Parents take time to talk and listen to your children

Commentary, Opinion
            I believe I speak for a lot of my peers when I say parents listen to your children. There’s an old song by Will Smith with the words: “parents just don’t understand”. But I think it’s more like, parents just don’t listen. They talk about how things were when they were kids but things are different now, and parents should listen and talk to their children so that they can hear just how different things are. Our parents have so many demands on their lives that they can’t hear us shouting; “we need you!”. We really do need you to listen and to talk to us. I went home with a friend one day. When we walked in I said hello to his mother.…
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Writers group to address illiteracy in Detroit at November Conference

Life & Community, Opinion, Stories
                    Photo: Eddie Connor It’s a story most city residents already know, still it’s hard to comprehend. A report released in May by the Detroit Regional Workforce Fund (DRWF) revealed that nearly half of adults are functionally illiterate—that equates to more than 200,000 individuals in the Motor City. The numbers tell a story about the inability of Detroiters to fill out a job application, vote in elections or read a prescription. Tackling the issue of illiteracy is no small feat, but organizations like the Motown Writers Network wants to do what it can to bring the community together to address the problem.  Author Sylvia Hubbard, Founder of MWN, is organizing the two day event—The Essence of Motown Literary Jam and Conference.…
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Donations Pour into Occupy Detroit Protest in Grand Circus Park

Donations Pour into Occupy Detroit Protest in Grand Circus Park

Commentary, Life & Community, Stories
A recent poll showed more than one third of the country or 37 percent of people support the Wall Street protests and even more, 58 percent -- say they are angry about America’s politics.  Detroit is no exception and that is evident by the large numbers of donations pouring into Grand Circus Park.  Tents are bursting at the seams at the ‘Occupy Detroit’ protest with loads of food, clothing and medical supplies. Nurses representing the Michigan Nurses Association came down to provide first aid support, but they’re mission of mercy was twofold.  As part of National Nurses United, they passed out their own Main Street Contract Campaign to support the Wall Street Transaction Tax, which they hope will make Wall Street pay for the devastation it has caused on Main…
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