Oakland County leaders give voters bad directions on RTA

Oakland County leaders give voters bad directions on RTA

“Transit myths,” Deputy Oakland County Executive Gerald Poisson’s recent guest column in the Daily Tribune, excoriating Warren Evans’ regional transit millage proposal, raises some interesting questions – and should raise some eyebrows when we consider Southeast Michigan’s future. Poisson mocks the idea of spending money on transit, as his boss L. Brooks Patterson has in […]

Be your own Valentine

Be your own Valentine

If cupid doesn’t shoot the arrow of love your way and you find yourself without that special someone this Valentine’s Day, here’s your opportunity to be creative. Try something different. I want you to be your OWN Valentine! Shower yourself with love. Stop criticizing yourself. Praise yourself instead: “I am a work of art” Give yourself […]

Kresge Detroit Reinvestment Index shows national business leaders, young entrepreneurs, entrepreneurs of color bullish on Detroit

Kresge Detroit Reinvestment Index shows national business leaders, young entrepreneurs, entrepreneurs of color bullish on Detroit

 These insights, from Rip Rapson, CEO and president of the Kresge Foundation, accompanied the 2017 Detroit Reinvestment Index, a dataset that focuses on perceptions around Detroit’s economic recovery. Last year’s index was the second such annual survey commissioned and released by The Kresge Foundation. A third annual survey will be conducted and released in 2018. […]

Education Expulsion Law: Menace to Learning

Education Expulsion Law: Menace to Learning

Under pressure from school administrators, Michigan lawmakers have taken a step backwards with recent changes to the expulsion law. Suspensions and expulsions are no longer mandatory disciplinary options. And relaxing the zero tolerance for weapons possession plays Russian roulette with the lives of children. Under new rules approved by state lawmakers in 2016, school districts […]

Detroit Neighborhood residents are urged to prepare and plan for growth

Detroit Neighborhood residents are urged to prepare and plan for growth

There’s good news on the horizon for the many Detroit neighborhood residents who’ve largely felt left out of the tidal wave of investments responsible for the transformation of downtown and Midtown. Their time is coming, say financial institution executives interviewed by TheHUB. Although sizeable opportunities exist for explosive growth, residents and financial institutions alike must […]

Pay and parity is the female battle cry for decades

Pay and parity is the female battle cry for decades

When it comes to equal wages and equal respect for equal work, just about every professional woman has a story to tell. A recent series on Amazon Prime, “Good Girls Revolt,” recaps such misadventures. Mine involves a green bikini and a press conference for a major auto maker in Omaha. I’d flown into Omaha with […]

Can our neighborhoods benefit from downtown and Midtown investment? Maybe, say local leaders

Can our neighborhoods benefit from downtown and Midtown investment? Maybe, say local leaders

Fifty leaders – ranging from corporate to grass roots residents, foundations to community development professionals, academics to bankers – converged on Baker’s Keyboard Lounge on Thursday, July 27 to mull this question over, all the while feasting on Baker’s trademark “catfish nuggets” and peach cobbler. In a wide-ranging conversation co-moderated by Donna Murray Brown of […]

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