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…

Healing and Community Abound at Jewish Community Center Health Fair

Healing and Community Abound at Jewish Community Center Health Fair (C. Proxmire, Aaron Tobin of Tobin Photography, Feb. 9, 2015) Some of the keys to good health are the ability to laugh, to enjoy life, and to be around supportive people. For those who use the Jewish Community Center of Oak Park, these elements are…

…Coach Resigns After Slapping Incident & “Nappy Hair” Remark

Bloomfield Hills Basketball Coach Resigns After Slapping Incident and “Nappy Hair” Remark (Bloomfield Hills Schools Press Release, Feb. 5, 2015) On February 5, 2015, Bloomfield Hills Schools administrators were made aware of two incidents involving varsity basketball head coach, Duane Graves, and two student athletes on the basketball team. Both incidents were thoroughly investigated and…

…Coach Resigns After Slapping Incident & “Nappy Hair” Remark

Bloomfield Hills Basketball Coach Resigns After Slapping Incident and “Nappy Hair” Remark (Bloomfield Hills Schools Press Release, Feb. 5, 2015) On February 5, 2015, Bloomfield Hills Schools administrators were made aware of two incidents involving varsity basketball head coach, Duane Graves, and two student athletes on the basketball team. Both incidents were thoroughly investigated and…

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…

Performance-Based Lecture on Underground Railroad at West Bloomfield Library Feb. 22

Performance-Based Lecture on Underground Railroad at West Bloomfield Library Feb. 22 (Press Release, Feb.14, 2015) Historian and former Pontiac Mayor Dr. Willie W. Payne highlight the southern fugitive slave’s struggle to escape captivity and Michigan abolitionists and free Blacks that assisted them via the Underground Railroad. He uses music, song and photos of local Underground…