Daily Archive: May 3, 2013

    Reflections: Mama said

    Although I have had it for months, I am just now reading Cissy Houston’s much-talked-about book, “Remembering Whitney” with its touching subtitle, “My Story of Love, Loss, and the Night the Music Stopped.”Her story is fascinating and she made a point of being truthful about her own life and that of her beloved daughter, the late Whitney Houston…

    DPS elevates CFO to chief administrative officer

    Detroit Public Schools Emergency Manager Roy Roberts revealed during his retirement press conference that William Aldridge, a longstanding CPA who is currently the chief financial officer of the public school system, will be elevated to the position of chief administrative officer.That means more responsibility for Aldridge whose portfolio will…

    DTE Energy Named Best of the Best for diversity by Black EOE Journal

    DETROIT – DTE Energy was recognized by Black EOE Journal as a 2013 Best of the Best company for its work in promoting and valuing diversity in the workplace. Black EOE Journal polled hundreds of Fortune 1000 companies in a variety of industries including the energy sector, finance, higher education and healthcare. …

    Whitney’s mom talks Bobby Brown

    It is a commonly held belief that the drug-laced decline of the late Whitney Houston can be traced directly to her husband of nearly 15 years, “bad boy” singer Bobby Brown. Closer to the truth is that Houston and Brown were, in fact, “birds of a feather.” Brown was, of course, a factor in the greater scheme of things,…

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    Black Conspiracy Theories 101: Did Serena Say ‘A White Man Is The Only Real Choice For A Successful Black Female?’

    On December 6, 2004, an alleged interview appeared involving tennis mega-superstar Serena Williams (pictured) that mysteriously flooded e-mail inboxes everywhere. The question and answer printed dialogue depicted Williams as a self-hating individual who put Black men down by making explosive statements about them such as, “They [Black men] will be …