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 News    May 12, 2022 

Westland Police Target Mental Health With New Social Worker

Westland - To ensure that Westland residents are adequately connected to needed mental health resources, the Westland Police Department has partnered Hegira Health to launch a mental health...

 
 By Lily Bohlke    News    May 5, 2022

MI Groups Sound "Trigger" Law Alarm if SCOTUS Overturns Roe

Michigan lawmakers and pro-choice advocates were among those gathering Tuesday at courthouses, calling on the U.S. Supreme Court to protect a person's right to an abortion. Politico obtained and...

 
 News    May 5, 2022

Republicans Strike Down Democratic Police Budget Amendments

LANSING, Mich., April 28, 2022 — Yesterday, during the Michigan House Appropriations Committee, Democrats offered several amendments that were subsequently voted down by Republicans. The amendments would have provided funding for police bias and...

 

President Biden Issues First Pardons, Including First Black to Serve on a Presidential Detail

On April 26, President Biden used his pardon powers as President for the first time. The White House announced three pardons and the commuted sentences of 75 nonviolent drug offenders. The move by...

 
 News    May 5, 2022

Democrats Demand Vote to Codify Abortion Law

This is as urgent and real as it gets," Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) announced his intentions to vote on legislation to codify the right to abortion law on Tuesday. Schumer said a vote...

 
 By Lily Bohlke    News    May 5, 2022

Petition: Allow Incarcerated Michiganders to Earn Time Off Sentences

A prospective ballot initiative in Michigan would allow people in prison to earn time off their sentences through work training, earning a college degree or participating in anger-management or...

 
 By Stacy M. Brown    News    May 5, 2022

Neighborhoods of Color are Breathing Unhealthier Air Than in the Previous Two Decades Combined

According to a report published this week by the American Lung Association, almost half of Americans – 137 million people – are experiencing more days of "very unhealthy" and "hazardous" air...

 
 By LaToya Henry    News    April 28, 2022

67TH DETROIT BRANCH NAACP FIGHT FOR FREEDOM FUND DINNER & FREEDOM WEEKEND

DETROIT– Good Afternoon. We are pleased to announce plans for the upcoming 67thAnnual Detroit Branch NAACP Fight For Freedom Fund Dinner. I would also like to announce prior to the dinner we will en...

 

FDA - Smoking While Black and Brown in America

Whenever the history of racial discrimination in the United States appears to repeat itself, it produces predictable rhymes and sometimes tragic social consequences. Mark Twain, Ida B. Wells, James...

 
 By Stacy M. Brown    News    April 21, 2022

Advocates Say FBI Missing Children Data Misleading; Does Disservice to Black Juveniles

Missing white children receive far more media coverage than missing Black and Brown children. A fact advocates often point to when explaining the disparity in attention provided to individuals of...

 

Lt. Governor Gilchrist ll Distributes Eyeglasses to Lansing Elementary Students

LANSING – Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist II today joined Vision To Learn at Averill New Tech Elementary in Lansing to distribute eyeglasses to 35 students. Vision To Learn is a non-profit...

 
 By Stacy M. Brown    News    April 21, 2022

White House Unveils Steps to Advance Equity in America

The Department of Health and Human Services said its increasing outreach to communities of color to encourage enrollment in free and low-cost health care, and the agency will address the maternal mort...

 

Malcolm X - Inkster Connection to be Highlighted

INKSTER - Through the efforts of the Malcolm X Project in Inkster, the home where Malcolm X spent time plotting the path of his future life as a vocal advocate for Black empowerment and promotion of...

 

Lawmakers unveil legislation to provide relief to customers during power outages, hold utility companies accountable

LANSING - Representatives Abraham Aiyash (D-Hamtramck) and Yousef Rabhi (D-Ann Arbor) today announced legislation that would provide relief to customers who lose power during outages and increase accountability over utility companies’ poor...

 
 By Stacy M. Brown    News    April 14, 2022

Supreme Court Justice Jackson Proclaims: 'We've Made It. All of Us'

Two hundred and thirty-two years, 116 justices, 108 white men, six women, 2 Black men, and 1 Latinx woman later, the United States Supreme Court finally has an African American woman serving as...

 

Westland DDA to Invest $3 Million in Popular Tattan Park

Westland - Major improvements are slated for the city's crown jewel of its park system, Tattan Park. The Downtown Development Authority (DDA) has approved funding for two projects to enhance the...

 
 By Dominique Madden    News    April 7, 2022

FBI Recognize River Rouge and Ecorse Police Personnel for a Job Well Done

Team work paid off. Three police personnel from River Rouge and two from Ecorse received FBI Director Certificates for their instinctive and heroic actions to safely apprehend FBI Tampa bank robber...

 
 By Stacy M. Brown    News    April 7, 2022

Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, 54 Years Later

On April 4, 1968, an assassin's bullet ended the dynamic life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at the age of 39. King stood on a balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee, a site that's now a...

 

City of Ecorse has plans for significant changes

Many times small cities get overlooked when it come to big projects. The City of Ecorse has some big ideas to transform their Department of Public Works (DPW) Department and their Police Department....

 
 By Telegram Staff    News    April 7, 2022

Detroit Metropolitan Airport's North Terminal becomes the Warren Cleage Evans Terminal

Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport's (DTW) North Terminal was renamed the Warren Cleage Evans Terminal on Monday, April 4, 2022. In June 2021, the Wayne County Airport Authority (WCAA) Board...

 

The Telegram News was one of the Media Outlets attending the 'Whats Next' Event at Comerica Park

LANSING, – Lieutenant Governor Garlin Gilchrist II today received the National Lieutenant Governors Association (NLGA) Improving Lives and Communities Award. Lt. Governor Gilchrist is the 2022 recip...

 
 By Stacy M. Brown    News    April 7, 2022

Following GOP Filibuster, Judge Jackson Remains on Pace for Confirmation This Week

Senate Judiciary Chair Dick Durbin, a Democrat from Illinois, said out loud on Monday what many may have thought about the Supreme Court nomination hearings where Republicans verbally lynched Judge Ke...

 
 By Stacy M. Brown    News    March 31, 2022

Antilynching Bill is Signed

With Michelle Duster, the great-granddaughter of Ida B. Wells, by her side, Vice President Kamala Harris admittedly went off-script to praise the Black Press during the bill signing ceremony for the...

 
 By Jenny Manrique    News    March 31, 2022

Asian American Women reflect on how to move beyond hate attacks

Asian American women are experiencing a fresh wave of violent, hate-related attacks. According to the web portal Stop AAPI Hate, since March 2020, there have been over 10,000 attacks, 16% of which...

 

City of Detroit announces $2.5 million in Neighborhood Opportunity Fund grants

Nonprofits and groups get funding to offer residents senior programs, food assistance, summer youth programs, job training, adult education, after-school activities and more The City of Detroit's...

 

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