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

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…

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

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…

Jamie Dumas Fundraiser Fraud Suspect Charged

Jamie Dumas Fundraiser Fraud Suspect Charged (Farmington Hills Police, Feb. 18, 2015) The Farmington Hills Police Department announced that the Oakland County Prosecutor’s Office has charged the subject in the Jamie Dumas fundraiser fraud that occurred in late 2014 and early 2015. Jamie Dumas was the victim of a domestic homicide in Southfield that occurred…

Jamie Dumas Fundraiser Fraud Suspect Charged

Jamie Dumas Fundraiser Fraud Suspect Charged (Farmington Hills Police, Feb. 18, 2015) The Farmington Hills Police Department announced that the Oakland County Prosecutor’s Office has charged the subject in the Jamie Dumas fundraiser fraud that occurred in late 2014 and early 2015. Jamie Dumas was the victim of a domestic homicide in Southfield that occurred…

Greater West Bloomfield Community Coalition Info Meeting Feb. 24

Greater West Bloomfield Community Coalition Info Meeting Feb. 24 (Press Release, Feb. 5, 2015) WE ARE ALL CONNECTED WE ARE ALL AFFECTED! Let’s all work together to help ensure our youth grow to their greatest potential! PLEASE JOIN THE GREATER WEST BLOOMFIELD COMMUNITY COALITION FOR A COMMUNITY MEETING: TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 24TH 8:00 AM WEST BLOOMFIELD…

Confirmed Measles Case in Oakland County

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…

Pleasant Ridge Celebrates 25th Birthday of I-696

Pleasant Ridge Celebrates 25th Birthday of I-696 (Cheryl Weiss, Photography by Thomas Treuter Photography, Jan. 18,2015) The Historical Society of Pleasant Ridge held a 25th birthday celebration for I-696 on Thursday, January 15, 2015 with approximately 80 residents and interested residents from neighboring communities. They gathered at the Pleasant Ridge Community Center to view a…

Michigan Students will get SAT Instead of ACT Starting in 2016

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…

Local Leaders in Running for NAACP Image Award Hometown Honor

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…

Farmington Police Report Increase in Package Thefts

Farmington Police Report Increase in Package Thefts (Farmington Police Report, Jan. 11, 2015) The Farmington Public Safety Department is advising residents that our department has taken 5 reports of larceny of delivered packages off door steps and porches in the last 2 weeks. These packages are delivered to the homes porch or doorstep by UPS,…