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 By Stacy M. Brown    News    February 20, 2020 

For People of Color, Gentrification is More a Curse than a Blessing

From a dowdy provincial city in the 1980s, Philadelphia has become a world-class urban center through gentrification – primarily through landmark architecture that now sets the city center and...

 

Black voters are the cornerstone of the Democratic Party and the most reliable voting block.

During the State of the Union, Trump featured several African Americans from the gallery with long words of praise and detailed introductions. The Republican party has always struggled with Black...

 

Students start the sit-ins to demand equality

Ultimately, all mass student protests of the 1960s and thereafter owe their viability to the student-led Greensboro protests of 1960, including student black power activists and anti-war activists of...

 

COMMENTARY: Snoop Dogg V. Gayle King and Ambassador Susan Rice

Last week, just days after the tragic death of basketball superstar and entrepreneur Kobe Bryant, CBS This Morning co-host, and Friend of Oprah Winfrey, Gayle King sparked a controversy following her...

 

60 Years Ago: Students Launched Sit-In Movement

February 1, 2020 marks the 60th anniversary of the launch of the historic Sit-in Movement, when four African-American freshmen from North Carolina A&T State College (now University) in Greensboro, NC...

 

DivDat Kiosk Network welcomes the City of Ecorse

DETROIT – The DivDat Kiosk Network is pleased to welcome the City of Ecorse to its multi-biller payment network. Effective January 31, 2020, residents are able to pay their water and property taxes...

 

Local League of Women Voters to Hold Town Hall in Partnership with Local NAACP Branch.

The League of Women Voters of Dearborn-Dearborn Heights will hold their Making Democracy Work Town Hall style meeting on Saturday, February 15, from 1 pm – 3 pm at the Caroline Kennedy Public...

 

Ecorse partners with MEDC to ready Mill Street property for redevelopment

The City of Ecorse, like many downriver communities, has witnessed the boom and bust of the industrial era. But while the city has endured its share of struggles as heavy industry waned in the region,...

 

Rev. Dr. William Barber Addresses Systemic Racism & Voting Rights

Rev. Dr. William Barber II believes that everyone has a right to live. Through his Poor People's Campaign, Dr. Barber is continuing to build a movement to overcome systemic racism, systemic poverty,...

 

Trump's Senate Impeachment Trial Begins

Technically, the Senate trial for the impeachment of President Donald Trump began last week with a number of procedural steps being taken by House Democrats and Senate Republicans. But Tuesday...

 

US Representative. Rashida Tlaib Weekly Roundup

DETROIT – Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (MI-13) has returned to her district after achieving the following victories on behalf of her residents this week: Rep. Tlaib’s amendment to the Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act was...

 

House Dems on "Green Ooze" and Protecting Michigan Citizens from Hazardous Waste Contamination

n addition to the recently discovered hexavalent chromium contaminated sites in the cities of Madison Heights and Detroit, and Sanilac County, there are approximately 7,000 known contaminated sites...

 

Remembering Dr. King and "The Other America

Once again on the third Monday in January, much of the nation will mark the anniversary of the death of the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Countless programs and events will no doubt recall...

 
 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...

 

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