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 By Gina Steward    Opinion    November 14, 2019 

READING IS FUN... 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...

 

High school coach gets suspended for winning

A Long Island, New York, high school football coach was suspended for winning-and winning big time. The final score was 61-13. Now if you are a follower of American college football a score like that...

 

A DARK DAY IN AMERICA

Election Day November 3, 2020. President Donald Trump will lose this election and what will he do? Most people that know him and written books have said he will not go quietly into the night. The...

 

Are people born Activists? Or is it a learned behavior?

I watched a group of young people at the Annual NAACP State Convention this past weekend and I began to ponder the question, why are they activist? Were they born with the Activist gene or did they be...

 

Does your life have meaning?

Have you ever contemplated whether your life has meaning? Do you think that the thing that you do will have a lasting impact on your family, community or the world? As I have been looking over my...

 

Annual Community Prayer Walk hits the streets of River Rouge

The streets of River Rouge city was flowing with love and appreciation on this past Saturday as they continue to come together and believing that things will get better. When you have people...

 

It's time to get active in your community

Well, summer is coming to an end. It is time for the youth to go back to school. Some are going to college and some are going to elementary. That will free up some time for most parents to take some...

 

Racism is still a major problem in U.S.

f you can't remember a time when overt racism was at this level in America during your lifetime, that's because the majority of Americans alive today have never lived through an America this bad. For...

 

A national crisis: Surging hate crimes and white supremacists

A Saturday morning shooting rampage in El Paso, Texas on August 3 took the lives of 22 people, and seriously injured more than two dozen others. Reportedly, the alleged shooter wanted to kill as many...

 
 By Gina Steward    Opinion    June 27, 2019

We are going home to Ecorse as we celebrate another year of success

Thank you so much for your support of the Telegram Newspaper. June 1, 2019, marked my 13th year as CEO/Publisher of this awesome community newspaper. I couldn't have done it without the support of...

 
 By Gina Steward    Opinion    May 9, 2019

It's time to get engaged in your community

I have realized that one of the most important things that is missing is ‘community engagement’. Some of the major issues that are affecting our homes, community, state and the nation can be resol...

 
 By Gina Steward    Opinion    May 2, 2019

What happened to saying 'Thank You'?

The utterance of two words can make the difference in a person’s day…..”Thank You”. I always say Thank You. It’s a way of showing gratitude. For example, when I’m going through the...

 

'TRUMPianTale'

Back in early 2016, might Hollywood have ever accepted this far-fetched 'TRUMPian Tale' for a movie? Let us reflect for a moment that there ac- tually has dwelled in our dis-United States a...

 
 By James Abeare    Opinion    April 18, 2019

Not in my backyard

For years, Sanctuary Cities across the country have been saying how open and welcoming they are to undocumented (illegal) immigrants. The mayor of Oakland, California, last year, warned undocumented i...

 
 By Ben Chavis Jr    Opinion    April 4, 2019

Stop Invisible Lynchings in America

No form of lynching should be tolerated or permitted in America. A lynching is defined as putting a person or a group of people to death by hanging a person or group with or without legal due...

 
 By James Abeare    Opinion    March 21, 2019

The Meat Tax

According to Webster it is a tax on certain things that are made, sold, or used within a country. An excise tax, more commonly known as a “sin tax” is usually reserved for products that are...

 

Four Hundred Years and We Still Ain't Clear Distortions of Black History

According to some historians, Afrodescendents first entered these united states in 1619 off the coast of Virginia. If we believe that narrative, Afrodescendents have been in this country for 400...

 

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...

 

The power of 100+ Black Owned Businesses

Black Americans make up just 13 percent of the U.S. population, and yet, we're on trend to have a buying power of $1.4 trillion in 2019. The average Black-owned business grosses only about $72,000...

 

My Turn

I opened my Facebook page this morning to find posts from a friend who calls himself an Evangelical Christian calling the Democratic Party pure evil, and one meme saying smugly, “I have PTSD: Pretty Tired of Stupid Democrats.” Another post says,...

 

The next Superman?

One of the hottest rumors circling around Hollywood these days is, Creed and Black Panther star, Michael B. Jordan might be the next Superman. Though Warner Bros. said the next Superman movie won't...

 

Fake does actually exist

The major mainstream media had a bad time last week, mostly brought on by themselves. It got so bad that special counsel Robert Mueller said to basically that the story about President Trump advising...

 

Los Angeles Teachers strike a wakeup call

The Teachers in the second largest school district is on strike. The Teachers of Los Angeles have gone on strike but not only pay but lower class sizes that average 40 and more support staff. This str...

 

Are you ready for 2019

As this year comes to an end and we begin to celebrate KWANZAA and New Year’s, its time for reflection over 2018. In most cases, this is a time to socialize with family and friends. We will eat,...

 

Political Correctness running wild, defies science

The politically correct crowd are starting to loose it. This time a school in England will start teaching children that all genders have periods. Yes, even the boys. Science is now standing on it’s...

 

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