Guest View: Lack of Voting, Not Registration, is the Problem

Guest View: Lack of Voting, Not Registration, is the Problem (Kurt Metzger, DetroitDataGuru.com, March 17, 2015) This week marks the beginning of a voter registration drive in Oakland County.  Clerk/Register of Deeds Lisa Brown will hold five voter registration drives throughout March in the communities of Southfield, Auburn Hills, Royal Oak, Waterford, and Farmington Hills.…

Jewish Federation Lets Oak Park JCC Go, Seeks New Operators

Jewish Federation Lets Oak Park JCC Go, Seeks New Operators (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 6, 2015) The Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit has made the decision to close the Oak Park Jewish Community Center. The doors will close Aug. 31, unless new management is found.  The Center sits in a location central to several synagogues…

Jewish Federation Lets Oak Park JCC Go, Seeks New Operators

Jewish Federation Lets Oak Park JCC Go, Seeks New Operators (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 6, 2015) The Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit has made the decision to close the Oak Park Jewish Community Center. The doors will close Aug. 31, unless new management is found.  The Center sits in a location central to several synagogues…

Berkley Schools Hosting Tours and Bond Info Meetings

Berkley Schools Hosting Tours and Bond Info Meetings (Berkley Schools Press Release, March 6, 2015)   On the May 5th ballot the District has a proposal to improve the infrastructure, safety and technology in the Berkley Schools. The District is asking citizens to vote on just over $58 million in needed upgrades. Building informational meetings…

Berkley Schools Hosting Tours and Bond Info Meetings

Berkley Schools Hosting Tours and Bond Info Meetings (Berkley Schools Press Release, March 6, 2015)   On the May 5th ballot the District has a proposal to improve the infrastructure, safety and technology in the Berkley Schools. The District is asking citizens to vote on just over $58 million in needed upgrades. Building informational meetings…

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…