Former First Lady Michelle Obama Speaks at Signing Day

PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania — Former first lady Michelle Obama spoke on Wednesday to around 8,000 high school students attending the 2018 College Signing Day at Temple University in Philadelphia. Michelle Obama encouraged students to speak out if they find themselves struggling during what could undoubtedly be an anxious time. “No one gets through college on their…

Book Release: Step Out Of Your Comfort Zone by Pastor Jonathan Merritt

DETROIT, Michigan — Pastor Jonathan Andrew Merritt of Detroit’s Straight Gate International,embarks on his first literary venture spreading the faithfulness of Jesus Christ with the release of his new book entitled: Step Out Of Your Comfort Zone. Merritt explores the call to STEP OUT on faith, as he takes readers through trials and tribulations he’s…

Author of ‘Brown Girl Dreaming’ Jacqueline Woodson wins ALMA Award

STOCKHOLM, Sweden — Jacqueline Woodson has been awarded the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award for Children’s Literature (ALMA) in Stockholm, Sweden. She became the fourth American recipient in the 16 year history of the Astrid Lindgren Memorial award. This is awesome! This is HUGE! I'm awake now. And smiling! Thanks @AlmaAward https://t.co/61pmoKiHZi — Jacqueline Woodson (@JackieWoodson)…

Kent State Plans to Spend $1 Billion on 10-Year Makeover of Campus

KENT, Ohio — Kent State University board of trustees have approved a plan to spend more than $1 billion over the next 10 years on a campus makeover on Wednesday. The university’s transformation plan will lead to new construction, building renovations, a campus gateway and the creation of bike and walking trails. Trustees also approved…

Too Foreign For Here: The Life of a Black Sheep – Marcus Collins (TEDxUofM)

ANN ARBOR, Michigan — Detroit native, Marcus Collins, a greatly admired Lecturer of Marketing at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business discussed concepts of foreignness and how to navigate the herd at TedX UofM. He touches on his experiences as an educated black man in a white-dominated career and how he often felt “too…