Daily Archive: February 22, 2013

    FAAN celebrates Black History Month with Roland S. Martin

    Roland S. Martin, a nationally award-winning and multifaceted journalist, will be the keynote speaker when Ford-Employees African-Ancestry Network (FANN) hosts its 32nd Annual Black History Month celebration on Friday, Feb. 22, 2013. The event, “An Evening with Roland S. Martin,” will be held at the Adoba Hotel Dearborn (formerly the…

    investing for wealth makes sense

    There is a theory on Wall Street that goes something like this: If you follow the crowd and buy the hot investment of the day, chances are you’ll be scooping up shares when most others are about to sell. This natural tendency to buy when everyone is euphoric can have you buying at the wrong time and not buying when you should.Investors often jump…

    ’50 Shades of Grey’ movie due out next summer

    The adult romance novel 50 Shades of Grey is following a trend in Hollywood and will in fact be made into a film that could be in theaters as soon as the summer of 2014. Adam Fogelson, chairman of Universal Pictures has confirmed that production is moving quickly, but methodically.”I don’t believe that [EL James] had any interest in going to a…

    Local Community Leader Rallies Support for Tonya Battle

    The civil rights movement of the 60’s might be over half a century in our rear view, but how far have we really come? A nurse’s case against a medical center in Flint, MI again reminds us that the society in which we live is hardly color blind. Tonya Battle has filed a lawsuit against Hurley Hospital for being barred from…

    Music review: Grant Lyle brings some beauty to the blues

    The blues is about feeling. It’s about locale. A state of mind. But mostly, it’s about digging in, expressing pain, celebrating the sensual, mapping out life in a 12-bar structure. Grant Lyle might be playing the blues, but there’s a progressive spirit that elevates his latest album, “So There,” to much higher ground. While far from p…

    From car trunks to Oakland County skyscraper

    Some people just dream of success, while others wake up and make it happen. Count Eric Hardy as the latter.As president and CEO of w3r, Hardy oversees a progressive information technology consulting and staffing firm that provides infrastructure, integration and analytical services and support to a wide-spectrum of national businesses and…

    Young entrepreneur looks to quench our thirst

    Nailah Ellis (pronounced ni-E-luh) recalls as a youngster the reaction people had after tasting the homemade tea her father prepared during holidays or at family gatherings. Their animated glee was a dead giveaway that, indeed, the beverage was truly something special. It began with Ellis’ great-grandfather, who was a master c…