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Community Invited to Participate in Birmingham Hometown Parade, May 17

March 27th 2015

Community Invited to Participate in Birmingham Hometown Parade, May 17 For more than 40 years, the City of Birmingham has kicked off the spring and summer season with a community parade. The treasured community tradition, titled the Birmingham Hometown Parade, is scheduled for Sunday, May 17 at 1 p.m. in downtown Birmingham. Members of the […]

Doing What You Love Takes Guts: GUTS Founder Shares Story

March 27th 2015

Doing What You Love Takes Guts: GUTS Founder Shares Story (Guest View by Paul Turner, Team GUTS, March 27, 2015) In 2006, after 15 years of operation, I closed the doors on my marketing firm, Andrew Joseph & Company. It was not the Great Recession of 2007/08 that did us in. Rather, our decline started […]

Poem: Poetry in Motion by Malik

March 27th 2015

POETRY IN MOTION By MALIK Through the slums I walk aimlessly, with the sky as my roof collecting bottles and pennies shamelessly. I’m a drifter no one knows my name. Consuming loose cigarettes and Liquor Store sandwiches to alleviate the pain. Why me? As I walk but no one’s there. Having a full blown conversation […]

Ferndale School Presents The Wizard of Oz March 27, 28, and 29

March 27th 2015

Ferndale School Presents The Wizard of Oz March 27, 28, and 29 (Judy Donlin, March 27, 2015) We have over 100 students from Ferndale Public Schools district involved in the cast, crews and pit orchestra.  The cast has been rehearsing since mid-December with Director Melissa Smith, Vocal coordinator Kim Schroeder and Choreographer Jan Whinham. The […]

Family Matters Star Arrested in Oakland County for Back Child Support

March 27th 2015

Family Matters Star Arrested in Oakland County for Back Child Support (March 27, 2015) Darius McCrary, who played Eddie Winslow on the 90s sitcom Family Matters was arrested in Oakland County on allegations of failing to pay back child support.  According to TMZ, McCrary has a son who is about 5 or 6 years old.  […]

Clawson Students Named Semi-Finalists in McDonald’s Black History Art Contest

March 26th 2015

Clawson Students Named Semi-Finalists in McDonald’s Black History Art Contest (Clawson Schools Press Release, March 26, 2015) Six Clawson High School students have been chosen as semi-finalists in the ‘McDonald’s Celebrates Black History Moments on Canvas’ art contest. The contest honors the contributions of people of African descent to American and world history. Each Clawson […]

Cowgirl Pub Crawl Adds New Establishments – Ferndale April 4

March 26th 2015

Cowgirl Pub Crawl Adds New Establishment – Ferndale April 4 Camp Casey, a Michigan based non-profit horseback riding program for children with cancer and their families, is hosting their sixth annual Cowbell Pub Crawl Saturday April 4, 2015. This year’s event adds new establishments, fun surprises to the night. The walking crawl will kick off […]

Jordie Kramer Appointed HR Director for Oakland County

March 26th 2015

Jordie Kramer Appointed HR Director for Oakland County (Oakland County Press Release, March 26, 2015)   Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson has appointed Jordie A. Kramer as director of human resources for Oakland County. Kramer replaces Nancy Scarlet who retired Dec. 31, 2014. “Jordie has been an exemplary employee during her 17-plus years in […]

Birmingham Schools Parents Warned of Chicken Pox Cases

March 26th 2015

Birmingham Schools Parents Warned of Chicken Pox Cases (Compiled, March 26, 2015) Parents of students in three schools in Birmingham were sent a letter warning them of cases of chicken pox and suggested that parents might consider keeping un-vaccinated children out of school through April 14, according to a report in the Detroit Free Press.  […]

Why Should Nonprofits Invest in Diversity & Inclusion Work? Arguments for the Budget

March 26th 2015

Why Should Nonprofits Invest in Diversity & Inclusion Work? Arguments for the Budget (Guest Column by Kathleen LaTosch, March 26, 2015)   I’ve been worried about the diversity problem in my nonprofit organization for a while.  I’m the #2 person, my Executive Director is a little aloof about these issues – he’s ultimately worried that our […]