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…

One Person Shot, Two Assaulted in Pontiac

One Person Shot, Two Assaulted in Pontiac (Oakland County Sheriff’s Dept, Jan. 10, 2015) INCIDENT: 0015 Hours- City of Pontiac-Shooting/ Assault w/ Gun/Pistol Whipping/Attempt Murder   # 15-0004486 SUMMARY: Deputies were dispatched to a home in the 300 block of W. Huron for the report of a shooting. Deputies arrived and discovered a shooting victim and two…

“Expectations” Trump “Hope” as Pontiac School Board Members Swear In (video)

“Expectations” Trump “Hope” as Pontiac School Board Members Swear In (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Jan. 6, 2015) “We don’t say ‘we hope’ anymore. We say ‘we expect.’” The concept is one surrounding every decision made at Pontiac Schools, and when Superintendent Kelley Williams brought it up at the Jan. 5, 2015 School Board meeting it…

Remembering Patricia Hill Burnett, 2012 Interview (video)

Remembering Patricia Hill Burnett, 2012 Interview (video) (Cherie Wyatt Rolfe, Crystal Proxmire, Jan. 4, 2015) At the age of 94, the co-founder of Michigan National Organization for Women (NOW) and celebrated portrait artist Patricia Hill Burnett passed away last week. Burnett was a face for feminism spanning across socioeconomic and political lines. She was well-dressed,…

SOGI Conference for Educators… Feb.6

SOGI Conference for Educators to Focus on LGBT Student Success Feb.6 (compiled, Nov. 13, 2014, republished Dec. 30) Oakland University’s School of Education & Human Services’ Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) Initiative is excited to announce the 2015 Michigan SOGI Education Conference. This year’s conference will include 55-minute concurrent sessions and round-table discussions focused…

Pontiac Pastor Praises Troy Paramedics Who Saved Wife’s Life (video)

Pontiac Pastor Praises Troy Paramedics Who Saved Wife’s Life (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Dec. 28, 2014) Grace Gospel Fellowship was full of thankful people on Sunday as Pastor Kent Clark gave appreciation to three paramedics from Alliance Mobil Health EMS in Troy who saved his wife’s life earlier this fall. Pastor Clark told the story…

Nino Salvaggios Donates Food for 500 in Oakland County

Nino Salvaggios Donates Food for 500 in Oakland County (C. Proxmire, Dec. 26, 2014) Nino Salvaggio International Marketplace shared the holiday spirt this Christmas as they donated enough food to feed 500 for the holidays. The donations were given to Forgotten Harvest, which is based in Troy but serves several Oakland County communities, and Grace…

Sheriffs Surprise 300 Residents with Ham in Operation Pig Out (video)

Sheriffs Surprise 300 Residents with Ham in Operation Pig Out (video) (C. Proxmire, Dec. 26, 2014) With big hearts and a strong sense of humor, deputies from the Oakland County Sheriff’s Department hit the streets of communities they serve with surprise hams for residents. “Operation Pig Out” was made possible by Dr. Frank Patino who…

Oakland Co. Employee Casual Day Funds Go to 15 Charities

Oakland Co. Employee Casual Day Funds Go to 15 Charities (Oakland County Press Release, Dec. 24, 2014) Last week, Oakland County Executive, L. Brooks Patterson, awarded fifteen charities and a veteran with $29,000 dollars in funds that were raised by Oakland County employees through their Casual Day Funds Program. The program allows employees in participating departments and…

Pontiac Project Excel Seeking Coats, Volunteers and Cookies

Pontiac Project Excel Seeking Coats, Volunteers and Cookies (Project Excel press release, Dec. 15, 2014) Project Excel is hosting a free coat day for kids and families on Saturday, Dec. 20 from 1-5pm at Pontiac High School. There students and families will get new winter coats and enjoy cookies, cocoa, crafts, singing, entertainment and other…