Author: Alisha Dixon

Heaster Wheeler urges supporters to vote for Garlin Gilchrist for City Clerk

“Today, I am endorsing the dramatic change and transformative leadership that’s needed in the clerk’s office,” said Wheeler.  “The turnout for our last primary election was abysmal, and I hold our current clerk responsible for the office’s persistent lack of engagement with our community and consistent disrespect for the duties of the office.  Therefore, I support Garlin Gilchrist to be Detroit’s next city clerk.”

Palmer Park holds Garden Party Benefit Sat. Sept 10

Media preview for the historic Palmer Park Log Cabin in Detroit, Michigan, which was designed by famed architects George D. Mason and Zacharia Rice for Senator Thomas Palmer and his wife Lizzie Merrill Palmer in 1885. They donated it to the city of the Detroit in the last 1800s with land to create a public park. In the mid-1970s, the historic cabin (used as a museum) was closed and most furnishings were donated to the Detroit Historic Society and stored at Historic Fort Wayne. In 2012, the nonprofit People for Palmer Park (PFPP) initiated work to clean and restore the cabin. In June 2017, the original stained glass windows were restore by PFPP, and the city of Detroit rebuilt the foundation, porch, and other exterior portions of the cabin, as well as restored the cedar shake roof. — PHOTO: Barbara Barefield

Turn Around Café helps teens improve their lives

The aroma of freshly brewed coffee greets employees who work for the various businesses located inside Detroit’s Lakeshore Global headquarters in New Center. The approximately 500 square foot corner space is a one-stop shop for busy workers and visitors who want to grab a beverage and a muffin for breakfast or a light snack at lunchtime. It’s quick, easy and has an added bonus; it is giving a much needed job training opportunities for disadvantaged youth.

Bank of America advances economic mobility through student leaders

The summer months can be a critical time for teenagers to build skills that will prepare them for a lifetime of success. For five outstanding teens in Metro Detroit, it is their time to do just this while demonstrating leadership skills and giving back to the community.

Detroit NAACP Voter Hotline ready to assist voters for Tuesday primary election

The Detroit Branch NAACP’s “Take Your Soles to the Polls” Campaign in its commitment to voter education, mobilization and protection is prepared to protect the vote for the Tuesday, August 8, 2017 Primary Election.
Detroit Branch NAACP
Tuesday, August 8, 2017
7 am – 8 pm
Detroit Branch NAACP
8220 Second Avenue
Detroit, MI 48202
The Detroit Branch NAACP Voter Hotline (313-664-2424) is set up to assist voters with questions about where to vote and to report any signs of voter intimidation or suppression.  The voter hotline will be available on Tuesday from 7 am – 8 pm

Mayoral candidate Ingrid Lafleur proposes a universal basic income for Detroit

Ingrif LaFleur –PHOTO CREDIT: Justin Millhouse

Write-in mayoral candidate Ingrid LaFleur recently announced her plan of action at the campaign office. It was her last co-creation session before the primary. Believing in the intelligence and expertise of Detroiters, LaFleur created the weekly series of co-creation sessions to bring the community together to discuss challenges Detroit faces and possible resolutions. Supporters and members of the community were present to give thoughts and comments on her plan of action.

Hannan Foundation to host 70 Over 70 Awards

The Hannan Foundation will host the inaugural 70 Over 70 Awards on Thursday, October 12 at the Roostertail.

“We are very excited to bring attention to the amazing older adults of metropolitan Detroit.  So often they are overlooked and this event gives us the opportunity to showcase the human potential that continues, and in some cases, increases with age,”says Vincent Tilford, Hannan’s executive director.

The Michigan Chronicle Candidate Questionnaires: City Council District 6

As part of the endorsement process, the Michigan Chronicle asked each candidate to fill out a questionnaire to help us make our decision. Most of them responded, some of them did not. If you don’t see a candidate here it is because we did not receive an answered questionnaire from that candidate. Due to space constrictions we were not able to include even the questionnaires sent to us by the candidates we chose in this morning’s print edition. However, thankfully, no such space restrictions exist online. Therefore, for those among you who like to have as much information as possible about each candidate before making your decision, we decided to publish each and every answered questionnaire that we received. Regardless of who we decided to endorse. Because at the end of the day, despite what we may think, the decision should be – and is – still up to you. The voter. And you deserve all the info you can get.