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  • How We Must Overcome The Trump Presidential Campaign

    John Warren|Jul 18, 2024

    The timing could not be greater for the Republican Party. Their candidate survives a head shot; the Florida judge throws out the Classified Documents case on a procedural move and, with the help of Clarence Thomas from the Supreme Court, it looks like no trial before the November election even though sentencing on the 34 felony convictions in New York might come in September. As if these things were not enough, Democrats, with the aid of the media, are making all discussions center on replacing...

  • Detroiters voice their concerns about waterfront park closures during Ford's annual fireworks

    Kellee Jordan, Telegram Reporter|Jul 4, 2024

    Detroit- This year the closure of eleven parks and the riverwalk on Fireworks Day stood out too many people. The message was first sent out in the mayor's update to the resident on Friday. The update's main topic was the plans for the fireworks. Explaining places and times like street closures, parking, safety procedures, best views and places citizens viewers couldn't go...the local parks. The city is practicing crowd safety strategies. The fireworks press release stated that the city and...

  • OP-ED: The Good News In 2024: Poor People Are the New Swing Vote

    Rev William Barber II|Jun 27, 2024

    If you're an ordinary American who goes to work to pay the bills or takes care of a loved one most days, it's easy to feel down when you see the headlines about the 2024 election. Donald J. Trump has been convicted of 34 felonies for falsifying business records to cover up hush money he paid to bury an alleged affair with a porn star during the 2016 campaign, and the Republican Party continues to think he's their best candidate. At the same time, President Biden is struggling to hold together...

  • Celebrate Juneteenth, but also learn it's history and pass it on

    Gina Wilson Steward, Publisher|Jun 20, 2024

    Juneteenth is a Federal holiday, which means post offices, banks and municipalities are closed on that day.. There will be parades, community events, forums and many other events. I hope you take time to attend an event. But I urge you to learn why the day is important. Here is some information that you can use to build on your knowledge of Juneteenth. The origins of Juneteenth date back to June 1865. Even though the Emancipation Proclamation was signed by President Abraham Lincoln in 1863 and t...

  • It's time to celebrate. Happy Anniversary to me!

    Gina Wilson Steward|Jun 6, 2024

    This week marks my 18th Anniversary as owner of the Telegram Newspaper. What an accomplishment for me and my family! On Monday, June 1st as I thanked God for his continued Favor as I stepped out on being an entrepreneur 18 years ago. As any small business owner knows, if you don't work... you don't eat. I have never looked back. (Well not really. I did look back once early on when my finances was negative and I remembered those guaranteed $2,000/week checks that I used to get in Corporate...

  • Poisoning the blood of a nation

    Donald Lozon, Contributing Columnist|Apr 18, 2024

    These are more than words. One can say that this is Trump being Trump. You can vote for Joe Biden, Donald Trump or an independent candidate but one way or another you are make a choice for Biden or Trump. Through our nation’s history we have had a problem at our southern border. The Republican party and the Democratic party unwilling to solve what appears to be a problem but is most likely our greatest blessing that of new people working to make a better life for themselves and their f...

  • Report: Nearly a Quarter of MI Republican Lawmakers are Election Deniers States United Democracy Center report identifies 31 state legislators as election deniers

    Denzel McCampbell, Progress Michigan|Mar 28, 2024

    MICHIGAN – A new report released by States United Democracy Center has classified 31 Republican lawmakers, 43 percent of the Republican caucus in the Michigan Legislature, as election deniers. In response, Sam Inglot, executive director of Progress Michigan, issued the following statement: "Michigan's elections have been proven time and time again to be safe, secure, and accurate. It's dangerous that nearly half of the Republican Caucus in the Michigan Legislature continue to deny this r...

  • AHRC Wishes All Muslims a Blessed Ramadan, Calls for an Immediate Ceasefire in Gaza:

    Imad Hamad, AHRC Executive Director|Mar 14, 2024

    The American Human Rights Council (AHRC-USA) wishes all Muslims in the world a peaceful and blessed Ramadan. Ramadan is the holiest month for people of Muslim faith. It started today, March 11, 2023. Ramadan is the Islamic month of fasting, worship, reflection, sharing and caring. This Ramadan falls amidst the ongoing genocidal war against the occupied Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank. Palestinians in Gaza have been subject to an ongoing Israeli campaign of ruthless bombing and...

  • The Presidential Primary Election is days away Don't forget to vote!

    Gina Wilson Steward, Publisher|Feb 22, 2024

    Have you voted yet? The Presidential Primary election is on Tuesday, February 27th. With less than one week to go before Election Day, Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson announced on Tuesday that more than 765,000 Michigan voters have already cast their ballots. This marks the first time early in-person voting can take place since voters passed Proposal 2 in November 2022. Benson said more than 18,000 voters turned out for the first three days of in-person early voting last weekend, while...

  • Kamala Harris can be the President

    Donald Lozon|Feb 15, 2024

    I have been online debating about President Biden's age. One person in the chat came back at me that you don't want Kamala Harris as President somehow she is not capable to hold the office. I said yes I do want Kamala Harris as President. First it could happen. Any Vice President can be President it's in the constitution. She is second in line for the office and the Speaker of the House is third in line. She will be the first female President in the history of our nation. In 2010 Harris was...

  • Sharing our history; finding the Pioneers among us

    Gina Wilson Steward, Publisher|Feb 8, 2024

    Happy Black History Month! It's no time like the present for you to learn your history. During 2020, the Telegram News had a series entitled, 'Pioneers of African American History' written by Renee Summers. The section focused on sharing information about unfamiliar African Americans. Most people know about Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, Rosa Parks and Madame C. J. Walker, but there are so many others that helped to shape our country and our lives. This year we are highlighting...

  • AHRC: Black History is American History with Global Resonance:

    Imad Hamad, AHRC Executive Director|Feb 8, 2024

    The American Human Rights Council (AHRC-USA) joins the nation, and Black Americans in celebrating Black History Month. In the US, February is Black History Month. Black History is American History with universal Resonance. Black history is not limited to slavery and Civil Rights. It includes the tremendous contributions Black Americans from all walks of life. It is not an exaggeration to say that the US would be a completely different country without Black Americans. They are an integral part...

  • State Rep. Farhat Uplifts Dearborn in Wake of Hateful Opinion Piece

    Alabas Farhat, Michigan State Representative|Feb 8, 2024

    LANSING, Mich., Feb. 6, 2024 - State Rep. Alabas Farhat (D-Dearborn) introduced House Resolution 182 today in response to the bigoted opinion piece about Dearborn published in the Wall Street Journal last Friday. Following the piece's publishing, leaders from across the nation, including Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and President Joe Biden, have spoken up against the vile rhetoric leveled against the city and its residents. "As a proud resident of Dearborn, I am deeply troubled by the fear-mongering...

  • All we need is us

    Gina Wilson Steward, Publisher CEO|Jan 18, 2024

    If you know me, then you have heard me say over and over that we must support our local businesses. I say it and I put it in the Telegram each week. The survival of our local businesses starts with us and it ends with us. If you listen to news reports and read some news articles, the picture is gloom and doom for the existence of many small businesses in our communities. The mainstream media is focused on the resurgence of the City of Detroit and there are many programs that have been formed to...

  • Take this time to plan for your future

    Gina Wilson Steward, Publisher|Dec 21, 2023

    Merry Christmas and I pray you have a peaceful and productive Christmas break. This week I want to speak to the students and parents of high school and college students. I know that you will have about two weeks to relax from doing school work and going to class, but this is not the time to do nothing. For those of you that are juniors and seniors in high school, you can use this time to look for scholarships if you plan on going to college. You can also use this time to research the different...

  • Give a subscription to the Telegram Newspaper

    Gina Wilson Steward|Nov 30, 2023

    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 about positive news going on in your community. Aley Haley, writer of the acclaimed book, 'Roots', lived by six words, "Find the good and praise it." Each week, the Telegram Newspaper strives to share information about good that people are doing while reporting on positive stories that are happening...

  • Thank you supporters of the Telegram

    Gina Wilson Steward, Telegram CEO|Nov 23, 2023

    It’s time to celebrate the 79th Anniversary of the Telegram Newspaper. We consider us to be the Biggest Little Paper in town. There comes a time when you look back over your past and you just say Thank You. I know I do that daily. I thank God for good health, vision, good family, loyal readers and supporters of the Telegram. We have come a long way and my heart just expands when someone calls and tells me that they enjoy reading the articles within the pages of the Telegram. (Yes, some people r...

  • It's Election Time

    Gina Wilson Steward, Telegram CEO Publisher|Nov 2, 2023

    Several cities in Wayne County will have a General Election on Tuesday, November 7th . I know it is not the Presidential election, but it is important that you exercise your right to vote. It is time to use these last few days to learn as much as you can about the candidates who are running to represent you. They are not vying for the position of President of United States. The positions that they are trying to hold has more of an effect on your daily lives than the presidency. The positions...

  • OP-ED: Early Detection Saved My Life from Prostate Cancer

    David Ford|Oct 26, 2023

    Twice. That is how many times I have had to battle cancer. I still consider myself very fortunate, although surviving a disease that is expected to kill nearly 609,820 Americans this year is not a matter of luck. The fact is that cancer screenings can help save lives. When I was diagnosed with prostate cancer, I thought my prospects were dire. According to the American Cancer Society, prostate cancer incidence among Black men is more than 70% higher than in White men, and Black men are more than...

  • The Dirty Truth: Michigan Utilities Need to Clean Up Their Act

    Sierra Club|Oct 19, 2023

    Lansing, MI – The Dirty Truth is that Michigan's largest utilities are not transitioning to clean energy fast enough to limit the worst impacts of our changing climate, according to a new report from the Sierra Club. The Sierra Club's third installment of its Dirty Truth About Utility Climate Pledges report is released as lawmakers in Lansing work through a variety of clean energy bills, and after utilities have had time to incorporate benefits from President Biden's Inflation Reduction Act i...

  • I'm back to a fist bump Don't be offended, I'm just trying to be safe

    Gina Wilson Steward, Telegram Publisher CEO|Oct 12, 2023

    Well, it seems like the number of COVID cases are on the rise. It’s time to begin to take some of the precautions that we took during the 2020-2022 pandemic. The good thing is that we lived through it. Many of us adjusted the way that we did things during that time period. Whether it was wearing a mask, staying six feet away from the next person or staying in the house, we adjusted what we did in an effort to not get very sick and to stay alive. Early this year, the CDC announced that the C...

  • The Clean Energy Transition Must Be a Just Transition

    Ben Jealous, Sierra Club|Oct 5, 2023

    When General Motors, Chrysler, and Ford – the "Big Three" American automakers – were close to extinction 15 years ago, their workers and the American people stepped in to save them. The United Auto Workers (UAW) gave back wages and benefits they had every right to get under a contract they had negotiated just a year before. Now, rather than being paid back, union workers face getting left out of the future of the car business. And the rest of the country is being told we have Hobson's cho...

  • No funerals for 910 AM

    Warren Evans|Aug 31, 2023

    I have been reading with interest the various articles and opinion pieces sadly bemoaning the 'death' of 910 AM Superstation, which recently changed its format from an urban-talk format to sports. The basic thrust of the sentiment seems to be that, in the absence of 910 AM, there is no more Black radio in Southeast Michigan, where the highest percentage of Black residents – and listeners - live. On the contrary, hardly anyone was listening to 910 AM. That's according to station owner Kevin A...

  • What's Wrong with Reparations?

    Xaiver Jones, Telegram Media Specialist|Aug 31, 2023

    Google defines Reparations as the making of amends for a wrong done, by paying money to or otherwise helping those who have wronged. Reparations are not a new concept in modern history and can be acknowledged in many ways. For Example. The United States Government publicly recognized its wrong doing for its role in Japanese citizen internment in 1942. The United States has also issued a Reparations package to the Native American population of this land. Lastly, for now. The German government...

  • March on Washington There comes a time when you just have to go

    Gina Wilson Steward|Aug 24, 2023

    I remember it was the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington. I had a feeling that I couldn't shake. I felt like I had to be there. So I went. I was a new member of the Western Wayne County NAACP but we weren't providing a bus to go to Washington DC. So after a little research, I connected with the NAACP branch out of the Southfield area and made my plans to go DC. I didn't know anyone in the branch, just a name, a phone number and a location to meet. So on the day to leave, Keith dropped...

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