Global Automotive Alliance (GAA) President and CEO Sylvester Hester was recently appointed to the Tuskegee University Board of Trustees to serve a full, four-year term as a state-appointed trustee by Alabama Governor Kay Ivey.
“Home Alive: 11 Must Steps to Surviving Encounters with the Police” empowers parents with survival skills to teach their children to make it home alive. It provides the necessary advice of what one should say or do in a vulnerable situation, especially for youthful black and Hispanic civilians.
During the 2008 housing crisis, an estimated 7 million Americans lost their homes due to foreclosure. African-Americans were hit the hardest with a loss of nearly $200 billion, according to the Center for Responsible Lending.
MDOT and Kiefer Foundation partner to add more cable median barrier on Michigan highwaysFast facts:
– Since introduction in 2008, approximately 380 miles of cable barrier have been installed on Michigan freeways.
– Cable barrier have reduced cross-median crash rates by 87 percent and contained 97 percent of out-of-control vehicles.
– Four cable barrier projects are in the 2018-2022 safety program, totaling 19.5 miles at an investment of $4.5 million.August 28, 2017 — The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) today announced a first-of-its-kind public/private partnership to improve safety on Michigan highways using protective cable median barrier.The partnership between MDOT and the Kiefer Foundation will involve investing $300,000 to add 1.7 miles of protective cable median barrier on I-96 from Doan Creek to east of Dietz Road in Ingham County.
Mitchel Kiefer, the foundation’s namesake, tragically lost his life at this location on I-96 in September 2016. His vehicle was struck from behind and pushed across the median into oncoming traffic.
According to a new study, black women are arming themselves more in Cook County, Chicago.
About 800 black women got a license in 2014, according to Illinois State Police. So far in 2017, nearly 1,400 black women have received a concealed carry permit — already more than all of 2016. In all, more than 4,000 black women have received a concealed carry license in Cook County.
Garlin Gilchrist may be the only person in Detroit who claims to not be surprised by the fact that he will be the one challenging incumbent Detroit City Clerk Janice Winfrey and not Heaster Wheeler. Because judging by the polls leading into the primary, Gilchist was given only about a 2% chance whereas Wheeler had 12%. But the incumbent Winfrey was polling far higher than either of them at about 48%.
“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.”
The City of Atlanta announced today that it is working with local partners to open shelters in an effort to help ensure that residents and displaced individuals have a safe place to stay as Hurricane Irma approaches the State of Georgia. Atlanta remains under a tropical storm warning. The main threats to the metropolitan Atlanta area are heavy rain, strong winds, possible flooding, and power outages.
Mississippi is the state where your dollar will last the longest amount of time in retirement, while Hawaii is the state where your dollar will last the shortest, a new study found. How much money do you need to retire? How long will your retirement savings last? A study by GoBankingRates.com is offering the answer depending on where you live.
General Manager and CEO Keith Parker will step down after nearly five years in service of the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority. Parker will join Goodwill of North Georgia, which provides job training, employment placement services, and other community-based programs, as president and CEO this fall.
Supporters of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program marched through the streets of downtown Atlanta Monday. Hundreds of demonstrators walked from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s office building on Ted Turner Drive to the Atlanta City Detention Center, where some immigrants are detained, after President Trump announced his decision to rescind the program.