Jeff Johnson to Keynote Oakland University’s Keeper of the Dream Event

Master Storyteller and Journalist Jeff Johnson to Keynote Oakland University's Keeper of the Dream Event For its annual Keeper of the Dream Awards Celebration, Oakland University (OU) will welcome award-winning journalist and communications strategist Jeff Johnson to campus on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, January 21. Johnson has conducted interviews with both former President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for BET News and provides regular content on the … [Read more...]

The Rochester Hills Public Library Celebrates the Civil Rights Movement

Many who know about the Civil Rights Movement know about Martin Luther King, Jr. but few know the other influential leaders who helped shape the movement. Learn these untold stories during Names Unspoken: Unsung Heroes of the Civil Rights Movement, Tuesday, February 6 at 7:00 p.m. President of the Detroit Branch of Association for the Study of African American Life History will share stories of Bayard Rustin, who organized the March on Washington, Fannie Lou Hamer, who is the reason why … [Read more...]

North Oakland NAACP honors Circuit Judge Michael Warren

Oakland County Circuit Judge Michael Warren was honored with the H. Wallace Parker Preservation of Justice Award from the Northern Oakland County Branch NAACP last week at the group’s 92nd Annual Freedom Fund Dinner in Pontiac, Michigan. The award states that it was presented to Judge Warren for “Acknowledging with gratitude, his efforts to renew the spirit of America, encourage Michigan’s citizens of all ages to exhibit pride in patriotism and learn about our country’s historical and … [Read more...]