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Unfiltered truth: Menthol, Tobacco, and the Urgency for Policy Change

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Rev. Horace Sheffield III embraces the friction of movement

CEO of Detroit Association of Black Organizations turns his attention to activism in the next generation

Rev. Horace L. Sheffield III was born in Detroit during the Civil Rights and Labor Movement. The legacy of his father, Horace L. Sheffield Jr., who was the president of the Negro American Labor Council (NALC), helped shape and expose him to a great model of servant leadership and prophetic societal challenge. With this foundation, social activism has driven many of his efforts to help move change in the Black community.

Rev. Sheffield is the CEO of The Detroit Association of Black Organizations (DABO), where he leads and builds the Detroit community by developing the skills, abilities, and resources that organizations and communities need to be sustainable in this fast-changing world. The organization’s primary purpose is to impact and enrich lives across Detroit. Under Rev. Sheffield, DABO has had many successful initiatives, including COVID-19 testing and vaccinations, blood pressure management, hosting leadership training, HIV prevention, community development, and much more… Read More

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Three’s a crowd: Biden tries to avoid Hillary’s 2016 mistakes with assertive third-party strategy

A presidential election rematch in 2024 between Joe Biden and Donald Trump has helped pave the way for renewed interest in third-party candidates. The most dominant interloper is Robert F. Kennedy Jr., who is polling at a healthy 11.7% and is being taken seriously, particularly by the Democratic National Committee. This cycle has also seen No Labels threaten, and then fail, to field an alternative candidate, which nonetheless points to voters seeking an alternative to the status quo. This Washington Examiner series, Three’s a Crowd, will look at how and why third-party candidates could play a major spoiler come November. Part three will take a closer look at the Green Party’s Jill Stein, Hillary Clinton hatred, and the DNC’s lessons learned.

Eight years ago, Hillary Clinton, smarting from her surprise loss to then-reality star Donald Trump, started apportioning blame to 2016 Green Party nominee Jill Stein, contending she siphoned much-needed votes from her….Read More

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Great Stakes: Michigan’s black representation problem could become Biden’s in November

DETROIT, Michigan — Michigan‘s largest city is not represented by a black member of Congress for the first time in more than half a century, but the Democratic primary for Detroit‘s 13th Congressional District underscores a broader problem for the party and President Joe Biden.

Four years after black voters helped Biden win the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, prominent members of the community have expressed concerns that the powerful voting bloc is once again being taken for granted, particularly as the president tries to appeal to working-class voters in battleground states such as Michigan. However, Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency Director Adam Hollier, a young black and Native American man and former state senator, is hoping his campaign can simultaneously address those concerns and provide support for Biden…

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A Quarter of Smokers Quit Under Menthol Bans, Study Finds

As public health groups pressure the Biden administration to impose a ban on menthol cigarettes, research suggests similar moves in other countries have led to lower smoking rates…

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Dr Michael Eric Dyson on Katt Williams, Mike Epps’ Detroit Entertainment Complex & Much More…

Dr. Michael Eric Dyson talking about Katt Williams and Mike Epps’ new Motor City business venture

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Detroit political commentators preview 2024 election events

Political commentators Horace Sheffield and Brandon Brice preview 2024 election events

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Union Baptist Church 125 Church Anniversary Service 11/5/23

Watch the Union Baptist Church 125 year anniversary service featuring Reverends Horace Sheffield III.

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MIRS Monday October 16, 2023

Vice Chair Nicole Small of the Detroit Charter Commission and Horace Sheffield, a social activist and media personality, explain why the Detroit Mayor’s land value tax proposal has become a source of legislative division and mistrust.

Additionally, Kevon Martis, the co-founder of the “Our Home Our Voice” coalition, describes the  local opposition to state-controlled siting for large-scale wind and solar projects.

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Michigan nonprofits cite need for change in board diversity.

…Why is diversity and representation important to nonprofit executive boards?

“Diversity brings a wide range of experience and solutions to any organization,” the Rev. Horace Sheffield III says. “As a nonprofit, all of our problems are complex because we work so closely with the community. It expands our scope of service so we can meet people where they are at.”

Sheffield has been a community pillar in the Detroit area for over 40 years and serves as the executive director of The Detroit Association of Black Organizations (DABO). He has served as a board member of St. John Northeast Hospital, the Black Leadership Commission on Aide, and the National Cares Movement.

“Diversity is more than just racial,” Sheffield says, “There are things like generational, sexual identity, and even cultural differences that we have to be aware of. But it is important to have as many different people in the room as you can. Everyone has their own story.”

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