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Parents, educators, social and political activists and elected officials are among a cross segment of the community gathering for “Dismantling By Design,” an education town hall taking place on June 7 at Michigan State University’s Detroit Center

Time for bold reform: Merge Detroit and Wayne County government (Page A-5) The Detroit and Wayne County scandals and fiscal crises are critical. We have too much government, mismanagement, inside dealing and corruption and have run out of money to continue to prop it up, says Tom Watkins.

The Supreme Court is currently reviewing the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, more commonly known as “Obamacare.” This landmark piece of legislation signed into law by President Obama drastically reforms the way health insurance works in this country.

Churches are key to saving young Black males By Bankole Thompson

be problem solvers. Therefore, we should run away from the problem.


The Rev. Marvin Winans’ remark, “I refuse to be afraid of us,” in the wake of the robbery attack on him by four young Black men at a neighborhood gas station on Linwood and Davison, carries a moral truth.


It is a statement deeply rooted in the belief that we cannot throw our children away or become prisoners in our own communities, afraid to go out because young Black males have become tigers in the hood, on the prowl for their next victims.

Tigers honor Negro League greats (Page C-1) Recently at Comerica Park it was a natural fit for the Tigers first Interleague game, the Pittsburgh Pirates came to town. That National League team is definitely a regional rival, and, it also has a rich Negro Leagues History with the famous Pittsburg Crawfords.


Street Culture vs. Church Power

Education Town Hall explores K-12 choices (Page A-3)

Women’s health at stake with Supreme Court deciding Obama’s health law (Page B-4)


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What happened to our resilient spirit?

The carjacking of Rev. Winans, a prominent Detroit minister and nationally celebrated gospel singer who was driving with a suspended license, provides a context for our men and women of the clergy to be engaged in tackling the despicable acts of crime in this city.

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Clergy, community and law enforcement tackle violence


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I refuse to accept the notion that there is nothing else we can do, and that the solution is to dump Detroit and move out as quickly as you can. While such reasoning is politically expedient and the common sense thing to do in a state of fear, it is not the answer to the growing socioeconomic ills facing our community. It is not the answer to halt the violence in our town.

To conclude that the best way to deal with the escalating violence in Detroit is to move out of the city is a defeatist attitude grounded in a weak notion that, in fact, we can no longer

Approximately 30 religious leaders joined with Police Chief Ralph Godbee, Barbara McQuade, U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan, and other community leaders in the community room of the Detroit Board of Police Commissioners on May 23 to announce the launch of Detroit Night Walks, a program designed to help prevent crime and stabilize neighborhoods. “Too many people in our neighborhoods and in our communities are being preyed upon,” said Pastor James Warfield of Mt. Vernon Missionary Baptist Church. “We want to reverse that trend and pray for and pray with our

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Prominent Detroit judge retires from 36th District Court

‘DWTS’ + football stars = success (Page D-1) Donald Driver, wide receiver for the Green Bay Packers, last week became the third NFL player to win first prize on “Dancing With The Stars.” He was preceded by Emmitt Smith from the Dallas Cowboys and Hines Ward of the Pittsburgh Steelers.

In his usual eloquent and subdued manner, Detroit’s 36th District Court Judge Willie G. Lipscomb, Jr. spent his last days on the bench listening to an array of criminal cases. The only thing different was that he was preparing himself to leave the courtroom for a new and challenging career. He notes that he has enjoyed nearly 30 years of what he calls the rare privilege of presiding over some of the most serious criminal cases, prosecuted by the best prosecutors in the country, and defended by the best criminal bar anywhere. “I am retiring at this time to complete and promote my first novel (a fictional work about

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Handgun Intervention Program (HIP) which was the first of its kind court administered program, which started in 1993. For almost two decades, Lipscomb has dedicated his Saturday mornings to conducting intense workshops and classes with defendants, as a condition of their bonds.

Judge Willie G. Lipscomb, Jr. a mythical African king who attempts to curb the spread of slavery) and explore other endeavors. I believe that my most significant and lasting accomplishment while on the bench is the found-

ing and administration of the Handgun Intervention Program,” the retiring judge said. Lipscomb is known across the United States for commitment to The

These defendants, who have been charged with gun crimes, have benefited greatly from their involvement with HIP, according to Judge Lipscomb. His relentless dedication to this cause has earned him numerous honors and awards including Michiganian of the Year, and The University of Notre Dame Alumni of the Year Award.

“The program has helped to educate citizens about the senseless violence that too often results from the possession of handguns. Although I have retired from the court as a sitting judge, I intend to continue with my involvement in this program and others, aimed at improving the quality of life in The City of Detroit,” Lipscomb said. Judge Lipscomb is a U.S. Air Force veteran, and has served as an adjunct professon of criminal law for 30 years at Wayne County Community College District. He resides in Detroit and is the father of one adult daughter and has two grandsons.

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Record grads

Largest number of graduates in Wayne County Community College District history to receive diplomas at commencement More than 2,500 graduates, the largest class in Wayne County Community College District’s history, will be honored at the District’s Commencement Ceremony Saturday, June 2, 11 a.m. at Ford Field. The ceremony marks the 43rd commencement for the District since its 1969 founding. “We’re proud to honor the achievements of a record number of students at this year’s commencement ceremony,� said WCCCD Chancellor Dr. Curtis Ivery. “Our graduates are represented in the region’s top academic and professional organizations. “We are thrilled to have played an important role in helping this year’s graduates – and countless others over the years – realize their personal dreams and professional goals. We look forward to recognizing and honoring the class of 2012.� The Honorable Barbara L. McQuade, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan, will provide the commencement address. McQuade was appointed to her current office by President Barack Obama in January 2010. Before becoming U.S. Attorney, McQuade served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in Detroit for 12 years. She was Deputy Chief of the National Security Unit, where she prosecuted cases involving terrorism financing, foreign agents, export violations and threats. McQuade has also served as a law professor at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, and practiced law at the firm Butzel Long in

CACU bailout extended through May Has bailing out the big banks helped you directly? How about the auto industry bailouts, do you have more money in your pocket as a result? This is a popular discussion in our backyards, workplaces, and the political stage. While politicians, coworkers and neighbors debate the success of these bailouts, there has been another bailout quietly operating in Detroit this year resulting in hundreds of extra dollars in the pockets of real people each month.

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Detroit. Senior Editor of the Michigan Chronicle Bankole Thompson will also participate in the ceremony by introducing Attorney McQuade. Five students also will receive the Special Recognition Award, which is given to students who maintain a grade point average of 3.5 or above and have donated their time to community service. They are: Tonya E. Patterson, who will represent the Class of 2012 by giving remarks during the ceremony, Breanna Plummer, Joyce R. Parrott, Suzanne M. Thomas and Nicole Y. Ballard. Students graduating Cum Laude, Magna Cum Laude and Summa Cum Laude will also be recognized. The commencement ceremony will be filled with pomp and circumstance. Lillian Jenkins, a WCCCD professor in the Mathematics Department will serve as the 2012 Grand Marshal. Dr. Bill Fix, Senior Pastor of the Journey of Hope Community Church in Taylor, will give the Invocation and

Barbara McQuade Benediction. The Plymouth Community Band will provide music and recording artist Randy Scott will perform a special musical tribute to the graduates. “Now more than ever, our graduates can help shape the future of our region,� said Chancellor Ivery. “We are proud to have provided them with the tools and support they need to achieve their personal and our collective vision.� About WCCCD: WCCCD, the largest urban community college in Michigan, is a multicampus district with five campus locations, University Center and the Michigan Institute for Public Safety Education (MIPSE), serving 32 cities and townships, spanning more than 500 square miles. WCCCD is committed to the continued development of new programs, hosting community-based training sessions, improving student facilities and services. For more information, visit:

Wayne County Community College District raises tuition The Wayne County Community College District (WCCCD) Board of Trustees increased tuition at a regular board meeting on May 23, 2012. The 11 percent increase raises the tuition rate to $99 per credit hour for In-District students. The new rate will take affect Fall semester 2012. The proposed increase in tuition will generate approximately $3,899,780 in additional tuition revenue assuming enrollment levels of 52,000 students per academic year. The necessity for the tuition increase is that county property tax collection continues to decline as a result of the economic downturn. Preserving tuition revenue will assist in mitigating the impact on the Districts’ overall revenue base. Out-of-District students will receive a 9 percent increase to $120 per credit hour and Out-Of-State/International students will receive a 7 percent increase to $150 per credit hour. Property tax revenue comprises nearly half the District’s total annual revenue base. Recent communication from the State of Michigan reiterates funding cuts through the elimination of the personal property tax assessment. The potential

forecasted affect on the Districts’ annual operating budget would be more than a $25,000,000 reduction in the total revenue base. “Clearly, this is not a decision we would make lightly,� said Dr. Curtis L. Ivery, chancellor, WCCCD. “Community colleges across the nation are facing the same economic challenges and reaching the same conclusion to increase tuition. In order to preserve our ability to continue to serve our students and offer the programs to turn this economy around, we need to be fiscally realistic and make sound management decisions.� About WCCCD: WCCCD, the largest urban community college in Michigan, is a multi-campus district with five campus locations, University Center and the Michigan Institute for Public Safety Education (MIPSE), the Heinz C. Prechter Educational and Performing Arts Center and the Health Science Center serving 32 cities and townships, spanning more than 500 square miles. WCCCD is committed to the continued development of new programs, hosting community-based training sessions, improving student facilities and services. For more information contact:

In an effort to help the people of Detroit, the federal government provided a $1.5 million grant to a local credit union with instructions that it be used to directly help people in Detroit. Communicating Arts Credit Union (CACU) accepted the challenge and used the funds to bail people out of their high interest car loans by refinancing the loans at half the rate, and the program has been very successful. That grant helped nearly 90 people, reducing their loan rates by an average of 7 percent and their monthly car payment by about $100. Some of these original loan rates were as high as 24.99 percent. All together, the program saved Detroiters over $360,000 in interest on their loans. This bailout doesn’t go to fund bonuses for big business; it goes into the pockets of the people across the street. $100 savings on the car loan could mean that you no longer need a payday lender. It could mean paying for groceries that week before payday. High rate auto loans often come from the business that sells the car. What we don’t realize is that there are other ways to finance your purchase. Credit unions, like CACU, will often offer rates on car loans far below what is available at the dealer. In one example, a CACU member with a rate of 19.95 percent hoped to get a bailout rate of 10

Jacqueline Rochelle and Cleophus Raines were bailed out of their high interest rate car loan by Communicating Arts Credit Union. percent. She actually qualified for a 3.5 percent rate without the bailout. “People assume that they won’t qualify for a better rate than they are offered at a car lot,� says Hank Hubbard, president and CEO of Communicating Arts Credit Union. While many for profit lenders charge as much as legally allowed, credit unions are non profit and set their rates fairly. The impact on Detroiters has exceeded the expectations of the CACU board of directors. As a result CACU has committed to continuing the program through May, even though the grant funds


“Wellness programs are a natural fit for the Green Living Festival,� explains Dr. Kerrie Saunders, a nationally known health expert and author who organized the wellness programs and is also one of the presenters. “In keeping with its ‘healthy people, healthy planet’ message, this year’s festival will offer many programs demonstrating that eco-friendly, green choices are also healthy lifestyle choices.� Michael Greger, MD, an internationally recognized author and presenter on nutrition, food safety and public health, served as expert witness in Oprah Winfrey’s defense in the infamous “meat defamation� trial. Currently serving as director of public health and animal agriculture at the Humane Society of the United States, Dr. Greger will present the “Nutrition Game Show,� a

lively and interactive look at how food can promote health and prevent disease. His presentation takes place Sat., June 23 at 3 p.m. Nationally known presenter and best-selling author Kerrie Saunders, MS, LLP, PhD, will speak on the topic of greening your diet on Sun., June 24 at 1 p.m. Her interest in the Green Living Festival comes from an understanding of the connection between healthy food choices and a healthy planet: “Personal and environmental health really come together at food,� says Dr. Saunders. “While the decisions we make about which type of vehicle we drive or what type of home to buy are important, with our food choices, we are making environmental impact decisions every single day.� Other featured wellness presenters include Joel Kahn, MD, director of preventive cardiology and wellness programs at Detroit Medical Center Hospitals, who will address preventing and reversing heart disease through diet on Sat., June 23 at 2 p.m.; and Mumtaz George, MD, medical director of the

Major sponsors of the Green Living Festival are The Home Depot and Pure Eco Environmental Solutions. Dr. Greger’s presentation is sponsored by New Horizons Computer Learning Centers.

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Education Town Hall to explore Detroit K-12 choices NCBW forum to examine impact of policy on student achievement in Detroit Parents, educators, social and political activists and elected officials are among a cross segment of the community who plan to gather for “Dismantling by Design,” an education town hall to be held on Thursday, June 7, 5:30 p.m. at Michigan State University’s Detroit Center, 3408 Woodward Ave. The event will feature authoritative analyses of the city’s educational landscape and the policies and players that have helped to create it. The event, hosted by the Greater Detroit Chapter of the National Congress of Black Women, is a town hall style conversation to feature two panel discussions designed to: • Provide an overview of research data identifying barriers to student success in the city of Detroit • Promote community and political will for academic partnerships to ensure kindergarten, high-school, and college readiness and greater retention in higher education programs. • Provide an update on State of Michigan education policies that impact K-12 and higher education. • Analyze the current state of Detroit Public Schools, the State of Michigan’s Educational Achievement System, charter

frank assessments of current local educational conditions and offer prescriptions for improving student achievement in Detroit. “This summit’s goal is to foster meaningful and thoughtful debate about how educators and policy makers can best provide quality educational experiences in Detroit without sacrificing community engagement in the educational process,” said Donyale Stephen-Atara, President of the Greater Detroit Chapter of the National Congress of Black Women.

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schools and inner ring suburban schools serving Detroit students. • Offer a forum for a robust discussion about the need for greater governmental investments in early childhood, kindergarten and college readiness and school retention. Among the factors that inspired the Greater Detroit Chapter of NCBW to sponsor the summit were the launching of the State of Michigan’s Educational Achievement System schools in Detroit; the lifting the state’s charter school cap and the continued perceived instability in Detroit Public

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Schools. “As a former Detroit Public School educator and AFT-DFT member, I am very concerned about how human resources changes within DPS will impact enrollment, teachers, administrators, and school choice for parents and students in the fall,” said Sherry Gay-Dagnogo, education chair for the Greater Detroit Chapter of the NCBW. “In order to sustain and rebuild Detroit communities, we have to ensure that our children are provided access to quality academic choices in every community throughout our city.”

editor of the Michigan Chronicle is the forum moderator. U.S. Representatives John Conyers, Jr. and Hansen Clarke are honorary co-chairs for the event. Confirmed speakers for the panels include Detroit School Board member Elena Herrada, education activist Helen Moore, Black Family Development CEO Alice Thompson, State Representative Thomas Stallworth, NCBW Education chair and State Representative candidate Sherry Gay-Dagnogo and NCBW Policy chair and Wayne State University Board of Governors candidate Kim Trent.






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Shekenia Mann photo

A Detroit photographer tells stories through the camera lens

By Kim Trent

Detroit photographer Shekenia Mann is a social worker and former teacher and the compassion, intuition and recognition of the inherent humanity of all people that are necessary to thrive in those careers are manifest in her first solo photo exhibition, “Detroit Shines,” which recently opened at Different Strokes Art and Custom Framing in Southfield. Mann’s work is alive with the complexity of Detroit’s people and places. She offers unflinching looks at the grit and beauty of Detroit, often finding both in the same photo. Mann said her photos are informed by her deep love for her subject. “I’m an observer and I can see that there is something special about Detroiters,” said Mann, a 36-year-old native Detroiter. “I rarely see that quality reflected about us in the media. I feel a responsibility to rescue that quality and display it in my work.” The staff at Different Strokes Art and Custom Framing has framed Mann’s photos for years. Different Strokes manager Janet Burns her father, store owner and photographer Johnie Burns, said when they displayed Mann’s photos in the gallery, other customers responded favorably to her work. Burns said Mann’s “command of light and beautiful depictions of Detroit” inspired them to ask her to mount a show at Different Strokes. In one of the show’s most powerful photographs, a Cass Technical High School football player consoles a member of Martin Luther King High School’s rival squad at the conclusion of a hard-fought winning effort by Cass. The King High School player is covered from head to toe in mud. Titled “You Played a Good Game,” the photo conveys messages that are not often linked to black boys in the popular imagination: compassion, a strong work ethic and the cultivation of friendship and unity. The boys’ humanity shines through the photo. When asked whether this photo and others of young black men playing basketball at a west side park and sparring at the famous Kronk Gym are intended to be a counterpoint to negative visual images that abound about black boys and men, Mann’s response is thoughtful.

photos also capture Detroit’s sad decline and the stubborn streak of optimism that keeps the city afloat. A stark interior shot of the long-abandoned Globe Building near Detroit’s riverfront is both beautiful and haunting but avoids the clichéd “ruins porn” feel of some Detroit photography. Instead of the cold and abandoned industrial feel that one would expect from the interior of a building that has been empty and open to the elements for decades, Mann’s photo captures warmth and light. The shot includes a broken-down piano, and oddlypositioned plastic patio chair and bright graffiti, making the cavernous structure feel lived-in, like a funky downtown loft. Only the muddy floors and crumbling ceilings betray the building’s ramshackle condition.

She even presents a note of hope in her photograph of one of Detroit’s most desperate visual symbols of decline, the long-vacant Michigan Central train station. Instead of focusing on the building’s specter-like intrusion into the downtown landscape, she zoomed in on recent efforts to sandblast the building’s grimy exterior. She calls the photo “Recovery.” She sees restoration where others see decline. Mann’s command of the art form is remarkable given that she came to photography relatively recently. She grew up on Detroit’s west side, graduating from the now-defunct St. Martin DePorres High School and went on to earn bachelor’s and master’s degrees in social work at Wayne State University and a second master’s degree in education at the University of Detroit-Mercy. For six years, she taught in Detroit Public Schools before accepting a school social work position in Lincoln Park a few years ago. In her spare time, Mann served as an assistant to her big brother, Detroit photographer Kewsi Mann. Six years ago, her work with her brother inspired her to explore photography as a hobby. Her talent earned her opportunities to study and show at the famed Sundance Photography Workshop in Utah. She recently completed a certificate in photography from the Center for Creative Studies. Now Mann is considering another career transition. “I love photography because it helps me connect with the God in people,” Mann said. “Everybody wants their light to shine and I try to connect to that light and illuminate it through my photography.”

“Black boys are like anyone else. They hurt. They love. They cry. They are emotional. But you rarely see that reflected in images of them,” Mann said. “Maybe it is easier for me to see it and capture it because of my training as a social worker. I think a lot of times, I shoot from the heart.”

“Detroit Shines” is on display at Different Strokes Art and Custom Framing, 21770 West Eleven Mile Road in Southfield. For more more information about Mann’s show, call (248) 263-1100

But Mann’s knack for discovering and unlocking beauty in unexpected places is not limited to human subjects. Her

Kim Trent is a freelance Detroit writer and a collector of African and African American visual art.

On Saturday, May 26, thousands gathered at Comerica Park in downtown Detroit to raise awareness about a disease affecting one in eight women: breast cancer. The 21st annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure kicked off bright and early Saturday morning. Despite the cloud cover and the occasional raindrops, the atmosphere was electric. “[The best part] is getting all the survivors together, praying for the survivors and getting all the information about breast cancer out there for all the people,” commented Gloria Mitchell, a six-year breast cancer survivor and a fifteen year participant of the 5k race. For some, it was their first time and for others the 5k race is an annual commitment. Some set out to walk, while others geared up to run. There were pink shirts, pink hair, music and dancing. There was an overall feeling of hope and community. “You don’t meet any strangers down here…I call it a big love in,” Carolyn Price, the breast cancer health educator at Sister and Sister Riley Foundation, and nine-year breast cancer survivor remarked.  People of all ages, races, political and religious backgrounds all bound together by breast cancer. Because the truth is, despite the fun atmosphere, the laughter and smiles, breast cancer is serious and it has claimed too many lives. “In fact, according to a study done by Susan G. Komen for the Cure, it is estimated that approximately 40,000 women die this year from breast cancer. Researchers are still working to determine the cause of breast cancer, in the meantime, according to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, there some definite risk factors that women should know:  1. All women are at risk of getting breast cancer. 2. Getting older increases that risk. 3. While genetics may increase your risk, most women who are diagnosed do not have a history of breast cancer in their family.  

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The American Cancer Society recommends yearly mammograms after age forty and having clinical breast exams at least every three years starting at age 20. Know what is normal for you and report any changes to your doctor. Research shows that early detection and regular mammograms can

save lives. “Survival rate can be as high as 98%...if it’s diagnosed and treated in its earliest stage,” says Elree Watkins, a patient service representative at The Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Program (BCCCP). Breast Cancer is scary. But we have to talk about; we have to deal with it. It does not have to be a death sentence. “In the African American community, we don’t like to talk cancer,” Carolyn Price said. The big problem with that is that while more Caucasian women are diagnosed with breast cancer, more African American women are dying from it. Due to the struggling economy, more and more African American women are without healthcare and a means to get regular mammograms. But there are options. There are organizations ready and willing to help women who are underinsured or uninsured get the help they need. Sister & Sister Riley Foundation at the McLaren-Oakland Medical Center in Pontiac was founded by Teresa Rodges 5 years ago and is able to help women over 40 who are uninsured or underinsured, and living in Oakland County. Contact Carolyn Price at 248338-5345 to sign up for free mammogram screening. Another organization The Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Program has been in operation

since 1991, and is able to give 10,000 women free mammograms, breast cancer screenings, and pelvic exams. Should follow up care be needed, including cancer treatment, they are able to provide that as well. They are accepting women, ages 40-64 that are uninsured and meet their income guidelines. Call 1-888242-2702 to see if you are eligible and to schedule a free check up. It cannot be stressed enough: early detection is key. Seeing all those smiling faces at the race on Saturday, sporting their Survivor Pink is evidence that there is hope and there is life despite a breast cancer diagnosis. There are so many resources, so many options, so many people who are deeply committed to finding a cure and helping those who can’t afford mammograms and treatment that being uninsured is no excuse to not get screened. Call and schedule yearly mammograms and hopefully one day we won’t lose another mother, daughter, sister, or wife to breast cancer. For additional resources contact Susan G. Komen for the Cure at 1-877-GO KOMEN (1-877465-6636) or visit their website at www.komen. org



Black males

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Just as many were concerned about Winans and his well-being in the aftermath of the carjacking, we should all be equally concerned about the escalating crime rate in our city, and the senseless taking of lives.

We have lost young Black males walking down the streets like lions looking for someone to devour. They need to be saved and mentored into understanding that they have great potential, they need not rob, sell drugs or kill.

We should be concerned about the young woman who was raped in view of her child in broad daylight on Detroit’s west side.

If their homes did not remind or inculcate in them that sense of personal responsibility, the church can help them develop a clear path to the future. Because the Black church historically has been the guiding light for our communities.

Children and adults are dying in horrific numbers, and the perpetrators of the crimes are usually young Black men. The young men who attacked Rev. Winans did not know who their victim was, despite his being a prominent figure, seen often on television and in the print media. It says something much deeper: how out of touch they are with the real world outside of their own underworld of violence and mayhem. If those young men had been properly steered on a right, productive path they would not have become carjackers. If properly brought up in a nurturing environment and having the self-confidence to know they can be whoever they choose to be, they would not be lured into a world of crime and drugs. Yes, they must bear personal responsibility, but as a community we also bear responsibility. Churches in particular cannot sit on the sidelines, claiming that parents have all of the responsibility. What happened to the communal spirit that made each of us responsible for the other? Our brother’s keeper. What happened to the church that was once the center of our life and thus took a prominent role in the well-being of our children – the future leaders? Truth be told, Rev. Winans’ attack brought the violent crime in Detroit to the doorstep of the church, and has prompted many in the clergy to call for some kind of action, and knowing that they could be the next victim. The church has long been the center of transformation and at this crucial time cannot ignore its role in the community. The engagement has to reflect a broader embrace of children who are often treated as outcasts. They need not be. The interest has to go beyond church members focusing on their own wellbeing. After all, the church’s Biblical mandate is to go in search of the lost, not the saved.

If there was ever a time for the church to demonstrate its power, it is now when Black children are dying and adults are being killed by their own children. To be commended are the group of clergy members, including Bishop Edgar Vann, as well as members of the law enforcement community and other leaders who last week launched an initiative called Detroit Night Walk to fight crime. We can create change and help those young Black males trapped at the crossroads of drug dealing and carjacking. I believe that we can transform young Black males who believe they have no alternatives and no future. In the words of the hip-hop icon and street poet Tupac Shakur, we can make these young Black males “the rose that grew from concrete,” because by virtue of being a Black male they already live under the heavy weight of stereotypes just as we saw in the Trayvon Martin case. Our young Black males — and anyone who is raising a Black boy is aware of this reality — are already facing an image battle, and many of them are holding our community hostage.

Warfield, who is also a Detroit Police commissioner, said he, Bishop Edgar L. Vann II of Second Ebenezer Church and Minister James Booker have convened a powerful group of clergy to lead in this effort. “We have a foundation of more than 30 churches who have answered this clarion call,” Warfield said. “We are following the benchmarking best practice model the nationally renowned Boston TenPoint Coalition strategy, where clergy-led patrols in that city led to a 61.2 percent decline in crime.” Warfield added that we have all the power to drive the change that we need in Detroit. “There is nothing so wrong with Detroit that collectively all our good cannot fix,” he said. Bishop Edgar Vann called Detroit Night Walks a true partnership between clergy, the community and law enforcement. “This is the culmination of the process that has taken many months, and we believe that together we can change hearts, change minds and change lives.” Vann also said the group isn’t evangelizing, but added that there’s a spiritual component to crime prevention. He asked clergy from around the city to join with them. Booker, a retired police officer, executive director of M.A.D.E. Men, and organizer of the Youth Voice Clergy Team of the Harriet Tubman Center, said that churches involved in this program represent 16 different zip codes within the city. Booker added that, most importantly, these churches and their congregations represent the face of Detroit and the community. Quentin McKinnon, chief of staff of the Youth Voice Executive Board, and a junior at Cody High School, spoke of being held up at a bus stop two years ago. “I was startled, I was scared,” he said of the effects of the robbery of his watch, his MP3 player and headphones. “Every day I had to plan ways to go home, switch the differ-

Veteran newsman pays visit

Dan Rather, the legendary news anchor, was in Livonia recently for the Metro Book & Author Luncheon that took place at Burton Manor. Here Rather signs a copy of his book, “Rather Outspoken: My Life in the News,” for Yvonne Bond of Ypsilanti. — Barbara Orto photo

The church can liberate the hostage taker and the hostages. 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 AM-New York. E-mail

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ent streets and it was a scary experience.” Months later, Youth Voice came to his school, and he got involved with efforts to stem violence at the bus stops. He said people were being robbed every day. McKinnon asked how many more will be hurt before Ceasefire is implemented. “We need Ceasefire,” he said. McQuade, who said she was proud to be with youth leaders and clergy leaders who are saying they won’t allow Detroit to be defined by violence, called Youth Voice a wonderful organization. “It has brought young people together to empower them to be part of the solution,” she said. She noted that Ceasefire came about through the National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention. The Department of Justice put together a program to bring together cities that have had challenges with violence, which is how she became involved. “Detroit is not alone,” McQuade said. “We certainly have intolerable levels of violence, but we’re not the only city in America with these kinds of challenges. So the Department of Justice and the White House have brought together six cities, including Boston, Chicago, Detroit, Memphis, San Jose and Salinas, California, to share ideas about best practices and ways to reduce violence.” McQuade said Ceasefire, which has been successful in Boston and Chicago, is one of those great ideas. “They have two very different models, and we looked at them, and we adopted the Boston model and are bringing it to Detroit.” She called it an intervention and prevention strategy to try to change that culture of violence. “One essential piece of it is this Night Walks program,” she said. “It’s a wonderful way for the community to walk together in peace and say ‘we will not tolerate violence in our community.’” McQuade said one of

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the theories behind the Ceasefire model is that in big cities people feel somewhat anonymous and alienated, whereas people in small towns people feel accountable, because everyone knows everyone. “Ceasefire tries to directly drill down on individuals to identify the people most responsible for gang violence and violent crimes,” McQuade said. She said the collective community won’t tolerate people who victimize others. The first phase of training for up to 500 clergy and lay persons took place on Friday at Second Ebenezer Church, followed by prayer rallies on Saturday.

‘Star Trek’ alumna Nichelle Nichols, who portrayed Lt. Uhura in the classic 1960s futuristic TV series “Star Trek,” was in the Detroit area recently for the Motor City Comic Con. The convention took place at the Suburban Collection Showplace. Nichols is also a jazz-based song stylist. — Barbara Orto photo

National Baptist Conference coming to Detroit By Patrick Keating CHRONICLE STAFF WRITER

The National Baptist Congress will hold its annual conference at Cobo Center June 10-15, with Rev. Jim Holley, senior pastor at Historic Little Rock Baptist Church, serving as host pastor. According to conference organizer LaDonna Boyd, the theme this year is “Peace and prosperity in difficult times.” “The Scriptural reference is John 14:27. The National Baptist Congress was established in 1906 by Rev. Richard Henry Boyd, a former slave, who in 1896 had formed the R.H. Boyd Publishing Corp. Dr. T.B. Boyd III, LaDonna Boyd’s father, is the current president and CEO. “Every year our theme for the Congress changes,” LaDonna Boyd said, adding that the Congress offers a traveling school of Christian education. “So, every year we’re in a different city, and we seek to provide the city with economic development and spreading the Gospel through presentations and classes. We have nationally-noted speakers who are coming, as well as entertainers.” They seek to always leave a city better than they found it. According to Boyd, some 5,000 people are expected to attend, and the conference will generate $5.5 million in revenues for the city. She said hotel, dining and tourism dollars make up a large amount of that revenue, though conference leaders are also encouraging guests to patronize various businesses throughout the city, especially African Americanowned businesses.

She pointed out that the Con-

gress also offers scholarship programs to youth across the country.

in theology. Courses are offered to people of all ages.

The National Baptist Congress likes to visit cities again (they were previously in Detroit 11 years ago), and that all the cities the Congress goes to are the ones where they have the biggest following.

“We have a specific youth Congress, and then we have our adult class offerings,” she said. “For the adults we have classes like ‘Why Am I Baptist?’ We teach a class on world religion. One of our classes is called ‘Experiencing God.’ Another one is ‘Issues Facing the 21st Century Family,’ ‘Survey of the Old Testament’ and it goes on and on.” The classes are all Bible-based in addressing current issues in society. She added that they have classes on marriage and parenthood, too. Classes are only taught during the Congress. There’s no “campus” per se, though their offices are in Nashville. Most attendees try to do a little of everything offered during the conference. “There are so many offerings,” she said, adding that there’s a full day of available activities. “We, of course, encourage everyone to take part in the class sessions, and at least hear our morning assemblies,” she said. The first class starts at 7 a.m., followed by the general assembly at 9. “It goes all day, and we actually close it out about midnight, because we have a late service that starts at 10 p.m. in the host hotel,” she said.

“We like to make those commitments to cities that work with our conference, and always have pleasant experiences,” she said. “That’s what we mean by our economic development, just bringing a conference of this size into the city to spend dollars.” Asked if the Congress has any particular goals, and whether they vary from city to city, Boyd said they gave a general schedule they stick with. “We can incorporate other things into that schedule if necessary,” she said, adding that city officials and key individuals are invited to speak to the congregation and Congress youth, and to get the city involved and excited about the Congress’ arrival. The general goals of the Conference are to bring people out to hear nationally-known speakers and entertainers, and to offer them an array of classes. The Congress also always seeks to increase its membership numbers, another main goal. This year’s guests include Vickie Winans, Kierra “Kiki” Sheard, Dr. Dorinda Clark-Cole, Rev. Dr. Tellis Chapman, Rev. Dr. James C. Perkins and Rev. Dr. Wayne E. Croft. The Congress offers about 70 classes per year, as well as variousseminars. The classes are mostly

Boyd said the overall mission of the National Baptist Congress is Christian education and leadership skills. The Congress has always been a resource for pastors and ministers and their congregations.

THE MICHIGAN CHRONICLE May 30-June 5, 2012 Page A-5 news Time for bold reform: DPS maximizes local Merge Detroit and Wayne participation hiring County government With the implosion and reformation of the auto industry, globalization and technology, the world permanently has changed.

By Tom Watkins The Detroit and Wayne County scandals and fiscal crises are terrible things to waste. As Gov. Rick “Relentless Positive Action” Snyder likes to say, we should use the latest crisis rocking Detroit/ Wayne County to “have a conversation” with a greater sense of urgency on ways to reform and produce an effective, accountable government. We have too much government, mismanagement, inside dealing and corruption and have run out of money to continue to prop it up. We have a system of local government that predates the Model T, outdated and nonfunctional. Detroit’s population dropped by 25 percent in the past decade and is now at slightly more than 700,000. For the third year in a row, Wayne County has led the nation in counties with population declines. Both Detroit and Wayne County have massive deficits and no realistic plan to close the gap. Basic services suffer as fading tax dollars prop up an aging system of duplicative and nonresponsive government. The legacy costs are staggering. change Incremental will not take us where we need to go. We need much more than balanced budgets, contract renegotiations, privatization, layoffs and service cuts. We need to position our region for the future.

There will certainly be resistance from those benefiting from the status quo. There is little to be gained by local officials initiating such a call for change.

Tom Watkins What is desperately needed is a leader who has a vision for a better future and will take bold action to help move us forward with a sense of urgency that is matched with an unstoppable determination. So why not seek ways to minimize costs, enhance efficiency and better market and manage the region through a modern city/county consolidation? It’s insane to maintain government structures created in a different age from our fast-paced, hyper-competitive, disruptive, knowledge economy, where ideas and jobs can and do move around the globe effortlessly. There are city/county consolidation models to consider, most notably in Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Lexington/Louisville and Nashville. What we once had in Detroit/Wayne County is gone, never to return.

State legislation could be drafted establishing something similar to the Wayne County Charter Commission 30 years ago. This would allow voters in Detroit and Wayne County to decide if they want to consider reforming and consolidating their governmental bodies and drafting a “constitution” for a new form of local government. The question remains whether leadership will emerge at the state and local levels and in the public and private sectors to get the conversation — and, more importantly, action — under way to create a city/county government to help us thrive as the 21st century unfolds. After all, crisis and scandal are terrible things to waste.

Leadership matters.

Tom Watkins, former state superintendent of public instruction, represented Detroit as an elected member of the Wayne County Charter Commission and was the 2011 recipient of the Detroit Regional Chamber’s Leadership Detroit Lifetime Achievement Award. He can be reached at

New African-American company promotes positive images of Black children In an industry dominated by majority-owned companies and influences, Images of Culture (IOC), a new stationery marketing company, launches today to deliver quality school supply products with uplifting, positive graphics and messages for AfricanAmerican school-aged youth. The company was created by 10-year marketing veteran and AfricanAmerican entrepreneur Pamela A. Richardson out of a desire and passion to fill the void and provide Black youth with in-school materials that positively reflect them in an inspirational, hip and fun way. “We are committed to responsibly delivering products that encourage and promote individualism, creativity,

self-esteem and self-confidence among young boys and girls,” said Richardson. Images of Culture – Product Highlights The first product on the market is a line of onesubject notebooks available in six vibrant designs with cover art depicting African-American cultural experiences such as family, sports and social activities. Each notebook is made with high quality materials that are durable and eco-friendly. Images of Culture’s cutting-edge designs and beautiful craftsmanship are not only trendsetters among Black stationery companies, but in the industry as a whole. The company plans to expand to include additional

school supply products such as folders, binders and memo pads. direct at Available www.imagesofculture. com, Images of Culture’s products are for individuals and businesses, as well as not-for-profit partners and associations. For more information on IOC, its products or how to become a partner, visit www.imagesofculture. com. Images of Culture was born out of a desire to instill self-confidence and self-appreciation in young children of color. The introductory, oneof-a-kind educational product line is a series of spiral-bound notebooks that feature athleticallyinspired graphics that are colorful, motivational and beneficial for children.

2012 Men of Excellence Awards The Michigan Chronicle Men of Excellence Awards celebrates local African- American men who inspire others through their vision and leadership, exceptional achievements, and participation in community service. The Michigan Chronicle has selected 50 men for the distinction of being one of our 2012 Men of Excellence for their successes as businessmen, community activists, philanthropists, or entrepreneurs. These men were chosen from hundreds of nominees and will be joining a group comprised of our area’s most influential men. This fifth annual event will be held on Thursday, June 28, at the Westin Book Cadillac, 1114 Washington Boulevard, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tickets are $65 per person and $700 per table.   Our existing body of 200 Men of Excellence is comprised of numerous c-level and executive management professionals as well as judges, mayors and other community leaders. These men are the beacons of our community and we seek to continually celebrate their contributions and impact on future generations. Our 2012 class of honorees are a very well suited and distinguished addition to the current assemblage.

The Michigan Chronicle will be cel-

ebrating our 2012 Men of Excellence for their contributions to the region, to the community, and to the business world with an exclusive honoree reception. The Men of Excellence reception is a noble event that commemorates the success of our most influential African-American men in Southeast Michigan. Our honorees come highly recommended by their peers and the community. In addition to much deserved accolades, the 2012 Men of Excellence honorees will be featured in a special commemorative edition of the Michigan Chronicle, on June 27, that will showcase all of the 50 honorees’ accomplishments and contributions. For more information on sponsorship and advertising opportunities, please call Stephanie Grimes Washington at (313) 963-8100 ext 303 or e-mail at

Detroit Public Schools recently announced the Bond Construction Program has exceeded average regional participation goals by hiring more Detroit businesses and Detroit residents to work skilled trades and non-trade jobs for the third consecutive and final year of the $500.5 million Capital Improvement Program that is building new and upgrading DPS facilities and demolishing closed and unsafe structures.

More than 60% of all subcontracts were awarded to Detroit-headquartered businesses and more than 50% of all worker hours were performed by Detroit residents, a mark that well exceeds the regional average goal of 25% to 45%. Over the course of the three-year Bond Construction Program, 62% of all subcontracts were awarded to Detroitheadquartered companies. Detroit-headquartered White Construction and their joint venture partner, Turner Construction, have achieved the highest Detroit subcontractor inclusion at 89%. Their workforce is building the new $28.1 million Munger PreK to 8 School which will open for school this fall. Clark’s / Demaria, who completed a $3.8 million renovation at Beckham Academy, and Tooles / Clark, who is building a new $46.3 million East English Village Preparatory Academy on the former Finney High School campus, followed close behind with an 83% inclusion rate. Detroit resident architects, engineers, project managers, and other non-trade workers have performed over 58% of the total non-trade hours in the Bond Construction Program. The new Mackenzie PreK to 8 School being built by the MIG/ Auch design-build team awarded 76% of non-trade hours to Detroit residents. The Munger PreK to 8 School designbuild team of White / Turner hired 69% of its non-trade workforce from Detroit, followed closely by Colasanti / DCI and the 68% non-trade worker inclusion they achieved at Western International High School. At the onset of the Bond Construction Program in 2010, the Greater Detroit Building Trades Council and the Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters entered into a Project Labor Agreement with DPS that was structured to maximize opportunities for Detroit residents. The PLA set an aggressive 65% participa-

tion goal that helped drive participation levels to far exceed the 25% to 45% historical regional averages. The unions have been active partners in the recruitment and engagement of Detroit residents throughout the Bond Construction Program. A Labor & Management Cooperation Committee was established to further maximize participation among Detroiters. Members of this committee included representatives of the unions, DPS, the Walbridge Joint Venture, and a contractor representative. Detroit residents performed 51% of all skilled trade hours in the Bond Construction Program, a mark that well exceeds the regional average goal of 25% to 45%. With aggressive goals, Detroit resident electricians, masons, carpenters, and other skilled trade workers have performed 67% of the total trade hours by the Tooles / Clark design-build team at East English Village Preparatory Academy. Four more projects at Bunche Elementary Middle School, Mackenzie PreK to 8 School, Northwestern High School, and the demolition of old Cass Tech have achieved Detroit resident trade worker inclusion rates over 60%. The Bond Construction Program has also employed 209 DPS students as part of the successful Summer Student Worker Program, which will continue this summer. The DPS Capital Improvement Program is in the third and final year of construction and improvement projects. The program includes: Four new schools totaling $150 million will open this fall that will provide some 4,500 students with brand new learning environments replacing older facilities. Detroit voters approved Proposal S in November 2009 which enabled the district to access $500.5 million for school capital improvement projects. DPS received the sixth largest allocation in the nation. The improvement program also includes technology upgrades and security initiatives being funded with Proposal S dollars. To comply with federal guidelines, all bond dollars must be spent within three years and all projects must be completed by September 2012.

Women’s golf skills clinic A great way to get your game in shape for this golf season is to attend one of the two Michigan Women’s Golf Association (MWGA) Skills Clinic & On-Course Management Sessions, Saturday, May 19 at Hickory Creek Golf Course, 3625 Napier Road, Superior Twp. 48198. The first session begins at noon, the second at 3:30pm. Tami Bealert, PGA Class “A” Golf Professional and Certified Personal Trainer, WITS, will be providing the instruction on the range and strategies on the course. $50 includes instruction, range balls, cart and 9-hole greens fee. Gain invaluable tips on the range with golf specific warm-ups and swing exercises, followed by 20 minutes of pre-golf putting skill tips. Proceed to play 9 holes in threesomes where Tami will coach each group approximately a half hour on the course. You may register online at Contact Lu Stockton for additional information at stockton@mwgolf. org. Register early as space is limited to 24 participants. Membership in MWGA offers the opportunity to meet and golf with a variety of women golfers on different courses (Shepherd’s Hollow, Edgewood Country Club, Timber Ridge to name a few) in different formats (stroke play, scrambles, four-ball), plus many other benefits: • Rules and skills clinics • Discounted entry fee into 10-12 golf

competitions • Match Play League • Six issues of the NEWSLINX, the bimonthly MWGA newsletter • Golf Association of Michigan membership, including the GAM gold discount card and Michigan Links Course Directory • USGA handicap index • USGA Rules of Golf book Other upcoming MWGA events include: Match Play Competi• May 20 tion, Fox Creek, Livonia 2-Person Four-Ball, • May 26 Women, Men/Women Teams, Lakes of Taylor, Taylor Match Play Competi• June 2 tion, Moose Ridge, South Lyon President’s Stroke Play • June 9 Competition, Timber Trace, Pinckney • June 23 Match Play Competition, Greystone, Romeo 2-Woman Scramble, • June 25 Shepherd’s Hollow, Clarkston • June 26 – Aug 24 MWGA-LPGAUSGA Girls Golf Program - golf instruction and on-course play for girls (and related boys) ages 7-14 at Rouge and Chandler Park, Detroit To learn more about the Michigan Women’s Golf Association, visit them on Facebook and their website at www.

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The video game revolution:

MOBILE GAMES such as “Angry Birds: Space” and “Infinity Blade: II” are setting very different standards for the mobile game industry.

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From apps to game consoles, and beyond, video games have invaded our lives – in a good way “HITMAN: ABSOLUTION” is one of the most highly anticipated games of 2012.

“Grand Theft Auto: V” promises to be as immersive as its previous outings.

By Cornelius A. Fortune MANAGING EDITOR

And you thought it was just a phase. “Pong” seems almost prehistoric now, given the advances in video games. Each decade has spawned its own hits and has moved the characters within the gaming world closer to AI (Artificial Intelligence) status.


are, you might have thought at the beginning of the teaser that it was a movie. The Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Renwick Gallery are presenting “The Art of Video Games,” an exhibit that runs until Sept. 30 in New York at the American Art Museum. I would venture that aside from graphic novels, video games are becoming the best breeding ground for sequential storytelling; a blending of writing and illustration that’s purer than cinema, and more expansive than comics could ever be.

It’s difficult to pin down exactly why gamers are so passionate. But like sports fans, cinephiles, and Cornelius A. Fortune comic geeks, gamers have their own network. You don’t have to be a hardcore gamer Fun for the whole family to enter this world. A game console (Xbox 360, Thanks to the Xbox 360’s Kinect, and of Playstation 3, Nintendo Wii) is usually a start, course, the Wii, the simple idea of sitting on though these days you can play games right a couch and playing the latest “Grand Theft on your mobile phone (“Angry Birds: Space” Auto” has morphed into games which promote rules). exercise and physical participation. Lucas Art’s Here are some reasons to join the video game “Star Wars: Kinect” is a fun way to fulfill your dreams of becoming a Jedi. Aspiring singers revolution: and dancers can have a Kinect party while they wait for the next seasons of “American Idol” and Active vs. passive storytelling “Dancing with the Stars.” You can have a great time at the movies, but what if you can become the movie? That’s the Easily accessible type of experience video games offer. It’s an in- Like most entertainment, you’ll find everyteractive experience far richer than sitting in a thing from first person shooters, sci-fi (haven’t movie theater (or at home) and watching events seen much romance, but it might be out there), happen. It’s hand and eye coordination, and crime, horror, even fans of puzzle games and often times, it requires some analytical thinking “Jeopardy” will find a game of interest. If you own either an iPhone or any Android phone, (depending on the game). you’ll find plenty of games to get into, most are free or under a dollar (the all-time $.99 crowd It’s an art form deserving of respect pleaser). You can also play titles on your com Take a look at some of the recent video game puter, which doesn’t get the same love as it did trailers on your TV. You’ve seen them. Chances in days of yore.


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Kindle Fire beware – the Galaxy Tab 7.7 has arrived By Cornelius A. Fortune MANAGING EDITOR


aving owned a Kindle Fire for nearly half year, I’ve come to the realization that with all its advances, by and large, it’s an ereader +, not a tablet. Don’t get fooled with that phrasing. And neither is Barnes & Noble’s Nook Tablet. One thing distinguishes the Kindle Fire and the Nook from Android tablets, is that they only share a small portion of that marketplace. The Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 is the real deal. It’s 0.7 inches larger than the Kindle Fire, but more importantly, users have full access to the Android Market. Productivity users will rejoice in the compact size and power of the device. As far as pricing the Galaxy Tab 7.7 comes in at around $499 (The Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 retails for $249). So, depending on how you choose to use it, the Galaxy Tab 7.7 could be a very good fit, if you’re looking for an alternative to the 10-inch tablet. Some folks prefer simplicity, ease of use, and a smaller size for portability. The Galaxy Tab 7.7 also has a new HD screen technology dubbed Super AMOLED that is quite stunning. Granted, if price is your biggest consideration, a Kindle Fire is adequate for content consumption: books, magazines, streaming Netflix and other things, but if you really want to get some work done, the Galaxy Tab 7.7’s a good bet.

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Walsh College Economic Sentiment Survey reveals growing optimism Optimism concerning expectations regarding economic, business and household conditions for the U.S. and the state of Michigan is on the rise, according to preliminary findings just released from the third Walsh College Economic Sentiment Survey conducted during the first quarter of 2012. Designed and implemented by members of the finance and economics faculty at Walsh College, participants include a representative group of Walsh College alumni responding to a variety of economic and business-related topics. “While there are many studies that measure economic sentiment, this study is distinctive in that it targets a population with graduate and undergraduate

degrees in business disciplines,” said Walsh College Finance and Economics Chair Dr. Linda S. Wiechowski. The survey has been conducted semi-annually, beginning in the first quarter of 2011. In general, respondents are cautiously optimistic about the country’s economic outlook, but fairly guarded concerning the state of Michigan. While 48 percent expect the national economy to experience “good” or “mostly good” times over the next five years, only 37 percent expect the same for Michigan. The Walsh Economic Sentiment Ratio© - a weighted ratio of positive-to-negative responses, with a value greater than 1.0 representing an optimistic stance and a value less than 1.0 denoting a pessimis-

tic outlook - was 1.62 for the country as a whole, but only .75 for the state. The outlook regarding business conditions is relatively positive for the country, with 31 percent of survey participants expecting an improved business environment during the next 12 months. In contrast, 30 percent expect “continuously good” or “mostly good” times for Michigan during the same period. The Walsh Business Condition Sentiment Ratio© for general business conditions was 1.22 for the country and only .74 for Michigan, indicating a significant disparity in expectations for the nation as opposed to the state. Respondents appear to be very optimistic about their household financial

situation 12 months from now, with 36 percent expecting conditions to improve and only 10 percent expecting a decline in their household finances. The resulting Walsh Household Finance Sentiment Ratio© of 3.46 indicates a positive outlook, which is encouraging when considering the majority of those surveyed reside within the state of Michigan and expressed a negative outlook for the state’s economy. In general, the results reflect a more optimistic outlook than measured in the previous survey conducted in the third quarter 2011. The results are also slightly better overall than the levels of confidence exhibited in the first survey conducted in the first quarter 2011.




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Women’s health at stake with Supreme Court deciding on Obama’s health law

By Jessica Arons

The Supreme Court is currently reviewing the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, more commonly known as “Obamacare.” This landmark piece of legislation signed into law by President Barack Obama drastically reforms the way health insurance works in our country. Below we outline 10 reasons why, as stated in the Center for American Progress report “Women and Obamacare,” women in America have so much riding on the Supreme Court’s decision. 1. Obamacare guarantees coverage of preventive services with no cost sharing. Preventive care promotes health and saves money. Yet many preventive care services are out of women’s reach due to high co-pays, deductibles, and co-insurance. More than 50 percent of women have delayed seeking medical care due to cost, and one-third of women report forgoing basic necessities to pay for health care. But under the health reform law, insurers are now required to cover recommended preventive services such as mammograms, Pap smears, and well-baby care without cost sharing. More than 45 million women have already taken advantage of these services. And starting this August more services, including contraception, gestational diabetes screening, and breastfeeding supports, will be added to the list of preventive care that must be covered at no additional cost. 2. Maternity care will be required in new insurance plans. Coverage for maternity care—health care that only women need—is routinely excluded in the individual insurance market. Only 12 percent of plans sold in the individual market even offer maternity coverage, which is frequently inadequate because of waiting periods or deductibles that can be as high as the cost of the birth itself. But once Obamacare is fully implemented in 2014, about 8.7 million women will have guaranteed access to maternity care in all new individual and small group plans. 3. Women will no longer be denied insurance coverage for gender-related reasons. In today’s insurance market, it is common for insurers to refuse to cover women because of gender-based “pre-existing conditions,” such as having had a Cesarean section or being the victim of domestic violence or sexual assault. Thankfully, this practice will be outlawed under Obamacare in 2014. In the meantime, adults with pre-existing conditions who have been uninsured for at least six months can purchase affordable coverage through temporary Preexisting Condition Insurance Plans. 4. Women will no longer be charged more for their insurance coverage just for being women. Under a practice known as “gender rating,” insurers currently charge women higher premiums than men for identical health benefits. As a result, women now pay $1 billion more than men each year for the same health plans in the individual market. As of 2014, however, under the Affordable Care Act, gender rating will become illegal in all new individual and small group plans. 5. Women have more control over their health care. Already, women no longer need a referral to see their obstetrician-gynecologist thanks to Obamacare. And they get to choose their primary care physician and their child’s pediatrician from their plan’s list of participating providers. 6. Women will gain better access to affordable health insurance. Starting in 2014 women and their families, as well as small businesses, will receive tax credits on an income-based sliding scale to help purchase insurance coverage. This will help individuals who earn up to $43,000 per year and up to $92,200 for families of four. Also in 2014 up to 10.3 million women will gain insurance coverage when Medicaid expands its income eligibility to include people with incomes below 138 percent of the federal poverty level—less than $15,000 for individuals and about $31,809 for a family of four in 2011. The health law also eliminates Medicaid’s categorical requirements, so that low-income women who meet the income requirements can be enrolled even if they have

Pardon the Wilmington 10 and 24-year-old Chavis getting the longest sentence, 34 years.

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no children and are not pregnant. 7. Insurance companies can no longer place limits on the amount of money they’ll spend on covered medical expenses. Women are more likely than men to suffer from a chronic condition, and an unforeseen medical emergency or a chronic illness can cause an insured person to rapidly reach a coverage cap in their insurance plan, leaving enrollees to fend for themselves, sometimes with thousands of dollars in unpaid medical bills. But under Obamacare lifetime coverage caps have been eliminated and annual limits are being phased out. Approximately 39.5 million women have already benefited from the ban on lifetime caps. 8. Women and their families benefit from critical consumer protections in Obamacare. Because women use health care services at higher rates on behalf of themselves and their families, ensuring just insurance practices is of critical importance. The Affordable Care Act has already eliminated the practice of “rescission,” when an insurance policy ends the moment a beneficiary gets sick. The health law also requires insurers to spend at least 80 percent of premiums on actually providing health care, as opposed to administrative costs, or pay enrollees a rebate. Policyholders and employers will receive approximately $1.3 billion in premium rebates this year alone. 9. Women in marginalized communities are seeing reforms that respond to their needs. Women of color, lesbian and bisexual women, and transgender people are disproportionately uninsured and subject to higher rates of health disparities. Obamacare is making critical strides in providing vulnerable women with quality health care through increased access to insurance coverage, increased funding for community health centers, promoting health literacy and cultural competency, prohibiting discrimination in the health insurance market, and improving data collection. For instance, already an estimated 5.5 million African Americans, 6.1 million Latinos, 2.7 million Asians, and 0.3 million Native Americans, many of them women, have received preventive service coverage with no cost sharing under the health reform law. 10. Mothers have peace of mind, knowing that their children have health insurance. Obamacare prohibits insurers from denying coverage to children under age 19 because of pre-existing conditions. And adult children can now stay on a parent’s plan up to age 26, an especially helpful provision in this tough economy, where finding a job with benefits is challenging. Young women in particular report delaying needed health care because of high costs. To date, 2.5 million young adults have gained coverage under the Affordable Care Act. Obamacare is a lifeline for women and their families. Women cannot afford to go back to a world where they pay more for less health care coverage, are denied preventive and essential health care services, and are treated like pre-existing conditions. A ruling that strikes down this important law would not only undo decades of precedent, it would have a devastating effect on the health and well-being of millions of women. Women have gained too much from Obamacare to lose it now. Jessica Arons is director of the Women’s Health and Rights Program.

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Of the seven years I was editor of Emerge: Black America’s Newsmagazine in the 1990s, I am proudest of our national campaign to win the release of Kemba Smith, a 24-year-old former Hampton University student who was sentenced to a mandatory 24 ½ years in prison for her minor role in a drug ring.

All nine maintained that they were innocent. In 1980, a federal appeals court overturned their convictions, noting that the trial judge restricted defense attorneys from cross-examining witnesses who had received special treatment in exchange for their testimony against the Wilmington Ten.

Our first story, written by Reginald Stuart in Defense attorneys, in May 1996, featured a high George Curry their petition to reverse the school graduation photo of convictions, noted that the Kemba, decked in cap and gown, with the words: “Kemba’s Nighmare: A Model prosecutor failed to disclose “induceStudent Becomes Prisoner #26370-083.” ment for testimony and special favorWe published two additional stories on able treatment offered to each of three important witnesses including leniency, Kemba, both written by Stuart. accommodations at a beach hotel and The original Emerge story caught the beach cottage paid for by the prosecuattention of Elaine Jones, then director tion, an expense-paid trip for the girlof the NAACP Legal Defense and Edu- friend of the chief witness, and the gift cational Fund. She began representing of a minibike made after the trial.” Kemba in court and eventually filed a petition for clemency. In late 2000, Pres- The 4th Circuit Court of Appeals also ident Bill Clinton granted LDF’s request ruled that the prosecution violated due and Kemba was released after serving 7 process rights by failing to turn over evidence that was favorable to the defense, ½ years in federal prison. including information that would have I’ve said all along that Kemba wasn’t impeached the testimony of its chief witthe only victim of our criminal injustice ness, Allen Hall. It was Hall who had levsystem. Add the Wilmington Ten to that eled the most serious charges against list. Chavis, depicting him as the chief ar Most Black newspapers are carrying chitect of the violence and claiming that a NNPA News Service story this week he taught others to assemble firebombs by Cash Michaels of the Wilmington and use firearms. Journal describing a national campaign However, despite more than a halfto win pardons for the Wilmington Ten dozen requests from defense attorneys, – nine African-Americans and a White the prosecutor refused to turn over a female – unfairly convicted in connec- second statement made by Allen that tion with urban unrest. The NNPA is directly contradicted at least 15 of his helping spearhead this movement. earlier charges. In a nutshell, racial strife accompa- The prosecutor also failed to turn nied the desegregation of New Hanover over a mental evaluation of Hall. County, N.C. schools. The all-Black high school was closed under the desegrega-  “Significant to this case are the statetion plan and its students were trans- ments in the report that ‘psychological ferred to the previously all-White high tests reveal an IQ of 82 placing him in school, where they received a hostile the range of borderline defective,’” the appeals court judges wrote. They said reception. Hall’s limited intelligence raised ques In February 1971, the United Church tions about Hall’s “ability to recall in of Christ assigned Benjamin Chavis Jr., minute detail events that occurred at a native of Oxford, N.C., to help students least one and one-half years prior to the organize a school boycott. time he was testifying.” Amid the racial turmoil, someone The appeals judges said, “There is firebombed Mike’s Grocery, a White- also possible knowing use of perjured owned business located a block away testimony in connection with this from Gregory Congregational Church, report. Hall testified that he had not where Chavis had set up headquarters. undergone a mental examination, and When fire fighters and police officers ar- the trial court refused to allow defense rived on the scene, they were attacked counsel to ask Hall in the presence of by snipers stationed on the roof of the the jury whether he had been examined church. At the time, Chavis and other by a psychiatrist. Hall did answer the activists had barricaded themselves question out of the presence of the jury inside the building. A riot erupted the in the negative and the prosecutor did next day that resulted in two deaths and not disclose the report although he possix injuries. sessed proof positive that the answer Chavis and nine others were charged was untrue.” and convicted of arson and conspiracy This was the criminal justice system in connection with the firebombing inci- at its worse. The least North Carolina dent. Most of the defendants received a Gov. Beverly Perdue should do is issue a sentence of 29 years, with Ann Shepard, long overdue pardon and heartfelt apolthe White woman from Auburn, N.Y., re- ogy to the Wilmington 10. ceiving the lightest sentence of 15 years

Merging fire departments: By Ted Roelofs Bridge Magazine In January, the state started handing out money to local governments as incentives to consolidate public services with neighbors. Fire protection sharing figured prominently in the first round of 27 grants totaling $4.3 million. But it’s the lack of money, rather than the prospect of more, that should force more communities to look at service mergers, says a fire protection consultant. “There is quite a bit of room for improvement,” said Ray Riggs, former assistant fire chief for West Bloomfield Township in Oakland County and a consultant on public safety to the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments. Riggs isn’t a fan of consolidating police and fire functions, arguing that only certain, smaller, communities are suitable for public safety departments. He notes that many fire departments already cooperate anyway, through mutual aid pacts, joint purchasing and sharing of training expenses. According to the Michigan Townships Association, 57 percent of the Michigan townships that provide fire services have a joint fire operation with another government unit; as do 74 percent of townships that provide police services — and 80 percent of those with ambulance services. Riggs argues local governments could do even more. Communities could save

money and boost service by merging multiple authorities into one, closing redundant fire stations and eliminating duplicated equipment such as aerial ladder trucks with their $750,000 price tags. He pegs potential savings at as much as 30 percent. “I really think that needs to be the future,” he said. All that stands in the way, he argues, are local politics, labor issues and the inherent emotions of any community’s debate over fire service. “Good quipped.





The cities of Lansing and East Lansing and four neighboring townships are now looking at the feasibility of forming a regional fire authority. Samantha Harkins, a legislative associate with the Michigan Municipal League who happens to live in Lansing, said such an agreement makes sense. She lives near a fire station in Lansing — and there’s another township station less than two miles away. “Do we really need those two fire stations?” she asked. Randy Talifarro is Lansing’s new fire chief — and East Lansing’s long-standing one. In a rather unusual arrangement, Talifarro is leading both departments as part of the exploration of how best to maximize fire protection dollars. He concedes the challenges are plentiful.

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First Lemonade Day Detroit Workshop provides exciting momentum More than 270 prospective business owners and caring adults gathered at Second Ebenezer Church on April 28 for a new business workshop. You might not consider an event with individuals laying on the floor coloring to be an important business seminar, but these new business owners were serious. The festive afternoon was alive with children from toddlers to teens who were getting ready to be business owners for the day at the second annual Lemonade Day Detroit on June 9.

Samir Franklin, 9, of Taylor, and Adriene Levingston, 12, of Detroit, met the Lemonhead at the Lemonade Day Detroit Workshop.

Lemonade Day Detroit is part of a national effort to teach children how to start, own and operate a business through the simple and time-honored act of running a lemonade stand. The goal is to have 5,000 entrepreneurs hit the streets of metro Detroit. Children are encouraged to plan everything from their stand location to asking an adult for a monetary loan for supplies. Presenting sponsor Huntington Bank and event organizers created the April 28 workshop with sessions for the children and caring adults to answer questions and prepare participants. Booths were staffed by local business people and volunteers who taught attendees how to:

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College preparation and etiquette workshop held at Cody High School The incoming members of the Great Lakes Chapter of The Links, Incorporated recently presented workshops on “Selecting and Paying for College” and “Fine Dining Etiquette” to 10th and 11th grade students at Cody Academy of Public Leadership – Cody High School in Detroit. The presentations expressed the importance of obtain-

Maliya Hollins with her sisters.

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• Advertise Your Stand with The Yaffe Group •   Develop Success Strategies for Your Stand with JR Turnbull Communications •   Register for Lemonade Day Detroit. Huntington’s business planning session was extremely popular with parents, but it was the advertising station and the ability to make your own poster that got the kids’ attention. Ten-yearold Nayanna Hollins of Detroit, who was making a sign with a “Sisters” theme with her little sisters, was just one of the dozens of motivated entrepreneurs on hand who consider Lemonade Day Detroit an important stepping stone to big plans. “I’m going to be a performer when I grow up, but you don’t have to go to college for that, so I’m going to be a doctor or a vet as back-up,” she explained.

AARON MCDONALD works his lemonade stand. “Lemonade Day’s mission is to arm our youth with tools that help them see that they can do whatever they want, and be successful,” said Mike Fezzey, president of Huntington National Bank’s East Michigan Region. “Lemonade Day helps walk children and caring adults through every step of setting up a business, and they are also learning life skills. Everyone needs to learn to balance a budget; who knew it could be fun? “We’re very grateful to Second Ebenezer Church for hosting our first workshop in its wonderful facility,” he added.

Lemonade Day is a part of Prepared 4 Life, a nonprofit that provides experiential programs for children. This year Lemonade Day will expand to 29 cities and more than 200,000 children. To register, or learn about ways that everyone can get involved in Lemonade Day Detroit June 9, please visit detroit. For information about sponsorships, partnerships or donations, please contact Elyse Ruen at 248-9538123 or

Historic Second Baptist Church presents the DSA The Altar Circle of the Historic Second Baptist Church is presenting the VISION, DSA’s Male Ensemble of the Detroit School of Arts on Sunday, June 3, at 2:30 pm in the church sanctuary. This is the Altar Circle’s annual program that features the talents of our young people that too often go

unnoticed by the public and the media. Free parking is available at the Greektown parking structure located at 1011 Brush St. (northwest Corner of Brush and Lafayette Streets). Parking tickets will be validated at Second Baptist Church. For further

information, please call the church office at (313) 961-0920 (9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday). Second Baptist Church is celebrating its 176th year of service to God and the community and is presently under the leadership of Rev. Dr. Kevin M. Turman.

ing a college education and also being able to adapt in professional environments and meetings where dining etiquette is essential. The workshops, which were given on May 4, supported one of five Program Facets of The Links, Incorporated – Services to Youth. The Links, Incorporated is one of the nation’s oldest and largest vol-

Revival time at Beulah Missionary Beulah Missionary Baptist Church, 5651 Middlebelt Rd., in Westland, will hold its annual Spring Revival, Monday through Wednesday, June 11-13, 7 p.m. nightly. The

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SBA Regional Administrator Marianne Markowitz recently visited the state’s top small business leaders and recognized them with the 2012 Region V Small Business Awards. The awards acknowledge these individuals on their outstanding achievements on behalf of small businesses in Michigan and through the SBA’s Region V geographic area (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin). “Our four regional winners from Michigan represent the best in their field,” said Markowitz. “Their tireless commitment to making a difference in their communities is why we have selected them as the SBA’s Midwest Regional winners. “This administration continues to support small businesses with legislation like the Small Business Jobs Act which is giving small businesses the tools they need to be successful, create jobs and drive our economy forward.”

evangelist will be the dynamic and multi-gifted Pastor Frank Harris Jr. of the New Jerusalem Baptist Church of Pine Bluff, Arkansas. Rev. Dr. Kenneth C. Pierce is pastor of Beulah Missionary Baptist Church. All are invited to participate in lifting the name of Jesus. For more information, please call (734) 595-6146.

unteer service organizations, comprised of extraordinary women who are committed to enriching, sustaining and ensuring the cultural and economic survival of the communities they serve. The president of the Great Lakes Chapter of The Links, Incorporated is Schylbea Hopkins. The vice president is Monique Dooley.

June is National Black Music Month

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Triumph Church College Mixer stresses higher education By Logan Patmon


Hosea Sanchez, better known as Malik Wright from BET’s hit TV show “The Game,” was the guest speaker at Triumph Church’s first College Mixer.

Along with students from farther away schools, such as Grambling State University, Howard University and Morehouse College, also attended the event.

Sanchez focused mainly on the importance of education when he addressed a crowd of students. He stressed the importance of staying in school, graduating and obtaining a degree.

The College Mixer was held on Friday, May 18, at Triumph Church’s east campus location.

Education was also the theme of the panel discussion that was held at the event that included other speakersas well. The Mixer also included a Divine Nine Greek step show that featured members of Kappa Alpha Psi, Omega Psi Phi and Phi Beta Sigma’s high school step team. There was also a talent

Over 500 students came out to talk, eat and fellowship.

show and a performance from comedian Horace Sanders along with prizes and free food.

“The Mixer was great, especially to be the first one,” said Triumph Church member DaShanae’ Dozier. “I had a lot of fun meeting members of my church who attend different campuses.”

Students from universities and colleges across the state, including University of Michigan, Michigan State University and Central Michigan University, were all in atten-

Triumph Church continues to stress the importance of education by providing students with information and networking opportunities as well as spiritual growth.

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Verizon African American Small Business Empowerment Series comes to Detroit Small business owners are invited to attend the Verizon African American Small Business Empowerment Series, featuring exclusive content and vital business insights shared during an evening of demos, networking and presentations. Business and technology experts from Verizon Wireless and partnering companies will discuss how small businesses can leverage wireless solutions and the Internet to increase productivity, improve efficiency, and better manage customer relations to improve their bottom line. Attendees will hear from Detroit native, Len Burnett, Co-CEO & Group

Publisher, Uptown Media Group & Vibe Lifestyle Network, about keeping connected with customers in the digital age. The program will also feature hands-on demos of Verizon’s 4G LTE tablets and smartphones and solutions from other vendors. Presentations will include “Wireless Payment Solutions,” “Managing Your Brand Online,” “Apps to Help Grow your Business” and more. Dinner will be served. One attendee will also win a 4G LTE MiFi Jetpack and free service for one year from Verizon. Dinner will be served, but space is limited. Register at

YOUNG singers and performers.

Singers wanted for Summer Dreams Music Camp Summer Dreams Music Camp is currently seeking children, ages 9 to 18, who love to sing and perform. The program will run five days per week from June 18 to August 10, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will be held at Farwell Middle School, 19955 Fenelon at East Outer Drive. The program is free of charge. The summer camp is an extension of the Courville Concert Choir, which is founded and directed by Willard Hines, a retired Detroit Public Schools teacher.

If your boy or girl sings constantly and dreams of being a “singing star,” this is the place to be. The children will perform all around metro Detroit and the summer camp includes a trip to Washington, DC. For more information, please call (313) 861-5405. See and hear them on Youtube-Courville Concert Choir. Email: Visit them at:

57th Annual Midwest Golf Association National Junior Golf Championship (36 Hole Stroke Play Event for Junior & College Golfers)

Saturday & Sunday July 21 & 22, 2012 at

Hawthorne Hills Golf Club Lima, OH Phone 419-221-1891 to reserve practice round tee time Hosted by the Midwest Golf Association Junior Boy and Girl Winner receive entry to the 2012 PGA National Junior Championship. Held in August 2012 Tournament Entry Fees: College Men and Women Div. Junior Boys and Girls Division Pee Wee Boys and Girls Pee Wee Boys and Girls

Ages 19 – 23 Ages 12 – 18 Ages 8 – 11 Ages 6 & 7

Members $130.00 $120.00 $105.00 $ 95.00

Non-Members $150.00 $140.00 $125.00 $115.00

Entry Fee includes: Green Fee and Lunch both Saturday and Sunday, Dinner and Drink at Cracker Barrel at your leisure on Saturday July 20th only - Goodie Bag . Trophies to Division Winners

Tournament Headquarters Howard Johnson – Lima Phone: 419-222-0004 - Reservation Code MJR Rates: $84.00

Courtyard Marriott – Lima OH Phone: 419 – 222 – 9000 Reservation Code MGA Rates: Call for rates Adult Dinner Tickets $ 12.00

Deadline for Tournament Registration - June 15, 2012

PARTICIPANTS during this year’s Kidney Walk.

Kidney Walk raises over $360,000 On Sunday, May 20, the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan (NKFM) held its annual Kidney Walk at the Detroit Zoo. With over 4,500 people in attendance, the Kidney Walk raised more than $360,000 to support the NKFM’s prevention programs and patient services that are offered to the more than 900,000 Michigan residents living with kidney disease, and the many more at risk. Walkers of all ages lined up at 8:30 a.m. to walk the 1.5-mile route through the Zoo. Honorary Chair Dave Adams, President and CEO of the Michigan Credit Union League, kicked off the Kidney Walk by cutting the ceremonial ribbon to officially begin the event. Throughout the day, kids visited the Radio Disney entertainment area for face painting, dance contests, giveaways, and music and also enjoyed noodle art and noodle jewelry with Noodles & Company. Kidney patients were offered free healthy food, massages, NKFM tote bags, and other fun gifts in the Champions

Tent. All walk participants received free food and refreshments. Major Kidney Walk sponsors included Meijer, Michigan Credit Union League/CU Corp, Fresenius Medical Care, Greenfield Health Systems, the Michigan Kidney Consultants, and many others. For more information about the NKFM’s patient services and prevention programs or to learn about the NKFM’s other Kidney Walks throughout Michigan, call (800) 4821455 or visit www.nkfm. org. You can also “like” the NKFM on Facebook at The mission of the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan is to prevent kidney disease and improve the quality of life for those living with it. The NKFM is widely known for providing more programs and services to more people than any other region or state. The organization was recognized for its success in sound fiscal management by receiving a 4-star rating, four years in a row, from

Non Playing Children Dinner Tickets $10.00

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Fear of delivery asked.

By Lee Meadows, Ph.D. It is the hope of anyone, who stands next to a podium in a classroom setting and pontificates about a subject area, that the most illuminating of insights will result from the most in-depth of discussions. While that does happen, from time to time, of late it seems that several of those discussions have taken place outside of the, traditional classroom, and in places where I least expect a discussion to occur. One of my favorite philosophers, Socrates, believed that the world was a ‘living classroom’ and so by the reasoning, the Panera Bread, located on Grand River and Novi Road, is a ‘living classroom’. Hard to dispute the claims of a philosopher who roamed the great city asking questions wearing, only, one shoe! I was enjoying a bowl of tomato soup and a Baggett when a young man approached me and said, “Dr. Lee Meadows?” I flashed my humblest of smiles and said, “Yes, how kind of you to recognize me.” “It’s easy since you’re wearing your Walsh College nametag.” In that moment, I realized, much like Socrates, these are the flaws that keep us from being taken seriously. He sat down and asked, “May I join you?” I nodded, just to give the appearance of control, and before I could ask if there was something on his mind, he said, “There’s something on my mind and, so I’d like to ask you a question.” I dipped my Baggett in my soup and motioned for him to proceed. He went on to explain that he worked for a local engineering company and that after several years on the job, his career had stalled and he was con-

“It is a malingering virus that invades the reasoning part of your brain and deludes you into becoming enamored with the process of doing something and never its completion. You like the idea of talking about doing something, and all of its surrounding issues, but you don’t want to finish.” “Why would I do something like that?” he asked.

Lee Meadows cerned about his future. “It is an, understandable, concern,” I replied, “So, why do you think it has stalled?” He said that his last few projects have gone dead in the water and, as a result, he has not been asked to lead some of the current projects and his name has not been mentioned for possible future projects. He was, genuinely, worried. I asked him a series of questions that were, primarily, designed to help him think through the organizational, professional and personal issues that might be hindering his ability to complete the projects. After the blame bounced from the organization to his psychotic boss, (his words, not mine), the incompetent team members, the emotionally traumatized administrative assistant, the outsourced maintenance crew, his twiceparoled brother –in- law and his wife’s promiscuous cat, we were able to, finally, narrow it down to a simple nugget of truth. I sopped the last drop of soup, raised a Spock eyebrow and said, “Young man, you are suffering from a severe case of F.O.D. aka, Fear of Delivery.”





“Simple, what gets finished, gets measured. Often times, it is how that completed project gets measured is what creates the fear.” He pondered the statement and said, “So, I don’t complete a project because I’m afraid it will be measured as a failure? “The success or failure measure is not the issue. Neither is relevant since the positive reinforcement, for you, comes from the adulation and attention you generate when you are in the process of completing a project. Thus, your Fear of Delivery has contributed to your career being stalled.” “Well, other than getting a job with FedEx, what can I do about it?” he asked. “Start small,” I said. “Go from a ‘To Do’ list to a “Get it Done, Now!” list. Don’t worry about how it gets measured; focus on the quality of your work.” I stood up from the table, touched his shoulder and quoted a line from one of my favorite movies. “You have the strength that comes from knowing.” It would have been a powerful and profound ending if I hadn’t left a shoe. Lee E. Meadows, PhD, is a professor of Management at Walsh College. He can be reached at

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Linda Burgess at The World of Travel

Explore the Carnival Valor’s Ports of Call

Linda Burgess invites all of our old and new Michigan Chronicle cruisers to join her as we set sail on the Carnival Valor November 25 – December 2, 2012 from Miami, Florida on a 7 day Exotic Caribbean itinerary.

forests, El Yunque, featured in many travel documentaries and shows for its lush tropical greenery. This is one of the most popular shopping destinations in the Caribbean as well.

Together we’ll explore some of the most interesting and beautiful ports in the Caribbean, including:

Grand Turk – This is a great place to enjoy a day on the beach, with 7 miles of sand and turquoise blue waters as far as the eye can see.

Nassau, Bahamas – There is so much to explore in this Bahamian paradise, including the world famous straw market, the Blue Lagoon dolphin encounter and the fabulous Atlantis Resort. LaRomana, Dominican Republic – The Dominican Republic is a wonderful mix of history coupled with a unique Caribbean environment. You can visit the quaint town of Altos de chavon or spend the day relaxing and enjoying the facilities at the fabulous Casa De Campo Resort. San Juan, Puerto Rico – Experience both Old & New San Juan including the history of San Juan featuring the old colonial city, its magnificent fortresses and the old Spanish style homes. Or, you can visit one of the true living rain

Our special group rates are just $539 for an inside cabin, $599 for an outside cabin and $759 for a balcony cabin. All prices are per person based on double occupancy and include port charges, taxes and fees. Pricing is subject to change. Space is limited, so don’t miss this opportunity to explore the Exotic Caribbean on the Carnival Valor “Fun Ship”! Call or visit Linda Burgess at The World of Travel 860 West Long Lake Road Suite 100 Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302 248-203-0022 or 888-268-7500

Greektown Casino-Hotel hosts summer kickoff block party Monroe St. will be closed down for quite a party.

will be on the one’s and two’s spinning the latest hits.

On Thursday, May 31 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m., Greektown Casino-Hotel, in conjunction with CBS Radio stations 99.5 WYCD, 98.7 AMP and 104.3 WOMC, will host the official summer kickoff event with a block party.

Other block party activities include: dunk your AMP DJ’s, super prize machine, photo booth, karaoke, and more.  Attendees will also have the chance to win Rascal Flatts tickets and other great prizes.  Food will be available for purchase. 

The event, taking place on Monroe Street between Beaubien and St. Antoine in Detroit’s historic Greetkown District, will feature live music performances from country act Jocaine, classic rock band Blackjack, and DJ Ryan Richards

The Greektown Block Party is open to all ages. For more information, please call (313) 223-2999 or visit http://www.

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Former Titan Jermaine Jackson opens community Jermaine Jackson continues the legacy of former Detroit baseball stars that have ingested the spirit of community and is acting on it. Men like Willie Burton, Dave Bing, Derrick Coleman, Spencer Haywood, Chris Webber, Willie Green and Jaylen Rose, just to name a few, have all been actively involved in Detroit area giving, and Jackson is eager to add his name to the list.

In the Game

Former Negro Leagues stars. – Dan Graschuck photo

Tigers honor Negro League greats

The Finney High and University of Detroit Mercy star is a key figure in opening the New Jermaine Jackson-Cairns Community Center in Mount Clemens. The Jermaine

By Leland Stein III Jackson Academy

will be run by professional athletes. Participants will be taught by a staff that has experience in the NBA as well as a number of leagues across Europe.

By Leland Stein III Recently at Comerica Park it was a natural fit for the Tigers first Interleague game, the Pittsburgh Pirates came to town. That National League team is definitely a regional rival, and it also has a rich Negro Leagues history with the famous Pittsburg Crawfords.

As founder of the Academy, Jackson has set as a mission statement: S.E.A.S. — Socially, Emotionally, Athletically and Spiritually uplift youth. I’m not surprised. When I first came back home to Detroit after 23 years living in Los Angeles, one of the first baseball camps I went to was Jackson’s, held every year at Finny. There he cooked for the kids and held three days of intense basketball instruction. I saw how the Detroit youth responded to him and his positive urgings.

With Pittsburg as its guest and competitor, the Tigers hosted its 18th Annual Negro Leagues Tribute Game, and its Tenth Annual Negro Leagues Weekend marks the first — and longest running — three-day celebration of its kind in Major League Baseball.

Indeed, Jermaine was blessed, earning in 1995 a full scholarship to the UDM, and after four stellar years of collegiate basketball, he pursued the professional ranks. In the summer of 1999, Jermaine put his focus on playing for his hometown NBA team, the Detroit Pistons. He outworked his competition to earn a spot with the Pistons for the 19992000 basketball Jermaine Jackson season. He played in the NBA for a number of teams, and last played for the Milwaukee Bucks. He has also played professionally in Europe for a number of teams including in the Ukraine, Spain, Italy, Argentina, Mexico and Israel. His career highlights include leading UDM to the NCAA Final Four Tournament (where he earned MCC Player of the Year), winning the Italian Basketball Cup championship (2004), and becoming an Israeli Basketball Super League All-Star (2012). On Saturday, June 23, the New Jermaine Jackson-Cairns Community Center will host its grand opening community event. There will be free groceries; Congressman Sander Levin and City Commissioners will be on hand; there will be live music, face painting, basketball tournament, hot dogs and refreshments; free health screening; and a videogamemobile. Just before the grand opening Jackson will host Camp Jackson I for ages 5 to 11 June 18 through July 13, 2012. Camp Jackson II will run July 16 through August 10, for youth ages 12 to 16. Jermaine has had success throughout his entire basketball career, but more importantly he has always been known as an outstanding person and a team player. His heart and determination has always been evident. His knowledge of basketball, his personal integrity, and desire to positively impact youth guarantee his success as a person in any community. “This is all about the community and family,” said Jackson. “You don’t open up a community center for financial reasons. This is about giving back to the community and giving everybody here something positive to do.” The Center will offer a dance program, an after school program with tutoring, a seniors program, computer labs, arts, and enrichment and culture programs. “This is more than just basketball, this is a place that will have a lot of activities for everyone,” said Jackson. “This is just the start. I want to open up more centers around the area. I want there to be as many centers as there are McDonalds because I feel that communities need more positive places. Kids, teenagers, adults, I want this to be about family and that is why when the opportunity to take over this center became available, I was all for it.” Leland Stein can be reached at and twitter @lelstein3.

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Jackson told me that he had always had a burning desire to share his blessings and help uplift other in his east side community.

be involved in baseball.” Other players recounted their history in the Negro Leagues and its good times. “Duncan and I played in the first Global World Series (Canada, Japan, USA, Puerto Rico, Spain and others),” Hill recalled. “Our teams were integrated in 1955, but we had to play for Puerto Rico. We also were the first Negroes to play in Briggs Stadium (Tiger Stadium) and in Milwaukee. In one Negro League All-Star Game, Duncan and I pitched against each other before 40,000. That is a great memory.”

Recalled King: “I started in 1939 and played until 1952. I Wearing the Negro League’s played against Satch (Paige), Josh garb, the Tigers, paying homage (Gibson), Cool Poppa (Bell) just to the Detroit Stars, sported their Jim Leyland acknowledges Jim Sanders and to name a few. Josh was the best uniforms, while the Pirates repre- Alton King. — Dan Graschuck photo hitter I ever saw. I saw him hit a sented the Pittsburgh Crawfords. ball to straight away center field “Bullet” Moore Jr. with a moment of The Negro League uniforms worn 400 feet and it was only on its way by both teams, once represented their silence. up as it went out the park.” respective cities during the 1920s Some of the players reflected on Alton continued: “I had a great arm through the 1940s. what the honored day means to them. and I fielded an infield ball and Cool “Since I’ve been involved in the Poppa should have been out, but he This year the Tigers paid tribute to 12 former Negro League players during Negro League celebration,” Johnson- was so quick that by the time I threw a special pregame ceremony which in- said, “I’m appreciative of Mr. Ilitch and it to first, he had rounded the base and cluded Frank Crosson, Charlie Davis, his staff for how they treat us.” was pulling up his socks.” Joe Douse, Melvin “Buck” Duncan, Said Teasley: “I appreciate what the Douse recalled: “We could not comMinnie Forbes, Bill Hall, Gene John- Tigers are doing. The weekend keeps plain about money, because there were son, Alton King, Jake Sanders, Pedro the memory of the Negro Leagues no jobs for most Black men then. So, Sierra, Ron “Schoolboy” Teasley and alive. It is a history we get to share we just played the game for the love Johnny Waer. with others about a league that once of it. The game did expose us to other The ceremony was hosted by radio had Jackie (Robinson), Hank (Aaron) parts of the country and people. But it was a hard road to travel not being able announcer John Mason of WCHB AM and Willie (Mayes).” 1200. Jim Sanders threw out the cerAdded Duncan: “I have been in- to stay in hotels, eat at roadside cafés, emonial first pitch. The Tigers also volved in this event from the start and use the bathroom (we had to go in the honored former Negro League players I continued to hope that when people fields) or get gas at gas stations.” Harold “Bee Bop” Gordon and James see us it helps motivate kids to want to

Negro League celebration bittersweet for Moore By Leland Stein III

As the Detroit Tigers honored the memory and history of the Negro League’s contribution to baseball lore, its annual event took on a special meaning for Terry Moore. Just last year Terry was standing on the field with his father, James Moore Jr., during this memorable weekend celebration; however, just one year later there was Terry all alone starring at the Comerica giant score board with his father’s picture as the crowd of over 40,000 all cheered, then bowed their heads in a moment of silence for his deceased dad. James, born in 1919, transitioned in March of 2012, just missing his annual trek to Comerica Park. But there was his son standing on the field at Comerica Park recently looking up at the scoreboard as fans cheered his father’s memory, and, he reflected on what it was like to have a connected father and son relationship. I stood close by Terry waiting to offer my support after the moment of silence concluded. “I was excited when I got the press release with the date of the Negro League Weekend,” Terry told me in an interview, “but then I realized that Dad would not be there. Indeed it was a bittersweet moment for me being hearing the announcer mention his name and watching his picture on the big screen, I could not hold back the tears.” Terry also told me it was his father’s birthday game and that made the day even more emotional. “My dad has been involved with this event since it started,” Terry recalled. “So, yeah this weekend’s events have been a time to reflect about our relationship.” Raised in the Memphis school system, James excelled in school and athletics, especially baseball. Seeking better opportunities and escaping the brutal oppression of the South, James came to Detroit and worked in the auto industry. But his love for baseball remained fervent as he played in the Negro Leagues including the Detroit Stars in the 1940s. He played numerous positions but he shined as an outfielder and pitcher. His peers gave him the nickname “Bullet” after being closely compared to Hall of Fame pitcher Bullet Bob Feller because of their similar pitching styles. Along with the Stars, James played for the Motor City Giants and Detroit Brown Bombers. While playing for the


Father and son, Brown Bombers he had the honor of catching a no-hitter pitched by the Terry and James great Satchel Paige. Moore.

James shared his love of baseball with all. He was a little league baseball coach and a girls softball coach. More importantly he passed his love of baseball on to his sons, Perrin and Terry. “For us it was a connection that bonded us,” Terry recalled. “He taught me the game of baseball. It was a family affair for us to attend games, listen on the radio or watch TV. He was a great player in his day and if it had not been for him I would not have gone as far as I did in my baseball career. Baseball was that one special consistent for us.” Indeed, Terry was a hard-core baseball lover, starting with the Little Leagues under Michigan Sport Hall of Famer Ron Thompson. He then graduated from Highland Park High School and was a four years standout on the baseball team. He was team MVP and led the team in hitting for three years while making All-Conference. Terry went on to play college baseball at Wisconsin-Stevens Point (1981-82), before transferring to Wayne State. A serious knee injury shortened his baseball dreams, but he did graduate from Wayne with a degree in TV, radio and film, which he still uses today as a reporter for Metro Networks. “My dad liked this weekend celebration because he felt this was a way young people could be reminded about the history of the Negro Leagues and many of the men that played in the games,” Terry said. “Also he felt it was a chance to remind people how far we have come and the sacrifices made in a segregated America that would not allow men of a different color to play a simple game together.”

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Relax a bit and review your “things to do� list. Move methodically and check off each item as you complete them. You’ll be surprised by the progress you are making. Spend the afternoon with family, and friends.

Vibrations this week make everyone feel as if the universe has given them another chance. Your fresh start may come in a romantic area. Buy a bouquet of flowers for your partner on your way home from work. See what happens.

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Soul Affirmation: This week family is the source of my joy.

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A loved one may feel a bit neglected as you pursue your material dreams with vigor this week. Time set aside for this person after you’ve made some gains will prove to be extra sweet. Try not to push a mate’s understanding nature too far.

Your best self is on parade this week and you look good! Coworkers will beat a path to your cubicle, so be prepared to turn those chatterboxes away gently. Give your honey a phone call or send a loving e-mail.

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This week’s a good week to approach that person you’ve been wondering about. While you’ve been working very hard, you need to play, too. Good playmates make work seem more rewarding.

Soul Affirmation: I smile as I think about faraway places.

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A short trip for business reasons gives you a little personal space to make some notes to yourself. Remember your best self, and keep a positive outlook. Buy a lottery ticket this week at your destination, or watch for some other type of “found� money.



Your home may need some of your attention. This is a fine week to check the fire alarm battery, put away gardening equipment or redecorate your dining area. The results of a shopping trip for new bed linens will please you very much. Soul Affirmation: I keep my smile shining, especially at home. Lucky Numbers: 16, 17, 31

Big appetites this week! Indulge at least one of your passions and then get back to work. You are making incredible strides toward your dream by just reminding yourself of it. Drive carefully and pay attention to brake lights.

Can you take a week off from work? It’s a perfect week to relax with a loved one in one of your favorite ways. Even if you can only spend a few hours decompressing you’ll be surprised at how little it takes to feel bliss this week.

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Religion a potent force for cooperation and conflict, research shows Across history and cultures, religion increases trust within groups but also may increase conflict with other groups, according to an article in Science. “Moralizing gods, emerging over the last few millennia, have enabled large-scale cooperation and sociopolitical conquest even without war,� said University of Michigan anthropologist Scott Atran, lead author of the article with Jeremy Ginges of the New School for Social Research. “Sacred values sustain intractable conflicts like those between the Israelis and the Palestinians that defy rational, business-like negotiation. But they also provide surprising opportunities for resolution.� As evidence for their claim that religion increases trust within groups but may increase conflict with other groups, Atran and Ginges cite a number of studies among different populations. These include cross-cultural surveys and experiments in dozens of societies showing that people who participate most in collective religious rituals are more likely to cooperate with others. They also reveal that groups most intensely involved in conflict have the costliest and most physically demanding rituals to galvanize group solidarity in common defense and blind group members to exit strategies. Secular social contracts are more prone to defection, they argue. Their research also indicates that participation in collective religious ritual increases parochial altruism and, in relevant contexts, support for suicide attacks. They also identify what they call the “backfire effect,� which dooms many efforts to broker peace. In many studies that Atran and Ginges carried out with colleagues in Palestine, Israel, Iran, India, Indonesia and Afghanistan, they found that offers of money or other material incentives to compromise sacred values increased anger and opposition to a deal. “In a 2010 study, Iranians who regarded Iran’s right to a nuclear program as a sacred value more violently opposed sacrificing Iran’s nuclear program for conflict-resolution deals involving substantial economic aid, or relaxation of sanctions, than the same deals without aid or sanctions,� the researcher wrote. “In a 2005 study in the West Bank and Gaza, Palestinian refugees who held their ‘right of return’ to former homes in Israel

as a sacred value more violently opposed abandoning this right for a Palestinian state plus substantial economic aid than the same peace deal without aid.� This dynamic is behind the paradoxical reality that the world finds itself in today, they say. “Modern multiculturalism and global exposure to multifarious values is increasingly challenged by fundamentalist movements to revive primary group loyalties through greater ritual commitments to

ideological purity,� they wrote.

may enable subsequent material negotiations, they point out. “In an age where religious and sacred causes are resurgent, there is urgent need for joint scientific effort to understand them,� they concluded. “In-depth ethnography, combined with cognitive and behavioral experiments among diverse societies (including those lacking a world religion), can help identify and isolate the moral imperatives for decisions on war or peace.�


But Atran and Ginges also offer some insights that could help to solve conflicts fueled by religious conviction. Casting these conflicts as sacred initially blocks standard business-like negotiation tactics. But making strong symbolic gestures, such as sincere apologies and demonstrations of respect for the other’s values, generates surprising flexibility, even among militants and political leaders, and


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tion’s most famous mothers, First Lady Michelle Obama, has made eating well and staying active her central cause, setting the example for her children, and inspiring millions of families to “move” together toward healthier decisions.

On Mother’s Day, we honored the women in our lives who influence our families and communities. This celebration of motherhood highlights the importance of family bonds and support, and how those close to us shape our lives.

Because healthy eating and exercise aren’t always enough to manage diabetes, the right medication can complement patients’ treatment plans.

This month, when you’re spending time with loved ones, I encourage you to recognize the role we all play in fostering a healthy lifestyle for the entire family. One of the most serious problems facing African American families today is diabetes, an autoimmune disease in which the body cannot produce any or enough insulin. Diabetes afflicts millions of Americans and can lead to devastating health complications, including blindness, kidney failure and amputation.

Larry Lucas the fourth-leading cause of death among African Americans. Many more are unaware they are at high risk, often because of a lack of symptoms or failure to get tested. The ADA recommends that those over 45 years of age

Thanks to America’s biopharmaceutical companies, new research is leading the way toward better therapies and improved quality of life for many people with diabetes. In fact, 235 more medicines are in development as of 2010. If you or someone in your family is diagnosed with diabetes, there are programs available to help you get the medicines that

“Thanks to America’s biopharmaceutical com-

panies, new research is leading the way toward better therapies and improved quality of life for many people with diabetes.” Each day, more than 2,000 Americans are diagnosed with diabetes, and experts predict that the number will nearly double by 2025. Unfortunately, the disease disproportionately affects those of us in the African American community. According to the American Diabetes Association (ADA), African Americans are 1.8 times more likely to have type 2 diabetes — the most common form of the disease — than the general population. In total, an estimated 2.3 million African Americans, or a staggering 11 percent, have been diagnosed with diabetes, which is now

should get tested especially if they have a family history of diabetes, an inactive lifestyle, and high blood pressure or cholesterol. Diabetes has turned into an emerging public health problem, especially among youth, due to an increase in child obesity and inactivity. Especially now, parents, educators and community leaders should pay particular attention to how our children are eating and exercising. Taking simple steps to live a healthy lifestyle can go a long way in preventing and managing diabetes. One of the na-

you need. The Partnership for Prescription Assistance (PPA) has already helped connect more than six million patients with patient assistance programs that provide free or nearly-free medicines. If you’d like more information, you can visit www. or call 1-8884PPA-NOW. This year make healthy habits a part of your daily routine, and act as a role model for your family and your community. Larry Lucas is a retired vice president for the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA).

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The Michigan Chronicle issues the following correction regarding the R UR Kids Bully Proof? article published in the May edition of LivingWELL magazine. The study, referenced in the article, was conducted by Dr. Jemica Carter and Dr. Feleta Wilson, who examined the impact of cyberbullying on adolescents’ physical and psychosocial outcomes in 367 students from urban and suburban environments.

Dr. Feleta Wilson (left) and Dr. Jemica Carter, WSU College of Nursing.

National Fire Protection Association Conference & Expo The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is turning up the heat in Las Vegas at the annual NFPA Conference & Expo, June 11-14. Top fire safety experts will come together at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center for the most comprehensive educational event in the industry, offering insight during more than 135 sessions and 19 in-depth seminars. The Expo will feature more than 330 solution providers showcasing cuttingedge exhibits with the latest technology in fire protection, electrical safety and home security. “The NFPA Conference & Expo is the year’s must-attend education event in the fire and life safety industry,” says James Shannon, president of NFPA. “Attendees gain knowledge and application skills that give them a competitive edge in their field while staying upto-date on the most current fire and life safety standards.” The conference will cover a range of fire safety issues impacting everything from technological advancements to day-to-day living. Notable presentations include: National Electric Vehicle Training Programs for First Responders Presentation to describe and illustrate the nationwide training programs that NFPA has developed and implemented to help prepare emergency dispatch personnel for the growing number of electric vehicles in the United States.

       Statue of Liberty: A Fire Risk Analysis Presentation to discuss the problemsolving approaches utilized to do a fire risk analysis of the Statue of Liberty   Assessment Panel discussion about the risk of catastrophic wildfire occurrences and general tools for addressing the issue   The NFPA will also release its anticipated annual Firefighter Fatalities in the U.S. report with a presentation discussing implications of the findings. This year’s featured keynote session “9/11:  Leadership Before and After the Crisis” is presented by Deputy Chief Jay Jonas of the New York City Fire Department. Deputy Chief Jonas will share his captivating story of survival while highlighting improvements to the fire service and built environment since 9/11. To register for the NFPA Conference & Expo or for additional information, visit  Download the 2012 NFPA C&E Mobile App through the Apple App Store or http://m.core-apps. com/nfpa-ce12 for other devices. The Firefighters of Southern Nevada Burn Foundation will be collecting charitable donations on-site from conference attendees. The organization provides assistance to burn victims and their families via the “After the Fire is Out Program” and in partnership with the local American Red Cross.

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The Key to Great Grilling Build the Right Fire — Use different briquet arrangements depending on what’s going on the grill. n

Thinner pieces of meat respond best to high temperature, directheat grilling, which requires spreading the coals out evenly across the grate.


Thicker pieces of meat cook beautifully all the way through, without burning on the outside, with a two-zone fire.


Stack briquets to one side of the grate for high and low temperature zones. Begin cooking directly over the coals until the outside of the meat has reached the desired doneness; then move the meat to the other side of the grate (the low temperature zone) to finish cooking.

Grilled T-bone with Everglades Rub

Grilled T-bone with Everglades Rub



Makes: 4 servings Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: 8 to 10 minutes 4 Walmart Choice Premium T-bone Steaks Dry Rub 1 head roasted garlic (roast garlic in oven until golden brown and soft to mash) 4 tablespoons Everglades seasoning (available at Walmart) 1 teaspoon coffee, ground 1 teaspoon brown sugar 1/4 teaspoon dry thyme 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin 1/4 teaspoon dry mustard 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon onion powder 1/4 teaspoon chili powder 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper Combine all dry rub ingredients. Set aside. Rub each steak with an equal portion of roasted garlic paste on front and back. To prevent burning, do not get garlic paste on bone. Divide dry rub seasoning for four steaks and thoroughly rub each steak. Place in food storage container in refrigerator for 3 to 4 hours. This can be done up to one day in advance. Preheat grill using Kingsford charcoal, until briquets are consistently ashed over. Remove steaks from refrigerator and let come to room temperature. Put steaks on grill; leave in one position on direct heat for 4 to 5 minutes, rotating to get nice grill marks and even flavor profile. Follow this timeline for medium rare.

rilling season is here, and that means it’s time to get fired up for the smoky flavor of your favorite foods cooked in the great outdoors over charcoal. These grilling recipes were created by chefs from all over the country who participated in the Choice Steak Challenge to find out who has the best steak-grilling chops. Their recipes feature Walmart Choice Premium Beef, as well as delicious sides to try with each dish. Only one in five steaks is good enough to earn that label of distinction, and shoppers who aren’t satisfied with their purchase only need to bring back the receipt for a full refund. Find more recipes, tips and information at

Grilled Corn and Peach Salad with Queso Fresco

Makes: 4 servings Prep Time: 20 minutes Cook Time: 20 minutes Grilled Corn and Peach Salad with Queso Fresco 4 ears sweet corn, shucked 4 fresh peaches or nectarines, pitted and sliced in half 1/2 small red onion, sliced 1 head frisee (or your favorite lettuce), chopped 4 sprigs fresh mint, chopped 4 sprigs fresh cilantro, chopped 2 limes, juiced 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 6 ounces Queso Fresco 1 avocado, peeled, seeded, and quartered Salt and pepper to taste Preheat grill using Kingsford charcoal, until briquets are consistently ashed over. Grill corn for 7 to 10 minutes over medium heat, turning every two minutes until kernels start to soften. Remove from heat, set aside to cool. Grill peaches and onions for about 4 to 5 minutes on each side. Remove from heat, set aside to cool. Once cooled, remove corn from cob; slice peaches and onions. Place in large mixing bowl. Add lettuce, mint, cilantro, lime juice and extra virgin olive oil. Season with salt and pepper and toss. Grill the Queso Fresco over medium heat for 3 to 5 minutes or until grill marks appear. Remove and crumble. Serve the salad over avocado slices and garnish with the crumbled cheese. Recipe created by Johnny Hernandez of La Gloria in San Antonio on behalf of the Walmart Choice Steak Challenge presented by Kingsford charcoal and Coca-Cola.

Recipe created by Chef Eric Lackey of Flamestone American Grill in Oldsmar, Fla. on behalf of the Walmart Choice Steak Challenge presented by Kingsford charcoal and Coca-Cola.

Cherry Cola Smoked Chili Ribeye

Makes: 4 servings Prep Time: 1 hour Cook Time: 15 minutes 4 Walmart Choice Premium Ribeye Steaks 1 lime, cut in half Cocoa Cherry Coca-Cola Marinade 1/4 cup Cherry Coca-Cola 2 tablespoons cocoa powder 1 tablespoon chipotle powder 1 tablespoon kosher salt 1 tablespoon garlic powder 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 teaspoon black pepper Preheat grill using Kingsford charcoal, until briquets are consistently ashed over. Mix all marinade ingredients in a bowl with a whisk until blended. Rub each of the steaks liberally with marinade and let stand for 1 hour at room temperature, or chill covered for up to 4 hours. Discard any leftover marinade. Grill steaks for 5 to 7 minutes over medium heat on each side or until an internal temperature of 140°F is reached for medium rare. Grill each lime half for 5 minutes. Let steaks rest covered for a few minutes. Squeeze juice of grilled lime over each steak and serve. Recipe created by David Larkworthy of 5 Seasons in Atlanta on behalf of the Walmart Choice Steak Challenge presented by Kingsford charcoal and Coca-Cola.

Cherry Cola Smoked Chili Ribeye

Chef Secrets: Grill the Perfect Burger (Family Features) When it comes to making the perfect burger, every grill master needs a few tricks up their sleeve. From choosing the right ingredients, to knowing how to best maintain the flavor of the meat, mastering the basics is key. Chef David Eisel of Bob Evans understands that following a specific method can produce a truly mouth-watering burger. “A better-tasting, restaurantworthy burger starts with quality ingredients and a little creativity,” explains Eisel. Here, Eisel shares his tips for grilling the perfect burger, his Backyard Burger recipe made with Bob Evans Original Sausage Roll for a fun twist, as well as a Country Sausage Macaroni and Cheese that will be the hit of the season. Tips for Building a Better Burger • For a better tasting burger, purchase ground chuck that contains 80 percent lean beef and 20 percent fat. • For additional flavor, add Bob Evans Original Sausage Roll to your burger mixture. The flavor-enhancing effects of the sausage will add a nice layer of flavor and creativity to your classic burger recipe. • Create nicely shaped burger patties

mended when cooking with sausage. • To maintain the flavor and juiciness of the meat, never turn the burgers more than once while grilling. • Always toast the buns – either on the grill, or in a skillet – with butter or cooking spray to add another layer of flavor and crunch to the burger. For more grilling favorites and recipes for summer entertaining, visit www. by making an indent in the middle of the patty with your thumb after forming. The indent helps the patty expand lengthwise as the meat tightens during cooking, rather than width-wise. • When making your own marinade, use a mixture of oil, an acid such as vinegar, lime or lemon juice, an aromatic like garlic and onion, as well as salt and pepper. Make sure to marinate the meat in the refrigerator for a minimum of 4 hours. • When grilling, prevent flare-ups by using the grill lid. • Use an instant-read thermometer and cook the patties until the internal temperature is at least 165°F. An internal temperature below this is not recom-

Backyard Burger Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 10 to 15 minutes Makes: 8 burgers 1 pound Bob Evans Original Recipe Sausage Roll 1 pound ground beef 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese 1/3 teaspoon ground pepper 8 hamburger buns Lettuce (optional) Sliced tomato (optional) Sliced onion (optional) In large bowl, combine first five ingredients. Form into 8 patties. Over medium heat on a grill, cook burg-

ers on each side until done, about 10 to 15 minutes. Serve with buns and favorite toppings.

Country Sausage Macaroni and Cheese Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 40 minutes Makes: 6 to 8 servings 1 pound Bob Evans Original Recipe Sausage Roll or Bob Evans Zesty Hot Sausage Roll 2 packages Bob Evans Macaroni and Cheese (20 ounces) 1 can sliced mushrooms, drained (4.5 ounces) 1 cup diced tomatoes 1/3 cup sliced green onions 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese Preheat oven to 350°F. In large skillet, crumble and cook sausage until browned. In large bowl, combine sausage, macaroni and cheese, mushrooms, tomatoes, and onions. Spoon into a greased 2quart casserole dish. Cover and bake 30 minutes, or until hot. Stir and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Bake uncovered for 5 minutes. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.



About Detroit Circles... This week’s Detroit Circles gathering was hosted by Pamela and Darryl Nolen. Detroit Circles is a grassroots campaign aimed at building support for President Barack Obama for the 2012 presidential election.  Detroit Circles is a series of gatherings held in homes, businesses and establishments throughout Detroit and the surrounding area. To date we have hosted more than 100 gatherings, touch-

ing more than 4000 metro Detroiters. The UAW kicked off the first round of Circles and we urge you to help us continue to grow our Circle by hosting a gathering within the next few months. Detroit Circles will run until November 2012. For additional information visit www. or call (313) 6189614.

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UpFRONT Wells Fargo names Hollingsworth chief compliance officer Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) announced that it has named Yvette Hollingsworth chief compliance officer. Hollingsworth, who most recently served as managing director and global head of Operations Compliance and Financial Crimes Compliance & Risk Management for Barclays Corporate & Investment Bank, will begin her new role on June 1, 2012. She succeeds Tim Marrinan, who announced his retirement late last year. Hollingsworth will be based in San Francisco, California and will report to Caryl Athanasiu, executive vice president and chief operational risk officer in the Corporate Risk group. “We are delighted to welcome Yvette to our Corporate Risk team at Wells Fargo,” said Mike Loughlin, chief risk officer and head of Corporate Risk. “Given the intensity of the current regulatory environment, it’s absolutely critical that we maintain a strong compliance team, and Yvette has demonstrated that she has the values, depth of knowledge and experience to effectively lead regulatory compliance for our company.” As chief compliance officer, Hollingsworth will be responsible for ensuring that all areas of the company meet compliance management responsibilities and abide by all applicable laws

and regulations. Her team will continue to provide independent oversight of business-based compliance management activities. Hollingsworth has extensive experience in compliance and risk management, having spent approximately 10 years as a regulator with the Federal Reserve System with roles at the Federal Reserve Banks of San Francisco and New York as well as the Board of Governors. Her industry experience includes a variety of senior compliance/anti-money laundering (AML) roles for financial institutions including Barclays Corporate & Investment Bank and Citigroup, where she served as managing director and regional head of AML Compliance for the Markets & Banking North American division. Hollingsworth previously served on the Supervisory Committee of the Federal Reserve Credit Union, as vice president of Administration and Operations and as a member of the Board of the New York Chapter of the National Black MBA Association, and currently serves as a Board member and Vice Chairman of INROADS New York/New Jersey Region. She earned an M.B.A. from Syracuse University and a bachelor of science degree from the State University of New York Institute of Technology.

Yvette Hollingsworth


Detroit native brings stylish touch to HGTV By Margo E. Williams Whether it’s shoes or hairdos, Detroiters are known worldwide for their style. Dating back to the days of Motown, young men and women have widely emulated the dress, grooming and other trends that were set or popularized by the city’s most high-profile personalities. But when it comes to making style imprints in the living room, Detroiters may be among the last credited with creative vision. Native son Mikel Welch hopes to change this perception when he makes his debut on the “HGTV Design Star” reality series. The competitive reality show that’s set to air at 9 p.m. Eastern Time on Tuesday, May 29, on the HGTV network will award the winning interior designer his or her own series. The son of a veteran Detroit radio reporter, Welch is a resident of New York, but he credits his Detroit roots with influencing his success as a designer. “As far as living in Detroit goes, I definitely feel that it helped shape me and my goals in life,” says Welch. “Detroit is my birthplace. The values I learned while there really helped me as I moved away. New York is a huge place that can eat up many, but because of those values and the work ethic I learned while living in Detroit, I was able to push through and keep striving for the level of success that I wanted.” In its seventh season, “Design Star” has generated a following of regular viewers. Two of the show’s judges speak highly of Welch and the other competitors. “Our finalists had an amazing opportunity to work with powerhouse stars and create some of the most stunning designs we’ve seen in the history of ‘HGTV Design Star,’” says Vern Yip. Adds Genevieve Gorder: “The designers know this is huge, and they deliver results that are worthy of the series’ passionate fans and celebrity guests.” A take-charge approach to his career is what helped land Welch the coveted opportunity to compete on the inte-

Michigan employment rate rises, economy continues to improve Michigan’s economic health continues to improve as the employment outlook brightens for Michigan residents, according to forecasts by University of Michigan economists and the House and Senate Fiscal Agencies. “Michigan is in its third year of recovery after a debilitating recession,” said U-M economist George Fulton at a state revenue-estimating conference in Lansing on May 16. “We see a sustained but moderately paced recovery from now through 2014.” High-wage jobs in industries such as auto manufacturing, metalworking, engineering and computer services, and the insurance sector have shown the strongest growth in the job gains Michigan has seen over the last two years, according to Fulton. His announcement was followed by data released from the Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget showing that Michigan’s unemployment rate for April was at 8.3 percent, down from 8.5 percent in March and 10.5 percent in April 2011. Michigan’s April 2012 jobless rate was the lowest for the state since the 8.2 percent rate recorded in July 2008. From April 2011 to April 2012, the number of unemployed in Michigan dropped by 102,000 or nearly 21 percent. National-

ly, unemployment declined by 9 percent since April 2011. Job growth in three major sectors — manufacturing, professional and business services, and education and health services — accounted for the majority of the state’s gains. The summer jobs outlook for teens is brighter too. About 211,500 Michigan teens ages 16 to 19 are expected to find work this summer, up 6,700 from summer 2011, according to DTMB. “The teen summer labor market is highly competitive,” said Rick Waclawek, director of the Bureau of Labor Market Information and Strategic Initiatives. “Large numbers of teens enter the workforce in a short time period seeking a limited number of summer job openings, and this summer may face additional competition from older workers. However, if teens start looking early and remain persistent, their chances of obtaining summer jobs can improve.” In more good news, Michigan’s budget will have about $300 million more this year than state economists predicted in January. That money is the result of greater-than-expected tax payments and fewer people receiving Medicaid and other state services. The money will be used for one-time solutions, according to state Budget Director John Nixon.

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Mikel Welch rior designing equivalent of “Project Runway.” “I have always been very proactive in looking for work,” he adds. “I don’t wait for an opportunity to present itself; I make the opportunity exist. Being reactive gets you nowhere. “I network like crazy and I put myself out there. If you want it, you have to go after it in an aggressive manner. I never use the economy as an excuse for not having a job because I have managed to create jobs during this economic downturn.” While he’s not one of Detroit’s more familiar success stories, who sings or raps, Welch says he’ll use his visibility to help inspire others in his hometown. “For young men in Detroit, I would advise them to find something they are passionate about in life,” he says. “I would encourage them to educate themselves on whatever they want to do. I don’t have a formal education in design, but because that is my passion, I did research, I pinpointed someone whose career trajectory I would like to follow and I did everything possible to make that happen.”

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Reflections By Steve Holsey

‘DWTS’ + football stars = success

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Eartha Kitt

Corey Dee Williams and Billy Dee Williams.

Donald Driver, wide receiver for the Green Bay Packers, last week became the third NFL player to win first prize on the much-watched “Dancing With The Stars.” His partner was the very gifted Peta Murgatroyd. Driver is the third professional football player to take home the coveted mirror ball. The first was Emmitt Smith of the Dallas Cowboys, dancing with Cheryl Burke, followed by Hines Ward from the Pittsburg Steelers, partnered with Kym Johnson.

Laurence Fishburne

Donald Driver Hines Ward

Emmitt Smith

You probably wouldn’t expect big, brawny football players to be so agile, and so into dancing. These three can really move, with smoothness and precision. (Basketball players have not fared nearly as well on the show.) I must tell you, the couple I was rooting and voting for was the amazing and consistent Mark Ballas and Katherine Jenkins, but Driver and Murgatroyd winning was okay too. (Their freestyle dance that combined country with hip-hop was fantastic.) Interesting how times have changed. Not all that long ago, the interracial dancing we see on “DWTS” would be frowned on by Whites with racist inclinations (although many are still out there...fuming), and some Blacks don’t like it either. However, this is a new day. RAPHAEL SAADIQ (birth name: Charles Wiggins), singer-musician-producer-songwriter, is a big act in the United States, but in France he is a major attraction, almost a superstar if you will. The reason is Saadiq himself, of course, but also because traditional (old school) R&B is very popular in that country. Count me in among those who feel that there are now too many music award shows. First there was the Grammy Awards, based on artistic excellence, followed Raphael Saadiq by the American Music Awards, based on sales. Now we have the BET Music Awards, the Billboard Music Awards, the Essence Music Awards, the Academy of Country Music Awards, the Soul Train Awards and others. This dilutes the meaning of winning an award. Famed rock musician Slash, who played the red hot guitar solo on Michael Jackson’s “Beat It,” said Jackson had a level of fame that was “scary.” He said no one would ever talk to Michael “like a real person” and that the megastar had “no sense of reality.” There is a possibility of Arsenio Hall, recent winner on “Celebrity Apprentice,” returning to late night television. Several networks are reportedly interested. “The Arsenio Hall Show” aired from 1989 to 1994 and at one time was the hottest show on late night TV.



ruth, it has been said, can be stranger than fiction. But someone not concerned with formal or correct speech put it another way: “You can’t make this stuff up!”

After decades of writing, with a focus primarily on entertainment and music, I have seen and heard a lot...and it is always fun to hit the “recall” button and then share the recollections. When the group DEBARGE was just starting to have hit records, they were naive about many things, including business requirements — and apparently didn’t know a lot about etiquette either. The record promotion man came to their home to pick them up for a series of radio and print media interviews. One member didn’t want to go, and he was found hiding in a tree in the backyard! And when they were taken to a nice restaurant, one of the guys ordered a porterhouse steak, then split the dinner role in half and ate it like a hamburger! Yours truly once shared a dressing room at a TV station with HERB FAME of the hitmaking duo Peaches and Herb. As he was putting on his pants, I happened to look down and much to my surprise, he had holes in his socks. MARTHA REEVES & THE VANDELLAS were doing a give-back-to-the-community kind of concert at an inner-city playground. At one point a bad little boy with a slingshot decided to use it, and the rock hit the sleeveless Martha Reeves on the arm — and it hurt! To say the very least, she was not pleased, and the show was momentarily halted!

I think its slip in the ratings had much to do with having too many rap/hip-hop artists on the show, thus alienating a substantial block of viewers and potential viewers. USHER FANS are looking forward to June 11 because that is when his new album, “Looking 4 Myself,” will be released.

Al Jarreau

La Toya Jackson

And speaking of Usher, sorry to hear about the ugly situation that has developed between him and his ex-wife, Tameka Foster. It’s a custody battle. She reportedly attacked him physically and threw food at him, plus spit on his new girlfriend.

CARL WEATHERS, the former pro-football player who became a successful actor (“Rocky,” “Action Jackson,” etc.) tasted Vernors Ginger Ale on a promotional visit to Detroit and loved it. So much so that he began having it shipped to him in Los Angeles! And MELBA

Martha Reeves & the Vandellas MOORE flipped over the popcorn sold at Otto’s Crispy Corn on Woodward in downtown Detroit. Megastar BILLY DEE WILLIAMS believes in passing on at least part of Dad’s name. That is why his son’s name is Corey Dee Williams. They were both in this area recently for a comic book convention.

Mary Wells

LA TOYA JACKSON (she of little talent) infuriated much if not all of her family when she posed nude for Playboy magazine, with a boa constrictor used provocatively. Brother Jermaine said he thought this was strange because she had always been afraid of snakes! And her mother, Katherine Jackson, told La Toya to never do that again. But, of course, more pictures were published, from the first sessions — or maybe they were new pictures. After all, she was a grown woman. Anyone who knows me is aware of the fact that I don’t use slang terms (or do “cool” handshakes or “high fives” either.) But during an interview with gospel superstar KIRK FRANKLIN, for


Some people feel the eight-year age difference may have been a problem when they got married in 2007, plus she already had three kids. Usher is now 33 and Tameka is 41.

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If you like Adam Lambert, be sure to pick up his new album, “Trespassing.” He has been reenergized and the album hits hard with a number of songs tailored for the dance floor, with generous elements of “power pop,” disco, funk and more. It was sad to see that cute seven-year-old rapper who calls himself Mir Money after being Adam Lambert rejected on “America’s Got Talent.” But actually he was terrible, and his parents should not have pushed to get him

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MOTOR CITY ENTERTAINMENT Absolutely true JONATHAN BUTLER, Alex Bugnon, Chene Park, July 18. Tickets at Chene Park box office and Ticketmaster locations. To charge by phone call 1.800.745.3000. STANLEY CLARKE, George Duke, Chene Park, June 20. Tickets at Chene Park box office and Ticketmaster locations. To charge by phone call 1.800.745.3000.

STEVE HARVEY, Fox Theatre, June 9. Tickets sold at Ticketmaster locations. To charge by phone call 1.800.745.3000. ISLEY BROTHERS, BOBBY WOMACK, Chene Park, July 21. Tickets at Chene Park box office and Ticketmaster locations. To charge by phone call 1.800.745.3000.

BOOTSY COLLINS, Chene Park, June 24. Tickets at Chene Park box office and Ticketmaster locations. To charge by phone call 1.800.745.3000.

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NEW EDITION, Chene Park, Aug 3. Tickets at Chene Park box office and Ticketmaster locations. To charge by phone call 1.800.745.3000.

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Reflections on the show.

are both better than that.

Hopefully, Ray J will have completely recovered by the time you read this after being hospitalized for exhaustion.

Chaka Khan has lost a lot of weight and looks so much better. Good for her!

But maybe part of the exhaustion is from constantly seeking ways to generate publicity (a sex tape, that “dramatic performance” at the Whitney Houston funeral, etc.), and from battling with the Houston family at the Billboard Music Awards. (They didn’t want him seated next to the family, even though he has said he and Whitney were close friends.) Fantasia looked and sounded terrible on “American Idol” last week. All of that screaming she and finalist Joshua Ledet did during their duet was entirely uncalled for. Talk about overdoing it! They

BETCHA DIDN’T KNOW...that as a child, Diana Ross never even thought of failure as a possibility. It was just a matter of how and when she would make it. She had no other career options either. It was singing and entertaining, period. A member of another female Motown group said, “I had never seen anyone that ambitious.” MEMORIES: “I’ll Be Good to You” (the Brothers Johnson), “Fame” (David Bowie), “You Beat Me to the Punch” (Mary Wells), “Misty Blue” (Dorothy Moore), “Take Your Time (Do It Right)” (the S.O.S. Band), “Casa-

From page D-1 nova” (Levert), “All Night Long (All Night)” (Lionel Richie), “Don’t Leave Me This Way” (Thelma Houston), “Are You That Somebody?” (Aaliyah), “Stop Your Weeping” (the Dramatics), “Soldier Boy” (the Shirelles), “Uptown” (Prince). BLESSINGS to Betty DeRamus, Carl Carlton, Victor Holsey, Douglas Ware, Dina Peace, Margo Williams, Robin Larkin, Milton Larkin, Dorothy West, Yukia Winston, Damon Williams, Scherrie Payne, Dennis Bowles and Betty Davis Stokes. WORDS OF THE WEEK: “Courage is fear that said its prayers.” Let the music play! (Steve Holsey can be reached at Svh517@aol. com and PO Box 02843, Detroit, MI 48202.)

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some reason I said, “Did you expect to ‘blow up’ so soon?”

White House. It was freezing cold and he had failed to notice that the cameras were rolling at that moment!

He looked at me with a somewhat bemused look on his face and said, “Did you really want to say ‘blow up’?” More than a little embarrassed, I said, “No, I wanted to say, ‘Did you expect to make it so big so soon?’” (The lesson: Always be yourself!) While performing at the Fox Theatre, AL JARREAU literally fell off the stage and into the lap of a concertgoer! Someone — who subsequently no doubt got balled out, if not fired — had not put lights across the edge of the stage. To show his appreciation to the man whose lap he had landed in, and thus had his fall broken, Jarreau ordered a bottle of fine wine. MARY WELLS was overheard telling someone backstage after a show at Hart Plaza, shortly after the airing of “Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever,” that Diana Ross was “high” during the taping. The person she was talking to shushed Wells after realizing there was a media person standing nearby (me!). Mary stopped, but not before telling her friend, “Well, she was!” Rap star BIG DADDY KANE got a huge kick from telling, in detail, where he had put his hand when taking pictures with Madonna for her “Sex” book. When her show was finished at a downtown Detroit venue, there was a reception for EARTHA KITT. Well, for whatever reason the legendary singer-actress-dancer, who was clearly “buzzed” from the champagne she was drinking, was enjoy-

WAYMAN THOMPSON, an actor/singer from Detroit, and SHARON BROWN (daughter of comedian-actor Johnny Brown) were starring in “Dreamgirls” at Masonic Auditorium. The problem was, they couldn’t stand each other! I asked how they could perform together, especially since they had to do love scenes. He said, “We are both professionals.”

Carl Weathers ing her interview with yours truly. Waiting about fifteen feet away was Detroit City Council member John Peoples, holding a Spirit of Detroit proclamation that he has was going to present to her. But Ms. Kitt had no intention of winding down the conversation, even after I suggested doing so. “He can wait,” she said! I had to drop a question I had asked jazz songstress DIANNE REEVES because she clearly couldn’t comprehend the logic of the question.

The great actor LAURENCE FISHBURNE says he has absolutely no interest in sports, even though a lot of people assume that a man is automatically a sports enthusiast. “I really don’t care about it at all,” he said bluntly. Okay, I should bring this to an end before I get really carried away! Once the juices start flowing, sometimes it’s hard to stop!


I said, “Would you ever record a song that you didn’t personally like, if you were sure it would be hit?” (I thought that was a good question!) Reeves said, “Why would I record a song I didn’t like?” I tried to explain the question, but we just weren’t understanding each other!


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Ivan Gipson

Rev. Gipson was an active member of East Lake Baptist Church, where he served as a trustee. He was instrumental in the growth of East Lake and its everyday operations.

He enjoyed cooking,

baking, and playing the organ. He also loved classic cars, and was known for his extensive cologne collection. He is survived by his sons, Ivan, Jr. and Irvin; daughter, Joylisia; granddaughter, Winter Gipson; brothers, J. Clark and Mark Hopkins; sister, Kimberly Glenn; a host of stepbrothers and stepsisters; and many others. Interment was at Elmwood Cemetery. Arrangements were handled by Swanson Funeral Home.

Gloria J. Wright Services for Gloria J. Wright were held on April 17 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Father Norman Thomas officiating. Mrs. Wright, 77, died on April 9. Mrs. Wright was born March 27, 1935 in Detroit to Loyal Crandum Shells and Edna Lee (Smith Shells). She was educated in Catholic and public schools, eventually graduating from Cass Tech (class of 1952). After graduation, she found employment at Michigan Bell Telephone Co. One of her favorite pastimes was attending basketball games at the Brewster Recreation Center, where she met the love of her life, Albert Wright. They married on June 12, 1953. She completed her undergraduate work at Wayne State University and later earned a master’s in education. As an undergrad, she pledged Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Tau Chapter, and later joined the Detroit Alumni Chapter. Mrs. Wright began her teaching career with the Detroit Public Schools in

She was born Oct. 30, 1918 in Vance, Ala., and educated in the Vance Public School System, where she earned her high school diploma.

Later that decade, she married Edgar Haley. Mrs. Haley worked for several years as a housekeeper, and also worked to support the military effort in World War II. In the 1960s, she took a job at General Motors. For more than 20 years, she worked at the Fisher Body Plant in Livonia before retiring in 1986. She was an active member of Russell Street Baptist Church, where she served in a number of auxiliaries, including Usher Board #2 and the

Dynamo Club. She was a stylish, generous, independent and resourceful woman who said what she meant and meant what she said. She loved her family and loved having them around her. She most enjoyed traveling, cooking, gardening, shopping and entertaining. She is survived by her daughter, Ewanda; son, Emanuel; granddaughter, Jamiallah; great grandson Christopher; and many others. Arrangements were handled by Swanson Funeral Home. Interment was at Roseland Park Cemetery.

Services were held recently for Willie Mae Woodland at Swanson Funeral Home with Rev. Dr. Nathaniel Hull, officiating. Mrs. Woodland, 82, died April 25.

1963. She enjoyed spending time with her family and traveling, with membership in Hank’s Campers RV Club. Mrs. Wright is survived by her son, A. Keith Wright; daughter, Kim Procter; six grandchildren, Deidre Procter, Candace Procter, Paige Procter, Kyle Wright, Nolan Procter and Garrett Wright, and a host of other relatives. Interment took place at Elmwood Cemetery. Arrangements were handled by James H. Cole Home for Funerals Inc.

Corine Coleman

Mrs. Woodland was also an active member of Perfecting Church of Detroit, where she served on the Mother’s Board. She is survived by her children, Melva Gean Simmons, Shirley Ann Edwards and Wanda Rene’ Henry; six grandchildren;

13 great grandchildren; stepmother, Theapho Hull; brothers, Rev. Dr. Nathaniel Hull and Jonathen Hull; sisters, Cordie Hull, Rev. Mary Lovett, Teola Smith, Willene Walker and Ollie Wilhit; and many others. Interment was at Mt. Hope Memorial Gardens in Livonia.

Services were held for Eva Wilson May 12 at Greater St. Paul Baptist Church, with Rev. Dr. Ricardo Bartlett officiating. Mrs. Wilson, 74, died May 2.

She was also an active member of Zion Hope Missionary Baptist Church, and then of Bethel Baptist Church, East. She is survived by her daughter, Cora Gatewood; grandson, Damon; granddaughter, Monique; great granddaughter, Kennedy; and many others. Interment was at Lincoln Memorial Park Cemetery. Arrangements were handled by Swanson Funeral Home.

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.

and many others. Interment was at Trinity Cemetery. Arrangements were handled by Swanson Funeral Home.

Services were held for Rev. George Brist Sawyer May 12 at Christian Union Missionary Baptist Church, with Rev. Jamonty Washington officiating. Rev. Sawyer, 71, died May 3.

He is survived by his life, Littie; son, Richard Lee; daughters, Lisa

Services were held for Pauline Mitchell May 14 at Palestine Missionary Baptist Church, with Rev. Ronald C. Burks officiating. Mrs. Mitchell, 81, died May 5.

She is survived by her children, Melvin, Mary

and Alvin, Jr.; grandchildren, Joseph and Dorian; and many others. Arrangements were handled by Swanson Funeral Home. Interment was at Detroit Memorial Park East.

Mae Frances Knuckles Services were held for Mae Frances Knuckles April 28 at Greater Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, with Pastor Milton B. Pierce officiating. Ms. Knuckles, 60, died April 20.

She enjoyed shopping, dressing, laughing, mentoring, teaching and was a very health-conscious person.





her children, Tamica Squirewell, Lester Knuckles, LaTresha Knuckles, Davon Knuckles, and Charles Knuckles; 15 grandchildren; four great grandchildren; sisters, Karen Jones, Kathleen Johnson and Alverta Davenport; brothers, Ronald Knuckles;, Lawrence and Robert; and many others.

Lamoris Johnson Services were held for Lamoris Johnson May 14 at Bibleway Fellowship Church, with Rev. Peter King, Jr. officiating. Mr. Johnson, 66, died May 4. He was born July 28, 1945 in Evansville, Ind., and later moved to Detroit.

He was born Oct. 9, 1940 in Elizabeth City, N.C. and educated in the Elizabeth City Pasquotank School System. After living in both New York and Connecticut, he moved to Detroit.

He married Littie Thedford on May 8, 1993.

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

Pauline Mitchell

She was an active member of Greater Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, where she served as a member of Usher Ministry #4 and as a teacher in the Teaching and Learning Ministry.

George Sawyer

He was employed at White Tower Laundry, and was also an active member of Christian Union Missionary Baptist Church. He sang with the Male Chorus and was ordained as a deacon on Feb. 15, 1970. He subsequently became an ordained minister on Jan. 24, 1971. He subsequently joined New Christian Missionary Baptist Church.

She is survived by her sons, Larry Maynor and Richard Johnson; daughter, Vikki Marie Jackson; 16 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; sister, Ada Mae Benton; and many others.

She was born Aug. 25, 1951 and educated in the Detroit Public Schools System. She subsequently earned a master’s degree in early childhood development.

She married Frank Wilson in 1959, and raised the couple’s five children.

She is survived by her children, Denise, April, Reginald, Sereata and Sherlaunda; 10 grandchildren; one great grandson;

Her entire life was centered around family and giving. She was an excellent cook, known for her pound cakes, homemade rolls and fried corn.

Mrs. Mitchell was also an active and founding member of Palestine Missionary Baptist Church. She served in many capacities, including as a member of the senior choir.

Eva Wilson

Mrs. Wilson was an active member of Greater St. Paul Baptist Church.

Mrs. Johnson was an active member of Ebenezer A.M.E. Church, where she was a devoted member of the Grant Missionary Society. She also participated in most of the church’s benevolent events.

Her other passion was sewing. It gave her great joy to make clothes that looked good and fit well.

In the early 1960s, she was employed at Albert’s Clothing, but resigned to raise her children.

She was born June 8, 1929 in Postelle, Ark. She moved to Chicago in 1947; and to Detroit in 1948. There, she married Oliver King Edwards. Later, she married John Louis Woodland, Jr. She was employed at Children’s Hospital of Michigan, and retired after 23 years of faithful service.

She married John Maynor, and the couple owned a store. Later, in the 1950s, she moved to Detroit, where she married E.L. Johnson on June 23, 1956.

She was born Oct. 27, 1930 in Crockett County, Tenn. and later moved to Detroit.

She was born Aug. 11, 1937 in Greenwood, Miss. and educated at Eastern High School.

She was born Feb. 12, 1924 in Henry County, Buchannan, Tenn., and educated at Henry County High School. She played on the basketball team, and was an avid basketball fan.

She was employed in a variety of jobs, including short-order cook, small parts assembler at an automotive supplier to Chevrolet, a voter’s assistant at the voting precinct near her home, and as a caregiver. She spent the majority of her work time at S.S. Kresge and Sears Roebuck. She retired from Sears in 1979.

Services were held for Mosella Johnson May 12 at Ebenezer A.M.E. Church, with Rev. Amelia Dortch officiating. Ms. Johnson, 93, died May 8.

Willie Mae Woodland

Services were held for Corine Coleman May 10 at Bethel Baptist Church, East with Dr. Michael Andrew Owens officiating. Mrs. Coleman, 88, died May 2.

She married Wayne L. Coleman on March 6, 1943, and the couple subsequently moved to Detroit.

She moved to Michigan in the mid 1940s, where she and her mother managed a boarding house.

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Mosella Johnson

Eddie Mae Haley

She was born March 27, 1921 in Wrightsville, GA., and educated through the fourth grade. She was then needed to work on her family’s farm. Later, she would go on to receive her eighth grade diploma.

He was born Jan. 12, 1960 and educated in the Detroit Public Schools System. He graduated from Murray-Wright High School in 1978. He was employed for more than 10 years by Henry Ford Health System as a machinist and as a district sales manager for Alco Medical Sales and Services for 26 years. He also had an entrepreneurial spirit which led him to launch Gipson, Inc., Gipson Medical Sales & Services and Educational Tuition Acceptance, Inc.

Obituaries Services were held for Eddie Mae Haley May 7 at Russell Street Baptist Church, with Rev. Dee Dee M. Coleman officiating. Ms. Haley, 91, died May 1.

Services were held for Rev. Ivan L. Gipson, Sr. April 28 at Galilee Missionary Baptist Church, with Dr. Tellis J. Chapman officiating. Rev. Gipson, 52, died April 22.

May 30-June 5, 2012

He was employed a chief engineer with Penn Central Railroad for several years before going to work for the city of Detroit. He later retired from his city job. He was also an active member of Bibleway Fellowship Church. Felton, Yalonda Fullilove, Patricia Sawyer, LaShanda Talbert, LaTrese Guyton and LaDonna Durante; 25 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; brothers, Milton Sawyer and Rev. Matthew Sawyer; sisters, Mattie King, Odessia Johnson and Lois Sawyer; and many others. Interment was at Gethsemane Cemetery. Arrangements were handled by Swanson Funeral Home.

Mr. Johnson loved vintage cars, and owned a number of them over the years. He also loved to tinker with home remodeling in the multiple homes he owned. On mornings, he could be found drinking coffee and telling jokes at Mary’s Grill, or working on cars with his dear friend Henry “Jose” Matthews. He was

well-known as a loving neighbor on whom everyone could count. He is survived by his father, James P. Johnson; sister Dareatha Hill; brothers, “Calvin” Charlie Johnson, “Melvin” James E. Johnson, and James Michael Johnson; sisters, Dorothy Johnson, Mary Jackson, and Ann Mitchell; and many others. Interment was at Grand Lawn Cemetery. Arrangements were handled by Swanson Funeral Home.


religious directory


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Directory of Religious Services To Be Listed Contact Linda Moragne, 963-5522, Ext. 242



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.

(248) 470-6017

Rev. Ryan Johnson

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

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May 30 - June 5, 2012

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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

Rev. Gloria J. Fitchpritch

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

Rev. Vallerie Gray

The Order of the Fishermen Ministry


10025 Grand River Ave.

(313) 933-0770

Fisherman Earl “DOC” Savage

Vulcan Christian Ministries (Warren)


7447 Convention Blvd.

(810) 771-3257

Dr. Marjorie A. Lyda



8033 Kercheval

(313) 921-2950

Rev. Gloria J. Fitchpritch




Barbara L. Nettles-Rutland March 9, 1946 -May 12, 2012 Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, Barbara began her career at Channel 2 News. Following TV-2, Barbara spent many years working with Emanuel Steward and the Kronk Boxing establishment. Yet, it was her longtime friendship with Congressman John Conyers that thrusted her into becoming a political consultant and networking maven of Detroit politics. If you needed a connection Barbara had it. So come to connect with Barbara one last time as we celebrate her life. Saturday June 2, 2012 at 11:00 a.m Hartford Memorial Baptist Church 18700 James Couzens (Lodge Freeway/US 10) near Seven Mile Rd. Detroit, MI 48235 Phone: 313-861-1285 The family ask that all donations be made payable to: Karmanos Cancer Institute 4100 John R. • Detroit, MI 48201

Mark your calendar for June 20 and join the Detroit Area Agency on Aging as we create a new wave in Lansing – The Senior WAVE. Whether it is the waves of stormy seas or the distinctive wave of Queen Elizabeth, waves denote oscillating movement – movement older adults want to see from Lansing legislators. So in Michigan, here’s what we mean by The Senior WAVE: We Advocate, Vote, and Energize the Economy. Close to a thousand older adults from throughout Michigan will gather in Lansing for Older Michiganians Day on June 20 to represent Michigan’s growing wave of older adults age 60+ -- a number that rises by 135 residents per day. As it grows, this population presents both challenges and opportunities. If you are a senior, an individual with a disability, a caregiver or an interested advocate, Older Michiganians Day is an opportunity to better understand the issues faced by this growing population. If you’re concerned about your pension being taxed so 90,000 businesses can pay no taxes; if you’re concerned about the rising cost of prescriptions and healthcare and decrease in retiree and Medicaid benefits; and if you’re concerned with decreased revenue sharing to cities resulting in fewer police, fire and emergency medical services, you need to be in Lansing on June 20 to let your voice be heard. For more information on how to attend and receive free lunch tickets, contact Brian H. White, Detroit Area Agency on Aging, at 313-446-4444, ext. 5276. During a rally on the lawn of the State Capitol, we want legislators to sponsor and support legislation that addresses these three critical strategies: 1. Invest in quality long-term care options focused on cost-effective solutions that meet the needs of citizens. 2. Provide suitable housing, transportation and health care choices to support independent living and strengthen the economy.

3. Ensure safety and security through elder abuse protection. Our state legislators work hard to allocate a finite amount of resources for many competing needs. We know they want to get as much mileage from those allocations as possible. And we want them to know that the Aging Network in Michigan leverages three dollars from other sources for every one dollar of state funding. We will urge legislators and the governor to invest in results-oriented solutions that will save Medicaid dollars. For instance, the funding of home-delivered meals, in-home care, care management, caregiver respite, and evidence-based wellness programs help older adults maintain their health and stay in their own homes longer. We want legislators to look more closely at the ways the Aging Network creates a stronger Michigan economy. Seniors are a $32 billion economic force in Michigan. Our income and assets are critical for the state’s economy, but our communities must be livable for seniors and adults with disabilities to thrive here. This means we need economic development in Michigan that stabilizes the social fabric of families and creates jobs. We also want legislators to recognize the severity of elder abuse and financial exploitation in our state. Michigan’s Department of Human Services estimates that over 73,000 older adults are abused annually. Michigan’s Adult Protective Services’ investigations of complaints by older adults have increased by 31 percent since 2009. A package of legislation that protects vulnerable adults encourages reporting of abuse and stiffens penalties for abusers must be enacted. On June 20, Older Michiganians Day will demonstrate that older adults play a huge role in Michigan’s reinvention. We just have to show up. For details on participating in Older Michiganians Day, call the Detroit Area Agency on Aging at 313-446-4444 – and ask for Brian H. White on ext. 5276. Need help with the everyday issues of older adults? Listen to THE SENIOR SOLUTION radio show at 1:00 p.m., every Saturday, on WCHB 1200 AM and 99.9 FM – and call the Detroit Area Agency on Aging for our free “Senior Solution Resource Guide” at 313-446-4444, ext. 5816.

announcement(s) Hope Academy, a public charter school, will hold its Budget Hearing on Tuesday, June 12, 2012 at 4:30 p.m. Hope Academy is located at 12121 Broadstreet, Detroit, MI 48204. (313) 934-0054

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.


BUDGET HEARING NOTICE george washington carver will be holding its Annual Budget Hearing on Monday, June 11, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. to review and comment on the Academy’s 2012/2013 School Budget. The budget is available for public inspection at 14510 Second Avenue, Highland Park, MI 48203. The meeting will be held in accordance with the Open Meetings Act.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING the starr detroit academy Board of Directors will be holding its annual budget hearing on the following date and time: June 13, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. The location will be: 22400 W. 7 Mile Rd. Detroit, MI 48219 The budget is available for public inspection at: 22400 W. 7 Mile Rd., Detroit, MI 48219. The meeting will be conducted in accordance with the Open Meetings Act. May, 30, 2012 11:00 am.

LEGAL NOTICE COVENANT HOUSE ACADEMY SOUTHWEST 5668 Baker Street Detroit, Michigan 48209 NOTICE IS hereby given that the Covenant House Academy Southwest Board of Directors will hold its Annual Budget Hearing on Wednesday, June 6, 2012, at 3:00 P.M. The Budget will be available for public inspection at the hearing location at 5668 Baker Street, Detroit, Michigan 48209. The meeting will be conducted in accordance with the Michigan Open Meetings Act.

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SECTION 1 RFP ADVERTISEMENT DETROIT WATER AND SEWERAGE DEPARTMENT DAVE BING, MAYOR CITY OF DETROIT ANNOUNCEMENT OF REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR DESIGN BUILD CONTRACT NO. PC-791 SEWAGE SLUDGE INCINERATOR AIR QUALITY CONTROL IMPROVEMENTS The Detroit Water and Sewerage Department (DWSD) is seeking a qualified firm to provide design-build services under a negotiated, fixed price contract to provide all design, obtain all necessary permits, furnish all materials and equipment, perform any required demolition and removal, temporary or permanent rerouting of existing piping or electrical service, construct, startup, and test all modifications and improvements necessary to enable the eight multiple hearth incinerators at Incineration Complex II of DWSD’s Wastewater Treatment Plant to continuously comply with new air quality regulations for Sewage Sludge Incineration Units as incorporated into 40 CFR Part 60 by the Final Rule published by U.S. EPA on or about March 21, 2011, as well as providing all other Work and obligations required by the Contract Documents. Optionally, DWSD may direct the Contractor to also bring two incinerators in Incineration Complex I into compliance with the new regulations. In addition to the requirements stated in this Request for Proposals (RFP), each element of the following minimum qualifications is required to be met by at least one member of the Proposer’s team: (a) a minimum of five (5) years experience including a total of no less than three (3) contracts for design and construction services related to multiple hearth incinerator construction or modifications; (b) not less than one contract to provide air quality control modifications to multiple hearth incinerators; and (c) demonstrated knowledge of standards, specifications and regulatory requirements mandated by this RFP. The lead firm is required to demonstrate available performance and payment bonding capacity in the amount of the proposal price. Beginning May 29, 2012 an RFP package may be obtained from the DWSD Contracts Section on the 15th floor in Room 1504, Water Board Building, 735 Randolph Street, Detroit, Michigan 48226 on business days between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. A non refundable $50.00 fee in the form of a certified or cashier’s check made payable to the “Detroit Board of Water Commissioners” is required to secure the RFP package. Please call Thelma Mitchell at (313) 964 9482 for further information on RFP distribution. A pre-proposal conference will be held at 9:00 a.m., Detroit time, on Thursday, June 7, 2012, at the Wastewater Treatment Plant located at 9300 W. Jefferson, Detroit, Michigan. The meeting will consist of a DWSD presentation on the scope of work followed by a question and answer period. The pre-proposal conference will be immediately followed by a Wastewater Treatment Plant project site tour for all prospective proposers. Proposers are required to provide hard hats and safety glasses. Proposals are due on July 25, 2012 at 12:00 noon at the place indicated in the RFP package. Any questions should be directed to DWSD’s contractual representative, Daniel Edwards at (313) 964 9471 or e-mail and call to confirm receipt of the e-mail.



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invitation to bid The Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation (SMART) is soliciting proposals for Digital Communication Boards. The proposal forms or RFP Control No. 121057 may be obtained beginning on June 5, 2012 from RFPs are due by 3:00 PM ET, July 10, 2012.

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Join June 20 Trip to Lansing For Older Michiganians Day By Paul Bridgewater

May 30 - June 5, 2012


Call: Charles 248-755-4924



Written Bids are invited from experienced Professional Property Management Companies in response to this Bid Notice. A Bid package may be picked up at the offices of the City of Detroit Downtown Development Authority (the ”DDA”), located at 500 Griswold Street, Suite 2200, Detroit Michigan, 48226 or via the internet at, beginning on __May 24, 2012. A mandatory pre-submittal conference will be held at the offices of the DDA offices on Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at 10:30 AM. Bids will be received until 3:00 P.M. (EST) on Thursday, June 14, 2012, and will subsequently be evaluated to select the most responsive proposal. All Professional Property Management Companies submitting proposals must agree to comply with the requirements of Fair Employment Practices and the City of Detroit’s Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Ordinance, Tax Clearances and Human Rights requirements. No submittal may be withdrawn for at least 90 days after the actual opening of the proposal. The DDA reserves the right to waive any irregularity in any proposal or to reject any or all proposals should it be deemed in its best interest. If additional information is needed regarding this Bid, please contact Ms. Sandi Smith, Real Estate Manager - Project Management, at (313) 963-2940.

AIRLINES ARE HIRING - Train for high paying Aviation Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified - Job placement assistance. Call Aviation Institute of Maintenance 877-891-2281. ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE FROM HOME. *Medical, *Business, *Criminal Justice, *Hospitality. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. SCHEV certified. Call 877-895-1828

HELP WANTED NOW HIRING Companies desperately need employees to assemble products at home. No selling, any hours. $500 weekly potential. Info: 1-800646-1700 Dept. MI-251


Seeking FT Maintenance Staff. Potential candidates are requested to view position requirements and indicate interest through Job Code CUSO1148. (EOE)

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ACCOUNTING MANAGER THE CHARTER TOWNSHIP OF CANTON is accepting applications for the position of Accounting Manager. Applications must be received in Human Resources by 4pm, Thursday, June 7, 2012. Visit to view full job description, posting and hiring process. Canton Township is an Equal Opportunity Employer

GM Finance Senior Analyst General Motors Co. seeks GM Finance Senior Analyst (Detroit, MI), to provide accounting services support to GM Finance & Corporate Accounting; implement process improvements with focus on creation & management of systems that integrate people & processes in productive ways; preparation of management reports & various reconciliations, forecasting, & analytics to support financial statement integrity; among other duties. Master in Accounting or Finance +1 yr experience. Please send resumes to: GM Co., Resume Processing, Ref. #3527677, 300 Renaissance Center, Mail Code 482-C32-D46, Detroit, MI 48265-3000 Engineering Specialist Functional Architecture General Motors Co. seeks Engineering Specialist - Functional Architecture (Warren, MI), to analyze feature requirements; evaluate function partitioning & allocation scenarios collaborating with Subsystem Requirements Engineers (requirements authors), Subsystem Architecture Engineers, & Design Release Engineers (DREs) to establish the primary design direction with regard to the decomposition of software elements in the system; among other duties. BSEE & 3 yrs of experience. Please send resumes to: GM Co., Resume Processing, Ref. #3527688, 300 Renaissance Center, Mail Code 482-C32-D46, Detroit, MI 48265-3000



Police Dispatcher at Oakland University

Oakland University Police Department

Performs all phases of work related to Police radio dispatching. Requires high school or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Minimum of two years responsible work experience. Possess voice and speech characteristics (e.g. tone and diction) and language communication skills suitable for telephone and radio operations. Ability to work various shifts. Ability to use computer systems. Previous public safety dispatch experience desired. Salary is $15.74 per hour. See online posting for additional position requirements. Must apply on line to:

Customer Services EngineerSimulation in Troy LMS North America, Inc. has an available position of Customer Services EngineerSimulation in Troy, MI. The position requires a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering. Position also requires: 1) Work experience or Master’s thesis or Master’s research project in which individual used LMS Virtual.Lab on the design & validation of automotive exhaust systems’ noise, vibration, & harshness (NVH) characteristics; & 2) Work exp. or Master’s thesis or Master’s research project in which individual performed physical quantification of automotive systems’ acoustic & vibration properties using LMS Test.Lab software. Job duties: Perform NVH predictive analysis of automotive subsystems such as Exhaust, Chassis, & Body using LMS Virtual.Lab. Perform NVH physical testing & analysis of these automotive subsystems using LMS Test.Lab. Model automotive subsystems such as exhaust & other chassis components, & conduct physical testing of automotive subsystems to predict & quantify the NVH characteristics. Conduct technical presentations & generate reports.

Qualified candidates should send resume to: Lisa Brown, Executive & HR Administration, LMS North America, Inc., 5755 New King Street, Troy, MI 48098.

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