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WHAT’S INSIDE WCCCD online program makes financial aid info accessible (Page A-3) Wayne County Community College District is rolling out the latest of a series of new student service programs precisely where many of its more than 72,000 students look first — their smartphones and other mobile devices.

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In reality, the die is yet to be cast for the next chapter of leadership in Detroit except in the case State Reps. Fred COMMENTARY of Durhal and Lisa Howze who already announced they are seeking the job of mayor of Detroit. However, the remaining possible candidates, including incumbent Mayor Dave Bing, Detroit Medical Center CEO Bankole Thompson outgoing Mike Duggan and Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon, have all but explicitly announced their run for mayor in 2013.

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to make their wishes known and cast the die if they are seriously interested in the job. In a recent interview with Crain’s Detroit Business, Mike Duggan, the only White candidate in the race and former Wayne County Prosecutor who is seen as a serious challenger to Bing, Napoleon,

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light comes to Highland Park

By Patrick Keating


On Nov. 20, a collaborative called “Soulardarity” installed a solar-powered streetlight — the first of a planned 200 in the next five years — on Victor Street in Highland Park. It became officially operational on Thanksgiving Day.

Déjà vu for Cass Tech (Page C-1)

The light was installed in front of Motor City Classic Auto Sales L.L.C., across Victor from the abandoned Ford Highland Park Assembly Plant.

Cass Tech coach Thomas Wilcher came into the post Division 1 State title press conference at Ford Field with a giant smile on his face. Leland Stein tells why.

Project manager AJ O’Neil said Highland Park is the birthplace of the community economy. “I’ve always maintained that we live in a crosscheck economy where, like Henry Ford, you pay people a good wage, they become your producers and your customers,” O’Neil said. “That’s a market economy. That got lost in this reevaluation of an investor’s mentality, a long time ago. A couple of generations ago. I think it’s just natural that I came from Ferndale into Highland Park which, incidentally, is my birthplace.”

Students serve communities in S.H.O.T.S program (Page C-5)

O’Neil owned AJ’s Café in Ferndale, but didn’t re-sign the

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AJ O’NEIL carries one of the solar panels that will power the street light.

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THE ABANDONED Highland Park Assembly Plant stands mute witness as solar panels collect energy to power a light across the street.

Generational role sparks WCCCD Bookworm Club for children

By Megan Krueger


For many children, reading books can be uninteresting. But in a city where the illiteracy rate once reportedly hovered close to 50 percent, learning how to read from Mom and Dad could be a challenge. In 2004, with Detroit’s illiteracy rate in mind, Ola Ivery, wife of Wayne County Community College District Chancellor Dr. Curtis Ivery, decided to take action.

“Literacy is a prerequisite to education,” Ivery said. “It’s key to a person lifting themselves up in life and going on to get a good job.” Ivery and an average of five to seven volunteers run the yearlong program every three months on the first Saturday of the month. But there is more to the club than just reading books. The Bookworm Club ties song, dance and word games in with story time, and a giant bookworm mascot leads activities at the club meetings.

She established the Bookworm Club, a reading program at WCCCD for children 3 to 7.

“Two of the events involve learning how to read maps and music. The idea was to provide a “I wanted to Ola Ivery well-rounded defiteach children the importance of reading at the nition of literacy, and to inearliest stage of learning, troduce children to a broadand how exciting it is,” Ivery er world of learning,” Ivery said. said.

Lisa Howze

all that the city has been through — the ineffective functioning of government including gradual erosion of the tax base — and where it was when it first elected Young as its first Black mayor, inspiring racial pride and a long line of Black elected officials with electoral power, to where it is now, is Detroit ready for Duggan?

Consumers can be thankful they have a ton of choices this holiday. Tablets, either the 7” variety or 10”, will be added to gift lists this season.

Few things in life are more subjective than what is funny, or not funny. What is hilarious to one person might not generate even a trace of a smile for someone else. This week the focus is on famous people having a good laugh.

Mike Duggan


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2013 is Detroit’s BIG YEAR as city looks for leadership

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The S. H.O.T.S. program (Students Helping Others Through Service initiative) encourages Southeast Michigan High School students to volunteer their time in an effort to make a positive impact on the local community.


She and her husband believe they share a generational responsibility to make reading accessible to everyone.

Although the program welcomes all children, it was designed for children who don’t yet know how to read.

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MCDONALD’s OWNER/OPERATORS Errol Service (left), Deborah Virgiles, Savarior Service, Jim Thrower, Jon Campbell and James Thrower, Jr. passed out turkeys and other provisions for Thanksgiving in front of Comerica Park.

Good time to give McDonald’s owner/operators dig deep to make community donations

By Jackie Berg To give or not to give? It’s a question many business owners face this holiday season. The stress to improve bottom line results has driven even the most altruistic business owners to forgo time- and cost-intensive charitable giving campaigns in order to focus on making up for revenue lost during the economic downturn. Recognizing the increased stress on charitable agencies, struggling

business enterprises and families, local McDonald’s owner/operators took time away from their restaurant operations to lend increased support to needy families this holiday season. “The list of those in need is not going down,” said Savarior Service, head of the Detroit chapter of the Black McDonald’s Operators Association (BMOA) and a multi-unit business owner with responsibility for more than 20 restaurants.

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Rising interest

Hundreds gather in support of Detroit neighborhood summit By Santiago Esparza The cavalry showed up at the third annual ARISE Detroit! Neighborhoods Rising Summit. That is, if you think of the cavalry as more than 400 city residents concerned about improving their neighborhoods who crammed into classrooms at the downtown campus of Wayne County Community College District recently for the event which has grown every year. Organized by ARISE Detroit! and sponsored by the Kresge Foundation, the summit brought together activists, community leaders, business owners and everyday residents looking for ways to improve the city in general and their neighborhoods in particular. “The cavalry is not coming; You are the cavalry,” Penny Bailer, ARISE! Detroit! treasurer and executive director of City Year Detroit, told participants at the morning plenary session. The Nov. 3 event was well attended and most of its 10 workshop sessions were standing room only. Morning sessions dealt with entrepreneurship, housing, urban farming, public safety and recycling. Afternoon sessions focused on neighborhood organizing, getting word out about citizens’ efforts and events, home repairs, engaging youth and how to obtain grants. Tips, advice and strategies for success came from about 30 community leaders who served as panelists for the workshops.

the community building group Community Development Advocates of Detroit, and crime-fighting strategies from Andy Arena, former head of the Detroit FBI bureau, who is now executive director of the Detroit Crime Commission. Toni Mcllwain, executive director of the Ravendale Community group on the city’s east side, told participants who jammed a session on entrepreneurship that it is essential to get the staff of large retailers on board in helping to revitalize neighborhoods. “You can’t get to the corporations,” said the animated Mcllwain. “You have to appeal to the heart of the managers. They will go back to the corporate offices for you.” Tom Petzold owns the Belmont Shopping Center on E. Eight Mile at Dequindre on Detroit’s northeast boundary. It was renovated in 1999 and about that time, an employee told him there was an adjacent park, called Dad Butler Park, badly in need of upgrades that the shopping center could help in securing. Petzold, who also participated in the entrepreneurship workshop, said he would not have thought of renovating the park without it being mentioned to him He

in West Bloomfield,” he said. “But the idea to do something with the park came from one of our employees.”


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Petzold works closely with community activist Shirley Burch, another workshop participant, who is the president of Community United for Progress. They have built a strong business and community relationship that they encourage others to emulate. Bishop Tony Russell of the Maintaining A Neighborhood (MAN) Network told about 40 participants in a workshop on public safety that sometimes all it takes is a resident or two on a block to watch out for neighbors and the idea will spread. “Nobody should have to live in fear,” John Blake, who lives on the city’s northwest side, heard about the summit from friends. He came away with self-help ideas to bring back to his neighborhood. “We have a lot of vacant lots full of garbage and high weeds,” Blake said. “If the city could do something about them, it would have already. It is up to us to help out.” Funded by the Kresge Foundation, ARISE Detroit! is a non-profit coalition of more than 400 organizations, promoting

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This theme dovetails with the mission of ARISE Detroit!, a non-profit founded in 2006 as a way to foster hope and encourage residents and suburban neighbors to get more active in neighborhoods. A year later, Neighborhoods Day was started with about 50 groups and a few hundred volunteers. This year there were more than 200 groups involved with thousands of volunteers spending the day

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Participants and panelists during the Neighnorhood Summit. – Wyoman Mitchell photo improving neighborhoods across the city. The summit evolved from the Neighborhoods Day as volunteers looked for guidance to keep their activism going yearround. “Much like Neighborhoods Day, I do believe the summit has come to be viewed by many in the community as an important annual event and a way to get useful information on improving neighborhoods,” ARISE Detroit! executive director Luther Keith said. “It also allows residents to connect with people like themselves who are interested in creating a better Detroit. It is very gratifying to see how the community has responded and we hope to make the Neighborhood Summit bigger and better in the future.” Summit participants also heard from Charles Cross of the Detroit Works Long Term Planning Project, sharing ideas to reshape city neighborhoods; Sarida Scott, from

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Rep. Jackson Jr. should come clean By Michael Cottman U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. owes his loyal constituents something he hasn’t offered them lately: honesty. Speculation over Jackson’s health, the investigation involving alleged campaign finance misconduct and his whereabouts has reached a fever pitch in Chicago and even Jackson’s most steadfast admirers are demanding that the clandestine congressman explain his mysterious five-month absence from Capitol Hill. With his political career spiraling out of control, Jackson, 47, skipped his session in Congress this week and many of his colleagues say they never expect to see Jackson serving as a congressman on Capitol Hill again. And there is also deep-rooted anger. “To slap us in the face now, you just lied to us,” Chicago Alderwoman Carrie Austin told reporters Thursday. “You just lied to us. I feel so betrayed.” Austin’s fury toward Jackson comes as a Fox television affiliate in Chicago reported that Jackson is willing to give up his congressional seat if he also receives a disability pack-

ing Rep. Jackson’s alleged use of $20,000 in campaign money to redecorate the family’s $2.5 million Washington, D.C. home. He is also suspected of using campaign funds to buy a $40,000 Rolex watch for a female friend.

age when he steps down. The disability allocation might be his only source of income, according to the report. There’s no doubt that Jackson’s career as a U.S. congressman is coming to an unceremonious end soon but regardless of how this saga concludes, Jackson should speak candidly to the thousands of black voters who have supported him tirelessly through the years.

The whole mess is troubling. If Jackson was working a deal with prosecutors during his reelection race, then he kept his constituents even deeper in the dark.

Jackson’s Black constituents have been extremely patient and they have lots of legitimate questions.

“I think Congressman Jackson, it’s incumbent upon him to have a conversation with his constituents about his intentions,” Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel told reporters.

Did Jackson violate campaign finance laws? Was he hiding out at the Mayo Clinic to avoid prosecution? Was he negotiating a plea deal with federal agents before he was reelected to Congress last week? And here’s another question that calls for an immediate answer: Where is Jackson now? “Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. is no longer a patient at Mayo Clinic,” the clinic said in a statement. “He departed Tuesday, Nov. 13. Although he is no longer a current patient, he continues to cope with bipolar II disorder and will remain under the care of physicians as part of his ongoing treatment to

Jesse Jackson Jr. manage and treat depression.” Jackson’s disappearance from Congress has certainly raised more questions than answers. The Justice Department is investigating Jackson over alleged misuse of campaign funds – and the probe has broadened to include his wife, Chicago Alderwoman Sandi Jackson.

Prosecutors are investigat-

This is a shameful scenario that has engulfed a prominent and seemingly politically savvy family. In fact, a friend who spent a significant part of his journalism career in Chicago told me that the Jacksons are one of the most politically astute families in America and experts in crisis management . If this is true, why would Jackson Jr. spend $40,000 on a Rolex for another woman knowing that a huge expenditure of that kind would be easily traceable – especially if he used campaign funds to buy the watch?

Meanwhile, some of Chicago’s black politicians say they feel sympathy for Sandi Jackson, but are slamming her husband. “In every marriage somewhere down the line, you think that your husband might fool around on you, but not necessarily commit adultery,” Alderwoman Austin told reporters. “Being a high-profile person, how constrained could he be? But, to have it all now slammed in her face. That has got to be so humiliating, it’s like, I don’t want to get out of bed.”

So what now for Jackson?

He won re-election by a landslide, but Jackson probably won’t serve another day in Congress again. His dreams of running for mayor of Chicago — and even President — are long gone and at this point, just staying out of jail might be the ultimate goal. “Given the election is over, I think it’s important for him to tell his constituents and tell the public where he stands,” Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn said. “It’s time for him to speak.” Jackson should come clean today. His constituents deserve better.

WCCCD online program makes financial aid information accessible to students cial aid documentation electronically and link it directly to student accounts. “This has provided a more streamlined and efficient financial aid process which ultimately delivers better customer service to our students,” said WCCCD Executive District Director of Financial Aid Tamara Pruitt. Students also have the luxury of submitting their forms online through our website from their laptops, tablets and smart phones, Pruitt said.

Wayne County Community College District, under Chancellor Curtis Ivery, is rolling out the latest of a series of new student service programs precisely where many of its more than 72,000 students look first — their smartphones and other mobile devices. The new online service will allow current and prospective students, parents, community and staff to find accurate answers to questions about WCCCD or financial aid through an interactive question and answer tool. More expansive than “Frequently Asked Questions” and more targeted than online search tools, the new tool provides specific answers to questions through an extensive video library and smart operating software. Students simply plug in a question, and software scours video transcripts to find related terms, delivering an exact match to the query within seconds, whether the student is working on a computer or a smartphone. Trying to navigate the federal financial aid system? There’s video for that. Want to know how the campus bookstore operates? There’s one for that too. Even subjects such as financial literacy are covered in the series. The idea, said WCCCD District Dean of Student Services Mawine Diggs, was to get accurate administrative and financial aid information in the hands of students precisely when they needed it so that they could focus on achieving their goals, instead of paperwork. “Our goal is to help everyone who comes through our doors create a better life,” Diggs said. “Providing accurate information and the most efficient service possible only helps them, and us, realize that goal.” The new online self-service

Dr.Curtis Ivery tool is the latest in a series of student service initiatives the District has rolled out during the past 18 months as student enrollment has increased to nearly 73,000 credit and non-credit students. The District Financial Aid Department recently launched an initiative to transition into “paperless processing”. The implementation of the Banner Document Management Suite (commonly known as Xtender) allows the department to collect, process, and store finan-

The District is providing consistent training for administrators and staff to make sure the new programs integrate smoothly with existing services, and tracking its progress to make sure all services are consistently improving.

“The goal is not only to make sure students can access the information they need in ways that are comfortable to them but to also ensure successful guidance through the financial aid process from start to finish,” said WCCCD District Dean of Student Services Mawine Diggs. “Whether they feel more comfortable sitting across the table from an advisor or dialing a hotline number

“We’re tracking student satisfaction with our overall service periodically to make sure we’re providing the best platforms available to serve their needs,” Diggs said. “We don’t view student service as a fixed target, but something that we will consistently improve upon to make sure everyone who comes through our doors is having the best experience possible.”

consumers are beginning to doubt whether that will happen before higher tax rates take effect in January.

The Sentiment Index was 82.7 in November 2012, just above 82.6 in October, and well above last November’s 63.7.

“While a resolution just before year-end could reverse any future spending declines, it would nonetheless diminish holiday spending.

The Expectations Index and Current Conditions components moved in opposite directions.

But when asked to identify any recent economic news, consumers more frequently made unfavorable references to potential changes in future federal tax and spending programs as well as the inability of the political parties to reach a timely settlement.

“Moreover, consumers do not make a distinction between federal income and payroll taxes, so any settlement that excludes an extension of the payroll tax cut could reduce optimism starting in early January.”

There have been only five other surveys during the past half century in which more consumers mentioned their uncertainty about government policies, according to Curtin.

More households reported gains in their personal finances in the November survey than any other time since March 2008.

Interestingly, past occurrences also were related to taxes, spending and the federal deficit, e.g., Clinton’s deficit reduction program in 1993 and last summer’s debt ceiling debate, which prompted a drop in the Sentiment Index to 55.8 — the fourth-lowest level ever recorded. While consumers remain optimistic, that optimism is contingent on the promise of no higher taxes, except on the wealthy. “The gains in confidence ended in late November as consumers became more uncertain about when and how the fiscal cliff will be bridged,” Curtin said. “While they had anticipated a last-minute settlement, some

Personal Finances Improve

Although a slightly larger number reported worsening finances, this represents a large gain from a year ago when worsening finances were reported twice as frequently as an improving financial situation. Employment Gains Expected Anticipated gains in the economy meant that consumers held much more favorable job expectations. The survey recorded the most favorable outlook for the unemployment rate since 1984. Nearly one-in-three consumers expected a lower unemployment rate during the year ahead in both the October and November 2012 surveys.

Consumer Sentiment Index

Another benefit of the new array of services the District anticipates is lower call volumes to its financial aid and administrative offices, freeing staff to spend more time with students who need extra resources or unique situations. WCCCD is the largest urban community college district in the state with the goal of continuously expanding the reach of its administrators through the use of innovative technologies and person centered approaches. Providing resources to answer basic questions while freeing staff to tend to those students that need more in-depth attention means all of its students will be better served, Diggs said.

The District last year introduced its Student Solutions Team, Financial Aid Hotline. The Student Solutions Team visits each of the District’s five campuses weekly to provide a face-to-face, one-stop option for students to get financial aid and administrative information, as well as help finding that information online. District call centers were expanded to provide fast information on financial aid and things like book vouchers to students who called the District hotline, and information about both was distributed across campuses through a steady stream of emails, newsletters and banners. Additionally, the District has hosted two Financial Aid Marathons this year which have provided students with one-on-one engagement opportunities with District Financial Aid personnel in the completion, submission and processing of financial aid documents.

Consumer confidence remains high in November, according to economist Consumer confidence remained largely unchanged from last month at its highest level in five years, according to University of Michigan economist Richard Curtin, director of the Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan Surveys of Consumers.  

or watching a video on their smartphone – we want to make sure we’re helping them navigate the college experience in ways that help ensure their success.”

The Expectations Index slipped to 77.6 in November from 79.0 in October, while the Current Conditions Index rose to 90.7 in November from 88.1 in October. Both components were well above last November, with the Expectations Index posting more than twice the gain of the Current Conditions Index.    The Surveys of Consumers, conducted by the U-M Institute for Social Research, have been monitoring consumer attitudes and expectations for more than 60 years. It is a rotating panel survey based on a nationally representative sample that gives each household in the coterminous U.S. an equal probability of being selected. Interviews are conducted throughout the month by telephone. The minimum monthly change required for significance at the 95-percent level in the Sentiment Index is 4.8 points; for Current and Expectations Index the minimum is 6.0 points. For more information, visit the ISR website at http://www.

“We’ve expanded our student services significantly,” she said, “and we’ve done it in ways that allows every student an outlet at any time of day or night to get the help and information they need.”

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital to kick off fundaraiser to help needy children St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is seeking local community and business leaders to help build a committee for the inaugural “St. Jude Jazz in Detroit” Gala set to take place in 2013. Those who are interested are encouraged to attend “St. Jude Jazz in Detroit” cocktail reception taking place on November 28 at PV Lounge in Detroit. The cocktail reception will serve as an info night for those who interested in knowing more about St. Jude’s mission. There is no cost to attend. “I have been a longtime supporter of St. Jude,” said Kenny Akinwale, CEO of Detroit based Q Group, LLC. “I believe in this organization and what they do for kids across the country and right here in Michigan. This will be an opportunity for our community to unite and bring hope to children who are dealing with difficult situations. There is no better use of our time, talent and resources than to join forces with St. Jude for the Jazz in Detroit Gala.” It costs $1.8 million each day to run the hospital and 81 percent of those funds come from public contributions. Because of relationships like

those with Radio One Detroit and churches across the country including Hartford Memorial Baptist Church in Detroit, families never have to pay St. Jude for anything – St. Jude covers the cost of treatment, transportation, lodging and food for the patient and a family member. About St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is internationally recognized for its pioneering research and treatment of children with cancer and other life-threatening diseases. The hospital’s research has helped push overall survival rates for childhood cancer from less than 20 percent when the institution opened to almost 80 percent today. It is the first and only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to children, and no family ever pays St. Jude for care. For more information, go to and follow St. Jude on www.facebook. com/stjude and www.twitter. com/stjude.



Leadership Howze and Durhal said all the right things that the average Detroiter wants to hear and can connect to. Duggan said Detroit doesn’t need an emergency financial manager, something that strikes at the heart of the city’s progressive community, which has always viewed any type of outside influence or collaboration as a “takeover” because of the history of struggle in this community. The chord that Duggan struck also plays well with the labor movement in town, which has waged a statewide battle against EFM laws like the battle of Armageddon. He goes further to dismiss Bing’s Detroit Works program, which plays to the anti-Bing sentiment and a segment of voters who believe the mayor hasn’t done much. He said what the city needs is good management, not an EFM or Detroit Works. Duggan also opposed any more public authorities for Detroit like the one that’s been proposed through legislation in Lansing for the Public Lighting Department, again another opposition in line with the “takeover sentiment” in Detroit. For any shrewd politician it makes sense to try to convince your critics — those who would vehemently oppose a White mayor for Detroit — before winning those who will easily agree with you. Duggan’s task is to convince voters old and young, including those who witnessed a seismic shift when Coleman Alexander Young became the city’s first Black mayor, and how that transition led to major milestones breaking down racial barriers in several institutions in Detroit, including the police department. Given all that the city has been through — the ineffective functioning of government including gradual erosion of the tax base — and where it was when it first elected Young as its first Black mayor, in-

From page A-1 spiring racial pride and a long line of Black elected officials with electoral power, to where it is now, is Detroit ready for Duggan? It is a crucial question that voters will have to answer. It is a question that speaks to the essence of Detroit and whether the city is ready for another seismic shift 40 years after Young which makes the race for mayor of Detroit — with Duggan in it — a national race because of the implications the election has not only for Detroit, dubbed as the mecca for Black America, but also for others who talk about serious and meaningful transcending leadership that cuts across race. “The mayor and the governor are going down a wrong road, and they are fragmenting the administrative responsibility in this city,” Duggan told Crain’s Detroit Business. “The next mayor is going to come in and find 14 or 15 authorities and a corporation counsel that doesn’t answer to anybody, and have to try to run government. The water department has been run by a federal judge for 30 years and the financial services under a financial advisory board. There is a pattern here,” Napoleon is a very credible candidate with equal name recognition who poses the same threat to Duggan as Duggan does to him if both announce their decision to run at the end of the year. Napoleon, like Duggan, is armed with a law degree and is a former Detroit police chief with an understanding of municipal government as head of the most important apparatus in Detroit government. I’ve received a lot of calls after Duggan’s interview from both supporters of Duggan and Napoleon. But one caller in particular asked why Napoleon is not out there like Duggan speaking to the issues and boldly challenging conventional wisdom that money is crucial but winning an election is also about winning the hearts and minds of voters. That is exactly what Duggan

is doing through his interviews, speaking about issues that resonate with voters. Mayor Bing seems to have the advantage because he is the incumbent, and if he decides to seek reelection the race for mayor shifts into high gear despite some of his challenges that may seem unattractive to voters. The mayor, depending on the campaign team he assembles, could make a case for re-election as any incumbent could. Howze, a CPA by training, has long announced she was seeking the city’s top job but she has to be more aggressive and assertive on the issues if she is to be considered a serious contender. Some in Detroit have longed for a female mayor and Howze will have to show whether her candidacy can make that dream become a reality or not. Durhal has long been in the trenches of municipal government, from Highland Park to Detroit. But the former state representative, like Howze, will need to expand his political reach beyond his district and work to ensure his name rings a bell across the city in order to make a serious push. Bankole Thompson is editor of the Michigan Chronicle and the author of the forthcoming book “Rising From the Ashes: Engaging Detroit’s Future With Courage.” His book “Obama and Black Loyalty,” published in 2010, follows his recent book, “Obama and Christian Loyalty” with a foreward by Bob Weiner, former White House spokesman. Thompson is a political news analyst at WDET-101.9FM (NPR affiliate) and a member of the weekly “Obama Watch” Sunday evening roundtable on WLIB1190AM New York and simulcast in New Jersey and Connecticut. Email or visit his personal page at www.

WCCCD “Providing positive experiences and associations with reading and learning at this stage is intended to create a lifelong love and appreciation for reading and education,” Ivery said. The club aims to “stoke the natural curiosity every child has to learn about the world around them,” she said. “The District’s overall mission is to provide a better life through learning.” Since Feb. 2004, the Bookworm Club has grown. Once concentrated at the downtown Detroit campus, it now has

From page A-1 clubs at each of WCCCD’s five Southeast Michigan campuses. More than 1,000 children have come through the Bookworm Club. Ivery said that although it’s important to get kids excited about reading here in Southeast Michigan because of the region’s illiteracy rates, it’s also important for kids anywhere. “There is a lot of competition for children’s attention, from video games to television to packed extracurricular schedules,” she said. “We think it’s vital for children to learn

that literacy is the starting point of nearly any place they want to go in life and in the world.” While the children are participating in the program, the first thing Ivery notices is “the light in the children’s eyes.” “They are engaged, they’re interested, and they are excited about what they are seeing and learning,” she said. But it’s not only the children that have this experience. “We see real joy on the parents’ faces as they watch their children learning something new.

McDonald’s Service joined six other McDonald’s owner/operators in personally delivering a record number of provisions to area families. The Detroit chapter of the BMOA has 17 members who own and operate more than 60 Detroit area restaurants. The spirit of giving comes naturally to Service and her fellow McDonald’s operators, who bear witness to increasing area need first-hand. “We see our employees and customers struggle every day — from breadwinners who have lost their jobs to families who are facing eviction — so we know that the need is greater now more than ever,” noted Service.

Area owner/operators’ willingness to not only personally fund the donation of more than 500 turkeys and 500 bags of groceries for side dishes, but to personally distribute the packages, speaks volumes to their commitment to the community, according to Forgotten Harvest Chief Development Officer and charity partner Russ W. Russell. “Detroiters are witnessing the development of a new kind of poverty among the ‘working poor,’ who, despite working two or three jobs, are often without health benefits and still come up short in meeting monthly expenses,” he said. In addition to provid-

It’s a family event, and tremendously gratifying and exciting to watch.” This article originally appeared in the October issue of BLAC magazine. Ola Ivery is a scholar, educator, mentor and loving wife who can be best described in what Langston Hughes calls “a talented woman.” She came to Detroit from Dallas, Texas, and found her niche at WCCCD where she has developed outreach programs that encourage intellectual development and growth through reading.

From page A-1 ing critical employment, that’s where efforts like this help, according to Russell. “This is not an anonymous, impersonal effort,” he said. “These McDonald’s operators really understand the true nature of need in our community. You can see it in their eyes and in the joy of the many families who benefit from their support.” “You can’t fake this kind of heartfelt commitment.” Building Confidence In addition to charitable giving, many McDonald’s owner/operators decided to move forward with capital-intensive remodel efforts despite the economic downturn.

“No matter how tough times get for area businesses, you can’t stop investing in the community,” said Service. “The millions of dollars we invested in improving our restaurant locations spurred redevelopment of the businesses that surround our properties. This, in turn, created additional job opportunities and spinoff economic benefits.” And that’s the best kind of gift of all. Editor’s Note: An additional 500 turkeys will be given away by BMOA through food banks and churches in metro Detroit for a total donation of 1,000 turkeys this holiday season.

Lt. governor, lawmakers offer plan to reform personal property tax LANSING — A plan to keep Michigan’s economy driving forward by reforming the burdensome personal property tax was outlined today by Lt. Gov. Brian Calley, Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville and House Speaker Jase Bolger. The proposal recognizes the vital role that strong communities and schools play in Michigan’s future by providing reimbursement rates to most local units of 100 percent for police, fire and ambulance revenue losses and a minimum of 80 percent for everything else. It also holds the School Aid Fund harmless and fully covers school debt. The PPT is imposed on job providers for their commercial, industrial and utility equipment. The antiquated tax, which is more than 100 years old, poses several barriers to job creation and economic growth. Gov.

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Rick Snyder and Calley continue to work collaboratively with a bipartisan group of lawmakers and stakeholders to reduce the burden on job providers while minimizing revenue losses to local units of government, many of which rely on PPT revenue. Supporters of the plan include the Fraternal Order of Police, Police Officers Association of Michigan and the Michigan Professional Firefighters Union. “This is a fiscally responsible strategy that helps to lay the groundwork for a more prosperous future,” Calley said. “It’s an excellent compromise that balances the tax-relief needs of job providers with the revenue needs of our communities and schools. Michigan has come a long way in the past two years but we’re not content. We must eliminate obstacles to growth like the PPT so

that more families can get better jobs. Reducing this unfair burden on job providers will attract investment and expand local tax bases. This is a critical step that keeps Michigan on the right track.” “The PPT is a tax that punishes job creation while providing essential support for local governments,” said Bolger, RMarshall. “We need to reform this tax so that we can attract the investments that will create new jobs for Michigan’s workers. This reform will lead to more opportunities for Michigan families to succeed. I realize many communities rely heavily on the support they receive from the personal property tax. That is why it is essential to provide full replacement funding for police, fire and schools. Things that are worthwhile are rarely easy and this tax reform is no exception. The House looks

forward to working on this package with the Senate and the Governor’s Office to take another giant step forward in improving Michigan for hardworking families.” “Reforming personal property tax has been at the top of the Senate’s agenda for quite some time,” said Richardville, R-Monroe. “This is a tax that literally punishes our job providers for growth and expansion. In order to support our local businesses and attract new companies and industries to Michigan, we have to continue to eliminate obstacles to job creation. This is a proposal that will make us competitive with other states in the region and ensure resources for our local communities. Reforming personal property tax is the next logical step in the process of getting Michigan back to work.”

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Highland Park From page A-1 lease, saying it was costprohibitive. He currently owns AJ’s Coffee Works in Hazel Park and works as a roofer throughout metro Detroit. He said that just as Henry Ford’s moving assembly line helped change the world, solar street lights will help reinvigorate the economy. Private funds helped pay for the cost of the light and its associated components. He said the name “Soulardarity” has a threepronged meaning, referencing the soul of the community, solar power (which he described as “the new energy”) and solidarity with the community. “This will be 100 percent off-the-grid, utility bill-free,” O’Neil said of the light. Craig Brumels, the technician who helped install the light, is the engineer with Holland, Michigan-based Solar Street Lights USA. It was overcast as the light was being installed the morning of Nov. 20. Brumels said that even on such days, the light would still harvest energy. He also said the 45 watt LED lamp has a wide light distribution area. The battery box contains four six-volt batteries which are 335 amps each. “They power the light,” he said. “So the light operates at 24 volts and the charge controller turns the light on and off.” The solar panels charge the batteries, and that each solar street light would be stand-alone, “it’s own little solar system.” He also said a lot of Solar Street Lights USA’s products are Michiganbased. “So, when we sell a light it puts people to work,” he said. O’Neil noted that solar street lighting brings the community back, describing block associations starting battery replacement funds and other community investment endeavors. He added that next year is the 100th anniversary of that assembly line. “We want to be here, primed and ready to make a bold statement that says ‘this is the next 100 years,’” O’Neil said. O’Neil said there wasn’t any deliberate symbolism in installing the light across the street from the Highland Park Assembly Plant. He also pointed out that the second solar streetlight will be installed on Highland Street, in a residential area. According to O’Neil, it’s hard to say how many jobs would be created by the installation of solar street lights, but asked what the “reverberating effect” of one job is. He also said Woodward and Wall Street need to work better with each other, saying it’s in their mutual best interests. Again for one metro Detroit community is a gain for another; likewise for losses. Mark Hackshaw, chairman of Highland Park’s Tax Increment Finance Authority, and president of the Highland Park Business Association, said the area where the street light was being installed is part

of the TIFA district. He also said TIFA had been interested in an initiative to get lights on Victor since the DTE lights were removed. Resident Ricardo Byers called the project wonderful, saying it’s helping the community and that everybody’s going to love it. He works for Amazon Tree Manufacturing, which supplied to hoist O’Neil and Brumels used to install the solar panel and the light. He’d like to see solar street lights installed on all the side streets. Neighborhoods are now lit by the moon and porch lights on individual homes. Andre Foster, co-owner of Motor City Classic, described himself as blessed to have the light installed outside his business, saying it will give customers a sense of comfort. He said the only streetlights are on the corners. Motor City Classic coowner Andre Davis said the fact that this new light is self-sufficient can serve as a beacon for what the people of Highland Park can do for their future. Davis believes having solar-powered street lights in Highland Park will attract more businesses. Carla Walker-Miller of Walker-Miller Energy Services, based in Tech Town, said her company is a distributor for the integrated street lighting products. They provide the pole, the battery box, the solar panel and the LED lighting. Walker-Miller noted t hat there’s no maintenance required with LED lighting or the solar panels. She also said her company, which does energy efficiency and alternative and renewable energy projects all over the state, wants to drive energy efficient behavior, period. She pointed out that if we can learn to live more efficiently, then in cities like Highland Park, where the income is lower, fewer expenses would go toward things like electric, water and gas bills. She also said each solar street light — and all its various components — would cost about $5,500, but noted that there would be no maintenance and no utility bill. She added that the cost will come down substantially as these become more standard. “The first of everything is more expensive,” she said. She described the light on Victor as the “flagship.” Gerrajh Surles, director of public works with the City of Highland Park, said this project means the start of a new day. “This is the first time we actually have a physical representation of us moving forward, being more energy efficient as a city,” he said. Melvin “Butch” Hollowell, general counsel of the Detroit Branch NAACP, and close friend of O’Neil, said the street lighting campaign is about the essence of safety. Hollowell also said Highland Park is a metaphor for the comeback of every urban area. “So I love the fact that he (O’Neil) has got this energy and is helping to pull the community together,” Hollowell said.

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This holiday season get mobile-y connected… …with a tablet

– Cornelius A. Fortune, managing editor

What you should know iPad Mini: starting at $329. Apple is touting this as just like the iPad, only smaller. If you want access to the Apple ecosystem at a lower price, the iPad mini should get the job done. The New iPad (commonly called “the iPad with Retina Display”) starts at $499 for 16 GB. For 32 GB you’ll pay $599 and $699 for 64 GB. This one features the A6X chip and has an amazing display. If you’re looking for the latest and greatest iPad product, look no further than the new iPad. Either way, you get quality. Nexus 7: starting at $199. Google’s tablet is 7” Bluetooth capable (unlike the Kindle Fire HD and Nook HD products) and runs Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean). It also has a front facing camera. Nexus 10: starting at $399. Cheaper than the iPad with Retina Display, the Nexus 10 has a 5 megapixel camera and the welladvertised Corning Gorilla Glass 2, which purportedly, can take a lot of wear without cracking.


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onsumers can be thankful they have a ton of choices this holiday. Tablets, either the 7” variety, or “10 will be added to Techno-logic gift lists this season. Best of all, the offerings are better than last year. The negative? This sudden tablet explosion creates a plethora of issues in trying to determine which tablet the right model for your needs. Maybe you prefer games, reading, magazines…or perhaps you’re considering using your tablet as a personal computer Cornelius A. Fortune replacement. You’ll find a tablet from $199 all the way up to $699. There’s Apple and Android, and those e-reader + models such as the Kindle Fire HD and Nook HD + that are really not full-blown tablets, but serve as a great introduction to the tablet world. Happy shopping!


Kindle Fire HD

Nexus 10: Google’s bigger answer to the iPad.

Nexus 7: Google’s answer to the iPad, the Kindle Fire and the Nook.

Kindle Fire HD: starting at $199, the successor to last year’s Kindle Fire is better in a lot of ways. It’s HD, the speakers are Dolby, offering a more cinematic experience, and the price is still attractive to those entering the tablet world for the first time. Nook HD and Nook HD +: starting at $199. It’s a direct competitor to Amazon’s Kindle Fire. Consider this as Granny Smith apples versus Golden and Delicious. It’s all about your personal taste. If most of your purchases and e-books are from Barnes & Noble (the makers of the Nook), then you’ll feel right at home. Nook HD

Realms Online Becoming ‘Champions of Regnum’

A promo from the game.

Global rebranding, exciting new gameplay coming soon

GameSamba. “GameSamba is excited to be part of the evolution of this franchise, and we think the players will be pleased with the new gameplay elements.”

GameSamba recently announced an evolution of the Realms Online and Regnum Online brands into a new upcoming game update entitled “Champions of Regnum.” Soon, no matter where you play in the world, the game’s name and brand will be consistent. This exciting expansion of Regnum/Realms Online will include a whole new way to play PvP and RvR, as well as a revised ranking and matchmaking systems. The new game logo and the Champion’s armor set are revealed at

In the coming weeks, additional details will be announced regarding the new instance-based PvP and RvR, as well as a completely revamped Invasion system that allows players to test their combat skills like never before. The new Instances open up a universe of possibilities for each hero to stand out and become one of the “Champions of Regnum.” Players will discover that every battle they fight in the Coliseums and combat arenas now count toward raising status. A whole new set of equipment and items to improve chances during battle also awaits those who prove themselves to be the best.

“Champions of Regnum will unify Regnum Online and Realms Online into one single international brand for all territories, making it a true global brand with thousands of users all over the world,” said Dr. Scott Wong, president and co-founder of

So far this year, Regnum/Realms Online has already added a more powerful engine and graphic interface, as well as other fresh content and dozens of improvements. The

upcoming “Champions of Regnum” release will continue along that path of innovation. Both GameSamba and developer NGD are excited to invite both new players and loyal fans to come experience the next era of Regnum. Keep watching the website for launch timing, content reveals and more feature details in the coming weeks. GameSamba is an exclusive publisher of online Free-To-Play games including “Remnant Knights,” “Realms Online” and  “JollyGrim.” Headquartered in Everett, Washington, GameSamba is an energetic startup that has built a diverse team of industry veterans committed to creating innovative online gaming experiences. The company recently formed a strategic alliance with FUNimation Entertainment, a leader in bringing the best of Japanese Anime to North America. Visit more information.  



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The best DROID on the market just got better with HD By Cornelius A. Fortune MANAGING EDITOR

You’ve really got to hand it to Motorola on this one: The new DROID RAZR MAXX HD (available from Verizon), isn’t just spelled with all caps for the fun of it – it stands high above the competition. The DROID line is something you either love, or feel indifferent to, because they’re not known so much for their aesthetic beauty as for what’s under the hood: the processing power, the long battery life, the heavy duty feel. You kind of get a sensation of empowerment when driving through the apps and various functions of the device. Having spent a few weeks with the RAZR MAXX HD, one thing is very clear: If I had to choose any phone running the latest Android OS besides the Samsung Galaxy SIII, it would have to be this one. Additionally, it gives users the capability to simultaneously talk and browse the Web through Verizon Wireless’s 4G LTE network.

The power of the RAZR MAXX HD Packed with the same leading features as DROID RAZR HD, the DROID RAZR MAXX HD raises the industry standard for battery life with 32 hours of normal use. The DROID RAZR MAXX HD is remarkably thin, yet packs sufficient battery power for 13 hours of straight video playback, enough to watch a movie trilogy without needing a charge. Customers also have enough battery life to talk the day away with up to 21 hours of continuous talk time or browse the Web on 4G LTE for up to a full eight hours.

Features: ■ 4G LTE – customers can expect fast download speeds of 5 to 12 megabits per second (Mbps) and upload speeds of 2 to 5 Mbps in 4G LTE coverage areas. ■ Interactive Circles Widget allows quick access to notifications, weather, time and more ■ Quick Settings can be accessed directly from the home screen so customers can easily manage their volume profile, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS and more ■ Enhanced Help Guides provide interactive tutorials, help topics and tips to become a DROID RAZR expert ■ Global Ready so customers can have voice and data service in more than 205 countries ■ Business ready with enterprise grade security and data encryption, remote wipe, complex password support, IPsec multi-headed VPN client and Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync support ■ 1.5 GHz dual-core processor and 1 GB RAM ■ Mobile Hotspot – Share a 4G LTE connection with up to eight Wi-Fi-enabled devices ■ 8-megapixel camera with LED flash and 1080p HD recording ■ Front-facing camera for video chatting ■ NFC-enabled so customers can send contacts, links, maps and more directly to compatible phones with Android Beam ■ Corning Gorilla Glass display, DuPont KEVLAR fiber and water-repellent nanocoating ■ microSD card slot with support for up to 32 GB ■ Chrome for Android, giving a personalized Web experience ■ Google Play, apps and games, millions of books and songs, thousands of movies and TV shows ■ Google Maps for Android (Beta) for voice-guided, turn-by-turn directions ■ Voice Actions for Android, letting customers control their phones with their voice ■ Google+, which can automatically upload photos to a private album online ■ YouTube, watch videos in stunning HD, Preload subscribed channels or individual videos and the YouTube app will automatically download videos over Wi-Fi while the phone is charging – making them ready to watch in an instant For additional information, customers should go to

Most of the HD action is delivered through the preloaded YouTube app, and the screen is also protected by the Corning Gorilla Glass display, DuPont KEVLAR fiber, and a splash-guard coating. You’ll want to buy a case of course, however, this built-in protection can make you rest a little easier. Falls happen, but the DROID RZAR MAXX HD gives you more peace of mind in case of an accidental drop. I didn’t have an opportunity to drive the device – pardon the pun – to the max, but I did leave it uncharged for at least a day and a half. Occasionally, using Google Navigation, some YouTube viewing and some Google Play browsing. It took a couple of days for the red message flag to warn me that it was time to charge up. No, it won’t give you weeks of

usage without a charge, but I am inclined to believe the promos’ claims of 32 hours of use. Something to also celebrate is Motorola’s decision to ditch the annoying protruding camera-butt, which was found on earlier devices. I never wanted

the smartphone equivalent of a video vixen, so what you finally get, is a well-rounded phone that feels comfortable in your hand, Google-oriented, and pretty amazing. With a phone like this, you almost don’t need a tablet. Almost.

The DROID RZAR MAXX HD is the apotheosis of what the Android OS can be, and rivals the iPhone 5 pretty convincingly. What comes next will be an even larger leap into the future of mobile computing, and it’ll start with this phone.



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Research compares open-heart surgery with less invasive heart stenting Beaumont Health System has launched an important research study comparing the safety and effectiveness of open-heart surgery versus angioplasty with stenting for patients with left main coronary artery disease.

Coronary artery bypass graft surgery has been the traditional form of treatment for left main disease. Until recently, only patients at high risk for surgery were considered eligible for less invasive treatment with angioplasty and stenting.

Left main artery disease is a life threatening form of heart disease involving blockage of the left main coronary artery which branches off from the aorta to provide blood flow to the left ventricle of the heart. When this artery becomes narrowed, blood flow to the heart is decreased causing chest pain, heart failure or sudden death.

“The results of this study are critically important,” said Simon Dixon, M.D., co-principal investigator, and Beaumont Health System chair, Cardiovascular Medicine. “If the results prove that angioplasty with stenting is as safe and effective as open-heart surgery, it will change medical practice and allow us to treat these pa-

tients less invasively.” “These research results will help us provide multiple treatment options for patients with life threatening coronary anatomy,” said Marc Sakwa, M.D, Heart and Vascular Center of Excellence chair, Beaumont Health System, and co-principal investigator. “It will provide important, evidence-based information concerning the best approach to achieve the best outcomes in treating coronary artery disease.” During angioplasty, a catheter with a deflated balloon mounted on its tip is passed through a catheter into the nar-

rowed area of the left main heart artery. The doctor inflates the balloon to open the narrowed artery. A hollow, flexible metal mesh tube called a stent is then guided into the heart through the catheter and placed inside the left main coronary artery to keep it open. This can improve blood flow to the heart without bypass surgery.

heart-lung machine and the heart is temporarily stopped while the surgeon attaches grafts to bypass the blockage in the left main coronary artery.

With coronary artery bypass graft surgery, also called openheart surgery, a patient receives anesthesia and a surgeon makes a cut down the middle of the breastbone to open the rib cage to reach the heart. The patient is usually placed on a

A total of 2,600 patients at 165 centers around the world will participate in the study sponsored by Abbott Cardiovascular Systems.

Sometimes the surgery can be done through smaller, “keyhole” incisions using special instruments. This is called minimally invasive heart surgery.

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The return of the Obama coalition By Ruy Teixeira and John Halpin With President Barack Obama’s decisive victory in the 2012 election, he becomes the first Democrat since Franklin Delano Roosevelt — and the only president since Ronald Reagan — to win two consecutive elections with more than 50 percent of the popular vote.

Power games doom DPS By Bill Johnson

Although the election was closely contested, President Obama successfully solidified his historic progressive coalition from 2008 and held on to all of the states he won that year with the exception of conservative-leaning Indiana and North Carolina (as of posting, the results in Florida were still too close to call). And after the electoral disaster of that Democrats suffered in 2010 at the congressional level, the party expanded its majority in the Senate with significant wins in Massachusetts, Virginia, Missouri, Wisconsin, and even Indiana.

I covered the Detroit Public Schools (DPS) as a reporter for WWJ radio in the mid-1970s. In the ensuing years I watched as the district was decentralized, recentralized and managed by various boards and appointed managers, some wielding extraordinary powers. I have yet to see significant academic improvement, increased community involvement or abatement in the slide in student population. And no one is likely to witness positive change in these areas if the reigns of the education delivery system are returned to the Board of Education.

Why did this happen? A potent mix of demographics, a steadily improving economy, a clear rejection of the GOP’s extreme conservatism, and an embrace of pragmatic progressive policies on social and economic issues propelled the president and his party to victory. The president’s central message that “everyone gets a fair shot, everyone does their fair share, and everybody plays by the same rules” was more convincing to Americans dealing with rising inequality and diminished economic opportunities than the conservative alternative of supply-side tax cuts, deregulation, and limited government. His policy choices — from the stimulus bill and auto and financial sector bailouts to the health care law and support for expanded rights for women, Latinos, and gay and lesbian families — clearly paid off politically as the nation decided to give the president more time to lay a new foundation for our economy, society and government. With his clear Electoral College and national popular vote majorities, President Obama has arguably created a genuine realignment at the national level that could continue to shape American politics for years to come. Obama’s strong progressive majority — built on a multi-racial, multi-ethnic, cross-class coalition in support of an activist government that promotes freedom, opportunity, and security for all — is real and growing and it reflects the face and beliefs of the United States in the early part of the 21st century. The GOP must face the stark reality that its voter base is declining and its ideology is too rigid to represent the changing face of today’s country. The remainder of this memo will provide a concise overview of the demographic breakdown of the election based on exit poll and election data available today. Updates will be made as more data are finalized. What happened in 2012? Basic election results President Obama achieved re-election with at least 303 electoral votes. Moreover, he seems likely to carry Florida as well, where he has a slight lead with few votes remaining to be counted, the majority of which are from Democraticleaning areas. That would bring him to 332 electorate votes, only 33 below his 2008 election victory total. Obama also carried the popular vote. As we write, he is leading the nationwide vote count by around 2,800,000 votes, a 2.4 percentage point margin (50.4-48). Just as they did in 2008, These margins are likely to grow as the vote is fully counted from the West Coast. The president’s final popular vote margin should be closer to 3 points. The Democrats had a very strong showing in Senate races. They entered the night with 23 seats to defend, compared to just 10 for the Republicans, an imbalance that led many observers to believe that Republicans could recapture control of the Senate. But that did not happen as Democrats instead expanded their 5- seat majority to 55 (including two independents who will caucus with the Democrats). Republicans did manage to hold onto their control of the House of Representatives, by about a 237-197 majority, plus or minus four seats. And they retained their domination of the nation’s governorships, adding a 30th seat, the governor’s mansion in North Carolina. Despite these setbacks, it was clearly an excellent night for the Democrats overall. Below we discuss what underlies this impressive performance, starting with who voted in this election—the composition of the electorate—followed by how different groups voted in the election and concluding with the significance of this election for our future. Who voted? The voters who showed up in 2012 were far different from those who showed up in 2010, when the Republicans made historic gains in the House of Representatives. Voters in 2012 were much less white, much younger, and less conser-

vative. In these respects, 2012’s electorate marked the return of the Obama coalition of 2008 and, more broadly, an electorate that looks like the America of today, not yesterday. Race. Voters in 2012 were 72 percent White and 28 percent people of color. The minority figure is an increase of 2 percentage points from the 2008 level of 26 percent, and 5 points from the 2010 level of 23 percent. The increase since 2008, which we predicted in our “Path to 270” paper, is consistent with historical trends and observed increases in the minority share of eligible voters over the last four years. Prior to the election, however, many prominent national surveys were drawing likely voter samples that projected the minority share of voters to remain static or even decline relative to 2008. Gallup estimated minority voters around 22 percent, Washington Post/ABC around 23 percent, and the Pew Research Center around 24 percent. Virtually no pollsters had the minority share reaching the actual 28 percent. This suggests an ongoing problem for the industry in keeping up with a rapidly changing America. The share of African American voters remained at its 13 percent level from 2008, despite the predictions of many observers that Black voter enthusiasm would flag and these voters would not turn out in the same huge numbers for the president. And Hispanics, in line with their growing share of the electorate, increased their share of voters to 10 percent, up from 8.5 percent in 2008, despite similar skepticism about their level of voter enthusiasm. The “sleeping giant” has evidently woken up, aided of course by massive voter registration and GOTV efforts. Age. Young voters also defied skepticism about their likely levels of voter turnout. They comprised 19 percent of voters this year, up from 18 percent in Obama’s historic campaign of 2008, and way up from 12 percent in 2010. Most of the turnout increase relative to 2008 appeared to be concentrated among the youngest members (18-24 year olds) of the Millennial generation, who increased their share of voters from 10 percent to 11 percent. On the other end of the age distribution, seniors’ turnout was the same as in 2008: 16 percent of voters. Ideology. Liberals were 25 percent of voters in 2012, up from 22 percent in 2008. Since 1992 the percent of liberals among presidential voters has varied in a narrow band between 20 percent and 22 percent, so the figure for this year is quite unusual. Conservatives, at 35 percent, were up one point from the 2008 level, but down a massive 7 points since 2010. How did they vote? The return of the Obama coalition — indeed, its expansion in terms of numbers — explains a good deal of what happened in 2012. But the other part of the story is how various groups within the Obama coalition actually voted in 2012. If Obama had not been able to hold most of his support within these groups, he would not have prevailed, despite the growth in size of these groups. Race. President Obama lost the White vote in 2012 by a wider margin than he did in 2008 — 20 points (59 percent39 percent), compared to 12 points (55 percent-43 percent), respectively. This is very similar to the performance of Michael Dukakis against George H.W. Bush in 1988. But while the first President Bush was able to build a comfortable 7-point victory from such a large advantage among White voters, Gov. Mitt Romney lost this year’s election with basically the same advantage. That is a mark of how much the country has changed in the intervening 24 years, as the minority population has surged.

highlighted by misdirection. Consolidating failing schools under an Education Achievement Authority, for example, is about the same as building another bureaucratic castle in the sky. As Roberts and the school board grapple with control issues, parents are voicing their displeasure by disinvesting from the system. Neither, for example, has demonstrated much of a willingness to embrace the kind of transformation that would benefit students most. Public opinion polls show parents want expanded school choice. That’s reflected in the fact that when a new charter school opens in the city, it’s almost immediately filled with defecting DPS students.

Back then I could have School boards by culture, never imagined the chaos temperament and habit are Bill Johnson and uncertainty that has prone to incremental rather become the order of the day. than radical change, which The courts are involved in determining makes school operations under board whether school czar Roy Roberts legally leadership indefensible and perilous. So holds office under the old Public Act unless the status-quo board can dem72 following repeal by Michigan voters onstrate it has a plan that meets what of Public Act 4, the state’s emergency the public demands and students’ need manager law. It’s still not clear whether today, Roy Roberts, if only by default, the school board still has control over should remain in place. the district’s education apparatus -- if Those playing the power game should not financial operations. understand they have more than a paroShock waves would reverberate chial interest in improving schools. Dethroughout the district if Michigan At- troit’s recovery depends in large part on torney General Bill Schuette were suc- a well-educated workforce. Parents who cessful in removing seven of Detroit’s 11 place a value on learning consider the board members. A lawsuit filed by the AG quality of education in making relocacontends that only a first-class school tion decisions. Unfortunately, DPS defidistrict with 100,000 students may elect ciencies rank with high-crime rates as members by districts. Detroit’s student a prime reason the city is not attractive population is about half that number. In for married couples with children. the 70s, enrollment topped 200,000. But if Detroiters want to see a total After a cursory look at the history of collapse of an already academically DPS, it should surprise no one that the bankrupt system, support the return of district is on a doomsday watch. Neither the board to power. efficient management nor the successful It may be folly to think that a broad education of children has been top priorities under duly elected school boards political consensus to reconstruct Detroit’s faltering system can be found in or state appointed managers. time to prevent the inexorable imploExpectations for school reform were sion. Even if a school partnership with high when Roberts was named to the Roy Roberts and the governor is deemed post. Unfortunately, there’s still a lot to unacceptable, there is no upside to a be desired from his leadership. debate skewed toward the narrow goals Roberts has not defined or executed and objectives of the board and away workable solutions to the district’s or- from what is best for educationally deganizational, financial, administration prived kids. and support systems. His good intenThe mission of the school district, tions notwithstanding, modifications he after all, is supposed to be about eduengineered are either bogged down in cating the city’s children. Remember a laborious implementation process or them?

Now that the election is over, what happens? By Phil Power

able course by reforming the tax code and increasing revenues, while at the same time making smart spending cuts to programs that aren’t working or aren’t necessary. More than 300,000 Americans have already signed a Citizen’s Petition calling on our leaders to do the right thing.

After the presidential election, the national news these days is totally dominated by the specter of the coming fiscal cliff. So here is a Michigan Citizens’ Survival Guide to Navigating the cliff, understanding it, and hopefully surviving. What the Fiscal Cliff Means to Michigan: Perhaps the biggest event of the decade will start to unfold at the end of this year, when the nation hits the so-called “fiscal cliff.” The ticking time bomb started last year, with the Budget Control Act of 2011, and was designed to set in place a balance of terror facing both political parties. Unless something changes beforehand, the cliff, which we reach at midnight on Dec. 31, combines draconian spending cuts for both domestic and military programs with the end of the tax cuts enacted during the Bush administration. According to a Bridge Magazine interview with Mitch Bean, the highly respected longtime head of the House Fiscal Agency, cuts to defense and nondefense spending in Michigan alone would total $807.1 million in 2013. Repeal of the Bush tax cuts and increased payroll tax rates would reduce total state disposable income by as much

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Phil Power as $14 billion and cut state consumption tax collections as well. Can Ordinary Citizens Do Anything? From our perspective out here in Michigan, it’s easy to think that ordinary citizens won’t be able to affect one whit all the tugging and hauling that will go on in Washington. But that’s not so. The Campaign to Fix the Debt — a national nonpartisan coalition of business leaders, elected officials, community leaders, academics and individual citizens — recently announced a Michigan state chapter. The idea is to bring together concerned citizens of all stripes to call on lawmakers to address the ballooning national debt. The Campaign to Fix the Debt is designed to focus citizen pressure on elected leaders to put our economy on a sustain-

How to Navigate the Fiscal Cliff: It won’t be easy, as the problem of what to do about our nation’s out of control spending, grotesque tax code and spiraling debt has been around for years. A recently published book, “The Price of Politics” by Bob Woodward, the author of “All The President’s Men,” describes in depressing detail how President Barack Obama and Speaker of the House John Boehner spent months last year trying to agree to a “grand bargain.” I recommend it to anybody interested in our financial future. What the book makes clear is how very complicated these matters are and how complicated it will be to get to agreement, with all the snapping and snarling from both political partisans and the special interests who infest Washington. 



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Do you wonder sometimes how out-of-town entrepreneurs view Detroit? Small Talk recently interviewed Kevin Smith, a Chicago resident and entrepreneur who was in Detroit recently for a weekend event called Another Detroit. A program designed to show entrepreneurs all sides of Detroit — not just the negative.

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Smith is the chair for the International Youth Board for Habitat for Humanity and an Executive Board member and owns the Kevin Smith Agency, a nationally recognized insurance agency known for its innovation and social media work. His State Farm agency has produced record numbers and has grown from 0 to over 1,900 clients in less than five years.

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pecting to get the highlight reel of Detroit or see the most economically hurt parts. What I was most blown away by was the passion people shared who lived there. I don’t think there is a city in America with more passion. Passion is the key ingredient to great ideas and innovation so I am excited to see what comes out of Detroit next. ST: What do you think about Detroit’s future?

KS: Detroit just has to realize what they have. Detroit is filled with with some of the most exciting people in the world and has a landscape to create amazing things. Detroit has been through a lot and because of it it’s been exposed, and when I actually went to visit Detroit to see the exposure I was so impressed with what the people of Detroit have at their core.

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He is also the keynote speaker for his “Strategic Mess” events across the country and keynoted some of the largest conferences in the country. Additionally, he was in the Wall Street Journal and has the #1 bestseller and New York Times bestseller “The Orange Revolution” on creating great teams. ST: How did you get involved with entrepreneurship? KS: At age 18, I started my first charity and business. I have always been focused on both business and charity so entrepreneurship has always been the only option for me. The freedom that entrepreneurship gives me is one that I wouldn’t exchange for any dollar figure. Kevin Smith Entrepreneurship to me is more about the freedom to create than it is about running a business. ST: You recently visited Detroit as part of Another Detroit. What is it and please share your experiences. KS: Another Detroit was a life changing experience put together by my good friend Nicole Patrice, a Detroit native. Nicole had the vision along with some other entrepreneurs to introduce the real Detroit to entrepreneurs around the world.

What was most inspiring was the fact that even if the hardest economically hit parts of Detroit you got the sense from the people living there that they not only had passion and faith in creating something better but everyone had a real sense of community. ST: What were you expecting when you came for the weekend and were your perceptions changed? KS: When visiting Detroit I was ex-

ST: What about small business development? KS: I am looking to Detroit to lead the country in innovation. After meeting the people of Detroit I am so excited to combine those people with the experience they have been through, that is going to result in some of the most innovative ideas our country will have seen in a long time. ST: Detroit is reinventing itself as a technology hub. Thoughts?

KS: Technology is obviously the present and the future. Technology also takes a lot of innovation, creativity and passion to create something different and exciting. I think young people, the arts, music and entrepreneurship are going to take Detroit to the future tech capital of the world. ST: You mention in a recent blog you would be willing to invest in the city. Why? KS: I believe in investing in people not products, ideas or cities. Detroit has the people that I would be willin g to invest in. When you have been through what the city of Detroit has and you are filled with the people it is, you have the two most important ingredients to success — you are fighting for something much larger than yourself. I want to be a part of something that helps reshape our country and our world and Detroit is the place to make that happen. You can reach Mark S. Lee at mark@ or follow him on Twitter, Facebook or Linked In.

Fifth Third Bank introduces reloadable prepaid card Access 360° card provides convenience and control Fifth Third Bank recently launched Access 360º, a reloadable prepaid card offering customers financial control, convenience and security.  The card is available through any of Fifth Third’s 1,300 banking center locations.    “Prepaid cards are a fast-growing form of payment and consumers see the value and convenience of using these cards for a variety of financial needs,” said Patricia Van Pelt, senior vice president and head of Fifth Third Eastern Michigan’s Retail Bank.  “Access 360º may be used as a budgeting tool or way to segment spending, to make secure online purchases, or as an alternative to cash for those without a traditional bank account.”  Access 360º comes with a monthly service fee of $7, which is reduced to $4 for Fifth Third checking customers or customers who deposit $500 or more on their Access 360º card each month.  There is no charge to load money to the card and customers may do so through deposits at a Fifth Third banking center, direct

deposit of paychecks or government benefits, or fund transfers from a Fifth Third Bank checking or savings account. The card can be used anywhere Debit MasterCard® is accepted, and customers may withdraw cash at any banking center or more than 2,400 Fifth Third Bank ATMs.  Other features include: • Text alerts available for daily balance notifications.  • Access to account through online and mobile banking to track balances and activity. • Mast erCard® Zero Liability protection from unauthorized purchases if the card is lost or stolen.  More information 360º can be found access360.

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Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointments of Mary Kramer, of Detroit, and John Russell, of East Lansing, to the Grand Valley State University board of trustees. The eight-person board is the governing body of the university. “In these roles, I am confident Mary and John will effectively serve and support Grand Valley State University’s faculty, staff and nearly 25,000 students,” said Snyder.

Kramer is publisher of Crain’s Detroit Business and corporate vice president of its parent company, Crain Communications Inc. She joined the business newspaper in 1989 as editor and was named to her current position in 2005. Kramer is a member of the Detroit Regional Chamber board of directors and the Skillman Foundation board of trustees. She holds a bachelor’s degree in arts and media from Grand Valley State University and a master’s degree in integrated marketing communications from Eastern Michigan University. Kramer replaces Kate Pew Wolters. Russell is president and chief executive officer of CMS Energy and its prin-

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cipal subsidiary, Jackson-based Consumers Energy. With the company, he has held various leadership positions, including chief operating officer and senior vice president of electric transmission and distribution. Russell serves on the boards of the Edison Electrical Institute, American Gas Association and the Michigan Chamber of Commerce. He earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Michigan State University and completed Harvard University’s Management Development Program. Russell replaces Noreen Myers. Appointees will serve eight-year terms that expire Dec. 31, 2020, and their appointments are subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.

Gov. Snyder announces two Michigan Tech board appointments Gov. Rick Snyder announced two more appointments to Michigan Technological University’s governing board.

Jacquart is chief executive officer of Jacquart Fabric Products, a textile designing and manufacturing company founded in1958 by his father.

He appointed Linda Kennedy and Robert Jacquart,to serve eight-year terms on the Michigan Technological University Board of Control.

Kennedy is a shareholder in the Detroit office of Butzel Long PC., who holds a bachelor’s degree in scientific and technical communication from Michigan Technological University, and a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and a law degree.

“Bob and Linda have shown great commitment to Linda Kennedy the Great Lakes State, especially our Upper Peninsula,” said Snyder in a news release. “They are outstanding The appointments are subject to choices for this board.” Senate consent. 

UPSIDE Students serve communities in S.H.O.T.S program Grand prize features Red Wings ceremony and tablet PCs Fifth Third Bank and the Detroit Red Wings just concluded another year of the S. H.O.T.S. program (Students Helping Others Through Service). This initiative encourages Southeast Michigan High School students to volunteer their time in an effort to make a positive impact on the local community.

son High School, Airport High School, Loyola High School, and Southgate High School gathered at Joe Louis Arena to present their projects to the panel of judges before the Detroit Red Wings game. Loyola High School’s Loyola Leaders for Others, was chosen as the Grand Prize winner. Loyola’s service project took place in December involved baking and delivering over 500 cookies to the homeless in Cass Corridor on Christmas Eve, along with gloves, blankets, socks and hats. They also sewed, ironed and sent home-made pillow cases and cards and letters to service men and women

The S.H.O.T.S. program started in September, 2011and ran through February, 2012 and was available to students in grades 9-12 that attend high school in Genesee, Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, St. Clair, Shiawassee, Washtenaw or Wayne County. The types of service projects entered have included volunteering at a local soup kitchen, organizing a community service event, helping a nearby family in need and several other charitable operations. Student groups participate in as many or few projects as they prefer, such as one five-month long project, one project per month, multiple projects each month, Mac-Rufus Omeokolo (left), Kathryn Gross, Corey Hewitt, Demetrius Heard, Jonathan Clark, Walter or any other combination. The judging committee Adams, Evan Hall and Travis McClendon. Cortez consisted of Detroit Red Wings Franklin is in front, kneeling. play-by-play announcer Ken Kal, who also served as ambassador for overseas through Sevthe program, Fox Sports Detroit’s Trevor eral of the members of the team also Thompson, 97.9, WJLB’s Dr. Darrius, participated in local running races to and Pat Caputo of 97.1 The Ticket, and raise money for Special Olympics. members of Fifth Third Bank. Student The winning team won i-Pads for each community service projects were judged team member and a check for $530.00 on the following criterion: project cre- to the school to be used as seed money ativity, community reach and commu- for a future project. nity impact. “I cannot thank Fifth Third Bank “Fifth Third Bank has always had a and the Red Wings enough for this propassion for community service,” said gram,” stated Kathy Gross, Loyola’s Jack Riley, Fifth Third Bank senior vice team coach. “Winning this competition president of marketing. “We encour- means so much to our students and the age employee volunteerism in our com- school, and it has truly motivated us for munities year round, and with the Red more. We will use the money to assist in Wings and S.H.O.T.S., we incent high a service project we are doing in South school-age students to learn about the Dakota this summer with Lakota native value of their services in their communi- children on the reservation where we ties as well.” will be running a day camp and providEach month a winning project was ing hands on learning through projects selected from all of the entries and that and activities.” school’s community service team was Fifth Third Bank, the Detroit Red treated to a Little Caesar’s pizza and Wings and judges panel would like Hudsonville ice cream party. to thank and congratulate all of the On March 24, the final five service schools that entered a project into the teams from Detroit Edison Public School SHOTS program this year. Your efforts Academy Early College Excellence, Davi- are making a difference!

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Greater St. Stephen Missionary presents Family Connection Day On Saturday, Dec. 1, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Greater St. Stephen Missionary Baptist Church will host a Family Connection Day, featuring information on eviction assistance, homeless prevention, utility assistance, housing and shelter assistance, legal services and employment information.

Local author calls herself ‘a happy slave” in new book, ‘Delivered From the Crack House to the White House…and Beyond’ According to Drug Use Forecasting (DUF) data, more than half of the women in 20 of 21 cities test positive for illicit drugs at the time of their arrest. The most common drug used by women is cocaine. In 12 cities, more than threequarters of women arrestees test positive for illicit drugs (NIJ 1997) and, in most cities, a higher percentage of women than men test positive for multiple drugs. Recent state studies show very high percentages of woman offenders who have drug problems or are in the criminal justice system for crimes related to their substance abuse. Minority women are being disproportionately affected. And the increasing incarceration of women offenders has had particularly grave impact on poor women of color. For some of you reading the above, this does not come as a surprise. For others, it is a shocking but true revelation. Yvonne “Why” Barterian is one of the women described. In her newly-released book, “Delivered From the Crack House to the White House and Beyond,” she tells her story. She openly shares how she spent nearly two decades of her life as one of the devil’s chief disciples. She wasted 19

years as a drug addict, dope dealer, prostitute, madam and prison inmate. However, in 2004, while in prison, the scales were moved from her eyes and she was given a new assignment. She graduated from the world’s “high” to the school of higher learning in the Kingdom of God. The Holy Spirit is now her master teacher. Barterian has been delivered from that past lifestyle for over eight years. She is the leper who returned to say “Thank you, Jesus, for all you have done for me.” One of her favorite Scriptures is Psalm 119:17, “Deal bountifully with thy servant, that I may live, and keep your word.” Barterian is still working the streets, but now she is taking the glorious gospel of Jesus Christ to those she left behind in the darkness. As she presents herself to the world unashamedly, you can feel how real God is to her. She is letting the world know that there is life after drugs and the streets, and you too can be delivered. There is hope and there is deliverance for those who really want to be set free.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to get flu and pneumonia shots, winter hats and gloves, and free haircuts. There will also be food, fun and fellowship. Greater St. Stephen is located at 3952 Dickerson Street. For more information, call Rev. Samuel Woodard at 586-879-6732 or 313799-4089.

Build traditions at Henry Ford Museum The Henry Ford welcomes families to build lasting memories and traditions during holidays in Henry Ford Museum. See how we’ve decked the halls, share your wish list with Santa or build your own LEGO creation during this seasonal celebration. Admission inside Henry Ford Museum is free for members, $17 adults (age 13-61), $15 seniors (age 62 & up) and $12.50 for youth (age 5-12). Children four and under are free. As guests step inside the Museum Plaza, they won’t be able to miss our giant 25-foot Christmas tree. A favorite spot for holiday family photos, the tree is lit and decorated with more than 500 ornaments including model cars, planes and trains. New this year, The Henry Ford has decorated the outside of the museum for the season with trimmings inspired by 15th century Italian sculptor Luca della Robbia. For more information on Holidays in Henry Ford Museum, call (313) 9826001 or visit

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8th Annual Kidney Ball

The National Kidney Foundation of Michigan will gather friends and supporters for the 8th Annual Kidney Ball on Saturday, Dec. 1, at the MGM Grand Detroit.

Sherry McRill (left), vice president, NEGC, presents the Atkins family the Services Achievement Award along with Kristin Felgenauer and Cheryl Coleman.

Retiring NEGC board member Maggie DeSantis (left) accepts the Community Builders Award from Cheryl Coleman, president and CEO.

NEGC 49th Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon Recognized at the 49th Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon held by the Northeast Guidance Center was retiring board member Maggie DeSantis. She received the Community Builders Award for five years of dedicated service on the finance committee. Retiring board member Barney Thiesen (not pictured) was recognized for nine years of service. The Atkins Family was selected by NEGC as the family of the year and graciously accepted the Ser-

vices Achievement Award. They were celebrated by NEGC for their resilience as overcomers in the face of many challenges and much adversity. The Northeast Guidance Center provides many wrap-around programs and was able to place the family in stable housing and provide furniture for their home. The award was presented by Sherry McRill, vice president of NEGC, and Cheryl Coleman, president and CEO. Bobby Smith (not pictured) of Green Alliance

Construction was chosen to receive the Community Partner Award. Through his work he raised over $1300 which helped to purchase 260 coats for homeless children. There was also special recognition to The Skillman Foundation for their support of the 49th Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon. For more information regarding NEGC or to make a contribution call 313/824-5641 or visit

Debby Boone pays tribute to Rosemary Clooney with the DSO Debby Boone and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) will light up the lively holiday season at Orchestra Hall with Boone’s heart-warming evening of “Christmas Memories,” featuring favorites of the season. Led by conductor John Oddo, Boone will also perform a tender tribute to Rosemary Clooney from her “Reflections of Rosemary” album, a gift from the daughter-in-law to a beloved mentor. The Wayne State University Symphonic Chorus will join Boone with vocals, led by choir director Norah Duncan IV. For the performance, Boone will wear one of Clooney’s original Edith Head gowns, paying tribute not only to her

mother-in-law’s musical talent, but also to her iconic style. This DSO Presents concert is sponsored by Greektown Casino-Hotel. Debby Boone earned instant fame when her first single, “You Light Up My Life,” was a huge hit. The song claimed the No. 1 spot on the Billboard charts for 10 straight weeks and sold in excess of four million copies. “You Light Up My Life” ranks No. 7 in Billboard magazine’s “The Hot 100’s All-Time Top-Charting Songs” of the last five decades. Boone received the Grammy Award for Best New Artist of the Year, and has since won two additional Grammys, and seven Grammy nominations.

Her current Concord Records release, “Reflections of Rosemary,” is an intimate musical portrait of her late mother-inlaw, the legendary singer Rosemary Clooney, for whom she had great love and respect.

The event, which features the theme “Motown Magic” every year, will include a night of live music, great food, cocktails, and an after party, all making it the most fun charity event in metro Detroit. Last year’s Kidney Ball raised over $500,000 for the NKFM’s many programs and services that help more than 900,000 Michigan residents living with chronic kidney disease. The spectacular evening, which attracts more than 700 of metro Detroit’s “givers and shakers,” will begin with cocktails at 6 p.m. and dinner served at 7:30 p.m. There will also be a live auction and a silent auction. Guests can also enjoy dancing and listening to the Jerry Ross Band after dinner.

Vivian Rogers Pickard, president of the General Motors Foundation and director of Corporate Relations, will serve as the honorary chair of the 2012 Kidney Ball. Meijer’s Blanche Mack will be this year’s event chair. The evening wouldn’t be possible without the generous support of the Kidney Ball Presenting Sponsor, Meijer, as well as the many other sponsors and supporters of the event. Tickets for the event can be purchased by visiting the NKFM’s website,, or by calling (800) 482-1455. For more information, please visit

The CD is a collection of 14 standards chosen for their significance in Boone’s life with Clooney and is led by Clooney’s longtime musical director, John Oddo. Tickets may be purchased at the Max M. Fisher Music Center box office (3711 Woodward Ave., Detroit); by calling (313) 576-5111; or online at For group discount information (10 people or more), please contact Chuck Dyer at (313) 576-5130 or cdyer@





The consortium is a partnership between the University of Michigan, Michigan State University and the state of Michigan. The results of the research were presented at a recent conference at the Kellogg Center in East Lansing. Performance on standardized tests rose slightly for students who entered high school with strong skills. The impact on test scores was small or negative for those who entered high school with weak skills. The best-prepared students saw better performance in science, reading and math. All students experienced de-

Results show that the merit curriculum reduced the five-year graduation rate among lower-achieving students by approximately 4.5 percentage points (from 49 percent to 44.5 percent). The merit curriculum also appears to have prompted some students to extend their stay in high school beyond the traditional four years, perhaps in an effort to meet the more rigorous curricular requirements. In 2006, Michigan adopted the merit curriculum, a set of high school graduation requirements that emphasize math and science. The goal was to increase the rigor of high school courses and better prepare students for college. The first students covered by the curriculum started ninth grade in fall 2007 and would have been scheduled for an ontime graduation in spring 2011. “These findings are for the first set of students subject to the new requirements. The results may change as schools and teachers gain experience with the curriculum,” said Susan Dynarski, a professor at U-M’s Ford School of Public

Policy, School of Education and Department of Economics. “As more students complete their high school years, we will find out whether the curriculum boosts college attendance and success, a key goal of the reform.” Additional findings indicate large gaps across income groups and Michigan’s districts in high school graduation and college attendance. Fouryear high school graduation rates range from less than 50 percent to over 90 percent across Michigan’s largest school districts.

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“Just Believe’’ is the new song that reaches all ages. “I admit that this new project took me outside of my confort zone,” she said. “It’s imperative to make a positive impact on all generations, therefore I was up for this challenge.” Tune in to WDRJ 1440 AM weekly or visit for more information.

A special guest this year, courtesy of Fresenius Medical Care (FMC), is Food Network’s chef Aaron McCargo, Jr. Chef McCargo hosts his own show, “Big Daddy’s House,” and will be preparing a dialysis-friendly appetizer. One his goals is to inspire people living with chronic kidney disease to live a better life on dialysis by maintaining a healthy diet.

Michigan Merit Curriculum gives small boost to best students The class of 2011, the first group of students exposed to the Michigan Merit Curriculum for their entire high school careers, saw mixed results.

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Déjà vu for Cass Tech

PSL team bests DCC again for yet another state title Cass Tech coach Thomas Wilcher came into the post Division 1 state title press conference at Ford Field with a giant smile on his face. Good for him! He, his coaches and his players earned it. The excellent turnout in downtown Detroit showed respect for the Detroit Public School League (PSL). It mattered not where one graduated from, the Cass Tech 36-21victory over perennial power Detroit Catholic Central was a victory for all who have prepped in Michigan’s largest public school district. In the post-game press conference Wilcher, grinning like a Cheshire cat, said, “Hey, you only live once. We may not make it back again.” While his retort is very true, as evidenced by the fact that only two PSL schools — Cass Tech (12-2) and Martin Luther King (2007 Div. 2) — have won Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) titles in football, he surely had his fingers crossed for the future. Sure, Wilcher will lose some of the top talent in the state, but with the closing of former PSL powers like Mackenzie, Redford and Murray Wright, to name a few, the talent in the city has been condensed and with Cass Tech at the same time developing a solid overall program, they have been able to create an environment where good student athletes want to come. Couple the By Leland Stein III closing of historic PSL schools and the environment Wilcher has fostered at Cass Tech and you get why it has become an elite program in the state.

CASS TECH celebrates its second consecutive title. – Andre Smith photos

In the Game

What had hurt the PSL in other years was the line play, but Cass Tech’s offensive and defensive lines controlled the game. Led by seniors Gibbs, David Dawson and Dennis Finley, the Technicians played the game in the trenches. “”It feels great that all the hard work in practice and the off-season has paid off,” Finley said. “This is what you play for and we did this as a team.”

“This is happening because of the approach of our coaches’ teaching,” Wilcher told me. “They work our kids hard in practice and hold themselves accountable for our outcomes.”

Added Dawson: “I knew we had a chance to make history. We lost some tough games, but we did not lose confidence. We rebounded from that King loss in the City Playoffs and refocused as a team as we did last year.”

Sounds like a very good formula for success to me. That formula was tested in last year’s MHSAA Div. 1 Final, where Cass Tech shocked the Michigan high school football world with a resounding 49-13 spanking of Detroit Catholic Central. Sure, that victory was great, but last year was last year. Cass Tech came out strong, scoring on four big plays, forcing five turnovers. It all started when Jourdan Lewis scored on the first play from scrimmage. He beat double coverage and turned a 40yard gain into an 89-yard touchdown re-

“I think it’s the strength of the quarterback,” Wilcher gladly noted, “like I told him on the telephone one night, ‘I don’t care about your arm right now, I just love the way you think on the football field.’ That’s what makes him so important to me right now.”

DAMON WEBB outmaneuvers a Catholic Central defender. ception from quarterback Jayru Campbell. “I just don’t think, I react,” Lewis said. “The safety was playing over the top. Jayru put it in the right spot.” To show Campbell’s growth as a quarterback, he noted that the play was intended as a short pass, but the corner came up. “We both looked at each other and went with the go (pattern),” he said.

Five plays later, 6-foot-2, 260-pound defensive lineman Kenton Gibbs scooped up a fumble and nimbly ran 58 yards for a touchdown and a 12-0 Cass Tech lead before I had finished eating my betweengame sandwich. Another game-changing play happened in the fourth quarter as Cass Tech faced a fourth-and-9 and Campbell checked out of one play and into a draw that turned into a 26-yard gain.

Campbell threw for 154 yards and Mike Weber, another sophomore, rushed for 186 yards on 20 carries. Weber did not play in last season’s title game because of a knee injury. “I had to wait my turn,” he said. “I just ran with my blocks and had fun.” The entire PSL and its alumni had fun, too. Leland Stein can be reached at or at Twitter @lelandsteinIII.

Detroit Loyola falls short By Leland Stein III

down of the game, a 3-yard blast with 10 minutes left in the game. That last run would be all Ispheming would need to win the title.

For the first time in Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) football history, two Detroit based teams — Cass Tech and Loyola — appeared in the state Finals.

“They just outplayed us,” Loyola coach John Callahan said in the postgame press conference. “I thought they came ready to compete. There are no excuses. I think we got outplayed today, but we’re a young team. We plan on being back.”

With the Division 7 championship on the line, Loyola ran into a hungry Upper Peninsula (UP) team, Ispheming, that had won two state titles and knew how to get the job done.

A loss at this level is always a hurting thing, especially at the moment of the occurrence. All the Loyola fans and players were distraught at knowing they were so close to making history, yet so far.

The upstart Detroit squad had what appeared to be a better roster of athletes, but as is the case in sports, the best, or perceived best, team does not always win.

“This program has come a long way,” said Principal Delisa Jones. “Sure, we want to win, but I am very proud of what these young men have accomplished.”

Showing guts and grit, Ispheming, nursing a 20-14 lead and inches from a first down late in the fourth quarter from its own 19-yard line, gambled for all the marbles and won them all.

Gabriel said he also though his team came out sluggish: “We need to come out from the snap playing Loyola football, but we did not for some reason.”

If Loyola had shorted Ispheming, they would’ve likely have scored and left little time on the game clock, but the boys from the UP had what it took to get the job done. AndwWith that first down, Ispheming effectively squashed Loyola’s change at victory. “I’m surprised I didn’t want to go for it right off the bat,” admitted Olson. “When we called time-out I said we’re going to punt it, and I think half of the guys said ‘no, we’re going for it.’ We always go for it on fourth-and-1. If someone offers us fourth and three inches for a state championship, I’m going to go for it.”

KEYMONN GABRIEL sets sail on a 20-yard touchdown run.

Said quarterback Toby Sharp: “We were not as physical as we should have been at the start. They threw the first punches and that put us on our heels. We did not play as well as we are capable of, but the seniors have set the tone of the future of this program.”

Ispheming would eventually have to punt, but the courageous play took valuable time off the clock and the 44yard punt gave the Loyola (13-1) 72 hard yards to travel through instead of, say, 19. That was not the only big play that Ispheming produced. With 5:36 to play in the game, the Hematites stopped Loyola and star runner Keymonn’e Gabriel (21 carries, 129 yards) at its own 8 yard line. The final play of the third quarter saw Gabriel score from 20 yards out to make it 14-12 Bulldogs. But the team from up north had a never-say-die spirit. Led by Eric Kostreva (182 yards on 20 carries), Ispheming held the ball for seven minutes in the third and cashed in on a two-yard TD run by Kostreva to lead 12-8. He added his third touch-

DETROIT LOYOLA finished second in the state, its best finish ever. – Andre Smith photos



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Trinity Divine Healing offers herbal remedies

The body contains an incredible network of about 70,000 miles of blood vessels. The circulation of blood is important because in order to nourish and cleanse the cells of the body, we need blood to circulate through the body systems. Arteries transport oxygenated blood and veins transport deoxygenated blood. Blood is also responsible for regulating the body’s temperature.

causes of vascular disease can be attributed to either an artery hardening due to plaque build-up or due to veins being weakened or blocked. Vascular disease is serious, yet easily preventable.

Poor blood circulation can be as a result of a myriad of factors. Two of these — and ones over which we have the most control — are a lack of exercise and poor eating habits.

Some of the signs that our blood is not circulating as it should include cold hands and feet, discoloration of extremities (arms, legs, hands and feet), decreased sensation, and numbness. A compromise in the circulation of the blood is known as vascular disease. Vascular disease is a serious disease of the arteries and veins that blocks circulation anywhere in the body, and can lead to disability, amputation, organ damage and even death. Believe it or not, erectile dysfunction is a form of vascular disease for men. The

Herbs, combined with eating healthy, can serve as natural blood thinners, anti-oxidants and antiinflammatory aids that combat the ravages of vascular disease. Herbs such as garlic, turmeric, cayenne and curry all have properties that serve to increase blood flow, strengthen veins and reduce inflammation. The combination of natural healing herbs and whole food nutrition is the objective at Trinity Divine Healing. The combination of healing herbs and plant based whole foods can help anyone

regain their health, maintain their health and improve their health. Just as natural herbs and whole foods team up to give you a healthy body, we welcome the opportunity to be a part of your healing team. Healing clients is paramount, that is why we work with our clients’ medical doctors and other naturopathic practitioners to bring about a “well-being.” Our master herbalists on staff will also sit down with an individual to counsel and advise on the best ways to naturally heal the mind, body and spirit of many diseases and disorders. Trinity Divine Healing was inspired by Master Herbalist Ondria UzuriIma Phakamile-El, who has studied herbal remedies for 15 years. For more information on Trinity Divine Healings’ products and services, visit, http://trinitynaturalherbalremedies. or e-mail trinitydivinehealing@ — ADV.

2012 Michigan deer hunting on the rise this firearm season

The 2012 firearm deer season opened Thursday, Nov. 15, and the Department of Natural Resources has compiled early impressions from the first few days. As the season opened, deer license sales were about 2 percent higher than at the same time in 2011. A total of nearly 640,000 hunters had purchased one or more Michigan deer licenses. The firearm season remains open through Friday, Nov. 30. Weather conditions around the state have been good for hunting. Tracking snow is lacking in most areas, and little precipitation of any type has occurred over the first several days of the season. Mornings have offered cool temperatures and the best hunting conditions, and winds have been mostly light. Midday temperatures have been warm for this time

of year, which can reduce midday deer activity but has provided comfortable conditions for hunters to remain afield. The weekend saw lower daily high

temperatures than the first two days, but morning fog rolled into many areas of the Lower Peninsula. In many locations, though, deer have been on the move, providing enjoyable hunting. Condition of deer harvested throughout the state has been reported as good to excellent. To learn more about Michigan deer hunting seasons, visit

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THE MICHIGAN CHRONICLE community Adult Well-Being Services’ human resources director named HR Executive of the Year Joan Cliff, director of Human Resources and Quality for Adult WellBeing Services, received an HR Executive of the Year Award from The American Society of Employers (ASE), an affiliate of the Employer Associations of America, on October 24, 2012. The award is given for “the meritorious work by executives in the field of Human resources Management, and distinguishes those who represent the best in their profession.” Cliff’s award was in the category “Organizations with 500 or Fewer Michigan Employees.” In a little more than three years as Director of HR and Quality for Adult Well-Being Services, Cliff, has implemented new systems for hiring, retaining and engaging employees; redesigned job descriptions and performance appraisals to align with the organization’s strategic plan; effective evaluation tools for program analysis; expansion of long term care ombudsman, advocacy and elder abuse prevention services; and a new employee and volunteer orientation process that garners rave reviews from participants. Two additional programs implemented by Cliff are AWBS Cares and AWBS Time Bank Donation Program. AWBS Cares enables staff

to confidentially request emergency funds. Many employees have received assistance with utility, rent and medical expenses which in turn helped them to maintain focus and stability in their jobs. Cliff created a directory of programs in the metropolitan area where people can turn to for help. The Time Bank Donation program allows employees to contribute their unused vacation and personal time for use by other employees who may face payless paydays without the donation. Cliff’s successes were recently highlighted in recent external reviews by the State of Michigan and an international accreditation body, Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). The State of Michigan completed an audit of Detroit-Wayne County Community Mental Health Agency Charts and Adult Well-Being Services received a score of 99.6%. In awarding AWBS a rare score of 100 percent, CARF surveyors recognized AWBS Cares and Time Bank Donation programs as “exemplary agency strengths.” Another important measurement of Cliff’s dedicated service is the

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consistently high scores given by staff in AWBS’ annual work environment survey. Joan Cliff has 32 years of professional human resource management experience. Prior to Adult Well=Being Services (AWBS), she served as manager of Organizational Effectiveness at Bon Secours Cottage Health System/Beaumont Hospital and training and development manager for Detroit Medical Center. She is a board member of Oakland Housing which is committed to constructing new Affordable townhouses in Detroit’s oldest neighborhood, Corktown. Adult Well-Being Services promotes health, well-being and independence of adults through advocacy,services, family and community support. Founded in 1953 by the Junior League of Detroit, AWBS began as a senior center on the east side of Detroit. Today it serves 10,000 people annually throughout 24 Michigan counties including 9 locations in Wayne and Macomb Counties. It is located at 1423 Field Avenue, Detroit, Michigan 48214. For more information, call (313) 924-7860 or visit

Detroit Chamber Winds & Strings joins with area choirs for ‘Holiday Brass’ Detroit Chamber Winds & Strings (DCWS) will be joined by area high school choirs for their annual concert of the season, Holiday Brass on Sunday, Dec. 9, at First Presbyterian Church of Royal Oak at 7:30 p.m. with a repeat performance on Sunday, Dec. 16, at Christ Church Grosse Pointe at 7:30 p.m.  Members of Rochester Community Schools’ Stoney Creek

High School Choir will perform at both concert events. Macomb’s Dakota High School Choir will also perform on December 16. Both concerts will begin with a 6:45 p.m. sing-along led by the choirs. The Dec. 9 concert will include the world premiere performance of “Christmas Cantata” a new work for brass and choir by Brandon Ulrich, Choir Director at Stoney

Creek High School. “Stoney Creek and Dakota choirs were chosen based on their excellent choral reputations,” said DCWS Executive Director Maury Okun. “We’re thrilled to have these choirs and that we’re able to give local students a chance to perform with professional musicians. Audience members can expect a performance that is unique, entertaining and musically exquisite.”


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Reflections By Steve Holsey

‘The Soul Train Line’ The other day I was re-watching a fascinating documentary on “Soul Train” — its long history (1971-2006), massive impact, and ongoing popularity both in our hearts and on the Bounce TV network (Channel 7-3). It is amazing how the Soul Train line has become a staple, especially in the Black community, sometimes as essential for parties as hustle lines.

Samuel L. Jackson

“The Soul Train line was something that we used to do at parties in Chicago and I just borrowed it,” said the show’s creator, Don Cornelius, in the documentary. “It just caught on as the highlight of every ‘Soul Train’ show. It gave everybody a chance to style for a while.”


Chris Brown

On one show in 1973, Don Cornelius actually danced down the Soul Train line — twice. It was Mary Wilson’s idea. The first time he danced with her, the second time with the other two Supremes, Jean Terrell and Lynda Laurence. KELLY ROWLAND, formerly of Destiny’s Child, is very excited about her upcoming album, “Year of the Woman,” scheduled for release in the first quarter of 2013. (Hmmm...was the title inspired by NeYo’s “Year of the Gentleman”?)

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“I want to pinch myself,” said Rowland. “They are a part of the foundation of who I am because their sound was one of the first things I remember about R&B.” Did you know that Frankie Beverly has relatives in Detroit? Chris Brown has conquered the music industry and appeared in movies. Now he is trying something new — modeling. He has signed with the Wilhelmina International modeling agency.


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Part of the album is being produced and written by none other than Kelly Rowland the prolific Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis who provided hit material for Janet Jackson, Mary J. Blige, Alexander O’Neal, Cherrelle, Mariah Carey and so many others.




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IT IS BEING said that Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown, wants to record a duet with her mother by way of modern technology, as Natalie Cole did with her dad, Nat “King” Bobbi Kristina Cole. Family members are reportedly against it. So am I. Nat “King” Cole had passed well over two decades before his daughter’s project, and that kind of distance is needed.

Eddie Murphy

Denzel Washington

“Unforgettable” was heartwarming and charming in 1991, but then Natalie did it three more times. Charm and heartwarming then seemed like exploitation.

Have you ever sort of “rediscovered” a song? Lately I can’t get enough of “The “Back On The Block” Places You Find Love” from Quincy Jones’ fantastic and diverse album “Back on the Block.” The song, with words and music by Glen Ballard and Cliff Magness, features an amazingly strong vocal by Siedah Garrett, augmented by what sounds like a 100-person choir.

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Duane Martin and Tisha Campbell.

Garrett and Ballard, by the way, co-wrote Michael Jackson’s megahit “Man in the Mirror.” BETCHA DIDN’T KNOW...that Mary Wells was only 21 when she left Motown in 1964, heavily influenced by her manager and ex-husband Herman Griffin. She seemed older that had, having had all those hits. MEMORIES: “You Will Know” (Stevie Wonder), “Secret Lovers” (Atlantic Starr), “Let It Whip” (the Dazz Band), “Too Much, Too Little, Too Late” (Johnny Mathis and Deniece Williams), “Ladies Night” (Kool & the Gang), “After the Dance” (Marvin Gaye), “(Every Time I Turn Around) Back in Love Again” (L.T.D.), “Careless Whisper” (Wham! featuring George Michael), “Head to Toe” (Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam), “Just Got Paid” (Johnny Kemp).

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Dennis Archer

Simon Cowell

BLESSINGS to Shirley Beeks, Marvin Taylor, Anita Baker, Kimmie Horne, Walter

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None other than D.J. Jazzy Jeff, formerly of D.J. Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince, was the provider of sounds at the Hob Nobble Gobble pre-Thanksgiving charity event at Ford Field. Proceeds benefitted America’s Thanksgiving Parade. Jazzy Jeff played music from the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s. — Barbara Orto photo

A Christmas party for the more mature crowd

Still got it If proof is needed that age is only a number, one need look no further than Madonna who recently brought her world tour to Joe Louis Arena for an adoring audience. The often controversial songstress from Bay City, Michigan, has been making hits since 1983. — Andre Smith photo

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Bridgforth Jr., Nicholas Hood III, Danny Williams, Carl Carlton, Mary Simmons and Rogers Foster. WORDS OF THE WEEK, from Duke Ellington: “There are two kinds of worries — those you can do something about and those you can’t. Don’t spend any time on the latter.” Let the music play! Steve Holsey can be reached at and PO Box 02843, Detroit, MI 48202.

Bobby Green wants you to save the date of Dec. 21. On that Friday he will be presenting “Oldies and More,” a Christmas party specially designed for older people — basically 50 and up — who want to get out and have a good time, do the dances from back in the day, share memories, etc. The party will take Bobby Green place at the St. George Cathedral Cultural Center, 18405 W. Nine Mile Road at the Southfield Freeway service drive, from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. The cost is only $7 and it’s BYOB. The deejay will be Charles “Bullet” Norton. For more information about the event, call 313.530.2933 or 313.580.5889.



Bobby Green has worn many hats over the years. Originally he was known as a member of Enchantment and was in the popular group during their peak years (1976-1978) when they were high on the national charts with songs like “It’s You That I Need,” “Gloria” and “Sunshine.”

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An afterglow will surround you this week if you summon it up from your subconscious, and you may not feel like getting immediately into workmode on several days this week. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s okay to go with your feelings; the world will wait for a little while. Treasure happy moments.


Soul Affirmation: My smile gives light to everyone I meet this week.

Soul Affirmation: Friendships are the shock absorbers on the bumpy road of life.

Lucky Numbers: 9, 21, 38

Lucky Numbers: 4, 52, 53


Your mind will be extra busy this week with thoughts of new projects and the things you want to get done. Best course of action is to clear up pending and overdue items. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll have a clean slate in no time and will feel genuinely content and ready for the new stuff. Soul Affirmation: Light from my soul shines in many directions. Lucky Numbers: 11, 13, 51


Trust! Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what you need to do. Sure, people lie sometime but when you know their hearts you know what to expect and therefore youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not deceived. Be prepared for lots of compliments this week. Most of them will be sincere, so plan to accept them gracefully. You may be planning a summer trip. Make it a nice getaway Soul Affirmation: I take a chance on new beginnings.


Live free and large, and cherish good friends. Financial matters are highlighted during working hours. Everything to do with your money, or money under your care, goes smoothly. A party invitation arrives. Say yes. Soul Affirmation: I open myself up to the good news that wants to come ot me.

Lucky Numbers: 12, 19, 36

Lucky Numbers: 33, 46, 55

A friend from the past could suddenly appear in your life. This could be a highly beneficial reunion for both of you. Let bygones be bygones and renew this friendship. Love isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t used up just because itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s shared. Soul Affirmation: My blessings come through others this week. Lucky Numbers: 8, 24, 53


Soul Affirmation: I give thanks for the wisdom that guides me. Lucky Numbers: 18, 27, 39


Soul Affirmation: My mood is created by the company I keep.



No need for rowdiness, wild ones! You can make your point without jumping up and down and waving your hands and arms! Speak your wisdom softly, gently this week so that others can hear it and benefit, smooth one!


Things speed up again this week and you are in a highly creative mood. An outspoken female in your circle may illuminate a thorny question for you. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be surprised and pleased by what you hear. Take her aside and thank her.

Creative mental energy makes this a banner week for you. An ambition that you thought you had left behind years ago suddenly resurfaces, and youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll see similarities between what you are doing now and what you dreamed of back then. Enjoy! Soul Affirmation: Laughter is strong medicine against any disease.

Employment fell by 8.8 million jobs during the 2008-09 economic downturn, but the economy has recovered 4.5 million jobs in the last three years. By the end of 2014, another 4.3 million jobs will be added as the economy grows at a moderate pace with steadily falling unemployment, they say. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The pundits had been reminding us for months that no incumbent president since Franklin Roosevelt had been re-elected with the unemployment rate higher than 7.2 percent and it was 7.9 percent in October. The presidential election is over, the voters have spoken, and yet President Obama will now serve another term,â&#x20AC;? said U-M economist Joan Crary. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Although the macroeconomy is still underperforming, it apparently was not bad enough to deny the president another four years.â&#x20AC;?

They project overall economic output growth (as measured by real Gross Domestic Product) of 2 percent in 2013 and 2.6 percent in 2014â&#x20AC;&#x201D;compared to last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 1.8 percent and this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

In addition to moderate growth in GDP and employment over the next two years, the forecast calls for a solid recovery in the housing market. Single-family startsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;at an all-time low in 2011â&#x20AC;&#x201D;increased by about 100,000 units this year to 540,000. They are expected to rise to 750,000 next year and to more than 1 million in 2014. Existing single-family home sales are projected to rise from 3.8 million in 2011 to 4.9 million by 2014 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; an annual increase of about 400,000 over the forecast period. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The collapse of private residential construction following the bursting of the housing bubble was unprecedented,â&#x20AC;? Manaenkov said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;After scraping along the bottom during 2009â&#x20AC;&#x201C;10, singlefamily housing starts finally started to rise late in 2011. However, new housing starts are well below the level needed to keep up with new household formation, suggesting that starts will need to keep rising at a rapid pace for some time.â&#x20AC;?

Hello home life. After a busy next few weeks all you want to do is savor the feelings of domesticity at home. Or perhaps go shopping to spruce up your living space. Whatever you decide, do it with a close friend. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll both enjoy the week more if you are together. Soul Affirmation: The grandeur of my presence reflects the sunshine of my soul. Lucky Numbers: 11, 14, 17 One of your most unique gifts is the power to change your mind. You know how to change the way you think and it gives you great versatility. This week you may be called upon to change the way you think about someone you love. Be kind! Soul Affirmation: I am on the watch for those who need me. Lucky Numbers: 32, 36, 45

Conventional mortgage rates will creep upward during the forecast period from a current 3.4 percent to 3.7 percent in 2013 and 4.1 percent the year afterâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;still attractive by

Salvation Army goes high tech with Android phones The Salvation Army of Metro Detroit has gone high tech for the 2012 Red Kettle Campaign. AT&T is loaning the nonprofit 36 Android phones to support the drivers who transport bell ringers and the iconic red kettles to and from nearly 450 locations throughout metro Detroit. â&#x20AC;&#x153;With so many people involved in the bell ringing process, prompt communication is essential to The Salvation Armyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Red Kettle Campaign. The smart phones on loan from AT&T will allow our drivers to communicate with their local Salvation Army Corps Community Centers and kettle sites in ways that havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t been done before,â&#x20AC;? said Major Mark Anderson, general secretary and metro De-

historical standards. The 10-year Treasury note will edge up from 1.8 percent this quarter to 2.4 percent by the end of 2014, while the three-month Treasury bill rate will hold steady at 0.1 percent. Finally, the forecast predicts that light vehicle salesâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;on pace this year to post the largest annual increase since 1984â&#x20AC;&#x201D;will continue to improve from 12.7 million units in 2011 to 14.3 million this year, 15 million next year and 15.6 million in 2014. Overall, the U-M economists say that despite projected growth and higher employment, many economic headwinds will continue to plague the recovery.

not act,â&#x20AC;? Crary said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The European debt crisis has ebbed and flowed but remains unresolved. It appears that the belt-tightening actions that have been taken thus far have helped drive the Eurozone back into recession. â&#x20AC;&#x153;World trade has also been impacted by the deceleration in the Chinese economy. The spate of unusual weather across the nation this year has taken both a human and an economic toll. We will need to continue to navigate these economicâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;and perhaps naturalâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;hazards in the year ahead.â&#x20AC;? The U-M forecast is based on the Michigan Quarterly Econometric Model of the U.S. Economy and compiled by the U-M Research Seminar in Quantitative Economics. For more information, visit http://www.umich. edu/~rsqe.

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According to the forecast, both interest rates and inflation will remain at moderate levels over the next two years. Core inflation, currently at 2.1 percent, will inch downward and remain below 2 percent over the next two years.

troit area commander of The Salvation Army Eastern Michigan Division. â&#x20AC;&#x153;For the first time, our drivers will have access to GPS navigation, all thanks to our partnership with AT&T. That will clearly be a big time-saver.â&#x20AC;? One more high tech benefit is that The Salvation Army will be able to communicate in real time with their supporters through social networking sites such as Facebook ( and Twitter (@SalMich). Photo sharing and status updates by Salvation Army drivers will keep the community updated on how supporters are doing the most good this holiday season.

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Soul Affirmation: I keep myself free of all resentment.

Lucky Numbers: 22, 28, 29

You should know by now that trying to be in two places at once is very taxing to your nerves. Slow down a bit and trust that youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll get what needs to be done accomplished. Give yourself a head start on all road trips so that you have time to enjoy the view. Love promises much this week. Accept the promise.

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Allen Temple AME

9:30AM & 11AM

4101 Helen Street

(313) 922-7492

Rev. Darren K. Penson

Greater Mt. Zion Baptist


15600 Evanston

(313) 839-9842

Pastor R. A. Hill

Baber Memorial AME


15045 Burt Rd.

(313) 255-9895

Rev. Larry L. Simmons

Greater New Light Baptist


8641 Linwood

(313) 894-2390

Dr. David W. Roquemore

Bethel AME


5050 St. Antoine

(313) 831-8810

Rev. David R. Jarrett

Greater New Mt. Moriah Baptist

7:45AM & 10:30AM

586 Owen

(313) 871-8025

Rev. Kenneth J. Flowers

Bethel AME (Ann Arbor)

7:45AM & 10:45AM

900 John A Woods Dr.

(734) 663-3800

Rev. Joseph Cousin

Greater Olivet Missionary Baptist Church

10AM & 11:30AM

20201 Southfield

(313) 592-4114

Rev. Clifford L. Jackson, III

Brown Chapel AME (Ypsilanti)

8AM & 11AM

1043 W. Michigan Ave

(734) 482-7050

Pastor Jerry Hatter

Greater Shiloh Missionary Baptist


557 Benton St.

(313) 831-6466

Rev. Mark Gray

Community AME (Ecorse)

9:30AM &11AM

4010 17th Street

(313) 386-4340

Rev. Gilbert Morgan

Greater Ship of Zion Missionary Baptist


8440 Joy Rd.

(313) 933-7367

Rev. McKinley Graddick, Jr.

Ebenezer AME

7:30AM & 10:30AM

5151 W. Chicago

(313) 933-6943

Rev. Byron Moore

Greater St. John Baptist


7433 Northfield

(313) 895-7555

Pastor William Mebane II

Emmanuel Grace AME (formely Grace Chapel AME)


490 Conner Ave.

(313) 821-0181

Pastor Karen Jones Goodson

Greater Tree of Life Missionary Baptist


1761 Sheridan

(313) 925-1450

Rev. Latham Donald Sr.

Greater Quinn AME


13501 Rosa Parks Blvd.

(313) 867-8380

Rev. Daniel J. Reid

Hampton Memorial Missionary Baptist Church

8:30 AM & 11AM

15100 Fenkell St.

(313) 838-4447

Bishop Sidney L. Hampton II

Gregg Memorial AME


10120 Plymouth Rd.

(313) 491-1704

Dr. Charles Fontaine Macon

Hartford Memorial Baptist

7:30AM & 11AM

18700 James Couzens

(313) 861-1285

Dr. Charles G. Adams

Mitcham Chapel AME (Royal Oak)


4207 W. 14 Mile Rd.

(248) 356-5292

Rev. Barbara J. Anthony

Historic St. James M.B.C.


19400 Evergreen

(313) 534-3000

Rev. Argustus C. Williams

Mt. Calvary AME


1800 E. Seven Mile Rd.

(313) 892-0042

Rev. Ernest L. Evans

Holy Cross Missionary Baptist

8AM & 11AM

6220 Linwood Ave.

(313) 894-1350

Rev. Lorenzo Edwards, Sr.

New St. James AME


9321 Rosa Parks Blvd

(313) 867-2851

Rev. Minnie Autry

Holy Hope Heritage Church Baptist

8AM & 10:45 AM

18641 Wyoming

(313) 861-5005

Dr. William Revely, Jr

Newman AME (Pontiac)


233 Bagley St.

(248) 332-2800

Rev. Alfred E. Johnson

Hopewell Missionary Baptist

10:45 AM

1831 Ewald Circle

(313) 883-0808

Rev. Ted R. Spencer Jr.

Oak Grove AME

8AM & 11AM

19801 Cherrylawn

(313) 341-8877

Rev. Dr. Robert Brumfield

House of Mercy


5203 St. Aubin

(313) 923-6395

Rev. Robert W. Wright, Jr.

Pleasant Valley AME (Belleville)


45620 Victoria Ave.

(313) 461-1303

Rev. Paul Mugala

Imani Missionary Baptist


13641 W. Eight Mile

(313) 341-9556

Rev. J.K. Jackson

Ruth Chapel AME


5353 Baldwin

(313) 267-9002

Rev. Diane Chappelle

Israel Baptist

10:45 AM

3748 E. Forest Ave.

(313) 922-2633

Rev. Edward L McCree Jr.

Saunders Memorial AME


3542 Pennsylvania

(313) 921-8111

Rev. Dwayne A. Gary

Jamison Temple Missionary Baptist

11 AM

12530 Mack Ave.

(313) 821-5958

Rev. Homer & Evang. Royal Jamison

Smith Chapel AME (Inkster)


3505 Walnut

(313) 561-2837

Rev. Dr. Cecilia Green-Bar

Jude Missionary Baptist


9036 Van Dyke

(313) 925-9330

Rev. Sylvester F. Harris, Sr.

St. Andrew AME

9:30AM & 11AM

12517 Linwood

(313) 868-3156

Rev. Kenneth Boyd

Kadesh Missionary Baptist

8AM & 11AM

20361 Plymouth Rd.

(313) 534-5382

Rev. Dr. Gregory L. Foster, Sr.

St. Luke AME


363 LaBelle

(313) 868-7707

Rev. Robert Addison Blake

King David M.B.C. of Detroit


18001 Sunset

(313) 891-4160

Pastor Sterling H. Brewer

St. Luke AME (Roseville)


17805 Oakdale Street

(586) 445-8350

Rev. Twylla B. Lucas

Leland Missionary Baptist

8AM & 11AM

22420 Fenkell Ave.

(313) 538-7077

Rev. C.A. Poe, Ph.D

St. John AME (River Rouge)

10:45 AM

505 Beechwood

(313) 386-2288

Rev. Gerald D. Cardwell

Liberty Temple Baptist Church

7:45AM & 10:45AM

17188 Greenfield

(313) 837-6331

Rev. Dr. Steve Bland, Jr.

St. Matthew AME

11 AM

9746 Petoskey

(313) 894-3633

Rev. Gloria Clark

Little Rock Baptist Church

11 AM

9000 Woodward Ave.

(313) 872-2900

Rev. Jim Holley

St. Paul AME (Detroit)

10 AM

2260 Hunt St.

(313) 567-9643

Rev. Andre L. Spivey

Macedonia Missionary Baptist (Pontiac)

7:30 AM & 10AM

512 Pearsall St.

(248) 335-2298

Rev. Terrance J. Gowdy

St. Paul AME (Southwest)

9:30AM & 11AM

579 S. Rademacher

(313) 843-8090

Rev. Jeffrey Baker

Mark’s Tabernacle Missionary Baptist


15757 Wyoming

(313) 863-8090

Pastor J. Leonard Jones

St. Peter AME


948 Watling Blvd.

Rev. Kim Howard

Martin Evans Baptist Church


11025 Gratiot

(313) 526-0328

Rev. Thermon Bradfield, Pastor

St Stephen AME


6000 John E. Hunter Drive

(313) 895-4800

Dr. Michael A. Cousin

Messiah Baptist


8100 W. Seven Mile Rd.

(313) 864-3337

Pastor Orville K. Littlejohn

Trinty AME


6516 16TH St.

(313) 897-4320

Rev. Dr. Alice Patterson

Metropolitan Baptist


13110 14th Street

(313) 869-6676

Rev. Dr. Charles Clark, Jr.

Vernon Chapel AME


18500 Norwood St.

(313) 893-5275

Rev. Larry James Bell

Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist


4741-43 Iroquois

(313) 924-6090

Vinson Chapel AME (Clinton Twp.)


22435 Quinn Rd

(586) 792-2130

Rev. Arnita Traylor

Mt. Carmel Missionary Baptist


7432 Oakland Ave.

(313) 872-4630

Visitor’s Chapel AME


4519 Magnolia Street

(313) 898-2510

Rev. Anita McCants

Mt. Nebo Missionary Baptist


8944 Mack Ave

(313) 571-0041

Pastor Henry Crenshaw

Mt. Olive Baptist


9760 Woodward Ave.

(313) 871-5854

Rev. Harold H. Cadwell, Jr.

Mt. Pleasant Missionary Baptist

8AM & 10AM

21150 Moross Rd.

(313) 884-6648

Pastor James Minnick

Mt. Valley Missionary Baptist

9:30AM & 11AM

14718 Fenkell

(313) 272-0428

Dr. E. C. Garrison Rev. Damon Pierson


Rev. Marvin Youmans

Clinton Chapel AME Zion


3401 23rd Street

(313) 897-5866

Pastor Ronald L. Bailey

Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist (Ecorse)

7:30AM & 10:50AM

3936 12th St.

(313) 383-1069

Greater St. Peters AME Zion


4400 Mt. Elliott

(313) 923-3161

Rev. Anthony Johnson

Nazarene Missionary Baptist Church


901 Melbourne

(313) 871-6509

Rev. Oscar A. E. Hayes

Lomax Temple AME Zion

8AM & 11AM

17441 Dequindre

(313) 893-1463

Rev. Brian Relford

New Bethel Baptist

7:30AM & 10:45AM

8430 C. L. Franklin Blvd.

(313) 894-5788

Rev. Robert Smith Jr.

Metropolitan AME Zion


17816 Woodward

(313) 869-5150

Rev. George A. Stewart

New Bethlehem Baptist

9:15AM & 10:45AM

19018 Hawthorne

(313) 366-1872

St. Paul AME Zion


11359 Dexter

(313) 933-1822

Rev. Eleazar Merriweather

New Bethlehem Missionary Baptist


3061 Ewald Circle

(313) 931-0559

St. Peter AME Zion


3056 Yemans

(313) 875-3877

Rev. Michael Nelson

New Birth Baptist Church

8AM & 11AM

27628 Avondale

(313) 563-1705

Rev. Joseph A. Stephens

John Wesley AME Zion (Southfield)

7:30AM & 10:45AM

28001 Evergreen

(248) 358-9307

Rev. Al Hamilton

New Calvary Baptist


3975 Concord St.

(313) 923-1600

Dr. Michael C.R. Nabors

New Faith Baptist Church



(313) 533-0679

Rev. McKinley A. Williams

New Greater Christ Baptist


13031 Charlevoix

(313) 331-2386

Rev. Dr. William O. Thompson

New Greater Oregon St. John


8010 Manor

(313) 931-1850

Rev. Robert L. Sykes

New Heritage Baptist


11226 E. Jefferson Ave.

(313) 837-4912

Rev. Jobe C. Hughley


Rev. Arthur L. Turner

Abundant Life A.O.H. Church of God


437 S. Livernois

(313) 843-4339

Rev. Charles A. Bailey

New Jerusalem Temple Baptist


17330 Fenkell

(313) 836-8970

Rev. Lawrence J. London

Aimwell Apostolic Church


5632 Montclair

(313) 922-3591

Elder H. Seals

New Liberty Baptist Church

8AM & 11AM

2965 Meldrum

(313) 921-0118

Rev. Dr. Maurice Strimage, Jr., Pastor

Apostolic Church of God In Christ


5296 Tireman

(313) 894-2522

Rev. Gilbert Allen

New Life Community Church (Romulus)


35761 Van Born Rd

(734) 968-0105

Rev. Billy J. Hales

Apostolic Faith Temple


4735 W. Fort Street

(313) 843-3660

Bishop Lambert Gates

New Life MBC of Detroit


8300 Van Dyke

(313) 923-3111

Pastor Edison Ester, Jr.

Apostolic Temple


5201 French Rd.

(313) 826-6487

Bishop Derrick C. McKinney

New Light Baptist

10:45 AM

5240 W. Chicago

(313) 931-1111

Rev. Frederick L. Brown, Sr., Pastor

Bethel Christian Ministries (Oak Park)


13500 Oak Park Blvd.

(248) 424-5584

Bishop Donald E. Burwell

New Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist


13100 Woodward Ave.

(313) 869-0190

Rev. Dr. Jerome Kirby

Bethel Church of the Apostolic Faith


3381 Mack Ave.

(313) 579-2765

Elder John M. Lucas

New Mt. Pleasant Baptist


2127 East Canfield

(313) 831-4669

Rev. Willie Smith

Bethlehem Temple


16238 Joy Road

(313) 273-5699

Elder Samuel Hemmingway

New Mt. Vernon Baptist


521 Meadowbrook

(313) 331-6146

Rev. Dr. Edward R. Knox

Bethlehem Temple Church of Detroit

12 Noon

5594 Pennsylvania St.

(313) 923-4860

Pastor Brenda Waller

New Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist

10:45 AM

2201 Elmhurst

(313) 868-7240

Rev. Jimmie T. Wafer

Calvary Apostolic Ministries (Southfield)


18347 W. McNichols

(313) 541-8728

Elder William E. Watson II

New Prospect Missionary Baptist

7:30AM & 11AM

6330 Pembroke

(313) 341-4883

Rev. Dr. Wilma R. Johnson

Christ Temple Apostolic Church (Westland)


29124 Eton St.

(734) 326-3833

District Elder Luke A. McClendon

New Providence Baptist

8AM & 11AM

18211 Plymouth

(313) 837-0818

Rev. Everett N. Jennings

Christ Temple Apostolic Faith Inc.


3907 30th Street

(313) 897-6132

Bishop James Garrett

New Resurrection Missionary Baptist


7718 W. McNichols

(313) 862-3466

Rev. Arthur Caldwell III

Christ Temple, City of Refuge (Inkster)

12 Noon

27741 Carlysle

(313) 278-8282

Elder L. C. Barnes, Jr.

New Salem Baptist


2222 Illinois St.

(313) 833-0640

Rev. Kevin H. Johnson, Pastor

Clinton Street Greater Bethlehem Temple

12 Noon

2900 W. Chicago Blvd.

(313) 361-1110

Bishop Shedrick L. Clark, Sr.

New St. Mark Baptist

7:30AM & 10AM

24331 W. 8 Mile Rd.

(313) 541-3846

Rev. Larry Smith

Corinthian Apostolic Faith


19638 Plymouth Rd.

(313) 836-0380

Elder Benjamin S. Hoke, Sr.

New St. Paul Baptist


2101 Lakewood

(313) 824-2060

Rev. Tolan J. Morgan

Deliverance Temple of Faith Ministries


9600 Woodlawn

(313) 923-3545

Elder Gary R. Gay, Sr.

New St. Peter’s Missionary Baptist


1600 Pingree

(313) 871-6969

Rev. Walter K. Cheeks

Faith Reconciliation Tabernacle Center Inc.


16599 Meyers

(313) 345-3849

Pastor Ray Johnson

Northwest Unity Missionary


8345 Ellsworth

(313) 863-8820

Rev. Dr. Oscar W. King III

Family Worship Center (Ecorse)

9:30AM & 11AM

4411 Fifth Street

(313) 381-9860

Pastor Tommy L. Lyons

Oasis of Hope


933 W. Seven Mile Rd.

(313) 891-2645

Pastor Claude Allen May

First United Church of Jesus Christ


8061 Joy Rd.

(313) 834-8811

Bishop Cleven L. Jones, Sr.

Overcomers Evangel Missionary Baptist


20045 James Couzens Hwy. (313) 861-9144

Rev. C. Kenneth Dexter

Grace Christian Church

11AM & 7PM

16001 W. 7 Mile Rd.

(313) 272-6111

Elder Billy Owens

Peace Missionary Baptist


13450 Goddard

(313) 368-2304

Rev. David L. Jefferson, Sr.

Greater Christ Temple (Ferndale)


210 Hilton Rd.

(248) 414-3700

Presiding Bishop Carl E. Holland

Pilgrim Star Missionary Baptist Church

12 Noon

5619 14th Street

(313) 361-2542

Pastor Billy Hall

Greater Grace Temple

7:30AM & 11AM

23500 W. Seven Mile Rd.

(313) 543-6000

Bishop Charles Haywood Ellis III

Pine Grove Baptist


1833 S. Electric

(313) 381-7882

Rev. Debirley Porter

Greater Grace Temple O.G.H.M. (Taylor)


24111 Koths

(313) 295-4472

Suff. Bishop Gary Harper

Pleasant Grove MBC

8AM & 10:45AM

13651 Dequindre

(313) 868-8144

Pastor Louis Forsythe II

Greater Second Ebenezer Apostolic Faith

11:45 AM

14118 Rosa Parks Blvd.

(313) 869-7783

Pastor O.B. Mahone, Jr.

Holy Temple

11:30 AM

8590 Esper Blvd

(313) 416-2166

Pastor Pamela Dixon

Renaissance Baptist 10:30AM 1045 East Grand Blvd. (313) 922-7287

Rev. Edwin H. Holmes, Pastor Rev. Dale Weathers, Assoc. Pastor

Immanuel House of Prayer


147 E. Grand Blvd.

(313) 567-1871

Bishop Thomas L. Johnson, Sr.

Rosedale Park Baptist


14179 Evergreen

(313) 538-1180

Rev. Haman Cross, Jr.

Independent Apostolic Assembly

10:30AM & 6:30PM

16111 W. Eight Mile

(313) 838-0456

Bishop Charles C. McRae III

Russell Street Baptist


8700 Chrysler Fwy. Dr.

(313) 875-1615

Rev. Dee M. Coleman

Jesus Christ Apostolic


13341 Gratiot

(313) 371-8611

Pastor M. L. Jennings

Samaritan Missionary Baptist


8806 Mack Ave.

(313) 571-9797

Rev. Robert E. Starghill, Sr.

Mt. Sinai House of Prayer

11:30AM & 7PM

6462 Van Dyke

(313) 925-7050

Bishop Samuel Moore

Second Baptist Church of Detroit

8AM & 10:30AM

441 Monroe Street

(313) 961-0920

Rev. Kevin M. Turman

New Greater Bethlehem Temple Community


3763 16th Street

(313) 386-3055

Elder Anthony V. Price

Shady Grove Baptist

11 AM

2741 McDougall

(313) 923-1393

Pastor Roger Carson, Jr.

New Liberty Apostolic Faith


8425 Fenkell Ave.

(313) 342-2423

Bishop G.M. Boone D.D.

Smyrna Missionary Baptist Church


12728 Grand River

(313) 491-3190

Dr. Charles E. Marshall Sr.

New Life Assembly (Southfield)


27800 Southfield Rd.

(248) 851-3189

Elder Ronald B. Dalton

Springhill Missionary Baptist

7:45AM & 11AM

21900 Middlebelt Rd.

(248) 306-5450

Rev. Ronald Garfield Arthur

New Mt. Olives Apostolic Faith


2676 Hendrie

(313) 337-2027

Dr. Jeffrey I. Harris

St. Bartholomew - St Rita

Sat. 4PM | Sun. 9AM &11AM

2291 E. Outer Drive

(313) 892-1446

Rev. Ronald A. Borg

Pentecostal Church of Jesus Christ (Eastpointe)


16226 E. Nine Mile

(586) 772-2336

Pastor Keith L. Spiller, Sr.

St. James Missionary Baptist


9912 Kercheval

(313) 822-9322

Pastor Karl Reid

Pentecostal Temple


750 Alter Rd.

(313) 824-8437

Bishop Dr. Charles M. Laster

St. Luke of Detroit


11832 Petoskey

(313) 912-6270

Bishop Chris C. Gardner III

Solomon’s Cathedral C.O.O.L.J. of the Apostolic Faith Inc.


19538 Schoolcraft

(313) 273-2992

Bishop Anthony David Crawford

St. Matthew Missionary Baptist

8AM & 11AM

13500 Wyoming

(313) 933-3722

Rev. David L. Lewis

St. Paul Apostolic Temple


17400 Manderson

(313) 861-2784

Bishop Benjamin S. Hoke

St Missionary Baptist Church


9212 Kercheval

(313) 372-5426

Rev David L. Brown

True Light Temple


8730 Harper

(313) 922-4500

Elder Michael Mitchell

St. Phillip’s Baptist MBC

9:30AM & 11:30AM

7307 Livernois

(313) 894-8123

Rev. Alvin D. Hodges, Sr.

True Worship Church


803 Cottrell

(313) 834-1697

Pastor Lovell Cannon Jr.

Tabernacle Missionary Baptist

8AM & 11AM

2080 W. Grand Blvd.

(313) 898-3325

Rev Nathan Johnson

Unity Temple of the Apostolic Faith


17376 Wyoming Ave.

(313) 862-3700

Pastor Steven Staten

Temple of Faith Baptist


14834 Coram Ave.

(313) 526-1400

Rev. Alan J. Jones

Word of Life Temple of Jesus Christ


19391 Conant

(313) 368-8630

Bishop Carl Noble, Sr., Pastor

Tennessee Missianary Baptist


2100 Fischer

(313) 823-4850

Rev. Milbrun L. Pearson, II

Zion Hill Church (Berkley)


3688 Twelve Mile Rd.

(248) 548-9466

Pastor Clarence Hawkins III

Thankful Missionary Baptist Church


2449 Carpenter St.

(313) 365-5519

Rev. Charles Hubbert

The Calvary Baptist Church

7:45AM & 10:45AM

1000 Robert Bradby Drive

(313) 567-4575

Rev. Lawrence T. Foster

Third Baptist Church


582 East Ferry

(313) 874-4133

Rev. Fred L. Gilbert


Third New Hope Baptist Church

8AM/10AM & 12Noon

12850 Plymouth Rd.

(313) 491-7890

E. L. Branch, Senior Pastor

Aijalon Baptist


6419 Beechwood

(313) 895-7283

Rev. Dr. Curtis C. Williams

Triumph Missionary Baptist Church


2550 S. Liddesdale

(313) 386-8044

Rev. Solomon Kinloch, Jr.

Bethany Baptist Church


15122 W. Chicago Blvd.

(313) 836-7667

Rev. Dr. Samuel H. Bullock, Jr.

True Light Missionary Baptist


2504 Beniteau

(313) 822-3170

Rev. Alton M. Reid

Bethel Baptist Church East

7:30AM & 10:45AM

5715-33 Holcomb

(313) 923-3060

Dr. Michael Andrew Owens

True Love Missionary Baptist Church

7AM & 11:15AM

8200 Tireman

(313) 931-1177

Rev. Herbert B. Robinson, Jr.

Bethesda Missionary


8801 David St.

(313) 571-0095

Pastor Edward Holly

Twelfth Street Missionary Baptist


1840 Midland

(313) 868-2659

Rev. Floyd A. Davis

Beulah Missionary Baptist (Westland)


5651 Middlebelt

(734) 595-6146

Rev. Kenneth C. Pierce

Union Baptist


1754 E. Grand Blvd.

(313) 922-2557

Rev. Patrick L. Franklin

Central Institutional M.B.C


15170 Archdale

(313) 836-2933


Union Grace Missionary Baptist


2550 W. Grand Blvd.

(313) 894-2500

Rev. Reginald E. Smith

Chapel Hill Baptist

7:45AM & 10:45AM

5000 Joy Road

(313) 931-6805

Rev. Dr. R. LaMont Smith II

Union Second Baptist (River Rouge)


459 Beechwood St.

(313) 383-5559

Rev. Kenneth L. Brown

Christ Cathedral Baptist


6115 Hartford

(313) 895-1999

Rev. George R. Williams, Jr.

United Missionary Baptist (Pontiac)


471 S. Boulevard

(248) 332-8917

Pastor Wardell Milton

Christ Reformed Baptist

11 AM

13576 Lesure

(313) 836-8507

Rev. Willie Williams

United Prayer Temple Baptist Church


15003 Fairfield

(313) 342-4011

Rev. Anthony L. Caudle, Sr.

Christian Chapel Community Baptist


22930 Chippewa

(248) 624-7675

Rev. George B. Glass, Jr.

Victory Fellowship Baptist Church


17401 East Warren Ave.

(313) 886-3541

Rev. Darryl S. Gaddy Sr.

Christ’s Mission Missionary Baptist


3712 Preston

(313) 579-9590

Rev. Howard R. Ramsey

Warren Ave. Missionary Baptist

7:30AM & 10:30AM

1042-44 East Warren Ave.

(313) 831-5990

Rev. Bernard Smith

Christland Missionary Baptist


12833 Puritan

(313) 341-0366

Rev. Allen O. Langford

Williams Chapel Missionary Baptist


3100 Elmwood

(313) 579-0875

Rev. James C. Jones

Church of God Baptist

11 AM

12000 Grand River

(313) 834-1265

Rev. Clifford D. Burrell, M. DIV.

Wings of Love Baptist


17133 John R.

(313) 867-7411

Rev. Alvin E. Jackson

Church of the New Covenant Baptist


3426 Puritan Ave.

(313) 864-6480

Rev. Brian Martin Ellison

Zion Hope Missionary Baptist

7:30AM & 10:45AM

4800 Van Dyke

(313) 921-3967

Rev. Curtis R. Grant Jr.

Church of Our Faith


2561 Beniteau

(313) 821-3627

Rev. William Anderson

Zion Hill Baptist Church


12017 Dickerson

Church of Our Father MBC

8AM & 10:45AM

5333 E. 7 Mile

(313) 891-7626

Rev. Bernard Byles

Zion Progress Baptist

11:00 AM

Conventional Missionary Baptist


2255 Seminole

(313) 922-4010

Pastor Roderick L. Richardson

Corinthian BC (Hamtramck)

8AM & 10:45AM

1725 Caniff Street

(313) 868-7664

Rev. Dr. Joseph R. Jordan

Cosmopolitan Baptist


17131 St. Aubin

(313) 893-6163

Pastor Senoise Clemons, Jr.

Dexter Avenue Baptist MBC

7:45AM & 10:45AM

13500 Dexter

(313) 869-4878

El Bethel Missionary MBC

8AM, 10AM & 12NOON

25295 Grand River

(313) 532-7897

Lawrence C. Glass, Jr., Pastor

Christ the King


20800 Grand River

(313) 532-1211

Rev. Victor Clore

Elim Baptist

11 AM

19333 Lahser Rd.

(313) 533-7285

Rev. Charles D. Oliver

Church of the Madonna


1125 Oakman Blvd.

(313) 868-4308

Msgr. Michael Le Fevre

El-Shaddai Missionary Baptist (Ferndale)

8AM & 11AM

928 E. 10 Mile

(248) 548-5683

Rev. Benny Holmes

Corpus Christi

9 AM

16000 Pembroke

(313) 272-0990

Rev. Donald Archambault

Elyton Missionary Baptist

8AM & 10:45AM

8903 St. Cyril

(313) 921-4072

Rev. John D. Kelly

GESU Catholic Church

5PM Sat & 8 & 10:30AM Sun.

17180 Oak Drive

(313) 862-4400

Rev. R. Scullin, S.J.

7835 E. Layfayette

(313) 372-3987 (313) 331-8244

Rev. Dan Flowers Rev. Dr. Allyson Abrams


Emmanuel MBC


13230 W. McNichols

(313) 927-2627

Rev. Frederick Lee Brown, Sr.

Good Shepherd Catholic


1265 Parkview

(313) 822-1262

Fr. Michael NKachukwu

First Baptist S.W.

8AM & 11AM

7642 Gould @ Crossley

(313) 841-4866

Rev. Garrund Woolridge

Martyrs of Uganda

11AM-Sat. 9AM

7601 Rosa Parks Blvd.

(313) 896-2335

Fr. Tyrone Robinson

First Baptist World Changers Int’l. Min.


22575 W. Eight Mile Rd.

(313) 255-0212

Pastor Lennell D. Caldwell

Our Lady of Good Counsel

Sun. 9:30AM - Sat. 4PM

17142 Rowe St.

(313) 372-1698

Rev. Robert J. Kotlarz

First Greater St. Paul Baptist

8AM & 10:45AM

15325 Gratiot Avenue

(313) 839-4000

Dr. Ricardo Bartlett, Sr.

Presentation/Our Lady of Victory


19760 Meyers Rd.

(313) 342-1333

Rev. Hubert Sanders

First Baptist Institutional


17101 W. Seven Mile Rd.

(313) 835-5477

Rev. Ryan Johnson

Sacred Heart of Jesus

8AM /10AM

3451 Rivard St.

(313) 831-1356

Rev. Norman P. Thomas

First Missionary Baptist (Ecorse)

7:30AM &10:45AM

3837 15th Street

(313) 381-2700

Rev. Alfred L. Davis Jr.

St. Aloysius Church

11:30AM - Sat. 4PM

1234 Washington Blvd.

(313) 237-5810

Fr. Mark Soehner, O.F.M.

First Progressive Missionary Baptist

9:20AM & 11AM

10103 Gratiot

(313) 925-9377

Dr. R. W. McClendon

St. Augustine and St. Monica


4151 Seminole Street

(313) 921-4107

Rev. Daniel Trapp

First Union Missionary Baptist


5510 St. Aubin

(313) 571-3043

Rev. Frank J. Knolton

St. Cecilia

8:30AM & 10AM

10400 Stoepel

(313) 933-6788

Fr. Theodore Parker

Flowery Mount Baptist


13603 Linwood

(313) 869-2567

Rev. Daniel Moore

St. Gerard

8AM /11AM/4PM Sat.

19800 Pembroke

(313) 537-5770

Rev. Donald Archambault

Gethsemane Missionary Baptist (Westland)

8AM & 10AM

29066 Eton St.

(734) 721-2557

Rev. Dr. John E. Duckworth

St. Gregory The Great


15031 Dexter

(313) 861-0363

Msgr. Michael Le Fevre

God’s House of Prayer Baptist

11AM & 4PM

3606 25th St.

(313) 894-6739

Rev. Michael L. Townsell

St. Luke

11:30 AM - Sat. 4PM

8017 Ohio Ave.

(313) 935-6161

Fr. Tyrone Robinson

Good Shepherd Missionary Baptist


20915 Evergreen Rd.

(248) 353-4368

Rev. Dr. Herbert G. Ford

St. Matthew

10 AM - Sat. 4:30PM

6021 Whittier

(313) 884-4470

Rev. Duane R. Novelly

Great Commission Baptist


19250 Riverview

(313) 255-7995

Rev. Al Bufkin

St. Patrick


58 Parsons St.

(313) 833-0857

Fr. Mark Soehner, OFM

Greater Burnette Baptist

8AM & 10:30AM & 6PM 16801 Schoolcraft

(313) 837-0032

Rev. Dr. Nathaniel Caldwell

St. Raymond Church

Sun. 11AM - Sat. 4:30PM

20103 Joann St.

(313) 577-0525

Fr. Robert Kotlavz

Greater Christ Baptist

8AM & 10:45AM

3544 Iroquois

(313) 924-6900

Rev. James C. Perkins

St. Rita

9AM & 11:30AM

1000 E. State Fair

(313) 366-2340

Fr. Tim Kane

Greater Concord Missionary Baptist

9:30AM & 11AM

4500 East Davison Rd.

(313) 891-6800

Dr. Cullian W. Hill, Pastor

St. Peter Claver Catholic Community

10AM Sun.

13305 Grove Ave.

(313) 342-5292

Rev. James O’Reilly, S.J.

Greater Ephesian Baptist


9403 Oakland

(313) 867-3889

Rev. Jerry Lee James

Sts. Peter & Paul (Jesuit)

11AM & 7:35 PM

438 St. Antoine

(313) 961-8077

Fr. Carl A. Bonk

Greater Macedonia Baptist


8200 Mack Ave.

(313) 923-5588

Rev. Wallace Bell

St. Suzanne/Our Lady Gate of Heaven

Sat. 5:30PM - Sun. 9AM

19321 W. Chicago

(313) 838-6780

Fr. Robert McCabe

Greater Mt. View Missionary Baptist


4211 Mt. Elliott

(313) 924-2500

Pastor Edward Smith

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Nov. 28 - Dec. 4, 2012

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18101 James Couzens

(313) 341-7025

Rev. Antonio Harlan

Action Outreach Church

10AM & 11:30AM

12908 W. 7 Mile Rd.

(313) 345-3016

A.C. Goodman, Pastor

Serenity Christian Church


5801 E. 7 Mile

(313) 892-3550

Rev. John C. Harvey

Almighty God Missionary Tabernacle


2708 Joseph Campau

(313) 921-0848

Rev. Dr. Minnie L. Lacy

Bible Standard Church of God


9600 Woodlawn

(313) 921-9741

Rev. Samuel Oree

Body of Christ International


11780 Ohio

(313) 491-2102

Bishop Kenneth L. Tate

Body of Christ Community of Faith


18100 Meyers Rd.

(313) 345-9106

Rev. Benjamin Prince

Bride Of Christ


12400 Kelly

(313) 371-3236

Rev. Bill McCullum

Calvary Church of Jesus Christ


6318 Varney

(313) 922-3877

Pastor L.C. Gray

Canton Christian Fellowship

8AM & 10:30AM

8775 Ronda Drive

(734) 404-2408

David Washington, Jr.

Cathedral of Faith


13925 Burt Rd.

(313) 533-9673

Rev. Lee A. Jackson

Cathedral of Hope


17561 Jos. Campau

(313) 366-4234

Rev. Robert Thomas, Sr.

Christ Covenant Church

9:30AM & 11:30AM

10213 Hamilton Ave.

(313) 883-2203

Rev. Authur L. Gooden

Church of Universal Truth


13038 E. McNichols

(313) 371-4839

Rev. Adrian Harris

Community Church of Christ


11811 Gratiot Ave.

(313) 839-7268

Pastor R. A. Cranford

Craig Memorial Tabernacle


14201 Puritan

(313) 838-4882

Rev. James L. Craig II

Deeper Life Gospel Center (Redford)


20601 Beech Daly

(313) 794-0975

Rev. Wade A. Bell, Sr.

Deliverance Center


340 West Grand Blvd.

(313) 297-7773

Bishop Gregg A. Booker

Dove Christian Center Church


4660 Military

(313) 361-Dove

Pastors Lucell & Marcella Trammer

Eastside Church of God (Sanctified)


2900 Gratiot Ave.

(313) 567-7822

Bishop William K. Lane D.D.

Family Victory Fellowship Church (Southfield)

8AM & 11AM

19421 W. 10 Mile Rd

(248) 354-1990

Pastor Larry T. Jordan

Fellowship Chapel, U.C.C.

9:30 AM

7707 W. Outer Drive

(313) 347-2820

Rev. Wendell Anthony

Full Truth Fellowship Church


4458 Joy Rd.

(313) 896-0233

Rev. Darlene C.A. Franklin

Grace Out-Reach Ministry


15251 Harper

(313) 885-1927

Bishop J. Ward, Jr.

Greater Heritage of Christ Church

11:30 AM

19471 James Couzen

Rev. Tracy Lamont Bell

Greater Life Christian (Pontiac)


65 E. Huron

(313) 334-1166

Eld. Ellington L. Ellis, Senior Pastor

Hill’s Chapel


6100 Linwood

(313) 896-9460

Rev. V. Broadnax

Interfaith Church


1923 23rd Street

(810) 985-5555

Rev. Link Howard III

Lighthouse Cathedral

10:30AM & 12Noon

15940 Puritan Ave

(313) 273-1110

Bishop Charlie H. Green

Metropolitan Temple


20099 Fenkell

(313) 533-8063

Rev. Byron Ammons

New Birth Church of Christ


8021 Linwood

(313) 897-1531

Rev. Keith Cooper

New Foundation Christian Ctr.


7759 Fenkell

(313) 862-0657

Pastor Marshall Hall

New Galilee Spiritual Church


8025 Harper St.

(313) 571-2108

Bishop M. J. Moore Sr.

New Life! Christian Ministries, Inc.


2415 W. Forest Ave.

(313) 894-9394

Pastor Jacquelyn L. Rhodes

New Testament Worship Center


14451 Burt Rd.

(313) 592-8134

Pastors Samuel & Sarah Davis

Perfecting the Saints of God Church


13803 Newbern

(313) 368-8973

Bishop W.E. Hollowell

Puritan Street Church of Christ


19451 Conant

(313) 893-2197

Pastor Mary R. Ealy

Restoration Christian Fellowship


22575 W. 8 Mile Rd.

(313) 255-0212

Pastor Paul Bersche

Restoration International Christian Ministries


18140 Cornell Rd.

(248) 352-9256

Rev. Dr. Ronald F. Turner

Right Spirit Christian Church


16250 Northland Dr.

(313) 837-7510

Rev. Jacquelyn Willis

Shekinah Tabernacle Gospel Church


16900 W. Chicago

(313) 835-0283

Elder Risarg “Reggie” Huff



1510-12 W. Grand Blvd.

(313) 895-6744

Rev. Dr. Faith A. Allen

Central CME


7600 Tireman

(313) 931-0592

Rev. Patricia Havis

Coggins Memorial CME


4900 Hurlbut

Rev. Donte Townsend

Grace CME


642 W. McNichols

(313) 862-4774

Rev. Dr. Barbara Delaney

Greater New Bethany CME (Romulus)


35757 Vinewood

(313) 326-0210

Rev. Christopher Hale

Hamlett Temple CME


13600 Wyoming

Rev. Dr. Robert Holt

Isom Memorial CME (Belleville)


23612 Sumpter Rd.

(734) 461-2200

Rev. Prince Albert Williams

Missionary Temple CME


18134 Lumpkin

(313) 893-2685

Rev. Eugene Warford

Peace CME


4613 Chene

(313) 832-5929

Rosebrough/Bunton CME


15001 Quincy

(313) 341-0524

Rev. Fred Moore Jr.

St. John’s CME


8715 Woodward Ave.

(313) 872-5663

Rev. Joseph Gordon

Womack Temple CME (Inkster)


28445 Cherry St.

(734) 326-4822

Rev. Tyson Kelly

CHURCH OF CHRIST Church of Christ of Conant Gardens


18460 Conant

(313) 893-2438

John H. Mayberry, Jr.

Holy Redeemer Church of Christ

12NOON & 3PM

7145 Harper

(313) 342-7628

Bishop J. Hatcher

New Cameron Ave. Church of Christ

11AM & 6PM

7825 Cameron

(313) 875-8132

Lucky Dawson, Minister

Northwest Church of Christ


5151 Oakman Blvd.

(313) 834-0562

Patrick Medlock/Stanley Daniel

Westside Church of Christ

11AM & 5PM

6025 Woodrow

(313) 898-6121

Jerrold D. Mcullough, Minister

Wyoming Church of Christ

9:15AM/10:30AM & 6PM 20131 Wyoming

(313) 345-6780

Dallas A. Walker Jr., Minster

CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST All God’s People Ministries


7013 E. Seven Mile Rd.

(313) 492-5009

Apostle W. J. Rideout III - Sr., Pastor

Anderson Memorial C.O.G.I.C.


17860 Jos. Campau

(313) 366-1407

Supt. Charles J. Johnson III

Bailey Temple C.O.G.I.C.


5370 McKinley Ave.

(313) 898-7996

Elder Randall L. Greenwood

Calvary C.O.G.I.C.


15025 Fenkell

(313) 836-6939

Elder David L. Wells

Christian Gospel Center


19901 Kentucky

(313) 345-9160

Rev. Marcus R. Ways

Conquerors of Faith Ministries COGIC


13100 Puritan

(313) 862-5467

Pastor S.A. Moore

Covenant Missionary Temple (Roseville)

9:30AM & Sun. 11AM

28491 Utica Rd.

(810) 776-9235

Elder Jay L. Burns

East Grand Blvd. C.O.G.I.C.


1432 East Grand Blvd.

(313) 922-1464

Bishop Elton A. Lawrence

East Side Unity C.O.G.I.C.


5357 Mt. Elliott

(313) 579-2353

Supt. Robert Butts Jr.

Encouragement Corner Ministries

9AM & 10:30AM

10330 Whittier

(313) 417-9430

Elder Howard L. Parker, Jr.

Evangel Church of God in Christ


13318 Kercheval

(313) 824-4887

Supt. James Smith, Jr.

Faith Clinic C.O.G.I.C.


12260 Camden

(313) 372-3429

Bishop Edward W. Lucas, D.D.

Faith Tabernacle C.O.G.I.C.

10:45AM & 6PM

23800 Lahser

(248) 357-3110

Elder Edward W. Lucas, D.D.

Fellowship C.O.G.I.C. (Ecorse)


3828 12th St.

(313) 381-6644

Rev. William Elum

Shrine of the Black Madonna/ Pan African Orthodox Christian Church


7625 Linwood

(313) 875-9700

Cardinal Mbiyu Chui

Fenkell Gospel Temple C.O.G.I.C.


2600 Fenkell

(313) 862-4771

Elder Lavell Whitaker

Spirit Filled Ministries


15100 Plymouth

(313) 272-3104

Pastor Thomasyne Petty Faulkner

First Tabernacle of Detroit

8:30AM & 11AM

4801 Oakman Blvd.

(313) 935-PRAY

St. Michael Church Guardian Angel

10AM & 11:30AM

12320 Woodrow Wilson

(313) 868-7166

Bishop James Williams

Healing Springs C.O.G.I.C.


10331 Dexter Ave.

(313) 813-8952

Rev. Joey Henderson

Temple of St. Jude Spiritual

8AM & 11AM

8747 Fenkell

(313) 834-1650

Rev. Larry H. Williams

Glad Tidings C.O.G.I.C.

11:15 AM

625 E. Seven Mile Rd.

(313) 366-4378

Elder Robert D. Taylor, Sr.

10AM & 11AM

16573 Meyers Rd.

(313) 862-7073

Pastor Krafus Walker

Northwest Activities Center (313) 270-2325 Ballroom

Rev. Shaheerah Stephens

Glory and Praise Tabernacle C.O.G.I.C

Transforming Love Community 10AM

Glory to Glory Temple C.O.G.I.C.


19309 Greenfield Rd.

(313) 477-0479

Pastor Tommy C. Vanover

True Light Worship Center


8714 W. McNichols

(313) 864-1046

Rev. William H. Sanders

Greater Bethesda (Ecorse) C.O.G.I.C.


4670 9th Street

(313) 381-3810

Elder Sam Knolton, Sr.

Unique Non-Complaining Church (Redford)

8AM & 12 Noon

26547 Grand River Ave.

(313) 794-5440

Pastor Charles E. Brooks Jr.

Greater Dequindre C.O.G.I.C.


1847 Sycamore

(313) 961-4842

Rev. Robert Bullard, Jr.

Universal Hagar’s Spiritual Temple #7

11AM & Fri. 6PM

13327 W. Seven Mile Rd.

(313) 862-0363

Rev. Mother Cynthia Nelson

Greater Emmanuel Institutional C.O.G.I.C.

8:30AM & 11AM

19190 Schafer

(313) 864-7170

Bishop J. Drew Sheard

Universal Liberty In Christ Temple, Inc


7000 E. Canfield

(313) 923-5360

Rev. Ralph J. Boyd

Greater Haven of Rest C.O.G.I.C.


16130 Woodbine

(313) Jesus-29

Supt. R. K. Benson

Universal Life of Hope


15065 Grand River

(313) 836-2100

Rev. Dr. R. Hill

Greater Love Tabernacle C.O.G.I.C.


17617 Plymouth Rd.

(313) 835-8016

Universal Triumph the Dominion of God, Inc.


1651 Ferry Park

Greater Miller Memorial C.O.G.I.C. (Warren)

11AM & 6:30PM

4439 E. Nine Mile Rd.

(586) 757-6767

Bishop Earl J. Wright

(313) 873-6591 Rev. Lord & Princess James Maggie Shaffer

Greater Mitchell Temple C.O.G.I.C.


13737 Curtis

(313) 345-9900

Bishop John H. Sheard

Waterfall Bible Institute

6PM - 10PM

12040 Visger Rd.

(313) 382-0900

Rev. Dr. Emanuel Cain

Greater Mt. Everett (Ferndale)

11AM & 7PM

631 E. 8 Mile Rd.

(248) 541-7200

Elder Jesse G. Bell

Greater Northwest C.O.G.I.C.


15811 Rosa Parks Blvd.

(313) 345-4676

Pastor Supt. Cleotis Wells

Greater Rock of Ages C.O.G.I.C.


9804 Conner Ave.

(313) 526-0482

Supt. Fred L. Mitchell Sr.

Hammond C.O.G.I.C.


8740 Puritan

(313) 861-9095

Victor G. Thompson, Pastor

St. Raphael of Brooklyn Orthordox


(313) 533-3437

V. Rev. Fr. Leo Copacia

Hill Memorial C.O.G.I.C.


5501 Chase Rd.

(313) 846-4674

Bishop Michael Hill

Jones Memorial C.O.G.I.C.

11 AM

19200 Evergreen Rd.

(313) 534-2860

Elder Leon R. McPherson Sr.

(Kendall) The New Gospel Temple C.O.G.I.C.


16601 Tireman St.

(313) 581-4377

Pastor Gerald A. Echols Jr.

New Christ Temple C.O.G.I.C.


10001 Hayes

(313) 521-5426

Rev. Lorris Upshaw, Sr.

New Jerusalem C.O.G.I.C.


7361 Linwood Ave.

(313) 894-8816

Elder Darryl Clark

New Maclin Temple C.O.G.I.C.

10AM & 12 NOON

2255 E. Forest

(313) 831-7372

Elder James M. Maclin

New St. Paul Tabernacle C.O.G.I.C.

8AM & 10AM

15340 Southfield Dr.

(313) 835-5329

Bishop P.A. Brooks

Redemptive Love Christian Center


12190 Conant Ave.

(313) 893-6275

Elder Kenneth J. Jenkins

Rewarding Faith C.O.G.I.C.

8AM & 11AM

12935 Buena Vista Ave.

(313) 933-3000

Supt. Joseph W. Harris

Saints Liberty Life Steps Ministries (Pontiac)


340 East Pike St.

(248) 736-3207

Elder Andrew L. Jenkins Sr.

Seth Temple C.O.G.I.C.


9841 Dundee

(313) 931-1315

Elder Philip R. Jackson

Shiloh Chapel C.O.G.I.C.

9AM & 11:30AM

14841 Eastburn Ave.

(313) 527-5400

Bishop Alfred M. Smith

The Open Door C.O.G.I.C.


14900 E. 7 Mile Rd.

(313) 526-3460

Elder Alan R. Evans

The Way of True Holiness C.O.G.I.C.


1901 Electric Ave.

(313) 383-3373

Elder Curtis Charles McDonald

The Word of Truth C.O.G.I.C. (Warren)

9AM &10:30 AM

7107 Rivard Ave.

(586) 754-9673

Dr. Robert E. Garner, Pastor

Unity Fellowship C.O.G.I.C.

11AM & 6PM

17050 Joy Rd.

(313) 270-2000

Elder George W. Hutchinson, Sr.

Walk In The Spirit C.O.G.I.C.


11648 Whittier Ave.

(313) 371-4007

Elder Leon K. Shipman Sr.


7630 Southfield Rd.

(313) 633-0852

Pastor John O. Wright, Jr.

CONGREGATIONAL Bushnell Congregational Church

10:30 AM

15000 Southfield Rd.

(313) 272-3550

Rev. Roy Isaac

First Congregational Church of Detroit


33 E. Forest

(313) 831-4080

Rev. Dr. Lottie Jones Hood


Cathedral Church of St. Paul Christ Church - Detroit

3837 W. Seven Mile

PENTECOSTAL Church of God of Baldwin


5540 Talbot

(313) 366-3190

Elder Gerald Williams

El-Beth-El Temple


15801 Schaefer

(313) 835-3326

Elder Henry G. Sims Sr.

God’s Way Cathedral (formely C.O.G.I.C.)


14820 Puritan St.

(313) 580-9103

Bishop Herbert A. Ross D.D.

God’s Vineyard C.O.G.I.C. (Centerline)


8090 Theisen

(586) 755-8910

Bishop Carey Jackson Jr.

Great Faith Ministries Int’l


10735 Grand River

(313) 491-1330

Bishop Wayne & Pastor Beverly Jackson

Greater Faith Assembly


1330 Crane St.

(313) 821-5761

Bishop Raphael Williams Sr.

Mt. Zion Church of Deliverance


2263 S. Fort St.

(313) 388-9867

Rev. Jewett B. Jackson

New Jerusalem C.O.G.I.C.


7361 Linwood

(313) 894-8816

Elder Darryl Clark

New Resurrection Faith Ministries Inc.


18614 Schoolcraft

(313) 836-8099

Bishop Merdith R. Bussell

Thomas Temple C.O.G.I.C.

11am & 5:30PM

14500 Grand River

(313) 835-3570

Bishop Frank Richard

True Testimonial of Jesus (Roseville)

11:30 AM

19200 Frazho

(810) 443-4999

Rev. Willie Moorer Jr.

Universal Church of the Living God

10AM & 11:15AM

3401 Grandy Ave.

(313) 259-0707

Bishop Earl Field, Sr.

World Deliverance Temple

8AM & 11AM

27355 Ann Arbor Trail

(313) 730-8900

Bishop Roy Ferguson

Calvary Presbyterian


19125 Greenview

(313) 537-2590

Christ Presbyterian


23795 Civic Center Dr.

(248) 356-2635

Rev. Kevin R. Johnson

First Presbyterian Church of Birmingham

8:30AM & 10AM

1669 W. Maple

(248) 644-2040

Hope Presbyterian


15340 Meyers Rd.

(313) 861-2865

Rev. Raphael B. Francis

St. John’s Presbyterian, U.S.A.


1961 E. Lafayette Blvd.

(313) 567-0213

Rev. Johnie Bennett

Trinity Community Presbyterian U.S.A.

8:30AM & 11AM

4849 W. Outer Drive

(313) 342-2288

Rev. Edwin Fabré

Westminster Church for All People

8:30AM & 11AM

17567 Hubbell Ave.

(313) 341-2697

Rev. Mary Austin


Episcopal All Saints Episcopal

23300 W. Davison St.


CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE New Hope Church of the Nazarene


(313) 341-5320

Rev. C. Alfred Loua

7:30AM, 8:15AM & 10:30AM 4800 Woodward Ave

(313) 831-5000

Rev. Dr. S. Scott Hunter

8:15AM & 10:30AM

960 E. Jefferson

(313) 259-6688

Rev. John Talk

Grace Episcopal

8:30 & 11AM

1926 Virginia Park

(313) 895-6442

Supply Clergy

St. Christopher St. Paul’s Episcopal Church


20750 W. McNichols

(313) 538-2320

Rev. Deborah Semon Scott

St. Clement’s Episcopal (Inkster)

8AM & 10:30AM

4300 Harrison St.

(734) 728-0790

Rev. Ellis Clifton. Jr., Rector

St. Cyprian’s Episcopal


6114 28th St.

(313) 896-7515

Rev. Dr. Donald M. Lutas

St. Matthew’s & St. Joseph’s Episcopal

8AM & 11AM

8850 Woodward Ave.

(313) 871-4750

Rev. Shannon Brown -MacVean

St. Phillip & St. Stephen Episcopal


14225 Frankfort

(313) 822-7730

St. Timothy’s Episcopal


15820 Wyoming

(313) 341-1244

Supply Clergy

St. Paul Cumberland Presbyterian


St. Peter’s Primitive


Church of the Living God /#37


3841 Humphrey

(313) 834-2463


(313) 893-9094

Rev. Walter L. Harris

(313) 831-2770

Elder Leroy Williams

PROTESTANT 3556 Dubois



5027 W. Boston

(313) 834-4770

Rev. Robert Morris

SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST FREE METHODIST New Beginnings Free Methodist (Ann Arbor)


2780 Packard Rd.

(734) 971-8317 Rev. Jeffery D. Harrold

Burns Church of Seventh-Day Adventist

Sat. 11:00AM

10125 East Warren Ave

(313) 924-5535

Rev. Cory Jackson, Sr., Pastor

City Temple Seventh-Day Adventist

9:15AM & 11AM

8816 Grand River

(313) 897-0506

Leon J. Bryant, Pastor

Detroit Northwest Seventh-day Adventist Church

Sat. 9:45 & 11:15 AM

14301 Burt Rd

(313) 538-8190

Cory Jackson, Pastor

Ecorse Church of Seventh-Day Adventists

Sat. 9:15AM &10:45AM

3834 10th St.

(313) 928-9212

William Hughes, Pastor

Sharon Seventh-Day (Inkster)

Sat. 9:15AM & 11AM

28537 Cherry Street

(313) 722-2313

Philip Jones, Pastor

FULL GOSPEL BAPTIST Abundant Life Full Gospel Worship Center


5619 Charles

(313) 366-0874

Pastors Roger & Mary Lewis

Crossroads Victory Full Gospel Cathedral

10:30AM & 11:30AM

9355 Greenfield

(313) 836-7260

Rev. Dr. Eileen V. Martin, Ph.D., Ed.D.

Heavenly Dimensions F.G.B.C.

10AM & 11AM

11731 Mt. Elliot

(313) 368-2925

Pastor Robert D. Lodge Jr.

Resurrection Ministries


4959 Martin

(313) 896-1708

Rev. William Goodman

UNITARIAN-UNIVERSALIST First Unitarian Universalist Church


4605 Cass Ave.

(313) 833-9107

Rev. Roger Mohr

Northwest Unitarian Universalist Church


23925 Northwestern Hwy.

(248) 354-4488

Rev. Kimi Riegel

INTER-DENOMINATIONAL Community Christian Fellowship


8131 E. Outer Drive

(313) 245-2925

Bishop Samuel A Wilson, Sr.

First Church of the Redeemed


9360 Van Dyke

(313) 923-6455

Min. Katherine M. Fitzgerald

For Such A Time As This Ministry


10630 Grand River

(313) 935-9992

Pastor Joyce Driver

Grace Community Church of Detroit

8AM & 11AM

20021 W. Chicago Rd.

(313) 273-0410

William A Harris, Minister

People’s Community

7:30AM & 10:30AM

8601 Woodward Ave.

(313) 871-4676

Rev. Martin E. Bolton

ISLAMIC FAITH Masjid Wali Muhammed (Jum’ah 1PM)

Ta’aleem Sunday 1PM

11529 Linwood

(313) 868-2131

Imam Salim MuMin

Moorish Science Temple of America, Temple #25

2-4 Sun./7:30PM-10PM FRI.

5601 Grand River

(313) 894-8340

Minister Bro Craig P. Fuqua-Bey

Muhammad Mosque No. One

11AM Sun./ 8PM W&F

14880 Wyoming

(313) 931-4873

Minister Rasul Muhammad

(The) Muslim Center (Jum’ah Prayer 1PM)

Ta’aleem 12NOON

1605 W. Davison Ave.

(313) 883-3330

Derrick Ali, Imam

LUTHERAN Cross of Glory Lutheran (ELCA)


16661 E. State Fair

(313) 839-5787

Pr. Michael Rothgery

Genesis Lutheran


7200 Mack

(313) 571-7371

no pastor at present time

Good Shepherd Lutheran (ELCA)


16100 Lawton St.

(313) 341-3978

no pastor at present time

Gracious Saviour Lutheran (ELCA)


19484 James Couzens Hwy.

(313) 342-4950

no pastor at present time

Immanuel Lutheran (ELCA)

8AM & 11AM

13031 Chandler Park Dr.

(313) 821-2380

Pr. Patrick P. Gahagen

Iroquois Ave Christ Lutheran (ELCA)


2411 Iroquois

(313) 921-2667

Pr. Maxcy Christmas

Outer Drive Faith Lutheran Church

8:30AM & 11AM

17500 James Couzens Fwy

(313) 341-4095

Rev. Eddie Morales

Revelation Lutheran (ELCA)


6661 Oakman Blvd.

(313) 846-9910

Pr. Doris Harris Mars

Salem Memorial Lutheran (ELCA)


21230 Moross

(313) 881-9201

Pr. Michael Johnson

St. Andrew-Redeemer Lutheran (ELCA)


2261 Marquette St.

(313) 262-6143

Frank Jackson

St. James Lutheran (ELCA)


14450 Ashton Road

(313) 838-3600

Pr. Michael Konow

Spirit of Hope Lutheran (ELCA)


1519 Martin Luther King Blvd. (313) 964-3113

Pr. Matthew Bode

NEW THOUGHT - HOLY SPIRIT Divine Awareness Spiritual Temple of Truth

Sun. 4PM/Thur. 9PM

4088 Pasadena

(313) 491-1062

Rev. Jewell Stringer

Faith Universal Study Group


8033 Kercheval

(313) 393-5212

Rev. Gloria J. Fitchpritch

St. Catherine Temple of Prophecy


12833 Linwood Ave.

(313) 868-5612

Rev. Vallerie Gray

The Order of the Fishermen Ministry


10025 Grand River Ave.

(313) 933-0770

Fisherman Earl “DOC” Savage

Vulcan Christian Ministries (Warren)


7447 Convention Blvd.

(810) 771-3257

Dr. Marjorie A. Lyda

UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST Mayflower Congregational Church


7301 Curtis

(313) 861-6450

Rev. J. Michael Curenton

St. John’s – St. Luke


2120 Russell

(313) 393-8168

Rev. J. Womack – Rev. L. Hawkins

Calvary United Methodist


15050 Hubbell

(313) 835-1317

Rev. Dr. Theodore L. Whitely, Sr.

Cass Community United Methodist


3901 Cass Ave.

(313) 833-7730

Rev. Faith Fowler

Central United Methodist


23 E. Adams

(313) 965-5422

Rev. Edwin A. Rowe

Conant Avenue United Methodist


18600 Conant Ave.

(313) 891-7237

Rev. Dr. Darryl E. Totty

Faith United Methodist (Oak Park)

9:30AM & 10AM

23880 Scotia

(248) 542-8861

Rev. Jonathan Combs

Henderson Memorial United Methodist


7520 Puritan

(313) 342-4020

Rev. Thomas Taylor

Hope United Methodist (Southfield)

7:30AM & 10:30AM

26275 Northwestern Hwy.

(248) 356-1020

Dr. Carlyle Fielding Stewart IIIs

Metropolitan United Methodist Church


8000 Woodward

(313) 875-7407

Rev. Dr. Ray McGee

Mt. Hope United Methodist


15400 E. Seven Mile Rd.

(313) 371-8540

Rev. Henry Williams

People’s United Methodist


19370 Greenfield

(313) 342-7868

Rev. Carter A. Grimmett

Redford Aldergate United Methodist Church

9AM & 11:15AM

22400 Grand River

(313) 531-2210

Rev. Jeffrey S. Nelson

Second Grace United Methodist

8AM & 11AM

18700 Joy Rd.

(313) 838-6475

Rev. Dr. Charles S. G. Boayue

Scott Memorial United Methodist


15361 Plymouth

(313) 836-6301

Rev. Anthony Hood

St. James United Methodist (Westland)


30055 Annapolis Rd.

(313) 729-1737

Rev. Willie F. Smith

St. Paul United Methodist


8701 W. Eight Mile Rd.

(313) 342-4656

Rev. Henry Williams

St. Timothy United Methodist

8:30 AM & 11AM

15888 Archdale

(313) 837-4070

Dr. Lester Mangum

Trinity Faith United Methodist


19750 W. McNichols

(313) 533-0101

Rev. Jan J. Brown

John Wesley United Methodist (River Rouge)


555 Beechwood Street

(313) 928-0043

Rev. Rahim Shabazz

Unity of Farmington Hills


32500 W. Thirteen Mile Rd.

(248) 737-9191

Rev. Barbara Clevenger

Detroit Unity Temple


17505 Second Blvd.

(313) 345-4848

Pastor Gregory Guice

God Land Unity


22450 Schoolcraft

(313) 794-2800

Rev. Ron D. Coleman, Sr.

Unity of Redford (Livonia)

5-6 PM

28660 Five Mile Rd.

(313) 272-7193

Rev. Josephine Furlow

West Side Unity

9:30AM & 11AM

4727 Joy Rd.

(313) 895-1520

Rev. Charles G. Williams





8033 Kercheval

(313) 921-2950

Rev. Gloria J. Fitchpritch




I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: 11 Timothy 4:7

Rosie Etta Brewer Harris Services for Rosie Etta Brewer Harris were held on Oct. 18 at Hartford Memorial Baptist Church with the Rev. Charles C. Adams officiating. Mrs. Harris, 72, died Oct. 9. Mrs. Harris was born Feb. 8, 1941 in West Point, Miss. to Willie Lee and Julia Adams B r e w e r. She married Elmer Harris on Sept. 15, 1 9 6 2 , and celebrated 50 years of marriage. She was baptized at Hartford Memorial Baptist Church by Dr. Charles G. Adams and served as a member of the Hartford Women United and The Jubilee Chorus. Mrs. Harris had a love of literature and earned a bachelor’s degree in English from Mississippi Valley State University-Itta Bena, and a master’s in library science from Wayne State University. She worked for the Detroit Board of Education as an English teacher and librarian; Wayne County Community College, as an English instructor; and Wayne County Regional Educational Agency (Wayne RESA) as an English language arts coach. She enjoyed traveling, sports and cooking. Mrs. Harris is survived by her husband, Elmer; daughter, Valerie Harris-Morris; granddaughter, Shani Rose Harris; siblings, L.C. Brewer, Nelson Brewer, Arthur James Brewer, William Brewer, Cleotis Brewer, Patricia Brewer and a host of other relatives.

Vivian Barnes Services were held for Vivian Barnes Oct. 29 at People’s Missionary Baptist Church, with Pastor John Tolbert officiating. Mrs. Barnes, 80, died Oct. 23. She was born Jan. 15, 1932 in Birmingham, Ala., and subsequently moved to Detroit. She was employed by Arrow Laundry, retiring in 1992. She was an active member of People’s Missionary Baptist Church. She loved her Bible studies, and took comfort in the scriptures. She served in many church auxiliaries: Usher Board, Choir, Soup Kitchen, Bereavement, Drama, Missionary and Circle Six, among others. She married the late Cleveland Anderson in 1950; the late Fred Newton; and then the Frank Barnes in 1991. She is survived by her children, Robert Anderson, Pamela Anderson, Quanetta Anderson, and Fredrick Barnes; six grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; sister, Alice Taylor-Walker; and many others. Interment was at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery. Arrangements were handled by Swanson Funeral Home.

Lillie Mae Atkins Services were held for Lillie Mae Atkins Oct. 27 at New Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church, with Rev. Dr. Jimmie T. Wafer officiating. Mrs. Atkins, 94, died Oct. 18. She was born Feb. 10, 1916 in Somerville, Tenn., and moved to Detroit in 1943. Mrs. Atkins was an active member of New Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church, and worked in the Department of Missions Ministry and Nurses Ministry, among other activities. She is survived by her grandchildren, Anthony, Roderick, Donna and Ronald; great grandchildren, Diettra, Celese, Jason, Billy, Michael, Julian, Sheridan, Alexandra, Micah, Camron, Maquia, DeAngelo, Brittany, Caulton IV, Ethan, Sydney, Christina, Fayth and Alexandria; nine great-great grandchildren; and many others. Arrangements were handled by Swanson Funeral Home. Interment was at Elmwood Cemetery.

Charlie Mack Bulluck

Services for Charlie Mack Bulluck were held on Nov. 27 at Word of Life Christian Church with Pastor George Wilkinson officiating. Mr. Bulluck (“Chuck”) was born to Mary and Jacob Bulluck on December 24, 1935 in Rocky Mt., N.C. He departed this life at home on Thanksgiving Day surrounded by his family who loved him dearly. He joined Mount Olive Baptist Church at an early age. He graduated from George Washington Carver High School in Pinetops, N.C., in 1954. He relocated to Flint, Mich., in 1955 and worked in management at General Motors until his retirement. He was a faithful member at Blackwell AME Zion Baptist Church, serving as an usher and in the choir. He was also a member of Greater Galilee Baptist Church in Flint and St. Mark AME Zion Church in Rocky Mt, N.C. He joined Word of Life Christian Church upon returning to Flint in 2009. Mr. Bulluck leaves to cherish his memory his loving wife of 30 years, Billye; daughter, Denise; two stepdaughters, Lucretia Janada Williams and Lynn Dorsey of Flint; stepson, Rodney Poole of Fishers, Ind., whom he raised as his own; sister, Annabelle Shaw of Rocky Mt., N.C.; four brothers, Herbert Lee Bulluck of Lackawanna, N.Y., Leon Bulluck, also of Lackawanna, N.Y., Jessie Lee Bulluck of Rocky Mt., N.C. and Ullus Bulluck of Miami, Fla.; 10 sisters-in-law, Mary Bulluck and Lallie Baker of North Carolina, Barbara Knox of Kosciusko, Miss., Diane Gladney of Weir, Miss., Janis Rogers of Auburn Hills, Mich., Vivian Rogers Pickard of Bloomfield Hills, Mich., Gloria Byers of Fenton, Mich., Linda Avent of Christiana, Tenn., and Rita Rowe of Newark, Del.; three brothers-in-law, Leonard Rogers of Hoagland, Ind., Breland Rogers of Rochester Hills, Mich., and Dwight Rogers of Swartz Creek, Mich.; ten grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews that he cherished, along with special friends Milton and Yvonne Tucker and Mary Singleton. Mr. Bulluck was preceded in death by his daughter, Terrie Magee; parents, Mary and Jacob Bulluck; former wife, Shirley Bulluck; and siblings, Paul, Lafon, Lonnie and Katie. The family would like to thank the staff of Avalon Hospice for the excellent care they provided. Special thanks to Shelia Mitchell who was a dedicated caretaker and beloved friend. Lawrence E. Moon Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

Keith Mays

Services were held for Keith Mays Nov. 3 at Swanson Funeral Home. Mr. Mays, 61, died Oct. 27. He was born March 5, 1951 and educated in the Detroit Public Schools System. He was employed by Chrysler Corp. Mr. Mays will always be remembered as soft-spoken and wearing his smile. He is survived by his daughter, LaKeitha; brothers, Raheem Tahir and Lawrence Berry; sisters, Sandra Sputher, Mable Freeman, Beverly Overman and Inell Parker; and many others. Interment was at Gethsemane Cemetery.


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