Women in Music: Celebrating Women’s History Month
Whether you’re a fan of rock, pop, hip-hop, jazz, country, or classical music, you’ll find inspiring stories, fascinating facts, and amazing performances that showcase the power and passion of women who have shaped the sound of our times.
One Detroit: 3/30/23 – Henry Ford College, Building Black Development, Violinist Regina Carter, One Detroit Weekend
Henry Ford College and Wayne State University create a new transfer pathway to help students earn a four-year degree. The state of Black real estate Development in Detroit. Violinist Regina Carters talks about receiving the 2023 NEA Jazz Masters Award. Plus, Dave Wagner shares what’s ahead on “One Detroit Weekend,” and Audra Kubat kicks off “Detroit Performs: Live from Marygrove” season 12.
One Detroit Weekend: March 31, 2023
One Detroit contributor Dave Wagner of 90.9 WRCJ shares what’s happening around metro Detroit during the March 31 weekend and into next week on “One Detroit Weekend.”
Detroit-born violinist Regina Carter receives 2023 NEA Jazz Master Award
Detroit-born violinist extraordinaire Regina Carter has racked up another prestigious musical honor: The National Endowment of the Arts Jazz Masters Fellowship Award.
Wayne State University, Henry Ford College create transfer pathway to earn four-year degree
Henry Ford College and Wayne State University have teamed up to help clear some of the existing hurdles higher education students face when seeking a four-year degree.
3/28/23: American Black Journal – Trailblazing African American women in ministry
For Women’s History Month, the “Black Church in Detroit” series highlights two trailblazing African American women in ministry: Oak Grove AME Church Pastor Cindy Rudolph and the late Martha Jean “The Queen” Steinberg, a Detroit radio icon and founder of the Home of Love Church.
How CTE Classes are preparing students for the future
Students at the Frederick V. Pankow Center in Clinton Township, Michigan are getting real job opportunities and advantages in their field through Career & Technical Education (CTE) classes.
Stacey ‘Hotwaxx’ Hale: Detroit’s godmother of electronic house music
In recognition of Women’s History Month, One Detroit contributor Cecellia Sharpe talks with a pioneering African American woman in music, Stacey “Hotwaxx” Hale, the Godmother of House music.
One Detroit Weekend: March 24, 2023
From a free planetarium show to a Ramadan festival and local live music, One Detroit contributor Peter Whorf of 90.9 WRCJ shares what’s happening around metro Detroit during the March 24 weekend on “One Detroit Weekend.”
3/23/23: One Detroit – ‘Nine Parts’ film, Citizen Science, Stacey ‘Hotwaxx’ Hale, One Detroit Weekend
One Detroit’s Chris Jordan goes behind the scenes of Heather Raffo’s new film “Nine Parts.” Great Lakes Now looks at a citizen science project that’s researching the Rouge River’s health. Plus, a conversation with DJ Stacey “Hotwaxx” Hale for Women’s History Month and the “One Detroit Weekend.”
Meet Robert D. Tompkins, our Islandview Community Liaison and 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 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.