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 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...

 
 By James Abeare    Opinion    October 8, 2020 

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... Full story

 

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... Full story

 

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...

 

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...

 

Get Tested for COVID-19: It's More Than Slowing the Spread

Over 100 days have passed since COVID-19 forced most of the United States into various measures of quarantine. People across the country spent months indoors, socially distancing, and donning masks... Full story

 
 By Imad Hamad    Opinion    July 16, 2020

AHRC calls on ICE to rescind its directive regarding International Student

The American Human Rights Council (AHRC-USA) calls upon Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to reconsider its recent directive to force international students who are currently studying and in... Full story

 

Much Needed COVID-19 Testing comes to the Tri-Cities

COVID-19 affects African American and the Latino population at a higher rate than White Americans. The demographic study for Wayne County states that the Cities of Inkster, River Rouge and Ecorse... Full story

 

A new group of activist is here

I have been watching a lot of TV over the last three weeks and I have noticed something. A new group of activists has arisen. I have seen the passion, as they spoke so eloquently about things that are... Full story

 

NFL Comments on George Floyd and Gets Roasted on Kaepernick

NFL Quarterback Colin Kaepernick, 32, hasn't played in the NFL since the 2016 season. He was blackballed by the NFL after silently protesting police brutality by silently taking a knee on the... Full story

 

Were the Cops that Killed George Floyd Undercharged?

The White Minneapolis police officer, Derek Chauvin, who is captured on video participating in the death of George Floyd, a Black man, by kneeling the weight of his body on Floyd's neck for almost... Full story

 
 By Gina Steward    Opinion    June 4, 2020

It's hard to celebrate in times like these

This week marks my 15th Anniversary as owner of the Telegram Newspaper. What an accomplishment for me and my family! Last year, I had this grand plan of celebrating my 15th Anniversary and the 75th An... Full story

 
 By James Abeare    Opinion    June 4, 2020

And just like that, people stopped talking about Covid-19

Let’s look at the riots of the last week. The cops have pretty much stood down and have taken a defensive posture. The protestors, though aggravating, have been fairly peaceful. The trouble comes... Full story

 

Where Is Your Mask?

It is so important that we wear a mask or face covering when we go outside. The US Surgeon General said that we can protect others from getting the Coronavirus when we wear a mask. It has been... Full story

 
 By Emma Lockridge    Opinion    May 21, 2020

Living it Up on the Southwest Side

What's up Detroit 48217! Let's take a stroll back down memory lane. Southwest Detroit is a place many of us call home. By Southwest, I'm referring to the southern section of the city that's near... Full story

 
 By James Abeare    Opinion    May 21, 2020

Things are slowly, slowly, starting to come back

Things are starting to come back. NASCAR restarted last Sunday with a race at Darlington, South Carolina. Golf had a small charity event also last weekend. Both without fans. With the nicer weather,... Full story

 
 By Imad Hamad    Opinion    May 14, 2020

AHRC is concerned over the rise in number of coronavirus- infected inmates, urges immediate action:

The American Human Rights Council (AHRC-USA) reiterates its call on Governor Whitmer, Michigan Department of Corrections (MDOC) and the federal prison authorities to address the Covid 19 pandemic and... Full story

 
 By James Abeare    Opinion    May 14, 2020

Sports starting up this week

I will admit when I am wrong and it looks like I am wrong in this. But, it looks like sports, especially professional sports, will start again this week. NASCAR is first up this weekend at... Full story

 

CENSUS, CENSUS CENSUS!

Have you completed your 2020 Census? No! Please take about ten minutes to be counted this year. It is very important for your family, kids and community to complete the Census. The Constitution says... Full story

 
 By Imad Hamad    Opinion    April 30, 2020

AHRC urges President Trump to bail out the US Postal Service:

The American Human Rights Council (AHRC-USA) urges President Trump and Congress to provide all the necessary assistance to the US Postal service (USPS). The US Postal service is as essential. All... Full story

 

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