Author Rochelle Riley to Speak in West Bloomfield April 19

Author Rochelle Riley to Speak in West Bloomfield April 19

Detroit Free Press columnist and author Rochelle Riley will present her new book “The Burden” African Americans and the Enduring Impact of Slavery” to the West Bloomfield community. Hosted by West Bloomfield High School’s African American Awareness Club, the event begins at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 19 at West Bloomfield High School, 4925 Orchard Lake Rd, West Bloomfield Township. She will sign copies of the book after the conversation.

Rochelle Riley has been a leading voice for children, education, competent government and race since 2000. She has won numerous national, state and local honors, including the 2013 National Headliner Award, one of the most prestigious in the country, for local column writing. Her columns on the text message scandal that led to the imprisonment of former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, were part of the Free Press’ 2009 Pulitzer Prize-winning coverage for local news. She received the 2017 Eugene C. Pulliam Editorial Fellowship from the Society of Professional Journalists and the 2017 Ida B. Wells Award from the National Association of Black Journalists for her outstanding efforts to make newsrooms and news coverage more accurately reflect the diversity of the communities they serve.



Thank you to White Castle for sponsoring the Bold Move Event Page!

Order sliders online, or search for the location near you.

Visit the Event Page for other fun and educational things to do!

To submit an event, email info to


About the author

Oakland County Times has written 10102 articles for Oakland County Times

The Oakland County Times started with one city in 2009 and has grown to the community news hub you see today. Contact if you have any questions, comments, event listings, etc. Please support this work by becoming an advertising sponsor or check out our online community garden. Also happy to hear tips and story ideas.

Comments are closed.