Originally posted on Why Things Are Like That:
Just a little poem about Michigan…
Michigan, the mitten, we’re smitten with you.
You’ve got Great Lakes and four seasons too.
Of your nature, your beauty, we’re quick to approve,
But for a decent economy, we might have to move.
They’re trying to fix you, to “help” us all out,
They say you’ll get better, but some of us doubt.
Of your minimum wage, they want it to raise,
They say a new trail, this quick fix would blaze.
From seven forty to ten dollars flat,
We’ll eliminate poverty lickety… splat.
We’ll consequently raise the cost of living too,
A two-for-one deal we didn’t think through.
Some will get raises and blazes will brew,
Because others will think they deserve raises too.
And then some will lose jobs and mobs will be mad,
But employers won’t afford the employees they had.
And maybe, just maybe in part two of the plan,
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Originally posted on CBS Detroit:
OAK PARK (WWJ) – Standing up and standing strong against bullying — that’s the message for a group of girls at one Ferndale Public School.
It’s Girls Stand Strong, an anti-bullying program for girls in 4th through 6th grade at Kennedy Elementary School.
“The girls will learn about how to stand up to bullies, how to avoid becoming a bully themselves, how to become a good friend and to make sure they’re finding good friends, and just different ways to help cope with different feelings that come along when you’re bullied,” says Lauren Kloss with Ferndale Youth Assistance, which is facilitating the program.
She says, “I teach them what I call back-pocket comments, where they learn one-liners of things to say when someone’s teasing them. For example, if they’re teasing them about their clothes, they can say something like, ‘Well I don’t dress for you, sorry’ — and just shrug…
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Originally posted on True Stories of a Midwest Yankee:
Dear woman behind me in line at the grocery store,
You don’t know me. You have no clue what my life has been like since October 1, 2013. You have no clue that my family has gone through the wringer. You have no clue that we have faced unbelievable hardship. You have no clue we have been humiliated, humbled, destitute.
You have no clue I have cried more days than not; that I fight against bitterness taking control of my heart. You have no clue that my husband’s pride was shattered. You have no clue my kids have had the worries of an adult on their shoulders. You have no clue their innocence was snatched from them for no good reason. You know none of this.
What you do know is I tried to buy my kids some food and that the EBT machine was down so I couldn’t buy…
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#Detroit #Event:The Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellers Presents “SOCIAL JUSTICE” Fri,March 21,2014 @CHWMAAH
Detroit- Friday, March 21, 2014, The Award Winning Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellers, presents “SOCIAL JUSTICE”, a curated, live storytelling event at The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, 315 E. Warren Ave. Detroit, MI 48201, 8:00-10:30 PM. Doors open @7:30 pm. Real People. True Stories. Told Live. Featuring Twisted Storytellers Commander Dale Brown, Pastor Bill Wylie-Kellermann, Shorty, Aldonna Smith and more…! with Twisted Musical Guests Francine Dent and Twisted Dance Guests Tyra Johnson & Ronald Moore of Marygrove College! Hosted by Moth Mainstage Storyteller & Host, Satori Shakoor. CASH BAR! To join mailing list please text “Stories” to 42828. For info, tickets and to watch videos of past performances, visit : www.secretstorytellers.com
Also, if you or any member of your organization would like to share a story at one of our upcoming events or if you would please recommend someone to share a story we would greatly appreciate the generosity.
If you would haven’t attended one of our events and would like to please contact me via email or phone313-744-6037. I would be happy to make arrangements.
Producer & Curator
Time: 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
4229 Cass Avenue
Detroit, MI 48201
There are so many families that are making too much income to qualify for DHS Child Day Care assistance, but just not enough to afford to pay for Child Day Care on their own. Please share.
These scholarships are designed for families whose income is above the range of state and federal assistance, but below a comfortable existence for necessities like childcare.
Please share with client’s as a resource for families that may not qualify for Child Day Care.
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I’m a proud mom of a wonderful daughter who joined my family through adoption. But that’s only part of my story. The truth is there were two before her. I was pregnant twice and sadly lost both babies as a result of miscarriages. Like many women, I will never forget these unborn babies or the experiences I had. They will be a part of me always. Since October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month, it’s the perfect time discuss how losing a baby affects a woman and how we can all be more understanding and supportive to these grieving moms.
There are truly no words to describe what it feels like to lose a child. It’s a devastating, heartbreaking experience that you never forget. I remember feeling sad, angry, frustrated, anxious, depressed and very alone. What made it most difficult is that friends and family often didn’t understand the depth of my pain. They failed to realize that although I never saw, met or held my babies that they were still very real to me. They were my children, and I will remember them always. Many women who miscarry feel the same way. So, how can you better support them during this difficult time? Here are some tips for helping a woman who is dealing with a pregnancy loss: Read the rest of this entry
Sisters Acquiring Financial Empowerment (SAFE) and Wayne County Community College District – Northwest Campus Presents SAFE’s 2013 Empowerment Weekend
“Strengthening survivors of domestic violence, their families and our community”
- Domestic Violence Awareness (secretangelps911.wordpress.com)