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Where are the HOTPICKS?

If I heard that once, I heard it 100 times over the last two weeks. Yes, I forgot to put the HOTPICK numbers in the Telegram during the first two weeks in November. The readers called me, texted me,...

 

What happened to the constant sanitizing at the stores?

The Covid Pandemic is still real. I notice so many different things that make me say mmmmm when I am out in the community. But the other day I realized that this was occurring more often. Since it is...

 
 By Imad Hamad    Opinion    November 4, 2021

The 2021 General Elections are Over: Time to Reconcile, Work Together and Move Forward:

I doubt that this year's general elections that was held on Tuesday, November 2, 2021 was one most important and most contested in a number of cities across the state of Michigan, notably in Dearborn,...

 
 By Imad Hamad    Opinion    October 21, 2021

Voting Right: Vote for the Program and the Values

Voting Right: Vote for the Program and the Values No doubt that election periods are the perfect time to compel candidates, both incumbents and challengers, to be closer to the electorate. They will...

 

You have the right to VOTE; Now use it

It is the year 2021, and the General Election is less than three weeks away. Are you going to vote in the election? I hope so. This brief history explains what transpired in order for you to have...

 

Why We Must Not Re-elect Mike Duggan for Mayor "From Herb Strather, a Once Loyal Super Supporter"

Rationale of why I selected Mike Duggan - the right person for the time In 2013, everyone knew we needed good municipal management, and Mike Duggan was the ideal candidate. He got the DMC Hospital system back on track financially. Therefore, I...

 

Proposed Exercise Tax on Plastics Would Hurt Consumers and Cost Michiganders Jobs

The effects of the pandemic continue to loom large in society. Whether it be the growing number of cases caused by new variants, small businesses that continue to have their doors shuttered, an...

 

Water Stewardship and Justice: An Interfaith Dialogue

The American Human Rights Council (AHRC-USA) urges active participation in upcoming series of important discussions regarding water rights facilitated and organized by the Michigan Interfaith Power & Light. AHRC along with other partner...

 

It's Election Season Learn who the candidates are

Several cities in Wayne County will have a General Election on Tuesday, November 2nd. I know it is not the Presidential election, but it is important that you exercise your right to vote. It is time...

 

Name a school for Will

In the June edition of the 'Native Sun', I wrote a 'Telford Telescope' column about the iconic old Detroit coach Will Robinson. It featured a picture of Will and me with my second wife, Gina Telford t...

 
 By James Abeare    Opinion    August 5, 2021

Let's hear it for the girls

With some of the drama circling the Summer Games and the general lack of interest in them, has anyone noticed the U.S. Women’s Basketball Team this year. They played through Group B play winning...

 

The Movement for Justice Will Not Be Deterred

The right-wing majority on the Supreme Court just undercut the Voting Rights Act again. Having gutted the section that required pre-approval of state voting laws to protect the rights of minorities to vote in Shelby v. Holder, Republican-appointed...

 

I'm OK with a fist bump

I was so excited when the COVID-19 numbers were going down consistently earlier this year. All I was thinking about was that things were going to back to some type of normal by the time school...

 
 By Imad Hamad    Opinion    July 15, 2021

Mayor O'Reilly, Thank you:

Once one becomes part of public life, he lives in the public eye and under the microscope. There is praise sometimes, criticism other times. Some of it is fair, some unfair. It comes with the...

 

Phylicia Rashad offers 'sincere apology' to Howard University for supporting Cosby

ROLLING OUT – "Survivors of sexual assault will always be our first priority," read a statement. "While Dean Rashad has acknowledged in her follow-up tweet that victims must be heard and believed,...

 

Not Jumping for Juneteenth

NNPA NEWSWIRE – President Biden gets credit for signing this legislation, just as he gets credit for going to Tulsa at the hundredth commemoration of the destruction of Black Wall Street. While both these things are primarily symbolic, these are...

 

GOOD VS EVIL When will the shooting of innocent people end?

What is going on in the world today? There is so much violence in cities throughout the United States. Everyday when I turn on the television there has been another person killed. Most of the...

 

Expiring COVID-19 Forbearance Relief for FHA Borrowers

Hardships from the COVID-19 pandemic continue to be felt across our communities as well as our economy. Currently, there are well over 300,000 Federal Housing Administration (FHA) borrowers who are...

 

Some things should never be so Black and white

Next week will mark one year since George Floyd was murdered by former police officer, Derek Chauvin. While his death sparked worldwide outrage, protests, and much needed discussions about our...

 

The people have spoken

I love hearing from the readers of the Telegram News. It is pleasing to realize that people enjoy the Telegram and they will take time out to let me know how they feel. So many people call and thank u...

 

Take the Vaccine and hold my new grandson!

On May 11, 2021, I will receive my second COVID-19 Vaccination shot. Then two weeks later I should be fully vaccinated from COVID-19. That is a huge accomplishment for me. I have always been a...

 
 By Imad Hamad    Opinion    April 29, 2021

Time is Overdue for Real Solutions to Gun Violence, Effective Limits on Police use of Deadly Force:

Gun violence is an American national problem. Police usage of unnecessary deadly force is another one. Both kill innocent people. It is a problem that calls for a solution. The recent shootings by police and by citizens are not the first and, if the...

 

It's Time to Talk About the Violence in our Communities/ Police and Community Relationships

I am an avid news watcher but only after the first 15 minutes of the news broadcast. You know why, because in the first 15 minutes its all about the violence in our communities. Somebody got shot, som...

 

We Still Need to Wear a Mask

The number of cases of people having a positive test for COVID-19 has been increasing. Michigan is the top state with new cases over the last week. Our numbers have now reached the level of cases...

 

Reading month is coming to a close, However, keep reading

As Reading Month comes to a close, I want to inspire you to continue reading. Reading opens the world to you without paying for air fare, rental car and a hotel stay. It is a way to share in the...

 

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