Christy talks with Oakland County Executive, Dave Coulter, about the frustration of changing dose numbers and scheduling.
Category: Community Posts
This section represents the voice of the neighborhood. Keeping us up to date on what's happening in the neighborhoods where One Detroit has worked. We can offer a platform for their stories to continue to be told authentically.
Robert D. Tompkins, Islandview Community Liaison/Content Producer
Robert D. Tompkins is a freelance digital strategist and technical trainer, who was born and raised in Detroit. Robert graduated from Marygrove College with a degree in business and also from Specs Howard School of Media Arts with a certificate in graphic design.
He has done work for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Mississippi-Booneville Unit, Metro Youth YMCA, Central Michigan University Upward Bound, Marygrove College, Wayne State University, Detroit Branch NAACP, AFSCME Local 1659 and the Wayne County Clerk’s Office. His articles have appeared in BLAC Detroit, Tower Times and other publications.
He has been involved in many community groups, including the Coalition to End Unconstitutional Tax Foreclosures, the Political Education Committee (Detroit Branch NAACP) and 5 Alive, as well as serving in leadership positions in professional organizations.
His love of the city prompted his interest in how the neighborhood of Islandview wasn’t waiting to be saved but rather went about saving itself. This true Spirit of Detroit attitude paved the way for Robert to be in a position to not only highlight what’s happening in and around Islandview but how its approach can be copied elsewhere.
Islandview is ripe with potential not just in its land but also in the talent and character of its residents. Robert aims to magnify the light beaming from Islandview so the rest of Detroit can see the power that lies within.
News From Around Detroit
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- Whitmer expresses concern over Senate GOP leader's meeting with self-described militiasby Detroit Free Press (GANNETT Syndication Service)
Whitmer said she wants to know if Shirkey met in 2020 with any of the groups involved in an alleged plot to kidnap her.
- Michigan reports 1,738 new COVID-19 cases, 41 deaths Tuesdayby Detroit Free Press (GANNETT Syndication Service)
Michigan now has a total of 540,115 confirmed cases and 13,865 deaths since March.
- Replay: Gretchen Whitmer update on COVID-19 response, state economyby Detroit Free Press (GANNETT Syndication Service)
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is expected to provide an update to Michigan's response to the COVID-19 pandemic at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Lansing.
- Some Michigan unemployment claimants can certify for pandemic benefits this weekby Detroit Free Press (GANNETT Syndication Service)
Claimants on PEUC or PUA benefits who had benefit weeks remaining as of Dec. 26 can certify. Those who have exhausted their weeks will have to wait.
- WATCH: Alejandro Mayorkas' full opening statement in Senate confirmation hearing
President-elect Joe Biden's nominee to lead the Department of Homeland Security addressed the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol at the start of his Senate confirmation hearing.
- The advice that freed Jia Tolentino from 'the worst traps in both life and writing'
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- U.S. soldier arrested in plot to blow up New York City 9/11 Memorial
Cole James Bridges of Stow, Ohio, was in custody on charges of attempted material support of a terrorist organization -- the Islamic State group.