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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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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... Full story

 

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'...

 

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 is Everybody's History

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

How do you decide what to focus on?

There has been so much going on in 2020, that it is hard to determine which issue to focus on. Within the pages of the Telegram News, I try to encourage our readers to get involved in their...

 

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