Ypsilanti mother Yodit Mesfin Johnson uses the word “synergy” to describe the partnership that developed with fellow parent Tamara Tucker-Ibarisha when they launched their Black Men Read (BMR) organization. The idea started simple enough in 2016 when a teacher at Johnson’s son’s school asked her to help find readers for his class, specifically black male
Courtney and Jeff Stinson, who are using experience and know-how in engineering and dietetics to help Ellie thrive while, hopefully, helping others along the way.
As tattoos become an increasingly mainstream art form, more and more parents are finding it an important topic to discuss with their teens in anticipation of the question: “Can I get one?”
An infusion of cash, enthusiasm and some cooperation among community entities launched a project to build a new skate park in the Ypsilanti area. In August, the Tony Hawk Foundation and Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation announced the award of a $250,000 Built to Play grant to build a park in the Ypsilanti area with