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The Detroit Police Department is facing backlash after an officer plowed through a group of protesters. The incident occurred on Sunday, June 28, 2020, near Patton Park in Detroit, according to the Detroit Free Press. After beginning in the afternoon, the protest against racial injustice was initially peaceful until the sun set and an officer…

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Kwame Kilpatrick has been granted an early release. The former Detroit mayor was scheduled to be released from prison decades from now after being convicted in 2013, according to the Ebony Foundation. Kilpatrick, the son of prominent politician Carolyn Kilpatrick, became a key figure in Detroit politics in the mid-1990s, after being elected to the…

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How would you like to be walking through your own home in the middle of the night and suddenly come face-to-face with a man who broke into your home? The Detroit-born Eminem, 47, was reportedly sound asleep when a male home invader slipped past his security team and got into the rap legend’s living room…

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Eminem ensured hospital workers in Detroit were well-fed this week. The “Real Slim Shady” hitmaker has been thanked by Henry Ford Health System Hospital in his home city after donating pots of “Mom’s Spaghetti” for staff working hard amid the coronavirus pandemic on Tuesday, April 21, 2020. A post on the medical facility’s Instagram account read:…

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A 5-year-old girl became the first child to die of COVID-19 in Michigan. On Sunday, April 19, 2020, Skylar Herbert died from a rare complication of the novel disease, according to FOX 2 Detroit.  Herbert, a resident of Detroit, was diagnosed with COVID-19 at Beaumont Hospital-Royal Oak after experiencing a headache for several days. After…

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A 25-year-old college student died after he was denied a COVID-19 test. Several days ago, Bassey Offiong, a student at Western Michigan University, began experiencing shortness of breath, fatigue and a fever, according to The Detroit News.  Offiong attempted to be tested for COVID-19, but he was denied by several hospitals in the Kalamazoo, Michigan,…

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Ferdinand Delavega is a vice president and Community Reinvestment Act compliance manager at Comerica Bank. The metro Detroit resident has a bachelor’s degree in management information systems from Oakland University and a master’s degree in management from Walsh College. With more than 20 years in the financial industry, Delavega’s current role involves gathering data, evaluating…

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Gale Hill is president of AJH Inc. and owner of four McDonald’s franchises in Columbus, Ohio. She is the consummate entrepreneur, having used her extensive experience in driving results through marketing strategies to build her businesses. She oversees all facets of running her businesses and has led her franchises through survival, turnaround and growth modes.…

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