Saint Augustine’s University (SAU) will host its second Father Joseph N. Green Speakers Series session with Civil Rights Veteran, Minister, Community Leader, Playwright, Author, and Media Personality, Reverend Horace L. Sheffield, III. The in-person event will be on April 19, 2023, at 11 a.m. in Saint Augustine’s Historic Chapel. Livestream viewing will also occur on the university’s Facebook and YouTube pages.
Executive director of Detroit Association of Black Organizations recognized for his work to build unity and capacity across the city of Detroit
DETROIT — Rev. Horace Sheffield III can quickly pinpoint the person who most influenced his life — his father, Horace Sheffield Jr.
Sheffield’s dad was the president of the Negro American Labor Council, and through his activism, he formed a close relationship with Martin Luther King Jr.
DETROIT (WXYZ) — We have seen people with mental health issues commit violent crimes in our community.
From the death of a Detroit Police Officer gunned down while on duty to this past Sunday with the death of three people allegedly shot by a 19-year-old.
The suspect, Dontae Smith, is now facing multiple charges including three counts of first-degree murder. He’s accused of shooting four people at random within a 2 ½ hour period Sunday morning.
A pastor was offered hundreds of thousands of dollars to lead a campaign against banning the sale of menthol cigarettes in the U.S., the Bureau of Investigative Journalism has learned.
The Rev. Horace Sheffield, a prominent Black civil rights campaigner in Detroit, was told the money was coming from RJ Reynolds, the tobacco giant behind America’s most popular brand of menthol cigarettes, Newport.
Check Out Horace Sheffield’s Story
Today we’d like to introduce you to Horace Sheffield.
Hi Horace, so excited to have you with us today. What can you tell us about your story?
I was born in a family that has engaged in social change for 2 generations before me and now four including my daughter. Being exposed to how the rank and file buttressed the labor and civil rights movements as a child help me understand how people can organize and change society. Consequently, I got involved in anti-Vietnam war activities, was elected to the Detroit Board of Education at the age of 21, and has continued, even as a pastor, to address the plight of the poor.
DETROIT – We’ve seen the inside of Detroit’s Real Time Crime Monitoring Facility before, but how does it all work to keep people safe?
Cigarettes kill. That’s not hyperbole nor a cheap attempt at being provocative. It’s a statement of fact.
Now, imagine that deadly product being fortified with menthol, an ingredient that accelerates addiction. An ingredient that masks the harshness of tobacco, thus making it easier to indulge. An ingredient that includes harmful chemicals that are more easily absorbed in the body.
Republican challenger for Michigan attorney general Matthew DePerno joins us to talk about his candidacy. He then joined our panel in the second segment to discuss the SCOTUS opinion leak on Roe and other election topics.
A new COVID-19 vaccine clinic in Detroit is giving people even more incentives to join the fight against COVID-19.
The clinic is being hosted by the Detroit Association of Black Organizations. It’s happening at Wayne County Community College District’s Downtown campus on Fort St., just east of Detroit’s Financial District.