Pancakes & Politics News

May 14th, 2019

Pancakes & Politics – Women In Power

On Thursday, May 16, 2019, tune in and watch one of the single-most respected forums on urban issues impacting Southeast Michigan. This month’s panelists include: Kristy Fercho, Executive VP & President of Mortgage, Flagstar Bank, Terri Kline, President & CEO, HAP, Portia Roberson, President & CEO of Focus Hope and Tammy Carnrike, Chief Operating Officer, … Continued

March 21st, 2019

Fixing the Damn Roads, Auto Insurance and Procurement Opportunities for African Americans Dominates the 2019 Pancakes and Politics First Forum

The Michigan Chronicle’s Pancakes and Politics kicked off its 2019 forum season with Governor Whitmer discussing her new vision for Michigan. The 14th annual event was hosted by Hiram Jackson, CEO of Real Times Media and publisher of the Michigan Chronicle with longtime presenting sponsor, Ric DeVore, Regional President of PNC Bank. The event was … Continued

April 13th, 2018

Education and Jobs the focus of Pancakes and Politics forum II

With news of the Detroit Public Schools Community District ranking last in the country in two key subjects according to a report by the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), all eyes were on education, jobs, and talent at forum two of the Pancakes and Politics speaking series at the Detroit Athletic Club. More than … Continued

May 18th, 2017

Arts and culture; Detroit’s biggest open secret

To anyone existing beyond the city limits, Detroit’s notorious headlines over the years might make it seem that the words ‘Detroit’ and ‘culture’ cannot co-exist within the confines of the same sentence. Because how can an overwhelmingly black, overwhelmingly poor city, a city that even today is trying to shake the reputation as one of … Continued

April 20th, 2017

Pancakes and Politics 2017: April 20, 2017

Today, the Michigan Chronicle hosted Pancakes and Politics 2017 at the Detroit Athletic Club to discuss strategies to boost Detroit’s recovery with the topic of “The Road to Rebuilding Detroit: The Foundation Community Provides Their Perspective.” Panel guests included David Egner, President & CEO of the Ralph C. Wilson Foundation, Mariam Noland, President of the … Continued