unlawful...

 

Bill Cosby Speaks from Prison

Bill Cosby breaks his silence, granting his first exclusive interview since beginning his sentence at SCI-Phoenix, a maximum-security Pennsylvania penitentiary near Philadelphia. Today, in a special p...

 
 By Xaiver Jones    News    November 28, 2019

We're Going To Ford Field!

2019 has given the state of Michigan some of the best football its ever seen. Smiles, tears, heartbreak, and upsets all dealt by the hands of high school boys. As Thanksgiving approaches, the MHSAA fo...

 

Ground is Broken on the Fort Street Bridge Interpretive Park

It was a bright sunny morning in early October, anda group of people gathered on the shore to hear Autumn Yancey of Lifeline Church Detroit perform a stirring rendition of "Wade in the Water." This...

 

Is Mayor Duggan's 250M Bond Proposal Resting on Shaky Ground?

Mayor Mike Duggan is soliciting political and community support to place a $250 million-dollar municipal bond proposal on the ballot in March 2020.Yet, a recent report released by Detroit Auditor...

 

Open House Held in River Rouge to Address Brownfield Area Wide Plan

A Public Open House was held on Thursday, October 17, to address the status of the River Rouge and Southwest Detroit Brownfield Redevelopment Area-Wide Plan (AWP). The open house was held in the city...

 

Fr. Cornelius Okeke to Pastor three Catholic Churches in Downriver Area

Fall 2019 marks a new beginning for the Catholic Church in SW Detroit, Ecorse, and Melvindale. Fr Cornelius Okeke of St Andre Bessette in Ecorse has been named Pastor of Ss Andrew & Benedict in...

 

The Salvation Army of Metro Detroit to Offer Christmas Assistance

The Salvation Army of Metro Detroit is currently accepting applications for Christmas assistance from residents of Wayne, Oakland and Macomb Counties at all metro Detroit Salvation Army corps...

 

NAACP Hosted Tele-Town Hall on Comcast Attack on Civil Rights

BALTIMORE - The NAACP hosted a special tele-town hall with Senator Cory Booker and Senator Kamala Harris, along with Derrick Johnson, NAACP President and CEO, and Bradford M. Berry, NAACP General...

 

Jesse Jackson Holds 20th Automotive Summit in Detroit

On November 1, Reverend Jesse Jackson spearheaded the 20th Global Automotive Summit at the Motor City Casino conference room in Detroit. This year's theme is entitled, "Expanding the African American...

 

Congresswoman Tlaib Asks House Committees for Investigation on Opportunity Zones Influence

DETROIT – Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (MI-13) sent a letter to the chairmen of the House Committee on Ways and Means, Committee on Oversight and Reform Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy,...

 

MILLION WOMAN MARCH SET FOR 2020

SAVE THE DATE - 23RD ANNUAL MILLION WOMAN'S MARCH - OCT. 25, 2020 - PHILADELPHIA Sharon Carpenter, North Westside Cood, Basiymah Muhammad Bey, Philadelphia MWM National Coord., LaShonda...

 

How to Honor Native Veterans this Native American Heritage Month

(StatePoint) November is Native American Heritage Month, a great time to honor the legacy and service of Native American veterans of the U.S. military. Here are a few ways to do so this month and...

 

Black Teen Suicide Reaches Historic Highs

African American teenagers in the United States historically have had lower suicide rates than their white counterparts – until now. A new study analyzing suicide among American teens by a team led...

 

Ramone Jackson and Detroit's Resources

41 year-old Black man, Ramone Jackson, has spent most of his life living in Detroit and he is intense when discussing how city government has failed the people it is supposed to represent. Jackson is...

 

Former Congressman John Conyers dies at 90 years old

Former U.S. Congressman John Conyers, whose 15-year fight to pass legislation that would make Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday a federal holiday, has died. He was 90. The longtime Michigan...

 

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