Black History Month

William Jones Jr.

Black History Month: Continuing A Legacy Of Action And Perseverance

William Jones Jr. is celebrating his six-year anniversary as CEO of Focus: HOPE while trying to build on the legacy of the late co-founders, Father William Cunningham and Eleanor Josaitis.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/28/2015

(credit: Detroit Opera House/Facebook)

Special Concert Kicks Off Wright Museum’s Celebration Of African-American History

Grammy award-winner Patti Austin will kick off a seven-month celebration with a performance at the Detroit Opera House.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/28/2015

(Photo courtesy of Asia Newson)

Black History Month: Successful Detroit 6th Grader Has Unending Ambition

“First I’m gonna be a lawyer, then I’m gonna be mayor of Detroit, then I’m gonna be President of the United States.”

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/25/2015

Dr. Glenda Price

Black History Month: Championing The Education Of Young People

Dr. Glenda Price liked to study the cardinals, blue jays and woodpeckers as they fly about in her backyard, but retirement didn’t last too long — she became president of the DPS Foundation two and a half years ago.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/14/2015

Leslie G. Andrews

Black History Month: Giving Back To The Motor City

Leslie G. Andrews left the UNCF to take the position at Rock Ventures and is thrilled to play a part in Detroit’s comeback.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/13/2015

Jimmy Settles (credit: Stephanie Davis/WWJ)

Black History Month: “Work Smart, Work Hard” Is Jimmy Settles’ Motto

Settles started out with Ford Motor Company working in a foundry.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/04/2015

(credit: Paul Pytlowany/CBS 62)

Celebrating Black History Month, Farmington Hills Residents Hold MLK Day Event

In celebration of Black History Month, Farmington Hills residents recognize the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.


Commander Dale Brown  (credit: Detroit Threat Management)

Black History: Commander Dale Brown Using Non-Violence To Keep Detroit Safe

Commander Dale Brown, founder of Detroit Threat Management, talks about his security firm and his Black History inspiration.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/28/2014

LRenee visiting the CBS Radio studios in Southfield. (credit: Stephanie Davis/WWJ)

Black History: Detroit-Native Singer LRenee Living Her Dream

The Renaissance High School graduate is a background vocalist for recording artist KEM.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/27/2014

Dr. Nicole Fields (credit: Stephanie Davis)

Black History: Local Dentist Encourages Youth To Get Educated

Along with clean mouths and healthy bodies, Dr. Nicole Fields also tries to push her younger patients to be educated as well.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/25/2014