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 By Imad Hamad    Opinion    September 16, 2021 

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...

 

Elected officials must follow the rules

I attend many City Council meetings; some in person or on ZOOM. There are normally not many people attending. The audience is mostly made up of department heads and under ten loyal residents. Why don'...

 

An attack on one is an attack on all

Tuesday night's string of attacks at Atlanta day spas is yet another disgusting and disturbing example of how the spread of domestic terrorism has been allowed to torment minority communities. There...

 
 By James Abeare    Opinion    March 18, 2021

The War on Cartoons

Yeah, I know the title sounds ridiculous but it is going on. The casualties so far are Disney’s Dumbo, Peter Pan and the Aristo Cats, for supposed racist depictions, along with Pepe LePew for promot...

 
 By Imad Hamad    Opinion    March 11, 2021

AHRC Celebrates International Women's Day

The American Human Rights Council (AHRC-USA) joins the nation and the global community in celebrating International Women's Day. The Day falls on March 8 annually. March is also Women's History...

 

Reading is a must skill...Pass it on.

How much time do your children spend reading in a week? Do they see you reading? I have always been a reader. My parents made sure we read books, mostly Black History books or stories, however we...

 

Making changes that will result in a better 2021

The year is off to a busy start and if we get involved, things will continue to move at a fast pace. As you think about what you will spend your time on, I suggest you take about a week to jot down so...

 

BLACK HISTORY MONTH IS A CAUSE FOR CELEBRATION BY ALL

Today we celebrate Black History month following the historic inauguration of Senator Kamala Harris as the first woman, first Asian American and the first Black Vice President of the United States of...

 

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