So Candidate Trump went to a Black church last week

He donned a prayer shawl that was given to him by the Detroit pastor of the church he visited, Great Faith Ministries, and said he was there to learn. And he spoke (here’s his full speech). Of course, he spoke. Trump has struggled to gain traction in the African American community, and I’m not sure …

See what Shamayim Harris is doing in Detroit

This Highland Park resident has some ideas for her crumbling neighborhood, and she’s making changes in the memory of her 2-year old son, Jakobi, who was killed by a hit-and-run driver in the neighborhood. Read more about Shu Harris’ eco-village here.

Have you read “The Warmth of Other Suns?”

That wonderful book (full name: “The Warm of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration) by Isabel Wilkerson charted the movement of Southern African Americans to economic opportunities in the north, in Detroit, in Chicago, and yes, in Hartford (particularly to the Frog Hollow section, the subject of a book-I’m-finishing). This says that gun …

What do Oprah, Muslims, homosexuals and Catholics have in common?

None are beloved by TheCall, a prayer rally that starts Friday night in Detroit — and Muslims seem to be their special target. Look, there’s a difference between sharing the Word, and stuffing it down the throat of someone who has their theology in place already. And when you go around demonizing someone’s religion from the …