Pictures from the Huntington Woods Independence Day Parade

Pictures from the Huntington Woods Independence Day Parade (Photos: Howard Collens, July 4, 2016) Huntington Woods, MI  – There is a saying in Huntington Woods about the annual Independence Day Parade – half the walks in it, and half the town watches.  And as the parade wove through the tree-lined residential streets, there were many…

Beheaded Stuffed Animal Hanging from Tree May Be Ethnic Intimidation

Beheaded Stuffed Animal Hanging from Tree May Be Ethnic Intimidation (Oakland County Sheriff’s Dept, July 3, 2016) Commerce Twp, MI – FROM DAY SHIFT: 07-02-2016, 07:00 hrs. THROUGH MIDNIGHT SHIFT: 07-03-2016, 07:00 hrs. INCIDENT:  09:55 hrs. – Commerce Township – Ethnic Intimidation – #16-113178 SUMMARY:  Deputies responded to the 9000 block of Gittins Blvd for…

We Got This #1: Cheryl Salinas-Tucker, Owner of Rouge Makeup and Nail Studio in Ferndale

We Got This #1:  Cheryl Salinas-Tucker, Owner of Rouge Makeup and Nail Studio in Ferndale (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 1, 2016) Ferndale, MI – Women from around the world gathered in Washington DC on June 14 for the United States of Women Summit.   The event featured a series of speakers celebrating the successes of women…

We Got This #3: Jess McClary, Owner of McClary Bros Drinking Vinegars in Farmington

We Got This #3:  Jess McClary, Owner of McClary Bros Drinking Vinegars in Farmington (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 1, 2016) Farmington, MI – Women from around the world gathered in Washington DC on June 14 for the United States of Women Summit.   The event featured a series of speakers celebrating the successes of women while…

Self-Care Isn’t Selfish

Self-Care Isn’t Selfish (Guest blog, Nkenge Burkhead, Prevention Education Specialist, HAVEN, July 1, 2016) People often ask, “How did you get involved in this work?” This is a question advocates working to end domestic and sexual violence have been asked countlessly. Their answers are often filled with personal experiences. Many advocates identify as both survivor…