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Live United and Protect HBCUs

As a third-generation HBCU graduate, I am deeply disturbed and angered to learn about the threats sent to Historically Black Colleges and Universities across the country this week — just as we began to celebrate Black History Month.  I am a proud alumna of Spelman College, and my grandmother never would have earned a Master’s… Read more »

Respect for Marriage

United Way for Southeastern Michigan is committed to promoting diversity, equity and inclusion, which serves as a core value in every aspect of our work. Same-sex couples deserve the right to marry, which ensures equal access to the social and economic benefits that come with legal marriage. Thank you, Congress, for passing the Respect for… Read more »

Opinion: Volunteering is a balm for what ails our spirits

Note: This op-ed originally ran in the Detroit Free Press. I learned the value of volunteering at an early age, even before understood how impactful it can be. My parents exemplified lives of service, and they encouraged me to get involved in our community — not just as something to do, but to give something… Read more »

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