Watch the Union Baptist Church 125 year anniversary service featuring Reverends Horace Sheffield III.
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.
…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.”
Canvas Rebel is excited to introduce you to the always interesting and insightful Horace Sheffield. We hope you’ll enjoy our conversation with Horace below.
Horace, thanks for taking the time to share your stories with us today We’d love to hear about the things you feel your parents did right and how those things have impacted your career and life.
My parents raised me with a sense of legacy and with the belief that knowledge and a formal education was the greatest equalizer; even if one was poor and African American…
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.
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.