Today I had the honor of sitting down with Denise Fair, Chief Public Health Officer for the City of Detroit-Detroit Health Department about the new neighborhood initiative to vaccinate 70% of Detroiters.
We discussed the importance of reaching that goal, how it will allow us to get our lives back and spend time with our loved ones. Fair took us to church as we discussed how our community can perish from a lack of knowledge (It’s in the word y’all, Hosea 4:6), and is glad to be able to share with our listeners that everyone needs to do their part, and Detroit is doing everything they can to make it easier and more convenient.
I also celebrated my “fully vaccinated day” (two weeks after my 2nd dose) with a dance!
As explained by Hiram E. Jackson, Publisher of the Michigan Chronicle, The S.W.A.G. Scholarship Awards (Students Wired for Achievement and Greatness) were “specifically created to ensure that more minority students in Detroit who demonstrate leadership in multiple areas, other than grades, have access to scholarships.”
I spoke with LaTrice McClendon, Senior Vice President and Director of Community Relations at TCF Bank about the scholarships and why it is so important to get your high school senior to apply.
But, Detroit and the Church has two years to get used to the idea.
Reverend Holley made the announcement last Sunday that he plans to retire New Year’s Day 2022, marking 50-years of pastoring in his words, “one of the greatest churches in America and beyond. (Source: The Michigan Chronicle)