Leslie McGraw, special to the Washtenaw Jewish News, March 2020 Over 80 members of Temple Beth Emeth synagogue and Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Ann Arbor, Michigan came together on Saturday, January 18 at Temple Beth Emeth on Packard Road to watch and discuss the film Suppressed: The Fight to Vote. The new documentary … Continue reading Temple Beth Emeth and Bethel A.M.E. Church talk voter suppression
Today was a historic moment for our nation. Garry Brown, Tennessee District Attorney, announced that he has re-opened the investigation into the 1940 murder of whom some have identified as the “first martyr of the civil rights movement”, Elbert Williams. Mr. Elbert Williams was a bright, outspoken 31-year-old family-oriented man in the predominantly black community … Continue reading Reenvisioning Justice
Three years ago exactly, I had the pleasure of meeting one of my favorite poets: Ms. Nikki Giovanni. She came to one of our favorite local bookstores, Nicola's, in promotion of her new book, Chasing Utopia: A Hybrid. While I was there, I felt like I was in an intimate conversation, although there were close … Continue reading Life is a Good Idea
Originally appeared on February 20, 2013 Monday I had a rotten day. I was sick with a head cold, sorting through personal finances, everything I scheduled for the day turned out differently than planned, I worked really hard and felt like I got nothing accomplished. We all have days like that - where nothing seems … Continue reading Thankful Thursdays: Are you happy?
Veterans' Day, unlike Memorial Day, is for all (this world and the next) those who sacrificed their freedom at any point to secure ours. My Promise to myself, my country, and those that I love is to not forget. Ever. I want to give pause to expose my heart and shower attention towards my veteran … Continue reading Thank You Veterans
Last night I showed @oaklibrary's pic to my wife & she immediately started crying, just like I did when I saw it, pic.twitter.com/ra6OjF72tv — Mike Jung (@Mike_Jung) May 2, 2014 //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js The lack of diversity in books is not a new topic; the scarcity of diverse protagonists and themes is an ongoing source of contention … Continue reading Why We Need Diverse Books
Yesterday, was Giving Tuesday. So far, local results are showing: *COTS (Coalition of Temporary Shelter in Detroit, Michigan) received a $25,000 donation from someone who was inspired by Giving Tuesday. * ATAMI (All Things Artistic Ministries, Inc.) raised over $400 on their Go Fund Account. *Kiwanis raised 75% of their fundraising goal. *Peace Neighborhood Center received a donation of … Continue reading Giving Tuesday was a Success
Clipped from: news.gather.com (share this clip) Social injustice versus Racial injustice? That's the question that I keep trying to answer in my head. In fact, as more and more evidence, news, and views emerge about the Trayvon Martin case - I find myself with more questions each day. Question 1. Is this a black … Continue reading Trayvon: Social Injustice or Racial Injustice?