Pontiac

SOGI Story #3: Pride Foundation Director Shares Need for LGBT Conscious Education

February 28th 2015

SOGI Story #3: Pride Foundation Director Shares Need for LGBT Conscious Education (C. Proxmire, Feb. 28, 2015) The SOGI (Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity) Issues in Education Conference is hosted each year by Oakland University, with the aim of giving educators and social workers tools they need to understand how best to work with LGBTQ […]

Domestic Violence in the Workplace: Signs to Watch For

February 27th 2015

Domestic Violence in the Workplace: Signs to Watch For (Guest blog by Beth Morrison, HAVEN, Feb. 27, 2015) Domestic violence is a pattern of coercive behavior including emotional, verbal and physical abuse, used by an abuser to gain and maintain power and control over a current or former spouse, intimate partner or dating partner. It knows […]

Oakland County Offering Several Seminars for Business Owners Through March

February 26th 2015

Oakland County Offering Several Seminars for Business Owners Through March (Oakland County One Stop Shop, Feb. 26, 2015) Business owners and entrepreneurs, take advantage of the following seminars and sign up for one of Oakland County’s One Stop Shop Business Center March workshops. You’ll benefit from our hands-on business seminars delivered by an experienced staff and network of public and private […]

Seniors Learn How Not to Get Scammed

February 25th 2015

Seniors Learn How Not to Get Scammed (Crystal A. Proxmire, Feb. 25, 2015) Over thirty seniors and some other guests enjoyed a lively yet informative presentation from Don Ferguson of the Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette’s Office about how to avoid scams. According to the Attorney General’s data, 30% of senior citizens fall victim to […]

OCC’s “Man Up” Program Focuses on African American Achievement

February 23rd 2015

OCC’s “Man Up” Program Focuses on African American Achievement (Margarita Wagerson, OCC, Feb. 23, 2015) Oakland Community College’s nationally recognized “Man Up” program is off to another great start this year with 35 students enrolled this semester. OCC leaders crafted “Man Up” in 2011 with the goal of keeping young African American men in school and on track to […]

Help Fund Sky’s The Limit After School Basketball League in Pontiac

February 21st 2015

Help Fund Sky’s The Limit After School Basketball League in Pontiac (STL, Feb. 21, 2015) Sky’s The Limit is raising money on Go Fund Me for their after school basketball league. The funding page is at: http://www.gofundme.com/skysthelimit Sky’s The Limit (“STL”) is a non-profit organization that works for the betterment of youth in and around […]

Mature Workers Program Sign Up in Pontiac March 19

February 19th 2015

Mature Workers Program Sign Up in Pontiac March 19 (Urban League of Detroit, Feb. 19, 2015) If you know of any residents 55 yrs.or older who would be interested in THE MATURE WORKS PROGRAM thru the URBAN LEAGUE of DETROIT and SOUTHEASTERN MI call 313- 831-5139 (ask for Ms. Jackson or Ms. .Rawls, to get […]

Barry Manilow Shines at the Palace, Supports Pontiac Music Program

February 18th 2015

Barry Manilow Shines at the Palace, Supports Pontiac Music Program By Cheryl Weiss “It takes that one voice And everyone will sing” –One Voice, Barry Manilow Superstar Barry Manilow recently performed his “One Last Time” concert at the Palace in Auburn Hills, but he is leaving a lasting musical legacy for students in the Pontiac […]

17 Year Old Charged with Multiple Stabbings

February 18th 2015

17 Year Old Charged with Multiple Stabbings (Oakland County Sheriff’s Dept, Feb. 18, 2015) The suspect, Jessica Davis, 17 years old of Pontiac, was arrested by the Sheriff’s Fugitive Apprehension Team late yesterday.  She was arraigned today in front of Judge Preston Thomas of the 50th District Court. She has been charged with: Assault With […]

Local Churches Doing Drive-Through Ash Wednesday

February 14th 2015

Local Churches Doing Drive-Through Ash Wednesday (Crystal A. Proxmire, Feb. 14, 2015) Ash Wednesday is a day for people of some Christian denominations to have a cross of ashes placed on their forehead as a solemn reminder that human bodies return to the earth after passing on. While this generally comes along with a ceremony, […]