Southfield

Southfield City Council Passes Inclusive Human Rights Ordinance

January 27th 2015

Southfield City Council Passes Inclusive Human Rights Ordinance (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Jan. 26, 2015) Southfield can now be added to the list where people have legal protection against discrimination based on their sexual orientation or gender expression. City Council voted unanimously to amend their human rights ordinance on Monday, nearly a year after it […]

History Exhibit at Southfield Library to Share Afro-Mexican Experience Jan 30-March 1

January 25th 2015

History Exhibit at Southfield Library to Share Afro-Mexican Experience Jan 30-March 1 (Press Release, Jan. 25, 2015) The Southfield Public Library will host an exhibit, Pathways to Freedom in the Americas: Shared Experiences between Michigan and Mexico, on the second floor of the Library from January 30 through March 1. This exhibit looks at the […]

Confirmed Measles Case in Oakland County

January 23rd 2015

Confirmed Measles Case in Oakland County (Oakland County Health Dept, Jan. 23, 2015) Oakland County Health Division announced today that the Michigan Department of Community Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have confirmed a measles case in an adult Oakland County resident. This case may be associated with the recent Disneyland outbreak in […]

Patterson’s 40 Under 40 Named, Online Voting Picks Winner

January 20th 2015

Patterson’s 40 Under 40 Named, Online Voting Picks Winner (Oakland County Press Release, Jan. 22, 2015) Starting Tuesday at 9:00 a.m., the public can cast an online vote to choose the winner of the Oakland County Executive’s Elite 40 under 40 Class of 2015. Nearly 500 applications and nominations were reviewed by a panel of […]

Michigan Students will get SAT Instead of ACT Starting in 2016

January 18th 2015

Michigan Students will get SAT Instead of ACT Starting in 2016 (Michigan Department of Education Press Release, Jan. 18, 2015) All Michigan high school juniors will begin taking the SAT as the state-administered college assessment exam beginning in 2016 after the College Board won the three-year competitively-bid contract, the Michigan Department of Education and Department […]

Pug & Terrier Rescues Hosting Valentine-Themed Event Feb. 7

January 17th 2015

Pug Rescue Network & Midwest Boston Terrier Rescue Hosting Valentine-Themed Event Feb. 7 (Pug Rescue Network, Jan. 17, 2015) Pug Rescue Network and Midwest Boston Terrier Valentines event Renaissance Vineyard Church 1841 Pinecrest Drive Ferndale, Michigan 48220 Come and see Pug Rescue Network and our available pugs and Boston Terriers There will be games, raffles […]

Tweens, Teens & Social Media: Workshop for Parents & Educators Feb. 11

January 17th 2015

Tweens, Teens & Social Media: Workshop for Parents & Educators Feb. 11 (Oakland Schools Press Release, Jan. 17, 2015) “Tweens, Teens & Social Media: What PARENTS and EDUCATORS Need to Know!” is a free presentation that Oakland Schools created in response to growing issues with students using (and misusing) social media platforms. Scaring students off […]

Local Leaders in Running for NAACP Image Award Hometown Honor

January 13th 2015

Local Leaders in Running for NAACP Image Award Hometown Honor (Crystal A. Proxmire, Jan.12, 2015) The vote is on. Seventeen Detroit Area leaders have been nominated as part of the NAACP Image Awards Hometown Champion Award. Through an online competition, the nominee who gets the most votes will be flown to Pasadena, California for the […]

Our Auntie Rosa Book Signing and Panel at Southfield Library Jan. 22

January 8th 2015

Our Auntie Rosa Book Signing and Panel at Southfield Library Jan. 22 (SPL Press Release, Jan. 19, 2015) Nieces and nephews of civil rights legend Rosa Parks will publicly share their personal memories for the first time at a launch of their new book, Our Auntie Rosa: The Family of Rosa Parks Remembers Her Life […]

Guest View: Save the JCC in Oak Park

January 7th 2015

Guest View: Save the JCC in Oak Park (Guest View by Aaron Tobin, Jan. 7, 2015) Jewish Community Center is considering closing the Oak Park center. This has saddened many people in the area, who are rallying behind this important part of the community. A change.org petition has been started for people to show support […]