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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...

 

The War on Christmas, 2018

This politically correct stuff is getting out of hand this holiday season. Oops better say Christmas season or the extreme Right will be upset. The P.C. forces and some on the Left are trying to...

 

Family time will help children improve their reading skills

The ability to read is one method that determines how successful you will be in life. What is amazing is that each family can play a huge role determining the success level of each family member. If...

 

What was he thinking?

Last week Kid Rock was in Nashville to be the Grand Marshall of the city’s Christmas parade. That Friday morning he was interviewed by Steve Doocy on FOX & Friends. The interview went very well exce...

 

The Moral Burden of Thanksgiving

In the bloody summer of 1863, the Union Army defeated General Robert E. Lee's Confederate forces at Gettysburg, a three-day battle that changed the course of the Civil War and the long journey from...

 

Man 69, sues to be 49

People of this world just seem to get crazier and crazier. Remember my column on People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals declaring milk racist? Well this is another good one. A Dutch man, Emile...

 

Excelsior! Rest in Peace Stan Lee

Last Monday was a sad day for comic book fans the world over. Legendary comc book editor and multi-media giant Stan Lee died at the age of 95. He was preceded in death by his wifeJoan who had died in...

 

Milk, the official beverage of the Ku Klux Klan? Really....

Idiocy has reached a new level. The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has declared cow's milk racist. Is this what we have become? Declaring everything racist? And it isn't for what...

 

Cash Bail Reform is needed

The Eighth Amendment to the United States Constitution states that "excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishment inflicted" and the Declaration...

 

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