Honoring Robert Miller, WWII Vet

When sitting down with a WWII vet, you never know how, or if, conversations will unfold. Some veterans have a lifetime of stories to tell, others choose not to share any of the details of the war that wiped out over 400,000 American soldiers. During my time with Robert Miller, he was gracious enough to … Continue reading Honoring Robert Miller, WWII Vet

Honoring Joe Jeffries, WWII Vet

I had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Jeffries at this year's Memorial Day parade. As I walked past him, the words "World War II" on his hat caught my eye and I had to do a double take. Fighting back tears, I stopped to thank him for his service. He must have noticed the look of … Continue reading Honoring Joe Jeffries, WWII Vet

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Black History Month in Redford: Dr. Sarena Shivers (Superintendent of RU Schools)

Dr. Sarena Shivers Dr. Sarena Shivers came to Redford in 2015 to lead the Redford Union School District. She’s making history as the first black Superintendent of the district. Shivers has worked in education for over 20 years, including for Washtenaw Intermediate School District, Southfield Public Schools and districts in Indiana, Maryland and the Department … Continue reading Black History Month in Redford: Dr. Sarena Shivers (Superintendent of RU Schools)

Black History Month in Redford: Linda Jackson (The First Black Township Trustee)

Linda Jackson joined the Redford Township Board of Trustees last year after receiving more votes than any other candidate. Her election is historically significant because she is Redford’s first black Trustee. Jackson grew up in Detroit with a big family – she was one of five children. Her parents taught them “we could be whatever … Continue reading Black History Month in Redford: Linda Jackson (The First Black Township Trustee)

Black History Month in Redford: Charles Bradley (The First Black Police Officer)

When Charles Bradley moved from Southern California to Detroit when he was 12, the thought of becoming a police officer wasn't on his radar just yet (<----see what I did there?). In fact, it didn't even cross his mind in high school or when he started college at Wayne State University for teaching. But one … Continue reading Black History Month in Redford: Charles Bradley (The First Black Police Officer)