Ann Arbor Awesome Foundation: $1000 grants awarded regularly for ‘awesome’ projects in Washtenaw County!!

Ann Arbor is now home to a branch of the Boston-based micro-philanthropic organization –The Awesome Foundation. Called A2Awesome, the group will be meeting… [more]

Ann Arbor Awesome Foundation:  $1000 grants awarded regularly for ‘awesome’ projects in Washtenaw County!! Ann Arbor Awesome Foundation:  $1000 grants awarded regularly for 'awesome' projects in Washtenaw County!!

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Professor Jon Onye Lockard

Jon Onye Lockard Symposium and Exhibit

Jon Onye Lockard:The Life and Journey of a Visual Griot Please join us as we honor the legacy of one of our founding faculty. Exhibit: Lockard, Master Muralist will feature photographic reproductions of his murals at the University of Michigan, Wayne State University, Washtenaw Community College, the Detroit Public Library, the Charles Wright Museum and Central State University (Ohio). These have not been seen together in one place before. Monday, October 12, 2015 The symposium will place … [Read More...]

Application Deadline: September 18, 2015


  The Apple HBCU Scholars Program is just one element of the $40 million partnership between Apple and Thurgood Marshall College Fund announced earlier this year. (Photo Courtesy of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund)WASHINGTON, Aug. 25, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) today launched the application process for the inaugural year of the Apple HBCU Scholars Program, the largest and most comprehensive scholarship effort in HBCU history. Thirty … [Read More...]

Michigan Judicial Tenure Commission 2014

Judicial Tenure Commission Changes its Allegations Against Judge Simpson…Again

In My Humble Opinion Guest Column by Leslie McGraw, Spokesperson for Friends and Family of The Honorable J. Cedric SimpsonAllegations against the Honorable Judge J. Cedric Simpson from the Michigan Judicial Tenure Commission (JTC) seem to be somewhat of a moving target. On November 14, media was alive with what was portrayed as an inappropriate relationship between the Judge and his former intern, Ms. Crystal Vargas, based on the original complaint filed. This was alleged after he came to the … [Read More...]

Ann Arbor Police Chief John Seto

Ann Arbor Police Chief Stepping Down

 From the City of Ann Arbor's website, "Earlier today, Chief of Police John Seto announced his intention to retire from the City of Ann Arbor Police Department in July. An exact retirement date has not been identified.Seto has worked for the Ann Arbor Police Department for 25 years. During that time, his assignments have included Patrol Officer, Detective, Patrol Sergeant, Detective Lieutenant, Patrol Shift Commander and Deputy Chief of Operations.  He was appointed Chief of Police by … [Read More...]

Mural by Jon Onye Lockard, African American Heritage Room, Manoogian Hall, Wayne State University, Detroit

Jon Onye Lockard, Master Artist & Professor Has Died

 Jon LockardLockard, Jon 1/25/1932 - 3/25/2015  Jon Onye Lockard age 83 of Ann Arbor passed away on March 25th surrounded by family and dear friends. He was born January 25, 1932, on Detroit's east side. The son of the late Cecil E. Lockard, from Marianna, Arkansas, and Lillian Jones, from Port Arthur, Mississippi. He graduated from Eastern High School in 1949, Wayne State University in 1953, and the University of Toronto in 1958. He was a professor emeritus from Washtenaw Community College … [Read More...]

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