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My favorite Obama Administration Official, Eric H. Holder, Jr., Attorney General of the United States, talks voting rights, disenfranchisement, & Trayvon Martin at the 2012 NAACP Convention in Houston, Texas. He also presented some preventive strategies his office is in the process of implementing to reduce childhood exposure to violence, and end the school [...]
Citizens Speak Out Against Voter Suppression Efforts in Michigan. There is no bigger crime against democracy than trying to deny people the right to vote.
Here’s a blast from the past! One of my favorite Activist, Kwame Ture (formerly Stokely Carmichael) is interviewed on “Belize Caribbean Pulse” Show in 1991. He discusses people of African Descent’s contribution to progress in the world. He also talks “American Imperialism” including the “1st Gulf War”. You may not agree brother Stokley but his [...]
Brandon Jessup,Chairman and CEO,Michigan Forward was announced as the 2011 recipient of the “Critical Thinking” Award presented by Freedom Institute during Freedom Weekend at their National Town Hall Meeting.
Filmmaker Obatala Mawusi said that the days he spent documenting the Occupy Wall Street protests in New York City were “eye-opening.” In particular, the diversity he saw among the protesters belied the images of the movement in mainstream media. In early October 2011, Mawusi spoke to some of the black participants about why the [...]
By:Desiree Cooper | Tuesday, October 04, 2011
Kirsten Ussery is not afraid of a challenge. At 33, she has done communications work for a global auto supplier, for a group of top-flight Michigan business leaders, and even for the president of Detroit’s City Council.
So what could possibly give a powerful woman like Ussery pause? [...]
Tavis Smiley and Cornel West, co-hosts of the “Smiley and West” radio program, talked about their recently launched “Poverty Tour,” which will take them to 16 poor communities across the U.S. They also responded to telephone calls and electronic communities. Topics included President Obama’s economic advisers and he recently passed debt ceiling bill. Professor West [...]
71 POP will be Detroit’s first ever collaborative pop-up retail shop devoted entirely to emerging local creatives. There goal is to install rotating shops of 71 new artists and designers at minimal or no cost to them. Simply put, our artists will come in and install their shops and we’ll handle the rest! Aside from [...]
Dr. Ben Carson, is an American neurosurgeon and the Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He attended Yale University, where he earned a degree in Psychology. From Yale, he attended University of Michigan Medical School, where his interest shifted from psychiatry to neurosurgery. Carson’s excellent hand-eye coordination and three-dimensional reasoning skills made [...]
Recently was inspired by Mrs. Marva Collins’ Legacy. Here is a news clip from 1979 where Mrs. Collins was profiled on 60 minutes. There is hope in the fact that you can transform lives through education when you have educators who cares, that aren’t afraid to challenge students, and who understand the environment where kids [...]