RadioShack is Hiring!!!!
Posted by Staff on Monday, June 28, 2010 at 1:45:00 PM EST
RadioShack in Westland is hiring a store manager.
Responsibilities of the store manager include recruiting, hiring, training, performance management, store operations, store merchandising, inventory management, directing and maximizing sales, and customer care.
- minimum two years experience in retail managemet
- High school diploma or equivalent
- Must be 18 years of age or older
- Excellent interpersonal/communication skills
- Must be reliable and have high personal integrity
- Flexible work schedule and assignment location
No phone calls please. To apply click here.
Attend a City Council Meeting
Posted by Charles Pugh on Monday, June 28, 2010 at 12:00:00 PM EST
Attending a city council meeting is a great way to get involved in your local government! We encourage you to join us Tuesday, June 29, 2010 at 10 a.m. for our City Council Formal Session.
Who: Detroit City Council
What: City Council Formal Session
When: Tuesday, June 29, 2010 at 10 a.m.
Where: Coleman A. Young Municipal Center
2 Woodward, Ste.1340
Detroit, MI 48226
DHWP is Offerring Free HIV Testing
Posted by Kapri Banks on Friday, June 25, 2010 at 8:00:00 AM EST
In observance of National HIV Testing Day, the Detroit Department of Health & Wellness Promotion (DHWP) is offering free HIV Testing, condoms and health screenings today from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. The event will be held at the DHWP Picnic Grounds, located at 1151 Taylor on the corner of John C. Lodge Drive. Free food, haircuts, prizes, gifts will also be available. The event is free and open to the public.
National HIV Testing Day is June 27. For free or low cost HIV/AIDS testing location near you click here. Get Tested!
Pugh Thanks Obama for his Efforts to Ensure Equal Treatment
Posted by Staff on Wednesday, June 23, 2010 at 9:00:00 AM EST
City Council President Charles Pugh discusses his visit to the White House with the Detroit News:
Detroit City Council President Charles Pugh thanked President Barack Obama for his efforts to ensure equal treatment for all Americans.
"The president is an advocate, along with other crusaders, who just want equality," Pugh told The Detroit News at a White House celebration Tuesday night for LBGT Pride Month.
More than 180 people attended the event, which included Obama and Vice President Joe Biden.
"What an honor to receive an invitation from the White House to be here," said Pugh, a former broadcaster and the first openly gay candidate to win a major election in Detroit.
Pugh's message to the president was that Detroit was "forward thinking in electing me, allowing me to be who I am and to serve them with honor and dignity."
He noted that many religious groups in Detroit endorsed him, including the Council of Baptist Pastors. The endorsements "were great signals that we are moving forward on this issue."
"It never came up during the campaign in a meaningful way," he said.
Pugh said Detroiters want competence.
"It has not been an issue since I've been elected," Pugh said of his sexual orientation. "Detroiters want people who are going to serve, who are scandal free and who are going to serve with professionalism."
At the event, Obama vowed again to convince Congress to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act and to end the "don't ask, don't tell" sexual orientation policy for the military.
He also noted his administration's efforts to bar hospitals from denying gay and lesbian partners from hospital visitation rights.
Although final regulations haven't been issued, Health and Human Services Director Kathleen Sebelius sent letters Tuesday to hospitals asking them to allow visitation rights.
"As this work continues, I am going to be standing shoulder to shoulder with you, fighting by your side every step of the way," Obama said.
The full story appears online at The Detroit News.
Council President Charles Pugh Heads to the White House
Posted by Staff on Tuesday, June 22, 2010 at 8:00:00 AM EST
Today, City Council President Charles Pugh will attend a
reception at the White House, celebrating Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and
Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month.
Pugh received an invitation from President Barack Obama and
First Lady Michelle Obama requesting his presence at this year’s LGBT Pride
Month celebration reception.
Click here to watch Pugh discuss being invited to the White
This is the second year that President Obama has declared
June LGBT Pride Month.
The 4th Annual Detroit River Days Festival Kicks Off Today!!!!
Posted by Staff on Friday, June 18, 2010 at 10:00:00 AM EST
Make sure you head downtown this weekend for the 4th Annual Detroit River Days Festival that runs along the Detroit RiverWalk. The festival begins today and will conclude on the first day of summer, Monday, June 21 with the 52nd Annual Target Fireworks.
There is an admission fee of $3 to attend the event. However, enjoy free admission Friday 11 a.m - 5 p.m, Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. - 12 noon, and all day on Monday.
For more information, festival hours, entertainment and activities click here.
Graduation Ceremony for City Year
Posted by Kapri Banks on Thursday, June 17, 2010 at 3:00:00 PM EST
Tonight, City Year Detroit will hold a graduation ceremony to celebrate the accomplishments of a group of young leaders who have spent the last year making a difference in Detroit area schools and neighborhoods.
Detroit City Council President Charles Pugh is proud to give the keynote address at the graduation ceremony.
“I am so glad to be able to share in this special occasion,” said Pugh. “City Year is a very important organization in our city. I thank its graduating members for their extraordinary service! These young leaders are the best of Detroit and their commitment to helping others to succeed should be commended.”
The graduation ceremony will be held at the Compuware Headquarters and will begin at
Each City Year graduate will receive a scholarship of over $5,000.
For more information click here.
New Summer Fitness Classes in Detroit
Posted by Staff on Thursday, June 17, 2010 at 11:00:00 AM EST
New Summer Fitness Classes
Monday & Wednesday
At The Coleman A. Young Community
2751 Robert Bradley Dr., Detroit, 48207
Classes Start Monday, June 21, 2010
Just $40 for 20 Classes
Cardio, Kickboxing and Toning
Dates/Times: Monday and Wednesday from ; June
21 – August 30, 2010.
Cost: $40 for 20 classes!!! That’s only $2
ready to punch and kick your way fit? Classes
combine kickboxing, cardio and toning for a fun-filled total body work-out. Participants
will use body weight, free weights and stability equipment throughout the
session to add variety and interest to every workout. Designed for beginner to
advanced fitness levels.
What to bring?
need a mat, weights (beginners should keep the weights low, i.e. 3 – 5 lbs),
and water/sports drink. Be sure to bring your receipt to the first class you
attend for registration.
register NOW at the Coleman A. Young Community Center. For more information
contact the Coleman A. Young Community Center @ (313) 628-0995 (Mon – Fri; ). For
program questions contact LaReina with One Life Fitness @ 248-361-3791.
It’s Your Time, Get Fit In 2010!
June 17 is National Dump the Pump Day
Posted by Kapri Banks on Wednesday, June 16, 2010 at 5:00:00 PM EST
Are high gas prices putting a strain on your budget? Then, Dump the Pump and ride DDOT!
On June 17, 2010 people across the country will celebrate the 5th Annual National Dump the Pump Day.
National Dump the Pump Day encourages people to save money and help the environment by riding public transportation.
There will be a National Dump the Pump Day celebration at Compuware Plaza in downtown Detroit. Kickoff celebrations begin at 11 a.m and run until 2 p.m. There will be free popcorn, giveaways and information on how you can save money by riding public transportation.
National Dump the Pump Day is sponsored by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) and public transportation systems across the country.
City Council Community Meeting Tonight
Posted by Charles Pugh on Tuesday, June 15, 2010 at 12:00:00 PM EST
Please join us for our City Council Evening Community Meeting, tonight from 7-8:30 p.m.
My colleagues and I look forward to meeting you and hearing your concerns and ideas for improving Detroit.
The Community Meeting will be held at Focus Hope Conference Center on 1400 Oakman Blvd.
Who: Detroit City Council
What: City Council Evening Community Meeting
When: Tonight from 7-8:30 p.m.
Where: Focus Hope Conference Center
1400 Oakman Blvd.
Detroit, MI 48238
See you soon!