Pancakes & Politics News

February 21st, 2023

Michigan Chronicle’s Pancakes & Politics Returns for 2023 Season

The Michigan Chronicle’s Pancakes & Politics Speakers’ Forum is back with its stellar reputation as the region’s premier event for addressing hot-button issues impacting Detroiters and others living and working in Southeast Michigan, home to the majority of the state’s businesses, industries, and population. The first of four Speakers’ Forums for 2023 kicks off with … Continued

December 30th, 2022

WATCH NOW: Pancakes & Politics Overdrive Featuring Gary Torgow

Join us for a candid conversation with Gary Torgow, one of the most prominent and active CEO’s in Metro Detroit. Listen in as we pick his brain on everything from entrepreneurship and race relations to business development and the future of our political landscape. Also, get an update on Huntington Bank’s public commitment of 1 … Continued

October 26th, 2022

Regents Appoint Santa J. Ono as University of Michigan’s Next President

Santa J. Ono, Ph.D., is president-elect of the University of Michigan. He recently began a five-year term as the university’s 15th president in mid-October. Ono, 59, was most recently the 15th president and vice chancellor of the University of British Columbia, where he has served since 2016. He is an experienced vision researcher whose pioneering … Continued

October 26th, 2022

General Motors Celebrates the 2-year Anniversary of the Justice & Inclusion Fund and 195 years of the Black Press of America at the 2022 NNPA Annual Convention

In June 2020, General Motors (GM) announced their ambition to become the most inclusive company in the world. Simultaneously, GM launched the Inclusion Advisory Board (IAB) and also established a Justice and Inclusion Fund with an initial commitment of $10 million to organizations that promote inclusion and racial justice. To date, GM has committed $22 … Continued

October 19th, 2022

Coulter Appoints New Deputy County Executive and Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer

Oakland County Executive Dave Coulter has made two key appointments to his administration, naming Walt Herzig as the deputy county executive who will be the liaison with the Board of Commissioners, the county’s delegations in the state Legislature and Congress along with the state and federal government and Harry Weaver III as the new Oakland … Continued

October 16th, 2022

Beyond Fixing Potholes, Detroit Needs Infrastructure Planning for the EV Future 

Photo: Getty Images   The Motor City is leading the charge of the green energy transportation movement in future-minded innovations in electric vehicle infrastructure planning backed by billions of federal and state funding. For too long, Michiganders have come to accept crumbling roads and potholes as a fact of daily life. Last year, steps were … Continued