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Bill takes healthcare away from people and families, does nothing to address barriers to employment The following statement can be attributed to Michigan League for Public Policy President & CEO Gilda Z. Jacobs. The Michigan League for Public Policy issued the statement on Senate Bill 897, after it passed out of the House Appropriations Committee on Thursday, June 7, 2018. “As we have been saying all along, no exemptions or amendments will make this a good bill. That includes the bill reported out of committee this morning. It will take healthcare away from people and increase costs for the state, without making it any easier for people to find and keep a job. Gilda Z. Jacobs The League and our allies are deeply concerned about the long-lasting and damaging effects it will have on Michiganders. “There is much talk about Michigan’s ‘recovery’ but that recovery hasn’t reached everyone. Families from Grand Rapids to Cheboygan to Alpena face similar barriers to employment—and this bill does nothing to address them. Transportation, childcare and job training are seriously lacking in our state. We should be addressing those barriers to employment, not taking away healthcare from folks who need it. “This bill follows the disturbing trend of lawmakers spreading the harmful myth that people with low incomes are the cause of our state’s problems. It’s a dangerous message—and this time it will cost lives. “We applauded the governor and his strong opposition to this bill when it passed the Senate, but the changes in this bill are still not a ‘reasonable nor responsible change to the state’s social safety net.’ We encourage the governor to examine this proposal more closely and the harmful impact and unintended consequences it will have on people with disabilities, parents, and those with chronic health conditions, as well as others. This bill does one thing: it takes healthcare away from some of our state’s most vulnerable residents. We strongly urge the House to defeat the bill and if not, we call on the governor to veto this harmful piece of legislation.”

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Michigan Central Station built in 1914.

Ford buys the Michigan Central Station, all aboard to downtown Detroit

By Branden Hunter

Ever since it closed down in 1988, it was unconceivable that anyone would take on the task of fixing up the historic Michigan Central Station. Those dreams have now become a reality. Detroit’s most notorious symbol of decay will now become its biggest symbol of rebirth, now that Ford Motor Company has bought the 104-year-old building. Matthew Moroun, son of billionaire transportation mogul Manuel “Matty” Moroun, confirmed the sale Monday morning at an announcement outside of the long-vacant train station. The Moroun family enterprise has owned the station since 1995. “The deal is complete,” Moroun said. “The future of the depot is assured. The next steward of the building is the right one for its future. The depot will become a shiny symbol of Detroit’s progress and its success. The Ford Motor Company’s Blue Oval will adorn the building.” “I know that the city was looking for a moonshot with Amazon, but I think we got what’s really fitting for our city.” There has been speculation for months that Ford would buy the old Detroit train station and move in. Last December, Ford announced it would bring its smart tech team to the old factory it once owned in Corktown. In early May, a mysterious buyer bought a dozen empty lots in the neighborhood surrounding the Michigan Central Station. Moroun said Ford’s plan to revitalize the 18story building was proposed to him in mid-October of 2017. A Detroit Public Schools book storage building nearby

Former owner of the Michigan Central Station Matthew Moroun. was also included in the deal. “I knew that this was exactly what the building needed. The golden opportunity for its rebirth. The American second chance,” Moroun said. “I also knew that it would not be possible for me and our company to co-captain such a dramatic project. The depot’s revitalization would only be part of enormous plan taking in much more than the depot itself. The developer had to be the owner and the user.” Moroun declined to release the sale price for the landmark real estate deal, calling it a private matter. They also did not say what Ford planned to do with the landmark, which has a marveling 110,000-square-foot first-floor concourse.

at Michigan Central Station (2001 15th Street 48216) to detail its plans for Corktown and the old train station, where Ford Executive Chairman Bill Ford Jr. and CEO Jim Hackett will speak at the event. “It will be a historic day for Detroit, the auto industry and the future of Ford — the start of a new era of innovation and mobility,” the invitation said. Over the past 20 years, the Morouns have faced intense criticism for not redeveloping the building, as it became blemished by vandalism and decay and a popular destination location for urban explorers. The City of Detroit had even voted to demolish the building in 2009 but was sued by a community activist who stated the station could not be de-

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The Detroit City Council is preparing to take up a proposed medical marijuana ordinance that would regulate how dispensaries and related operations would be approved by the City of Detroit, what size they could be and where they could locate within the city, in addition to encouraging operators to provide community benefits in their licensing applications. The ordinance, which has been proposed by Councilmember James Tate, would establish rules for five types of medical marijuana facilities in Detroit: places where medical marijuana could be grown, tested, processed transported and dispensed to patients with state-approved medical marijuana cards that allow them to use the drug for health purposes. If approved, the ordinance would establish new rules clarifying zoning and space regulations clouded by ballot proposals passed by Detroit voters

■ Invite prospective owners of medical marijuana facilities to offer community benefits as part of their application for approval. ■ Cap the number of medical marijuana dispensaries at 75. ■ Clarify the City’s spacing and “drug-free zone” requirements drawn into in 2017. The ballot initiatives moved the city in-line with state law regarding the licensing and regulation of medical marijuana facilities but left questions about zoning restrictions. “Approving this ordinance would finally bring some closure to this issue and chart the path to the future of this industry in the City of Detroit and the State

of Michigan,” said Councilman Tate. “The goal has always been to ensure that we have an industry that is respectful of the neighborhoods, the communities it is located in, but also considerate to individuals seeking safe access to alternative medication. This ordinance balances those two needs with the preservation of neighbor-

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■ question by the 2017 ballot initiative. ■ Allow the City to locally approve four additional types of medical ■ marijuana facilities, for growing, testing, transporting and processing.


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From page A-1 molished because of its historical designation. The older Michigan Central Station burned to the ground in late 1913 and the structure that Ford just bought was opened January 4, 1914, although construction on it had begun years prior to its early grand opening. At its peak, more than 200 trains left the station each day, moving more than 4,000 passengers a day. As people in the country began to utilize other methods of transportation, including cars, highways, and airlines, the need for larger train depots declined. And on January 5, 1988, the last train bound for Chicago rolled out of Michigan Central Station.

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hoods being the top priority.” Detroit Corporation Counsel Lawrence Garcia said the ordinance will clarify the city’s regulatory role. “Detroit’s new, proposed ordinance will expand the local regulatory system to accommodate the four new kinds of permitted activities, and it will resolve some of the confusion created by some of the misguided zoning restrictions that were originally part of the ballot initiative,” Garcia said. “In short, the new ordinance, if passed, will clarify Detroit’s common-sense regulation on medical marijuana activity and will allow for all five of the legal uses contemplated by state statute.” A draft of the ordinance has been presented to the city’s planning com-

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The Moroun family has done their best job of serving as preservationists for the storied Michigan Central Station, keeping the structure standing, installing new windows in 2015, and now, making this mega-deal with Ford to bring the automobile pioneer back to its Detroit roots. “It’s here because we bought it,” said Moroun said of the Michigan Central Station.

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Tate said he is committed to a robust level of community input on the ordinance as it works through the legislative process. The ordinance would not impact state or federal laws regarding marijuana facilities or the possession and use of marijuana. Nor would it close the 57 dispensaries that are currently operating legally in Detroit, on temporary authorization from the City and the State of Michigan. There are currently dozens of illegal dispensaries in Detroit that have been ordered to close by the Michigan Bureau of Medical Marihuana Regulation.

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College student provides scholarships to Metro Detroit freshman in the name of her grandmother Detroiter and Spelman College Senior Phallon Foxworth has established a $500.00 book scholarship in honor of her grandmother Rosa Blanding. Called Rosa’s Angels, the purpose of the fund is to help incoming freshman and their families offset the cost for college tuition.

WDIV’s Rhonda Walker receives prestigious NABJ Community Service Award The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) announced the selection of Rhonda Walker, morning show anchor at WDIV-TV Local 4, as the recipient of the 2018 Angelo B. Henderson Community Service Award. The award recognizes a journalist who has had a positive impact on the community outside the normal realm of journalism and was named in honor of the late Angelo B. Henderson, who as a reporter for The Wall Street Journal won a Pulitzer Prize and later became a highly respected minister, community activist and radio talk show host. Walker is one of the top television journalists in the Detroit market. She has a burning desire to give back to the community through events and other volunteer work, logging over 100 appearances each year. Whether it be emceeing events or spearheading initiatives around fitness, Rhonda has proven to be an inspiration in the community. She is also making a difference in the community through the Rhonda Walker Foundation which she started 15 years ago. It is dedicated to empowering inner-city teen girls by developing their confidence, morals and character allowing them to take their rightful place as future leaders. Walker works closely with the participants during the five year “Girls into Women” program. “I was blessed to get my first job in television 20 years ago in Detroit, the city where I was born. It was an honor, a privilege and tremendous blessing and I quickly felt a calling from God to use His blessing upon my life to bless others,” said Walker. “As journalists, we are keenly aware of the needs of our community and rather than just report on those needs, I wanted to hold myself accountable for doing something to make a difference. Four years into my career, I founded the Rhonda Walker Foundation and our core fiveyear “Girls into Women” program to empower inner city teen girls.”

looked up to him personally, his energy, his ever present infectious smile and incredible willingness to help others is a bar that can never be reached. It is hard to find the words to truly express how much an award in Angelo B. Henderson’s name means to me. It is truly one of the highest honors I could ever receive, thank you so very much.”

Rhonda Walker out of our award winning and comprehensive college prep, career, personal development and mentoring program. We have a 100% high school graduation rate among our teens that complete our program. They are all students in the Detroit Public Schools Community District and 100% enroll in a 4 year college or university and 95% of our girls graduate from college as well. I am deeply proud of our outcomes and the impact the program has on the lives of under privileged kids in Detroit.”

vention and career fair which is returning to Detroit after 26 years. It is also noteworthy that Angelo B. Henderson served as president of the Detroit chapter back in 1992.”

NABJ President Sarah Glover applauds Walker for her commitment to underprivileged girls in Detroit, “To produce such life changing and amazing results for our young girls makes Rhonda an excellent choice to receive this award named in honor of a man who also dedicated his life to making a difference in Detroit. It is also fitting that NABJ is presenting this award to Walker during our con-

Walker says receiving this award is special and personal, “To be recognized by NABJ for my service to the Detroit community is a tremendous and humbling honor and I am extremely grateful. Learning that this award is named after a man I truly looked up to professionally as a Pulitzer prize-winning journalist and successful radio host is truly special. But I also

NABJ Region II Director Vickie Thomas nominated Walker and said, “Rhonda serves as a shining example of a journalist who uses her status in the community to effectuate change. She epitomizes the spirit of NABJ’s Angelo B. Henderson Community Service Award. She is the perfect choice to receive this honor.”

Walker will be honored at NABJ’s 2018 Salute to Excellence Awards ceremony on Saturday, August 4 during the NABJ Convention and Career Fair at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center.

scholarship will be available May, 14, 2018, and the deadline June 22nd, 2018. The application can be accessed by visiting the following website: www.phallonsym.com. Details for qualifying students can be found on the website.

Foxworth is active in the Spelman and greater “It is my Atlanta comgoal and pasmunity. She sion to supis a member port and inof the Mu Pi spire youth Chapter of to pursue a Alpha Kappa college eduAlpha Sororcation. I’ve ity Inc., Beta been blessed Kappa Chi to have the national honsupport of ors society, a my family to Spelman Amaccomplish bassador, and my education- Phallon Foxworth al goals with the hopes volunteers with Kates of attaining my PhD in Club which provides supClinical Psychology with port services to children a mental health concen- of traumatic loss. Phaltration.” ‘It is my honor lon will graduate from to present for the second Spelman Cum Laude with year the 2018 Rosa’s An- a degree in Psychology gel Scholarship in honor and will be attending Bosof my grandmother who ton University Medical has always pushed me School in the fall 2018. to be the very best that I She is the daughter of could be in accomplish- Radio Personality Franking my goals” said Fox- ie Darcell and Entrepreworth. The funds, which neur Ed Foxworth. The will be given to an incom- Spelman College motto is ing freshman from the De- “A Choice to Change the troit area, will help assist World” this annual gift to that student in paying for students is Foxworth’s books which can cost as commitment to that cremuch as $650 per semes- do and her grandmother’s ter. Applications for the legacy.

NABJ Convention registration and Salute to Excellence Awards tickets can be purchased here. For more information on the Foundation, and to learn how you can help positively affect the life of an inner city teen girl, please visit the RWF’s website, rhondawalkerfoundation.org.

Walker also said the program has produced results, “I am extremely proud that now in our 15th year, we have graduated 12 classes of seniors

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Redlining Settlement Fails to Provide Strong Penalties By Charlene Crowell For as long as many people of color can remember, succeeding generations have called for justice. Despite these age-old pleas, justice is not only elusive, but frustrating since the enactment of a series of civil rights laws. Despite federal guarantees of equal treatment, much of Black America experiences something short of what was promised. A recent settlement of a federal redlining lawsuit is yet another sign that justice is still being denied. Even worse, those entrusted in key federal agencies are willing to accept much less than what is fair or just. On January 13, 2017 and as one of the last cases brought under the Obama Administration, the Depart- Charlene Crowell ment of Justice (DOJ) sued KleinBank, a lender in the Twin Cities’ metropolitan area with violations of both the Fair Housing Act (FHA) and the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA). The complaint said in part that from at least 2010 to 2015, “KleinBank’s discriminatory practices as described herein have been intentional and willful, and implemented with reckless disregard for the rights of individuals on the basis of their race and/or national origin.” The January 2017 lawsuit followed a near two-year DOJ investigation that uncovered illegal redlining in neighborhoods of color. Within the metro area, lending in 78 of 97 majority-minority census tracts were excluded by the bank. Further, as KleinBank expanded to add at least seven full-service branches since 2007, not one is in a community of color. Beyond a failure to serve all consumers, mortgage applications and approvals among consumers of color were equally disturbing. Other metro lenders surpassed KleinBank by as large a ratio as five-to-one in serving consumers of color. For example, among the 5,837 single-family residential loan applications filed with KleinBank, only 1.06 percent – 62 – came from consumers of color. Of the bank’s approved 4,392 residential mortgages, only 51 were secured in neighborhoods of color. With these and other findings, DOJ’s complaint requested both monetary damages to those consumers who fell victim to these illegalities, and a civil penalty to vindicate the public interest. Yet on May 8 of this year when a settlement was reached with the current DOJ, there was no civil penalty or judicial oversight – two key elements in earlier settlements with similar charges. Among other requirements, a limited, three-year agreement authorized a $300,000 loan subsidy fund to increase credit access in predominantly minority neighborhoods, as well as another $300,000 for credit repair initiatives, education, outreach and advertising that would include minority media. The settlement required the bank to redraw its Community Reinvestment Act assessment area. KleinBank also agreed to open a single branch in a neighborhood of color within the next year. According to the settlement, “The United States agrees to jointly stipulate with KleinBank to the dismissal of the Civil Action. The parties agree and acknowledge that this consideration is adequate and sufficient.” Pardon me, but I respectfully disagree

According to the original DOJ complaint the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) never conducted a redlining examination of the bank, nor did it comment on or approve the bank’s CRA assessment area. It is also noteworthy that earlier this month HUD announced it planned to seek public comment to revisit whether its 2013 rule known as ‘disparate impact’ was consistent with the 2015 U.S. Supreme Court ruling. Until this rule was adopted in the previous administration, many entities argued in fair housing lawsuits that lenders never intended to discriminate in housing. Disparate impact theory focuses on the effects of practices that foster housing discrimination and was upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court in 2015. HUD’s interest in public comment in 2018 sets the stage for weakening or reversing the rule and is yet another rollback of Obama-era initiatives. Unfortunately, these kinds of fair lending concerns are experienced across the nation. In 2017, 28,843 housing-related complaints were reported, according to the National Fair Housing Alliance’s 2018 Fair Housing Trends Report. Of these complaints, more than 70 percent were handled by private, nonprofit fair housing organizations. But the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is charged with ensuring effective enforcement of the Fair Housing Act. Even so, HUD processed less than five percent of last year’s complaints – about 1,311. Further, DOJ brought only 41 cases from the 6,896 complaints forwarded by Fair Housing Assistance Program agencies. The Home Mortgage Disclosure Act is the nation’s most comprehensive mortgage lending report for its inclusion of data on lending by race and ethnicity. It too will be under review by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and appears to be in jeopardy. Currently, this annual report informs the housing industry as well as consumers as to remaining disparities and challenges. Without its detailed data, fair housing measures would be watered down. When government offices charged and entrusted to enforce laws fail to fulfill their full duties, laws enacted to end discrimination become meaningless. If HUD turns away from fair housing enforcement, as recent actions taken by the agency indicate, or DOJ settles for far less than the law allows or what has even occurred as precedent, none of us should stay silent in the face of these failures. “It has been 50 years and the Fair Housing Act still has not been fully implemented,” noted Lisa Rice, President and CEO of the National Fair Housing Alliance. “We cannot build a thriving society as long as our nation is plagued by discrimination, segregation, and severe economic inequality.”

To Members of the Michigan Legislature I am writing today on behalf the Mechanical Contractors Association of Detroit, an organization of professional plumbing, service and mechanical contractors, urging you to vote NO on the proposal to repeal prevailing wage. Only the best workers should be on the job when it comes to building publicly funded projects, like roads, bridges and schools. Prevailing wage ensures we are able to recruit and retain the Carl Evan best workers to our state to work on these critical projects. We are already in the midst of a skilled worker shortage in Michigan, and repealing prevailing wage would create a crisis, sending our best workers to other states, and hurting our economy. By ensuring workers who build publicly funded projects have the necessary skills; prevailing wage ensures we avoid costly mistakes, overruns and safety violations. Repealing prevailing wage will

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– and so do others who believe in fair lending. A lack of civil penalty coupled with a brief term of compliance does not bode well for fair or just lending. “The absence of a civil penalty is noteworthy and inconsistent with past redlining cases,” noted Melissa Stegman, a Senior Policy Counsel with the Center for Responsible Lending (CRL). “Furthermore, unlike prior cases, the parties entered into a settlement agreement – not a consent order. A consent order is a more powerful vehicle in that it is subject to the judge’s approval. Also, with a court order, the court maintains supervision of the agreement. Arguably, it’s a stronger way to hold the bank accountable for meeting the terms of the settlement.”

open the door to out-of-state contractors who will undercut proven Michigan companies, leading to cost overruns and higher costs for taxpayers. Prevailing wage is also a critical tool for funding job training and safety programs that allow workers to grow their careers while having the skills to get the job done right. Investing in training and education will also help curb the worker shortage, ensuring we have Laura Kopack the workforce necessary to meet the growing demand of Michigan’ s construction industry. Repealing prevailing wage would be a step backward for Michigan. We should invest in our skilled tradespeople, not turn our backs on them. I urge you to vote NO on repealing prevailing wage. Sincerely, Carl Evan, CEO Laura Kopack, Government Affairs & Community Relations Director

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Detroit’s Struggling Students vs. Racism

By Dan Dildy

In 1963 when Dr. Martin Luther King wrote a letter from a Birmingham jail about the shamefulness of segregation and racism, he asked his critics who questioned his reasons to fight for change he wrote, “If not now, when.” And that very same response is applicable today as Detroit’s inner city students continue to strive for respectability among the nation’s big city school districts. Entering the second straight year mired among the lowest-achieving districts in the nation, Detroit’s public schools have a long way to go. And the outlook for the city, the surrounding regions, and the business environments within them is bleak if the taint of racism Dan Dildy and all its antecedent symptoms are not eliminated. The Detroit Public School Community District (DPSCD) operates more than 100 public schools, but have a pitiful and embarrassing graduation rate of barely 65%. That equates to less than seven students out of ten who make it out of high school with a diploma. Good teachers are leaving the classrooms, and many of the buildings are in deplorable condition. The district is in crisis. Superintendent, Dr. Nikola Vitti, is tasked with the challenge of bringing the district’s 48,000 student’s achievement levels up to acceptability. In a recent article by Free Press Columnist Rochelle Riley, Dr. Vitti noted the obvious, “There’s a racist element to what has happened…to children in Detroit. When a system is allowed to run over a decade by individuals with no track record of education, year after year of low performance…that would never happen in any white district in this country.” Notwithstanding the failure of the

emergency management appointments of the past, the district’s operations have been problematic for some time now. With an enrollment of roughly 85% black students, Dr. Vitti’s assessment seems about right. But the problem of racism in our schools won’t be solved without the full-fledged participation of the entire Detroit-area community. According to Riley, who recently attended the Mackinac Policy Conference, the mostly-white gathering finally acknowledged what most black folks already know: racism has had a devastating effect on our schools. If standards among Detroit’s students is to improve, it’s time for an all hands on deck approach. That means that when policy is debated and implemented all voices must be heard. The city’s progress and renaissance may be at a crossroads. And while higher standards are sought, the city must also seek new and different methods to raise the quality of life for its poorest residents. For a big city, Detroit has one of the lowest per person income levels in the nation. Benefits like rent ceilings and subsidies, tax holidays, free child care, and higher minimum wages should be considered by the City Council. Indeed, while Mayor Duggan cannot dictate education policy, he has proposed a new bus service for all of Detroit’s students to help with transportation issues. The bus routes are slated to begin in the Northwest section of town this Fall. This is the type of innovative idea that struggling students and parents need, but much more must be done. The clarion call is deafening. The necessary work is cut out. Detroit schools need good administrators and teachers, mentors, money, corporate involvement, business acumen, and volunteers to invest in the city’s future. Detroit’s revival is sure to fail without an educated citizenry and workforce. And the questions concerning the elimination of racism is at hand, and if acted upon swiftly for our children’s future, Dr. King has the timeless answer, “How long? Not long!”

As Suicide Rates For Black Children Rise, Protecting Emotional Heath Is Vital By Dr. Rheeda Walker The researchers who found that suicide rates have doubled for Black children while declining for White children were surprised by their own results. These are the first recorded data in history for which Black suicide rates surpass that of other race groups. Suicide is what can happen at the extreme of when youth and adults are marginalized and lack the resources to cope with this marginalization. The reasons for the increase in Black children’s suicide are unknown. In today’s climate, however, efforts toward protecting children from the subtle and not-so-subtle burdens of discrimination and oppression seem warranted. I, personally, never anticipated that I would need my psychology Ph.D., my research in African American identity and emotional health, or my understanding of implicit bias and institutional oppression to navigate my child’s pre-Kindergarten classroom. As it turns out, I need them all. The preschool to prison pipeline is real. While “educational” systems are not fatal in the traditional sense, they can engender low self-esteem that subsequently kills motivation along with academic and intellectual performance. What is less well known is that young, emerging adults who have a less than positive cultural identity and who internalize racism are also more prone to depression, anxiety, and thoughts of suicide. Parents and other caregivers must protect Black children from subtle messaging that their lives don’t matter. Such messaging can be more detrimental than fractured limbs and bruised faces as it’s hard to heal what one cannot see. Many biased teachers are well meaning and would never intentionally mistreat a child. The teachers themselves are from all backgrounds and races. Nevertheless, teachers are humans— educated and socialized in the same racialized system. The empirical and epidemiological data are overwhelming. Black children often considered older and “less innocent” than their White

peers. Relative to White girls, Black girls are more harshly disciplined in schools. Black preschoolers are twice as likely to be suspended from school as White preschoolers. Until these statistics change, parents must be increasingly cautious about the childcare and educational settings in which children are entrusted. Parents must question patterns of suspicious or overly punitive disciplinary practice. It is difficult, if not impossible, to know when a child is being treated differently from other children if the parent is not in the classroom. However, there are usually “clues” available. Suspicious disciplinary practice might look like being called out/formally reprimanded on the second day of kindergarten for age-appropriate behavior. Suspicious behavior might look like your child saying that the teacher cannot pronounce her name correctly, more than a month after the school year has begun. Suspicious behavior could look like school suspension for a 4-year-old. Note also that the suspicious behaviors do not occur in isolation. There are usually multiple, seemingly innocuous, incidents. I am writing as a researcher and scholar, well-versed in African American mental health, but I am also an African American mom who has experienced and heard far too many (common-place) stories of classroom mistreatment. We want “the best” for our children, including the educational best. Sometimes that means putting sons and daughters in settings where they are “the only one.” At the same time, we cannot naively assume that educational advance supersedes psychological and emotional well-being. If a child is smart and well educated, but suffers emotional turmoil that prohibits him or her from reaching full potential, what has truly been accomplished? While many children are resilient, and you yourself may have survived a system that failed to reaffirm you, we can and must do better. Hoping that things will get better is not a strategy for protecting our children.


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Will ending union wages on Michigan public projects save money, or just lower pay?

Discovering the Best of Black America in 2018

By Dr. Bejamin F. Chavis Jr.

Michigan Republicans last week narrowly repealed a 53-year-old state law that required contractors on public construction projects to pay union-rate wages and benefits. It’s an archaic law, they said, one that artificially inflated the costs of taxpayer-funded projects — money that could stretch farther in Michigan classrooms, or to pay for materials to improve roads. To Democrats and union members in the building trades, who erupted in anger after the vote tally was read, repealing the prevailing-wage law was yet another GOP-sponsored attack on working people — at a time when many Michiganders still feel like a decade-long recovery hasn’t helped them. Gov. Rick Snyder can’t veto the law, since it started as a citizen-led ballot drive. Snyder has spent years trying to get more people to work in skilled trades fields, and has said repealing the prevailing wage law wouldn’t help. The argument that repealing the law would make it harder to recruit people into the trades is one of a litany of criticisms offered by repeal opponents, who predict lower wages and no savings on state construction costs. Below are what leaders have to say about the battle against prevailing wage. The following statement is from Michael Nystrom, executive vice president of the Michigan Infrastructure & Transportation Association (MITA): “Eliminating the prevailing wage at a time when Michigan is facing a critical shortage of skilled workers is incredibly short-sighted and will ultimately punish Michigan employers and taxpayers. Prevailing wage levels the playing field for wages in our state, allowing contractors and workers to address Michigan’s massive unmet infrastructure needs and grow our economy. Prevailing wages protect Michigan taxpayers by ensuring workers are properly trained to get the job done right the first time. Repealing prevailing wages will send Michigan workers to other states for better-paying jobs, exacerbating our current skilled-worker shortage and replacing specially trained workers with inexperienced workers. Repealing prevailing wage will harm the skilled trades in Michigan just when our state needs them the most.” MITA is a statewide construction trade association that consists of over 500 Michigan companies representing construction disciplines such as road and bridge, sewer and water, utility, railroad, excavation and specialty construction throughout the state of Michigan. To learn more about Michigan’s massive infrastructure problems, Michigan residents are urged to visit www.FixMiState.org. U.S. Senator Gary Peters (MI) released the following statement after the Michigan’s Republican-led State Legislature voted to repeal the state’s prevailing wage law: “Today’s move to repeal Michigan’s prevailing wage law will not only hurt hardworking Michiganders who deserve decent pay for a job well done, it also threatens our public safety. Repealing a law that ensures high quality work earns better wages will only give an advantage to untrained and out-of-state workers who are less likely to get construction jobs done safely, on time or on budget. At a time when we are facing a skilled trades shortage, cutting pay for these workers will only make this crisis worse. In Washington, I’m working to protect the Davis-Bacon Act and ensure that any construction projects funded with federal dollars pay the local prevailing wage. Michigan Republicans should be focused on policies that grow our economy and create good-paying jobs instead of partisan efforts that undercut hardworking Michigan families.” Michigan Building and Construction Trades: Lawmakers Just Cut Pay to Thousands of Skilled Workers Michigan Building and Construction Trades Council (MBCTC) President Steve Claywell released the following statement on the legislature’s vote to repeal the Prevailing Wage law: “It’s incredibly disappointing to see the legislature move forward with an attack on Michigan workers that will cut wages and harm communities across the state. We are already facing a shortage of skilled labor, and thanks to this misguided vote Michigan is now lacking an essential tool to ensure quality wages that attracts top talent. The legislature took power away from the people to decide

on this important issue today and they now will need to answer to Michigan voters. It will be up to the voters to decide on whether they support their lawmakers cutting wages for hardworking men and women in this state.” Statement from state Rep. Leslie Love (D-Detroit) on her vote against a proposal to repeal prevailing wage: The House of Representatives voted on a proposal to repeal the state’s prevailing wage law, which ensured that workers on state projects were paid a fair wage. The proposal passed by a vote of 56-53. In response, state Rep. Leslie Love (D-Detroit) issued the following statement: “The repeal of prevailing wage is an act of hypocrisy. As a legislator who serves on the both the Michigan STEM Council and the Michigan Workforce and Talent Development Committee, I am outraged. It is amazing to me that, as a state, we’ve invested in trade school programs and education to develop the skilled trade professions only to discourage students from pursuing these professions by slashing one of the primary incentives for joining those trades in the first place: economic opportunity. Yesterday’s repeal is an affront to working people across the state and in my district, who entrusted us to be good stewards of their interests. “The fact is, we have already seen the negative effects of getting rid of prevailing wage 20 years ago when it was briefly suspended. It led to poor craftsmanship, less-qualified and less-productive workers, and it decreased workplace safety. Numerous studies confirm that lower wages for skilled laborers don’t drive down costs of construction, but can actually increase them. US Department of Labor statistics show the impact of our neighbor Indiana’s decision to repeal prevailing wage, and they found that Hoosiers working in the construction industry are earning less than they were before, with no meaningful cost savings for Indiana taxpayers. Repeal was a failure there and it will be here too. The families of our state deserve better.” Associated General Contractors to Legislature: Prevailing wage repeal would hurt job safety The Associated General Contractors of Michigan, an association representing commercial building contractors across Michigan, sent a letter to the Michigan House and Senate today calling on lawmakers to vote “NO” on repealing prevailing wage to ensure public projects are built safely by skilled Michigan workers. “Having the best workers on the job improves safety and reduces costs for taxpayers in the long run by avoiding expensive mistakes, including accidents and code violations that run up the cost of projects,” said Damian P. Hill, president of AGC of Michigan. “Repealing prevailing wage will expose Michigan to low-bid out-of-state contractors bringing less-trained and less-skilled workers, compromising safety on some of the state’s most important projects like schools, public buildings, roads and bridges.” The letter from AGC of Michigan is attached to this press release. Hill noted skilled workers are in high demand in Michigan and across the country, with contractors facing a skilled worker shortage at a time of booming construction. Repealing prevailing wage would turn this skilled-worker shortage into a full-blown crisis, creating unnecessary barriers to economic growth across Michigan.

There is an old African proverb that says, “What you seek, you will surely find.” We live in a world where the news cycle continues to decrease because of innovations in communications technology. Yes, we are living in the fast-paced digital age. The high velocity delivery and transmission of news and information, however, may or may not produce authentic or accurate facts or simply the truth. Yet, for more than 47 million Black Americans the reality of life’s multiple challenges and opportunities are not the primary concerns and focus of what is popularly known as “mainstream media.” Thus, the value and mission of the Black Press of America today is more strategically important than ever before, for Black Americans and others who embrace the trend-setting cultural, academic, technological and game-changing achievements that are accomplished daily in Black America. This is why the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) is pleased with the continued partnership between the General Motor’s Chevrolet Division and the NNPA to sponsor the 2018 Discover the Unexpected (DTU) Journalism Scholarship and Fellowship Program. We are identifying and mentoring the next generation of young, gifted, talented and committed journalists and publishers who will rise to take their rightful place as our future community leaders and business owners. Seeking out the best of Black America not only in the field of journalism, but also in the overall context of the long-protracted struggle for freedom, justice, equality and empowerment is of the utmost importance. This summer in Georgia, Virginia, New York and in Washington, DC, six NNPA journalism scholars selected from Historical Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) located across the nation will have the opportunity to work in Black-owned newspapers. These outstanding NNPA DTU Fellows will also journey together to highlight and file news reports about real life stories that are occurring in our communities. In the current national media climate where allegations of “fake news” are routinely propagated, we will welcome receipt of the news and inspirations from the writings, videos and social media postings of our young aspiring journalists. We are also grateful to the National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education (NAFEO) for assisting Chevrolet and the NNPA to notify and reach HBCU students attending the 120 HBCUs about the DTU fellowship opportunities. In fact, over 23,000 online responses were made by students who were interested in the DTU program. Reviewing and evaluating the numerous applications that were submitted revealed the tremendous academic achievements and commitments of HBCU students who fervently desire to serve the empowerment interests of Black communities via their respective journalism skills and talents. This is itself a good news story. Too often we only learn or hear about the tragic injustices and systematic racial discriminations that are in fact facets of the realities that are all too prevalent in Black America. We need, however, more balance and truth-telling in the media when it comes to the struggles and plight as well as the resilience and transformation of Black America. For more than 191 years, since the first publication of Freedom Journal in March 1827, the Black Press of America has continued to be on the frontlines reporting our triumphs, defeats and our successful resistance to oppression, injustice and inequality. Each generation has a responsibility to help prepare the next generation to take the baton of history and to run to win by breaking and setting new records of achievement and excellence of all fields of endeavor. Again, we publicly thank General Motors – Chevrolet for enabling the NNPA to award this group of young freedom-fighting scholars to sharpen their pens and commitments to become champions of the freedom and responsibilities of the press. The Black community will benefit. All of America will benefit. The DTU Fellows will seek and they will find. They will also exemplify the good news. Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. is President and CEO of the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) and can be reached at dr.bchavis@ nnpa.org.

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CHEVROLET AND NNPA JOIN TOGETHER TO OFFER HISTORICALLY BLACK COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY STUDENTS A $15K FELLOWSHIP! The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) is excited to partner with the all-new 2018 Chevrolet Equinox to present Discover the Unexpected (DTU) – an amazing journalism fellowship. Selected DTU Fellows from Historically Black Colleges and Universities earn a $10,000 scholarship, $5,000 stipend and an exciting summer road trip in the all-new 2018 Chevrolet Equinox. Join our DTU Fellows on this multi-city journey as they discover unsung heroes and share stories from African-American communities that will surprise and inspire. DTU is back and better than ever! Are you ready to ride? #ChevyEquinox, #Chevy, #NNPA

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Mother’s inspiration propels Bagley resident to Master’s Degree By Lauren A. Hood Neighbors Staff Writer

Kyle Marcellis credits his mother and his aversion to the “street life” for helping him stay focused, finish college and earn a master’s degree from the University of Detroit Mercy this past May. Marcellis, 27, recalls, an incident that dates back to when he was just eight years old. He says his mother, Kathya Jackson, came home from work extremely tired, as usual from a long hard day. On this day she could barely walk up the stairs to their one-bedroom flat, and began crying out of frustration. After she walked through the door, she just told him and his two siblings to do better than her. Marcellis decided right then that he would go to college to “do better” as he was told. That persistence and encouragement led Marcellis to become the first in his family to graduate college, and in May he earned a masters’ degree in community development from the University of Detroit Mercy, a private university located a few blocks from where he grew up.

Dana McDade is a new graduate of the 20-week training program.

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Focus: HOPE offers second chances for graduate By James W. Ribbron Neighbors Staff Writer

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ana McDade found out about the internationally acclaimed Focus: HOPE Machinist Training Institute program from a flyer on Facebook. “I was looking for a career change after being permanently laid off from a utility company,” McDade recalled. “The MTI program gave me an opportunity to learn a new skill and find good steady work”.

U of D grad Kyle Marcelis PHOTO: Paul Warner His father, Curtis Marcellis, also served as an inspiration, in a very different kind of way though. His father has been incarcerated since he was born. The lesson Marcellis learned from his father was not to put himself in the kinds of situations that could result in such negative and tragic outcomes. One of the challenges Kyle Marcellis faced was ridicule and isolation from peers as he sought to thrive. “It’s hard to excel when you’re leaving others behind,” said Marcellis, who in 2013 earned his undergraduate degree from Mississippi Valley State University, a historically black college in the small town of Itta Bena in Mississippi’s Delta valley. Most recently, Marcellis was employed as a social worker at a homeless shelter and treatment facility. He worked part-time as he pursued his master’s degree. The ambitious graduate said he excelled as a student and as a counselor because of was able to identify with the people he was there to serve. Marcellis offers that his most valuable tools are encouragement and empathy. His own life experiences helped him understand what leads some to end up in situations and facilities which require expert help. Although he developed a sense of pride in being able to serve, he’s uncomfortable with the term role model. Since he began studying community

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Michigan Chronicle Salute to the Graduates Overcoming and Rising Graduation! This season marks an exciting time of accomplishment, pride, celebration and expectation for many families. The pursuit of higher education is especially valued by families of color who have pursued schooling as a ladder up and into success, whether through a trade or university. This month, the “One Year in the Life” project profiles three Detroiters from the focus communities in the Neighbors special of the Michigan Chronicle. One of the graduates featured completed high school with honors; another is successfully working in her field after completing a mechanics program at Focus: HOPE, and the third plans to help improve life in the neighborhood he grew up in, not far from the University of Detroit Mercy, where he earned a master’s degree. We congratulate and celebrate them as well.

McDade, a beneficiary of the Job Placement and Career Services program component of Focus: HOPE, today works for a major chemical manufacturing company is southwest Detroit. “Overall the Focus: HOPE program and my administrative background allowed me to develop skills to work in a manufacturing environment, without being on an assembly line,” she said. The Focus: HOPE programs takes a holistic approach to teaching, she explained. “In addition to learning about computers and machines, the program is geared toward changing our mindsets. I learned from the motivational speakers, the classes on how to improve credit and the exercises to prepare you for the journey ahead,” said McDade. “It was not easy, but it was worth it.” McDade, who lives on the city’s northwest side, is a new graduate of the 20-week training program.

There were about 30 participants in McDade’s class, four of whom were women. Only two of the women trainees completed the advanced training program. “Even though the it was tough, I was committed to completing my goal. My daughter (Kylee) was an inspiration for me to keep going, and I don’t quit what I start,” said the determined McDade. “One of my main jobs as a parent is to be a good role model for my daughter, as my mom [Lynda McDade] is for me and my siblings.” “My husband, Minar Douse, encouraged me by telling me to ‘Walk in the shoes the Lord prepared for me to wear.’” McDade confides she did well academically, but the mechanics portion of the program challenged her. “Focus: HOPE had supports in place that included counselors and other services,” explained the grateful grad. “The person who helped me most was Rashida Thomas, director of the Workforce Development Program for the past six years [who is] now with Lear Corp. “Her drive to see us succeed and her dedication to ensure the funds were available for us to finish were an inspiration.” Athena Miller, manager of the admissions department, said the machinist program is offered to quali-

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Southwest Detroit honors student awarded U-M Dearborn scholarship By Santiago Esparza

Michigan-Dearborn in the fall on an Opportunity and Victors scholarship. Scholarship applicants must attend a Michigan public high school located in an area which the state has designated as having a disadvantaged population of 65 percent or higher. Applicants also must be United States citizens and fulfill the university’s guidelines for being an in-state student.

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Veronica Ledesma was all over social media recently. But the 18-year-old southwest Detroit resident was not being singled out for a social faux pas or silly dance video. She was honored by Detroit Public Schools Community District for being in the top three percent of graduating seniors. This June she graduates with honors from Western International High School in southwest Detroit. “It feels good,” Ledesma said. “All of my hard work these past four years has paid off. I’m excited to see what the future holds.” The proud grad said she knows getting an education is important, because without it she is doomed to a lifetime of struggle.

The merit-based scholarship pays $8,000 over four years to attend school at the U of M’s Dearborn campus. Only 25 scholarships were awarded in this category this year.

Western High School senior Veronica Ledesma PHOTO: Paul Warner “If you want to get ahead in life, you have to have an education,” Ledesma counseled. Ledesma will attend the University of

Ledesma, who maintained a 4.0 grade point average throughout her entire high school, will study criminal justice forensics. She jokes she will be southwest Detroit’s CSI. “I originally wanted to be a nurse,” Ledesma said. “But after looking into it,

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MICHIGAN CHRONICLE AND ARISE DETROIT TEAM UP One Year in The Life, a new monthly supplement to the Michigan Chronicle Roots section, is dedicated to coverage of the Detroit experience at a grassroots level. The edition is the result of a partnership between ARISE Detroit!, a nonprofit coalition of more than 400 organizations, and the Michigan Chronicle, the state’s oldest and most respected African American newspaper. The project is made possible through a grant from the Community Foundation of Southeast Michigan.


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development at Detroit Mercy, he navigates and maneuvers in circles of influence that were once off limits to him. Marcellis admits though that he finds it challenging when those in charge talk about helping “those people”. “I am those people!” he said. After graduation, Marcellis said that he wants to be “the Dan Gilbert of the ‘hood.”

DPD Chief James Craig, Fox 2 News’ Charlie Langton, and Al Bartell.

David L. Bartell Mentoring Program ties the community together By Branden Hunter

“My father and my mother raised 14 children, he worked at Ford for 40 years, and he was an entrepreneur,” said Bartell. “My father taught us how to do what is right and to keep a good name and always told us to look and dress our best. He took us to church every Sunday and kept us in a shirt and tie and I wanted to give back that knowledge he gave me.” Bartell plans to give away 400 or more

In addition to applying his newly acquired development skills, he’s involved in community organizing as well. Marcellis has formed a block club in his neighbohood and is interested in plugging into the Bagley radio safety patrol.

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Every man should have at least one suit in his closet and know how to tie a tie. Unfortunately, a lot of men, especially in the African-American communities, do not own a tie or a suit to wear with it. Al Bartell, owner of Suits for Less clothing store located in Detroit’s Historic Avenue of Fashion District at 19130 Livernois, wants to tie those that have and those that have not together with a free tie giveaway the day before Father’s Day June 16 from 1-3 p.m. The initiative is through the David L. Bartell Mentoring Program, which Bartell started in 2017 to honor his late father. The organization will be handing out free ties to young men and give them the opportunity to meet prominent community leaders to gain valuable knowledge on life experiences to become successful and prosper in today’s challenging times.

His focus at Detroit Mercy was economic development, and he hopes to merge his expertise in that area with his knowledge of the neighborhood to improve living conditions and opportunities for people who live in the Bagley neighborhood and surrounding communities. He purchased his own home in the community where he grew up.

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forensics seemed interesting.”

Detroit Police Chief James Craig and Al Bartell. ties, most of which he bought with his own money and gathered through donations. The ties will be for anyone who walks through the doors: boys, men or mothers who cannot afford to buy a tie for the males in their family. And just in case the recipients do not know how to tie a tie, Bartell and others will be on site teaching the art of tying one. “You can’t just take everything in, you have to give something back,” Bartell said. “I’ve been blessed and fortunate to have a good lifestyle for myself and I don’t want to take it all home.”

The outstanding senior said forensics gives her an opportunity to help people in similar manner that a nurse would, with the added caveat of solving crimes. She quips that if her life after graduation was a TV show, it would be called “Southwest Detroit: CSI.” Ledesma is a member of the National Honors Society and said she wants to be a role model to her younger sisters, who will be entering the 4th and 9th grades in the 20182019 school year. “I want them to understand that school is really important,” she said. “If you don’t get an education you will really struggle in life. I try to give them an idea of the person they

might want to be.” Ledesma said she struggled with her studies when she transitioned form middle school to high school and it taught her the value of hard work. “I had to stay on top of my game,” she said. “I think having a big support system around me helped.”

Detroit has spent years on a roller coaster of demographic, financial and cultural highs and lows leading to a bankruptcy and now renaissance that has gained national attention and drawn real estate prospectors to Motown like gold prospectors to Sutter’s Mill. The city is attempting to reinvent itself as a 21st-Century mecca for millennials as well as a long-awaited better place for longtime residents who didn’t give up on the Motor City. As residents debate whether the renaissance is reaching all Detroiters, the city will get a report card from outsiders in August, when one of the largest gatherings of journalists and newsmakers in America convenes here for the National Association of Black Journalists’ annual convention. About 3,000 reporters, editors, producers, photographers and students will land at the GM Renaissance Center Marriott for five days of workshops, forums, panel discussions and conversations. NABJ, like Detroit, is working on reinventing itself in a digital age and rebuilding relationships between journalists and consumers in the Age of Trump. “I am thrilled that the NABJ has chosen Detroit for its national conference this summer and can’t think of a better place for it,” said Mayor Mike Duggan a member of a Host Committee that rivals the one convened for the 2006 Super Bowl. It includes Quicken Loans Founder Dan Gilbert, former mayor Dennis Archer, Motown Museum CEO Robin Terry and Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau CEO Larry Alexander. “Professional journalists play a vital role in our democracy, and it’s so very important that our newsrooms, like our government, reflect the diverse communities they serve,” Duggan said. “I hope that NABJ members will take some time to venture out and see and experience some of Detroit’s great neighbor-

hoods. What they should see is a city working hard and making significant progress, and that still has a long way to go in its recovery.” As honorary co-chair of the convention with my friend and ESPN star Jemele Hill (the last time they turned us loose we took 900 kids to see “Black Panther”), I can’t wait to say at convention’s end, with a nod to Kool Moe Dee: How ya like us now? The annual convention comes as media outlets nationwide struggle to maintain audiences that increasingly get much of their news coverage on mobile devices and from social media sites such as Facebook. We are literally fighting for the soul of journalism and fighting to maintain diversity in that industry. The convention’s theme is “Driving Journalism, Technology and Trust.” “There will always be a need for stories to be told; the only thing that will change is how they’re delivered,” said Convention Chair Eva Coleman, an executive producer with the Frisco (Texas) Independent School District’s television station. “As technology rapidly changes, we understand the need to evolve. We’re ensuring our members are equipped with everything necessary to remain a driving and trusted force in an ever-changing technological world.” Conventioneers will see a Detroit whose downtown and Midtown have been transformed into a bustling urban destination, drawing hundreds of residents and tourists to new restaurants, clubs and stores in properties mostly owned by Gilbert, who owns or controls about 100 properties downtown. Moving his employees into downtown’s 7.2 square miles has revitalized the area. Local planners said conventioneers also may be surprised by what they see away from downtown: iconic locations such as Baker’s Keyboard Lounge, one of the oldest continuously operating jazz clubs in the world; the Motown Museum where Marvin

Gaye and the Supremes got their start; the dueling Lafayette and American Coney Islands (yes, we’ve got hot dog wars), and Belle Isle. Yes, Detroit has its own island that is run as a state park and has a beach, conservatory and aquarium. “The working journalists visiting Detroit for the NABJ convention will find a city on the mend,” said Vincent McCraw, president of Detroit NABJ, the local host, and

an editor at the Detroit News. “There are nuances to Detroit’s revival, and it can be seen not just downtown and Midtown, but in some of the neighborhoods. We encourage people to come see us with fresh eyes and open minds.” The convention won’t draw just journalists and media. Among celebrities booked for the convention are: actor, producer and director Tyler Perry; actor, comedian, activist

“No one is going to hold your hand,” she said. “No one is going to push you. It takes hard work.”

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Lights! Camera! 3,000 journalists of NABJ to descend on Detroit in August By Rochelle Riley

She said she is not nervous about attending college classes. She said high school taught her something that will carry over to her university studies.


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Training 1 Million people and Small Business Owners across the US by 2020 By Amy Brooks Business Education Director

Today we’re announcing our pledge to train 1 million US business owners and equip more people with the digital skills they need to compete in today’s workplace. As our CEO Mark Zuckerberg has said, we want to make it easier for people to find jobs and grow businesses. According to recent predictions, the skilled labor shortage in America could create 85.2 million unfilled jobs by 2030. We are committed to helping reverse the skills gap in America by giving individuals and companies the tools they need to flourish in an increasingly digital economy. Local business owners in the US tell us that digital and social media expertise are important both to running their businesses and as a consideration when hiring. In fact, a lot of business owners value a candidate’s digital skills above where they went to school. When we speak to people in local communities, the insights are even more telling. In Houston, for example, more than 95% of job seekers say it is important to have digital skills when looking for a job, yet only 15% rate their digital skills as excellent. And while people tell us these skills are important, free resources are not easy to find. We want to help change that. Our plan is to work side by side with communities to provide more free in-person training, mentorship and online courses. Here are some resources available today and a view of what else we’re going to build. Expanding our in-person programs and creating more local partnerships Closing the digital skills gap is something we can’t do alone. That’s why we’re developing local partnerships across the US so we can create free training for skills like coding, digital marketing, and more. Last November we announced a new in-person training program, Facebook Community Boost, which will now expand to visit 50 US cities by the end of 2018. We’ve also partnered with and trained more than 60 organizations in twelve US cities. By the end of the year we plan to establish new local partnerships, which include teaming up with 20 community colleges to offer digital marketing training. This is similar to an initiative we announced with Central New Mexico Community College and Des Moines Area Community College or the new initiative in Boston with Bunker Hill Community College. We’re starting to see encouraging results from these programs. In Michigan, for example, we’re partnering with Grand Circus to train 3,000 people in digital marketing and coding over the next two years. We’ve trained 16 local organizations and have started running free workshops for hundreds of people across the state. And 85% of the first coding bootcamp graduates have either found a new or better paying job. Grand Circus’s new 12-week bootcamp will kick off in July 2018. More online curriculum and a new online e-learning platform Small and local businesses (and even big brands) ask us for more training on how to use Facebook and Instagram to build and grow their businesses. In March 2015 we launched Facebook Blueprint, which includes free eLearning available in 14 different languages, designed to do just that. With nearly 80 online courses, Blueprint allows people to learn about Facebook and Instagram marketing at their own pace. Plus, our Blueprint team works with local associations such as the Small Business Administration, America’s Small Business Development Centers and National Small Business Association to offer free in-person local training events leveraging Blueprint curriculum. So far, more than 160,000 US small businesses have been trained using Blueprint, and by 2020 we plan to train an additional 250,000. In the early fall of 2018, we’ll also launch Learn with Facebook, a free online training resource to equip people with the skills they need to grow and become drivers of their local economies. Today people in the US can sign-up here so they can be alerted directly when the platform is live. This platform will provide access to new digital skills training for people across skill levels and interests; whether you’re a student wanting to learn digital marketing skills, a job seeker wanting to bolster your CV, a seasoned professional looking to retrain, or a budding entrepreneur wanting to turn an idea into a reality, we’ll have tools available to help you reach your goals. In order to sustain economic growth for the future, we need to focus on training our workforce today. That’s why we’re investing in creating more free resources and we’ll share what we learn along the way.

Study shows Black women work harder and longer for less By Roz Edward According to recent studies, black women have made the most significant strides in earning power, with 33 percent of employed Black women working in management or professional occupations, quality of life indicators remain lower than their white working counterparts of either gender. An Institute for Women’s Policy Research reports that while black women participate in the workforce at higher rates than any other group of women, black female-headed households are more likely to fall below the poverty line, second only to indigenous women. “Hard work isn’t paying off for black women in America,” said Black Lives Matter co-founder Alicia Garza. Black women headed households are more profoundly impacted by family issues including child care and caring for aging family members. Eighty percent of black mothers contribute at least 40 percent of their households’ incomes; fewer than half of white mothers carry that level of financial responsibility. “Women on average live five years longer than men,” explained Detroit financial strategist Carol Guyton, a Bank of America executive, “Eightyone percent of centenarians are women, so our incomes have to last longer.” According to U.S. Census Bureau statistics the gap for African Americans men have an average life expectancy of 69.8 years compared to 75.7 years for black women. A recent Merrill Lynch investment study conducted in partnership with Age Wave, finds that the average woman is likely to have higher health costs than the average man in retirement – paying an additional $195,000 on average due to living longer and having to rely on formal long-term care in later years. Age Wave is the nation’s foremost thought leader on population aging and its profound business, social, financial, healthcare, workforce, and cultural implications. “I’m really exceptionally proud of the Bank of America Merrill Lynch study,” said Guyton. “It reinforces the need for the discussion between women, especially women of color. “There are still some taboo around the money conversation, particularly for women.” The landmark study entitled, ‘Women and Financial Wellness: Beyond the Bottom examines the financial challenges women face throughout their lives. Beyond the gender and racial pay gaps (black women earn about 65 cents on the dollar compared to white male counterparts), even college-educated black women who make a median income of $50,000 are increasingly seeking ways to shift the needle toward economic equity and financial security. “What women really need to do more of is invest, but we need to know more about what we’re investing in,” says Guyton who as a senior banking executive of color is heavily involved with mentoring young women in finance careers. “Women’s earning power has increased by 35 percent since the 1970’s, however women don’t talk about income as much as men. We talk about health, we talk about parents and we talk about children … a lot of people depend on us,”

Carol Guyton says Guyton, adding, “but we all have to take a hard look at how we spend money … and find trusted and objective advice about what we should be doing right now.”

fident and of women who do invest, their financial confidence soars; 77 percent of women who invest feel they will be able to accumulate enough money to support themselves for life.

Lorna Sabbia, head of Retirement and Personal Wealth Solutions for Bank of America Merrill Lynch supports Guyton’s assessment. “Women are at a tipping point to achieve greater financial empowerment and independence … This includes encouraging women to invest more of their assets, save earlier for retirement and pursue financial solutions that closely align to their personal values and life paths.”

“I have been with Bank of America for 35 years, and had I made some different decisions, I would be closer to retiring more comfortably than I am now,” Guyton confided. “Women make time for everything and everyone else, except securing themselves and their futures financially … we’re so busy working and taking care of family and being involved in the community, we look up and realize we haven’t set financial priorities or done [enough] financial planning.”

Guyton points out that the reluctance to delve into investment scenarios has in large part been due to the types of finance and savings products available to women in the past. “One of the things that I highlighted in the study is that some of this is because the traditional tools in the industry over the last few decades, have been designed around men’s earnings and men’s projected retirement ages and life spans. Consequently, women didn’t identify with products made available … but that is very quickly evolving.” Guyton adds that 50 percent of the workforce at her Bank of America office are women, 40 percent of management team are women and 30 percent of the board of directors are women. The Merrill Lynch study also found that although women are confident in most financial tasks, such as paying bills and budgeting, when it comes to managing investments their confidence drops significantly. Only about half of women surveyed say they are confident in managing investments. Millennial women were the least con-

The difference between men and women’s financial resources across their lifetimes, including earnings, investments, retirement savings and additional assets. This wealth gap can translate to a woman at retirement age having accumulated as much as $1,055,000 less than her male counterparts. Absent higher-earning husbands or partners in the household to lessen the sting of lower pay black women are faced with identifying and taking immediate action to stretch their earnings.” “We all need to make more of an effort to engage each other in discussions about money and financial priorities. Someone will hear you,” Guyton concluded. Bank of America financial planning advisors specialize in goals-based wealth management, including planning for retirement, education, legacy, and other life goals through investment, cash and credit management.


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EMU honors fallen student Jayquon Tillman with scholarship fund

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By Branden Hunter Jayquon “Jay” Tillman was ahead of his time. Literally. The Cleveland native was an 18-year-old juniorto-be at Eastern Michigan University, where he was studying Political Science. After graduation, he planned on becoming a history teacher and would then pay his way through law school. But those dreams were cut short when he was shot and killed at a house party near the Cleveland area May 6, 2017. Tillman was a scholar at EMU and was heavily involved in the community in Ypsilanti, Michigan, as a member of the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. Delta Nu Chapter, the Kings of Color Student Organization, the Young Brother’s Leadership Council of the Washtenaw County chapter of My Brother’s Keeper, helping the homeless, and more. That prompted the Eastern Michigan University Foundation to start the Jayquon Tillman Memorial Scholarship to honor his life and service to the EMU community. The crowdfunding platform offers EMU donors, alumni, and fans an avenue to provide direct support to projects and activities that are most meaningful to them. “The scholarship idea actually came about last year, maybe a month or so after he had passed,” said Benjamin Barnes, who is a member of the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. Delta Nu Chapter and liaison for the fraternity. “We set down with the university then and the timing wasn’t right. We revisited the conversation about three months ago and got the ball rolling. I felt this was necessary because I didn’t want him to be forgotten. I owed him that much.” The endowed scholarship was established to serve EMU students from under-served communities, who have freshman or sophomore status and a 3.0 GPA, with financial assistance, but to also help students that could have identified with Tillman. The goal is to raise a minimum of $10,000 by June 30, 2018 at midnight to fully endow the fund. They have raised just over $4,000 so far and the scholarship is 100 percent tax deductible. Tillman was accepted to over ten different colleges out of high school, including Howard University and the University of Michigan. He fell in love with EMU after going on a visit and felt the situation there was better for him financially and academically. Tillman’s family and friends described him as friendly and very giving. And since he loved the college he attended, there would be no better gift than to help other students be able to get an education there. “I think the scholarship is a very awesome thing that the university and the fraternity decided to come together and do,” said LaToya Williams, Tillman’s mother. “I think it’s a really good idea to give back to other EMU students because that’s something that I could see him doing if he was in a position to do.” “Jayquon would be excited about the opportunity and it would be a big thing to him. I’m grateful and humble for the opportunity as well and I’ve been doing a lot of fundraising on my end to support the scholarship in Michigan as well. And I’ll continue to support it and give back as long as they’ll have it at

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Jayquon Tillman Eastern Michigan.” Born in Mississippi, Tillman and his family moved to Ohio in the summer of 2001. He graduated from Cleveland’s John Hay Early College in 2015 at the age of 16. He attended an early college program there which allowed him to graduate high school in just three years. His mother started a scholarship program there called the Jayquon Tillman Memorial Scholarship and gave $1,000 in scholarship money to two seniors. To be eligible for the money, students had to attend John Hay, maintain a 3.5 GPA, plan to attend a two or four-year university or college, and write a 500-word essay on gun violence, explaining how it impacted their lives and how they felt about changing the gun laws. “The response that I got back really amazed me and I was excited about it,” said Williams. “A lot of the kids there are in the early college program like Jay was, so they graduated in three years. Some of them didn’t really know him but some of them did remember him when they were coming in as a freshman and he was leaving as senior. He really had an impact and influence on the people that were around him and he got along with everyone there.” If Tillman’s family and friends were able to celebrate his life under different circumstances, they would. His life was senselessly taken away from him and his murder has yet to be solved. And while losing him has not been easy for those who loved him, they will continue to fight for justice for him and spread his message of togetherness and education. “I would want him to be remembered by the loving and caring person he was,” Williams said. “I want all the people that say they love him to flourish because he was always telling people to flourish and to keep succeeding. I want them to do something positive with their lives, make an impact on people around them, educate people more, and give back as well, just as Jay would do.”

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NABJ meets in a different city every year. This year’s convention will be the first time some journalists have seen the city since Detroit hosted the 1992 NABJ convention. “Detroit has always been a great news town,” said WWJ reporter Vickie Thomas, a member of the NABJ national board. “And that’s why the Detroit Chapter of NABJ and the city were so excited to welcome journalists to the Motor City for the NABJ convention in 1992.” That convention generated a lot of buzz, Thomas said, because it featured a lineup of political, entertainment and sports figures that included then-presidential candidate Bill Clinton, director Spike Lee and tennis legend Arthur Ashe. “As a member of the local board at the time, I just remember everyone being blown away by the convention and the Detroit hospitality,” Thomas said. “We hope to exceed expectations again this year when the convention returns …” The convention, which runs Aug. 1-5, also will feature a 5K run through downtown Detroit, a gospel brunch, and a dinner where journalists receive honors for news coverage and community service. NABJ also will salute its best and brightest, who include new inductees into the NABJ Hall of Fame and Detroiter Jemele Hill of ESPN. “We are pleased to honor hometown hero Jemele Hill as our Journalist of the Year, and offer professional development training topics that cover politics, social justice, investigative reporting, entertainment, sports and education as well as lessons learned from the Flint water crisis,” said NABJ President Sarah Glover, who works for NBC News. Conventioneers also will participate in a day

of service to leave their mark on some part of Detroit. NABJ was founded in Washington, D.C., in 1975 by a group of 44 journalists. Its mission is simple: It doesn’t just train current journalists. It nurtures new ones and advocates for veterans. In its 43 years, the organization has given scholarships to — and helped nurture — hundreds of students through college workshops, high school programs and a student newsroom that allows collegiate journalists to cover each year’s convention. Called NABJ babies, those students learn to cover plenary sessions, interview news subjects and produce television newscasts, a daily newspaper and a 24-hour website. The convention also will boast one of the largest career and exhibition fairs in the country. Dozens of media companies and journalism schools from across the country will set up shop to interview or share information with convention registrants. NABJ has a long-standing reputation as the place where many black journalists landed their first job. “NABJ and its affiliate chapters across the country have a rich and proud history of training journalists,” said Thomas, the WWJ reporter. “... We’re looking forward to seeing what great stories students will uncover here in Detroit!” Kem benefit concert While most programming is open only to registered journalists, there will be several public events including the Kem benefit concert on Friday, Aug. 3 at Chene Park. Concertgoers must purchase tickets at https:// www.nabj.org/page/NABJ18DetroitChapter to benefit the Detroit chapter of NABJ. For more information or to register for the conference, go to www.nabjconvention.com.

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14 through 17 2018 GM River Days

DETROIT MUSIC WEEKEND

Excitement is building as the Detroit RiverFront Conservancy prepares to kick-off GM River Days presented by Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort. The festival, in its 12th straight year, is widely celebrated as metro Detroit’s official start of summer, drawing more than 150,000 people annually downtown to the riverfront for a weekend of star-studded music performances, family activities, and delicious food.

Detroit Music Weekend grows bigger, better, and bolder in 2018 with a huge collection of unique Detroit shopping and dining opportunities, multiple downtown happenings, and of course music, and lots of it. This blockbuster event is • Where: Detroit Theatre District what the world expects from De- • When: June 14 through 17 troit, and this June 14-17, the city’s performing arts come together for • Info: www.detroitmusicweekend.org a total downtown Detroit experience. In addition to the hundreds of performers, the Jacksons themselves Tito, Marlon, Jackie, and Jermaine, will perform live, outdoors and free to the public, on Saturday, June 16 th at 9:00 p.m. The mesmerizing, highly polished 75-minute show also highlights brother Michael’s legacy through the use of revolutionary digital technology.

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This year’s festival begins Friday, June 22nd and ends Sunday, June 24th. The fun stretches from William G. Milliken State Park and Harbor to the Detroit/Wayne County Port Authority Terminal & Dock, just past the Renaissance Center. Festival hours are 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. Friday through Sunday.

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A $3 admission charge ($5 after 3 p.m.) treats festival goers to more than 50 local and national music performers spanning nearly a dozen music genres such as rock, pop, indie, blues, alternative soul, party punk and of course, Motown. The 2018 GM River Days’ headliners include Kool & the Gang and tribute band, Beatlemania Live! on Friday evening. Funk legends Morris Day and the Time perform on Saturday along with Donell Jones. Multiplatinum soul singer Avant and Canada’s own Tamia will close out the festival on Sunday. VIP premiere seats are still available for headlining performances featured on the Quicken Loans National Stage. Tickets are $35 and can only be purchased in advance and online at RiverDays.com/ Music while quantities last.

• Where: Hannan Center, 4750 Woodward Avenue, Detroit • When: Tuesday, June 19 | 6-7PM • Cost: Free • Info: To RSVP call 313.833.1210 or email Renee at rvenable@hannan.org

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The Russell Street Missionary Baptist Church Usher Board No. 2 will be celebrating their 84th Anniversary Celebration will begin with our Morning Worship Service starting at 10:45 a.m. Rev. Dr. Dee Dee M. Coleman, Pastor will be bringing a joyous and spirit filled message. All are welcome to come and be a part of this glorious occasion. • Where: Russell Street Missionary Baptist Church, 8700 Chrysler Service Drive, Detroit

“GM River Days has become a tradition for thousands of families around Detroit,” said Mark Wallace,

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President & CEO, Detroit RiverFront Conservancy. “The Detroit RiverWalk is the perfect place to welcome summer, make memories with your family, and celebrate Detroit.” Families attending GM River Days will have their pick of thrills including touring a U.S. Coast Guard Cutter and watching a gravity-defying air show performed by the Tuskegee Airmen National Historical Museum featuring its own four-ship formation of U.S. Air Force Academy TG-7A motorgliders (the only glider formation team in North America). The Flagstar Bank Kids Zone will dazzle kids with activities like a monster mural, craft stations, sand art, face painting, magic shows, puppet shows and themed events sponsored by the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Michigan Science Center and the Detroit Children’s Museum. While the three-day festival is focused on fun, a private pre-festival fundraiser, Shimmer on the River, takes place Thursday, June 21st. This year, Shimmer honors Karen and Matthew Cullen, donors of one of the RiverWalk’s most iconic and beloved family attractions, the Cullen Family Carousel. For their support, the Cullens will receive the Conservancy’s highest honor, the Shimmer Award, during a VIP reception at 5:30 p.m., along Rivard Plaza where guest will enjoy retro-inspired cocktails and mocktails, hors d’oeuvres from Detroit’s Coriander Kitchen & Farm and a high-energy live performance by Persuasion. Tickets for Shimmer range from $250 for the VIP reception to $150 for general access. Tickets can be purchased by calling 313.566.8215 or online at DetroitRiverfront.org/ShimmerontheRiver.

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Pistons hire new coach Dwane Casey

By Branden Hunter

The 2018 NBA Draft is just over a week away and the Detroit Pistons were in fear of not having a head coach, after letting go of Stan Van Gundy last month. Dwane Casey, who was fired by the Toronto Raptors last month as well, agreed to a 5-year deal with Detroit, reportedly worth $7 million. Casey will be formally introduced at a news conference in Detroit next week and is expected to start immediately with player meetings and staff development starting this week.

New Pistons head coach Dwane Casey. vision for the team and wants to deliver for the I believe in the strength do so.”

“I am excited and honored to join the Detroit Pistons, a franchise with a championship history and a roster that is ready to win now,” Casey said in a statement. “Tom (Gores) really won me over with his the city. He clearly fans in Detroit and of his leadership to

Casey, 61, has served as a head coach, associate head coach or assistant coach in the NBA for 23 of the past 24 years. He has coached in two NBA Finals (1996 and 2011) and three NBA All-Star games (1996, 1998 and 2018). In seven seasons with the Raptors, Casey compiled a 320-238 (.573) regular-season record and led the Raptors to a franchise-record five consecutive playoff appearances, including a trip to the 2016 Eastern Conference Finals. He is also the presumptive NBA coach of the year, after leading the Raptors to a franchise-record 59-win season, and the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference. “Dwane is one of the most successful and highly respected coaches in our league,” said Pistons owner Tom Gores. “He’s a great communicator and a leader who will connect with our players and accelerate their growth. Having spent many hours with Dwane over the last few weeks, I’m confident he is the right person to get us to the next level.”

Hamtramck Stadium scores $20,000 renovation donation from Comerica Bank By Branden Hunter Historic Hamtramck Stadium is one of a few Negro League home ballparks still in existence. It was last used by the Detroit Stars Negro League team in 1937. The Hamtramck Stadium field is currently being used for cricket, soccer, yoga and other recreational activities but the condition of the diamond itself is not suitable for baseball. The grandstands, which have not been used since the 1990s, are currently closed to the public. But that is about to change. Comerica Bank and Friends of Historic Hamtramck Stadium (FHHS) announced Comerica Bank as the first corporate sponsor for the stadium’s renovation. The announcement was made during the Negro Leagues Legacy luncheon Friday at Comerica Park. Comerica presented a $20,000 check to FHHS during an on-field ceremony before Sunday’s Detroit Tigers Negro Leagues Tribute game at Comerica Park. “Hamtramck Stadium has played a significant role in the history of the region. As one of only a handful of remaining Negro League ballparks, the site is an important reminder of African-American history here in metropolitan Detroit and across the country,” said Michael T. Ritchie, President of Comerica Bank-Michi-

“In our meetings, he displayed great insight into what this roster can accomplish, and great passion about our city and the team’s role in bringing people together. He’s an outstanding man with impressive character. He embodies our culture and will be a great representative for our franchise.”

gan. “We’re honored to support this project and we hope our commitment inspires other organizations to help preserve this historic stadium and for the community to enjoy and remember the contributions of great Negro League players like Norman “Turkey” Stearnes, Josh Gibson, and Satchel Paige for generations to come.” “The Stadium represents one of five remaining locations where major Negro League teams once played home games and represents a historic period in the Detroit community,” said Gary Gillette, President and founder of Friends of Historic Hamtramck Stadium. “As a field that’s welcomed at least 18 members of the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, Hamtramck Stadium deserves the preservation efforts and attention it’s beginning to receive. We look forward to completing this project for both the Hamtramck and Detroit communities.” Hamtramck Stadium was built in 1930. The Stadium was home to the Negro National League Detroit Stars in 1930-1931 and again in 1933. The field was also home to the Detroit Wolves of the Negro East-West League in 1932 and to the Negro American League Detroit Stars in 1937. The Stadium was acquired by the City of Hamtramck in 1940 and renovated in 1941 by the Wayne County Road Commission. It was also the home field for Hamtramck’s 1959 Little

League World Series champions. Comerica’s sponsorship of Historic Hamtramck Stadium aligns with the bank’s other initiatives in Detroit, including sponsorships at Comerica Park, Little Caesars Arena, Ford Field and Detroit PAL’s new headquarters and athletic facilities at The Corner Ballpark presented by Adient. Comerica Bank previously supported FHHS in securing and installing a Michigan Historic Marker at Hamtramck Stadium and worked with the Detroit PAL to restore a former baseball diamond at Calcara Park to a playable field for area youth. In 2017, the Friends provided the historical research used by the City of Hamtramck to obtain an African-American Civil Rights Grant from the National Park Service worth $50,000, hiring Detroit-based architect SmithGroupJJR to draw up renovation plans. “I think it’s important that we preserve our history in our community,” said Larry Bryant, Senior Vice-President at Comerica Bank. “We know the important role of the Negro League in this city and as a bank with a history that expands more than one and a half centuries, we were really pleased to support these efforts. We know the money won’t be enough to do all that needs to done, but we hope our donation inspires other companies to follow suit in donating.”

After a second consecutive series sweep to the Cleveland Cavaliers, Casey was fired by the Raptors. But he was Detroit’s primary target this off-season, after interviewing several candidates including Michigan’s John Beilein, TNT analyst Kenny Smith, Miami Heat assistant Juwan Howard, and San Antonio Spurs assistant Ime Udoka. Gores and senior adviser Ed Stefanski have been working to reshape the team and transform them into a perennial playoff team in the Eastern Conference. The Pistons traded for Blake Griffin in February and are committed to building the roster around all-star forward, who teamed up well with fellow allstar Andre Drummond at times last season. Pair them with a healthy Reggie Jackson and the two-year playoff drought for Detroit might end in 2019. “I’m confident that this team has the pieces in place to compete at a very high level,” Casey added. “There is a lot of talent, a solid core and some exciting young players eager to get better. We’re getting to work right away on the things that will make us all successful.”

Detroit native Willie Green claims second NBA title with Warriors By Branden Hunter

placed by Willie. And that’s not an easy thing to do. Luke’s got big shoes to fill. But Willie’s doing a great job.”

NBA superstars Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, and LeBron James got all the attention during this year’s NBA Finals, after the Golden Warriors swept James’ Cleveland Cavaliers to repeat as champions. And deservedly so. But an under-reported story is that of Warriors assistant coach and player developer Willie Green. Green, 36, has been with Golden State since the 2016 season and has won two NBA titles with the team, and has been to three straight Finals with the team. He has taken on different roles with the team, including scrimmaging against players in practice, shooting instruction, and having individual film sessions with players. “Willie’s going to be a star,” Warriors head coach Steve Kerr said. “I think he’s a future head coach. He just has such a great way about him. And he’s got the

A 12-year NBA veteran with the Philadelphia 76ers (20032010), New Orleans Hornets (2010-11), Atlanta Hawks (2011-12), Los Angeles Clippers (2012-14), and Orlando Magic (2014-15), Green averaged just over eight points per game in his career. His best year was in Philadelphia when he averaged 12.4 points a game in 20072008.

Willie Green (second from right) and the rest of the Golden State Warriors head coaching staff. combination of confidence having played in the league almost 12, 13 years, but the humility of being a role player and having

bounced around a little bit and understanding how the league works.” “I’m really, really happy we

were able to get him onto this staff after losing Luke (Walton). Because I feel like some of the traits Luke had have been re-

Green played collegiately at the University of Detroit in from 1999-2003 and was drafted in the second round of the 2003 NBA Draft by the Seattle Supersonics. He was born and raised in Detroit and graduated from Cooley High School in 1999. Green will be Golden State’s summer-league head coach both in Sacramento July 2, 3 and 5, and Las Vegas July 6-17.


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Co-owner of Culture Creative Content, Video Production Agency Gilroy Productions, Entertainment Agency: “Creative Entrepreneur driving the culture, music and business of companies.” Best Dad Advice: Leaving my job this year to pursue fulltime entrepreneurship was a personal challenge, but I believe in freedom and generational wealth. I want my son to live a life of freedom, so I have to lead by example. Being responsible to a little human equates to them looking up to you as a role model. I aim to instill everything I know into my child and raise him to be a great human being. Proudest Dad Moment: Gray came up with a nickname for me around the age of 1. “DADO” It showed me he has his own personality and a special place in his heart for me as his dad. Dad Type: (Obama, Dre Johnson (Blackish) or Jay-Z): Dre from Blakish. He’s a cool, hip dad, but still ensures he gives off dad gems in a non-traditional way. He’s cultured, authentic and he doesn’t let being a dad stop him from being himself. You don’t have to lose yourself to be a dad, but be the best version of yourself because you’re #1 role model for them.

Tony Saunders Partner, St. Regis Holdings Detroit: “Working to renovate and revamp the historic St. Regis Detroit by Spring 2019.” Best Dad Advice: Kiss your children until they tell you to stop. Proudest Dad Moment: Every time I hear them apologize for saying the word “can’t”. Dad Type: (Obama, Dre Johnson (Blackish) or Jay-Z): They all are too cool for me. I’ll take a little of all three.

Jerome E. Record Jr. Community Liaison for Detroit City Council member Janee Ayers: “As a Community Liaison my duties require me to serve the good people of Detroit by attending community meetings and organize city wide events where our office can engage with the community.” Best Dad Advice: “If you do it Right the first time, you won’t have to do it over again!!!” Proudest Dad Moment: My proudest Dad moments come often, I am most proud when my children are happy and enjoying the memories we create together as a Family!! Dad Type: (Obama, Dre Johnson (Blackish) or Jay-Z): Personally my name should be one of those types and it will be one day, lol Honestly I am my own man but I recognize some of my personal/parenting traits in all three gentlemen. If I have to pick I will say Jay-Z.

IN THE D! By AJ Williams – City.Life.Style. Editor

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ather’s Day is always a reminder for me that my dad is no longer here and how much I miss his presence in my life. I often wish he was here for me to laugh with and, more importantly, had the chance to let him know how much he still means to me. This contemplation led me to realize, sadly, how much we don’t publicly appreciate our fathers. On Mother’s Day, the world almost comes to a halt and while mothers are very deserving of all the shine they receive, so are our fathers, especially our black men who are fathers. Black men often make the front page of the news for so many negative things, and I am using this opportunity and space to change that narrative and celebrate some excellent fathers in Detroit. These men are entrepreneurs, mentors, artists and educators, but most importantly they are down to earth, dope dads.

Bryan Barnhill Ford Mobility Group Best Dad Advice: Enjoy the moments. Fatherhood is an everlasting endeavor, but parenting children only lasts a short while. I found myself obsessing over their developmental milestones so much that it caused me to approach my early interactions with my children as a project of sorts. Skip that man. You only have little babies for so long. Prioritize enjoying each stage rather than trying to rush them through in an attempt to cultivate a superhero. Proudest Dad Moment: My department store navigation abilities are sorely lacking. So much so that I took a wrong turn down the toy aisle while school clothes shopping for my 4 year old son (he was 3 at the time). Any parent knows that the toy aisle is a death trap. So I rushed through as fast as I could without making a scene. Much to my chagrin, my son still mustered up the audacity to ask me for a toy. “Daddy, can I have that Pachycephalosaurus? “Now ordinarily I’m not inclined to buy my children things all willy nilly just because they ask for them -- I think that would breed an unhealthy sense of entitlement and establish false expectations for life as an adult. But when he came at me with that Wikipedia vocabulary and the nearby adults started looking at us like, “Who is that young sage over there?”, I went on ahead bought him that dinosaur. He earned it. Dad Type (Obama, Dre Johnson,”Blackish,” Jay-Z): I aspire to be the Obama dad type and probably succeed at it from time to time. But, in reality, I’m probably more like Jay-Z; fumbling my way through trying to look cool, and bringing my kids to fancy stuff they have no business being at.

Shannon Rochon Detroit City Council Chief of Staff/ Community Organizer - Business: Nohcor Management Solutions: “As Chief of Staff I manage the Coucilmember staff. Also I have my own management company. That manages HR needs, political campaigns, properties, and events.” Best Dad Advice: “Be the man your son admires and daughters want to marry.” Proudest Dad Moment: “As a license minister the day I was honor to baptize my own children at church.” Dad Type (Obama, Dre Johnson,”Blackish,” Jay-Z): “I would say my dad type would be Obama because of our involvement serving our local communities. From canvassing door to door with the kids on Get out to Vote campaigns, to starting a community choir that focuses on community development through singing, to being involved as a family in our community garden.”


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Bruce Bailey,

David Holloway,

International DJ & Entrepreneur, Bruce Bailey Entertainment

Patient Access Manager, Detroit Medical Center

Patrick Baker,

James Jackson,

Director of Slots, MGM Grand Detroit

Professor & Chair, Criminal Justice Department, WCCCD

Daniel Baxter,

Hervey Jenkins,

Detroit Elections Director, Department of Elections

Executive Vice President & COO, Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan

David Bell,

Pastor Ryan Johnson,

Director of Building, Safety Engineering and Environmental, City of Detroit

Greater Burnette Baptist Church

Brandon Brice,

Anthony Kellum,

Executive-Workforce Exploring Programs, Boy Scouts of America

President, Kellum Capital Group

Larry Brinker,

Honorable Kenneth King,

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Judge, 36th District Court

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Shawn Loving,

Vice President, Museum Operations, Detroit Institute of Arts

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Hubert Massey,

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David R. McGhee,

Vice President, Purchasing – Asia Pacific, Ford Motor Company

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Bishop Andrew Merritt,

City Planning Director, City of Detroit

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SUNSHINE is pure gold!

Making the most of every opportunity: With the support of concerned teachers and community members, Sunshine Shawnta Sterling has recently traveled to some very special places including a tour of Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and a visit to the Detroit City Council’s chambers, where she was honored for being a first-place gold award winner at this year’s Science And Engineering Fair of Metropolitan Detroit.

With school and community support, 11th grader displays ‘brilliance’ By Scott Talley Special to the Michigan Chronicle Is there anything more precious in life than a child who is truly happy for all the right reasons? The “Best of Young Detroit” recently had the honor and pleasure of sitting down with a young lady that fits that bill and her name is Sunshine Shawnta Sterling. With a beautiful given name like “Sunshine,” to go along with a 3.5 grade point average and a first-place gold award from this year’s Science And Engineering Fair of Metropolitan Detroit, on the surface it would appear that happiness comes easy for Sunshine. But in reality, life has not been easy for the thoughtful student who makes friends relatively easily and is wrapping up her 11th grade year at Davis Aerospace Technical High School at Golightly. Getting to know Sunshine, beneath the surface, means getting to know a resilient young lady who has lived in multiple places in the past two years and describes a visit she

made to a police station, not for doing bad, but instead the visit was needed for Sunshine to enter the state foster care system. Through it all, Sunshine does more than persevere, in fact, she “shines” by appreciating a place that many youth take for granted—school. “The way I would stay sane was just to come to school,” said Sunshine, who had to persuade grownups in authority that Davis Aerospace is the best possible l e a r n i n g environment for her and that she should not be removed from the school. “It was always beating in my head that school was the key, and I always knew that, but when I got into the foster care system I really took that into effect.” But Sunshine makes it clear that it is more than just coming to school that matters most, she also describes a level of focus that is needed to succeed. “When I come to school every morning I think the same thing—I’m going to be successful,” said Sunshine with conviction. “I

come through this door each day knowing I’m going to graduate in a year, I’m going to go to college, and I’m going to be OK. That’s what makes me go to school each day— graduation and knowing that I will be able to go to the HBCU (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) of my choosing. You just have to want it for yourself before anyone else can want it for you.” Sunshine also is living proof that being able to put fears aside can literally produce gold, as was the case at this year’s Science and Engineering Fair. “The Science Fair was an obstacle that I overcame really quickly because it was something that I really didn’t want to do in the beginning,” said Sunshine, whose first-place gold award-winning project measured the impact of energy drinks on drosophila (small fruit flies). “Initially I didn’t want to do it because I didn’t feel comfortable entering the science fair. I just felt I probably wasn’t smart enough or something like that, but then Ms. Holloway was like just do it, so I did it for her and I won the gold for her and she deserved it because she is such a good teacher.” When asked how she feels about herself now after winning Science Fair gold, Sunshine responded: “brilliant.” And Sunshine also has displayed brilliance in her knack for connecting with concerned adults that have helped her at school and in life. Despite possessing a maturity that far exceeds most 16-year-olds, Sunshine is still a child who needs nurturing, and at Davis Aerospace she has found a family that is happy to fulfill that role. “All the teachers at Davis have that type of heart, where they will just help anyone,” said Sunshine, who wants to attend a HBCU largely because teachers at her school are proud products of those institutions. “The teachers at Davis love the same, but sometimes they love just a little bit harder for certain kinds of people. It’s a really good school.” One of the Davis teachers with an abundance of love and support for Sunshine and all the students she touches is Ms. Michelle Davis, who also happens to be a good friend to the “Best of Young Detroit.” While it was our intention to share this story from Sunshine’s perspective as much as possible, there is no way that Ms. Davis’ voice

could be omitted, especially since she as een telling the “Best of Young Detroit” about Sunshine for roughly two years. “I absolutely adore Sunshine,” said Ms. Davis, who was first introduced to Sunshine by another student she mentored. “Sunshine is a hard worker. She has been through a lot, but that does not define her. She is open and thoughtful and giving, and a firecracker. She is this wonderful young woman and all she needs is some guidance, and some love and some understanding. “And one of the things that I really appreciate about working with my colleagues at Davis is that we have wrapped our arms around Sunshine. So there is Ms. Kyle, who looks out for Sunshine and loves her, and there is Ms. Scott who supports her. There are these women here who are just good examples for her.” Good men in our community have helped Sunshine too, including Mr. Keith Jones and the gentleman he works for, Detroit City Councilman Andre Spivey. After Mr. Jones learned about Sunshine through Ms. Davis, word got to Councilman Spivey, who arranged for Sunshine to go on a tour of HBCUs this spring—all expenses paid! The good deeds of the community village that has touched Sunshine will no doubt be a gift that keeps giving, as Sunshine is already thinking about how she will help others, particularly children in the future. Some of the possibilities include being a lawyer, specializing in children’s cases, or a pediatrician or a nurse. Those professions are still a bit down the road for Sunshine, but she offers up some advice that she hopes can be helpful to other youth today, who may be facing challenges. “Never give up,” says Sunshine, who proudly shared with the “Best of Young Detroit” that she has recently been reconnected with her mom. “I could have easily given up, but if I did, I wouldn’t be at this school and I could be out on the streets today…So this has just all been a lesson to never give up.”


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Ralph Ellison is still teaching today through ‘Invisible Man’

Sixty-five years ago Ralph Ellison received the National Book Award for Fiction, for his classic novel “Invisible Man.” Ellison was the first African American to receive the prestigious award, as his work follows an unnamed narrator who moves from the South to the North, while holding on to hope that he may actually be seen one day by society as a full human being instead of having his humanity “erased” by racial prejudice and oppression. Despite the amount of time that has elapsed since its publication, the theme of Mr. Ellison’s work is still quite relevant today given that we are living in a time when even well known African American professional football players have to struggle mightily to have their peaceful protests calling for an equal society truly heard and considered. For any student looking forward to getting in some summer reading, or for anyone interested in a good read at anytime, the “Best of Young Detroit” recommends “Invisible Man.” We will not give the story away here, but we will share a quote from Mr. Ellison that hopefully will lead to further exploration: “When I discover who I am, I’ll be free.”

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Athletics enhance educational offerings at Academy of Americas

The “Best of Young Detroit” congratulates the many boys and girls at the Academy of Americas that have been a part of an important run of success on various playing fields. Teams representing Academy of Americas have recently repeated as Detroit PAL elementary school city soccer champions; won the first-ever Detroit Public Schools Community District middle school softball

championship; and, won their season softball opener in Detroit PAL’s 14-and-under division. More important than winning, Academy of Americas—part of the Detroit Public School Community District—demonstrates that extra-curricular activities contribute greatly to the overall educational experience for youth.

Track meet illustrates the rise of K-8 athletics in Detroit schools Earlier this school year the “Best of Young Detroit” proudly reported that the Detroit Public Schools Community District’s (DPSCD) K-8 athletics program was on the upswing. The more than 600 students that recently came together for an exciting track meet at Mumford High School provide further proof that the DPSCD’s K-8 sports program is a true winner. The “Best of Young Detroit” congratulates all of the boys and girls that participated on June 6. Special praise also should be extended to all the coaches and other DPSCD staff that made the event a smashing success including our good friend Maria Adams Lawton, who is a tireless champion for our city’s youth.

“Best of Young Detroit” Mumford’s Kim Turner grabbed Olympic glory by the slimmest of margins The date was June 23, 1984, and in one of the closest races ever, Kim Turner, the pride of Detroit Mumford High School, was victorious in the 100-meter hurdles, which punched her ticket to the Los Angeles Olympics in the process. In a photo finish Olympic Trials final, Turner was clocked in 13.12 seconds, while the second- through fourth-place finishers (Benita FitzgeraldBrown, Pam Paige and Stephanie Hightower) were all clocked at 13.13 seconds. Two months later at the Los Angeles Games, Turner was again involved in a finish that was too close to call with the naked eye. This time, after a review of photos, and later a protest by the French Athletic Federation, it was ultimately ruled that Turner and Michèle Chardonnet of France finished in a dead heat for third place (13.02 seconds) and would share the bronze medal. Turner’s Olympic journey certainly took her a long way from Detroit and Mumford High School, where she was a standout despite the school’s modest athletic facilities at the time. At Mumford, Turner, who was born in Birmingham, Alabama, set a national high school record in the 110-yard hurdles (13.6 seconds). In addition to winning state

championships in 1978 (13.9 seconds) and 1979 (13.6 seconds) in the 110yard hurdles, Turner also teamed with Angela Sibby, Darlene Johnson and Lisa Madison to capture a state championship for the Lady Mustangs in the 880-yard relay. An outstanding high school career would earn Turner a scholarship to the University of Texas El Paso (UTEP). At UTEP, Turner was a seven-time All American and the 1984 national collegiate outdoor champion in the 100-meter hurdles, which paved the way for her outstanding performances in the Olympic Trials and Los Angeles Olympic Games that year. After competing on the track at a high level into the early 1990s, the Mumford product later turned to coaching and she had a long stint as the head track and cross country coach at Alabama A&M, which returned her to her Alabama roots. In 2012, Kim Turner Seals was inducted into the UTEP Athletic Hall of Fame, but her contributions to the rich legacy of the Detroit Public School League should be cherished as well. From Ms. Turner-Seals our youth can learn to always compete hard to the final wire in athletics and life.

The “Best of Young Detroit”welcomes feedback from our community. Please submit story suggestions and other comments to Scott Talley at stalleyassociates@gmail.com or 313-590-3686.

Ed Gordon: From Cass Tech to the world of big-time media Can a student sitting in a Detroit Public Schools Community District classroom today become an awardwinning journalist with access to some of the most influential people in the world? Absolutely, and one of the special people our students can look to for inspiration is Ed Gordon. A product of Cass Technical High School (Class of 1978) and Western Michigan University, where he received a bachelor’s degree in communications and political science, Mr. Gordon has interviewed kings, presidents, newsmakers and celebrities during his distinguished 30-year career. Along the way, Mr. Gordon has received numerous honors including an Emmy Award; an NAACP Image Award; and, Journalist of the Year from the National Association of Black Journalists. More than just interview powerful people and report on the some biggest stories of the day, Mr. Gordon has always represented African American men and people in a distinguished, dignified way through his valuable contributions to a host of media outlets including Detroit Public Television, BET, National Public Radio, NBC and more.


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Process Lead   Meritor,  Inc.  seeks  a  Process  Lead  in  Troy,   MI,  responsible  for  maintaining  effective   relationships  with  HR  leadership;;  managing   HR  IS  demand  through  value  and   prioritization;;  ensuring  successful  execution  of   HR  IS  projects  and  programs;;  among  other   duties.  Bachelor’s  degree  (will  accept  three   year  bachelor’s  degree)  and  ten  years  of   experience  in  the  job  offered  or  related   occupation.  Any  suitable  combination  of   education,  training,  or  experience  acceptable.   Please  send  resumes  to:  Ms.  Sarah   Trautmann,  Meritor,  Resume   Processing/JO#8786964,  2135  West  Maple   Road,  Troy,  MI  48084.               Subsystem Validation Engineer

Senior Control System EngineerCybersecurity

Warren, MI, General Motors. Perform chassis module subsystems validation engineering. Engr, dvlp &improve test plans, perform bench &invehicle tests, using VehicleSpy, MATLAB, Simulink, dSPACE, NeoVi, &MicroAutobox tools, for psgr car, truck &SUV Electronic Power Steering (EPS) modules. Coordinate EPS-related validation efforts for features such as Lane Keep Assist, Automated Park Assist, 12V Start/Stop, related to vehicle chassis modules for Global A&B programs. Participate in Design Integration Testing with suppliers, Release Engineer &Vehicle System Integration Engineer to perform integration level bench testing &find issues. Perform DFMEA, DRBFM &DRBTR with DREs &suppliers. Create, dvlp &execute test plans as per Subsystem Technical Specification reqmts &Component Technical Specification reqmts. Work with Technical Integration Engineer &BFO to maintain test procedures updated with the latest reqmts &industrial standards. Master, Electrical Engrg, Industrial and Systems Engrg, or related. 12 mos exp as Engineer, engrg, dvlpg &improving test plans, performing bench &invehicle tests, using VehicleSpy, MATLAB, Simulink, dSPACE, NeoVi, &MicroAutobox tools, for psgr vehicle EPS modules. Mail resume to Ref#18224105, GM Global Mobility, 300 Renaissance Center, MC:482-C32-C66, Detroit, MI 48265.  

Senior Subsystem Validation Engineer - Steering & Driveline

Warren, MI, General Motors. Perform physical tests, engr &validate psgr vehicle steering &driveline systems &components incldg electronic power steering (EPS) module, transfer case control module, rear drive control module, electronic limited slip differential module on HIL bench tests using VehicleSpy, dSPACE Control Desk, NeoVI Fire, MATLAB &DPS. Review &update test cases in Calibration Guideline &improve test plan &report from lessons learned. Provide technical assignments to steering &driveline subsystem validation engrs. Complete vehicle &subsystem bench HIL &vehicle test time requests for subsystem testing. Read &monitor LIN, GMLAN, &CAN bus Serial Data Communication. Dvlp completion of ADVP&R reqmts &test procedures. Identify &document Subsystem non-conformances via Problem Resolution &Tracking System, Rational Team Concert &Change Requests (CR)s. Collaborate with subsystem team, DREs, Global Subsystem Validation Engineers &suppliers, on subsystem test procedures. Master, Electrical, Electronics, or Computer Engrg. 12 mos exp as Engineer, performing physical tests, engrg &validating psgr vehicle steering systems incldg EPS module on HIL bench tests using VehicleSpy, dSPACE Control Desk, NeoVI Fire, &MATLAB. Mail resume to Ref#2335, GM Global Mobility, 300 Renaissance Center, MC:482-C32-C66, Detroit, MI 48265.

Design Release EngineerAdvanced Underhood

Warren, MI, General Motors. Engr, dvlp &release future psgr vehicle underhood thermal systems (UTS) incldg condensers, radiators, fans, cooling fan modules, compressors, coolant plumbing, &refrigerants plumbing, using UGNX, Teamcenter, Vismockup, &E2 tools. Engr &release underhood thermal systems with injection molding, welding, &stamping processes. Integrate &validate underhood thermal systems &adherence to U.S./global thermal, N&V, durability, fatigue &corrosion performance criteria &reqmts. Support production validation of underhood thermal system, considering coolant flow, air flow, heat transfer, &durability. Perform &assure Document of Strategic Intent &Vehicle Program Initiation incldg all engrg criteria &components reqmts &related bills of material &Statement of Requirements to Buyers. Define thermal systems performance according to Component Technical Spec, Sub-System Technical Spec, Vehicle Technical Specs &certification compliance with regs (US, Europe, Asia, Middle East &Latin America) defined by FMVSS, UNECE), NCAP, EuroNCAP, LatinNCAP, &ChinaNCAP crash &durability standards, &IIHS ratings. Bachelor, Mechanical, MFg., Production or Automotive Engrg, or related. 24 mos exp as Engineer, engrg, dvlpg &releasing future psgr vehicle underhood thermal systems incldg condensers, radiators, fans, cooling fan modules, compressors, coolant plumbing, &refrigerants plumbing, using UGNX, Teamcenter, Vismockup, &E2 tools. Mail resume to Ref#12490, GM Global Mobility, 300 Renaissance Center, MC:482-C32-C66, Detroit, MI 48265.  

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Warren, MI, General Motors. Dvlp &revise component level test procedures for vehicle cybersecurity incldg Security-Enhanced (SE) Linux OS &Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), SE Linux policy validation, in-vehicle Message Authentication (MAC), Secure Boot, Secure Programming Secure Diagnostic &Rationality, Fuzz testing, TCP/IP, Wi-Fi, &Bluetooth protocols. Perform PCB visual inspection for brute force intrusion, &dvlp ECU hardware level security verification using debug ports authentication. Dvlp, revise, &execute system-level test procedures for in-vehicle MAC. Dvlp &maintain processes for review, audit &approval of supplier cybersecurity test plans &test results. Represent cybersecurity validation team within the Change Control Board. Ensure that cybersecurity reqmts are up-to-date by participating in the cybersecurity Technical Review Board meetings, &dvlpg test cases for new reqmts. Use Synopsys Defensics software to perform Fuzz testing on various communication protocols (Bluetooth, IPv4, Wi-Fi network). Master, Electrical Engrg, Computer Engrg, or Computer Science. 12 mos exp as Engineer, dvlpg &revising component level test procedures for vehicle cybersecurity incldg SE Linux OS &PKI, SE Linux policy validation, Secure Boot, Secure Programming, Secure Diagnostic &Rationality, Fuzz testing, &TCP/IP protocols. Mail resume to Ref#8510-F, GM Global Mobility, 300 Renaissance Center, MC:482-C32C66, Detroit, MI 48265.

   

Engineering Specialist  –   Electrical  Systems  Analysis  

Warren, MI,  General  Motors.  Engr  &perform   electrical  power  system  simulation  analyses   for  psgr  car,  truck  &SUV  to  meet  battery   charge  balance  performance  of  vehicle  in   compliance  with  GM  Motors  Worldwide   (GMW)  performance  standards.  Use  Saber   Simulator,  Saber  Sketch,  Saber  Cosmoscope   &Saber  RD  for  vehicle  system  simulations.   Attend  physical  tests  &tear  downs  &correlate   CAE  simulation  results  to  physical  test.   Present  CAE  results  to  cross  functional   teams.  Use  simulation  techniques  to  perform   power  system  simulation  in  severe  operating   conditions  in  different  drive  cycle  patterns.   Dvlp  simulation  models  for  electrical   components  incldg  batteries,  fuses   &generators.  Perform  thermal  &voltage  drop   anlys  for  wiring  harnesses.  Design,  fine  tune   &improve  fuse  parameters  using  transient   &steady  state  anlys  techniques.  Engr   &improve  the  encryption  techniques  for   component  models.  Use  DFSS,  DFM,  DFMEA   &DRBFM  to  analyze  &report  product  engrg   design  to  meet  reqmts  on  charge  balance   &fusing.  Bachelor,  Electrical  or  Electronics   Engrg.  60  mos  exp  as  Engineer,  engrg   &performing  electrical  power  system   simulation  analyses  for  psgr  vehicle  or   medium  or  heavy-­duty  trucks  to  meet  battery   charge  balance  performance  of  vehicle  in   compliance  with  performance  standards,   using  Saber  Simulator,  Saber  Sketch,  &Saber   Cosmoscope  tools  for  vehicle  system   simulations.  Mail  resume  to  Ref#2354-­107,   GM  Global  Mobility,  300  Renaissance  Center,   MC:482-­C32-­C66,  Detroit,  MI  48265.    

   

Senior Lead,  N.A.  Safety  Contract   Management  (SCM)  Execution  

Warren, MI,  General  Motors.  Write,  improve   &own  standardized  Special  Safety  Conditions   (SSC)  document  for  contractor  companies,   ensure  uploading  &maintenance  in  database,   &obtain  &monitor  continuing   acknowledgements  from  contract  companies   of  commitment  to  strict  site  safety  &industrial   hygiene  compliance  with  U.S.  &State  OSHA,   Canadian  Federal/Provincial  OSHA  &Mexico   Official  Health  &Safety  Standards  reqmts.   Plan  &provide  SCM  training,  support   &guidance  to  internal  stakeholders  such  as   facility  (non-­mfg)  Directors  &mfg  plant  Area   Mgrs  &Plant  Mgrs;;  workplace  site  safety   coordinators;;  &contractor  leaders  &key   internal  engr  stakeholders  (Facilities  Area   Managers),  in  execution  &implementation  of   SCM  Performance  Standard  (safety   processes  &compliance)  to  protect  &maintain   85  GM  facilities  in  U.S.,  Canada  &Mexico.   Supervise  internal  Safety  professional  &9   contractual  Safety  professionals.  Integrate   SCM  into  site  specific  programs  &systems.   Identify  &lead  the  harmonization  of  safety   contract  mgmt  related  processes  such  as  GM   terms  &conditions  &SSC  for  contractors  incldg   risk  mitigation  controls,  application  of  legal   reqmts  &GM  standards,  site  safety  &industrial   hygiene  hazards  &risks,  procedures   &practices  related  to  contractor  tasks,   procedures  &practices  related  to  equipment,   anlys  of  past  incidents  to  determine  if  lack  of   training  is  contributor,  input  from  team  leaders   &employees.  Bachelor,  Bus.  Admin.,  Safety   Mgmt,  Health  &Safety,  or  related.  36  mos  exp   as  Safety  &Industrial  Hygiene  Supv,  Site   Safety  Supv,  Health  &Safety  Supv,  or  related,   writing  &improving  standardized  SSC   document  for  contractor  companies,   &obtaining  &monitoring  continuing   acknowledgements  from  contract  companies   of  commitment  to  strict  site  safety  &industrial   hygiene  compliance  with  U.S.  &State  OSHA,   &Mexico  State  or  Local  Government  Official   Health  &Safety  Standards  reqmts,  or  related.   Mail  resume  to  Ref#521-­40,  GM  Global   Mobility,  300  Renaissance  Center,  MC:482-­ C32-­C66,  Detroit,  MI  48265.    

 

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OFFICE ASSISTANT I AT OAKLAND UNIVERSITY Counseling

Perform a variety of multi-step clerical procedures required for the maintenance and support of a unit. .Minimum Qualifications: High school graduation or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Three years general office work. Ability to effectively interact with the public, students, faculty, and staff. Knowledge of proper grammar, spelling and punctuation and ability to utilize proper standard office source manuals. This is a part-time, clericaltechnical position, working 20 hours per week with a salary of $19,188 annually. See online posting for additional position requirements. First consideration will be given to those who apply by June 18, 2018. Must apply on line to: https://jobs.oakland.edu

Seeking

BUSINESS OFFICE MANAGER AT OAKLAND UNIVERSITY Meadow Brook Estates

Provides all business office accounting services, including accounts payable, accounts receivable, purchasing, inventory control and monthly reconciliations. Supervise Business Office Assistant permanent part-time casual position. Responsible for inventory control and purchasing. Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or equivalent combination of education and experience. Must be able to work under pressure and manage a heavy workload with competing priorities and deadlines. Salary is commensurate with education and experience. Refer to online posting for additional position requirements. First consideration will be given to those who apply June 22, 2018. Must apply on line to: https://jobs.oakland.edu

Vehicle Description   Summary  (VDS)  Analyst  

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Non-profit seeking entry level positions:

Warren, MI,  General  Motors  Company.   Analyze  &interpret  engrg  information  such  as   psgr  vehicle  features  &part  codes  through   current  Engineering  Work  Orders  (EWO),   VDSs  &Product  Plan  Content,  &convert  into   model  (sedan,  hatchback,  sport  utility  vehicle,   truck)  codes  &3-­digit  option  &assembly  usage   statement  codes  to  create  &maintain  engrg   parts  lists  in  the  Global  Product  Description   System  for  all  U.S.  &global  markets.  Perform   frequent  contact  with  others  inside  &outside  of   group  about  vehicle  content  for  all  current   &future  model  years  &for  all  countries  where   GM  vehicles  are  sold.  Work  with  program   team  members,  marketing  &engrg  to  achieve   a  qlty  Vehicle  Description  Summary,   &formulate  &create  new  EWO,  VDS,  Product   Plan  Content  &parts  lists.  Analyze  &interpret   Product  Program  Content  &Change  Requests   &Decision  Notices  to  dvlp  VDS.  Interface  with   Option  Control  System  to  request  new   Regular  Production  Options.  Resolve  VDS   conflicts  identified  in  macros  such  as  gmLogic   &Part  Rate  Generator  audits  as  scheduled  by   planning  dept.  Bachelor,  Mechanical,   Production,  or  Industrial  Engrg.  12  mos'  exp   as  Engrg  Release  Analyst,  VDS  Analyst,  or   related,  analyzing  &interpreting  engrg   information  such  as  psgr  vehicle  features   &part  codes  through  work  orders,  &converting   into  model  (sedan,  hatchback,  SUV,  truck)   codes  to  create  &maintain  engrg  parts  lists  in   global  or  emerging  markets.  Mail  resume  to   Ref#15425-­305,  GM  Global  Mobility,  300   Renaissance  Center,  MC:  482-­C32-­D44,   Detroit,  MI  48265.      

HELP WANTED

June 13-19, 2018

Seeking

CUSTODIAN I/FACILITIES AT OAKLAND UNIVERSITY Campus Cleaning Department

Perform cleaning activities and maintain assigned areas in various campus classroom and office buildings and on an emergency basis, perform Grounds related tasks. High school graduation or an equivalent combination of education and experience, ability to use and/or mix various cleaning chemicals, perform physically active work, requires frequent lifting of up to 60 lbs., may work in various weather conditions with extremes heat & cold, also may require a MI driver’s license acceptable to the University’s insurance carrier. Salary is $12.23 per hour probationary, $12.48 per hour upon successful 90 days. Full time position working midnight shift: Monday-Thursday: 9:00 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. – Friday: 6:00 p.m. – 2:30 a.m. See online postings for additional position requirements. First consideration will be given to those who apply by June 26, 2018. Must apply on line to: https://jobs.oakland.edu

THE CITY OF WESTLAND IS HIRING FOR CLERICAL POSITIONS! The City of Westland shall conduct Civil Service testing to create a list of qualified applicants for filling 2 immediate vacancies, as well as future clerical positions. Minimum requirements: Certificate (25-48 credit hours resulting in certificate), or Associate’s degree in accounting, business, or office information systems or computer technology/systems preferred, or the equivalent education and/ or work experience. Only those individuals who fulfill minimum requirements will be tested. Testing shall include written and skills tests. Competitive pay and comprehensive benefits package. For placement on Civil Service Eligibility List, applicant must successfully pass Commission testing and interview process. The City will limit Civil Service testing to the first fifty (50) applicants, based on date of application and resume submission, who meet the minimum requirements. Qualified individuals must submit a completed application, their resume along with three (3) references no later than Friday, June 29, 2018 to the Office of Personnel, City Hall, City of Westland, 36300 Warren Road, Westland, MI 48185-2016 or via email to personnel@ cityofwestland.com. The application process will run through 4:00 p.m., June 29, 2018 or until such time 50 qualified applications have been received, after which time no applications shall be accepted. Application for employment may be found on City website www.cityofwestland.com on the Personnel Department page. EOE

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Seeking

OFFICE ASSISTANT II AT OAKLAND UNIVERSITY Admissions Department

Minimum Qualifications: High school graduation or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Four years general office work, including experience in prioritizing work and meeting deadlines. Ability to operate standard office equipment. Knowledge of proper grammar, spelling & punctuation, intermediate word processing, spreadsheet and database applications. Ability to effectively interact with the public, students, faculty, and staff. This is a full time, clerical-technical position. Some evenings and weekends will be required. Salary is $39,693 annually. Refer to online positing for additional requirements. First consideration will be given to those who apply by June 25, 2018. Must apply on line to: https://jobs.oakland.edu

“Any fool can have a child. That doesn’t make you a father. It’s the courage to raise a child that makes you a father.”

Seeking

- President Barack Obama

OFFICE ASSISTANT III AT OAKLAND UNIVERSITY Graduate Study

Provide specialized office assistance, coordinating procedural business or service activities for a complex program area involving processing, implementing, advising on, and reporting specialized subject matter. Minimum Qualifications: High school graduation or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Four years progressively responsible office experience, including direct experience in office coordination, prioritizing work assignments and maintaining work flow to meet deadlines. This is a full time, clericaltechnical position. Salary is $42,021.00 annually. See online posting for additional position requirements. First consideration will be given to those who apply by June 18, 2018. Must apply on line to: https://jobs.oakland.edu

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Professional

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Seeking

PHONATHON MANAGER AT OAKLAND UNIVERSITY Annual Giving

Responsible for the overall operations of the OU Telefund program, which reaches out to thousands of alumni and friends annually for financial support of the university and other important initiatives. Responsibilities include hiring, scheduling, training and overseeing a staff of approximately 50 student employees, who work in shifts of approximately 15 callers per shift. Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in communications, business or related field or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience. One year experience in fundraising (call center and/ or annual giving). Supervisory experience. Effective computer skills including databases, phone calling software, and Microsoft Office. Salary commensurate with education and experience. This position is currently only funded for one year, with a possibility of making the position permanent after the first year. Refer to online posting for additional qualifications and requirements. First consideration will be given to those who apply by June 22, 2018. Must apply on line to: https://jobs.oakland.edu

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