“Breonna did not deserve to die. She should still be with us,” petition starter Loralei HoJay said in a recent update to her viral petition. “Please keep calling and emailing — I will continue to work to the best of my ability to get justice for Breonna.” READ MORE!
“Each day a child spends in foster care waiting for a permanent family is too long,” said JooYeun Chang, executive director of the Children’s Services Agency within MDHHS. “Wendy’s Wonderful Kids has demonstrated success at finding families for children who have waited in foster care the longest, and we are thankful for the opportunity to expand this program in Michigan.” READ MORE!
In honor of Black Music Month, Explorer Sierra Ward poses with Michael Jackson and Beyonce wax figures at Madame Tussauds in Tokyo. Ward along
Last Fall up-and-coming film director MJ Harrell shared a video with then co-worker Sonya Bernard-Hollins. Harrell had provided hands-on training in videography to members of the Merze Tate Explorers. He would even accompany them to record an exclusive interview with costume designer Ruth Carter, just days before her historic Oscar win for Best Costume Designer for her work on Black Panther. The students later would repay Harrell for his time by participating in the remake of a video he had recorded years earlier. READ MORE!
During this pandemic, with all Michigan schools closed for the remainder of this school year and many people out of work or with reduced hours, Communities In Schools of Kalamazoo (CIS) students and families are disproportionately more vulnerable than ever. READ MORE!
A chance encounter with a Boy Scout representative turned into a lifelong career as a professional Scouter for Don Shepard.
“At a National Jamboree in 1985 I ran into a loaned executive. He stopped a buddy of mine and I and asked if we knew about professional Scouting,” Shepard said. “My buddy and I joined Scouting after college as professionals.”
Shepard will take over leadership of the Michigan Crossroads Council (MCC) on May 1 as its new Scout Executive, replacing Matthew Thornton who stepped down in December to take a new assignment in Los Angeles, Calif. Shepard is currently Scout Executive for the Daniel Webster Council based in Manchester, New Hampshire. READ MORE!
4th Annual Girls Can! Magazine features state and international adventures of Michigan girls! READ MORE!
Benjamin was just a toddler when his father Abraham escaped slavery on a Boone County, Kentucky plantation with nothing more than the clothes on his back, and his barber clippers. Young Ben had heard stories that his father promised to one day return for him and his sister. READ MORE ABOUT THIS NEW CHILDREN’S BOOK BASED ON A TRUE STORY!