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Attorney General Holder to keynote Detroit NAACP Dinner

UrbanED inside this edition It is no secret that there is a crisis in public education in this country, and especially within the African-American community. In response to the many troubling statistics, the Michigan Chronicle is introducing a new manazine called UrbanED that will be published quarterly, starting with this edition.


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The Detroit Branch NAACP has announced that U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, the first African American in that position, will serve as the keynote speaker at this year’s dinner on May 6.

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The dinner will be preceded by a weekend of activities on May 5 that will highlight the challenges and violent deaths of so many young

African Americans and Latinos that have caused people to stop, take notice and consider plans of action for systemic correction. “There is absolutely too much violence in our communities, whether it be Aiyana Jones, Bianca Jones, Delrick Miller, Abreeya Brown, Ashley Conaway of Detroit, or, of course, Trayvon Martin in

Florida,” said Detroit NAACP President Wendell Anthony. “As a result of this level of violence in all of our communities, we are compelled to come up with strategies and solutions to save life, not to stand by and witness others in the taking of life.” On May 5, the Thurgood Mar-

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Labor in Detroit

The more information our students have about the realities of life after high school, the more likely they will be successful.


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Detroit’s Financial Advisory Board makes first appointments AL GARRETT, union leader, addresses a group of workers. — Voice of Detroit photo

Diminishing power or reignited force?

Voter suppression in 2012 (Page A-3) With millions of African-Americans at risk of being ineligible to vote in this year’s presidential election because of strict voter identification laws, a new report released recently explains how civic organizations can help citizens of color obtain the required ID and vote in November.


Detroit has long been called labor town, an identification that reminds anyone coming to this town about how the special report city’s power structure is intricately wedded into the business of the union shop. And that’s because the city has long been the home of the labor movement. Labor’s foothold in Detroit’s long political history is so strong, to the extent that anyone running for elected office has to be endorsed by labor because they Bankole Thompson risk losing an election or nomination without the vocal backing of union officials.

Remembering Dick Clark, music and TV icon (Page D-1) Dick Clark, the television icon who made his transition last week, once said, “Music is the soundtrack of your life.” His impact on music via “American Bandstand” and on television in general could never be overstated.

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That is the influence of labor in Detroit and across the state. That is the mark with which many have come to either like or hate labor leaders, who have used their position over time to rail against what they perceive as threats to the “working class” of America, and consequently Detroit.

But the battle to reach a recent consent

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The Financial Advisory Board (FAB), required under the Financial Stability Agreement between the State and the City of Detroit, has begun to take shape. Gov. Rick Snyder, State Treasurer Andy Dillon and Detroit Mayor Dave Bing have named the first three appointees to the FAB. Former state Treasurer Robert Bowman, currently president and CEO of Major League Baseball Advanced Media LP, is the joint appointee of Snyder and Bing. Darrell Burks, currently a senior partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers, will be one of three individuals appointed by Gov. Snyder, and Ken Whipple, chairman of the board of Korn/Ferry International, is Treasurer Dillon’s appointee. Bowman served as state treasurer from 1983-1990. In that role, he oversaw state pension funds, which nearly tripled in value, and the state’s credit rating which was upgraded five times during his tenure. Since 2003, he has served as president of the Michigan Education Trust, the nation’s first prepaid college tuition program. Bowman joined Major League Baseball Advanced Media LP, the Internet and technology arm of MLB in 2000, as president and CEO, a position he holds today. Bowman and his wife, Lisa, spend summers and vote in Harbor Springs, where they have owned a home since 1989. Bowman graduated from


Why we believe in Reading Works By A. Alfred Taubman and Judge Damon Keith

unable to read.

Detroit, we have a problem.

Far too many adults in our region can’t read or do not read well enough to get a job that can sustain a family. It’s a big problem that runs just underneath many other, more visible problems — poverty, economic growth and education levels, to name a few. But it’s a challenge that, together, we can solve. We should and we must, for we will all benefit, now and for generations to come. About a year ago, we were approached about a new effort to dramatically improve the level of adult literacy in the Detroit area.

Damon Keith

A. Alfred Taubman

With Free Press columnist Rochelle Riley, we enthusiastically signed on as honorary chairs of Reading Works, launched last fall by the Detroit Free Press, Wayne State University and an array of partners committed to a brighter tomorrow for this community we love.

We are sure Reading Works is going to make a difference in thousands of lives. We have personally invested in the program, and we hope you find a way to do the same. For this column, we tried to imagine what it’s like to be

Frankly, that was very difficult. Reading has been part of our lives for as long as we can remember. Our parents read to us. We remember turning the pages of our favorite books as children. Today, reading is a constant — newspapers, books, periodicals, documents involving business and the law, and, yes, even at our ages, computer screens. And we still read stories that take us to faraway places or into the lives of wonderful people, real and imagined. But we know that for thousands in our area, words represent only a struggle, an embarrassing situation they try to hide,


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A woman’s right to choose By Tom Watkins The right of choice runs deep in America. And that includes women’s right to choose. No, I am not weighing in on the age old debate over “right to life” vs. “choice.” I am adding my 2 cents worth on the ill-publicized comments from Democratic National strategist Hilary Rosen about Mitt Romney’s wife. As heard on CNN, Rosen told the world that Ann Romney, wife of presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, “has never worked a day in her life.” Say what? Since when is raising five boys not work? Sure, it is easier when you are a millionaire, but raising a family is still work. I’ll bet Ms. Rosen has a lot of bruises on her body after being touched with a 10-foot pole by Democrats after this foot-in-themouth comment. David Axelrod, one of President Obama’s top political advisors, called her comments “inappropriate and offensive.” Not soon afterwards, Rosen was doing the Michael Jackson moonwalk — politically backpeddling and shuffling saying, “I apologize to Ann Romney and anyone else who was offended.” Like, anyone with a mom? Lessons learned I learned the value of a stay-at-home mom from an early age. As a young newlywed, I made a similar dumb gaffe (although in the 1980s, it was not a 24-7 news cycle/ national audience) to my then mother in-law. A stay-at-home mom, I was sitting in her home, enjoying one of her delectable three square meals a day, when this seemingly innocent conversation began with this proud, Polish mom of nine.

Tom Watkins My mom, you see, raised seven kids. She also worked outside of the home for a paycheck. I don’t recall how the conversation started, but sitting at her dinner table, enjoying another free delicious meal, I responded to something she said: “The difference is my mom works.” The implication being that my mother-inlaw did not. The silence was painful and only more piercing when she responded, “No, the difference is your mother gets a paycheck for the work she does.” Ouch! It did not take much reflection to see how right she was. At that moment my respect for her and all moms shot up 1000%. I had sat at her table benefiting from her work for years. Running a household of 11, putting all the kids through Catholic school, feeding, clothing, managing a budget in a caring and nurturing environment, was indeed work of love that paid high emotional, not financial dividends. Years later having had partial responsibility for child rearing, my respect has only been magnified. Democrat Hilary Rosen provided a gift to team Romney. Polls show Obama with a 20-point advantage among women voters. The focus prior to this ill-considered comment by Ms. Rosen was on

the Republican “war” on women. There is an old adage that in politics, “when your opponent is beating himself, let him.” Republicans in general, and Romney in specifically, had been doing a good job of alienating women voters with their rhetoric. My former mother-inlaw is far from a flamethrowing liberal women’s rights advocate. She worked very hard raising her family to become successful tax paying citizens with a bevy of grandkids. She contributed mightily to her kids and society — and was never given a paycheck for it. She did earn love and respect. Ms. Rosen helped change the conversation. While not politically helpful to team Obama, she has helped spark a national conversation. Women’s rights, gender equity, equal pay, health care and an anemic economy impact women. These issues deserve our leaders’ attention and action. Now, with this particular sideshow behind us, let’s hope Obama and Romney can raise the debate to one that elevates the role of women in our society, and develop sensible policies recognizing their unique needs and contributions. We need to get the focus back to where it belongs — getting the country working again. First Lady Michelle Obama had the last word on this topic when she tweeted, “Every mother works hard, and every woman deserves to be respected.” Don’t mess with Mama! Tom Watkins served the citizens of Michigan as state superintendent of schools and state mental health director. He is a US/China business and China consultant and can e reached at

Never waste a crisis

By V. Lonnie Peek Jr.

It is common knowledge that the Detroit Public Schools system has found itself in a crisis predicament relative to academic achievement and fiscal stability. That is why it is now being run by an emergency manager, Roy Roberts. As he has been whittling away at the mountain of challenges, he has also begun creating innovative educational approaches to better serve our youth. Recently it was announced that he is proposing ten self-governing schools. Roberts states, “We want to offer parents in the community choices. Every time I pick a school and make it a charter, I take away my ability to pay off the deficit. So I decided to create schools that are charter-esque.” Therefore, starting this fall DPS will operate ten of its high schools as self-governing schools overseen by a council that will include one person from the business community and one parent of a student at the school. Three other members will be chosen by Doug Ross, DPS’ charter school czar. Ross, who has a history of innovative approaches to education, will over see the new system. After Roberts made his announcement regarding

Dems’ Scholarship Competition Detroit’s Senate Democrats have announced the #mi2020 Scholarship Competition. It will provide the winner with a year’s worth of tuition, up to $10,000, at any of Michigan’s community colleges or public universities. Students are asked to submit a short Web video at www. that explains the importance of investing in higher education and how the Michigan 2020 Plan to offer free college tuition to all students is the right investment to make. The #mi2020 Scholarship Competition is open to all current Michigan high school seniors. To learn more visit http://www.michigan2020. com/.

V. Lonnie Peek Jr. this new offering, he received support from many who have been involved in various forms of educational reform. The overall opinion was this approach focuses on quality education and innovation while including business and civic leaders, along with parents as stakeholders. This decision by Roberts is part of a larger plan to offer parents a portfolio of schools. There will 86 direct-run traditional schools, 16 district-owned charter schools and ten self-governing schools. Another 15 DPS schools will be moved into the Educational Achievement Authority, the new statewide district for failing schools. Now we have had all types of innovative approaches and plans in the past. But each one sprang up under different DPS superintendents and rotating elected Board of Education members. The differ-


ence here is that there is one person in charge. All of the power rests with the EM. This can be a good thing or a bad thing depending on the nature of the person, their goals and commitment to improvement. In the case here as it relates to DPS, it appears that as more time progresses this is evolving into a good thing for DPS. And no one questions the integrity of Roy Roberts. And he has significant political capital. When a crisis arises it usually brings discomfort, shock and even fear of the unknown regarding what is going to happen. As it relates to the need to move beyond the crisis relative to us educating our children, this has been along time coming. It appears now that we finally find ourselves on a sustained road for improvement that is growing out of a crisis. We applaud the commitment of Roy Roberts, who came out of retirement to tackle this crisis. As he and DPS move forward, we have great anticipation that our students in Detroit will have the quality of education that they deserve.


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Voter suppression in 2012 By Michael Cottman With millions of AfricanAmericans at risk of being ineligible to vote in this year’s presidential election because of strict voter identification laws, a new report released recently explains how civic organizations can help citizens of color obtain the required ID and vote in November. Thirty-two states have pending laws that call for voters to present government-issued photo identification before casting a ballot. Conservatives insist that the new rules will prevent voter impersonation fraud, but civil rights activists maintain the laws are specifically designed to keep minorities from voting. The new report, entitled “Got ID? Helping Americans Get Voter Identification,” details the best strategies that community groups are using to help voters adhere to the legal guidelines so they can vote. “It is vitally important that community leaders, particular-

ly those who work with communities of color, young people, seniors and people with disabilities, take an active role in helping voters acquire the requisite photo ID.” Chris Melody Fields, Election Protection coordinator at the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, said in a statement. “We hope that this report will be a helpful tool to ensure voters have the documents they need to fully participate in our democracy this November,” Fields said. The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization, was formed in 1963 at the request of President John F. Kennedy to provide legal services to address racial discrimination. Co-authored by Demos, Common Cause, the Fair Elections Legal Network and the Lawyers’ Committee For Civil Rights Under Law, the report offers the following guidelines: • Creating a diverse, engaged

coalition of local organizations to support a voter outreach program; • Identifying and reaching eligible voters who do not have the necessary ID; • Addressing voters’ hurdles to obtaining required ID, such as transportation to DMV offices or the costs of obtaining the necessary underlying documentation like a birth certificate; • Advocating for legislation to make obtaining the required IDs simpler and easier, including no-cost birth certificates and extended DMV hours. “As we deal with the reality that there will be vote suppression in the 2012 elections, groups must work together to fight back by helping at-risk voters overcome these barriers to the ballot,” Tova Andrea Wang, senior democracy fellow at Demos, said in a statement. “By helping citizens secure an ID, voting rights groups are stepping up and sending the message to state legislatures

and to Washington that these voices deserve to be heard on Election Day.” The debate over voter ID laws has become a flashpoint racial issue America leading up to the presidential election in November. Since 2011, several states have enacted voter photo ID laws, including Texas, Wisconsin, Kansas and Pennsylvania. The Congressional Black Caucus maintains that voter ID laws are designed to discourage minority voters from voting, which would also make it more difficult for President Barack Obama to win re-election. “It is clear to me that whether racially based or not, this is a direct attempt, not only to undermine the election process, but a specific attempt to derail what surely would be and ought to be the re-election of Barack Obama,” Rep. Donna Christensen (D-VI) said on the House floor in January. In the 2008 presidential election, according to the Wash-

ington Post, about 12,000 residents in Virginia did not have IDs when they cast their ballots. More than three million Virginians voted in November, and in a close election, the newspaper said, those voters could decide the outcome of a race. Today, President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, Obama’s GOP opponent, are deadlocked. According to a CBS News/New York Times poll released Wednesday, Obama and Romney are tied with 46 percent. Meanwhile, with the Obama campaign predicting a very close race, authors of the new voter ID report say they hope their information gets to the citizens who need it most. “Some of our nation’s governors and state legislators are engaged in a disgraceful effort to keep millions of student, elderly, disabled and minority voters from exercising their rights this November,” said Jenny Rose, activist.




agreement between the City of Detroit and the State of Michigan has put labor – especially AFSCME-Local 25 and Local 207 and other unions — in somewhat of a bind, where they have no choice but to either accept the reality of the terms of the agreement, or fight in court and take it to the streets. The vehement opposition by labor to a state intervention in the form of a Financial Advisory Board, that will oversee the finances of Detroit while keeping in play the role of the mayor and the city council, shows the clearcut contrast in views about how Detroit should move forward. “The citizens of Detroit were betrayed by the vote that the council took. It is not unusual for council to say one thing in the corridors of power and say a different thing when voting at the table,” AFSCME Local 25 President Albert Garrett told me in an exclusive interview at his downtown office. “They voted for their jobs, not the citizens of Detroit.” Garret, is referring to the five City Council members — Charles Pugh, Gary Brown, Saunteel Jenkins, James Tate and Ken Cockrel Jr. — who voted in favor of a consent agreement to stave off the appointment of an emergency manager. “I would have preferred for the city to fight for the right to self-determination,” Garrett said. And what does that mean? Garrett, said the council should have opposed the current agreement which takes aim at unions, and he strongly feels it is a direct attack on union work rules. Yet, he admits that past administrations, including the current Dave Bing administration, did not do much to prevent the financial crisis that is now before the city, one that is set to see 2,500 workers laid off in the proposed budget. The Mayor’s Office is projecting that the layoffs and other cuts in the budget will save the city more than $200 million. Garrett said there are many ways the state could have intervened in helping Detroit and not be involved in its own governance. An example he said is income tax “because a number of major employers of labor in this city do not take income tax checks unless residents ask for it.” Is labor’s power waning in all of these political battles due to perception issues or real life matters? “I think people have a singular focus when it comes to unions and they think our primary role is to protect bad employees. The fact of the matter is that protecting bad employees is further from the truth. Our fiduciary responsibility is protecting all employees,” said Keith Johnson, president of the Detroit Federation of Teachers. “Having said that, that is such a minimal part of what we do. We are creating the optimum opportunity for people. I think people have also lost sight of the fact that whether you are talking about the city, state and the nation, we became the greatest country ever known to man because of working class people.” Johnson said labor has been mischaracterized as being antithetical to the American Dream,

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Harvard in 1977 and received his master’s in Business Administration from The Wharton School in 1979. The joint appointment will be submitted to City Council for confirmation. Burks, of Franklin, joined PricewaterhouseCoopers in 1978 and transferred to its Detroit offices in 1986. He became a partner with PwC in 1992 and has delivered a full range of audit and business advisory services to clients in various business sectors, including government. Burks, a certified public accountant, is a specialist in business risk and internal control matters. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the Indiana University. Whipple, of Bloomfield Hills, is chairman of the board of Korn/Ferry International, the world’s largest executive search firm. Before joining Korn/Ferry, he was chairman of the board for CMS Energy after having served as CEO of CMS and Consumers Energy. He retired from Ford Motor Co. in 1999 following a 40-year career with the automaker. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. “Given the roles and responsibilities of the Financial Advisory Board, as outlined in the agreement, it is important to have financial and program expertise from a variety of business sectors,” said Dillon. “Bob Bowman, Darrell Burks and Ken Whipple provide an exceptional base for the eventual makeup of the advisory board.” The Financial Stability Agreement requires FAB members to have at least 10 years of experience with sophisticated municipal financial transactions, complex, multidimensional governmental restructurings, governmental labor relations, health care benefits or pension matters, or local government management. Appointees have also had their qualifications confirmed by the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants or the Michigan Government Finance Officers Association. “when in the right to basic decent living is the American Dream. When did it become virtually a crime for a labor organization to try to look after the people that it represent?” Garrett agrees. “We’ve been painted as a group of self-serving people interested in membership instead of caring for the community,” Garrett said. “It serves the political process and those who do not subscribe to labor’s view.” Kevin Tolbert, assistant director, UAW Insurance at Ford Department, has been involved in many labor fights in the city, helping to organize. “I don’t like what is going on. Our opinions don’t matter anymore and that is not democracy,” Tolbert said. “We can’t cut our way through prosperity and we have to find ways to reduce money and cost.” Tolbert added that the city should look into helping its workers and giving them incentives that will make them more likely to continue to stay in the city, instead of cutting their wages. “We are only attacking people who are making less money,” Tolbert said. “I don’t know what we can cut anymore.” Labor officials and their members are currently collecting signatures to create a ballot language in November for voters to support a constitutional amendment to collective bargaining, in essence making collective bargaining a constitutional right and thus protect it from legislative actions. “I think labor’s influence is yet to be determined and we’ll get a chance to show our role and impact,” Tolbert says of the collective bargaining signature drive. Johnson said, “This is the best way to ensure that collective bargaining rights will not be circumvented,” adding that “the process behind this is not to weaken the employer. We don’t believe that the interests of the employer and the employee is mutually exclusive.” Johnson noted an example of how collaboration works between labor and employers is how the United Auto Workers worked with the auto in-

dustry for a turnaround that is now seeing gains. Garrett said unions are not just opposed to one administration, citing an example of how AFSCME strongly disagreed with one of the city’s former mayors, Coleman Young. “Mayor Young was not a strong supporter of public sector unions,” Garrett said. “Circumstances do impact individuals that may cause them angst, but how do you determine there is the zeal to protect workers? The council majority is not a supporter of unions or workers for that matter.” The current contract between the city and unions ends in June, which promises to be another showdown as the City of Detroit names members to the Financial Review Board. Garret said he hopes those who are selected will be individuals who have the interests of the average struggling Detroit­ er in mind. “I’m really not that optimistic. We have these concessions that were negotiated, and now with the consent agreement they are going to take a hit. We are the city that put the world on wheels,” Johnson said. “Even when you have to address the quality of life issues in the city of Detroit, whether its street lights or abandoned houses, in order to stop the exodus of people leaving Detroit, provide incentive to people to stay in Detroit. I refuse to give up on Detroit.” Bankole Thompson is the editor of the Michigan Chronicle and the author of a six-part series on the Obama presidency, including “Obama and Black Loyalty,” published last year. His latest book is ”Obama and Christian Loyalty” with an epilogue written by Bob Weiner, former White House spokesman. His upcoming books in 2012 are “Obama and Jewish Loyalty” and ”Obama and Business Loyalty.” Listen to him every Thursday morning on WDET 101.9 FM Detroit and every Sunday, 9 to 10 p.m., on “The Obama Watch” program on WLIB 1190 AMNew York. E-mail him at bthomspon@michronicle. com.


shall Social Justice Advocacy Project of the Detroit Branch NAACP will present a special national forum, “Stops, Cops, and America’s Addiction to Incarceration.” It will be held at Cobo Convention Center from 10 to 1 p.m. They are pleased to have as partners the Office of the US Attorney for the Eastern District headed by Barbara McQuade, Wayne County Circuit Court Judge Edward Ewell, the Detroit Police Department, Michigan State Police, Detroit Public Schools, NAACP Youth Council, Real Times Media and a host of others. Part 1 will focus on the topics of Know Your Rights, Traffic Stops, Street Stops, and Domestic Disputes. “As you know, law enforcement and the reaction to it is, of course, a two-way street. Part 2 of the forum will present a national panel discussion on America’s addiction to incarceration. We will focus on why America has the world’s highest incarceration rate and our own state of Michigan has the highest rate in the United States,” Anthony said. “One must also measure this with the knowledge that Michigan is among the lowest states in the funding of public education. We invite middle and high school students from the Detroit metropolitan area of all races to attend. It is free and, of course, open to everyone.” The following day Holder will address the signature centennial event – the 57th Annual Fight For Freedom Fund Dinner. “For 100 years, the Detroit Branch NAACP has fought for voting rights,

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From page A-1 jobs, economic access and excellent education. We have made tremendous progress, yet we are also challenged by those who seem to be more focused on limiting our democracy, as opposed to expanding it,” Anthony said. “The new Emergency Manager Law, the imposition of the consent agreements upon communities of color around our state based on their so-called ‘financial distress,’ the manipulation of congressional districts to determine the character of who shall be our elected representatives, weighs heavily upon people of color and of conscience throughout our state. Among the many reasons that the Declaration of Independence was adopted on July 4, 1776 had to do with the lack of consent of the people to no taxation without representation, as imposed by King George III of Great Britain.” Anthony continued, “Taking our revenue without returning it to us, as promised ($226 million). These factors demand that we call to action all of our resources to challenge these attacks. Michigan must not become the new Mississippi. We have come too far to turn back now. We stand upon the foundation of all of those freedom fighters, from Frederick Douglass to Viola Liuzzo, who have helped actualize the dream of Martin Luther King, Jr.” Anthony called Holder’s choice as speaker a “a fitting tribute to a long string of firsts for the African-American community and the Detroit Branch NAACP.”

Minister Rasul Muhammad to give live concert in Detroit By Betty Brooks SPECIAL TO THE CHRONICLE

Que Cantar Rasul in Spanish means “Let Rasul Sing.” What better city could Rasul sing in than Detroit? Rasul Muhammad is the son of the most Honorable Elijah Muhammad, born with natural talents for instruments and songwriting. At a very early age, inspired by the sounds of his mother, Tynnetta Muhammad playing the piano and composer Maurice Jarre’s musical score to “Lawrence of Arabia,” he began playing music by ear. Having no formal training, Rasul is gifted not only with the ability to play music, but also to sing and compose original compositions. At the age of ten on the urging of his brother Inam Muhammad, Rasul gave his first live performance before 500 people at the Salaam Restaurant in Chicago. After moving to Mexico, while in high school during a rock concert Rasul discovered his ability to sing. Thus he started Que Cantar Rasul-(Let Rasul Sing). Hoisted by the football team onstage where he paid tribute to his muse Stevie Wonder in a rendition of “Ebony and Ivory.” The crowd loved it, and this began the vocal portion of his musical career. His musical hobby landed him his first paid engagement, at a piano bar in Cuernavaca Mexico. As his musical profession advanced, he crossed paths with various entertainers such as Dexter Gordon, Larry Russell, Randy Jackson Michael Jackson. He acquired a sense of musical maturity during his time, performing with Mexican Jazz Revolution developing improvisation and composing original songs. After attending a Stevie Wonder concert with the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan, he met the musical motivator for the first time. A jam session ensued, which led to an invitation to record at Wonderland Studios. Rasul declined the offer, opting to return to Mexico to finish college where he also taught dramatic arts course. At the University of Mexico he composed and produced musical plays. In 1987, the Nation of Islam was raising money to repurchase Mosque Maryam. Rasul determined he would raise $10,000.00 to help in the rededication of the National Center. He began this goal by getting a job in Los Angeles at a lounge owned by actress Marla Gibbs. His travels led him to many cities where he raised a total close to one million dollars for the Nation, for his people. During the winter of 1988, he journeyed to Detroit. He raised $22,500 there alone, from the Believers of Mosque #1. Rasul prepared to return to Mexico to teach, but Minister Farrakhan desired to give Rasul a city to minister over. The city where his mother came to physical birth and father came to spiritual birth — Detroit. Rasul began what is now a 23-yearyear career as a minister in the Nation of Islam. Music took a back seat for Minister Rasul with fleeting moments to indulge in his passion. He has taught on the radio in New Zealand, teaching Islam, and singing songs such as “Everything Must Change” which brought

Minister Rasul change among the Moa hunters. Recording with a group called Moana Jackson and the Maori people, the “Brother to Brother” album was a major success. With the help of Angelica Maria, Rasul did an album, a composition of his life experience, in Spanish. The album won many awards. He also performed with Detroit native Kem at the annual Food for the Homeless program. Minister Rasul has been inspired to put on a concert tour to raise money for the Nation, for his people, as he did in 1987. The Honorable Louis Farrakhan has guided every step of his journey. When asking for his approval, the minister stated, “The journey of a thousand miles starts with the first step. Concert one must be in Detroit.” Performing for Minister Farrakhan, the minister stated to Rasul, “I believe you will find healing in your passion for music” The concert tour will begin May 4. It will be music of the highest expression: a healing for hearts, souls and conditions. The first concert will be fully Rasul, a man who has voluntarily denied his God given gift, music and song to represent Allah through word and his ability to teach. This concert is Rasul’s homecoming. Not because it will kick off in Detroit, but because it will return him to his music. It is his homecoming because it will join together his passion for humanity with his passion for song, having seen the plight and conditions of humanity, whether it is the oppression and exploitation of the people of Mexico, the loss of lives in Haiti merely because the people have no clean water, or the plight of the disenfranchised of America. Rasul Hakim Muhammad is a man who has been at the forefront of world-altering events for over 30 years. His music in this concert will not reflect, but start the process of healing these woes. God has not only given Minister Rasul the gift of music, but also the gift of love the minister has for all people along his journey of life. His interpretation of the songs he writes and his soulful voice give peace and fill people with joy. Organizers say please come out in support May 4 at the Roberts Pavilion River Walk Hotel. Strolling supper reception and concert ticket price is $150. It starts at 6 p.m. Concert only: $75, which starts at 7:30 pm. Que Cantra Rasul (Let Rasul Sing) and the students attending Muhammad University of Islam will benefit from his concert. Tickets may be purchased online: at, or by phone: at (313) 713.5181.

Reading Works often for years. A study conducted over a decade ago by the National Institute for Literacy estimated that 47% of Detroit’s adult residents were basically unable to read and write effectively in everyday situations. That is a shocking finding, and there’s nothing to suggest it has gotten any better. Think for a minute what it must be like to be confronted with a job application or a set of directions or a basic contract that you cannot understand. Think about how that would limit your ability to provide for children who depend on you. For thousands of people, it means turning to public as-

sistance, because they have nowhere else to turn. Yes, that system sustains their families in the barest way, but it also costs them independence, opportunities and that one thing we all want: hope that their children will have a better life. We are frustrated, as you are, by this all-too-common reality. But we are also inspired by those who do enter literacy programs as adults and turn their lives around — people such as Luvanis O’Neal, a woman profiled in a Free Press section last fall devoted to Reading Works. Luvanis summoned the

From page A-1 courage to admit she needed help. She was so ashamed of her secret that, while working at a McDonald’s cash register, she had to memorize the keys because she couldn’t read the words on the menu. She entered the Mercy Education Project, one of nine literacy agencies currently partnering with Reading Works. She spent two-plus years learning to read, and she got her GED. Now her 8-year-old daughter can get her mother’s help with homework. And Luvanis can do so much more with her own life. Reading Works holds the promise of helping many thou-

sands of people. It’s a coordinated effort to raise money and connect a variety of social services to support well-tested local programs that improve adult reading levels. The graduates of these programs gain a priceless tool to improve their lives. But just as important, if each of these adults has in turn a positive influence on one or two or three children, we can start to break the cycle of illiteracy that has been such a problem for so long. It’s clear to us that boosting literacy rates is a logical, necessary step to improve the social and economic prospects for Detroit’s future. We support

the Reading Works strategy to enlist the community, partner with more agencies over time, and create so many more success stories. There’s no question this is a daunting task. But can you think of a more important way to make a difference for our area, for our workforce, for our children? Over our many years of friendship, we have worked together on a lot of significant issues, often involving education. Reading Works may be the most significant of all. We invite you to join us.



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Installation announcement Dr. Samuel Byron Hogan, Sr., bishop, Massachusetts First Jurisdiction, has been a pastor, counselor and teacher for over 40 years.

degree in Economics and Secondary Education; Harvard Graduate School of Education, with a master’s degree in Education; and Harvard Divinity School, where he received a master’s of Theological Studies.

He taught preaching at Gordon-Conwell Seminary for more than 25 years as an instructor, assistant and associate professor.

Lewis wins Joyous Flame Award

In September 2000, Dr. Hogan opened the Boston Christian Academy, School of Practical Ministry for beginning and experienced ministers to receive guidance in the formation of their ministry. He is currently an instructor of Pentecostal Polity and the counselor to Pentecostal students at Harvard Divinity School.

Anchorwoman Glenda Lewis (WXYZ/Channel 7) recently accepted the Joyous Flame Award, presented by the Detroit Morehouse Alumni Association, on behalf of her mother, a veteran anchorwoman Diana Lewis (WXYZ/Channel 7), for Outstanding Service In Media. Pictured (from left) at a recent Detroit Morehouse Glee Dr. Hogan is the pastor Club concert are Glenda Lewis, O’Neil D. Swanson Sr., honorary chair, president and founder of the Good and CEO, Swanson Funeral Homes Inc.; and Dr. Karl Robinson, Loving Academy Shepherd Church of God School board member, chapter president. in Christ in Boston,, Mas-

AARP executive vice president, renowned author, to keynote AARP conference AARP Executive Vice President Lorraine CortésVázquez, and author and life coach Karen Batchelor will headline AARP Michigan’s Multiculturalism and Aging Conference. The two-day conference will take place on Friday and Saturday, April 27-28, at Wayne State University in the Student Center Building. CortésVázquez, will address conference attendees on “The Nexus of Multiculturalism and Aging” on Friday, April 27, at 1 p.m. On Saturday, April 28, Batchelor will open the Saturday plenary session at 10 a.m. discussing how to have “More Life in Your Years.” “AARP Michigan is excited to have two dynamic speakers serve as keynotes for our Multiculturalism and Aging Conference,” said Lisa Whitmore Davis, AARP Michigan associate state director of Multicultural Outreach. “Both speakers will bring a wealth of knowledge to the conference that will both energize the audience around Michigan’s increasingly diverse 50 plus population.” Cortés-Vázquez specializes in engaging multicultural markets. She has an extensive background in working in the nonprofit and government sectors and aging communities. She was also the first Hispanic to

Karen Batchelor

Lorraine Cortes-Vasquez

serve as New York’s secretary of state. Batchelor is an author and personal life coach who made the decision to reinvent herself after over 20 years working in the legal and corporate arenas. She is the author of “50 Ways to Have an Amazing Life After 50.”

ing aging. Although the plenary sessions are full, the workshops, resource fair, health screenings and cultural exhibits are all still open for conference attendees.

“We hope that our keynote speakers will spark a conversation in this region’s diverse communities to help understand aging and how it really brings us all closer together,” said Jacqueline Morrison, state director, AARP Michigan. The free two-day conference is focused on improving the lives of those 50-plus and highlighting the commonalities diverse cultures and ethnicities have on issues surround-

Princess Ball to honor special little girls Helping girls to realize the princess within has always been a passion for Detroit author Cheryl Lynn Pope. Inspired by her daughter Zaria, Pope wrote the first of a children’s book series entitled “The Adventures of Princess Zaria.” Pope will host the first of an annual event on Sunday, April 29, 4 to 7 p.m., at CJ’s Place, 5121

Oakman. Girls ages 4-17 and their parents will attend the royal event adorned with beautiful full-length gowns. Free tiaras will be provided. There will be raffles and much more. A portion of The Ball’s proceeds benefit program at Alternatives For Girls. For more information, call 313-412-9053.

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sachusetts, where he has

Dr. Samuel Hogan, Sr. labored in the vineyard for 35 years, preaching the Word of God, teaching ministers and training pastors, seeding ministries across the nation. He is the author of several books on preaching, leadership, adjutancy and spiritual reflection. Dr. Hogan is a graduate of the University of Detroit, with a bachelor’s

He has also studied for a doctorate in Theology from Boston University School of Theology, with a concentration in Preaching and Ethics. With this background, he brings a unique approach to the teaching and preaching ministry. Dr. Hogan was ordained in the Church of God in Christ in 1972 and is the former dean of the National Adjutancy of the National Church of God in Christ. He is the father of four and has four grandchildren. He lives with his wife, First Lady Renee Hogan, in Randolph, Massachusetts.

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like Detroit where a national reading er people can read, but whether they report card places the city at number actually do read. 56 out of the 75 largest metropoli- Detroit’s 56th place in the 2010 tan cities in the U.S. surveyed. That study is the same spot it occupied in means literacy is shamefully low in a similar report in 2005. The highest the city and we are doing little or rank the city got was 50th in 2007. nothing to change the deplorable Washington, D.C., was rated the situation. most well-read city in the nation and The latest study conducted by following that were Seattle, MinneCentral Connecticut State Universi- apolis, Atlanta, Pittsburgh, San Franty, according to Data Driven Detroit, cisco, St. Paul, Denver, Portland, St. ranks the “culture and resources for Louis, Cincinnati and Boston. reading” and it examines not wheth- Its is also noteworthy that these



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Your ability to get the Bankole Thompson best education for your child should not be based on geography, income or ethnicity but, rather, on the simple principle that every child regardless of their background should have an empowering education that equips them for a brighter future. Each child should have access to a meaningful education that would not leave them trailing behind in the dust children in Japan, India, China and other countries move ahead.


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These cities are not only a paragon of a reading culture, they also offer other incentives that we are not offering in this city. There is no possible way we can bank on attracting young families to the city if basic amenities like recreational centers are not available on a full scale. When the educational system does not have the public confidence

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Gov. Rick Snyder kicked off the Michigan Chronicle’s Pancakes & Politics season at the Detroit Athletic Club on March Murray, president of AT&T Michigan. 3 with a candid conversation built around reinventing Michigan. At left, Snyder chats with Curtis Ivery, Wayne County “As a consequence, we’re committed to making sizeable investments in this Community College Chancellor, Betty Brooks, community leader, and Shaun Wilson, Vice President, Director of Client and Community Relations, PNC Bank, and Ric DeVore, Regional President, PNC Bank. See page C-7 for photo highSee AT&T page A-4 lights.


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investments in students, services and technologies increased. “In this economy, post secondary education and training is the ticket to competing in today’s changing workforce. Access to higher education-especially community colleges--is critical,” said Dr. Curtis Ivery, chancellor. “WCCCD is an integral economic and social catalyst to the health and welfare of this region and state.” A recent economic impact study reported that WCCCD’s students generate more than $122 million in taxable income annually to the region and state. Every dollar that is invested in WCCCD returns

$22.80 in benefits to all Michigan residents. Having been recognized as one of the fastest growing community colleges in the nation and the largest urban community college in Michigan, WCCCD was forced to cap enrollment during the spring 2010 semester. This year, under the direction of Dr. Ivery, WCCCD lifted the enrollment cap to make certain that no student was turned away in spite of WCCCD’s funding challenges. WCCCD gives students the opportunity to train in emerging technology and high demand fields, allowing them to become competent professionals helping to position the



Our readers take center stage on national issues Following his series of sit-down interviews with President Obama, and his successful 2010 interview-based book “Obama and Black Loyalty Vol. 1,” editor Bankole Thompson is upping the ante with the start of a new special report “White House XChange” March 30. The report will deal with issues tied to Detroit and Michigan that the Obama administration is tackling. It will introduce readers to issues raised in White House media conference calls. The report will invite our readers to weigh in on the debate about what the Obama administration is doing by having their opinions and views reflected in the report.


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Mobile and YouTube strategy in metro Detroit On May 3, join TopSpot Internet Marketing and Google for breakfast at the Sheraton Detroit Novi to discuss the search engine marketing landscape for B2B companies and how to leverage new tools in Internet marketing such as mobile and YouTube. With a special focus on industrial manufacturers and distributors, Google Strategic Partner manager Samir Janveja will be hosting the breakfast along with TopSpot VP of operations Anita Perez and VP of sales and marketing Tim Doyle. “As a Google Premier SMB Partner, TopSpot is pleased to bring Samir Janveja, Google’s Strategic Partner manager to the Detroit area for a briefing on the growing importance of taking a multifaceted approach to connecting with prospective and current clients by leveraging the power of mobile and YouTube,” said Tim Doyle, VP of males at TopSpot Internet Marketing. Guests can expect TopSpot and Google to cover: • How a strong mobile strategy can grow your business

Former U-D Titan elected The 2012 Basketball Hall of Fame class has been released by the NJCAA Men’s Basketball Coaches Association. The 2012 class includes one of the best national tournament players in NJCAA history, Jim Boyce of Burlington Junior College (now known as Southeastern Community College, Iowa) who later came to the University of Detroit, as well as former Vincennes University (Ind.) players Carl Landry and Clarence Walker. A native of Detroit, Boyce was an All-Detroit City and All-State selection in high school from 1953-55. He entered in the U.S. Army following his prep years and competed for the All-Armed Forces basketball squad. Boyce then landed at Burlington Junior College (now known as Southeastern Community College) in West Burlington, Iowa. Boyce led Burlington to back-to-back NJCAA national tournament appearances in Hutchinson in 1963 and ‘64. He earned All-Tournament team honors both years as well as First-Team NJCAA All-American his second season and a Third-Team All-American honors as a freshman. As a freshman he averaged 24.9 points per game during the regular season and tallied 108 points in the 1963 national tournament, leading the Blackhawks to a fourth-place finish. Boyce and teammate Bobby Joe Hill, who would later star at Texas Western, combined to score 223 points in five games. Boyce returned for his sophomore season at Burlington and again led the Blackhawks to a fourth place finish in Hutchinson. He earned All-Tournament team honors for the second consecutive year, along with teammate Mel Daniels (1968 ABA Rookie of the Year) after scoring 100 points in five games, including a 33-point effort against Lon Morris (Texas) to secure fourth place. After Burlington, Boyce transferred to the University of Detroit where he played two seasons. In 1964-65 he averaged 9.5 points and 9.6 rebounds, helping the Titans reach the NIT. He then contributed 15.5 points and 8.2 rebounds for the 1965-66 campaign. After graduating from Detroit, Boyce jumped into coaching. He was a graduate assistant at Detroit under then head coach Dick Vitale and then became the head coach at Detroit Northwestern High School where he compiled a record of 62-16. He later was the head coach at Eastern Michigan University from 1979 to 1986, posting an 84-96 record. Boyce died in 2001 and is remembered as one of the best basketball players of his era from Detroit.

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Teen H.Y.P.E. to host open house Teen H.Y.P.E. (Helping Youth by Providing Education) will host an open house on Saturday, April 28, from noon to 3 p.m. The event will be held at the organization’s offices, located at 435 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.. The open house, which is free and open to the public, will provide teens, parents, and members of the community with the opportunity to meet the Teen H.Y.P.E. staff, tour the organization’s facilities, and learn more about its programs and services. Entertainment and refreshments will be provided. “We’re hosting this open house to show families, parents, teens,

and others how Teen H.Y.P.E. can provide young people with the additional support and services they need to succeed,” said Ambra Redrick, executive director. “This is also a great opportunity for the community to learn how our free programs help teens discover how truly special they are, develop their future potential as leaders, and make a positive impact on our community.” Teen H.Y.P.E. provides youth with the tools and resources they need to make informed decisions about their mental, physical, and emotional health. Programs strengthen participants’ academic, social, and leadership abilities, help

them explore their creativity, and encourage them to develop strategies for addressing contemporary social issues, including. For more information, contact Franky Hudson at (313) 831-8336. Founded in 2004, Teen H.Y.P.E. empowers urban youth to thrive while strengthening their community. The organization provides cultural, educational, and personal enrichment experiences to help teens make positive choices, improve their quality of life, and become leaders in their schools and communities. For more information, call (313) 831-8336 or visit

Tech Technology



April 25 - May 1, 2012

Introducing the Samsung Stratosphere

Fast 4G connection, as well as good camera work describes Verizon’s new Stratosphere phone. Once more, with feeling… The keypad returns with a 4G makeover By Cornelius A. Fortune MANAGING EDITOR

The Samsung Stratosphere is the first 4G LTE smartphone from Verizon Wireless equipped with a five-row QWERTY keyboard and designed with Samsung’s fourinch Super AMOLED display. Additionally, the Stratosphere supports enhanced B2B-enabled connectivity services from Cisco, the most comprehensive mobile implementation of Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync (EAS) and support for secure remote device management from Sybase Afaria. Ideal for the business professional, the Samsung Stratosphere offers robust data management support. The Stratosphere will support Samsung’s Enterprise Platform enhancements such as VPN, encryption and Mobile Device Management (MDM). EAS includes features such as direct push, email, calendar, contact sync and Global Address List (GAL), as well as EAS policies including storage card encryption, device encryption, and simple and complex password support, all essential for streamlining business on the smartphone. Key features:

And you thought virtual keyboard texting was going to win the war? It still might. But giving consumers the option of actually feeling the keys as they text, e-mail, and perform other tasks on their smartphones makes a whole lot of sense.

• 4G LTE – customers can expect fast download speeds of 5 to 12 megabits per second (Mbps) and upload speeds of 2 to 5 Mbps in 4G LTE mobile broadband coverage areas


We are attracted to physi­cal stimuli and touch screen surCornelius A. Fortune faces don’t necessarily fulfill this. The technology has vastly improved since Apple’s original iPhone showed us the way. Still, touchscreens are fraught with their own issues. Swype (on Android phones) introduced the idea of typing faster without using keys but a sort of “Zoro” influenced gesture used to connect one word to the next, followed by a list of suggestions, which might or might not be the word you were aiming for. Once you get your technique down, Swype is actually a very cool feature, but some folks never got it, and the often-absurd (or way out of the ballpark) Swype suggestions have been annoying for many users.

• Five-row QWERTY keyboard • Samsung Super AMOLED™ Screen Technology makes watching movies, viewing videos and playing games come to life, even in bright light and outdoor environments • Android™ 2.3 Gingerbread – support for Google™ Mobile Services including Gmail™, YouTube™, Google Talk™, Google Search™, Google Maps™ and access to more than 250,000 apps available to download from Android Market™ Enter Verizon’s Samsung Stratosphere. Toted as the “First 4G LTE Smartphone with Qwerty Keyboard,” the phone delivers on the promise advertised – it’s fast, and you can type even faster with physical keys. In fact, the Stratosphere’s QWERTY comes as close to plush as your uncle’s old coach with the plastic he refused to take off. Nice, roomy, raised just enough not to be clunky. QWERTY keyboard lovers will definitely fall in love with the Stratosphere. And, if you tire of the physical, the device has a touch screen that can be used the same as any phone current-

ly on the market. Bottom line, the Stratosphere is a must-have for those struggling in the virtual world, or better yet, for business men and women who want to conduct business without all the screen gestures and smudged screens. It’s an Android phone, so you get the best of Android world, and a bunch of other features. QWERTY keyboards may not exactly be in, but they are at least back on the market, new and improved. For more information about the Stratosphere, visit

• Samsung 1 GHz Cortex A8 Hummingbird Application Processor • Front-facing 1.3-megapixel camera for video chat and 5-megapixel rear-facing camera with autofocus and flash (720p HD playback and 480p DVD-quality recording) • Mobile Hotspot Capability – share 4G connection with up to eight Wi-Fi enabled devices or a 3G connection with up to five devices • AllShare – enables wireless connectivity through Digital Living Network

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Computational sprinting pushes smartphones till they’re tired limit for making mobile devices faster and more powerful. One estimate suggests that by 2019, just 9 percent of the transistors on a smartphone chip will be able to be active at any time. Computational sprinting could circumvent the dark silicon problem by operating in a way that better takes into consideration the ways mobile devices are different from laptops and desktops.

Computational sprinting is a groundbreaking new approach to smartphone power and cooling that could give users dramatic, brief bursts of computing capability to improve current applications and make new ones possible. Its developers at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Michigan are pushing mobile chips beyond their sustainable operating limits, much like a sprinter who runs fast for a short distance. The researchers will present a paper on their concept today (Feb. 28) at the International Symposium on High Performance Computer Architecture in New Orleans. “Normally, these devices are designed for sustained performance, so that they can run full bore forever. We’re proposing a computer system that can perform a giant surge of computation, but then gets tired and has time to rest,” said Thomas Wenisch, study co-author and an assistant professor at the U-M Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. “We asked, ‘What if we designed a chip to run at 16 times the sustainable rate, but only for half a second? Can we

do it without burning out the chip?’” said one of the study’s authors, Milo Martin, associate professor in the Department of Computer and Information Sciences at Penn’s School of Engineering and Applied Science. “We did the calculations and simulations, and we find that it is indeed possible to engineer such a system.”

Smartphones no longer benefit from increased transistor density and sophistication of computer chips, the researchers say. They are hamstrung by the heat that transistors produce, which must be vented before it damages the chip. Small mobile devices don’t have room for the large fans that keep a laptop’s temperature cool enough for it

to function. As a result, only a fraction of a smartphone chip’s transistors can safely operate at once. This phenomenon, named “dark silicon” after the increasingly large portions of a silicon chip that must remain off at a given time, is a major concern to many engineers, who fear it represents a hard physical

A smartphone only rarely needs to be operating at its maximum processing power, as most of the time it is waiting in a pocket or purse for a user’s input. But once a user tells a smartphone to do something computationally intense—such as performing image recognition tasks, building panoramas out of individual photos, finding navigation routes or doing speech recognition or translation—the results need to come as fast a possible. These socalled “bursty” activities have short periods of intense computation, followed by long idle times when the device can cool down and recover. “In this research, we both



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Droid Xyboard tablets now available The new DROID XYBOARD tablets both boast the blazing speeds of Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE network and the power of dual-core 1.2 GHz processors, 1 GB of RAM and MotoCast for remote access to non DRM-protected music, pictures, videos and documents stored on work or home computers’ hard drives. Both are equipped with scratch-resistant displays that use Corning Gorilla Glass to stay brilliant and a coating of water-repellent nanoparticles makes them resistant to accidental spills and splashes. Lighter than a paperback book and thinner than an AAA battery, the DROID XYBOARD tablets feature Android 3.2 Honeycomb, brilliant highdefinition displays with wide viewing angles, magnesium-reinforced bodies with aluminum housing

THE XYBOARD tablet. and super portable formfactors. Both tablets offer robust Business Ready features, including enterprise-grade security and apps such as Quickoffice HD for document editing and creation, Citrix GoToMeeting for productivity and collaboration and Google Talk for video conferencing.

Samsung Stratosphere

The DROID XYBOARD 10.1 is optimized for productivity with stylus support for easy notetaking and markup using a precision tip stylus, included in the box. The XYBOARD 8.2 is perfect for portable entertainment with 2.1 adaptive virtual surround sound and a high-definition display for enjoying Netflix movies in up to HD quality, concert-like music and serious gaming. Powered by the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network, DROID XYBOARD 10.1 and 8.2 customers can soar through the Web at blazing speeds of 5 to 12 megabits per second (Mbps) and upload speeds of 2 to 5 Mbps within 4G LTE Mobile Broadband coverage areas. Additional features for DROID XYBOARD tablets: · 10.1-inch and 8.2-inch highdefinition In-Plane Switching (IPS) display for DROID XYBOARD 10.1

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Alliance® (DLNA), so customers can send multimedia content to other DLNA Certified®-enabled devices such as TVs and laptops • Samsung Media Hub – Samsung’s own content service, offering a vast lineup of critically acclaimed films and TV programs for rent or purchase • Bluetooth® 3.0 technology – support for headset, hands-free, stereo, phonebook access, and object push for vCard and vCalendar • Multiple video file formats supported, including DivX and XviD • Wi-Fi Connectivity (802.11 a/b/g/n)

• Microsoft® Exchange ActiveSync® (EAS) – communicate directly with your Microsoft Exchange Server enabling push email, calendar and contacts • Support for Cisco AnyConnect 2.1 SSL VPN – supports access to private corporate networks using industry-standard VPN protocols with enhanced security of 4G LTE networks helps users tap into VPN networks with no waiting • Encryption Services – users and IT administrators can initiate a remote wipe command to erase private information • Support for Sybase Afaria® – MDM capabilities allow an integrated experience for the end user in the event it is required by their IT

department or corporate policy Pricing and data packages: • The Samsung Stratosphere will be available on Oct. 13 in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores and online at for $149.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement. Customers will receive the rebate in the form of a debit card; upon receipt, customers may use the card as cash anywhere debit cards are accepted. • Customers that purchase a Samsung Stratosphere smartphone will need to subscribe to a Verizon Wireless Nationwide Talk plan beginning at $39.99 for monthly access and a smartphone d ata package starting at $30 monthly access for 2 GB of data.

· Dijit™ app allows DROID XYBOARD tablets to double as a universal remote control with an electronic programming guide for TVs, Blu-ray Disc™ players, digital video records (DVR), and most other consumer electronics · Support for Google™ Mobile Services including Gmail™, YouTube™, Google Talk, Google Search™, Google Maps™ and access to millions of books from

Google Books™ · Supports a wide array of separately purchased accessories including an HD station for connecting to speakers and a larger screen, an HD dock to send content via HDMI out to HDTVs and home theater speaker systems and a stylish portfolio with Bluetooth®enabled keyboard and mouse · Wi-Fi Connectivity (802.11 a/ b/g/n)

Smartphones performed a broad feasibility study and identified solutions to overcome engineering challenges of sprinting,” Martin said. “Engineers have expressed concern about the technology trends surrounding the idea of dark silicon. What our research indicates is that it’s OK for the silicon to be mostly dark, if you can use it all for short burst of intense computation.” Under the computational sprinting scheme, up to 15 additional cores would fire up to work in parallel alongside the chip’s main core for up to one second. This could speed up the device’s response time tenfold. To handle sprinting’s higher temperatures, the researchers propose a heat-spreading structure that includes an encapsulated phase change material—something like candle wax—which would absorb heat by melting during the sprint, then slowly dissipate it by hardening while the device is at rest. “This paradigm of design for responsiveness

Business features: Samsung’s enterprise mobility solutions will provide flexibility and connectivity for mobile workforces, ensuring that users are able to operate more efficiently on the go.

and DROID XYBOARD 8.2 respectively · Mobile Hotspot Capability – share 4G LTE connection with up to eight Wi-Fi-enabled devices · 5-megapixel rear-facing HD cameras with digital zoom, autofocus and LED flash, optimized for capturing the moment · 1.3-megapixel HD front-facing cameras perfect for video chatting with friends and family

will let us do things that are not possible today,” Wenisch said. “Humans only have so much patience, so these interactive apps are limited by what you can do in the fraction of a second that we’re willing to wait. If app designers can now get 10 times as much computing done in one burst, that frees their hands to pursue ideas they would have just discarded today.” The first author of the paper is Arun Raghavan, Martin’s doctoral student in computer and information sciences at Penn.

From page B-1 Along with Wenisch, other U-M researchers involved are Marios Papaefthymiou, chair of computer science and engineering; Kevin Pipe, an associate professor of mechanical engineering and electrical engineering and computer science; Yixin Luo, an undergraduate engineering student; and Anuj Chandawalla, a doctoral student in electrical engineering and computer science. Thomas Wenisch: www.eecs. Milo Martin: www.cis.upenn. edu/~milom Computational sprinting: www.cis. 

Budget Hearing to review the amended budget for the 2011-2012 school year. tuesday, May 8, 2012 5:30 p.m. B.e.S.t. academy School 200 Highland St. Highland Park, Mi. 48203 Ms. delria Crippen, CaO 313-869-1000

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL/REQUEST FOR QUOTE The Detroit Omega Foundation, Inc. (DOFI) is soliciting proposals/quotes from state approved experienced and qualified general contractor firms in historical restoration (windows/exterior, doors, brick point and pavement) work for a multi-level building in the Midtown Detroit area. The contract period is July 1, 2012 to December 31, 2012. A Pre-Proposal Site Tour is scheduled for May 21, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. to noon at 255 E. Ferry Street @ John R Street Detroit, MI 48202. RSVP required by May 15 to attend the tour. Email Final proposal deadline June 1, 2012 at 5:00 p.m.

THE MICHIGAN CHRONICLE April 25-May 1, 2012 Page B-3 community ‘Women Helping Women’ fashion show, luncheon Grace Centers of Hope presents the 14th annual “Women Helping Women” Luncheon and Fashion Show on Saturday, May 5, at the Royal Park Hotel, 600 University, Rochester. The event includes world-renowned fashion and style expert Mary Alice Stephenson, who returns to rev up the glamour factor with a fashion show featuring her favorite red carpet looks from the world’s most glamorous designers. The luncheon and fashion show will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and begins with a silent auction preview followed by a luncheon and fashion show. “Our ‘Women Helping Women’ event does exactly what it was named to do,”

said Pastor Kent W. Clark, CEO of Grace Centers of Hope. “It brings together women from across metro Detroit to help build awareness and address the special needs of abused and addicted women and their children. Unfortunately, they are the fastest growing segment of our homeless population.” Established in 1942, Grace Centers of Hope is one of the largest homeless shelters in southeast Michigan. It provides a comprehensive range of programs and services to help individuals and families overcome issues of homelessness, addiction, neglect, poverty and spiritual emptiness.

To achieve these outcomes, it incorporates personal accountability, life skills education and work-related programs.

Throughout her 20-year career, Stephenson has worked at various leading fashion magazines and has an array of other accomplishments.

Proceeds from “Women Helping Women” will support the Women’s and Children’s programs to expand shelter areas and allow for additional counselors to be hired to accommodate the increased demand for services.

“Women Helping Women” is hosted by WDIV TV 4 news personality. Ruth Spencer.

In addition, funds also will support the Hands of Hope Childcare Center, a newly renovated facility that employs specially trained staff who work with atrisk children who have suffered trauma or developmental deficiencies as a result of homelessness.

Luigi Bruni Salon in Birmingham and Mijo-a Salon in Rochester will provide hair and make-up for the models while Sam & Lola will provide the children’s clothing. Women Helping Women tickets are $100 per person. Make checks payable to Grace Centers of Hope, or visit to purchase tickets online.

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Let’s tackle Black on Black crime

By Chris Williams

“The leading cause of death among Black males between the ages of 15 and 24 is homicide. Every four out of five Black victims of violent crimes identified their assailant as another Black person,” says Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies. This quotation appears in the video “You Will Know,” a song performed by Black Men United back in 1994. Here we are in 2012, facing the same issues from almost a generation earlier. The countless numbers of Black people lost since then reinforce the need for Black people to truly address the way we live on a day-to-day basis and our relationships with one another. With the recent deaths of 41 Black people in Chicago last week among the many incidents in Compton, California and Baltimore, it has become paramount that Black-on-Black crime be properly addressed in our communities. The overwhelming protests and rallies from people stemming from the killings of Trayvon Martin and Rekia Boyd have been justified, but let us not forget about the innumerable amount of children and adults being assassinated in our respective cities every day. Over the past 30 years, there have been numerous examples of us murdering each other at astronomical rates. Many deaths can be attributed to gang activity, drugs, robberies or just random acts of sheer brutality against your brother or sister due to the frustrations that this life can bring. Some will say this can be traced back to socioeconomic status, which can be true, but it may go deeper than just that. Societal integration occurred in the late 1950s in the South where racism was blatant. The Civil Rights Movement was in full effect by the early 1960s and this brought out seas of Black people fighting to be recognized in a country that for too long rendered us as barter and stock to be freely exploited. It was during this pivotal point in history that Black pride and love were at their zenith. There were captivating and revolutionary leaders guiding our race to reach unprecedented levels of success. Then, slowly, one by one, they started to be gunned down and the outcome of their voices being ghosts in the wind is where we are today as a people. As the Civil Rights Movement came to a close, the foundation of Black love still resided in us. It shined through in the music and the most apropos song from that era had to be James Brown’s “Say It Loud - I’m Black and I’m Proud” and

many records that came out in the late ’60s through the mid ’70s were centered on uplifting our Black queens and calling each other kings. This trend re-emerged in the late 1980s and early 1990s hiphop and rap, but was an anomaly compared to what was about to dominate the airwaves in the years following.

There has been a plethora of events that has led to the decline in Black love, but the Vietnam War and the Ronald Regan presidency are two events that stand sore thumbs. The introduction of crack cocaine, and heroin into our neighborhoods played an integral role in the decimating of our love for each other’s existence. For three decades, we’ve stood by and watched our culture be crucified and have done little to resurrect it. While there have been prominent organizations such as the National Action Network, the Nation of Islam and Rainbow/PUSH among others battling against these issues, they still continue to plague the fuures of young Black men, women and children in this country. Hollywood, lack of parenting skills, and governmental policies leading to mass incarcerations for people of color must also shoulder much of the responsibility for the purveying of this troubling trend of promoting and perpetrating violence. According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, Blacks were arrested more than any other race for murder in 2008, making up 36% of all arrests. African Americans, constituting approximately 13.6% of the general population, were significantly overrepresented in the total arrests made. African-Americans were also significantly over-represented in victimization, representing 47% of all murder victims. Murders in AfricanAmerican populations were overwhelmingly intraracial, with 94% of all Black victims having been murdered by individuals of the same race. When will the madness stop? The onus must fall on us to get our houses in order and begin the process of healing these deep wounds we carry internally and externally. The institutional racial parameters designed by the United States do us no favors, but we must start addressing this epidemic before our culture is lost forever. It is contingent that we continue to apply the pressure and demand that our politicians and lawmakers rework the longstanding documents upon which the United States was founded. There’s a war going on that no one is safe from. We have to do this work in memory of the thousands of young Black lives we’ve already lost.

Leadership and youth violence

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder’s task force on children exposed to violence is holding a public hearing in Detroit. It’s possible that some useful ideas might emerge from his Defending Childhood initiative about the cause and consequences of youth crime. More likely, though, Detroiters will get another dose of pre-national election hyperbole. What the city really needs is better management of the local crimefighting apparatus, new priorities and serious changes in the police hierarchy.

The Holder task force meets against a backdrop of some of the highest crime and murder rates in the nation. The year 2012 was ushered in by a deadly combination of governmental neglect and community indifference has boosted the number of youths shot to death to a level almost unmatched in other major American cities. None of this is new. For the past several decades, youth violence has been an unattended fact of life and death in Detroit. Teens are murdered in Detroit every day without sparking a national outrage like what occurred following the killing of Trayvon Martin. Here, almost all the victims and the victimizers are black. Detroiters have been arming what are essentially time bombs and setting them to detonate far into the foreseeable future. These homegrown weapons of mass destruction are reckless young men whose behavior takes them out of contention for a long, productive life. Irrefutable evidence of this potent and endangered species is found in neighborhoods that teem with fathers unsuited for marriage and incapable of providing for their children emotionally or monetarily. With no real sense of psychological preparation for parenthood, they unwittingly engage in a ritual that breeds a dead-end, generational culture of despair. Better-educated and well-off families are too busy fleeing ghetto violence to assess or address the social pestilence. Unable to identify common values, the middle-class ceases to interact with underclass youth leaving the most at-risk alienated from positive role models,

moral codes and the values of honesty, truth, fairness in interpersonal relations, respect for neighbors or human life.

The reality is that youth violence is rampant and police protection virtually nonexistent. As anarchy spreads though communities, residents have lost faith in city government to shield them from their own. The principled legacy left to Detroiter’s, however, should not be one that accepts empty rhetoric or band-aid solutions. Nor should the law-abiding become numb with benign resignation to this explosive situation. No ingredient is more important to dealing effectively with crushing violence than strong, intense and committed police management. It’s a matter of steady, unrelenting pressure out in the streets. It’s an issue of leadership that sets a good example through strong efforts and vigilant pursuit, prosecution and punishment of perpetrators. The need to do what is morally right and the imperative to do what is necessary to rescue the city have converged. The word must go out in a credible and sustained manner that street lawlessness is intolerable. People deserve the benefit of an unapologetic attack on criminal activity and relief from day-in, day-out reality. Arresting moral deterioration in the city will be a protracted, formidable task. Reversing it will tax the public will and community resources to the limits. But no longer is there the luxury of time. The accelerating pace of young killers destroying families and their futures has advanced perilously close to the point that a crackdown is necessary. Respected change may have to come from new leadership at the top of the police department. Feelings of hopelessness, misery and death are pervasive as a murderous rampage destroys much of the potential of an entire generation. Unless the number of homicides is substantially reduced the city will continue to be mocked by a youth culture that intently observes weak crime control policies and exploits their deficiencies at the expense of us all.

Federal cancer research funding crisis threatens Detroit, nation By Bob Weiner and Patricia Berg Forty years ago, the Nation Declared a War on Cancer. Now, “Funding is in crisis,” Dr. Judy Garber, outgoing president of the American Association for Cancer Research, told the 18,000 scientists gathered at their national convention in Chicago last week. Jon Retzlaff, director of Science Policy & Government Affairs, added that the “price index places the National Cancer Institute’s budget 20% below its real dollars in 2003.” The impact: “Things are having to slow down…We cannot support the fantastic research” that has improved survival from cancer by over 30% the last three decades.

to breast cancer education, research, and prevention since 1992, and 200 million to research in the last decade. Avon expedites tests and advancement of cutting-edge discoveries with significant diagnosis and treatment potential like BP1, a gene expressed in the tumors of 80% of women with breast cancer and 70% of men with prostate cancer – and showing disproportionately high numbers for African-American women with breast cancer. Komen and the Susan Love Foundation also help make up the difference. In the world’s wealthiest nation, with hard-to-explain government funding cuts, private industries are scrambling to fund

As the government keeps funding two foreign wars and ongoing tax breaks, curing diseases like cancer is being threatened in the budget process. In both the State of the Union and Budget Message, President Obama promised investment in biomedical research. However, the House budget just passed (the Ryan-Rodgers budget endorsed by now-presump- Bob Weiner tive Presidential nominee Mitt Romney) reduces NIH research by so-called “flat funding” for three straight years. While making hard budget choices, the nation is almost schizophrenic between cuts and necessary programs. With the economy still in crisis, the private sector does not have the ability to make up the difference. A recently published Avon Foundation-funded study by Steven Whitman, Jennifer Orsi and Marc Hurlburt points to race and poverty as primary factors for disproportionately high cancer mortality figures, and Detroit is affected by both. Whereas the national African-American cancer mortality is 1.4 times the Caucasian rate, in Detroit, with the highest poverty among the nation’s 25 largest cities, the ratio is 1:1. The researchers said that Detroit’s median family income of $29,109 is the lowest among the 25 largest cities and that poverty and resulting “access to care” are among “likely explanations” for high cancer rates. The article, “Racial Disparity in Breast Cancer Mortality in the 25 Largest Cities in the U.S.,” is in Cancer Epidemiology (April 2012). Research cuts mean ongoing cancer deaths. One in two men and one in three women will develop cancer in their lifetime according to the National Cancer Institute. There are 1.5 million new cancer cases and 570,000 deaths annually in the U.S. There are over 200,060 new breast cancer patients and 40,000 deaths each year. Thanks to successful laboratory research, a woman’s risk of dying of breast cancer has now dropped 31 percent since 1989. Dr. Francis Collins, director of the National Institute of Health (NIH) told the National Press Club, “There is a direct line from NIH research to the life-span increases” in America. Despite these breakthroughs, the U.S. now ranks 49th in life expectancy, right above Taiwan, Kuwait, Cyprus, Cuba, Panama, and Costa Rica. Just while such clear breakthroughs are being made—and with breast cancer still ranking as the number one fear for women – now is no time to stop the train and cut funding. If government funding does drop or stalemate, cutting-edge researchers will have to seek even more funding from private foundations and corporations, trying to fill the void. And they do try. The Avon Foundation has donated nearly a Billion dollars

Patricia Berg life-saving research. Dr. William Grizzle, professor of Pathology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and senior editor of Clinical Cancer Research, says that because of the recent standstill: “We are 5-8 years in arrears in developing better therapies. If there is less money for research, it means there are fewer cures,” Garber points out.” One of President Obama’s key lieutenants, Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz of Florida’s 20th District, a breast cancer survivor, won the 2011 AACR Distinguished Public Service Award. However, the military’s insistence on maintaining old unending wars and the House insistence on health research budget cuts make the objectives difficult no matter how many heroic warriors research has. The future of the new national health care law, which provides free mammograms and colonoscopies that detect cancer early when it is more curable and could catch Stage I cancers before they develop into Stage IV, is also under fire. The future is uncertain. Regrettably, too many scientists are shy about helping their mission. Sridhar Ramaswamy, associate professor of Medicine at Harvard Cancer Center, told us at the AACR convention, “Scientists think if they press for money it’s selfserving.” But not all are shy. Dr. Steven Meltzer, professor of Medicine and Oncology at Johns Hopkins University, has led two national petition drives with thousands of signatures calling for a 10% increase in NIH funding and arguing, “Don’t let the United States fail in biomedical research.” Under President Clinton and under the Obama stimulus, NIH’s budget doubled, but efforts to maintain the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars and the political insistence on tax cuts are now causing medical research to be sliced – and lives with them. To keep the breakthroughs and research going strong, the public must support cancer research foundations, and press Congress to halt its efforts to dry up federal research dollars. If we want to fight cancer, and win, there is no substitute for the federal catalyst. Dr. Patricia Berg is director of a breast cancer research laboratory and professor at George Washington University Medical Center. Robert Weiner, is a former White House spokesman, former chief of staff for the House Aging Committee and Health Subcommittee, and former spokesman for the House Government Operations Committee under Chairman Congressman John Conyers.

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Make sure you take care of the emotional side of life. You’ve been doing a lot of thinking about things, but it is time to let your feelings do the talking. Calm yourself and experience how you really feel about things around you and then move toward what feels peaceful, calm and joyful. Soul Affirmation: I use my emotions as my guide Lucky Numbers: 7, 40, 45


Hello! Destiny is at the door. Let it in and enjoy the change of pace. You’ll be happy to make a few adjustments for this most welcome guest. Follow through on instincts and hunches. Soul Affirmation: My spirit makes all things new.


You have wonderful ideas about interior decorating. Be ready to accept a great opportunity at work. Money doesn’t matter this week. Don’t make finances more important than they need to be. Soul Affirmation: I appear to others what I know myself to be. Lucky Numbers: 21, 29, 36


Keep all your ducks in a row this week. No mixing work with fun or business with pleasure. Save your affection for the home front and stay focused on the work in front of you on the job. Things are working out perfectly. Soul Affirmation: This week I find joy in the gifts that life has already given me. Lucky Numbers: 11, 18, 54


Lucky Numbers: 8, 41, 50


Let someone else make a few decisions this week. Take a back seat and enjoy the respite from doing all the driving. You’ll enjoy the ride more this week if you just admire the view as it goes by. Soul Affirmation: I enjoy living in my dream. Lucky Numbers: 18, 30, 43

Why not take each perfect moment as it comes? You are struggling to find a solution that time can and will provide. Perform your tasks cheerfully this week and let the future take care of itself. Give yourself the opportunity to enjoy each now moment Soul Affirmation: Worry will only create more worry. I stop all worry. Lucky Numbers: 31, 40, 51



This week is a week to let your diplomatic side work for you. Forcing will get you nowhere. No man or woman is an island. Focus on togetherness even if you are annoyed with people.

Your anxiety about an important issue can now be seen as needless. You don’t have to worry! Have faith that things are working out perfectly and they will! This week especially consider all options before you make decisions.

Soul Affirmation: Charm is my middle name this week.

Soul Affirmation: I am uplifted by the presence of friends.

Lucky Numbers: 6,8,19

Lucky Numbers: 12, 17, 28


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You can be discreet and cut down on some of the envious comments you are attracting. Or you can continue to flaunt it since you’ve got it. Your choice this week! Watch for a pleasant change in a romantic partner’s attitude. Soul Affirmation: The winner is me. I smile for the cameras. Lucky Numbers: 3, 39, 41


Sometimes you imagine that everyone needs to hear your sensible opinions on all matters of significance. And other weeks you know that you are wise and generous enough to listen to others as they share their good ideas. This week is a week for listening. You’ll learn much. Soul Affirmation: I listen with an open heart. Lucky Numbers: 5, 39, 43


You are the center of attention this week and while you’ll be very busy you’ll love every moment. Enjoy your time in the spotlight! You may want to indulge yourself with some emotional theatrics this week. Soul Affirmation: All vibes are good for me this week! Lucky Numbers: 3, 12, 39

VegFest, metro Detroit’s premier vegetarian tastefest and expo, returns to the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi for its annual event on April 29.

Pacelle has played a leading role in transforming the nation’s largest animal protection charity into a dynamic public force and voice for animals. With a special interest in law reform, he has led several successful ballot initiatives that outlawed cockfighting, factory farming cruelties, bear baiting, negligent puppy mill operations and a host of other inhumane practices. Pacelle also authored the best-selling book, “The Bond: Our Kinship with Animals, Our Call to Defend Them.” He speaks at noon. NBA champ and TV personality John Salley returns to VegFest, having drawn record-breaking crowds to the event the past three years. Salley helped lead the Detroit Pistons, Chicago Bulls and L.A. Lakers to NBA championships before retiring from basketball to host the Emmy-nominated “Best Damn Sports Show Period” and has since appeared in numerous TV shows and films. Salley is vegan – meaning he neither eats nor uses animal products – and he passionately believes that this diet choice improved his game and his life. He speaks at 1 p.m. Also speaking at VegFest are Dr. Richard Oppenlander, sustainability activist and author of the acclaimed book “Comfort-

DNR seeks volunteer ORV safety education instructors The Department of Natural Resources is seeking qualified applicants to become volunteer offroad vehicle (ORV) safety education instructors. Instructors must attend a three-day ORV Instructor Academy where they will be taught policy and procedure, classroom management and teaching concepts. Applicants are also exposed to basic hands-on operational skills on off-highway motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles, utility-terrain vehicles and winching and recovery equipment. The Academy is free of charge, with attendance mandatory for all new successful instructor applicants. Existing instructors are also encouraged

to attend. The first Academy is scheduled for June 1-3; the second Academy will run June 8-10 — Friday from 1 to 9 p.m., Saturday and Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Academies will be held at the DNR’s Ralph A. MacMullan Conference Center in northern Roscommon County. Those who are interested may begin the process by requesting an application from the DNR’s Marketing and Outreach Division at (517) 3353418. Questions pertaining to the ORV safety education program should be directed to Cpl. John Morey at (989) 619-3784.


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Anybody may occasionally have a week when their energy feels low. Your natural good health will see you through a possible down time if you just go with the flow and let yourself relax. Rest if you have the chance and you’ll feel like your wonderful self in no time flat. Soul Affirmation: I calm my emotions by forgetting about the past. Lucky Numbers: 12, 41, 45

Vegfest announced Presented by VegMichigan, VegFest features notable local and national speakers, including Wayne Pacelle, president of the Humane Society of the United States; NBA champ John Salley, back by popular demand; author and sustainability activist Dr. Richard Oppenlander; DMC preventive cardiology and wellness director Joel Kahn M.D. and others on the health, environmental and ethical benefits of a plant-based diet. In response to a recordbreaking crowd of nearly 4000 last year, VegFest has expanded its main hall space at Suburban Collection Showplace. In addition to more than a dozen speakers, panelists and cooking and raw-food demonstrators, the event will feature tasty vegan cuisine from 50 local restaurants and bakeries along with national brand samples, a diverse array of exhibitors, children’s activities, door prizes, literature, cookbooks and more. “More people than ever are trying to eat less meat, whether it’s for health, environment or animal compassion,” said event chair Wendy Jones. “We’ve expanded VegFest this year to accommodate the ever-growing crowds. With more space, more presenters and more food and activities, this will be the best VegFest yet.” As president and CEO of the Humane Society of the United States, keynote speaker Wayne

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ably Unaware,” speaking on global depletion and food responsibility; Joel Kahn M.D., director of preventive cardiology and wellness at Detroit Medical Center Hospitals, addressing our city’s bad reputation for obesity and heart disease; Dr. Kerrie Saunders, author, columnist and health and nutrition expert, speaking on successful weightloss strategies; and Jim Corcoran, co-founder of VegMichigan, Plant Peace Daily, VegFund and Santa Fe Veg, introducing VegMichigan. Jason Wrobel, former Detroi-

ter-turned-“raw chef to the stars,” will present a food demonstration, as will George Vutetakis, executive chef at Garden Fresh Gourmet and author of “Vegetarian Traditions: Favorite Recipes from My Years at the Legendary Inn Season Café,” Jan Kemp, M.Sc., Whole Foods Market health educator and Tina Miller, MS, RD, Meijer dietician. VegFest takes place from 11 am until 5 pm on Sunday, April 29 at Suburban Collection Showplace, located at 46100 Grand River Ave. in Novi. Admission is $10 at the door; $5 for students; free for children under 6 and VegMichigan members. Parking is $5 per vehicle. For memberships, advance discounted tickets and information on sponsorship, exhibiting, volunteering or the day’s schedule, contact VegMichigan toll free at (877) 778-3464 or visit www.vegmichigan. org.


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reside in an isolated world. RecIn the last Small Talk ognize how external factors (i.e., column, we discussed the recession or varying industry regbasics of branding. This ulations) might impact their decicolumn focuses on providsions and their ability and intering tips on how to develop est in conducting business with a successful brand for your you. If you recognize these and business. address them this will strengthen How do you create a customer loyalty. Many businessunique brand? This must es in the recession have lowered begin with the development their prices to address customer of a baseline to understand challenges. As long as they did your strengths/weaknesses not forgo their customer value, as well as opportunities/ this makes a solid impression challenges in the market upon customers who will stick place. It requires an open around long after the recession mindset if you’re branding has passed. your company. 3. Carefully Review All CommuAsk the following quesnication. Is your message consistions: tent in all of your communica• What is the unique value tion? This includes everything with my company offers? from written documents, presen• How do others perceive tations, advertising, your webthis, now? site, brochures and direct mail to email, sales presentations, • Does this perception need to change? • Why would I purchase my company’s phone calls, etc… Every employee must communicate the same brand value at every level of the brand? organization. One employee who isn’t consistent Next, you must evaluate your compawith delivering your value can truly cause harm to ny’s brand to ensure the following comyour image and your bottom line. ponents exist: 4. Develop a Solid Elevator Pitch: Given that an • Vision: Where do I see my company adult’s attention span is 15-30 seconds, do you going? What is my ultimate direction? have a pitch that highlights your brand in that • Positioning statement: How will it be short window? What are the key points you need positioned in the marketplace? to convey about the value you provide (not neces• Value Proposition: What makes my sarily the products and services)? It’s critical that company unique? What service or need your pitch is concise and compelling. The pitch does my company fulfill? objective is simple--to develop a message that • Competitive Advantage: What makes ensures the other person wants to continue the it unique from the competition? Are I dialogue. just- as-good or better than the competi- 5. Present Your Company Passionately. This is tion? your business-your baby, in many ways. There• Leveraged Strengths: Based on an in- fore, it’s personal but you must be able to step ternal assessment, do we really under- outside of the company and honestly ask yourself, stand our strengths and weaknesses? If “Why would I do business with me?” It’s a simple question, but the answer may not be so easy to so, how can I leverage these strengths? • Communication Plan: What and how address. Once you’ve identified the answer, make do I communicate our plan to others? sure you convey this in words as well as in your body language. A sincere passion for the value What is my communication strategy? you provide will go a long way in business. Let’s now focus on sharing key strate6. Take Risks to Meet Customer Needs. In this gies that will help you create and reindynamic, ever-changing market, you need to force your company brand: evolve with the times. Have you or your company 1. Focus on the Needs of Your Target Market: remained stagnant? What worked in the past may Understanding your target market will allow you to not be as effective today. Reviewing and tweaking develop a brand position. As a business owner, your business model as well as your personal skill how confident are you that you truly know what set will be paramount to future success. It’s danyour customers need, want or expect from your gerous to simply stand still and not make changes company? Many business decisions are based nor address changes in the market. We know that on a gut instinct of what you believe customers risk-taking is a scary proposition but it is the key to want and not necessarily because you asked them growth and to maximize your brand value. directly. You must ask existing customers as well Branding is essential and doing this as former and potential customers to ensure their concerns and expectations align with the value right will make the difference between you provide. This will translate into your brand po- success and failure for your organization. sition. You can e-mail Mark S. Lee at mark@ 2. Recognize And Act When Outside Factors Impact Your Brand Perception. Customers do not or go to www.



Small business seminar arms minority business owners with advice for growth Detroit — Lakelia DeLoach works as a registered nurse by day. Evenings and weekends, she’s pursuing her other passion writing greeting cards. DeLoach attended New Detroit’s minority small business seminar last month and learned some good tips to help her company grow. “The seminar was very informative,” said DeLoach, who started her Detroitbased stationery company, Sincerely You, LLC a few years ago. “The networking opportunities were amazing. I met a woman who wanted to partner up with me for a speaking engagement.” More than 30 small business owners participated in Maximizing Small Business Banking Relationships, a two-part seminar sponsored by New Detroit at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago – Detroit Branch. The seminar offered small business owners like DeLoach financial advice to help expand their familiarity with the lending process and strengthen their working relationships with banks and other lending institutions. Richmond Hawkins, seminar organizer and director of the Economic Equity program at New Detroit, stressed the importance of pulling together a support team to keep business owners on track for success. “Attorneys, bankers, accountants and insurance professionals — both business and personal — are people you will need in your corner and who can help contribute to your ongoing success,” said Hawkins, a 40-year banking veteran who spent most of his career as first vice president, Lending Group Manager at Comerica Bank.

The seminar was open to minority businessmen and women working in all types of industries whose companies have annual revenues of $3 million or less and have been in operation for five years or less. New Detroit President & CEO Shirley Stancato said the seminar was structured to meet a need expressed by small business owners from research and surveys New Detroit conducted through members of five minority chambers of commerce. The organizations included the Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce, Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Chaldean Chamber of Commerce, American Arab Chamber of Commerce, and the Booker T. Washington Business Association. More than 100 respondents cited three challenges to growing their business: securing loans, marketing their product or services and identifying networking opportunities with others in the business community. “Navigating the financial arena can be foreign territory for a small business owner who is just starting out,” said Stancato.

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Resurrecting Detroit(ers)

Senior Pastor Jim Holley inspires his congregants to take action children he went on to say, “It takes a whole village to raise a child, but what happens when something is wrong with the village?” He added, “We have a Trayvon Martin in every city…we pray that God will hood them not just with cloth, but with His Holy Spirit.”

By Larry Buford It’s Easter Sunday morning in a city that some say, in certain areas, resembles a European war-torn city of World War II. Abandoned houses and buildings are an eyesore in all directions. But smack dab in the middle of it all, right in the heart of the city, is a haven – a beacon of hope – the Historic Little Rock Missionary Baptist Church where Rev. Dr. Charles “Jim” Holley is pastor. His text for the day, “A Foot Race to the Resurrection,” is not only a testimony of Holley’s belief that the city of Detroit will rise again, but a rousing challenge to the congregation to wake up and respond to the person of Jesus Christ through whom all things are possible. He said, “The miracles Jesus did – turning water into wine, raising Lazarus from the dead, giving sight to the blind – if He did it then, He can do it again.” Little Rock offers a wide range of services and an extensive outreach program inspired by Senior Pastor Holley. The church is following his vision for

Jim Holley the Kingdom Agenda to edify, employ and empower the people spiritually and economically. As a result of Holley’s business acumen, some of the resources as posted on their website include the Little Rock Rehabilitation Center, Considine Little Rock Family Life Center, Country Preacher Foods, and the Detroit Academy of Arts and Science. Says Holley: “The problem with Detroit is we’ve got a whole lot of dead people downtown and elsewhere…the dead are not necessarily in the cemetery, they’re in the city.” Concerning the

Holley, who was honored in 2010 with a Trumpet Award, overcame cancer, a stroke and recent back surgery, is preaching stronger than ever and is an inspiration to those who see the miracles in his own life. On the story of Jesus’ resurrection he says, “The stone was not rolled away for Jesus to get out, but rather for the disciples to get in. Look to Jesus…run to the resurrection. The stone has been removed and the barriers and problems in your lives are nothing when compared to what Jesus had to overcome.” At fever pitch he declares, “The stone has been removed…the rest is up to you…(then repeats several times), ‘You ain’t got no excuse!’” Please visit the church’s website at www. for more information.

George Washington Carver Academy enrolling students George Washington Carver Academy, home of the Golden Tigers National VEX Robotics Middle School Championship Team and the NASA Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Education Partnership, is currently enrolling students in grades K-8 while seats are available. Beat the rush. Join the GWCA family now! Come and register the student members of your family for fall 2012 classes. GWCA is committed to achieving excellence in all students while continuing the tradition of providing high quality instruction, leadership, guidance, and

direction to the students of today who will become the trustees of tomorrow. The school offers: 100 percent highly qualified certified teachers; extended school day and school year; technology; Zangle online system for grading, report cards and attendance; sate-ofthe-art science lab; wireless computer lab; Smart Boards in all classrooms; study island online MEAP preparation program; Scranton reading and math pre and post test; Star diagnostic math pre test and post test; accelerated reader program; Kidspiration/Inspiration writing program; parent

support, including free latchkey (before and after school), parent liaison; and after-school activities. Applications are available in the main office at 14510 Second Ave at Sears in Highland Park from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday- Friday, or call (313) 865-6024. The 2012-2013 school year begins July 9, with full day classes for grades K-8. Classes will be held Monday-Friday with six weeks of concentrated full-day instruction, July 9-Aug. 17, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

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Oak Park School District holding 2012-2013 District-Wide Open House Park Preparatory Academy; grade 9 at their Oak Park High School Freshman Institute (one-toone laptop initiative), and grades 10-12 at Oak Park High School. Additionally, for ages 8-15, they are accepting students at our NOVA Discipline Academy, and for ages 16-19, at Oak Park Alternative Education Center (featuring Hair & Nail Culture, Culinary Arts,

The Oak Park School District is pleased to announce open enrollment for grades K-12 for the 2012-2013 school year. Registration takes place at Oak Park Schools’ Administration Office, 13900 Granzon. They are accepting students in grades K-6 at Key, Einstein and Pepper Elementary Schools. They are accepting students in grades 7-8 at the Oak

Medical Office Assistant, Radio & TV Productions, Building Trades and Computer Repair). Please call 248-336-7708 for more information or visit the website at Early enrollment is encouraged! District–Wide Open House, Thursday, May 5, 3:30 to 6 p.m. Tours available at all schools.

Christian Tabernacle Church of Southfield serves as beacon of light In a world where negativity is widespread, the community of faith still functions to assist families who must sustain during financial difficulty. Christian Tabernacle Church of Southfield, serves as a beacon of light for families struggling to meet some of their basic needs. Christian Tabernacle’s Brotherhood Men’s Ministry and their partners, Gleaners Food Bank, Faygo, Home Depot and Kaplan, provide food for more than 800 people a month with the initiative Families Fed, which is in its seventh month, and the number of families they serve continues to grow.

MEN PACK up boxes of food for families in need. the chance to work with a personal shopper to help them explore donation racks for practically new and gently worn clothing.

Each third Saturday since its inception in October, the men of the church arrive early to package and distribute food boxes for the cars that line up outside the Family Life Center.

Programs like these showcase churches in a positive light. “We’re trying to be a part of the solution for what has happened in this economy. People need help in so many areas, and what we want to do is fill a piece of that void. Providing food and clothing is just a small piece,” said Dr. James L. Morman, pastor.

Not only does CTAB realize many are in need of food, but in just a few weeks, the Legacy Hope Clothing Closet will open to help fill the need for in-season attire for women. With confidential shopping appointments, women will have

“Christian Tabernacle is pushing to be the difference in someone’s life. With a congregation that exceeds 5000 members, they work together to lessen the need in the city and surrounding areas which is great. It is imperative we not take even the small things for granted.” “Give and it will be given to you, a good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.” (Luke 6:38)

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Church of Our Father celebrates 74th anniversary and revival Pastor Bernard Byles cordially invites you to join them in celebrating their 74th Church Anniversary and Revival. This year’s theme is “Lord, Send a Revival and Let It Begin With Me.” The celebration will begin on Sunday, April 22. at 3:30 p.m. with Rev. Dr. Oscar Carter. The three-day revival will commence April 25 at 7 p.m. and continue through April 27. The guest evangelist is Rev. L.K. Curry, pastor emeritus of Emmanuel Baptist Church of Chicago.

Committee: Students, Kettering Cosmetology

The Church of Our Father Missionary Baptist Church Anniversary and Revival celebration will culminate on Sunday, April 29, at 3:30 p.m. with Unity Baptist. Please join the congregation in worship and praise for its 74 years.


Call Cheryl Hughley, 313-933-3309/69, Bridgett Greene, 313-369-2266/79 Proceeds for development of legends in their own times “our children” research and development center, Austell Williams lessons in learning. The event had previously been scheduled for April 28, but has subsequently been changed.

Oak Park school round-up We are pleased to announce the Oak Park School District’s 20122013 Kindergarten RoundUp for Grades K-6 at Einstein Elementary,14001 Northend, Key Elementary, 23400 Jerome, and Pepper Elementary, 24301 Church. We are excited

Two Locations to Service You: Stinson Chapel 16540 Meyers (313) 863-7300 Stinson-Diggs Chapel 1939 S. Fort St. (313) 386-8200

Guest churches: King David, Rev. Sterling Brewer, pastor; New Whitestone, Rev. Willie Campbell, pastor; and new Canaan, Rev. Sylvester Sartin, pastor.

Kettering dinner benefit tribute

Detroit Kettering Alumni Association DKAA Class of 1972 presents a Dinner Benefit Tribute for Pauline Ragland, Uldine Jackson and Austell Williams. Kettering’s own “first” cosmetology teachers. The tribute is being held May 26 at the Dossin Museum on Belle Isle. The affair starts at 5:30 and ends at 10 p.m. There is a cost to attend.

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about our Kindergarten Foreign Language Exposure Program. Kindergarten RoundUp Registration will be held on Thursday, April 26, from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Trinity Deliverance Pre Mother’s Day brunch Apostle Diane Washington and the Trinity Deliverance Church present their annual Pre-Mothers Day Brunch and Fashion Show. This special event will be held on Saturday, May 12, 11 a.m., at the DoubleTree Hotel, 525 W. Lafayette. The theme: “Awakening to God: Mind, Body and Spirit.” Come join us as we honor all of the special mothers in our lives. Our special guest speaker will be the anointed Prophetess Joyce Haddon, High Praise Church. Other activities include a table decorating contest. There is a cost to attend. To reserve tickets, call (313) 415-7076 or (313) 333-7265.

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Edunomics: Read Less,

WHAT’S INSIDE Sampson appointed (A-8) Mariners Inn recently announced the promotion of David Sampson to the position of chief executive officer. He has been with Mariners Inn since 2002 and held several positions.

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Mubarak played religion card (A-2) Ousted Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak portrayed himself as a paradigm of stability in a country he once described as a “powder keg” of sectarian unrest. Yet far from promoting stability, his regime may have actually been the source of much of the religious strife.

Home repair Program (B-1): Rebuilding Together Detroit (RTD) is seeking applications from low-income homeowners in Southwest Detroit who are in need of minor home repair assistance.

Academic excellence honored (C-1): The Final Five Elite High School Football Players were recently lauded for their Athletic and Scholastic Excellence at the 20th Annual Franklin D. Watkins Awards held at the Omni Hotel in Los Angeles.

New tax credits (C-6): A new 25 percent state Small Business Investment Tax Credit, designed to encourage investments in start-up and early-stage Michigan technology companies, is aiming to help Michigan entrepreneurs secure capital and reduce risks associated with a new business or novel technology.

The Motortown Revue (D-1): The Motortown Revue, the legendary shows that toured the nation by bus for almost the entirety of the ’60s, is recalled by someone who never missed a revue and, like so many other Motown fans, cherishes the memory.


like Detroit where a national reading report card places the city at number 56 out of the 75 largest metropolitan cities in the U.S. surveyed. That means literacy is shamefully low in the city and we are doing little or nothing to change the deplorable situation.

er people can read, but whether they actually do read.

Detroit’s 56th place in the 2010 study is the same spot it occupied in a similar report in 2005. The highest rank the city got was 50th in 2007. Washington, D.C., was rated the most well-read city in the nation and The latest study conducted by following that were Seattle, MinneCentral Connecticut State Universi- apolis, Atlanta, Pittsburgh, San Franty, according to Data Driven Detroit, cisco, St. Paul, Denver, Portland, St. ranks the “culture and resources for Louis, Cincinnati and Boston. reading” and it examines not whethIts is also noteworthy that these cities are among the most admired places in the nation and they have, in fact, become meccas for those seeking greener pastures. When young people are making the exodus from the state, more than likely they are moving to one of the cities menYour abiltioned in this report. ity to get the Bankole Thompson best education These cities are not only a paragon of a reading culture, they also for your child should not be based offer other incentives that we are not on geography, income or ethnicity offering in this city. but, rather, on the simple principle that every child regardless of their There is no possible way we can background should have an empowbank on attracting young families to ering education that equips them for the city if basic amenities like recrea brighter future. Each child should ational centers are not available on a have access to a meaningful educafull scale. tion that would not leave them trailWhen the educational system ing behind in the dust children in does not have the public confidence Japan, India, China and other countries move ahead. The current state of the Detroit Public Schools is a mockery of Brown v Board of Education and it exposes the deep inequities in education. Just because your child is not enrolled in the Detroit Public Schools does not mean you shouldn’t be concerned about the fate of the district before it heads toward implosion.


But that is not the case in places

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Coming Soon White House XChange

Our readers take center stage on national issues Following his series of sit-down interviews with President Obama, and his successful 2010 interview-based book “Obama and Black Loyalty Vol. 1,” editor Bankole Thompson is upping the ante with the start of a new special report “White House XChange” March 30. The report will deal with issues tied to Detroit and Michigan that the Obama administration is tackling. It will introduce readers to issues raised in White House media conference calls. The report will invite our readers to weigh in on the debate about what the Obama administration is doing by having their opinions and views reflected in the report.

Jim Murray

Accelerating the speed of business growth AT&T commits $19 billion to support area business growth By C.L. Price Area businesses sloshing through Michigan’s sluggish economic recovery will soon receive much-needed infrastructure support, thanks to global communications leader AT&T’s network improvement plans announced last week. The improvements — to expand backhaul, enable 4G speeds, increase mobile broadband capacity and upgrade hundreds of cell sites — are predicted to accelerate the pace of area business growth. Why invest now?

Gov. Snyder keynotes Pancakes & Politics

“We feel very confident about Detroit’s economic recovery,” stated Jim

Gov. Rick Snyder kicked off the Michigan Chronicle’s Pancakes & Politics season at the Detroit Athletic Club on March Murray, president of AT&T Michigan. 3 with a candid conversation built around reinventing Michigan. At left, Snyder chats with Curtis Ivery, Wayne County “As a consequence, we’re committed to making sizeable investments in this Community College Chancellor, Betty Brooks, community leader, and Shaun Wilson, Vice President, Director of Client and Community Relations, PNC Bank, and Ric DeVore, Regional President, PNC Bank. See page C-7 for photo highSee AT&T page A-4 lights.

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Wayne County Community College District (WCCCD) is the largest urban community college in Michigan, with record enrollment numbers for the spring 2011 semester. Nearly 32,000 students registered for credit classes at all five of the District locations and online. Additionally, the District expects more than 40,000 non-credit students to register as well for a total of nearly 72,000 served in all programs. WCCCD, the multi-campus district serving 32 communities in Southeast Michigan, has seen exponential growth as degree and certificate programs have been expanded, infrastructure improved, and

investments in students, services and technologies increased. “In this economy, post secondary education and training is the ticket to competing in today’s changing workforce. Access to higher education-especially community colleges--is critical,” said Dr. Curtis Ivery, chancellor. “WCCCD is an integral economic and social catalyst to the health and welfare of this region and state.” A recent economic impact study reported that WCCCD’s students generate more than $122 million in taxable income annually to the region and state. Every dollar that is invested in WCCCD returns

$22.80 in benefits to all Michigan residents. Having been recognized as one of the fastest growing community colleges in the nation and the largest urban community college in Michigan, WCCCD was forced to cap enrollment during the spring 2010 semester. This year, under the direction of Dr. Ivery, WCCCD lifted the enrollment cap to make certain that no student was turned away in spite of WCCCD’s funding challenges. WCCCD gives students the opportunity to train in emerging technology and high demand fields, allowing them to become competent professionals helping to position the

state for vibrant growth and a strong economic future. Community colleges across the nation face difficult decisions in a climate of limited resources. The commitment of WCCCD in assuring that the doors to educational opportunities remain open is a direct result of the determination of faculty, staff and administrators. “Our students and all those we serve need us to work as hard as we can for them. If we can’t be the difference between success and a future of limited options, we are not living up to the mission and vision of this institution,” said Dr. Ivery.

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Michigan Chronicle Previews Praise Connect

During a breakfast at the Detroit Athletic Club on Thursday, April 12, Hiram E. Jackson, CEO, Real Times Media, and interim publisher of the Michigan Chronicle, previewed the long anticipated addition of Praise Connect Detroit to the Michigan Chronicle to an enthusiastic roomful of local clergy and other guests.

Praise Connect Detroit is a section in the Michigan Chronicle and an interactive website that is committed to serving as a vehicle to share enlightening stories and news from a faith-based perspective.

The local clergy that attended the breakfast had an opportunity to share

their thoughts, concerns and ideas for the website and the paper.

This breakfast was the first of many open forums that the Michigan Chronicle will be conducting with members of Detroit’s faith-based community. “This is a very big deal,” said Jackson. “The Black church and the Black

press have a binding relationships that goes back 185 years. That relationship deserves to be acknowledged and respected in a significant way. That’s what we are doing with Praise Connect and that is why we will continue to host these breakfasts around the city because we want to do it right.”

PRAISE CONNECT BREAKFAST clergy and attendees.

BISHOP ALLYSON ABRAMS, Zion Progress Baptist NATHANIEL BISHOP, Greater Detroit Baptist Asso- BISHOP CORLETTA VAUGHN, Holy Ghost CatheChurch. dral. ciation.

PASTOR E.L. BRANCH, Third New Hope Baptist PASTOR HORACE SHEFFIELD, New Destiny Bap- REV. JIM HOLLEY, Historic Little Rock Baptist Church.. tist Church. Church.

BISHOP EDGAR L. VANN II, Pastor E.L. Branch, and Pastor Horace Sheffield.

HIRAM E. JACKSON, Michigan Chronicle interim publisher.

PASTOR SAMUEL SPRUILL, Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church.

REV. MAURICE RUDDS, Rev. Sandra Gordon and Pastor Ricardo Bartlett.

PASTOR E.L. BRANCH and Bishop Edgar L. Vann II.

REV. WENDELL ANTHONY, Pastor Darryl Redmond and Bishop Edgar L. Vann II.


Shaq, Castro, Granderson, Summitt . . . It is what it is, freedom or freedom of speech is just a mission statement or idea tossed out when it serves an agenda. Of course I understand that we cannot go out in the world and direct personal criticism at an individual — Miami Marlins first-year manager Ozzie Guillen did not do that. I do understand he is a loose cannon. So when he recently came out and told a reporter he admires Fidel Castro because he is a survivor, I was not surprised. However, his comments set off protests in the middle of the community where the Marlins have built their new stadium and among fans they want to woo. For his non-thoughtful retort he was suspended five games by the Marlins after a protest involving about 200 people. Sure, Castro is a bullheaded dictator. I do not believe anyone should rule any country for 50 years. It is insane to think only one person in 50years is smart enough to uplift Cuba or bring it into the technology age. On the other hand, the large Cuban-American community should remember why they left Cuba. They left because of individual suppression, the lack of free speech and the exchanges of differing ideas and opinions, the same things they By Leland Stein III now want Guillen fired for.

In the Game

THE FEMALE John Wooden of women’s college basketball, Pat Summitt, coached Tennessee for 38 years, recently retired. Her retirement from the game she loves was a direct result of her being diagnosed last year with early-onset Alzheimer’s. The disease simply won’t allow Summitt to perform her duties in the manner she has grown accustomed. The White House announced Summitt will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor. President Barack Obama says Summitt is an inspiration as the coach who has won more games than anyone else in NCAA college basketball history and for her willingness to “speak so openly and courageously about her battle with Alzheimer’s.” WELL, I KNEW it was bound to happen, Shaquille O’Neal, who I’ve known personally for about 15 years, is a fun loving, jovial big, big man, but he has a tendency to put his foot in his mouth. “Inside the NBA” host Ernie Johnson recently asked Shaq directly if he had ever tanked a game to try to get a better playoff position. Shaq immediately said no. But then he went on to say that he had coaches and GM’s who tell him to take games off so they could drop in the standings to avoid Utah in the standings, because they didn’t want to face them in the first round. With Shaq concluding his first year as co-analyst on “Inside the NBA” with Charles Barkley and Kenny Smith, I knew it would not be long before he had to try to be as outrageous as Barkley. They are now the say anything that comes to one’s head duo. I’ve known and watched former Lakers star player and GM Jerry West while Shaq was there and there is was no way West or former coach Phil Jackson would ask any player to be less than they are. I do not believe Shaq’s diarrhea of the mouth for a second. His words is the complete opposite of West or Jackson’s DNA. What we have here is reality TV and shock journalism seems to now be everywhere. FORMER Detroit Tigers outfielder Curtis Granderson is one of my alltime favorite Tigers. I was very disappointed when the Tigers unceremoniously let him go to the New York Yankees in 2009. Sure, Tigers centerfielder Austin Jackson has done all he can to replace him, and the memory of the personable Granderson was starting to dissipate somewhat with his loyal Detroit following. However, Granderson got my baseball juices going again recently when he stole the early season spotlight by belting three home runs and going 5-for-5 with four RBIs in a Yankees 7-6 victory over the Minnesota Twins. Just think, if Granderson, who blasted 41 home runs last year, was in the order with Miguel Cabrera and Prince Fielder. Well, I’m allowed to dream! No matter, I’ll always keep my eyes of Grandy while wishing and hoping that he continue to uplift his status as one of the best players in Mayor League Baseball. Leland Stein can be reached at and Twitter at LelandSteinIII.

April 25-May 1, 2012

Jones shows possibilities of opportunity, guidance Former Highland Park star completes stellar career at MSU

By Leland Stein III

The Anthony Jones Jr. story is yet another in urban America where a young African-American male burst through adversity with the strong guidance of mother and other immediate family. “Anthony’s father was murdered in a robbery just before he was born, so he never got to meet him,” explained Anthony Jr.’s mother, Temeko Manica. “I was looking, searching for something to get his attention. I was coaching at Highland Park and one day Anthony Jr. and I walked by the wrestling room and coach Leonard Logan stopped us and asked us to come on in, Anthony was only 7 at the time. “We were not really into wrestling so I was like, ‘Well okay, but . . .’ Logan told us to give him two weeks of effort, and, those two weeks have turned into high school and college wrestling. “Based on our humble beginnings Anthony has exceeded beyond my hopes for expectations. With a giant void left in his life with the loss of his father, those wrestling coaches (Logan, Glen and James Pollard II), starting in the AAU, helped me instill valued morals, discipline and a solid work ethic in him.” Said Anthony in a phone interview from Sofia, Bulgaria: “I was kind of tricked into wrestling, but once I got into it fell in love with the sport. It gave me a clear direction and identity. I liked that. I was a skinny kid and over the years my body changed and I was like, ‘cool.’” The former Highland Park star was named Michigan State University’s Outstanding Wrestler and shared the Collins-Mikles Leadership Award for the 2011-12 grappling campaign at its recent awards banquet. The award was an affirmation of Temeko and Anthony’s declaration about his early foundation and its impact on his future direction. As a senior at 157 pounds, he recently concluded his most consistent season for the Spartans, earning a No. 10 seed in the NCAA Championships after finishing fourth at the Big Ten Championships. Jones finished with a 22-10 record and went 1-2 at the NCAA Championships. MSU coach Tom Minkel said Anthony got a very unfavorable draw in the NCAA Nationals. “He ran into some guys that couple of the best guys in the class and lost to both of them,” recalled. “Both were very close es.”

were a weight Minkel match-

Anthony started off his 2012 NCAAs with a 5-2 win over Albert White of Oklahoma State before falling to familiar foe Dylan Alton of Penn State, 2-1, with riding time being the deciding point. “Anthony was one of our quieter wrestlers, but at the same time he is a part of the leadership on this team,”

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Anthony Jones Jr. – MSU photo Minkel said. “He leads by example and he is just a quality young man. For him to get back to the NCAAs and wrestle as well as he did is a real credit to him and his family. We were happy to have him there and he certainly gave everything that he had.” By all accounts the Big Ten is the toughest wrestling conference in the county. But Jones went to East Lansing and made his mark, improving every year. He became a two-time NCAA qualifier (2009, 2010). Jones went 4-1 in the 2010 Big Ten Championships to place third and posted a 3-2 record at the NCAA Championships and was one win shy of earning All-America honors. After sitting out the 2010-11 season because of injury, Jones came back his senior year (2011-12) and put together his best college season. “As a freshman you dream of becoming a national champion,” Anthony said. “But as I grew and I realized that as a competitor if I left nothing on the mat, I could feel good about my effort and career. I got an education out of it, incredible experiences, lifelong friends, and I’m a better person.” The fact of the matter is the former Highland Park Polar Bear, Anthony, is in a sport that is dominated by White athletes, mainly because in urban cities throughout America, there are large African-American student populations, but most do not have wrestling programs.

“That is one of the things I just do not understand about urban American cities and their schools,” Anthony said. “If the Detroit Public School League (PSL) added wrestling to its sports programs, it would change the face of the sport in the state. It would take a lot of kids off the streets and put them in an environment that is physical, but it would channel that energy into a positive direction, and, maybe even an opportunity to go to ollege.” Anthony and the Highland Park program are a prime example of the possibilities for many youth if given the opportunity. The Polar Bears have sent many youths to college and is one of the most renowned inner city programs in the country. Anthony, coached by Washington at Highland Park High, won the 2007 Michigan Division 3 state title at 145 pounds with a perfect 47-0 record. “HP is where I learned my craft and where my desire to be the best I can be really kicked in,” Anthony said. Anthony is presently in Sofia helping train his college coach for the 2012 Olympic Games in London. “After this experience I plan to get my master’s and coach. I graduate in May in Human Resources, but I still want to give the Olympics a shot in 2016,” he said.

Mayhew hope to get value in 2012 draft

The 2012 NFL Draft is set for April 26-28. Round 1 commences on the 26th, rounds 2-3 the 27th and rounds 4-7 on the 28th. The NFL Drat has evolved into a media and social network frenzy. Teams even host special viewings of the draft. Martin Mayhew, Detroit Lions executive VP of Football Operations and general manager, is a softspoken guy and generally does not talk to the media during the season, so it was a special occasion when he gave the press a personal preview of the upcoming draft. Mayhew told all that they have been meetings constantly, enduring the process, and that the front office has done a great job evaluating players and they have a good feel for those guys. “We’re looking forward to this draft, we’re ready to roll,” he said. “It’s been a good process and I think our coaches and our scouts have done a great job of being prepared.” On the importance of not commenting on specific draft eligible players, he said: “I think at 23, especially, it’s really important to be cognizant of being careful about who you’re talking about and how you’re talking about them. We’ve been through this before. I’ve been through this process before where you have your heart set on one guy and then somebody’s gone because somebody moved up in front of you and took that guy. “It’s going to be a very different process at No. 23, so we’re going to be careful with that.” On whether the draft is deep enough in certain areas: “I think in terms of the depth at different positions, it’s going to be fine. I think the difference is at two, there’s not many ways people can get in front of you to take guys who you like. So you can stand here and say how much you like (Ndamukong) Suh and what a great guy he is and all of that. I think when you start talking about get-

Martin Mayhew. – Andre Smith photo ting down in the 20s and you have a limited number of prospects who you really have a great feel for that fit your organization in a great way, you don’t want to pump anybody up or knock anybody down.” Mayhew said the trade opportunities drafting in the 23rd spot is very different that drafting in the No. 2 position. He noted that there is probably between four and seven guys that his drafting team really feels very comfortable with that are great fits for the Lions. He also noted that he has been getting very little trade talk about their 23rd pick in particular. He was also asked about the marijuana issues with s number of players around the league is a problem. “It’s just each individual situation,” he said. “If you go back to our draft process last year, it wasn’t much removed from our draft process in 2009 and 2010, and we didn’t have those problems in that area in those draft classes. “We’re going to look at each individ-

ual situation. We did a lot of homework on those guys last year. We’re doing as much homework or more this year, but I think every individual situation has to be evaluated that way.” Mayhew in the past had targeted a particular need, but in most cases went for the best player available. “It’s the best player for us,” Mayhew said. “If a player fits us the best, that’s the guy who we’re looking to take. I think to a certain degree, as you improve your talent level in certain positions, then you improve your depth in certain positions. It obviously will lead you to try to extend your roster. We’re still going to take the best player, we’re not going to reach. It’s about not reaching for a particular position. If we have a need or something that we perceive as a need, not going past five or six good players to get to a guy that plays that particular position.” The Lions are in a drafting position they have not in a decade and it presents an entirely new challenge.

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In the Pink Signature Pink Ball event raises funds to fight cancer The Links, Inc. Greater Wayne County Chapter signature Pink Ball will bring together some of Detroit’s top executives, who gather together to raise funds to fight breast and cervical cancer annually. The event, which represents a veritable Who’s Who of Detroit, raised more than $75,000 in 2010 for the Karmanos Cancer Institute’s breast and cervical cancer prevention programs, in addition to other Links initiatives. The gift filled a programming gap realized by a shortfall in government funding and provided 350 women the opportunity to receive vital testing related to breast and cervical cancer. Lives were saved and paths of reconstruction developed through this effort. The event, a part of the “Healthy Women – Empowered Communities Initiative,” stems from Links membership commitment to address the rising health crisis among African American women,

who face the highest rates of cancer, diabetes, heart disease and stress. “We want to raise awareness and support for effective disease prevention strategies that African American women in Detroit can learn and use for themselves,” according to a Links spokesperson. Administered by the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, the program provides breast screening, follow-up and treatment at no cost to uninsured women between the ages of 40 and 64 living in the Detroit metropolitan region. Since its inception, the program has provided nearly 60,000 free screenings and potentially curative breast cancer treatment to nearly 700 women. Unfortunately, every year, the need for screenings exceeds the amount of funding provided by the State of Michigan. Additional support is needed from the community. This year, the Greater Wayne County Chapter of the Links, Inc. has com-

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A young woman came into our office recently and expressed feelings regarding her inability to progress in her life. She stated that she felt as if she has been missing opportunities to take advantage of being successful. In many situations she stated that she would make preparations to complete important tasks but something prevented her from following through. The young lady recognized that her behavior was making her friends uncomfortable. As she was driving recently she pulled over to the side of the road because she felt nervous with the traffic on the highway. Also, this lady is having problems with her employment because her position requires her to engage with the public. She is becoming fearful and unable to feel comfortable. Now she is experiencing increased anxiety and fear in every aspect of her life. Her issues of anxiety and fear continues to prevent her from having a successful life. Most people begin feeling overwhelmed and unable to control the rapid breathing and increase in heartbeat so they believe they are having a heart attack. Their thoughts are causing difficulty in their decision making and they become unable to associate outside of their own homes. In many situations the person has difficulty walking in their neighborhood.

Arthur Nowlin LMSW, CAADC and Dr. Kim LoganNowlin. routine, which is taking a risk for improving behavior. Before consideration of medication, you can try a few steps to help address your fear.

Fifth, talk to someone about your feelings and try to understand what is happening to you and how to develop positive coping skills.

First, when feeling overwhelmed and fearful, take a time out. It is better to find something to do such as sitting down in your favorite chair sipping on a soothing beverage. Also consider taking a hot shower or bath to help you relax.

According to Medicine Net, anxiety is a common thing in the U.S. and more than 60 million people will suffer from it at a certain point of their lives and more than three million people will have panic disorders in the course of their lifetime. Over four million people experience general anxiety each year. Panic attacks begin in the teenage years of 15 through 19. Talking to a therapist can help you address anxiety and fear and allow you to improve your quality of life. Take the risk and change the behavior.

Second, don’t allow mistakes to make you uncomfortable. No one is perfect and it is okay if you need to make different, better decisions. Third, visualize a peaceful place and imagine being where you will not have to worry about unhealthy thoughts and allow yourself to put things into perspective.

When someone has determined that they are experiencing anxiety and fear they should search for help. Some of the treatment possibilities begin with changing your

Fourth, face your anxiety and fear. Don’t try to disallow your feelings but; recognize those feelings and begin your strategy to avoid a crisis.

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A more excellent way: ‘Notice’ By Camille D. Jamerson At the recently held Real Times Media Women of Excellence event, I sat in the ballroom of the Westin and glanced around the room. I was immediately humbled. I was in the company of incredible women who were CEO’s, directors, attorneys, news anchors and even shared a table with the renowned Teola Hunter, a distinguished Michigan public servant. These women were being honored and I was being honored alongside of them. Can you say astonished?

so people that you don’t know like my adviser Stephania Love, and women of the Junior League of Birmingham are the true women of excellence because they thought it not robbery to have me stand on their back so that I would be seen. I sat in that ballroom and realized that so many could be in my spot; truthfully, so many women deserved to be. However, it was a simple act of acknowledgement that allowed me to have a moment in the spotlight. The “noticers” showed me, what I hope to show you: the importance of noticing one another. Let’s honor each other in our homes, churches, workplaces and communities by paying attention to and acknowledgJamerson ing excellence. Your simple act of kindness, be it a call, text, e-mail, announcement, letter, award or card, could be the catalyst that catapults another into the spotlight.

What makes a woman excellent? What causes her, her work or her causes to be distinguished with such a tribute? For starters, I Camille D. contend that each of these women have discovered how to take what they do and perform it in a more excellent way. I am almost certain that if you delve into the lives of each of these If you sow that type of tribute, it will women you will find that they have gone not be long before you too will reap a the extra mile. harvest of honor. You may discover that they had to use innovation or creativity to solve a problem, realize a profit or neutralize chaos. I stand as a witness that they’ve had to be courageous when they were uncertain and tenacious when they would have rather cried. They are mothers, April is National Minority Health wives, sisters, church members, aunts, Month. The National Kidney Foundation girlfriends and employees just like most of Michigan (NKFM) is recognizing Miother African American women. So, nority Health Month by educating comwhat makes these women stand out as munities on how to manage and prevent excellent? What really makes them any diabetes, which is disproportionately different from many of you that are read- higher in many racial minorities. ing this article? Nothing, much. Except, Diabetes is the leading cause of kidney that someone noticed. failure, causing over 40% of all cases, alIn the best selling book “The Notic- though kidney failure can be prevented er,” author Andy Andrews explores the or delayed with proper control and manpower of someone offering perspective. agement of diabetes. Nearly 26 million To be a “noticer” means that you see Americans have diabetes — 8.3 percent and point out the good, the valuable and of the U.S. population. Compared to nonthe excellent that gets buried under the Hispanic Whites, the risk of diagnosed inertia of everyday life. What someone diabetes is: views as “just doing their job” or ordinary can be viewed by you as an experi- • 18% higher among Asian Americans. ence that changed your life or gave you • 66% higher among Hispanics/Latinos. a new outlook on an issue. “The impor- • 77% higher among non-Hispanic tant thing is that by noticing those who Blacks. have made a difference for you, you not Type 2 diabetes is the most common only acknowledge their contribution, type, accounting for 90 to 95 percent of but you may gain a new perspective on all diagnosed cases of diabetes in adults. your own life.” — Andy Andrews, The In addition to many racial minorities, Noticer Project. others who face a higher risk of developI am still in awe of the incredible honor ing type 2 diabetes are older individuals bestowed upon me and my work with and those with a family history. human trafficking and am elated to have For more information about managing been recognized. I pause to thank the and preventing diabetes, learn about the sponsors of this event and organization National Diabetes Education Program to which I sow my time. But paramount (NDEP) at You can also to all of them are the people who noticed acquire information from the NKFM by me and even those that nominated me, calling (800) 482-1455.

NKFM educated at-risk communities during Minority Health Month

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The Friends of the Plymouth, Canton, Northville and Novi Public Libraries will be holding its annual book and author luncheon on Tuesday, May 29, at Fox Hills Country Club at noon. The speaker will be Kevin Boyle, who authored “Arc of Justice: A Saga Of Race, Civil Rights and Murder in the Jazz Age.” The book was a finalist for both the Pulitzer Prize and the Natioinal Book Critics Award and is set in Detroit. It is also

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‘The Everyday Legal Issues Seminar’ The Detroit Public Library’s Social Science, Education & Religion Department will present “The Everyday Legal Issues Seminar” on Saturday, April 28, at the Main Library’s Friends Auditorium, 5201 Woodward

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Reflections By Steve Holsey

New level of absurdity Two of the biggest, most shameless publicity grabbers in the history of show business are Kanye West and Kim Kardashian. The media makes a bad situation worse by feeding into their foolishness, though it is probably is giving the public what it wants — and how pathetic is Kanye West and Kim Kardashian. that! What could be more absurd than these two getting together? (You might have to think about it for a few minutes.) If dating West has a negative effect on the ratings of the Kardashian reality show, you can be sure that some changes will be made. After all, this the same woman whose last marriage ended in less than three months. And let’s not forget her explicit sex tape with Brandy’s brother, Ray J., another short-lived relationship. But then again, maybe Kim and Kanye are in love. Yeah, right — in love with publicity and controversy. This relationship will last for as long as it is mutually beneficial. SPEAKING OF relationships, we wish Janet Jackson the best on her upcoming marriage (this summer) to Wissam Al Mana, a businessman from Qatar, reportedly a successful one. (Until now I had never heard of Qatar. It’s a country in the Middle East, next to Saudi Arabia.)

Wissam Al Mana and Janet

Hopefully Jackson. there will be a prenup. And it said that Janet will have brother Michael’s kids living with her and the new husband.

There is something uncomfortable about all this. For one thing, Middle Eastern men tend to be sexist. But maybe Al Mana is not. And it is interesting to note that people in the Jackson family almost never marry or go with African Americans.

Maxwell tion campaign.

MAXWELL is embarking on what may be the world’s shortest “concert tour.” He will doing six days of shows, two in Los Angeles, two in Atlanta and two in Newark. Before and after some of the shows he will be selling merchandise, proceeds from which will go to Barack Obama’s re-elec-

Sherri Shepherd’s big mistake on “Dancing With The Stars,” the one that got her voted off the show, was getting up on the table in front of judge Len Goodman, shaking her (very large) you-know-whats in his face. She’s a sweet person with a glowing personality, and a good dancer, but that was a no- Sherri Shepherd no that looked trashy. She just got carried away. By the way, Sherri Shepherd looks like she could be one of the Clark Sisters. Beyoncé Knowles wrote a letter to Michelle Obama, telling her that, among other things, the First Lady is “the ultimate example of a truly strong African American woman.” Mrs. Obama was, of course, very flattered and quickly responded. Congrats to Keith Sweat. He is celebrating the fifth anniversary of his syndicated radio show, “The Sweat Hotel.” It is syndicated by Premiere Network. Johnny Mathis fans are looking forward to June 7 because on that date the legendary star/icon will be performing at the Motor City Sound Board. One of the most excited is Evelyn Browne, the former Detroiter who now lives in Arizona. She was president of the Metro-Detroit Mathis Connection fan organization. Nicki Minaj will introduce her new perfume this fall. BETCHA DIDN’T KNOW…that in the 1950s there was a male vocal group (from Columbus, Ohio) called “the Supremes.” MEMORIES: “(I’m Going By) The Stars in Your Eyes” (the Dramatics), “Boogie On Reggae Woman” (Stevie Wonder), “I’m That Type of Guy” (LL Cool J), “The Best of Me” (Kiara), “I Like It” (DeBarge), “Don’t Let It Go to Your Head” (Jean Carn), “A Woman, a Lover, a Friend” (Jackie Wilson), “Don’t Play That

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The Black music connection and more By Steve Holsey Dick Clark, the television icon who made his transition last week, once said, “Music is the soundtrack of your life.” That is as true as the importance of Dick Clark to the history of rock and roll and, by extension, rhythm and blues. The impact of “American Bandstand” would be impossible to overstate. Without “American Bandstand,” which Dick Clark said he thought of as his fourth child, there would have been no “Soul Train,” not to mention the hundreds of dance-andentertainment shows that emerged in the 1950s, 1960s and beyond. Back in the day they were called “dance party” shows, and Detroit had several, including “Swingin’ Time,” “The Real Side,” “Club 1270” and “The Scene.” NONE OTHER than Don Cornelius, creator and host of “Soul Train,” acknowledged that “American Bandstand” is where it all began, and that Dick Clark “did it first.” Cornelius, of course, added a “soul dimension” to the genre, with “Soul Train” becoming as iconic as “American Bandstand.” How ironic that Clark and Cornelius would pass in the same year. In a sense it’s like the end of an era, but an era with an impact that reverberates today and will continue to do so into infinity. And, of course, “New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” won’t seem the same without Dick Clark, who began hosting the show of his creation in 1974. (One show of many.) However, in recent years it had been painful to watch and hear Clark, a stroke victim, as he continued to make his midnight cameo appearance to ring in the new year in Times Square. BUT GETTING back to Dick Clark and “the Bandstand,” there are thousands of anecdotes and lengthy stories about the venerable host and business tycoon who admitted to being a workaholic who wouldn’t have it any other way. One of those stories involves the Dick Clark Caravan of Stars, a bus tour that traveled extensively, featuring

perhaps as many as ten acts. (Clark never traveled by limo or plane; he rode the bus with the artists.) That was in the 1960s when racism was far more blatant than it is today, all the more so in the South. On one occasion in a southern city, Clark attempted to check all of the acts into a hotel and was told firmly that he and the White acts could stay there but not the Blacks. Well,



wasn’t having that. He informed hotel management, with equal firmness, that if the Black artists would not be rented rooms, then no one involved with the Caravan, including himself, would be staying there. That hotel lost what would have been a substantial amount of money. CLARK WAS among those who championed Black music, and never hesitated to acknowledge the fact it was

from Black roots that rock and roll developed. To put it more bluntly, there would be no rock and roll — or rock — without rhythm and blues. Fats Domino, a regular “American Bandstand” attraction in the early days, stated, “What they’re calling rock and roll is just rhythm and blues. I’ve been playing it all my life.” While it is true that “Ameri-

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Dick Clark can Bandstand” was a very “White” show in the 1950s and early 1960s, aside from the many Black recording artists who apppeared on it, one has to consider the times. By the mid-1960s things had changed considerably, and there were plenty of Black dancers on the show, many of them regulars. The first Black “super couple” on “American Bandstand” was Famous Hooks and June Strode, still fondly remembered today by “Bandstand” enthusiasts In the “American Bandstand” dance contest in 1966, featuring dancers from all over the country, a brother and sister couple from Detroit, Lester and Leslie Tipton, won first place. (They were regulars on “Swing­ in’ Time.”) IN THE 1970S, a number of popular danc-

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“Soul Train’s” most famous dancer, Damita Jo Freeman, actually left the show completely and subsequently becoming a major attraction on “American Bandstand.” One would be hardpressed to name any popular recording artist from 1957 to 1989 who did not make an appearance, or multiple appearances, on “American Bandstand” — rockers, R&B singers, teen idols, vocal groups,

Reflections Song” (Aretha Franklin), “Spirit of the Boogie” (Kool & the Gang), “Looking For a New Love” (Jody Watley). BLESSINGS to Henry White, Bess White, Leonia Lloyd, Wanda Horton, Louis Cotman, Lydia Nance Adams, JoAnn Burkett and Georgette Jones.

as the Miracles, Gladys Knight & the Pips, the Temptations, Marvin Gaye and the Supremes.

ers from “Soul Train,” including Patricia Davis and Lil’ Joe Chism, began dancing on “American Bandstand” while continuing on “Soul Train.” Don Cornelius was not pleased, but since no one was under contract, the dancers could go where they pleased. And Cornelius had no intention of banning them from “Soul Train” because they were such an important part of the show.

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WORDS OF THE WEEK, from Maya Angelou: “Love life. Give it your all. Life gives back, many times over, what you put into it.”

Let the music play!

(Steve Holsey can be reached at Svh517@aol. com and PO Box 02843, Detroit, MI 48202.)

His personal favorite period, among many, was the disco era of the mid1970s to the early 1980s because people were dancing and just having a good time. It was a fun atmosphere. In fact, Donna Summer, the queen of disco, was the only performer to ever co-host

crossover country acts, pop artists, etc. The guest performers included the Jackson 5, Chubby Checker, Madonna, Frankie Valli, Lionel Richie, Grace Jones, Tony Orlando & Dawn, Prince, Sheena Easton, Aretha Franklin, Steely

Choral Spotlight The Detroit Musicians Association (DMA) extents an invitation to the public to enjoy a Choral Spotlight on Sunday, May 6, at Bushnell Congregational Church, 15000 Southfield Road, starting at 4:30 p.m. There is no charge. The outstanding choirs, singing a variety of songs, are from six area high schools.

Dan, Marvin Gaye, Roy Orbison, the Spinners, Paul Anka, Three Dog Night, Deniece Williams, Barry Manilow, Natalie Cole and on and on it goes, literally numbering into the thousands.

“American Bandstand” with Dick Clark. On a personal level, I grew up watching “American Bandstand.” Dick Clark was one of my favorite people, and meeting him in the early ’80s was a special honor that meant a lot to me. He was very cordial, just as I had expected. Dick Clark was a class act.



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Betty Jean Stamps

She was born Dec. 7, 1940 in Greenwood, Miss., and educated in the Detroit Public Schools. She graduated from Northeastern High School and subsequently had two years of college.

She was an active member of Reconciliation Evangelistic Outreach Center, where she served on the Usher Board, Clothing Ministry, Nursery Ministry, Women of Virute and the Mother’s Board.. She is survived by her children, Rikki Stamps,

Sherry Woodson, Tony Stamps, Michael Stamps, Deanna Stamps, Eric Stamps and Caesar Cooper; 22 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; seven step-great-grandchildren; a brother, John Newell; sisters, Narvell Stevenson and Pauline Newell; and many others. Interment was at Elmwood Cemetery. Arrangements were handled by Swanson Funeral Home.

Rosetta Thomas

Services were held for Rosetta Thomas March 17 at Impact Church with Pastor Keenar R. Knox officiating. Ms. Thomas, 57, died March 11.

She was an active member of Hales Tabernacle Baptist Church and later Impact Church. Mrs. Thomas enjoyed taking her daughter and friends on summer trips, spending time with her family, cooking, reading and attending jazz concerts. She is survived by her daughter, Shannel

Garland; grandchildren, Ja’Sean, KaiMichael and Kalib; siblings, Nathaniel Dye, Charles Seay, Maria Yancey, Kevin Cooley, Karen Johnson, Corey Dye, and Jason Evans; and many others. Interment was at Lincoln Memorial Park Cemetery. Arrangements were handled by Swanson Funeral Home.

Services were held for Melvin Britton on March 12 at New Bethel Baptist Church with Rev. Conderidge Smith officiating. Mr. Britton, 70, died March 4.

She was a member of Mt. Paran Missionary Baptist Church for 52 years and participated in many organizations. She was also active at Allen Chapel A.M.E. Church. She is survived by her daughter, Estella Jacobs; son, Plummer Jacob, Jr.; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; a sister, Lois White; and many others. Arrangements were handled by Lavenia and Summers Home for Funerals.

He was an active member of Hartford Memorial Baptist Church, where he became a deacon in 1980. He loved visiting the sick and shut-in, serving communion and praying with those unable to attend church. He also enjoyed and looked forward to leading the “Hour of Power” service every Wednesday.

friendly, outgoing personality and a beautiful singing voice. He enjoyed singing and listening to others sing. He is survived by his wife, Annie; daughter, Joann; son, Donald; five grandchildren; sisters, Bertha, Shirley and Janice; and many others. Interment was at Elmwood Cemetery. Arrangements were handled by Swanson Funeral Home.

Interment was at Woodlawn Cemetery. Arrangements were handled by Swanson Funeral Home.

Services were held recently for Ruth Spikes. Mrs. Spikes, 80, died March 1.

Mrs. Jarber enjoyed watching movies, playing cards, attending jazz festivals and dancing in her younger days. She is survived by her daughter, Scarlet “Joy”; grandchildren, Chris-

She was married to the late Nesbitt Miles and the late John T. Spikes. She was also predeceased by her sons, Ernest and Robert Miles.

topher, Raishaun and Clee’che; mother, Bessie Reese; brothers, Earl and Mark; sister, Denise; and many others. Interment was at Westlawn Cemetery in Wayne.

Elizabeth Gammage Services were held for Elizabeth Gammage Feb. 26 at Swanson Funeral Home. Mrs. Gammage, 102, died Feb. 19.

Mrs. Spikes was employed at Hutzel Hospital until retirement. She is survived by her grandchildren, Robert, Ernest, Jr., Lisa, Letitia, Aaron and Isaac; 22 greatgrandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren and many others. Interment was at Gethsemane Cemetery.

She married the late Henry Lott at a young age, and later married the late Lumos Gamamge in 1941. The couple subsequently relocated to Detroit. Mrs. Gammage was employed at Deaconess Hospital in the housekeeping department. She later held the position of nurse’s aide until she retired. While she never had any biological children, Mrs. Gammage took on the role of mother to her niece, great nieces and great nephews, greatgreat nieces and great-

Christy Mathews Services were held for Christy Mathews March 3 at Swanson Funeral Home with Elder Chris Holden officiating. Ms. Mathews, 54, died Feb. 25. She was born Jan. 29, 1958 in Newman, Ga., and educated in the Detroit Public Schools. She graduated from Kettering High School in 1976. She was employed at a variety of jobs. Ms. Mathews was an active member of Zion Hope Missionary Baptist Church.

ents, Bennie and Emma Mathews; brothers, Bennie, Jr., Donald, Victor and Spencer Mathews; a sister, Rhodesia Mathews; and many others. Her memory is cherished.

Services were held for Gwendolyn Pattman March 3 at Peace Baptist Church with Rev. David L. Jefferson officiating. Ms. Pattman, 81, died Feb. 28. She was born Jan. 25, 1931, and educated in the Detroit Public Schools. She graduated from Pershing High School. She worked at Children’s Hospital for several years. She subsequently found employment at Harper Hospital as a surgical technician until she retired. Ms. Pattman was an active member of Peace Baptist Church, where she was involved with Usher Board II, Sunday school, Bible class, Missionary Ministry and senior citizens.

She is survived by her sister, Geneva Alexander; two nephews, two nieces, a grand-nephew and many others. Interment was at Detroit Memorial Park East. Arrangements were handled by Swanson Funeral Home.

Services were held for Kevin Montgomery on Feb. 28 at Swanson Funeral Home with Minister Stephen Bell officiating. Mr. Montgomery, 51, died Feb. 20.

She was born Feb. 21, 1909 in Smith County, Miss. and educated in the Mississippi public schools.

She was born Aug. 5, 1921 in Ryan, Ga., and later moved to Detroit.

Interment was at Forest Lawn Cemetery.

Kevin Montgomery

She volunteered at Detroit Receiving Hospital for many years. She was a dedicated housewife and mother. She attending services at Dexter Avenue Baptist Church and Straight Gate Baptist Church.

She is survived by her children, Alicia and Emmanuel; grandchildren, RaKeemah, MaChya,

Kyle, Kyliee and Ashton; eight siblings; and many others.

Gwendolyn Pattman

She was born March 22, 1940 and educated in the Detroit Public Schools.

He is survived by daughter, Felicia; sisters, Jeanette Evans, Rosie Houston, Jetha Barns and Elanor Taylor; brothers, Joseph, Charles, Jack and Ross; and many others.

She also attended several churches, but knowing the church is within and not just a physical building.

Christy Mathews is survived by her daughter, Destinee Mathews; par-

He was born June 23, 1930 and graduated from Northwestern High School in 1948. While in school, he ran track and earned a varsity letter. He also played saxophone in the school band. Mr. Marshall was employed by the U.S. Postal Service for 36 years.

Pamela White

Services were held for Pamela White March 2 at Swanson Funeral Home, with the chapel minister officiating. Ms. White, 52, died Feb. 22.

She was a very supportive mother, continuously encouraging her daughter to stay in school.

Services were held for Sandra Jarber March 3 at Swanson Funeral Home. Mrs. Jarber, 71, died Feb. 24.

Ruth Spikes

She was a loving and caring person who was fondly known as “Grandma” to everyone she met. She loved her community and met no strangers.

Zion Easter and Christmas Hours for 17 years on Channel 6. She also served as a special guest on several other local television programs and on WKZO in Kalamazoo.

Sandra Jarber

He was employed at Ford Motor Company until his retirement.

She was an active member of St. Paul A.M.E. Church where she was part of the Missionary Board.

She also performed as a soloist as well as a radio and recording artist. She was host of the program “Lavenia Sings” for 18 months on WHMB TV and directed the Greater

Mr. Marshall had a

He was born March 18, 1941 in Jackson, Miss., and educated at Sam Brinkley High School and Campbell College.

He was an avid fan of both baseball and of the Los Angeles Lakers.

Mrs. Jacobs owned and operated Jacobs Brothers Funeral Home with her husband, the late Rev. Plummer Jacobs, and her sister-in-law, the late Jessie Key Jacobs. In 1980, she became a licensed funeral director and embalmer and established Lavenia’s Home for Funerals in 1986.

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She was born Aug. 22, 1959 in Detroit and educated at Trombly Adult Education, Wayne County Community College and Marygrove College, from which she received her associate’s degree.

Services were held for Joseph Marshall on Feb. 25 at Hartford Memorial Baptist Church, with Dr. Charles G. Adams officiating. Mr. Marshall, 81, died Feb. 18.

Melvin Britton

Mr. Britton was an active member of First Union Baptist Church, where he participated in several committees and auxiliaries. He later joined New Bethel Baptist Church. There, he was a member of the Laymen’s Ministry on the district, state and national levels, the deacon’s board, choir and served as a Sunday school teacher. He worked tirelessly in those positions until his health prevented him from doing so.

She was born July 9, 1931 in Bloomington, Ind., and attended Crispus Attucks High School. She graduated in 1949. She subsequently earned a certificate of proficiency (private secretary) from Central Business College. She later became an honor graduate of Mid America College of Funeral Service in 1985, where she became a member of Pi Sigma Eta Lambda, Kappa chapter.

Joseph Marshall

She was born March 6, 1955 and attended Mackenzie High School. She subsequently studied accounting at Detroit Business College. After college, Ms. Thomas developed an interest in cooking. She worked in the restaurant business for more than 30 years.

Lavenia Jacobs

Services were held for Lavenia Jacobs on Feb. 25 at Allen Chapel A.M.E. Church in Indianapolis, with Pastor William L. Gary officiating. Mrs. Jacobs, 81, died Feb. 8.

Services were held for Betty Jean Stamps Jan. 30 at New Mt. Hermon Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Richard Woodson, Jr. officiating. Mrs. Stamps, 71, died Jan. 23.

Mrs. Stamps was employed in various occupations over the course of her life. In 2006, she retired from St. Michael’s Nursing Home.


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great-nephews, whom she referred to as her children and grandchildren. She is survived by her niece, Mae Catherine Canty; great nieces and great nephews William and Demetrius Ducksworth, Andrea Canty, Quincella, Diana, Morgan, Tyler and William; a sister, Geneva Ulmer; and many others. Interment was at Shady Grove Cemetery in Taylorsville, Miss.

He was born Aug. 20, 1960 and attended Finney High School. He subsequently obtained a degree in psychology from Wayne State University. Mr. Montgomery was a dedicated worker at several hospitals, including Holy Cross and St. John Macomb. He faithfully worked as a comforter until his illness prevented him from working. He was an active member of both Bethel Apostolic Church and Word of Faith International Christian Center, where he served for seven years in the Comforter

and Prayer Ministry. He is survived by daughter, Krista Montgomery; sister, Lisia Sanders; brother, Roy “Mickey” Glenn; and many others. Interment was at Westlawn Cemetery.

It is in God that we place our lives and loved ones. May He grant us the peace from day to day and mercy to share with His free gift of grace.

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Allen Temple AME

9:30AM & 11AM

4101 Helen Street

(313) 922-7492

Rev. Darren K. Penson

Greater Mt. View Missionary Baptist


4211 Mt. Elliott

(313) 924-2500

Pastor Edward Smith

Baber Memorial AME


15045 Burt Rd.

(313) 255-9895

Rev. Larry L. Simmons

Greater Mt. Zion Baptist


15600 Evanston

(313) 839-9842

Pastor R. A. Hill

Bethel AME


5050 St. Antoine

(313) 831-8810

Rev. David R. Jarrett

Greater New Light Baptist


8641 Linwood

(313) 894-2390

Dr. David W. Roquemore

Bethel AME (Ann Arbor)

7:45AM & 10:45AM

900 John A Woods Dr.

(734) 663-3800

Rev. Joseph Cousin

Greater New Mt. Moriah Baptist

7:45AM & 10:30AM

586 Owen

(313) 871-8025

Rev. Kenneth J. Flowers

Brown Chapel AME (Ypsilanti)

8AM & 11AM

1043 W. Michigan Ave

(734) 482-7050

Pastor Jerry Hatter

Greater Olivet Missionary Baptist Church

10AM & 11:30AM

20201 Southfield

(313) 592-4114

Rev. Clifford L. Jackson, III

Community AME (Ecorse)

9:30AM &11AM

4010 17th Street

(313) 386-4340

Rev. Gilbert Morgan

Greater Shiloh Missionary Baptist


557 Benton St.

(313) 831-6466

Rev. Mark Gray

Ebenezer AME

7:30AM & 10:30AM

5151 W. Chicago

(313) 933-6943

Rev. Byron Moore

Greater Ship of Zion Missionary Baptist


8440 Joy Rd.

(313) 933-7367

Rev. McKinley Graddick, Jr.

Emmanuel Grace AME (formely Grace Chapel AME)


490 Conner Ave.

(313) 821-0181

Pastor Karen Jones Goodson

Greater St. John Baptist


7433 Northfield

(313) 895-7555

Pastor William Mebane II

Greater Quinn AME


13501 Rosa Parks Blvd.

(313) 867-8380

Rev. Daniel J. Reid

Greater Tree of Life Missionary Baptist


1761 Sheridan

(313) 925-1450

Rev. Latham Donald Sr.

Gregg Memorial AME


10120 Plymouth Rd.

(313) 491-1704

Dr. Charles Fontaine Macon

Hartford Memorial Baptist

7:30AM & 11AM

18700 James Couzens

(313) 861-1285

Dr. Charles G. Adams

Mitcham Chapel AME (Royal Oak)


4207 W. 14 Mile Rd.

(248) 356-5292

Rev. Barbara J. Anthony

Historic St. James M.B.C.


19400 Evergreen

(313) 534-3000

Rev. Argustus C. Williams

Mt. Calvary AME


1800 E. Seven Mile Rd.

(313) 892-0042

Rev. Ernest L. Evans

Holy Cross Missionary Baptist

8AM & 11AM

6220 Linwood Ave.

(313) 894-1350

Rev. Lorenzo Edwards, Sr.

New St. James AME


9321 Rosa Parks Blvd

(313) 867-2851

Rev. Minnie Autry

Holy Hope Heritage Church Baptist

8AM & 10:45 AM

18641 Wyoming

(313) 861-5005

Dr. William Revely, Jr

Newman AME (Pontiac)


233 Bagley St.

(248) 332-2800

Rev. Alfred E. Johnson

House of Mercy


5203 St. Aubin

(313) 923-6395

Rev. Robert W. Wright, Jr.

Oak Grove AME

8AM & 11AM

19801 Cherrylawn

(313) 341-8877

Rev. Dr. Robert Brumfield

Imani Missionary Baptist


13641 W. Eight Mile

(313) 341-9556

Rev. J.K. Jackson

Pleasant Valley AME (Belleville)


45620 Victoria Ave.

(313) 461-1303

Rev. Paul Mugala

Israel Baptist

10:45 AM

3748 E. Forest Ave.

(313) 922-2633

Rev. Edward L McCree Jr.

Ruth Chapel AME


5353 Baldwin

(313) 267-9002

Rev. Diane Chappelle

Jamison Temple Missionary Baptist

11 AM

12530 Mack Ave.

(313) 821-5958

Rev. Homer & Evang. Royal Jamison

Saunders Memorial AME


3542 Pennsylvania

(313) 921-8111

Rev. Dwayne A. Gary

Jude Missionary Baptist


9036 Van Dyke

(313) 925-9330

Rev. Sylvester F. Harris, Sr.

Smith Chapel AME (Inkster)


3505 Walnut

(313) 561-2837

Rev. Dr. Cecilia Green-Bar

Kadesh Missionary Baptist

8AM & 11AM

20361 Plymouth Rd.

(313) 534-5382

Rev. Dr. Gregory L. Foster, Sr.

St. Andrew AME

9:30AM & 11AM

12517 Linwood

(313) 868-3156

Rev. Kenneth Boyd

King David M.B.C. of Detroit


18001 Sunset

(313) 891-4160

Pastor Sterling H. Brewer

St. Luke AME


363 LaBelle

(313) 868-7707

Rev. Robert Addison Blake

Leland Missionary Baptist

8AM & 11AM

22420 Fenkell Ave.

(313) 538-7077

Rev. C.A. Poe, Ph.D

St. Luke AME (Roseville)


17805 Oakdale Street

(586) 445-8350

Rev. Betty Middlebrook

Liberty Temple Baptist Church

7:45AM & 10:45AM

17188 Greenfield

(313) 837-6331

Rev. Dr. Steve Bland, Jr.

St. John AME (River Rouge)

10:45 AM

505 Beechwood

(313) 386-2288

Rev. Gerald D. Cardwell

Macedonia Missionary Baptist (Pontiac)

7:30 AM & 10AM

512 Pearsall St.

(248) 335-2298

Rev. Terrance J. Gowdy

St. Matthew AME

11 AM

9746 Petoskey

(313) 894-3633

Rev. Gloria Clark

Mark’s Tabernacle Missionary Baptist


15757 Wyoming

(313) 863-8090

Pastor J. Leonard Jones

St. Paul AME (Detroit)

10 AM

2260 Hunt St.

(313) 567-9643

Rev. Andre L. Spivey

Martin Evans Baptist Church


11025 Gratiot

(313) 526-0328

Rev. Thermon Bradfield, Pastor

St. Paul AME (Southwest)

9:30AM & 11AM

579 S. Rademacher

(313) 843-8090

Rev. Jeffrey Baker

Messiah Baptist


8100 W. Seven Mile Rd.

(313) 864-3337

Pastor Orville K. Littlejohn

St. Peter AME


948 Watling Blvd.

Rev. Kim Howard

Metropolitan Baptist


13110 14th Street

(313) 869-6676

Rev. Dr. Charles Clark, Jr.

St Stephen AME


6000 John E. Hunter Drive

(313) 895-4800

Dr. Michael A. Cousin

Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist


4741-43 Iroquois

(313) 924-6090

Trinty AME


6516 16TH St.

(313) 897-4320

Rev. Dr. Alice Patterson

Mt. Carmel Missionary Baptist


7432 Oakland Ave.

(313) 872-4630

Vernon Chapel AME


18500 Norwood St.

(313) 893-5275

Rev. Larry James Bell

Mt. Nebo Missionary Baptist


8944 Mack Ave

(313) 571-0041

Pastor Henry Crenshaw

Vinson Chapel AME (Clinton Twp.)


22435 Quinn Rd

(586) 792-2130

Rev. Arnita Traylor

Mt. Olive Baptist


9760 Woodward Ave.

(313) 871-5854

Rev. Harold H. Cadwell, Jr.

Visitor’s Chapel AME


4519 Magnolia Street

(313) 898-2510

Rev. Anita McCants

Mt. Pleasant Missionary Baptist

8AM & 10AM

21150 Moross Rd.

(313) 884-6648

Pastor James Minnick

Mt. Valley Missionary Baptist

9:30AM & 11AM

14718 Fenkell

(313) 272-0428

Dr. E. C. Garrison

Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist (Ecorse)

7:30AM & 10:50AM

3936 12th St.

(313) 383-1069

Rev. Damon Pierson

Nazarene Missionary Baptist Church


901 Melbourne

(313) 871-6509

Rev. Oscar A. E. Hayes

(313) 894-5788

Rev. Robert Smith Jr.


Rev. Marvin Youmans

Clinton Chapel AME Zion


3401 23rd Street

(313) 897-5866

Pastor Ronald L. Bailey

New Bethel Baptist

7:30AM & 10:45AM

8430 C. L. Franklin Blvd.

Greater St. Peters AME Zion


4400 Mt. Elliott

(313) 923-3161

Rev. Anthony Johnson

New Bethlehem Baptist

9:15AM & 10:45AM

19018 Hawthorne

(313) 366-1872

Lomax Temple AME Zion

8AM & 11AM

17441 Dequindre

(313) 893-1463

Rev. Brian Relford

New Bethlehem Missionary Baptist


3061 Ewald Circle

(313) 931-0559

Metropolitan AME Zion


17816 Woodward

(313) 869-5150

Rev. George A. Stewart

New Birth Baptist Church

8AM & 11AM

27628 Avondale

(313) 563-1705

Rev. Joseph A. Stephens

St. Paul AME Zion


11359 Dexter

(313) 933-1822

Rev. Eleazar Merriweather

New Calvary Baptist


3975 Concord St.

(313) 923-1600

Dr. Michael C.R. Nabors

St. Peter AME Zion


3056 Yemans

(313) 875-3877

Rev. Michael Nelson

New Faith Baptist Church



(313) 533-0679

Rev. McKinley A. Williams

John Wesley AME Zion (Southfield)

7:30AM & 10:45AM

28001 Evergreen

(248) 358-9307

Rev. Al Hamilton

New Greater Christ Baptist


13031 Charlevoix

(313) 331-2386

Rev. Dr. William O. Thompson

New Greater Oregon St. John


8010 Manor

(313) 931-1850

Rev. Robert L. Sykes

New Heritage Baptist


11226 E. Jefferson Ave.

(313) 837-4912

Rev. Jobe C. Hughley

New Jerusalem Temple Baptist


17330 Fenkell

(313) 836-8970

Rev. Lawrence J. London

New Liberty Baptist Church

8AM & 11AM

2965 Meldrum

(313) 921-0118

Rev. Dr. Maurice Strimage, Jr., Pastor Rev. Billy J. Hales


Rev. Arthur L. Turner

Abundant Life A.O.H. Church of God


437 S. Livernois

(313) 843-4339

Rev. Charles A. Bailey

New Life Community Church (Romulus)


35761 Van Born Rd

(734) 968-0105

Aimwell Apostolic Church


5632 Montclair

(313) 922-3591

Elder H. Seals

New Life MBC of Detroit


8300 Van Dyke

(313) 923-3111

Pastor Edison Ester, Jr.

Apostolic Church of God In Christ


5296 Tireman

(313) 894-2522

Rev. Gilbert Allen

New Light Baptist

10:45 AM

5240 W. Chicago

(313) 931-1111

Rev. Frederick L. Brown, Sr., Pastor

Apostolic Faith Temple


4735 W. Fort Street

(313) 843-3660

Bishop Lambert Gates

New Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist


13100 Woodward Ave.

(313) 869-0190

Rev. Dr. Jerome Kirby

Apostolic Temple


5201 French Rd.

(313) 826-6487

Bishop Derrick C. McKinney

New Mt. Pleasant Baptist


2127 East Canfield

(313) 831-4669

Rev. Willie Smith

Bethel Christian Ministries (Oak Park)


13500 Oak Park Blvd.

(248) 424-5584

Bishop Donald E. Burwell

New Mt. Vernon Baptist


521 Meadowbrook

(313) 331-6146

Rev. Dr. Edward R. Knox

Bethel Church of the Apostolic Faith


3381 Mack Ave.

(313) 579-2765

Elder John M. Lucas

New Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist

10:45 AM

2201 Elmhurst

(313) 868-7240

Rev. Jimmie T. Wafer

Bethlehem Temple


16238 Joy Road

(313) 273-5699

Elder Samuel Hemmingway

New Prospect Missionary Baptist

7:30AM & 11AM

6330 Pembroke

(313) 341-4883

Rev. Dr. Wilma R. Johnson

Bethlehem Temple Church of Detroit

12 Noon

5594 Pennsylvania St.

(313) 923-4860

Pastor Brenda Waller

New Providence Baptist

8AM & 11AM

18211 Plymouth

(313) 837-0818

Rev. Everett N. Jennings

Calvary Apostolic Ministries (Southfield)


18347 W. McNichols

(313) 541-8728

Elder William E. Watson II

New Resurrection Missionary Baptist


7718 W. McNichols

(313) 862-3466

Rev. Arthur Caldwell III

Christ Temple Apostolic Church (Westland)


29124 Eton St.

(734) 326-3833

District Elder Luke A. McClendon

New Salem Baptist


2222 Illinois St.

(313) 833-0640

Rev. Kevin H. Johnson, Pastor

Christ Temple Apostolic Faith Inc.


3907 30th Street

(313) 897-6132

Bishop James Garrett

New St. Mark Baptist

7:30AM & 10AM

24331 W. 8 Mile Rd.

(313) 541-3846

Rev. Larry Smith

Christ Temple, City of Refuge (Inkster)

12 Noon

27741 Carlysle

(313) 278-8282

Elder L. C. Barnes, Jr.

New St. Paul Baptist


2101 Lakewood

(313) 824-2060

Rev. Tolan J. Morgan

Clinton Street Greater Bethlehem Temple

12 Noon

2900 W. Chicago Blvd.

(313) 361-1110

Bishop Shedrick L. Clark, Sr.

New St. Peter’s Missionary Baptist


1600 Pingree

(313) 871-6969

Rev. Walter K. Cheeks

Corinthian Apostolic Faith


19638 Plymouth Rd.

(313) 836-0380

Elder Benjamin S. Hoke, Sr.

Northwest Unity Missionary


8345 Ellsworth

(313) 863-8820

Rev. Dr. Oscar W. King III

Deliverance Temple of Faith Ministries


9600 Woodlawn

(313) 923-3545

Elder Gary R. Gay, Sr.

Oasis of Hope


933 W. Seven Mile Rd.

(313) 891-2645

Pastor Claude Allen May

Faith Reconciliation Tabernacle Center Inc.


16599 Meyers

(313) 345-3849

Pastor Ray Johnson

Overcomers Evangel Missionary Baptist


20045 James Couzens Hwy. (313) 861-9144

Rev. C. Kenneth Dexter

Family Worship Center (Ecorse)

9:30AM & 11AM

4411 Fifth Street

(313) 381-9860

Pastor Tommy L. Lyons

Peace Missionary Baptist


13450 Goddard

(313) 368-2304

Rev. David L. Jefferson, Sr.

First United Church of Jesus Christ


8061 Joy Rd.

(313) 834-8811

Bishop Cleven L. Jones, Sr.

Pilgrim Star Missionary Baptist Church

12 Noon

5619 14th Street

(313) 361-2542

Pastor Billy Hall

Grace Christian Church

11AM & 7PM

16001 W. 7 Mile Rd.

(313) 272-6111

Elder Billy Owens

Pine Grove Baptist


1833 S. Electric

(313) 381-7882

Rev. Debirley Porter

Greater Christ Temple (Ferndale)


210 Hilton Rd.

(248) 414-3700

Presiding Bishop Carl E. Holland

Pleasant Grove MBC

8AM & 10:45AM

13651 Dequindre

(313) 868-8144

Pastor Louis Forsythe II

Greater Grace Temple

7:30AM & 11AM

23500 W. Seven Mile Rd.

(313) 543-6000

Bishop Charles Haywood Ellis III

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


24111 Koths

(313) 295-4472

Suff. Bishop Gary Harper

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

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

Greater Second Ebenezer Apostolic Faith

11:45 AM

14118 Rosa Parks Blvd.

(313) 869-7783

Pastor O.B. Mahone, Jr.

Rosedale Park Baptist


14179 Evergreen

(313) 538-1180

Rev. Haman Cross, Jr.

Holy Temple

11:30 AM

8590 Esper Blvd

(313) 416-2166

Pastor Pamela Dixon

Russell Street Baptist


8700 Chrysler Fwy. Dr.

(313) 875-1615

Rev. Dee M. Coleman

Immanuel House of Prayer


147 E. Grand Blvd.

(313) 567-1871

Bishop Thomas L. Johnson, Sr.

Samaritan Missionary Baptist


8806 Mack Ave.

(313) 571-9797

Rev. Robert E. Starghill, Sr.

Independent Apostolic Assembly

10:30AM & 6:30PM

16111 W. Eight Mile

(313) 838-0456

Bishop Charles C. McRae III

Second Baptist Church of Detroit

8AM & 10:30AM

441 Monroe Street

(313) 961-0920

Rev. Kevin M. Turman

Jesus Christ Apostolic


13341 Gratiot

(313) 371-8611

Pastor M. L. Jennings

Shady Grove Baptist

11 AM

2741 McDougall

(313) 923-1393

Pastor Roger Carson, Jr.

Mt. Sinai House of Prayer

11:30AM & 7PM

6462 Van Dyke

(313) 925-7050

Bishop Samuel Moore

Smyrna Missionary Baptist Church


12728 Grand River

(313) 491-3190

Dr. Charles E. Marshall Sr.

New Greater Bethlehem Temple Community


3763 16th Street

(313) 386-3055

Elder Anthony V. Price

Springhill Missionary Baptist

7:45AM & 11AM

21900 Middlebelt Rd.

(248) 306-5450

Rev. Ronald Garfield Arthur

New Liberty Apostolic Faith


8425 Fenkell Ave.

(313) 342-2423

Bishop G.M. Boone D.D.

St. Bartholomew - St Rita

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

2291 E. Outer Drive

(313) 892-1446

Rev. Ronald A. Borg

New Life Assembly (Southfield)


27800 Southfield Rd.

(248) 851-3189

Elder Ronald B. Dalton

St. James Missionary Baptist


9912 Kercheval

(313) 822-9322

Pastor Karl Reid

New Mt. Olives Apostolic Faith


2676 Hendrie

(313) 337-2027

Dr. Jeffrey I. Harris

St. Luke of Detroit


11832 Petoskey

(313) 912-6270

Bishop Chris C. Gardner III

Pentecostal Church of Jesus Christ (Eastpointe)


16226 E. Nine Mile

(586) 772-2336

Pastor Keith L. Spiller, Sr.

St. Matthew Missionary Baptist

8AM & 11AM

13500 Wyoming

(313) 933-3722

Rev. David L. Lewis

Pentecostal Temple


750 Alter Rd.

(313) 824-8437

Bishop Dr. Charles M. Laster

St Missionary Baptist Church


9212 Kercheval

(313) 372-5426

Rev David L. Brown

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


19538 Schoolcraft

(313) 273-2992

Bishop Anthony David Crawford

St. Phillip’s Baptist MBC

9:30AM & 11:30AM

7307 Livernois

(313) 894-8123

Rev. Alvin D. Hodges, Sr.

St. Paul Apostolic Temple


17400 Manderson

(313) 861-2784

Bishop Benjamin S. Hoke

Tabernacle Missionary Baptist

8AM & 11AM

2080 W. Grand Blvd.

(313) 898-3325

Rev Nathan Johnson

True Light Temple


8730 Harper

(313) 922-4500

Elder Michael Mitchell

Temple of Faith Baptist


14834 Coram Ave.

(313) 526-1400

Rev. Alan J. Jones

True Worship Church


803 Cottrell

(313) 834-1697

Pastor Lovell Cannon Jr.

Tennessee Missianary Baptist


2100 Fischer

(313) 823-4850

Rev. Milbrun L. Pearson, II

Unity Temple of the Apostolic Faith


17376 Wyoming Ave.

(313) 862-3700

Pastor Steven Staten

Thankful Missionary Baptist Church


2449 Carpenter St.

(313) 365-5519

Rev. Charles Hubbert

Word of Life Temple of Jesus Christ


19391 Conant

(313) 368-8630

Bishop Carl Noble, Sr., Pastor

The Calvary Baptist Church

7:45AM & 10:45AM

1000 Robert Bradby Drive

(313) 567-4575

Rev. Lawrence T. Foster

Zion Hill Church (Berkley)


3688 Twelve Mile Rd.

(248) 548-9466

Pastor Clarence Hawkins III

Third Baptist Church


582 East Ferry

(313) 874-4133

Rev. Fred L. Gilbert

Third New Hope Baptist Church

8AM/10AM & 12Noon

12850 Plymouth Rd.

(313) 491-7890

E. L. Branch, Senior Pastor

Triumph Missionary Baptist Church


2550 S. Liddesdale

(313) 386-8044

Rev. Solomon Kinloch, Jr.

True Light Missionary Baptist


2504 Beniteau

(313) 822-3170

Rev. Alton M. Reid

True Love Missionary Baptist Church

7AM & 11:15AM

8200 Tireman

(313) 931-1177

Rev. Herbert B. Robinson, Jr.

BAPTIST Aijalon Baptist


6419 Beechwood

(313) 895-7283

Rev. Dr. Curtis C. Williams

Twelfth Street Missionary Baptist


1840 Midland

(313) 868-2659

Rev. Floyd A. Davis

Bethany Baptist Church


15122 W. Chicago Blvd.

(313) 836-7667

Rev. Dr. Samuel H. Bullock, Jr.

Union Baptist


1754 E. Grand Blvd.

(313) 922-2557

Rev. Patrick L. Franklin

Bethel Baptist Church East

7:30AM & 10:45AM

5715-33 Holcomb

(313) 923-3060

Dr. Michael Andrew Owens

Union Grace Missionary Baptist


2550 W. Grand Blvd.

(313) 894-2500

Rev. Reginald E. Smith

Bethesda Missionary


8801 David St.

(313) 571-0095

Pastor Edward Holly

Union Second Baptist (River Rouge)


459 Beechwood St.

(313) 383-5559

Rev. Kenneth L. Brown

Beulah Missionary Baptist (Westland)


5651 Middlebelt

(734) 595-6146

Rev. Kenneth C. Pierce

United Missionary Baptist (Pontiac)


471 S. Boulevard

(248) 332-8917

Pastor Wardell Milton

Central Institutional M.B.C


15170 Archdale

(313) 836-2933

Rev. Dr. Clayton Smith

United Prayer Temple Baptist Church


15003 Fairfield

(313) 342-4011

Rev. Anthony L. Caudle, Sr.

Chapel Hill Baptist

7:45AM & 10:45AM

5000 Joy Road

(313) 931-6805

Rev. Dr. R. LaMont Smith II

Victory Fellowship Baptist Church


17401 East Warren Ave.

(313) 886-3541

Rev. Darryl S. Gaddy Sr.

Christ Cathedral Baptist


6115 Hartford

(313) 895-1999

Rev. George R. Williams, Jr.

Warren Ave. Missionary Baptist

7:30AM & 10:30AM

1042-44 East Warren Ave.

(313) 831-5990

Rev. Bernard Smith

Christ Reformed Baptist

11 AM

13576 Lesure

(313) 836-8507

Rev. Willie Williams

Williams Chapel Missionary Baptist


3100 Elmwood

(313) 579-0875

Rev. James C. Jones

Christian Chapel Community Baptist


22930 Chippewa

(248) 624-7675

Rev. George B. Glass, Jr.

Wings of Love Baptist


17133 John R.

(313) 867-7411

Rev. Alvin E. Jackson

Christ’s Mission Missionary Baptist


3712 Preston

(313) 579-9590

Rev. Howard R. Ramsey

Zion Hope Missionary Baptist

7:30AM & 10:45AM

4800 Van Dyke

(313) 921-3967

Rev. Curtis R. Grant Jr.

Christland Missionary Baptist


12833 Puritan

(313) 341-0366

Rev. Allen O. Langford

Zion Hill Baptist Church


12017 Dickerson

Church of God Baptist

11 AM

12000 Grand River

(313) 834-1265

Rev. Clifford D. Burrell, M. DIV.

Zion Progress Baptist

11:00 AM

Church of the New Covenant Baptist


3426 Puritan Ave.

(313) 864-6480

Rev. Brian Martin Ellison

Church of Our Faith


2561 Beniteau

(313) 821-3627

Rev. William Anderson

Church of Our Father MBC

8AM & 10:45AM

5333 E. 7 Mile

(313) 891-7626

Rev. Bernard Byles

Conventional Missionary Baptist


2255 Seminole

(313) 922-4010

Pastor Roderick L. Richardson

Christ the King


20800 Grand River

(313) 532-1211

Rev. Victor Clore

Corinthian BC (Hamtramck)

8AM & 10:45AM

1725 Caniff Street

(313) 868-7664

Rev. Dr. Joseph R. Jordan

Church of the Madonna


1125 Oakman Blvd.

(313) 868-4308

Msgr. Michael Le Fevre

Cosmopolitan Baptist


17131 St. Aubin

(313) 893-6163

Pastor Senoise Clemons, Jr.

Corpus Christi

9 AM

16000 Pembroke

(313) 272-0990

Rev. Donald Archambault

Dexter Avenue Baptist MBC

7:45AM & 10:45AM

13500 Dexter

(313) 869-4878

Rev. Ricardo Bartlett II

GESU Catholic Church

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

17180 Oak Drive

(313) 862-4400

Rev. R. Scullin, S.J.

El Bethel Missionary MBC

8AM, 10AM & 12NOON

25295 Grand River

(313) 532-7897

Lawrence C. Glass, Jr., Pastor

Good Shepherd Catholic


1265 Parkview

(313) 822-1262

Fr. Michael NKachukwu

Elim Baptist

11 AM

19333 Lahser Rd.

(313) 533-7285

Rev. Charles D. Oliver

Martyrs of Uganda

11AM-Sat. 9AM

7601 Rosa Parks Blvd.

(313) 896-2335

Fr. Tyrone Robinson

El-Shaddai Missionary Baptist (Ferndale)

8AM & 11AM

928 E. 10 Mile

(248) 548-5683

Rev. Benny Holmes

Our Lady of Good Counsel

Sun. 9:30AM - Sat. 4PM

17142 Rowe St.

(313) 372-1698

Rev. Robert J. Kotlarz

Elyton Missionary Baptist

8AM & 10:45AM

8903 St. Cyril

(313) 921-4072

Rev. John D. Kelly

Presentation/Our Lady of Victory


19760 Meyers Rd.

(313) 342-1333

Rev. Hubert Sanders

Emmanuel MBC


13230 W. McNichols

(313) 927-2627

Rev. Frederick Lee Brown, Sr.

Sacred Heart of Jesus

8AM /10AM

3451 Rivard St.

(313) 831-1356

Rev. Norman P. Thomas

First Baptist S.W.

8AM & 11AM

7642 Gould @ Crossley

(313) 841-4866

Rev. Garrund Woolridge

St. Aloysius Church

11:30AM - Sat. 4PM

1234 Washington Blvd.

(313) 237-5810

Fr. Mark Soehner, O.F.M.

First Baptist World Changers Int’l. Min.


22575 W. Eight Mile Rd.

(313) 255-0212

Pastor Lennell D. Caldwell

St. Augustine and St. Monica


4151 Seminole Street

(313) 921-4107

Rev. Daniel Trapp

First Greater St. Paul Baptist

8AM & 10:45AM

15325 Gratiot Avenue

(313) 839-4000

Dr. Ricardo Bartlett, Sr.

St. Cecilia

8:30AM & 10AM

10400 Stoepel

(313) 933-6788

Fr. Theodore Parker

First Baptist Institutional


17101 W. Seven Mile Rd.

(313) 838-0166

St. Gerard

8AM /11AM/4PM Sat.

19800 Pembroke

(313) 537-5770

Rev. Donald Archambault

First Missionary Baptist (Ecorse)

7:30AM &10:45AM

3837 15th Street

(313) 381-2700

Rev. Alfred L. Davis Jr.

St. Gregory The Great


15031 Dexter

(313) 861-0363

Msgr. Michael Le Fevre

First Progressive Missionary Baptist

9:20AM & 11AM

10103 Gratiot

(313) 925-9377

Dr. R. W. McClendon

St. Luke

11:30 AM - Sat. 4PM

8017 Ohio Ave.

(313) 935-6161

Fr. Tyrone Robinson

First Union Missionary Baptist


5510 St. Aubin

(313) 571-3043

Rev. Frank J. Knolton

St. Matthew

10 AM - Sat. 4:30PM

6021 Whittier

(313) 884-4470

Rev. Duane R. Novelly

Flowery Mount Baptist


13603 Linwood

(313) 869-2567

Rev. Daniel Moore

St. Patrick


58 Parsons St.

(313) 833-0857

Fr. Mark Soehner, OFM

Gethsemane Missionary Baptist (Westland)

8AM & 10AM

29066 Eton St.

(734) 721-2557

Rev. Dr. John E. Duckworth

St. Raymond Church

Sun. 11AM - Sat. 4:30PM

20103 Joann St.

(313) 577-0525

Fr. Robert Kotlavz

God’s House of Prayer Baptist

11AM & 4PM

3606 25th St.

(313) 894-6739

Rev. Michael L. Townsell

St. Rita

9AM & 11:30AM

1000 E. State Fair

(313) 366-2340

Fr. Tim Kane

Good Shepherd Missionary Baptist


20915 Evergreen Rd.

(248) 353-4368

St. Peter Claver Catholic Community

10AM Sun.

13305 Grove Ave.

(313) 342-5292

Rev. James O’Reilly, S.J.

Great Commission Baptist


19250 Riverview

(313) 255-7995

Rev. Al Bufkin

Sts. Peter & Paul (Jesuit)

11AM & 7:35 PM

438 St. Antoine

(313) 961-8077

Fr. Carl A. Bonk

Greater Burnette Baptist

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

(313) 837-0032

Rev. Dr. Nathaniel Caldwell

St. Suzanne/Our Lady Gate of Heaven

Sat. 5:30PM - Sun. 9AM

19321 W. Chicago

(313) 838-6780

Fr. Robert McCabe

Greater Christ Baptist

8AM & 10:45AM

3544 Iroquois

(313) 924-6900

Rev. James C. Perkins

Greater Concord Missionary Baptist

9:30AM & 11AM

4500 East Davison Rd.

(313) 891-6800

Dr. Cullian W. Hill, Pastor

Greater Ephesian Baptist


9403 Oakland

(313) 867-3889

Rev. Jerry Lee James

Renaissance Christian Church


18101 James Couzens

(313) 341-7025

Rev. Antonio Harlan

Greater Macedonia Baptist


8200 Mack Ave.

(313) 923-5588

Rev. Wallace Bell

Serenity Christian Church


5801 E. 7 Mile

(313) 892-3550

Rev. John C. Harvey

7835 E. Layfayette

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

Rev. Dan Flowers Rev. Dr. Allyson Abrams



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15001 Quincy

(313) 341-0524

Rev. Diane Beverly

Action Outreach Church

10AM & 11:30AM

12908 W. 7 Mile Rd.

(313) 345-3016

A.C. Goodman, Pastor

Carter Metropolitan CME


1510-12 W. Grand Blvd.

(313) 895-6744

Rev. Dr. Faith A. Allen

Almighty God Missionary Tabernacle


2708 Joseph Campau

(313) 921-0848

Rev. Dr. Minnie L. Lacy

Central CME


7600 Tireman

(313) 931-0592

Rev. Eduardo Spragg

Bible Standard Church of God


9600 Woodlawn

(313) 921-9741

Rev. Samuel Oree

Coggins Memorial CME


4900 Hurlbut

(313) 921-1565

Rev. Alexander Miner

Body of Christ International


11780 Ohio

(313) 491-2102

Bishop Kenneth L. Tate

Grace CME


642 W. McNichols

(313) 862-4774

Rev. John C. Clemons

Body of Christ Community of Faith


18100 Meyers Rd.

(313) 345-9106

Rev. Benjamin Prince

Greater New Bethany CME (Romulus)


35757 Vinewood

(313) 326-0210

Rev. Zachary E. Easterly

Bride Of Christ


12400 Kelly

(313) 371-3236

Rev. Bill McCullum

Hamlett Temple CME


13600 Wyoming

(313) 834-6598

Rev. Dr. Barbara Delaney

Calvary Church of Jesus Christ


6318 Varney

(313) 922-3877

Pastor L.C. Gray

Isom Memorial CME (Belleville)


23612 Sumpter Rd.

(734) 461-2200

Rev. Alena E. Zachery

Canton Christian Fellowship

8AM & 10:30AM

8775 Ronda Drive

(734) 404-2408

David Washington, Jr.

Missionary Temple CME


18134 Lumpkin

(313) 893-2685

Rev. Tyson Kelley

Cathedral of Faith


13925 Burt Rd.

(313) 533-9673

Rev. Lee A. Jackson

Peace CME


4613 Chene

(313) 832-5929

Rev. Odis Hunt

Cathedral of Hope


17561 Jos. Campau

(313) 366-4234

Rev. Robert Thomas, Sr.

Rosebrough Chapel CME

18618 Wyoming

(313) 861-8667

Rev. Donte’ Townsend

Christ Covenant Church

9:30AM & 11:30AM

10213 Hamilton Ave.

(313) 883-2203

Rev. Authur L. Gooden

St. John’s CME


8715 Woodward Ave.

(313) 872-5663

Rev. Joseph Gordon

Church of Universal Truth


13038 E. McNichols

(313) 371-4839

Rev. Adrian Harris

Womack Temple CME (Inkster)


28445 Cherry St.

(734) 326-4822

Rev. Robert L. Holt

Community Church of Christ


11811 Gratiot Ave.

(313) 839-7268

Pastor R. A. Cranford

Craig Memorial Tabernacle


14201 Puritan

(313) 838-4882

Bishop James L. Craig, Sr.

Deeper Life Gospel Center (Redford)


20601 Beech Daly

(313) 794-0975

Rev. Wade A. Bell, Sr.

CHURCH OF CHRIST Church of Christ of Conant Gardens


18460 Conant

(313) 893-2438

John H. Mayberry, Jr.

Deliverance Center


340 West Grand Blvd.

(313) 297-7773

Bishop Gregg A. Booker

Holy Redeemer Church of Christ

12NOON & 3PM

7145 Harper

(313) 342-7628

Bishop J. Hatcher

Dove Christian Center Church


4660 Military

(313) 361-Dove

Pastors Lucell & Marcella Trammer

New Cameron Ave. Church of Christ

11AM & 6PM

7825 Cameron

(313) 875-8132

Lucky Dawson, Minister

Eastside Church of God (Sanctified)


2900 Gratiot Ave.

(313) 567-7822

Bishop William K. Lane D.D.

Northwest Church of Christ


5151 Oakman Blvd.

(313) 834-0562

Patrick Medlock/Stanley Daniel

Family Victory Fellowship Church (Southfield)

8AM & 11AM

19421 W. 10 Mile Rd

(248) 354-1990

Pastor Larry T. Jordan

Westside Church of Christ

11AM & 5PM

6025 Woodrow

(313) 898-6121

Jerrold D. Mcullough, Minister

Fellowship Chapel, U.C.C.


7707 W. Outer Drive

(313) 347-2820

Rev. Wendell Anthony

Wyoming Church of Christ

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

(313) 345-6780

Dallas A. Walker Jr., Minster

Full Truth Fellowship Church


4458 Joy Rd.

(313) 896-0233

Rev. Darlene C.A. Franklin

Grace Out-Reach Ministry


15251 Harper

(313) 885-1927

Bishop J. Ward, Jr.

Greater Heritage of Christ Church

11:30 AM

19471 James Couzen

Rev. Tracy Lamont Bell

CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST All God’s People Ministries


7013 E. Seven Mile Rd.

(313) 492-5009

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

Greater Life Christian (Pontiac)


65 E. Huron

(313) 334-1166

Eld. Ellington L. Ellis, Senior Pastor

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


17860 Jos. Campau

(313) 366-1407

Supt. Charles J. Johnson III

Hill’s Chapel


6100 Linwood

(313) 896-9460

Rev. V. Broadnax

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


5370 McKinley Ave.

(313) 898-7996

Elder Randall L. Greenwood

Interfaith Church


1923 23rd Street

(810) 985-5555

Rev. Link Howard III

Calvary C.O.G.I.C.


15025 Fenkell

(313) 836-6939

Elder David L. Wells

Lighthouse Cathedral

10:30AM & 12Noon

15940 Puritan Ave

(313) 273-1110

Bishop Charlie H. Green

Christian Gospel Center


19901 Kentucky

(313) 345-9160

Rev. Marcus R. Ways

Metropolitan Temple


20099 Fenkell

(313) 533-8063

Rev. Byron Ammons

Conquerors of Faith Ministries COGIC


13100 Puritan

(313) 862-5467

Pastor S.A. Moore

New Birth Church of Christ


8021 Linwood

(313) 897-1531

Rev. Keith Cooper

Covenant Missionary Temple (Roseville)

9:30AM & Sun. 11AM

28491 Utica Rd.

(810) 776-9235

Elder Jay L. Burns

New Foundation Christian Ctr.


7759 Fenkell

(313) 862-0657

Pastor Marshall Hall

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


1432 East Grand Blvd.

(313) 922-1464

Bishop Elton A. Lawrence

New Galilee Spiritual Church


8025 Harper St.

(313) 571-2108

Bishop M. J. Moore Sr.

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


5357 Mt. Elliott

(313) 579-2353

Supt. Robert Butts Jr.

New Life! Christian Ministries, Inc.


2415 W. Forest Ave.

(313) 894-9394

Pastor Jacquelyn L. Rhodes

Encouragement Corner Ministries

9AM & 10:30AM

10330 Whittier

(313) 417-9430

Elder Howard L. Parker, Jr.

New Testament Worship Center


14451 Burt Rd.

(313) 592-8134

Pastors Samuel & Sarah Davis

Evangel Church of God in Christ


13318 Kercheval

(313) 824-4887

Supt. James Smith, Jr.

Perfecting the Saints of God Church


13803 Newbern

(313) 368-8973

Bishop W.E. Hollowell

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


12260 Camden

(313) 372-3429

Elder Zachary Hicks

Puritan Street Church of Christ


19451 Conant

(313) 893-2197

Pastor Mary R. Ealy

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

10:45AM & 6PM

23800 Lahser

(248) 357-3110

Elder Edward W. Lucas, D.D.

Restoration Christian Fellowship


22575 W. 8 Mile Rd.

(313) 255-0212

Pastor Paul Bersche

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


3828 12th St.

(313) 381-6644

Rev. William Elum

Restoration International Christian Ministries


18140 Cornell Rd.

(248) 352-9256

Rev. Dr. Ronald F. Turner

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


2600 Fenkell

(313) 862-4771

Elder Lavell Whitaker

Right Spirit Christian Church


16250 Northland Dr.

(313) 837-7510

Rev. Jacquelyn Willis

First Tabernacle of Detroit

8:30AM & 11AM

4801 Oakman Blvd.

(313) 935-PRAY

Supt. Alfred Knight Jr.

Shekinah Tabernacle Gospel Church


16900 W. Chicago

(313) 835-0283

Elder Risarg “Reggie” Huff

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


10331 Dexter Ave.

(313) 813-8952

Rev. Joey Henderson

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

11:15 AM

625 E. Seven Mile Rd.

(313) 366-4378

Elder Robert D. Taylor, Sr.

Shrine of the Black Madonna/ Pan African Orthodox Christian Church


7625 Linwood

(313) 875-9700

Cardinal Mbiyu Chui

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

10AM & 11AM

16573 Meyers Rd.

(313) 862-7073

Pastor Krafus Walker

Spirit Filled Ministries


15100 Plymouth

(313) 272-3104

Pastor Thomasyne Petty Faulkner

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


19309 Greenfield Rd.

(313) 477-0479

Pastor Tommy C. Vanover

St. Michael Church Guardian Angel

10AM & 11:30AM

12320 Woodrow Wilson

(313) 868-7166

Bishop James Williams

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


4670 9th Street

(313) 381-3810

Elder Sam Knolton, Sr.

Temple of St. Jude Spiritual

8AM & 11AM

8747 Fenkell

(313) 834-1650

Rev. Larry H. Williams

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


1847 Sycamore

(313) 961-4842

Rev. Robert Bullard, Jr.

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

8:30AM & 11AM

19190 Schafer

(313) 864-7170

Supt. J. Drew Sheard

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


16130 Woodbine

(313) Jesus-29

Supt. R. K. Benson

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


17617 Plymouth Rd.

(313) 835-8016

Bishop Clifford C. Dunlap

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

11AM & 6:30PM

4439 E. Nine Mile Rd.

(586) 757-6767

Bishop Earl J. Wright

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


13737 Curtis

(313) 345-9900

Bishop John H. Sheard

Greater Mt. Everett (Ferndale)

11AM & 7PM

631 E. 8 Mile Rd.

(248) 541-7200

Elder Jesse G. Bell

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


15811 Rosa Parks Blvd.

(313) 345-4676

Pastor Supt. Cleotis Wells

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


9804 Conner Ave.

(313) 526-0482

Supt. Fred L. Mitchell Sr.

Hammond C.O.G.I.C.


8740 Puritan

(313) 861-9095

Victor G. Thompson, Pastor

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


5501 Chase Rd.

(313) 846-4674

Elder Michael Hill

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

11 AM

19200 Evergreen Rd.

(313) 534-2860

Elder Leon R. McPherson Sr.

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


16601 Tireman St.

(313) 581-4377

Pastor Gerald A. Echols Jr.

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


10001 Hayes

(313) 521-5426

Rev. Lorris Upshaw, Sr.

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


7361 Linwood Ave.

(313) 894-8816

Elder Darryl Clark

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

10AM & 12 NOON

2255 E. Forest

(313) 831-7372

Elder James M. Maclin

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

8AM & 10AM

15340 Southfield Dr.

(313) 835-5329

Bishop P.A. Brooks

Church of God of Baldwin


5540 Talbot

(313) 366-3190

Elder Gerald Williams

Redemptive Love Christian Center


12190 Conant Ave.

(313) 893-6275

Elder Kenneth J. Jenkins

El-Beth-El Temple


15801 Schaefer

(313) 835-3326

Elder Henry G. Sims Sr.

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

8AM & 11AM

12935 Buena Vista Ave.

(313) 933-3000

Supt. Joseph W. Harris

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


14820 Puritan St.

(313) 580-9103

Bishop Herbert A. Ross D.D.

Saints Liberty Life Steps Ministries (Pontiac)


340 East Pike St.

(248) 736-3207

Elder Andrew L. Jenkins Sr.

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


8090 Theisen

(586) 755-8910

Bishop Carey Jackson Jr.

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


9841 Dundee

(313) 931-1315

Elder Philip R. Jackson

Great Faith Ministries Int’l


10735 Grand River

(313) 491-1330

Bishop Wayne & Pastor Beverly Jackson

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

9AM & 11:30AM

14841 Eastburn Ave.

(313) 527-5400

Bishop Alfred M. Smith

Greater Faith Assembly


1330 Crane St.

(313) 821-5761

Bishop Raphael Williams Sr.

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


14900 E. 7 Mile Rd.

(313) 526-3460

Elder Alan R. Evans

Mt. Zion Church of Deliverance


2263 S. Fort St.

(313) 388-9867

Rev. Jewett B. Jackson

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


1901 Electric Ave.

(313) 383-3373

Elder Curtis Charles McDonald

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


7361 Linwood

(313) 894-8816

Elder Darryl Clark

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

9AM &10:30 AM

7107 Rivard Ave.

(586) 754-9673

Dr. Robert E. Garner, Pastor

New Resurrection Faith Ministries Inc.


18614 Schoolcraft

(313) 836-8099

Bishop Merdith R. Bussell

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

11AM & 6PM

17050 Joy Rd.

(313) 270-2000

Elder George W. Hutchinson, Sr.

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

11am & 5:30PM

14500 Grand River

(313) 835-3570

Bishop Frank Richard

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


11648 Whittier Ave.

(313) 371-4007

Elder Leon K. Shipman Sr.

True Testimonial of Jesus (Roseville)

11:30 AM

19200 Frazho

(810) 443-4999

Rev. Willie Moorer Jr.

Universal Church of the Living God

10AM & 11:15AM

3401 Grandy Ave.

(313) 259-0707

Bishop Earl Field, Sr.

World Deliverance Temple

8AM & 11AM

27355 Ann Arbor Trail

(313) 730-8900

Bishop Roy Ferguson

CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE New Hope Church of the Nazarene


7630 Southfield Rd.

(313) 633-0852

Transforming Love Community 10AM

Northwest Activities Center (313) 270-2325 Ballroom

Rev. Shaheerah Stephens

True Light Worship Center


8714 W. McNichols

(313) 864-1046

Rev. William H. Sanders

Unique Non-Complaining Church (Redford)

8AM & 12 Noon

26547 Grand River Ave.

(313) 794-5440

Pastor Charles E. Brooks Jr.

Universal Hagar’s Spiritual Temple #7

11AM & Fri. 6PM

13327 W. Seven Mile Rd.

(313) 862-0363

Rev. Mother Cynthia Nelson

Universal Liberty In Christ Temple, Inc


7000 E. Canfield

(313) 923-5360

Rev. Ralph J. Boyd

Universal Life of Hope


15065 Grand River

(313) 836-2100

Rev. Dr. R. Hill

Universal Triumph the Dominion of God, Inc.


1651 Ferry Park

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

Waterfall Bible Institute

6PM - 10PM

12040 Visger Rd.

(313) 382-0900

Rev. Dr. Emanuel Cain

St. Raphael of Brooklyn Orthordox


(313) 533-3437

V. Rev. Fr. Leo Copacia



Pastor John O. Wright, Jr.



19125 Greenview

(313) 537-2590

Bushnell Congregational Church

10:30 AM

15000 Southfield Rd.

(313) 272-3550

Rev. Roy Isaac

Christ Presbyterian


23795 Civic Center Dr.

(248) 356-2635

First Congregational Church of Detroit


33 E. Forest

(313) 831-4080

Rev. Dr. Lottie Jones Hood

First Presbyterian Church of Birmingham

8:30AM & 10AM

1669 W. Maple

(248) 644-2040

Hope Presbyterian


15340 Meyers Rd.

(313) 861-2865

Rev. Raphael B. Francis

St. John’s Presbyterian, U.S.A.


1961 E. Lafayette Blvd.

(313) 567-0213

Rev. Johnie Bennett

Trinity Community Presbyterian U.S.A.

8:30AM & 11AM

4849 W. Outer Drive

(313) 342-2288

Rev. Edwin Fabré

Westminster Church for All People

8:30AM & 11AM

17567 Hubbell Ave.

(313) 341-2697

Rev. Neeta R. Nichols

Episcopal All Saints Episcopal


Cathedral Church of St. Paul Christ Church - Detroit

3837 W. Seven Mile

(313) 341-5320

Rev. C. Alfred Loua

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

(313) 831-5000

Rev. Dr. S. Scott Hunter

8:15AM & 10:30AM

960 E. Jefferson

(313) 259-6688

Rev. John Talk

Grace Episcopal

8:30 & 11AM

1926 Virginia Park

(313) 895-6442

Supply Clergy

St. Christopher St. Paul’s Episcopal Church


20750 W. McNichols

(313) 538-2320

Rev. Deborah Semon Scott

St. Clement’s Episcopal (Inkster)

8AM & 10:30AM

4300 Harrison St.

(734) 728-0790

Rev. Ellis Clifton. Jr., Rector

St. Cyprian’s Episcopal


6114 28th St.

(313) 896-7515

Rev. Dr. Donald M. Lutas

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

8AM & 11AM

8850 Woodward Ave.

(313) 871-4750

Rev. Shannon Brown -MacVean

St. Phillip & St. Stephen Episcopal


14225 Frankfort

(313) 822-7730

St. Timothy’s Episcopal


15820 Wyoming

(313) 341-1244

Calvary Presbyterian


(CUMBERLAND) PRESBYTERIAN St. Paul Cumberland Presbyterian


St. Peter’s Primitive


Church of the Living God /#37


2780 Packard Rd.

Supply Clergy

Abundant Life Full Gospel Worship Center


5619 Charles

(313) 366-0874

Pastors Roger & Mary Lewis

Crossroads Victory Full Gospel Cathedral

10:30AM & 11:30AM

9355 Greenfield

(313) 836-7260

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

Heavenly Dimensions F.G.B.C.

10AM & 11AM

11731 Mt. Elliot

(313) 368-2925

Pastor Robert D. Lodge Jr.

Resurrection Ministries


4959 Martin

(313) 896-1708

Rev. William Goodman


17251 Jos Campau

(313) 893-9094

Rev. Walter L. Harris

3556 Dubois

(313) 831-2770

Elder Leroy Williams


5027 W. Boston

(313) 834-4770

Rev. Robert Morris


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


(313) 834-2463



3841 Humphrey


Nardin Park Community New Beginnings Free Methodist (Ann Arbor)

Rev. Kevin R. Johnson

Burns Church of Seventh-Day Adventist

Sat. 11:00AM

10125 East Warren Ave

(313) 924-5535

Rev. Cory Jackson, Sr., Pastor

City Temple Seventh-Day Adventist

9:15AM & 11AM

8816 Grand River

(313) 897-0506

Leon J. Bryant, Pastor

Detroit Northwest Seventh-day Adventist Church

Sat. 9:45 & 11:15 AM

14301 Burt Rd

(313) 538-8190

Cory Jackson, Pastor

Ecorse Church of Seventh-Day Adventists

Sat. 9:15AM &10:45AM

3834 10th St.

(313) 928-9212

William Hughes, Pastor

Sharon Seventh-Day (Inkster)

Sat. 9:15AM & 11AM

28537 Cherry Street

(313) 722-2313

Philip Jones, Pastor

UNITARIAN-UNIVERSALIST First Unitarian Universalist Church


4605 Cass Ave.

(313) 833-9107

Rev. Roger Mohr

Northwest Unitarian Universalist Church


23925 Northwestern Hwy.

(248) 354-4488

Rev. Kimi Riegel

Community Christian Fellowship


8131 E. Outer Drive

(313) 245-2925

Bishop Samuel A Wilson, Sr.

First Church of the Redeemed


9360 Van Dyke

(313) 923-6455

Min. Katherine M. Fitzgerald

For Such A Time As This Ministry


10630 Grand River

(313) 935-9992

Pastor Joyce Driver

Grace Community Church of Detroit

8AM & 11AM

20021 W. Chicago Rd.

(313) 273-0410

William A Harris, Minister

Mayflower Congregational Church


7301 Curtis

(313) 861-6450

Rev. J. Michael Curenton

People’s Community

7:30AM & 10:30AM

8601 Woodward Ave.

(313) 871-4676

Rev. Martin E. Bolton

St. John’s – St. Luke


2120 Russell

(313) 393-8168

Rev. J. Womack – Rev. L. Hawkins

Calvary United Methodist





15050 Hubbell

(313) 835-1317

Rev. Dr. Theodore L. Whitely, Sr.

Masjid Wali Muhammed (Jum’ah 1PM)

Ta’aleem Sunday 1PM

11529 Linwood

(313) 868-2131

Imam Salim MuMin

Cass Community United Methodist


3901 Cass Ave.

(313) 833-7730

Rev. Faith Fowler

Moorish Science Temple of America, Temple #25

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

5601 Grand River

(313) 894-8340

Minister Bro Craig P. Fuqua-Bey

Central United Methodist


23 E. Adams

(313) 965-5422

Rev. Edwin A. Rowe

Muhammad Mosque No. One

11AM Sun./ 8PM W&F

14880 Wyoming

(313) 931-4873

Minister Rasul Muhammad

Conant Avenue United Methodist


18600 Conant Ave.

(313) 891-7237

Rev. Dr. Darryl E. Totty

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

Ta’aleem 12NOON

1605 W. Davison Ave.

(313) 883-3330

Derrick Ali, Imam

Faith United Methodist (Oak Park)

9:30AM & 10AM

23880 Scotia

(248) 542-8861

Rev. Jonathan Combs

Henderson Memorial United Methodist


7520 Puritan

(313) 342-4020

Rev. Thomas Taylor

Hope United Methodist (Southfield)

7:30AM & 10:30AM

26275 Northwestern Hwy.

(248) 356-1020

Dr. Carlyle Fielding Stewart IIIs

Metropolitan United Methodist Church


8000 Woodward

(313) 875-7407

Rev. Tonya M. Amesen

LUTHERAN Cross of Glory Lutheran (ELCA)


16661 E. State Fair

(313) 839-5787

Pr. Michael Rothgery

Mt. Hope United Methodist


15400 E. Seven Mile Rd.

(313) 371-8540

Rev. Henry Williams

Genesis Lutheran


7200 Mack

(313) 571-7371

no pastor at present time

People’s United Methodist


19370 Greenfield

(313) 342-7868

Rev. Carter A. Grimmett

Good Shepherd Lutheran (ELCA)


16100 Lawton St.

(313) 341-3978

no pastor at present time

Redford Aldergate United Methodist Church

9AM & 11:15AM

22400 Grand River

(313) 531-2210

Rev. Jeffrey S. Nelson

Gracious Saviour Lutheran (ELCA)


19484 James Couzens Hwy.

(313) 342-4950

no pastor at present time

Second Grace United Methodist

8AM & 11AM

18700 Joy Rd.

(313) 838-6475

Rev. Dr. Charles S. G. Boayue

Immanuel Lutheran (ELCA)

8AM & 11AM

13031 Chandler Park Dr.

(313) 821-2380

Pr. Patrick P. Gahagen

Scott Memorial United Methodist


15361 Plymouth

(313) 836-6301

Rev. Anthony Hood

Iroquois Ave Christ Lutheran (ELCA)


2411 Iroquois

(313) 921-2667

Pr. Maxcy Christmas

St. James United Methodist (Westland)


30055 Annapolis Rd.

(313) 729-1737

Rev. Willie F. Smith

Revelation Lutheran (ELCA)


6661 Oakman Blvd.

(313) 846-9910

Pr. Doris Harris Mars

St. Paul United Methodist


8701 W. Eight Mile Rd.

(313) 342-4656

Rev. Henry Williams

Salem Memorial Lutheran (ELCA)


21230 Moross

(313) 881-9201

Pr. Michael Johnson

St. Timothy United Methodist

8:30 AM & 11AM

15888 Archdale

(313) 837-4070

Dr. Lester Mangum

St. Andrew-Redeemer Lutheran (ELCA)


2261 Marquette St.

(313) 262-6143

Frank Jackson

Trinity Faith United Methodist


19750 W. McNichols

(313) 533-0101

Rev. Jan J. Brown

St. James Lutheran (ELCA)


14450 Ashton Road

(313) 838-3600

Pr. Michael Konow

John Wesley United Methodist (River Rouge)


555 Beechwood Street

(313) 928-0043

Rev. Rahim Shabazz

Spirit of Hope Lutheran (ELCA)


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

Pr. Matthew Bode Unity of Farmington Hills


32500 W. Thirteen Mile Rd.

(248) 737-9191

Rev. Barbara Clevenger

Detroit Unity Temple


17505 Second Blvd.

(313) 345-4848

Rev. John Considine

God Land Unity


22450 Schoolcraft

(313) 794-2800

Rev. Ron D. Coleman, Sr.



Divine Awareness Spiritual Temple of Truth

Sun. 4PM/Thur. 9PM

4088 Pasadena

(313) 491-1062

Rev. Jewell Stringer

Unity of Redford (Livonia)

5-6 PM

28660 Five Mile Rd.

(313) 272-7193

Rev. Josephine Furlow

Faith Universal Study Group


8033 Kercheval

(313) 393-5212

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West Side Unity

9:30AM & 11AM

4727 Joy Rd.

(313) 895-1520

Rev. Charles G. Williams

St. Catherine Temple of Prophecy


12833 Linwood Ave.

(313) 868-5612

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The Order of the Fishermen Ministry


10025 Grand River Ave.

(313) 933-0770

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‘Brewster Douglass, You’re My Brother’ to premiere at The Wright Museum

April 25 - May 1, 2012 Obituary

Remembering the life of Anne Nash Anne Fox Nash, 88, died April

Documentary about housing project followed by community discussion The latest documentary from Detroit filmmaker Oren Goldenberg, “Brewster Douglass, You’re My Brother,” is a response to the ‘blank canvas’ narrative that has been perpetrated by local and national media campaigns about Detroit. The film premieres Thursday, April 26 at 6:30 pm at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, located at 315 East Warren Avenue in Midtown. In 1935 Eleanor Roosevelt came to Detroit to break ground on the Brewster Homes, the first public housing project in the country built for black people. Seventy-five years later, half of the neighborhood has been demolished and redeveloped. The other half stands windowless and seemingly vacant.

This 27-minute documentary takes an unconventional look inside the historic buildings, introducing the viewer to lifelong residents, activists who fought to keep the projects open, and squatters – themselves former residents – who struggle to stay warm through Detroit’s harsh winter. The film screening is free and open to the public, and will be followed by a moderated panel discussion with former residents, activists, and city planners. Doors open at 6:30 pm, with the film slated to begin promptly at 7 pm. With the recent announcement from Mayor Dave Bing regarding the demolition of the remaining buildings, the timing could not be better to premiere this new work,

which is the third release in three years by Mr. Goldenberg (The Bicyclist 2011, Our School 2010). Directed by Oren Goldenberg, the film is written by Paul Abowd and produced by Cass Corridor Films. For more information please contact Cass Corridor Films at 248-2249063 or by email at Founded in 1965 and located at 315 East Warren Avenue in Midtown Detroit’s Cultural Center, the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History is the world’s largest institution dedicated to the African American experience. For more information, please visit

Embracing ‘Obamacare’ By Paul Bridgewater What comes to mind when you hear the term “Obamacare”? Initially, Republicans coined Obamacare to deride the Affordable Care Act and compare it to Hillary Clinton’s failed “Hillarycare” effort. At times, President Obama shrugged off the GOP’s reference saying, “I do care.” Then, as the Supreme Court began oral arguments over the constitutionality of the health care law, the president’s reelection team urged supporters of the law to tweet why they backed it with the hashtag “ilikeobamacare.” No matter what the court decides, the president owns “Obamacare” – a term always popular with his supporters and people who received new protections when the law passed. Now, all of us who support health care reform must make sure the general public understands how provisions under the law help to reduce disparities in the health care system. For underserved populations that often have higher rates of disease, fewer treatment options, and reduced access to care, the Affordable Care Act will help reduce disparities by making improvements in: Preventive care. Medicare and some private insurance plans will cover recommended regular checkups, cancer screenings, and immunizations at no additional cost to eligible people. Coordinated care. The law calls for new investments in community health teams to manage chronic

disease. This is important, because minority communities experience higher rates of illness and death for chronic diseases such as diabetes, kidney disease, heart disease, and cancer. Because infant mortality and post-birth complications are also higher in minority and low-income groups, the law includes new funds for home visits for expectant mothers and newborns. Diversity and cultural competency. The Affordable Care Act expands initiatives to increase racial and ethnic diversity in the health care professions. It also strengthens cultural competency training for all health care providers. Health plans will be required to use language services and community outreach in underserved communities. The results will be improved communications between providers and patients. Health care providers for underserved communities. The Affordable Care Act increases funding for community health centers which provide comprehensive health care for everyone, no matter how much they are able to pay. Health centers serve an estimated one in three low-income people. The new resources will enable health centers to support 16,000 new primary care providers. Ending insurance discrimination. Insurance discrimination will be banned, so people who have been sick cannot be excluded from coverage or charged higher premiums. Women will no longer have to pay higher premiums because of their gender. New funding will be available to collect

information on how women and racial and ethnic minorities experience the health care system, leading to improvements that will benefit these groups. Affordable insurance coverage. A new health insurance marketplace will be created in 2014. These new health insurance Exchanges will offer one-stop shopping so individuals who do not have coverage through their jobs can compare prices, benefits, and health plan performance on easy-to-use websites. The Exchanges will guarantee that all people have a choice for quality, affordable health insurance even if a job loss, job switch, move, or illness occurs. The new law also provides tax credits to help more Americans pay for insurance. The Affordable Care Act came after decades of political debate and negotiation. It would extend medical coverage to 30 million uninsured Americans and strengthen coverage for tens of millions more. Like so many others, I hope the U.S. Supreme Court will uphold the new health care law. I really do care. Need help with the everyday issues of older adults? Call for a free copy of the Detroit Area Agency on Aging (DAAA) Senior Solution Resource Guide for Seniors and Caregivers at 313-446-4444, ext. 5816. The 80-page guide details the services of DAAA, along with information on dozens of local organizations focused on the needs of seniors. And listen to THE SENIOR SOLUTION radio show on a new station at a new time: 1:00 p.m., every Saturday, on WCHB 1200 AM and 99.9 FM.

MCARD supports broadband development, Connect Michigan The Michigan Commission of Agriculture and Rural Development (MCARD) has formally expressed support for the growing movement to boost broadband capacity and adoption throughout rural Michigan. On April 11, MCARD submitted a resolution to the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, Michigan’s U.S. Congressional delegation, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder, and the Michigan Legislature, supporting broadband development statewide. Connect Michigan and its parent organization, Connected Nation, were recognized in the resolution for outreach efforts to improve broadband telecommunications access and usage. “I am excited about this additional support from MCARD to help to increase access to broadband in rural areas of Michigan,” said Robin Ancona, director of the Telecommunications Division of the Michigan Public Service Commission. “Awareness and information is key to advancing broadband to Michigan citizens and the Connect Michigan program in partnership with the Michigan Public Service Commission is a valuable tool to assist in this regard.” Specifically, the resolution sup-

ports full access to advanced telecommunications and information services by all state citizens regardless of income, rural location, or high cost parameters. The resolution cites Michigan’s food and agriculture industries as the state’s second largest economic driver and identifies rural economic development as a core element of community infrastructure throughout the state. “We appreciate the Michigan Commission of Agriculture and Rural Development voicing its support for Connect Michigan and our programs aimed at getting more communities connected and more schools, homes, and businesses online,” says Eric Frederick, Connect Michigan’s state program manager. “Access to broadband is critical for rural community development. Rural placemaking, workforce development, education, healthcare, and business expansion, retention, and attraction are all enabled and enriched by broadband.” The resolution cites Connect Michigan’s business survey which shows that Michigan businesses with broadband Internet report median annual revenues 67 percent higher than businesses without broadband. This

spotlights a huge economic opportunity if more of Michigan’s unserved households and businesses located in rural areas could access broadband. “Michigan’s providers and agriculture sector are key drivers of the development of technology in rural areas in Michigan and we are proud to be a part of the solution,” said Frederick. “Our Connected community certification program provides local and regional technology assistance. I encourage other organizations to join MCARD in raising the awareness about this important effort.” Through broadband mapping, education, and research, nonprofit Connect Michigan has been working on promoting broadband access, adoption, and use since 2009. Find out more at About Connect Michigan: As a public-private partnership, Connect Michigan partners with technologyminded businesses, government entities and universities to accelerate technology in the state. The work of Connect Michigan is made possible by support from the Michigan Public Service Commission.

McCulloch warns of huge infrastructure costs coming due over the next 25 years

(SEMCOG), sewer system repair and replacement costs will approach $20 billion in southeast Michigan alone over the next twenty years.” McCulloch says it’s time to start thinking “out of the box”, which he has done in Oakland County with his innovative H2Opportunities that was launched in 2009. H2Opps is designed to encourage forward-looking companies to bring new water technologies that address today’s pressing challenges of aging infrastructure, operating costs, water quality, legacy pollutants and operating costs to a risk-adverse market for field testing to prove their validity in a real-world setting. The underlying strength of H2Opportunities, McCulloch points out, lies in its potential to foster improvements in water management practices which will result in reduced operating costs and greater efficiencies, all of which will benefit consumers. According to McCulloch H2Opps provides a strong foundation upon which new technology, manufacturing jobs, especially, “green jobs,” will be created and much-needed corporate investment and venture capital is secured and local entrepreneur-

ship is embraced, so that Michigan will once again have a winning formula to be competitive in the global economy of the 21st Century. The degree to which Southeast Michigan’s underground sewer systems are aging and corroding was brought into sharp focus in 2004 when, during the middle of the night, an eleven foot sewer line owned by the Detroit Water & Sewer Department suddenly collapsed at 15 mile road and Hayes in Sterling Heights causing a massive sinkhole measuring sixty feet deep and two-hundred and fifty feet wide. It took many months for repairs to be made which meant closing a portion of 15 mile road causing inconvenience for homeowners, motorists and area businesses. But McCulloch notes that the devil is in the details with many questions to be answered like--will the repairs/replacements be done in phases or all a once, what specific areas of concern should be immediately addressed and perhaps, most importantly, how will this gargantuan undertaking be paid for and by whom?

Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner John McCulloch, citing a new report by the American Water Works Association, warns that repairing or replacing the nations aging and crumbling underground infrastructure system will cost in the neighborhood of $1 trillion dollars over the next twentyfive years. In the report: “Buried No Longer: Confronting America’s Water Infrastructure Challenge,” the American Water Works Association (AWWA) study cautions that delaying investment in sewer system upgrades has the potential to degrade existing water service, increase water service disruptions and cause escalating expenditures for emergency repairs. McCulloch said in his response to the report. “According to the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments

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3. She was born on March 24, 1924 to the delight of George and Birdie Fox in DeKalb, Miss. She was the eldest of three girls. Her sister Blanche Hammonds preceded her in death in 1984. Her sister Clarice Hale resides in Ypsilanti, where they lived in the same Senior Apartment Community. Mrs. Nash was educated in DeKalb Mississippi and graduated from DeKalb High School in 1942. In 1949, she married Howard Nash. They were married for 47 years until Howard’s death in 1997. They lived in Newark, N.J. early in their marriage for several years. In 1981, they relocated to Virginia Beach, Va. and lived there until 1990. Mrs. Nash loved the weather in Virginia, but became homesick and returned to Detroit. She also loved her dogs (Tiffany lived with her in New Jersey and Nikki in Virginia and Detroit); they were her “babies.” Even though she never had children, she mothered many, including her step-sons, Reginald and Ronald. She was loved by everyone who knew her and she never met a stranger. Mrs. Nash accepted Jesus Christ at an early age. She was a very spiritual person, this was evident by the way she lived her life. She attended Hartford Memorial Baptist Church in Detroit under the pastoral guidance of Dr. Charles Adams until her illness compelled her move to Ypsilanti to be closer to her family. Mrs. Nash was a kind, gracious, elegant woman who loved to entertain and loved her family. Additionally, she traveled the world with her husband and many friends; one of her favorite places was Bermuda. She was an avid golfer, many of her travels involved golf tournaments where she and her husband won many trophies. She worked in retail her entire career, starting at Himelhoch Brothers on Woodward in Detroit as a teen. She worked at Bradley’s Department Store in New Jersey and retired as the Senior Manager of Bradley’s Department Store in Virginia. Mrs. Nash leaves to cherish her memory; her sister, Clarice Hale; step- sons, Reginald and Ronald Commodore; nieces, Sheryl Childress, Susan Brookins, Serena Hale, Jacqueline (Teta) Griffin, Barbara Gaines and Patricia Robinson; nephews, Edgar Hale, Jr. Marcus Hammonds, Duane Hammonds; brother- inlaw, James Sims; sister-in-law, Josephine Sims. She also leaves to cherish her memory, a host of dear relatives and beloved friends.


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ADVERTISEMENT TO BID PROPOSALS ARE INVITED FOR a single contract for Facade Renovation Construction Services at 2479 W. Davison, Detroit, Michigan 48238, until 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 16th, at 1355 Oakman Boulevard (Resource Center Building), Detroit, MI. 48238. No bids will be accepted after this time.

DESCRIPTION OF WORK: Work to include: General construction including: parking lot asphalt work including re-stripe and re-seal of existing parking lot, and patching, landscaping including replacement of plants, installation of a weed barrier, and re-mulch of existing landscaping. PROJECT MANAGER: Focus: HOPE 1355 Oakman Boulevard Detroit, Michigan 48238 Telephone: (313) 494-4351 Contractors desiring to bid shall demonstrate the following qualifications, at least five years of experience in the relative trades, licensed as required by state or local law. Insurance: general liability and auto liability, with the City of Detroit and Focus: HOPE named as additional insured’s. Worker’s compensation insurance also required. Bid packs will be available by contacting Megan Wilbur @ 313-494-4351 or at A mandatory pre-bid meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 8th, 2012 @ 10:00am at Focus: HOPE. The owner reserves the right to waive any irregularity in any bid or reject any or all bids should it be redeemed in its best interest. Funding for this project is provided through the City of Detroit, Neighborhood Opportunity Fund Administered by the City of Detroit, Planning and Development Department. The successful contractor(s) will be required to comply with the federal laws governing equal employment opportunity, with the prevailing wage requirements of the Federal Labor Standards Act which also incorporates Davis-Bacon Act Requirements will have to be cleared and approved by the City of Detroit and comply with the Executive Order No. 20071employment of local labor on publicly funded construction and demolition projects as follows: Per Executive Order No. 2007-1 all City of Detroit Project Construction Contracts shall provide that at least fifty one percent (51%) of the work force shall be bona-fide Detroit Residents. In addition Detroit residents shall perform fifty-one percent (51%) of the hours worked on the project. Bidders are required to furnish a bid guarantee equal to (5%) of their bid, the Bid guarantee shall be in the form of either a bid bond or a certified check, made out to Focus: HOPE. The successful bidder is required to furnish payment (Labor and Materials) and performance bonds in the amount covering the faithful performance of the contract and the payment of all obligations arising there-under, in the amounts 100% of their contracts, executed by a surety acceptable to the owner and which is licensed to do business in the State of Michigan. The contractor shall be required to comply with the “Section 3 Clause” (24 CFR Part 135). All contracts (subcontracts) shall include the Section 3 Clause.




Starr Detroit Academy Attention: Food Service Vended Meal Companies


Vendors and/or their representatives may submit proposals to:


Starr Detroit Academy 453 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Suite 101F Detroit, Michigan 48201


A pre-bid meeting is scheduled for May 7, 2012 at 10:00AM at 19360 Harper Avenue, Harper Woods, Michigan 48225. All proposals must be submitted no later than 5:00PM on May, 29, 2012. All proposals should be delivered in a sealed envelope and addressed to the Starr Detroit Academy and be clearly marked: Food Service Vended Meal Proposal.



The Starr Detroit Academy is requesting proposals for school food service vended meals. The Vendor would provide meal services according to United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) regulations and guidelines as well as State of Michigan Department of Education policies and guidelines.

The Starr Detroit Academy Board of Education reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all proposals or to accept the proposal that it finds, in its sole discretion, to be in the best interest of the school district.

April 25 - May 1, 2012




NOTICE OF HEARINGS REGARDING MATTERS TO COME before the City Council of Detroit. Advertisements for bids and contracts for purchases by the City of Detroit appear daily in the Detroit Legal News. Copies are available at the City County Bldg. and at 2001 W. Lafayette, Detroit.

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For further detailed requirements of work, please refer to Exhibit A, General Description of Work and Project in the Agreement. The site is located as follows: 8300 West Warren Avenue, Dearborn, Michigan and, as shown on the Drawings.

3. Bidding Documents - Beginning Friday, April 27, 2012, Sets of Bidding Documents may be obtained from the DWSD Contracts Section, 1504 Water Board Building, 735 Randolph, Detroit, MI 48226 on Business Days between the hours of 8:30 A.M. and 4:30 P.M. Copies may be obtained upon the payment of $200 per set, which includes the Information Available to Bidders identified in Section 00210, in the form of a certified or cashier’s check made payable to the Detroit Board of Water Commissioners (which will not be refunded). Bidding Documents will be shipped only if the requesting party assumes responsibility for all related charges.

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5. Pre-Bid Conference and Site Tour - A pre-bid conference will be held at the Water Board Building, Room 1606, 735 Randolph, Detroit, MI 48226, on Tuesday, May 8, 2012 at 2:00 p.m., Eastern Standard Time. For information on the pre-bid conference call Daniel Edwards at (313) 964-9471. A site tour will be held on Tuesday, May 8, 2012 at 10:00 a.m., Eastern Standard Time. For information on the site tour, call Zahid Jawadi at 313-964-9074. Bidders who attend the site tour are instructed that they must bring their own hard helmets and wear them during the site tour. Addenda may be issued, in response to issues raised at the pre-bid conference or as the DWSD and/or Contracting Officer may otherwise consider necessary.

6. Local Contracting Requirements – Local requirements applicable to this contract are reproduced in their entirety and available for review on the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department’s website: Potential Bidders are specifically directed to review requirements of this contract before submitting their bid. Please be advised that DWSD will not accept joint ventures on this project. Note: Prevailing Wage Rates must be updated and paid each year by the contractor and subcontractors for the duration of the contract.

7. Contract Times – The Contract Times are specified in Exhibit A, General Description of Work and Project. The associated liquidated damages are specified in Article IV, Paragraph 4.02 of the Agreement. 8. Award – Subject to any agreed extension of the period for holding Bids, Bids shall be open for acceptance by the DWSD for 180 days after the date of Bid opening. In addition, the DWSD expressly reserves the right to reject any or all Bids, waive any non-conformances, to issue post-Bid Addenda and re-Bid the Work without re-advertising, to readvertise for Bids, to withhold the award for any reason the DWSD determines and/or to take any other appropriate action.


Classroom Support/Tech Services Perform all duties of Distributed Technology Support as related to various Academic Affairs Departments to include (but not limited to) the preventive and corrective maintenance of computing resources’ hardware and software components, operating systems deployment, equipment inventory, software license compliance, quality control and consultation services. Minimum qualifications require a Bachelor’s degree in management information systems, education, statistics, business administration or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience. Minimum 1 year experience in information technology project management. Salary up to the low $40s annually. See online posting for additional position requirements. First consideration will be given to those who apply by May 3, 2012. Must apply online for this position to: https://jobs.

Qualified candidates should send resume to: Ms. Lee Doyle, Director Communications Policy and Administration University of Michigan 2040 Fleming Building 503 Thompson Street Ann Arbor, MI 48109


Assistant Athletic Director for Sponsorships & Marketing

The University of Michigan is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer.

at Oakland University Athletics Department Oakland University in Rochester MI is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Assistant Athletic Director for Sponsorships & Marketing in the Athletics Department. This position is responsible for all department sponsorships, marketing and promotions; assist with ticket operations for the Department of Athletics; oversight of Marketing Unit and Coordinator of Marketing and Promotions. Requires a Bachelor’s Degree and experience in sales and marketing. Salary is up to the low $50’s. Compensation is commensurate with education and experience. First consideration will be given to those who apply by April 30, 2012. Must apply online to:

4. Bid Security – Each Bid shall enclose Bid Security, as specified in the Instructions to Bidders (and Section 00310, Bid Bond), in the amount of five percent (5%) of the Bidder’s Bid.

Seeking Systems Analyst & Support Specialist at Oakland University

The University of Michigan has an available position of Global Communications Project Coordinator in Ann Arbor, MI. Position requires a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Design and 6 months experience as a Process & Logistics Designer. Job also requires: 1) 1 college course in cultural semiotics; & 2) Exp. must include perception & decision-making. Job duties: Under supervision, & on behalf of the Global Communications Team, use knowledge of process & logistics design & cultural semiotics (how the language of symbols enhances messaging in multicultural environments), to coordinate & execute communications strategies, including graphic designs, to recruit high-quality global applicants to graduate & undergraduate degree programs. Execute communications to enhance life-long relationships with global alumni. Coordinate the logistics of the execution & launch of global communications strategies.

2. Project Description - The Work, 1958 Filters Replacement and Facilities Rehabilitation at Springwells Water Treatment Plant Contract No. SP-563, includes, but is not limited to replacement of filter media, support gravel, wash troughs, surface wash systems and related process piping and equipment at the 1958 filters, select underdrain replacements at the 1958 filters, complete underdrain replacements, wash trough rehabilitation and surface wash system reinstallation at numerous 1930 filters, building mechanical (including HVAC, dehumidification and plumbing) and electrical system (including new double-ended unit substation) improvements throughout the plant, structural concrete rehabilitation throughout the plant, architectural improvements throughout the plant, process control laboratory renovation, passenger and freight elevator improvements, installation of new water control gates at numerous locations throughout the plant, installation of new yard fire protection hydrants, valves and piping, and installation of automatic emergency shutoff valves on 1-ton gaseous chlorine cylinders.

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1. Bids – The Detroit Water and Sewerage Department (DWSD) will receive sealed Bids for the Work delivered to the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department, Contracts and Grants Division, Rm. #1510, 735 Randolph, Detroit, Michigan 48226, until 2:00 P.M., Eastern Standard Time, on Tuesday, June 5, 2012 when all Bids duly received will be opened publicly and read aloud. Bidders should arrive in a timely manner.

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