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I Am Empowered

I traveled to Washington DC with a bus load of people that I didn't know. I was so excited as we gathered in Southfield for the long journey. I have been to the King Center in Atlanta numerous of...

 

Questions still go unanswered from Romulus City leaders

What does it take to get an answer to your questions from the Romulus, Mayor, Council or Clerk? I guess the answer to that question is 'It depends'. During the City Council meeting on December 7th I a...

 

Still fighting forward

Friend, This year could have taken away everything. 2020 reminded us that we've only come so far. It was a year that threatened decades of progress, and rather than accept it, you decided to fight....

 

Holding our Elected Officials Accountable is Hard Work and Risky

Twice a year I publish a column 'We must hold our Elected Officials Accountable". As I rally with the community members and we discuss the issues that are important to them, I see the fire in their...

 

The gift of positive information Give a subscription to the Telegram Newspaper

Where do you get your news from? I’m not talking about news outlets that only tell stories about people in your community when they commit a crime. I’m talking about news outlets that tell...

 

DEMOCRACY STILL STANDS!

DETROIT – "Posterity! You will never know how much it costs the present generation to preserve your freedom! I hope you will make a good use of it." These are the words of President John Quincy Adam...

 

Could this be the end?

As a Trump supporter, I hate to say this, but I think that the President should concede the election and set his eyes towards 2024. After four years of Biden/Harris, we might be ready to go back to Tr...

 

Michelle Obama To Trump: 'This Isn't A Game'

The former FLOTUS used all of her Ivy League degrees to collect her South Side Chicago self from going off on the President. Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and Donald Trump still hasn't...

 

Come On People, Wear a Mask

The number of cases of people having a positive test for COVID-19 has been increasing. Then why are people still not wearing a mask or face covering? Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed an...

 

COMMENTARY: The Presidential Race Might be Too Close to Call, but the 'Projected Winner is Racism'

Look at the cities the nation is depending on in order to not re-elect an incompetent, racist, misogynistic president who has killed 230,000 Americans in seven months... Philly, Atlanta, Milwaukee...

 

You Have The Right To VOTE; Now use it!

.It is the year 2020, and the General Election is less than a week away. Are you going to vote in the election. I hope so. This brief history explains what transpired in order for you to have 'the...

 

OP-ED: Black Voters Cannot Afford Four More Years of Trump

In 2016, then-candidate Donald J. Trump asked African Americans, "what the hell do you have to lose," by supporting his campaign. Nearly four years later, the answer is painfully clear: a hell of a...

 

Are you still ridin' with Biden?

We saw the last 2020 presidential debate last week and it was pretty balanced and tame than the first debate. But one thing popped out during the debate that made everyone heads spin. He said that he...

 

Your Vote – Your Voice

A paraphrased quote attributed to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., says "Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." The current zeitgeist has cast a pall of perplexing...

 

Why are the youth deciding to be activists?

I watched a group of young people over the last few months and I began to ponder the question, why are they activist? Were they born with the Activist gene or did they become activist because of the...

 

THE PLOT OF THE MEAN 13 GOES BEYOND GOVERNOR GRETCHEN WHITMER!

DETROIT – "Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people but the silence over that by the good pe...

 
 By TOM BARROW    Opinion    October 8, 2020

DETROIT'S PROPOSAL "N"

Detroit businessman and Citizens for Detroit's Future/Citizen Detroit President, Tom Barrow released the group's position on Proposal ‘N’ This controversial proposal will appear only on the city of Detroit ballot and is an initiative to...

 

Trump vs. the Virus

There has only been one thing in the news this past weekend, even as news about an FBI conspiracy against President Trump has started to come out. The President went into Walter Reed Hospital last...

 

Rouge residents must speak out

RIVER ROUGE – A public hearing is when the citizens of a city are able to voice their comments on a certain issue that will affect the city. A public hearing must be published in a newspaper two wee...

 

Rest In Peace R.B.G.

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the liberal lioness of the Supreme Court, died last week. She was 87. She was nominated to the Court by President Bill Clinton in 1993, and stayed on until death. She beca...

 

COMMENTARY "Trump the Biggest Threat to Our Democracy Since Civil War"

he shocking revelations from the last few days that Trump disparaged the military and intentionally downplayed the threat of the coronavirus have confirmed what I have believed since this President as...

 

Sgt. Sivad Johnson of the Detroit Fire Department was a Real-Life Unsung Hero

There is so much bad news around us. It is easy to be cynical and pessimistic. Self-interest is seen as what gets people going. Everyone is trying to maximize their utility and they act rationally,...

 

What's next ? Police brutality is continuing

History is prone to repeat itself. This is a column I wrote in 2018. I wanted to republish it so we could see that we need to work on this vigorously. February 16, 2018 It started in 2016, now it's...

 

Elected officials must be held accountable

I sometimes ponder on the question, what is the responsibility of elected officials? I believe that their main responsibility is to represent the people in the area where they were elected. Whether...

 

The gift of positive information

Where do you get your news from? I'm not talking about news outlets that only tell stories about people in your community when they commit a crime. I'm talking about news outlets that tell stories abo...

 

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