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It's Election Season, Your Vote Matters

Over the next four months, everyone who is at least 18 years of age can let their voice be heard. It's Election season in Michigan. The Primary election date is August 2nd and the General election...

 
 By Imad Hamad    Opinion    June 16, 2022

AHRC joins the nation in celebrating the 157th Anniversary of Juneteenth

The American Human Rights Council (AHRC-USA) joins the nation in celebrating and observing the 157th anniversary of Juneteenth that falls on Sunday, June 19. Juneteenth has been celebrated by African Americans since the late 1800s. It was made a...

 

Detroit's Builder

Over the past decade, Detroit has earned the nickname"America's Comeback City"-a hard-fought but well-deserved title following years of struggle. Many have contributed to our city's renaissance, but...

 

Move Up Michigan

Michigan wants a bigger say in presidential elections, and one way to do that is to move up the state’s presidential primary election. Michigan currently holds its presidential primary in March - far down on the list. That’s why State Democratic...

 
 By Ben Jealous    Opinion    April 21, 2022

Across America, Students Must Learn All History

Black history is American history. That shouldn't be a controversial statement. But thanks to politicians like Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin, teaching honestly about history is getting downright...

 

Have you read anything good lately?

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...

 

You are always your mother's baby

As we celebrate Woman's History Month, I always take 'Publisher's Privilege' and write about the woman that I admire most, my mother, Regina Wilson. She gave me guidance and direction that has made...

 

Ukraine, Refugees and Racism

Our hearts, prayers and support are with the people of Ukraine. No one should suffer such violence and loss in what is supposed to be a civilized global society. We as members of humanity are doing th...

 

March is Reading Month Take Time To Read

As Reading Month begins, 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 lives of...

 

Black History Month comes to an end, now what's the plan?

Well February is just about over and that ends Black History Month. However, we will continue to share information about Black people, Black Business and organizations throughout the year. Let’s mak...

 

My history is Generational Blessings

I grew up in a household that focused on learning about Black history. We played Black History Bingo, had Black History Trivia games and my parents made sure we visited museums to learn about our...

 

Two years in and we still need to wear a mask

The number of cases of people having a positive test for COVID-19 has been increasing over the last two months. Michigan is still one of the states with a very high number of cases and deaths. Then...

 

Martin Luther King was a Millennial when he made history

During this week, the United States of America pauses to celebrate the life of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. When I speak about him, I always remind people that he was only 39 years old when he...

 

To Be A Part of His Dream

After surviving slavery, African-Americans had a new found sense of hope. They were optimistic for their future, they'd yearned so long to be free in the "land of the free". With that independence,...

 

What Civil Rights Mean

Civil Rights are manners and behaviors best suited for civilization. These rights grant equal social and political treatment. Civil is relating to citizen and their concerns. Rights have a...

 

The Year is 2022 and African Americans are Still in War Fighting for Their Civil Rights

Growing up having a father and grandparents who were born in Alabama, I would hear stories about life in the South. It was always surprising to me, that none of them ever wanted to return to Alabama t...

 

HAPPY NEW YEAR! It's time to make changes in our lives to be healthier

Well, another year has come and gone. For some people, things have affected their lives and they were forced to make some changes. For others, they have planned to make changes. And for the last group...

 

Reparations Rising with Robin Rue Simmons

The Honorable John Conyers, who represented Detroit in Congress from 1965 until 2017, introduced HR 40 every congressional session from 1989. He worked to get cosponsors for the legislation for...

 

How to Have Happy and Healthy Holiday Gatherings: Tips to Minimize Your COVID-19 Risk

This holiday season will be aspecial time for which we've been anxiously waiting to visit parents, grandparents, other family members, and friends. During this time, it's important that we as Black...

 

How Many Pastors Can We Have?

Rev. Jesse Jackson and Rev. Al Sharpton are doing the right thing when attending the Amaud Arbery trial. They demonstrate the solidarity that the Black community has with each other when one of us is lynched. Lynching has reverberations. Each of us,...

 

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...

 

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