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Marcos Purty began his new role at General Motors as executive director of global manufacturing strategy and planning in Jan. 2020. Previously, he served as executive director for GM’s Lansing Delta Township (LDT) assembly plant, which employs over 2,500 workers who produce the Buick and Chevrolet crossovers. Purty holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering…

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Rapper DaBaby has a reputation for laying hands on folks who cross him — and if he doesn’t knuckle up himself, his crew has been videotaped in the past putting paws on people for various perceived infractions. This time, the North Carolina-bred rapper delivered the blow himself. DaBaby, born in Cleveland as Jonathan Lyndale Kirk,…

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Has there ever been a professional athlete who has been more admired, attained more cultural cachet and procured more respect after he retired than Earvin “Magic” Johnson? With his place in Los Angeles Lakers and NBA lore as firmly entrenched as the bronze statue that sits outside the Staples Center in downtown L.A., the man…

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