Pancakes & Politics News

October 12th, 2022

New Research Reveals that Black Workers Have Borne the Brunt of Metro Detroit’s Inequitable Labor Market and Uneven Economic Growth

In the years following the Great Recession, Metro Detroit showed promise of a strong economic rebound. But new research shows that the region’s recovery was racially uneven, and persistent racial inequities in housing, income, and other key measures of well-being have constrained the region’s economic growth. Advancing Workforce Equity in Metro Detroit: A Blueprint for … Continued

October 10th, 2022

The Rebirth: Black Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Trade Association, BEVI, Recharges Motor City   

BEVI Co-Founders Carla Walker-Miller of Walker-Miller Energy Services, left, Q Johnson, CEO of Plug-Zen, second from left, Natalie King, and ChargerHelp! CEO Kameale C Terry, far right.   It’s a new era for Motor City 2.0. In a city that pulled itself up by its bootstraps shortly after the turn of the 20th century, a … Continued

October 5th, 2022

Whitmer Signs Bipartisan Economic Development Bill to Strengthen Economy

Recently. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed SB 844, a bipartisan bill securing resources to help Michigan grow, attract, and retain businesses bringing billions in investment and creating thousands of jobs to Michigan. The bill makes a substantial deposit into the state’s bipartisan Strategic Outreach Attraction Reserve (SOAR) fund, established last December, and includes resources for site … Continued

October 5th, 2022

BHSH System Names New Chief People Officer

BHSH System recently welcome Tracie Morris as its new chief people officer. In this role, Morris will be integral in developing inspirational and innovative people strategies that will propel the organization forward to thrive in a vibrant and inclusive culture. She will champion the programs and initiatives that impact our people, such as learning, development, … Continued

September 28th, 2022

Sandy Baruah Continues to Take Helm as Detroit Regional Chamber Head

Sandy Baruah is a leader and visionary who the Detroit Regional Chamber will keep on as president and CEO for another five years after he recently signed his new contract with the country’s third-largest chamber of commerce, Crain’s Detroit Business reported. Baruah, 57, said in the publication that the Chamber of Commerce expressed interest early … Continued

September 26th, 2022

Detroit Land Bank Authority’s Side Lot Program Outsells Other U.S. Cities 

Photos courtesy of Getty Images   Since launching the Side Lot program in 2014, the Detroit Land Bank Authority (DLBA) has sold more than 21,000 vacant lots to Detroit homeowners, which is more than other cities across the country. The DLBA is invested in rehabbing vacant and blighted buildings, returning them to productive use. Residents … Continued

September 21st, 2022

Justice Prevails: Judge Bradley Cobb Appointed and Anointed

Recently, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced the appointment of Bradley L. Cobb to the Third Circuit Court of Wayne County. Bradley has served the citizens of Wayne County as an assistant prosecuting attorney for 25 years. During his quarter century of public service, he has held several positions in the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office. “You can … Continued